The Texan Newspaper (Bellaire and Houston, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 42, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 18, 1989 Page: 1 of 16
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Celebrates 35 Years -
From 1954 to 1989!
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
Serving The Southwest Houston Area Since 1954
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By Ann Allender
Both of his parents were artists. But he was a child of the *50s,
a time when kids were steered away from the arts and directed
toward science, math and busi-
ness regardless of their natural
It was an era that placed
emphasis on space, medicine
and making it “big” in busi-
“I didn’t pursue art in high
school, but I made up for lost
time in college,” says Jimmy
Margulies, southwest Houston
resident and popular editorial
cartoonist for the Houston Post
with works syndicated in 25
newspapers in Texas, the U.S.
His cartoons have also
been reprinted in Time,
Newsweek, U.S. News and
World Report, Business Week, Forbes, the New York Times,
Washington Post and Chicago Tribune.
Now through the Nov. 7 general election, a collection of
Margulies’ best political cartoons are on display at the Pavilion
Shopping Center, located in the Galleria area, at 1800 Post Oak
Blvd., second level atrium, from 10 a.m.to 9 p.m.
“As a kid, I looked up to the person who made people laugh.
I always liked seeing the comedians on television and my dad told
jokes,” he recalls.
You’d expect a satirical cartoonist to have been the class
clown and playing jokes on friends. Not so of Margulies. He says
that he’s not that outgoing, but really likes expressing himself
through his art.
“When I was in the tenth grade, I had a history teacher who
was a little wacko," laughs Margulies. "I did a caricature of him
and someone made copies of it and passed it all over the school,
that’s how I got started on making fun of authoritative Figures.”
By the time he reached college he realized he had to look to
_____the future and to his career. “I
liked cartoons,” he says, sim-
ply. “In one art class I had the
option of working in any me-
dium and decided to try my
hand at cartoons and I was
pleased with my work. I de-
cided this would be a good way
to make a living.”
Added to his natural artistic
talent was an interest in politics
and a love of satire. He began
with cartoons on topics like the
and the beginning of the Water-
gate scandal. These appeared in
the school newspaper at Came-
gie-Mellon University in Pitts-
burgh, Pa., where Margulies
holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design.
After gradution he found that the field he had chosen was
extremely competitive. He began his career at a chain of subur-
ban dailies in Washington D.C.
Then in 1983, the Houston Post decided they needed a
political cartoonist and Margulies accepted the position.
Since then he’s had a field day with Houston politics.
Margulies believes that the wacky world of politics should never
be taken too seriously. Mayors Kathy Whitmire, Fred Hofheinz
and Louie Welch in particular have provided a wealth of humor
for the expert caricaturist over the past Five years.
Continued on Page 13
Distinguished educator Dr. Gloria Shatto, President of Martha
Berry College, Mt. Berry, Georgi a will be in Houston to attend Rice
University's homecoming. Oct. 26. Several friends will welcome
her home with a function at Rice University Faculty Club.
It's true that Gloria Shatto's history reads like a well-planned
journey: from associate professor of economics at the University of
Houston to associate dean and professor of economics at Georgia
Tech's College of Management to George R. Brown Professor at
Trinity University in San Antonio to president of Berry College in
1980... But it wasn't.
Earlier Shatto moved with herhusband, Bob. to Panama, and she
tried to get a job teaching at the U.N. Consulate there. But she was
then short a few credentials.
Co.,.- _ ftg.
THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE
New Bellaire homes showcased
The Bellaire Fall Festival of Homes, a two-weekend event
showcasing nine new homes, valued between $279,000 and
$400,000, will be held Oct. 21-22 and 28-29, from 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. Free parking and transportation will be available to
each of the homes from the Houston Lighting and Power
Energy Information Center, 6700 West Loop South. Exit 610
West Loop at Bellaire Boulevard. Admission is free.
Westheimer Art Festival
The Fall Westheimer Colony Art Festival will be held
Saturday, Oct. 21-22,10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at a new location, 3317
Montrose at Lovett Blvd., Hawthorne and Roseland. Over 330
artists from across the country will exhibit arts and crafts such
as wood works, western art, water colors, sculpture, pottery,
photography, oils, acrylics, jewelry, drawings, fibers and
glass objects. Also food and live musical entertainment are
featured. $1 donation per adult is requested.
YMCA holds Fall Festival 89
Kids and their families will be in for apre-Halloween treat
at the Southwest YMCA Fall Festival '89 on Friday, Oct. 20,
7 p.m. to 9 p.m., 4210 Bellaire Blvd. There will be a haunted
house, hay rides, dunking booth, face painting, space walk,
games, prizes and plenty of food. 664-9622.
It’s Fall Fiesta time
at St. Anne’s Church
St. Anne's Annual Fall Fiesta will be held Sunday, Oct.
22. This family-oriented event includes bingo, kiddieland,
garage sale, books, food, live music and raffle drawings for
cash prizes totaling $10,000. Admission is free. All proceeds
benefit St. Anne's School. Call 228-8500 or 665-2949 for
Tyrannosaurus rex and 12 of his life-like robotic friends
will invade the Houston Museum of Natural Science on Oct.
19 in the third triumphant return of Dinamation! The exhibit
will run through Feb. 28. Call 639-4600 for show times and
afloat this weekend
The Eighth Annual Waterfront Festival is set for Oct. 20
- 21, at the historical Allen’s Landing at Main and Commerce
streets. Activities begin Friday at 4 p.m. with the Main Stret
Bridge "Graffiti Paint-Out," followed by the Cajun - Zydeco
VIP Party featuring seafood and Cajun cuisine. Saturday's
events will be free and include a yacht and boat parade,
“Splash For Trash" cleanup, "Adopt-A-Barrel” paint project,
Port of Houston Fireboat demonstrations, a gar fishing contest
and the Buffalo Bayou Photography Show.
Fright Nights begin
AstroWorld’s Fourth Annual Fright Nights will begin this
weekend. Dates are Oct. 20,21,27,28 and 31, from 7 p.m. to
1 a.m. Dr. Blood’s Theatre of Mystery, Freaky Follies, and
Dungeon of Doom are just a few of the many attractions.
Tickets are $16.95. On Oct. 28-29, younger kids can attend
Halloween Village, with special activities such as face paint-
ing, costume parade and trick or treating. For more info, call
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The Texan Newspaper (Bellaire and Houston, Tex.), Vol. 37, No. 42, Ed. 1 Wednesday, October 18, 1989, newspaper, October 18, 1989; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth641983/m1/1/: accessed December 17, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Bellaire Friends Library & Historical Society.