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The Stand Up Desk|
September 30, 1973

Behind the Lines

ALL OF US ARE GOING to have to stop Arthur Temple if he decides to move the headquarters of Time, Inc., to Diboll. We don’t care if Diboll is a nicer place to work than Manhattan, Arthur, you should have thought of that before you went ahead with the deal.The

News & Politics|
August 31, 1973

Briar Patch

CARRASCO REVISITED(IN AUGUST,TEXAS MONTHLY PUBLISHED an account of drug trafficking between Mexico and San Antonio. Much of that article concerned the activities of Fred Carrasco, at that time at large. Since then, he has been apprehended. Our correspondents sent us this account of his capture.)Around midnight July 22 a portly,

The Stand Up Desk|
August 31, 1973

Behind the Lines

RARELY DOES A WRITER PARTICIPATE as a major actor in the events he reports, although from time to time writers of more ego than effectiveness posture as characters injected into the dramas they cover, much as coloring is injected into an apple to make it red. Last spring Griffin

Style & Design|
July 31, 1973

Touts

The Real ThingWhile billows of smoke encircle the Holmes Road dump, the City of Houston atones somewhat for its ecological sins by its production of Hou-Actinite, a remarkable 100 per cent organic fertilizer which is recycled at the Northside Waste Water Control Facility from city waste water and raw sewage.

News & Politics|
July 31, 1973

Briar Patch

THE SPACEMAN’S LAST GASPCRAIG RASPBERRY IS NINE YEARS OLD and strikingly reminiscent of Mr. Peabody’s pet boy Sherman on the old Bullwinkle show, down to an air of scientific detachment which seems to be a trait he shares with his fellow citizens of Aurora, Texas, of whom there are not

The Stand Up Desk|
July 31, 1973

Behind the Lines

MANY OF THE ARTICLES IN this issue are, in one way or another, about crime. It seems we have opened Pandora’s box. Returning from lunch one day we found that the offices next to ours had been burglarized. The next afternoon we got a call from Al Reinert, who

News & Politics|
June 30, 1973

Briar Patch

TUBAL LIBATIONSFORMALS WORN BRALESS. SMILES GOING the full count. ‘Hair done’ and flown in for the occasion. Rosalind Russell doing an inspired Bert Parks. What more could a mother of four or a young career girl or a grandma want? All of us females were glued to the TV to

Art|
June 30, 1973

Touts

Fiddle-FaddleFiddler’s festival? A hillside field and a lake would be the perfect setting. But now they’ve covered it over with a shopping center and a parking lot.Seminary South isn’t country heaven, but it’s all right for a shopping center—it has lots of grass and flowers and trees and fountains. And

The Stand Up Desk|
June 30, 1973

Behind the Lines

TWO MONTHS AGO IN OUR story “Sex and Politics” we took an affectionate, if irreverent, look at a side of our political traditions that is as old as politics itself, but which has rarely been discussed in public. This month we wrap up the latest session of the Texas Legislature

Politics & Policy|
June 30, 1973

Inside The Lobby

These veterans of endless smoke-filled rooms and committee sessions do more to shape state government than most elected officials. They're not all bad, but they're not all good, either.

Texas History|
May 31, 1973

Touts

Cute Toot-TootAmtrak notwithstanding, countless unfulfilled railroad buffs still reside in Texas.For these unsatiated appetites, a genuine “little railroad that could” still makes daily runs in East Texas. The Moscow, Camden & San Augustine Railroad was begun in 1927 as passenger service between the sawmill town of Camden and the railroad

The Stand Up Desk|
May 31, 1973

Behind The Lines

THIS ISSUE TELLS OUR READERS how to enjoy Texas in the summer. That we could so easily be urging Texans to enjoy summer is a testimony to how summers have changed. It wasn’t so long ago that a Texas summer was as inhospitable to normal human existence as a 40-inch

Politics & Policy|
May 31, 1973

Briar Patch

THE SIN OF AUSTININ AUSTIN RECENTLY, DURING A public hearing on skinnydipping in Lake Travis, local resident Louis Steinbach testified to attentive city councilmen: “God has the power to destroy this city for its sin…and officials had better realize it.” We do not want to appear soft on sin, but

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