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1995 Stories by Jim Simmon

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  • Lil' Stevie's Year in Review

    published December 28, 1995

    Perhaps 1995 was not your year. Maybe you missed out on the run-up to the 5,000 Dow, or possibly the Oilers' impending departure has left your... More >>

  • Beat It, Bud

    published August 24, 1995

    Just when it looked like the Oilers were going to turn things around, maybe go 5-11, along comes the moving-to-Nashville distraction, forcing... More >>

  • Echo Chamber

    published June 29, 1995

    Talk radio is professional wrestling without the physical exertion: there's mock conflict that occasionally and accidentally turns real, easily... More >>

  • God, Guns & Kombucha

    published June 22, 1995

    It wasn't the deer-in-the-headlights look on Steve Stockman's face the day in April when he called a press conference to explain that he had... More >>

  • Deano's Disclosure

    published June 1, 1995

    If you were in a charitable mood, you might give newspaper-killer Dean Singleton credit for nerve, if nothing else. In this age when grudging... More >>

  • Looney and Liedtke For the Defense (Almost)

    published May 18, 1995

    Saul C. Looney and J. Brent Liedtke run a two-man law practice out of a seventh-floor suite in an office building in far west Houston. Looney has... More >>

  • PostScripts

    published May 4, 1995

    We got you now! The Chronicle didn't even wait for the corpse of the Post to cool before it began informing advertisers that the cost of placing... More >>

  • Post Mortem

    published April 27, 1995

    "Let facts be submitted to a candid world." The words of Thomas Jefferson, as they appeared near the entrance to the former Houston Post... More >>

  • Matter of Convenience

    published April 20, 1995

    Watching Warner Cable's recent rush to cloak itself in the First Amendment was to be reminded of a time, not so long ago, when the people who... More >>

  • Death in the Morning

    published April 20, 1995

    After 110 years of publishing, the Houston Post didn't even bother to say goodbye. To almost no one's surprise -- except apparently... More >>

  • Party of Insiders

    published March 16, 1995

    The Democratic Party has lots to celebrate. Sure, the president has fumbled his way into near-irrelevancy, and both houses of Congress are... More >>

  • Angry White Male

    published March 2, 1995

    It was the late fall of 1984, and then-U.S. representative Phil Gramm was flying about Texas on the final leg of his near-manic pursuit of the... More >>

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