Schrenkeisens’ is so elegant you’ll think you’re in the big city, but the fish is so fresh you know you’re on the coast. Ninfa’s runs thirteen Mexican restaurants across Texas, and amazingly, they can all cook.
A chant-happy Buddhist sect puts on a dazzling pageant in praise of the Texas cowboy. Pastor Barry Bailey lives up to his reputation as a bulwark of Fort Worth Methodism.
Two men from Dallas.
Evangelist James Robison is using the pulpit, prime time television, and Cullen Davis to try to save the world.
How you can—and why you should—go camping in the middle of the week.
Today’s high-tech camping gear has stolen a march on your old kit bag.
Camping gets you back to the basics: blisters, chiggers, and, yes, deep satisfaction.
Someone endured weeks of hard work, loneliness, and seasickness to land that lovely pink delicacy on your plate.
Bed and breakfast.
Cutting up in the Big Thicket Association; uranium mines get the shaft; the Light at the end of the tunnel; how to make Yankees pay for our oil.
Zookeeper, take care; burglar, beware; physician, declare.
Meet Texas’ staunches liberal crusader, biggest trade show, slickest drug peddlers, and canniest mall builders.
In a city known for its tough ethnic politics, Henry Cisneros is out to prove that a Mexican Emerican can be elected mayor of San Antonio.
When a youn woman found out she was slowly going deaf, she had to struggle not only with the handicap but also with her refusal to admit the loss.
In Eyewitness things are never what the seem; Roman Polanskifailed to take a novel approach to Tess; a heroine of Cattle Annie and Little Britches keeps the movie from fading into the sunset; the producers of The Dogs of War should have let sleeping dogs lie; American Pop is kitsch
In her darkest, final hours, a young mother turns to a new kind of medical care for help.
Le Select gives Houston fine French cooking in simple surrounds and at unbeatable prices; Hedary’s, a Lebanese outpost in Fort Worth, offers adventurous Cowtowners some exotic alternatives to beef.
Is your family safer with a gun in the house?
While other U.S. museums sought Rembrandts and Cészannes, Fort Worth’s maverick Amon Carter Museum collected an astound assortment of paintings and photographs of the American West.
For a man and his daughter out for a pleasant day’s fishing, the first sign of danger was a man’s hat floating silently down the stream.
And hello to high prices, high interest rates, high rents, and a new low for the American dream.
Onstage, all happy lounge acts are alike; offstage, all unhappy lounge acts are unhappy in their own ways.
What to eat, how to shop, and where to boogie in the most enchanting corner of Texas.
State highway patrolmen hate the 55 mph speed limit almost as much as other Texas motorists do, and for better reasons.
Burn, baby, burn
On a soap opera sound stage in Brooklyn the state of Texas lives and loves.
Sex in the classifieds; looking out for farmer’s welfare; everybody wants to be land commissioner; what ever happened to the tax revolt?
Lamar University’s hotshot basketball team makes lost of hoops, little hoopla.
Aggies are more than the corps, fashion is more than couture, teaching is mostly a chore.
Uncle Same wants Texas prison reform; Ma Bell wants your news dollar; Governor Bill wants Mexican workers; killer mosquitoes want you.
Monsters aren’t nearly as scary as the night they go bump in.
The late Lester Young is a past president of jazz, and his music still holds sway. Albums by other musicians get votes of confidence, too.
A tale of fourteen cities.
In San Antonio, everything that glitters is in the Golden Palace, where the food is as gaudy as the décor. Austin’s OMei China gives you a zap on the mouth.
Violence within the family tends not to be taken too seriously by the courts. But eventually that violence will burst loose to threaten us all.
The San Antonio symphony is beleaguered. Conductor Lawrence Smith is well mannered. They’re both mediocre.
Made In Japan
Southwest Fiction might make you think that the region is mostly metropolis and no mesquite. The Guadalupe Mountains of Texas hits a lot of high spots.
Lock your doors. The police have given up trying to catch burglars.
When machine-printed polyester or rayon won’t do, consider the work of Texas’ top textile artists.
Zoos are fine for people, but they make animals go crackers.
All I want is loving you and music, music, music.
A young Austin playwright is making a name for himself by writing plays about famous people.
Roughhouse on the Red River; the inside skinny on who’s In and Out; the Census Bureau giveth and the Census Bureau taketh away; circulatory ailments for Dallas newspapers; the last warpath.
The rich and famous, the high and mighty, the beginning and the end.
Cultural triumph in San Antonio; mayoral high jinks in Matamoros; electoral tableau in Austin; political protest in Dallas.