Cowboys fens exult “# Supe￡8owI XXVI-11 in Atlanta. Above right: Owner Jerry Jones and Coach Jimmy Johnson mug with their second Lombardi trophy. Right: Jerry Jones and Barry Swir:er sign the new coach’s contract in March.
1994 BEGAN WITH A STORY-book ending-the Cow-beys capping an up-and-own season with an in-crédible second straight Super Bowl win. But there was trouble in paradise. Behind the euphoria, Jerry Jones and Jimmy Johnson-two world-class control-types-were butting heads. Jerry The Main Man growled, Jimmy The Mane Man prowled, and suddenly it was over. J immy sailed off into the Florida sunset while Jerry said the Sooner the Better. Barry Switzerwas in. And-surprise!-the Cowboys kept on winning.
Opposite:The first family poses for wedding photos in the library of the DeGolyer House. This page: The president enjoys time on the links with Prestonwood Country Club golf pro Cotton Dunn. Above: With their favorite son in the stands, the Arkansas Razorhacks defeated Michigan in the Final Four at Reunion Arena.
POLLS WERE SHOWING THE BLOOM WAS OFF THE ROSE FOR THE YOUNG president, lint his visit to Dallas tor his half-brother Roger’s wedding s All got our attention. Mother Nature provided a liitle drama, but in the end, the rain stopped long enough lor Roger and the president’Aiew sister-in-law to say “I do” amid the splendor of one of America’s most beautiful gardens-The Dallas Arboretum. Soeiety columnists had a held day, the president played some golf, and anxious Arboretum officials delivered yet another happy ending.
Perfect Setting, Perfect
Pitcher Kenny Rogers is mobbed by teammates and coaches. Above: Young fan Faith Todd wears the nation’s frustrations on her shirt.Opposite: Piano virtuoso Van Cliburn performs the national anthem on opening day of The Ballpark in Arlington.
STRIKE!-A WORI1 OF POW-erful associations. For the fans who witnessed one of baseball’s miracles-Texas Ranger Kenny Rogers’ perfect game (no hits, no walks, no errors) against the California Angels- “strike” was music and fanfare. But, alas, “strike” also brought misery as America’s ballplayers stayed in the dugout to fight the baseball industry. Nonetheless, a Hew era in Dallas baseball was christened with the opening of The Ballpark in Arlington, a citadel of baseball romance that will survive the temporary business squabbling to remind all who come of the glory of America’s beloved pastime.
Disaster in Lancaster
CHILDREN REMEMBER THE SOUND of a speeding train without whistles. The tornado that ripped through Lancaster and parts south of Dallas was merciless, unpredictable, and precise. Its fury left a miserable aftermath-striking Lancaster, a town of 22,110, with a special vengeance. The heart of the town was ripped out, its commercial center gutted. Lancaster citizens were numbed, but not for long Help came from all Corners of the state, and soon the city was rebuilding. Lancaster became, in 1994, a symbol of renewal, an inspiring example of the indomitable human spirit.
THE EYES OF ALL NATIONS WERE on Dallas for two glorious its summer as the world’s largest sport specta-the” World Cup soccer game*-played out in America. Dallashosted die [nt&mationai Broadcast Center, a global vil’ lage to more than 3,500?ircema.tion-,il journalists, while sixo￡tne52 games played in die Cotton Bowl, The AmeriFest, sent special message as hundreds joined Kinds to dance .the Spanish dance af^eSce.; of celebration on Main Street.
The srtrdana travels from the streets of Spain to Main Street Dallas. Above: Jim^ Graham, Lamar Hunt, find former mayor Annette Strauss welcome international journalists. Below: Soccer fans rally at the steps of the Cotton Bowl. Left: Norma and Lamar Hunt it h international soccet ehthusiast Prince Albert of Monaco.
