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1994 Stories by Brian Wallstin

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  • BOSS Hall

    published December 22, 1994

    The atmosphere was almost strangely celebratory when Bob Lanier joined Ben Hall on December 2 to reveal that Hall would be leaving his job as city... More >>

  • Nightmare on Pech Road

    published December 8, 1994

    Jack Yetiv was, at one time, that rarest of creatures: a Spring Branch landlord in good standing. While the area's rundown, low-income apartment... More >>

  • Out of the Soup

    published November 24, 1994

    Each week the Houston City Council considers thousands of dollars in settlement payments to plaintiffs who have sued the city over a variety of... More >>

  • Hung Out

    published November 3, 1994

    After five and a half years as an employee in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Kenneth Williams knows that in prison each minute of... More >>

  • Funny Business

    published November 3, 1994

    Collection agencies are generally not that hard to find. Most of the time, in fact, they're hard to get away from, given that their purpose in... More >>

  • Little Big Crony

    published October 20, 1994

    It's an unusually warm day for what passes for autumn in Houston, and Billy Burge is playing hurt. The chairman of the Metropolitan Transit... More >>

  • Anatomy of an Intervention

    published July 7, 1994

    For years, Mamie Sue Bastian Elementary was perceived in Houston education circles as a hellhole -- a grim, neglected school in a low-income... More >>

  • Aftermath of an Arrest

    published June 2, 1994

    "The worst part," Wanda Miller is saying, "was the way they pulled him up off the floor by his hair. I could see there was blood all over... More >>

  • The Policy That Won't Die

    published April 21, 1994

    Although the deaths last week of three innocent bystanders following a broken kidnapping arrest and subsequent car chase have finally turned the... More >>

  • Following the Money

    published April 7, 1994

    John Bockris may have been foolish to allow a con man into his laboratory to investigate a modern form of alchemy, but he wasn't the only one to... More >>

  • Aggie Alchemy

    published April 7, 1994

    Texas A&M Code of Honor "Ye who makes thy own gold, makes thy own rules." New Golden Rule On a mid-October morning in 1992,... More >>

  • Mortician to the Masses

    published February 17, 1994

    Local followers of the macabre will appreciate the recent resurfacing of Richard Luciano, the original King of Caskets, who has been kind enough... More >>

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