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2009 Stories by Chris Vogel

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    A Quiet Hell

    published December 17, 2009

    It was just after dawn along the Houston Ship Channel when all hell broke loose inside the Valero oil refinery. What had begun as a small fire in... More >>

  • A Quiet Hell: Game Time

    published December 17, 2009

    The Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, made up of 12 state legislators, is in the process of examining TCEQ from top to bottom. The commission,... More >>

  • Spy Story

    published September 17, 2009

    Roland Carnaby was on the run. Pulled over going 75 in a 60, he'd panicked and taken off from the traffic cop and now was racing along Highway 288... More >>

  • Kidnapped

    published July 9, 2009

    Larry Plake was just outside the control tower on his way to bed aboard the Cheyenne, an oil barge anchored six miles off the coast of... More >>

  • For Their Own Good

    published May 28, 2009

    George awakes scared and confused. He's had the dream again, the one where he is living back at home, where he can wander into the kitchen at... More >>

  • For Their Own Good: A Chance at Rehabilitation

    published May 28, 2009

    If a juvenile who's been certified as an adult is found guilty of a crime, there is a procedure in Texas that would seem to give both the teen... More >>

  • Cielo High

    published April 30, 2009

    If the sign of a good happy hour is strong cocktails and delicious chicken wings, all for a rock-­bottom price, then Cielo Mexican... More >>

  • The T. Boone Pickens Road Show

    published March 26, 2009

    T. Boone Pickens looks tired. Standing in the sunken pit of a packed lecture hall at Rice University, he's hawking his Pickens Plan for energy... More >>

  • Quanell X

    published January 15, 2009

    It's a familiar sight: activist Quanell X standing in front of a row of television news cameras, waiting for his close-up. As always, the... More >>

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