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1999 Stories by Jennifer Mathieu

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  • Living Doll

    published August 5, 1999

    The first thing you need to know about Tammy is she's not a doll in the traditional sort of way. Not in the cutesy-poopsy "dress me up all pretty... More >>

  • Let's Order Run Service

    published July 29, 1999

    The Luxury Collection Hotel, soon to be The St. Regis, is located at 1919 Briar Oaks Lane, (713) 840-7600. The Running Companion service is... More >>

  • Out on the Town

    published July 1, 1999

    Dressed in a sharp black pantsuit that she had borrowed from her mother, 18-year-old Courtney Fuqua ran her hand through her short haircut and... More >>

  • Eviction Friction

    published June 24, 1999

    Dan Lovegrove doesn't strike people as a troublemaker. The native Englishman has a lilting British accent, two punk rock cats named Sid and Nancy,... More >>

  • Serial Killer

    published June 3, 1999

    Let's get one thing straight: I'm no roller coaster novice. During the misspent days of my junior high youth, I was addicted to them. I've... More >>

  • Mr. Moore's Opus

    published May 20, 1999

    In some ways, last August was no different from the rest of their 57 years together. Bob Moore and his wife, Maxine, spent each day together. He... More >>

  • Mood Over Matter

    published April 29, 1999

    A quality documentary will not only draw in viewers with an interesting story, it will explain and explore the world it is trying to document.... More >>

  • Go, Speed Racer, Go-o!

    published April 22, 1999

    "Now just put your left hip up against the door," the race car driver told me. "Doesn't the door open?" I asked. Everyone around me... More >>

  • Fighting Chances

    published April 15, 1999

    Tucked behind the Lunch Box Diner and Cafeteria on the corner of Elgin and Dowling in the Third Ward sits a corrugated metal building in the... More >>

  • Awards Hoo-hah

    published April 15, 1999

    A slew of Houston Press writers cleaned up at the Press Club of Houston's 1999 Excellence in Journalism Banquet, taking first place in the... More >>

  • WorldFest: Wild, Mild and Wicked

    published April 8, 1999

    Get ready, film fans. The indie invasion of Houston is under way. The curtains go up Friday, April 9, on Three Seasons, but it will begin... More >>

  • Pyramid Scheme

    published April 8, 1999

    It is just before the Canyon Middle School cheerleaders are supposed to take the stage at AstroWorld's Cheerfest cheerleading competition, and all... More >>

  • The Mad Hatter vs. the Homeowners Association

    published April 1, 1999

    A 15-foot concrete teddy bear does a handstand in the middle of Richard Patt's front yard, and Patt doesn't know why anyone should have a problem... More >>

  • Chucking It All

    published March 18, 1999

    This story begins with an escape. It was 1979 in Middletown, New Jersey, and nothing was happening. Probably nothing was ever going to... More >>

  • Weekend Warriors

    published March 11, 1999

    It's time to save the planet from vengeful aliens, so I take my seat at a card table in the back room of Midnight Comics. Across the table... More >>

  • His and Hers

    published February 25, 1999

    Once in a while, men need to be men, and women need to get away from them. Sometimes, this separation is as simple as the stereotypical boys'... More >>

  • Fecal Distraction

    published February 11, 1999

    The Monday-morning commute makes lots of Houston drivers feel like crap. But most don't expect to actually drive through it. Which is exactly what... More >>

  • Paradise Lost

    published February 4, 1999

    Halfway through Another Day in Paradise, a leather-clad Melanie Griffith hauls a rifle into a hotel room where a drug deal has just gone sour. She... More >>

  • Outside Agitator

    published February 4, 1999

    Some might say Marc Levin is industrious. When the 22-year-old wanted to start a student group at Rice that would bring conservative speakers to... More >>

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