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1996 Stories by Jim Simmon

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  • Nature's Call

    published December 19, 1996

    The short blond woman, who had come dressed in a fetching red-white-and-blue ensemble, seemed on the verge of tears after City Council had taken... More >>

  • It Was Like This

    published December 5, 1996

    The Houston Trial Lawyers Foundation threw its second annual First Amendment Awards banquet the other night at the Houstonian. It was one of those... More >>

  • Where the Sidewalk Ends

    published November 21, 1996

    West Webster Street is a rutted excuse of a street that skirts the southern edge of the Fourth Ward, veering west off of Webster Street for about... More >>

  • Champions!

    published November 14, 1996

    Yeah, I voted for Proposition One -- closed my eyes, held my nose, crossed my fingers and then baaaaaa-ed like the pathetic sheep I am. I guess... More >>

  • Kingwood RFD

    published October 31, 1996

    Somebody asked me a few weeks ago: Have you ever been to Kingwood? I had to think. I had passed by Kingwood many times while on my way up... More >>

  • Man Overboard

    published October 24, 1996

    Sylvester Turner seated himself in the witness box at 11:12 a.m. on September 6, adjusted the microphone, and smiled. "It's been a long... More >>

  • The True Tradition of Houston

    published October 3, 1996

    If I were one of the geniuses in charge of selling the stadium proposal to county voters, I'd cut a commercial with Irma Galvan -- quick. ... More >>

  • Browniad

    published July 25, 1996

    Lee Brown invited the press to the Rice campus last week to hear him mulch over his nascent mayoral campaign. Of course, that wasn't the pretext... More >>

  • Fleck Exonerated; Stockman Sued

    published June 27, 1996

    The Harris County District Attorney's Office has concluded that Press staff writer Tim Fleck broke no laws while inside Congressman Steve... More >>

  • Moving Day

    published June 20, 1996

    By 9:30 a.m., workers from Foster Fence Company had staked the perimeter of Allen Parkway Village with posts, and a few hours later, the front of... More >>

  • Step Up to the Plate. Sucker.

    published March 14, 1996

    We're playing catch in the front yard when my son asks me who had "autographed" my glove. It's a Pete Rose model, I tell him. Who's... More >>

  • Shutterbug

    published February 29, 1996

    The guy in the blue Volvo had one of those rubbery, expressive faces. "You gonna take my picture?" he hollered, sounding a De Niro-ish... More >>

  • Scenes from a Marriage

    published February 22, 1996

    It was about five hours into his father's trial when the question of what a sobbing Jeffrey Moon had told Missouri City police dispatcher Kelly... More >>

  • Tell Them the Dog Did It!

    published February 1, 1996

    You remember the Tracker -- the portable device touted by the South Carolina-based Quadro Corporation as a technological marvel that would give... More >>

  • Rotation

    published January 18, 1996

    UB40 The Best of UB40, Volumes 1 and 2 Virgin As Britain's largely white ambassadors of dub, UB40 have always been crippled, to... More >>

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