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2000 Stories by John Suval

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  • Worked Over

    published December 28, 2000

    In January Fermín Colindres and more than 80 other Hispanic workers walked off their jobs to protest unequal wages and degrading conditions... More >>

  • Lines & Shadows

    published December 7, 2000

    The 18-wheeler retreated with a snort, then rumbled forward again. The driver finally succeeded in finessing the vehicle's bulk onto the narrow... More >>

  • Smoke and Mirrors

    published October 26, 2000

    Tamara Maschino did not know everything about her prospective neighbor's past. What she did know scared her. The chemical giant Elf Atochem was... More >>

  • In the (O)Zone

    published September 28, 2000

    Last Monday was one of those lovely late-summer mornings that just begs a person to venture outside. Susana Hansen, a volunteer reader at her... More >>

  • Taxing Tales

    published September 28, 2000

    As the Houston Community College System considers its largest tax hike in history, two trustees on the system's board are delinquent in paying... More >>

  • Miller's Crossing

    published September 14, 2000

    O woe! What do I do now, where do I go now?Death has devoured my body, Death dwells in my body, Wherever I go, wherever I... More >>

  • CanCell That Subscription

    published August 10, 2000

    Say one thing for Texas Monthly publisher Michael Levy: He is discriminating about his readership. Levy banned state inmates from... More >>

  • Tax Lean

    published August 3, 2000

    Joan Harmon, the assistant controller at Lamons Metal Gasket Company, takes a moment to reflect on the $8.5 million tax exemption that both the... More >>

  • A Yenne for Your Thoughts

    published June 29, 2000

    Disdain for environmental regulations has helped make Houston the new smog capital of America. Even amid frequent warnings to children and the... More >>

  • Deliverance from China

    published June 22, 2000

    The pill felt like a pebble clenched between Lijun's forefinger and thumb. It was an intractable little nugget, both liberator and agent of death.... More >>

  • The Pershing Eight

    published May 18, 2000

    A game resembling hot potato broke out last week at a gym class at Pershing Middle School. But the object being passed around was a... More >>

  • The Dispossessed

    published May 11, 2000

    Pedro and Mary Morín's near-northside home exudes a tranquil balance of warm creature comfort and close attention to domestic detail. In... More >>

  • Workers Reject a Union

    published May 11, 2000

    For weeks Lázaro Garcia wondered if the new faces at Quietflex were getting to his fellow workers. They hovered inside the buzzing plant, a... More >>

  • Cloning for Cash

    published April 20, 2000

    Within the snug, yellow-walled confines of Texas A&M's reproductive sciences lab, a black-and-white portrait of a dog hangs with the dignified air... More >>

  • Power Lunch?

    published April 6, 2000

    With jail time looming and his days as a Republican kingmaker but a sweet memory, George Bishop is living a dark chapter of his life. But the... More >>

  • Dream Taker

    published March 30, 2000

    On one corner stands the new monument to the mania of professional sports: Enron Field. Long before it was finished, politicians were already... More >>

  • High-Tech Hell

    published March 23, 2000

    Richard Duckett King recently started job hunting, determined to put to use his freshly awarded Ph.D. in psychology. But when potential employers... More >>

  • Awakening Giant

    published February 24, 2000

    José Perez envisions his debts every time he hoists a 75-pound roll of fiberglass, wraps it like a giant taco around a flexible polyester... More >>

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