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2001 Stories by Brian Wallstin

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  • Out of Control

    published December 20, 2001

    Harris County's top flood control engineer gave a slide show to a group of colleagues Saturday, showing them what happens when nature... More >>

  • All That Glitters...

    published December 20, 2001

    The Aggie Alchemist is back, and this time, it's virtual. "Dr." Joe Champion commandeered the brain and laboratory of a chemistry professor at... More >>

  • Damage Control

    published December 13, 2001

    White Oak Bayou is 25 miles long, from its sluggish rise in northwest Harris County to its concrete-lined terminus in downtown Houston. In... More >>

  • Saving Nicholas

    published October 18, 2001

    Except for Alice and Ellery Riha, who chose to be identified, and the health and social workers, the names of everyone in this story, including... More >>

  • Close Quarters

    published September 27, 2001

    Almost four years ago, a state law quietly took effect that eased the property tax burden on nonprofit organizations that rent apartments to the... More >>

  • Not Worth A Dam

    published September 13, 2001

    For 15 years Carl Hopper had no reason to fear the little stream behind his Friendswood home, which is shaded by towering oak trees on a half-acre... More >>

  • Rx for Failure?

    published August 2, 2001

    For years, Harris County's public mental health clinics have doled out medications to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disease and other serious... More >>

  • Up a Creek

    published July 12, 2001

    Dick Rogers began learning the cattle business at the age of nine, when his father put him on a horse and told him to keep the cows out of Oyster... More >>

  • Bulldozers at the Gate

    published May 3, 2001

    Twenty years have passed since Mrs. Castillo died, but Al Morin is more certain than ever that change killed her. She lived in the Heights, on... More >>

  • Walking the Tab

    published March 22, 2001

    More than two dozen mentally ill people could be left homeless due to an administrative foul-up that cost Harris County a half-million dollars in... More >>

  • Mental Lapse

    published March 1, 2001

    Citing mounting financial losses, local mental health officials have ceased admissions to the new inpatient clinic at the NeuroPsychiatric... More >>

  • Hands On

    published February 22, 2001

    Tom Mitchell started learning what it was like to live with mental illness almost 30 years ago, after he returned from Vietnam. At the time,... More >>

  • Super Vision

    published February 22, 2001

    Chris doesn't recall much of what happened that day in December 1996, when he was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. "I... More >>

  • Upstairs Down - and Out?

    published February 1, 2001

    Less than four months after it opened, the inpatient unit at the NeuroPsychiatric Center is losing money at a rate that may force local health... More >>

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