Roar of the Crowd

Roar of the Crowd |
April 30, 2012

Roar of the Crowd

“I commend Paul Burka for bravely identifying who is ultimately responsible for the sorry state of Texas public school financing: the Texas electorate.”

Roar of the Crowd |
March 31, 2012

Roar of the Crowd

Smoke Signals The fantastic and engrossing “Of Meat and Men” left me flashing back to childhood weekends spent at my dad’s place in Waco: Hugh’s Pit BBQ [February 2012]. We’d go with him to Buffalo to get special wood and then kick the sawdust on the floor

Roar of the Crowd |
February 1, 2012

Roar of the Crowd

Breakfast Options While “Up and Eat ’Em” included many excellent places, any list that doesn’t mention Norma’s Cafe and the Mecca, in Dallas; the Elite, in Waco; or Ol’ South Pancakes, in Cowtown, is seriously flawed [December 2011]. 
Bill Robinette
Dallas You missed the best: Kerbey Lane,

Roar of the Crowd |
January 1, 2012

Roar of the Crowd

End Run It took a not-surprising fifteen pages (and two paid ads by the Aggies) for Paul Burka to explain how greed trumps tradition [“Farmers Flight!” November 2011]. For a rural teasipper who graduated in 1958 and grew up worshipping Bobby Layne, this situation is almost beyond my comprehension.

Roar of the Crowd |
December 1, 2011

Roar of the Crowd

Powder Puff Piece Despite the uninspired cover plug, I picked up the most recent issue so that I could hopefully learn more about Miranda Lambert’s music, songwriting, and relationship with Texas [“The Girl Who Played With Firearms,” October 2011]. Unfortunately, Skip Hollandsworth’s story disappointed. Several times during the first

Roar of the Crowd |
October 31, 2011

Roar of the Crowd

Game On I’m pretty disappointed that you overlooked Texas State University in your “20 Reasons to Love College Football” [September 2011]. It’s a huge school, with nearly 35,000 students. It is moving up to the WAC in 2012, upgrading stadium seats to 30,000, and has snatched up former TCU,

Roar of the Crowd |
September 30, 2011

Roar of the Crowd

Our Heroes Have Always Been Cowgirls What fun to find my great-great-aunt Ben in my favorite magazine [“Cowgirl Up,” August 2011]. That string of names listed for her was also a laugh. My grandmother Harbison always said her aunt had changed her name, as she did not like

Roar of the Crowd |
August 31, 2011

Roar of the Crowd

Dem’d If You Do . . . It is great that the Democrats don’t have anybody on the Worst list [“The Best and Worst Legislators 2011,” July 2011]. Or is this really just a case of the liberal media bias covering up for them as usual?
Milton PartainSplendora Legislators like

Roar of the Crowd |
July 31, 2011

Roar of the Crowd

Great Escape Your colorful, creative, high-profile cover story is especially valued now, when state parks, like all other aspects of state government, will soon face the reality of operating with fewer resources [“Into the Wild,” June 2011]. However, we do have one concern that amounts to a minor quibble

Roar of the Crowd |
June 30, 2011

Roar of the Crowd

Spoiled Sports I have yet to open my May issue because every time I see that cover, it shocks me. America’s Team?! How can you call any team that has never won a championship “America’s Team”? Please keep in mind that the firing of Wade Phillips was a bigger news

Roar of the Crowd |
May 31, 2011

Roar of the Crowd

Dishing You folks must be a passel of damn Yankees. First, in Texas we don’t “make” our grub; we “fix” it [“Home Plates,” April 2011]. As in, “I believe I’ll fix some breakfast.” Second, that Dutch oven y’all show on page 112 appears to be a plain ol’ cast-iron

Roar of the Crowd |
April 30, 2011

Roar of the Crowd

Site Seeing While reading my March copy, with the “175 Years of Texas” headline and the beautiful, enticing scratch-and-sniff, it was only appropriate that I swell with pride, as I so often do with our family copy of the journal. Hell, the word “terquasquicentennial” at the top of the cover

Roar of the Crowd |
March 31, 2011

Roar of the Crowd

Power of Attorneys Concerning your February cover story [“Power Company,” 2011], in which you discuss Texans for Lawsuit Reform, I have three comments: First, Dick Weekley is the primary founder and moving force of TLR. I am proud to have been at Dick’s side at the beginning and throughout TLR’s

Roar of the Crowd |
March 1, 2011

Roar of the Crowd

Bum Rush True to his Arkansas hillbilly roots, Jerry Jones has become little more than a buffoon, sporting bad toupees for the national television cameras that are recording his weird mannerisms and spasmodic antics during his team’s games. And now you crown him and his roster of overpaid underachievers Bum

Roar of the Crowd |
February 1, 2011

Roar of the Crowd

Full of Beans You failed to list a restaurant that is not in any way fancy but has the best Tex-Mex food: El Mercado on North Burnet Road in Austin is the place I mean [“Let’s Have Mex-Tex,” December 2010]. The tortilla chips are tasty, the service is

Roar of the Crowd |
January 1, 2011

Roar of the Crowd

Table Talk I am not a Texan. Nor a Republican. Nor even a Baptist. And when I saw the cover on immigration, I thought, “Uh-oh, here we go.” Then I saw “The Immigration Dinner Party” and read the profiles of the guests [November 2010]. I figured at least

Roar of the Crowd |
December 1, 2010

Roar of the Crowd

Innocence Found It’s been nearly ten years since I became aware of Anthony Graves [“Innocence Lost,” October 2010]. It seemed as obvious then as it does now that he is another victim of Texas justice. It is incomprehensible that he was ever considered a viable suspect, much less one

Roar of the Crowd |
October 31, 2010

Roar of the Crowd

Quarterback Sneaks While Bryan Curtis’s piece on Texas quarterbacks sure got me in the mood for some pom-poms and pigskin, missing among the photos was former Stephenville High and University of Houston gunslinger Kevin Kolb [“Arms Race,” September 2010]. The Philadelphia Eagles QB certainly merits a nod over

Roar of the Crowd |
September 30, 2010

Roar of the Crowd

Marfa Blights I take offense at your recent portrayal of the people of Marfa [“Breaking Away,” August 2010]. You state, “Marfa doesn’t seem to wake up till noon.” Yes, there are some imports—city folk, so-called artists—in town who may sleep till noon, but this is originally ranch country,

Roar of the Crowd |
August 31, 2010

Roar of the Crowd

Dove Tales As a fifth-generation Californian—a state that long ago lost its self-worth to historical revisionism—I applaud your insightful observations on Larry McMurtry and Lonesome Dove [“True West,” July 2010]. Luckily the rich history and traditions of Texas have withstood the politically correct demythologizing process that has destructively

The Stand Up Desk |
July 31, 1976

Roar of the Crowd

Bringing Them All Back HomeAs one with more than a casual interest in the refugee program in Southeast Texas, I read “The Newest Americans” by Gene Lyons [TM, June 1976] with a great deal of anticipation. Mr. Lyons seems to have a particular empathy with the