Alex Hecht

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  • 18 years ago | Longform

    When Tim Weissman first encountered Magic: The Gathering at a gaming convention in 1993, he had no idea that the game would one day become his livelihood. "I saw all these people with stacks and stacks of decks," he remembers. "I said, 'Gosh, I do...

  • 18 years ago | Longform

    In the crowded back room of Empire Comics on Shepherd, a fierce battle is being waged for Dominia, a fantasy land in which strategy and magic rule, and hipness is the exception. Seated across from each other at long tables are today's socially dis...

  • 22 years ago | Longform

    Doug Sanders is angry. Well, actually, Doug Sanders is furious. The legendary professional golfer, a man who has been part of Houston's celebrity scene for decades, a well-known schmoozer with anyone who might be considered part of the high and mi...

  • 22 years ago | Longform

    Thirty minutes after the Houston Rockets have disposed of the Golden State Warriors 134-102, basketball is a subject far from Vernon Maxwell's thoughts. The Houston Rockets' streaky and volatile off-guard is instead making a beeline for the crampe...

  • 22 years ago

    Early in February, 200 irate parents gathered at a meeting of the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District's school board to complain about what was being done with sports in their schools. This being Texas, one might have expected the exerci...

  • 22 years ago

    As if the breakup of the Southwest Conference, and being cut out of the prestige and possible big bucks of the Big Eight, weren't bad enough for the University of Houston's athletic department, the school's professors recently decided to add a lit...

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