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1996 Stories by Claudia Kolker

Archives: 1996 | 1995 | 1994
  • The Invisible Girl

    published May 9, 1996

    Ever since that day in 1981 when she rode a grimy bus into Houston, a 12-year-old dispatched to support her family back in Guatemala, Maria has... More >>

  • Tales From the Brookside

    published May 2, 1996

    To a traveler passing by on the highway, Brookside Village, a tiny, blue-collar community 30 minutes southeast of Houston, seems the picture of... More >>

  • A Sense of Placement

    published April 18, 1996

    From the moment he steps out onto the steep driveway near the small house in Austin, Zeng Geng Zeng knows something is very wrong. "The... More >>

  • Joel Carmona's Last Ride

    published April 4, 1996

    Late on the afternoon of February 19, after the low rider car enthusiasts, the stunned schoolboys on low rider bikes and the somber-faced friends... More >>

  • Zoot Me Up!

    published February 15, 1996

    In a cramped pocket of a shop on the Eastex Freeway recently, Joe Coleman, co-owner of Coleman's Men's Wear, stepped back to watch a suit turn a... More >>

  • Afternoon Delight

    published February 1, 1996

    Carlos Martinez has never met Lupita, a young Mexican woman who's just called him up in distress. You wouldn't know it, though, to hear their... More >>

  • Autentica!

    published January 25, 1996

    A well-tanned, mustachioed star of the Mexican screen, Andres Garcia routinely thrills viewers across the Americas with his cinematic exploits.... More >>

  • Book 'Em

    published January 4, 1996

    The way 17-year-old Adriana Garza remembers it, her first visit to jail was one big, ugly surprise. It all began on the morning of September 27,... More >>

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