Farmers

The War for the Colorado

Apr 30, 1997 By Helen Thorpe

Battles over the river’s precious waters are pulling in everyone from pecan growers in Central Texas to shrimpers in Matagorda Bay, not to mention thirsty cities like San Antonio and Corpus Christi. Who will be left high and dry?

Water Grab

Jan 1, 1996 By Paul Burka

Why farmers and big-city folk are at war over water. Plus: Jane Nelson for comptroller?

Come Dancing

Mar 1, 1995 By John Morthland

When country hunk Billy Ray Cyrus his megahit “Achy Breaky Heart” in 1992, country dancing—or at least a modern version of it—returned to vogue. Cyrus’ novelty song was released with a video that showed a line dance specifically created for the song, and—in a flashback to the Urban Cowboy craze of…