Starry, Starry Night
IT WAS, AFTER ALL, ONLY THE OPENING OF a restaurant. And, yet, let’s be hones “they” were coming to open it…Arno (True Lies) Schwarzenegger, Bruce (D Hard) Wills, and a galaxy of other star We were starstruck, adoring, and patien lining the roads to Planet Hollhywood wi good-natured awe and just a touch of chil like enthusiasm for fantasy. Okay, so the city problems are still with us, but for one nigh we laughed and pretended and dreamed. Were entitled, and we were not disappointe
Election Night 94
A CROSS THE NATION, THE GRAND OLD PARTY had a grand .old time on Election Night ’94, and two Da lasites were big winners. To no _ one’s surprise, Kay Bailey Hutchison easily clinched he first full tenu as U.S. senator in her race against another Dallasite, Richard Fisher. All yes, however, were on the governor’s contest. Dallas’ mast popular baseball team owner used i football strategy-“three yards and a cloud of dust”-to defeat predictably witty and memorably gacious Ann Richards. Now the former president’ son is soon to be CEO of the nation’s second largest state. Question: Will the new governor be throwing out the first ball when the Texas Rangers open their ’95 season?
THE FACE OF DALLAS CHANGED IN ’94, sometimes dramatically. In a small patch of land once an unsightly parking lot in the center of downtown, Pegasus Plaza was born, an urban metaphor of renewal enlivened by mythology. Nearby, a 121-foot mural, the product of two high-flying artists, began to grace the side of the Renaissance Tower parking garage, fascinating passers-by as much for its scale as for the art itself .And who could miss the steers m Pioneer Plaza- certainly not the thousands of conventioneers who snapped pictures of each other next to (and sometimes astride) the giant reminders of Dallas’ past (well, maybe).”But most memorable was the implosive demolition of the Cotton Exchange building. .Valiant efforts couldn’t save this_piecei￡Dallas_hiSr “fory7emciently erased in a matter of seconds.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
We loved lier, but she, understandably did not love us. She rever returned to our dity after the day this photo was taken. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was defined by the events of November 22, L963,r>edarkéSF moment in our oint history. Her brief, panicked ride to Parkland Hospital cannot be erased from our memory. We ire truly sorry for the pa 0 she endured, for we endured it, too. She becme one of us that day, and we followed her life with pride as she became a symbol of élan, grace, at d charm, qualities so coveted in Pallas. Jackie we will never forget you.
From the time he came to Dallas in 1978 to study the organ and harpsichord at Southern Methodist University1, Paul Reido filled our lives with music. As founder and artistic director of the Dallas Bach Society, as curator of the Lay Family Concert Organ at the Morton H- Meyerson Symphony Center and resident organist of the Dallas Symphony, and as organist-choirmaster of St. Thomas Aquinas Church and St. Matthew’s Cathedral, he deepened our love for and understanding of his gift.
He was the epitome of grace and dignity, he with his trademark cane. Tom Hughes, producer and managing director of Dallas Summer Musicals, was the leading man of that organization for more than 30 years, bringing the song, dance, and excitement of national touring productions to our stage. As manager of both the Music Hall in Fair Park and the Majestic Theatre, he breathed life into the two arts auditoriums. It will be difficult to see a gentlemen with a cane and not remember the dapper Tom Hughes.
Dr. A. Kenneth Pye
When he became the ninth president Eut Southern Methodist University in the tall of 1987.thesLhoolhadahlack eve from the NCAA death penalty : imposed for booster payments to play-| ers. Fou his role in restoring the integrity and credibility of SMU athletics by instituting tough reforms, he was called a “savior,” a “white knight” -labels he always shrugged off . For his other accomplishments, including achieving financial stability for the univesity and increasing campus diversity, he was given perhaps the one lable he would be willing to accept: a “leader.”
Tom McCartin would want to be remembered as a newspaperman, which he was for more than 30 years with some of the most prestigious newpapers in the country, including the Dallas Times Herald, where he was publisher and chief operating officer from 1981-1983. He would also want to be remembered as an Irishman who devoted time to raising money for needy children in Ireland and as a good Roman Catholic who raised funds to restore priceless artworks inside the Vatican. He did all three with characteristic gusto.