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Montrose Voice, No. 82, May 21, 1982 - File 018. 1982-05-21. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. November 28, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/6055/show/6043.

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Title Montrose Voice, No. 82, May 21, 1982
Contributor
  • McClurg, Henry
Publisher Community Publishing Company
Date May 21, 1982
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 22329406
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 018
Transcript May 21,1982/Montrose Voice 17 Doing America Wide open and vast: That's west Texas By Bob Damron An old saying goes, "The sun is riz, the sun is set, and we ain't out of Texas yet." This iB especially true of west Texas, which stretches from the panhandle in the north, to the storied Rio Grande in the south. To hear Texans tell it, this is one of America's last frontiers and "bigger than life." Besides Amarillo, El Paso, Lubbock and Odessa, many tourists visit Big Bend and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks. El Paso is the largest and most interesting city in west Texas. It used to be one of the "rip-roaringest" towns in the Old West ... and had it's share of Cowboys, gamblers, gunfighters, prostitutes, Catholic padres, Spanish conquistadors and marauding Apaches. The first Euro- poeans arrived in 1581, and for several centuries it remainded under Spanish or Mexican rule. Today, the "Sun City" has a population of 450,000, of which more than half are Mexican-Americans. Just across the river is Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's fourth largest city with a population of 800,000. The "O.P." at 219 S. Ochoa is the super gay disco with a multiracial, unisex, younger crowd. Diamond Lil's is a fun Salsa disco at 308 S. Florence. The San Antonio Mining Co. at Ochoa and San Antonio is the best cruise bar with harmonious 50/50 split of macho Mex-Tex honchos. Le Milord features a Spanish language drag show, while Pigalle and others offer Chicano drags and hustlers. U.S. citizens can go to Juarez without a visa, but I strongly suggest if you want to chance the gay bars and baths there, take along a well-built, knowledgable, Spanish-speaking amigo. I stay at the Holiday Inn-Downtown, but since Ardovino'sclosed, haven'tfound __4H K>.- .... *»***£ Highway. The Lbbso Saloon is supposed to open soon at 2425 W. Murphy. I stayed at the Holiday Inn, and did enjoy a nice steak at The Bam Door. This plain(s) town has a population of 90,000 (obviously loyal) residents. Except for neighboring Midland, Odessa is really right in the middle of nowhere. The windy plains and wide-open spaces of west Texas may stir the cowboy or cowgirl in you. Personally, after a week or two with me, they bring out the urgent need to split to Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston, San Antonio ... or any other big cosmopolitan city. At least there, when "The Eyes of Texas are upon you," they know what they want, and so do you. El Paso skyline (left) and "The Frontier Family" statue in Lubbock. a decent restaurant. Gillespie's is a disaster, and Bella Napoli, Billy Crew's, Cabal- lero or Hein's aren't much better. You may want to view the Aerial Tramway, Fort Bliss, Old Spanish missions, Sunland Park Race Track, UTEP, or the Bull Ring in Juarez. A major annual event is the Sun Festival and Sun Bowl game in December. Amarillo is a typical prairie town with a population of 150,000. It looks better at night when all you see is their one 25-story skyscraper, brilliantly illuminated like a great white phallus. Maggie's at 1005 N. Fillmore is the most popular gay disco, while Take Five at 323 W. 10th is a fun bar with cruisy days. I like the Hilton Inn, and for good dining try the Country Bam or Hugo's. If you get the late night munchies, hit the Union 76 Truck Stop Restaurant at 1-40 and Eastern ... which can be cruiaier than Elwood Park. South of Amarillo is Palo Duro Canyon State Park, where the outdoor musical Texas is performed each summer. Nearby is Cal Farley's Boy's Ranch, "a home for boys of unfortunate circumstances." Sometimes I think I have known them all! Flat, squeaky-clean Lubbock, 175,000 population, is the home of Texas Tech. You'd think with 23,000 students, the bars would be hot ... but they're not. The Hilltop Club at 810 N. University is popular with women, and the owner plans a new men's cruise bar called the Texas Man Stop at 508 Amarillo Road. The other current disco is run by a non-gay foreigner, who knows less about operating a West Texas disco than I would a West German whore house. I stayed at the Hilton, which resembles a central American Hyatt. If you stick to steaks. The Depot ia adequate, but you're better off with hambergers or chili at Gardski'a. If the word plains, as in Great Plains, stems from plain, as in ordinary, Odessa muat have been the model! The one mini- oasis in this drab, dusty, wasteland is the Capri, a good gay disco at 8401 Andrews CARGO HOUSE A Few Clothe a Few Antique^ Lots of Accessories And Chandelier^ OTHER STUFF, TOOI 1802 Park St 529-0334
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