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1996 Stories by Brian Wallstin

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  • Unembraceable You

    published December 26, 1996

    The news that there would be no money came early last week, a few hours after Audrey Gassama arrived in New York City to observe how the AIDS... More >>

  • Ain't That a Ditch

    published December 12, 1996

    Hiram Butler arrived in Magnolia Grove about nine years ago, a man of some means and aesthetic sensibility who ran an art gallery out of a... More >>

  • Midtown Jamboree

    published November 28, 1996

    Next month, the cash-strapped Houston Independent School District -- which lately can't seem to generate much sympathy for its own plight -- is... More >>

  • Gayland's Choice

    published November 14, 1996

    The evening of January 12, 1994, was not the first time Nancy Rodriguez and Gayland Randle faced each other in the courtroom of state District... More >>

  • Hard Sell

    published October 17, 1996

    The ironic thing about political consultants is that while they're hired to find out what turns voters on or off about a particular person or... More >>

  • Incubating Problems

    published October 10, 1996

    At first blush, the huge one-story building near the intersection of Griggs Road and Martin Luther King Boulevard looks like a good place to do... More >>

  • You Gotta Have Hope

    published October 10, 1996

    Everyone in the Wedgewood Room at the Wyndham Greenspoint Hotel knew who Dan Patrick was. For good reason: every year, the KSEV-AM talk-show host... More >>

  • Mr. Stevens' Neighborhood

    published September 26, 1996

    The beach seemed a peculiar place to find Michael Stevens on the morning of September 4. As Mayor Bob Lanier's $1-a-year "special assistant for... More >>

  • Travels with Doug

    published August 22, 1996

    Info:Correction Date: August 29, 1996 Travels with Doug From wastewater to housing, fast-tracker Doug Williams has been a key mayoral... More >>

  • Home Economics

    published July 11, 1996

    When Bob Lanier introduced an ambitious housing initiative called Homes for Houston last year, the mayor optimistically projected it would create... More >>

  • Homeboy

    published July 11, 1996

    "It is not merely a commendable thing for man to be kind and bountiful to the poor, but our bounden duty ...." -- "Duty of Charity to the... More >>

  • Cut & Run

    published June 20, 1996

    Charlotte found her plastic surgeon the way many women do: by word of mouth. It seems there were plenty of women around who were unwilling to... More >>

  • Roots of the Sting

    published May 23, 1996

    Harry Terry was in Dallas one morning in May 1993 when Larry Miller, the chief clerk of Houston's Municipal Courts Department, caught up with him... More >>

  • Coffee with Betti and the FBI

    published May 16, 1996

    By Thursday, May 2, Betti Maldonado had grown very nervous over her association with the Cayman Group, two investors seeking a piece of developer... More >>

  • In Denial

    published April 25, 1996

    A few years back, a handful of grassroots agencies that provide care and services to people with AIDS undertook a bittersweet mission. Known... More >>

  • The Brothers Graham (Part I)

    published March 28, 1996

    It was about noon on the fourth day of the new year, and Pat Graham was pretending to be someone else while sitting in a car parked outside a... More >>

  • The Brother Graham (Part II)

    published March 28, 1996

    John Ford could only be encouraged by the splendor of the Bankers Capital Management offices on the 69th floor of the Texas Commerce Tower. Mike... More >>

  • A Taxing Situation

    published March 21, 1996

    Nobody, it's generally agreed, enjoys paying taxes. But what could make the sting of taxation even worse is discovering that you had forked over... More >>

  • Hotel Hell

    published January 25, 1996

    Sometimes, patience reaps rich rewards. Take the January 18 meeting to dissect the two proposals to build a 1,000-room hotel next to the George R.... More >>

  • Selective Ethics

    published January 18, 1996

    Eleven months ago, when he could still be depended upon to voice an independent thought, Lloyd Kelley dismissed the city's Ethics Committee as a... More >>

  • The Year-Round Go-Round

    published January 11, 1996

    Few things challenge the sanity and decorum of well-adjusted suburbanites more than an issue that involves their children's education. For... More >>

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