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Theater|
May 31, 1980

Once More With Fonda

When NBC televised The Oldest Living Graduate, it broadcast the flaws of live TV drama. Theatre Three’s Second Stage Festival deserved a larger viewing audience.

State Secrets|
May 31, 1980

State Secrets

A controversial nuclear plant moves to Texas; Clements costs us $11 million; making census out of Houston; the Senate moves toward the center.

Roar of the Crowd|
May 31, 1980

Roar of the Crowd

Light at the end of the tunnel, frost on the top of the mountain, brass knucks in the lunchbox.

Reporter|
May 31, 1980

Texas Monthly Reporter

Exploding the myth of the long-haul trucker; half a million Texas students get snookered; beating the IRS - maybe; praise the Lord and pass the ballot.

Music|
May 31, 1980

Wax Works

The beat goes on in Texas music - from Christopher Cross’s pop ‘n’ roll to the ever-rich rhythm and blues of the Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Dining Out|
May 31, 1980

Stir-fried and Refried

You can find the spice of your life at Uncle Tai’s in Houston; you don’t have a choice at Joe T. Garcia’s in Fort Worth - except good, reliable Tex-Mex.

Country Notes|
May 31, 1980

Whose Woods Are These?

As more and more city dwellers tread on the landscape, farmers and ranchers are less inclined to forgive those who trespass against them.

Classical Music|
May 31, 1980

The Little Symphony That Could

The Texas Little Symphony’s April concert was no whistle-stop - it was Carnegie Hall. Two chamber groups, Voices of Change and Syzygy, take the Twentieth Century Limited.

Church|
May 31, 1980

Two Roads to Calvary

On Palm Sunday Episcopalians at St. David’s in Austin rekindled their faith in the life and teachings of Jesus. At nearby Greater Mt. Zion on Easter, Baptists relived the miracles of His resurrection.

Theater|
April 30, 1980

Striking the Set

The Alley mourns the passing of Nina Vance; outlanders rustle a Texas-trained playwright; in Houston, Stages spends a Night on Bare Mountain and Hank Williams appears at the Tower.

State Secrets|
April 30, 1980

State Secrets

Plaguing the Panhandle; rebuking the Washington Post; slaughtering the Beeferendum; lusting after the Speakership.

Critters|
April 30, 1980

A Dog’s Life

Fighting over a black neighborhood in Austin; corralling the irascible Bull of the Brazos; fussing and feuding with the DAR; monkeying around with the San Antonio Zoo.

Film|
April 30, 1980

Southern Discomfort

John Huston makes the sinners and saviors of Flannery O’Connor’s fiction eerily real in Wise Blood; Little Miss Marker falls short; Nijinsky falls flat.

Classical Music|
April 30, 1980

Chief of Staff

A Dallas composer is reviving medieval music in a modern context, while two new classical groups attempt a chamber music renaissance.

Church|
April 30, 1980

Foreign Service

In France you can commune with the angels at Chartres or mingle with the home folks at the American Church in Paris.

Health|
April 1, 1980

Little Boy Lost

Being autistic nearly ruined Michael Shipley’s life, but his parents sent him to a state mental hospital. Then Michael’s life was ruined for good.

State Secrets|
April 1, 1980

State Secrets

Nebraska scoundrels are absconding with West Texas water; adding grist to the Murdoch rumor mill; the old Dallas City Council was never like this.

Reporter|
April 1, 1980

Texas Monthly Reporter

Rice University is up in arms; God is indicted for murder; Blackboard Jungle becomes a political thicket; the golden arm of Nolan Ryan.

Jazz|
April 1, 1980

Jazz Salad

Some old greats forged ahead in 1979, but young musicians kept up.

Health|
April 1, 1980

The Finish Line

As a doctor, Tony Seidenberg has become accustomed to death. Only this time it is different: he is the one who is dying.

Film|
April 1, 1980

Lode Star

Coal Miner’s Daughter hits true and false notes; Cruising goes sadly astray.

Dining Out|
April 1, 1980

All Show and No Souffle

While the Pyramid Room in Dallas relies on pomp, two of its rivals in French dining are putting foot before pretension.

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