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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.

Church|
April 1, 1980

Cross Examinations

Adventurous Methodists try the case against the Church; pallid Seventh-day Adventists try the worshiper’s patience.

Theater|
March 1, 1980

Theater in a Suitcase

On its Houston stop, the Acting Company unpacked performances for Texas theaters to live up to. Austin’s Center Stage is in the know but lacks the how.

State Secrets|
March 1, 1980

State Secrets

Texas witches need regulation; the Killer Bees sting again; a cloud hangs over the Contemporary Arts Museum; the feds insist that minority rules.

Reporter|
March 1, 1980

Texas Monthly Reporter

Del Monte gets steamed up over spinach; an entrepreneur’s scheme goes up in flames; Marlin takes the geothermal plunge; football is hot stuff in Mexico.

Film|
March 1, 1980

Brains, Beauty, and Braun

The Marriage of Maria Braun marks a second honeymoon for the New German Cinema; it’s hard to see your way through The Fog; this American Gigolo is overpriced and underwhelming.

Business|
March 1, 1980

Hustlers and Fortune Hunters Beware!

When the cable TV salesman comes calling, you should fully expect your city council to sell you down the river. Not that they mean to do it. It’s simply that history shows most city councils don’t know the first thing about cable. People who can barely figure out the briefs

Cityview|
March 1, 1980

The Egg War

Getting a memorial for Austin’s Viet Nam War dead began as a noble venture but ended in a trivial skirmish.

Church|
March 1, 1980

Amens and Imams

Pentecostal revivalists bask in the Spirit of the Holy Ghost; Muslims find solace in the will of Allah.

Being Texan|
February 1, 1980

The Joy of Kissing

The art of romantic osculation barely survived the jaded seventies. Now it’s time to rediscover the private delights and civic benefits of real kissing.

Travel & Outdoors|
February 1, 1980

Flipping Out

When big-time gymnastics came to Fort Worth, half the contestants were steely-eyed little girls with the bodies of children and the wills of fanatics.

State Secrets|
February 1, 1980

State Secrets

Marlin sidetracks the Missouri-Pacific; school boards wrangle over the handicapped; two Texas Sports magazines slug it out.

Reporter|
February 1, 1980

Texas Monthly Reporter

Old what’s-his-name is the most powerful man in Texas; Simone Beck takes her culinary magic show on the road; duck hunters and conservationists battle over a marsh.

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