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2003 Stories by Jennifer Mathieu

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  • Game On

    published July 24, 2003

    "What the fucking shit fuck ass!" It is the cry of a warrior, of a soldier who is losing his cool. But the battlefield is... More >>

  • Taking the Plunge

    published June 19, 2003

    Rob Gaddi is a 22-year-old Rice University graduate with an electrical engineering degree. By all conventional wisdom, he should be spring-loaded... More >>

  • Tree Cop

    published June 5, 2003

    A slight young woman enters the shadow of the looming magnolia tree on Milam Street. Her name is Carla Wyatt, and she's officially earning her... More >>

  • The Cauldron Bubbles Over

    published May 22, 2003

    On the evening of April 21, about 150 well-dressed students and faculty members gathered at the University of St. Thomas for the first Student... More >>

  • Onion Tears

    published May 15, 2003

    Twinkling red Christmas lights surround exposed pipes that line Onion Creek Coffeehouse in the Heights. There's a comfortable lounge where patrons... More >>

  • High Scores

    published April 17, 2003

    It started with her freshman-year midterms. Laura, a student at one of Houston's toniest private high schools, suddenly realized that her... More >>

  • Not So Suite?

    published April 17, 2003

    With the downtown basketball arena still months away from completion, its first technical foul has already been called: The city has blown the... More >>

  • Pink Slip Exhibits

    published April 17, 2003

    It's been a fabulous couple of years for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. In 2000 the institution completed a five-year capital campaign that... More >>

  • The Band Plays On

    published April 10, 2003

    It was close to midnight on Saturday, March 29, and the major dealers in the Houston Symphony contract negotiations were once again at a virtual... More >>

  • All Bands on the Big Tour

    published April 3, 2003

    It's just a half-hour into the "Shock and Awe" campaign, and there's nothing but ghostly green, Jerry Bruckheimer-esque war images being broadcast... More >>

  • College Credit

    published March 20, 2003

    It felt good to spend money. Jennifer Fuller handed over her plastic card, watched the clerk slip it through the reader and listened to the... More >>

  • A Paige from the Past?

    published March 6, 2003

    Frank Watson says he was just following the orders of then-HISD superintendent Rod Paige on that summer day in 1998 when he walked into that first... More >>

  • Going Baroque

    published February 20, 2003

    In a bleak morning in late January, a group of 30 Houston Symphony musicians gathered outside the box office of Jones Hall. Some carried their... More >>

  • Showdown at the Bar X

    published January 23, 2003

    It's 7:30 in the morning on the day before Thanksgiving, and here comes Helen Phillips in her pickup truck. You can set your watch by Helen. She... More >>

  • Getting THMPed

    published January 23, 2003

    A person with HIV spends a lot of money on pharmaceutical drugs -- estimates run up to $15,000 a year. Texans too poor to afford them can get help... More >>

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