George Flynn

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  • 3 years ago | Longform

    Fred Mueller steered his truck through the open-window welcome of Gulf air atop the I-45 Causeway, descending into his first Galveston Isle-style Mardi Gras adventure. This 17-year-old Bellaire student had installed a stereo system in the old F-15...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    The Robert Altman movie Brewster McCloud, about a kid who tries to fly inside the Astrodome, surely has made lots of youngsters wish they had the power of flight. But it was an adult, Jim Pirtle, who actually bundled himself in pillows and leaped ...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    In November 1989, a scrawny, 48-page tabloid took to the streets of the city, looking for a fight. The new Houston Press was trying to prove that -- despite the many publications that had perished before it -- an alternative newspaper could be a s...

  • 10 years ago

    Editor's Note, May 2014: On April 22, 2003, the presiding judge in this case ordered that all allegations and claims against defendant Rupa Mathur be dismissed without prejudice after receiving a notice of partial non-suit from Richardson-Eagle In...

  • 11 years ago

    An arbitrator has overturned a three-day suspension issued to a cop who caused an innocent man to spend 11 months in jail. The flawed investigation also may have allowed the actual robbery suspect, Elijah "Ghetto" Joubert, to remain free to commit...

  • 11 years ago

    The Sunday trial session at the Harris County Civil Courthouse was unusual. And so were the participants. One of those heading down the nearly desolate hallways was Ted Olson; he had been solicitor general of the United States until last July. A f...