The toys your children play with might make them one of the 19,000 dead or 40,000 crippled by playthings this year.
GOOD REPORTING SOMETIMES INVOLVES RISKS. Most people see the world outside their immediate vision through the eyes of the media, and much of the world contains people and situations that are unpleasant, distasteful, and downright dangerous. Wars fit in this category. So do murders. Becoming intimately involved in either can…
The path to haute culture in Texas is regularly trodden by opera buffs in four cities. Although no La Scalia or Bayreuth, the opera companies of Texas are offering some unique and innovative productions.
Our well meaning volunteer other meets up with some hard-nosed realists in the public schools.
SENIOR EDITOR GRIFFIN SMITH JR.’s comprehensive study of the great law firms of Houston (page 53) ranks among the most important writing ever printed by this or any other Texas publication. It goes to the heart of a group of institutions whose influence upon our state is incalculable, and whose…
Jaded film buff? Try spending next Saturday night at the movies. The Spanish language movies.
October is the month to pack up your troubles in your old kit bag and head to the sea.
How to keep your options, stock that is, open during Phase IV.
Austin does it again, an exciting new pas de deux for balletomanes: ballet and beer.
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.
There are ten, count 'em, ten, places to eat in the Galleria. Some are good, others. . .
Institutions give the little guy the squeeze.
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 Smith,…
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 has…
Fantasy finds it hard to compete with reality.
What to do with your quarters.
Don't look now Dow-Jones, but white collar crime is becoming a major growth industry.
Beans are. . .well, beans.
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…
Turn off the T.V. and read a spell. These books are fun.
Ryan O'Neal, Adolph Hitler and Tom Sawyer have a lot in common. Trust us, you'll see.
Another Texan stuns the New York art and theater world.
How to invest when the market gets wild.
At last, two superb Chinese restaraunts in Texas.
The latest scoop on Dallas ice cream.
Try one of these extended weekend trips. You'll know you've left home.
Where to find the best food, crafts, and arts in the Alamo City.
Condominiums are springing up all over Texas. It's a good concept, but you need to know what you're doing.
How you gonna keep 'em away from your refrigerator after you've made your own?
It's not easy these days to find a good wine selection at reasonable prices, but it can be done.
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…
Old films and old themes come uneasily back to life.
A single-minded Houston director puts on new plays.
Getting the most from the Met for less.
A conversation about closed-end funds with a man who should know.
Is there any good Italian Food in Dallas?
Over the Sierras to Topolobampo and back by the headiest of Mexican railroads.
How to choose your veterinarian-and your pet's.
WE TEXANS TALK A LOT about how big we are, and how we are getting bigger. This is all right, since it is true. We are the only state with more than one of the ten largest cities in the country. In fact, we have three—Houston, Dallas and San Antonio.
Marlon takes it off and movies will never be the same.
Look out, offshore operators, they're headed your way!
Dylan Thomas and Ingmar Bergman top some films of varying quality.
Two owner-chefs singlehandedly put out some of the best food around.
Bikes have changed. Here's how.
Where you can read the story behind the stories.
THEY DID IT TO ME again. Yesterday I bought my number one customer 500 shares of Continental Airlines at 231/4. The Dow-Jones was crossing 1,000, the airlines were strong and it looked like a good trade. Today the New York Stock Exchange delayed the opening of Continental Airlines due to…
ONCE UPON A TIME VACATIONS were like Christmas. Vacation was the once-a-year, eagerly awaited catharsis, the big pay-off for 50 weeks of bringing in the bread. Trouble was that after two weeks on the road with the family, two dogs and grape jelly smeared on the windows, you returned home…
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT HAD BRAGGED about his monument, “The Theater Center will mark the spot where Dallas once stood.” I had lived in Dallas for well over a month when I began to doubt the Center’s existence. Surely as I turned some new corner on my way to the donut…
THE HILLTOP HERB FARM WAS begun in 1957 as a retirement project for Madalene and Jim Hill. They intended to grow gladiolas for market and herbs for fun. Before long, friends urged them to explain the use of their herbs and spices in cooking. What began as demonstrations for friends…
IF OUR READERS HAVE EVER finished the daily paper or the six o’clock news and felt there was more than what they were told, then they know why we started Texas Monthly. We designed it as an intelligent, entertaining and useful publication for Texans whose culture, sophistication and interests are…