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2002 Stories by George Flynn

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  • The Devil You Say

    published December 5, 2002

    Neighbors rushed through the rancid odor of fire and death to a modest brick home in north Houston and banged on the door, feeling its heat with... More >>

  • Tattle Tales

    published December 5, 2002

    Controversies on the use of jailhouse snitches have flared for ages within the criminal justice system, and the advent of DNA testing only adds to... More >>

  • About the Author

    published October 3, 2002

    Several weeks ago, Justice For All leader Dianne Clements and Andy Kahan, the City of Houston's victims' advocate, telephoned the Houston... More >>

  • Olympic Moments

    published August 29, 2002

    (A television screen flashes with an aerial shot of Houston, followed by a zoom-in to a stadium broadcast booth.) Bill Smith: Welcome,... More >>

  • Building a Case

    published August 15, 2002

    When 72-year-old Herb Janzen needed his house repaired from Tropical Storm Allison's flooding last year, he turned to a handyman in the truest... More >>

  • Down the Hall

    published August 8, 2002

    By all indications, Baylor College of Medicine and Annette McManus had been great for each other. McManus found a job as a receptionist there... More >>

  • Curses, Foiled Again!

    published July 18, 2002

    The reprimand issued to an embattled Houston police captain has been overturned by a judge, who noted that the department's vague rules about... More >>

  • Tang with Bang

    published July 18, 2002

    The hot breath of a bitter July afternoon chases us into the semi-dark coolness of Solero (910 Prairie, 713-227-2665). Chef Arturo Boada... More >>

  • Facing the Music

    published June 20, 2002

    Last month, Salvador Menez had the typical kind of trouble for any apartment or condo dweller: His neighbors kept playing loud music late into the... More >>

  • HPD Blue

    published May 30, 2002

    Last August, Houston police Captain Mark Aguirre was angry. He'd become commander of the city's South Central Station operations and led a major... More >>

  • Making a Splash

    published May 9, 2002

    Amid the maze of detours and barricades and road construction, next week may be the only time central city leaders are actually eager to... More >>

  • Earth Quake Day

    published April 4, 2002

    In 1996, Houston had an ample schedule of springtime festivals heavy with headliner bands. But Earth Day was different. Admission was free,... More >>

  • Dropping the Ball

    published April 4, 2002

    The Orange Show Foundation's Art Car Ball, that once wild and edgy happening atop downtown parking garages, has been relegated to memory lane. By... More >>

  • Flesh-Eating Oysters

    published March 14, 2002

    The crew at Afton Oaks Barber Shop had a gentleman's agreement with one of their neighbors along the tiny business strip on Richmond Avenue: The... More >>

  • Change Change

    published March 7, 2002

    Bargain hunters may not be exactly awed by the arrangement, but Harris County is suddenly offering the general public a real deal: four (count... More >>

  • Quarter Masters

    published February 14, 2002

    Downtown's somewhat depressed far north side at times can seem heavy with hard-luck types looking for handouts. But the most persistent of those... More >>

  • Dumped On

    published January 31, 2002

    Late last year, Pam Bazarsky woke up in a different house with her husband of 37 years.Walter had suffered a major stroke 11 days earlier.... More >>

  • Getting Wasted

    published January 31, 2002

    The offensive against illegal dumping and pollution has many thrusts, but those involved insist that there is only one goal: to get compliance and... More >>

  • Brown Wins Historical Award

    published January 17, 2002

    The American Heritage-Historical Association has honored Mayor Lee P. Brown with its 2002 Distinguished Award of Merit for his unique restoration... More >>

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