Greg Harman

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  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Glenda Caldwell doesn't have a lot of faith in the system. It didn't crash all at once the way her foundation did after Tropical Storm Allison chewed away the earth beneath the west end of her Windsor Village home in June 2001. It withered slowly ...

  • 10 years ago

    It was expected to be one of the largest protests since the Vietnam War, and a radical cadre of young Houstonians was all set to join in outside the Republican National Convention in New York City. Only one thing stood in the way: They didn't have...

  • 10 years ago

    It was an unexpected sight, to say the least. Right in the middle of the high Chihuahuan Desert of far West Texas, along a blank stretch of road dominated by barbed wire and cedar posts, a small adobe storefront glowed. Like a mirage, sleek thousa...

  • 10 years ago

    In many ways, attorney Jim Blackburn has been the strong right arm of the environmental movement in Houston for decades. The Rice professor has fought landfills and concrete batching plants and even helped force the state to come up with a plan to...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    As the Peña house stirs, 12-year-old Joshua Chapa is leaning out of bed and pulling on his shorts. Then, like too many days before, he walks to the bathroom and vomits. He finishes getting dressed slowly. Then he checks his backpack and gat...

  • 10 years ago | Longform

    Swirling, choking dust clouds first alerted Gerald Long and his wife, Vivian, that the McCarty Road Landfill had begun operations in 1972. The grit-filled air around their home in northeast Houston stung their eyes. They bickered with dump manager...