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2004 Stories by Margaret Downing

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  • Beggars Can't Be Choosers

    published November 18, 2004

    On October 27, a bunch of middle-aged and old people packed the conference room at the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority to beg.... More >>

  • Up in the Air

    published October 14, 2004

    Angie Smith, a Houston Press retail sales employee, got on the Continental flight with her boyfriend, all set to enjoy a fun time in Las... More >>

  • KISD Off

    published September 30, 2004

    Anna sits at home on her couch, a pretty girl with blond hair. She looks normal, although it is almost immediately obvious that something is half... More >>

  • Keeping It Real

    published September 16, 2004

    The Houston area has never been renowned for its historic preservation. Land is cleared, buildings razed, historic populations are routinely... More >>

  • Not a Mooooot Point

    published June 24, 2004

    Charlie Mott was tired of waiting. First of all, he didn't see why all the families at the Future Farmers of America facility in the Alief... More >>

  • Survivors

    published May 27, 2004

    Vanessa Perez started Austin High School with 1,000 other students four years ago. This week she graduates with a senior class of 284 kids.... More >>

  • A Dog's Life

    published April 8, 2004

    A pack of dogs roams the premises. Nearly all are large, many of them pit bulls and chows. Watching them are the caged dogs, housed in an oddly... More >>

  • Watching You

    published March 18, 2004

    A Diet Coke shared among friends was enough to undo 12-year-old Alyssa Nemec's life. The seventh-grader at Garland T. McMeans Junior High went... More >>

  • Head Ways

    published January 8, 2004

    You say you've been shopping at Dillard's for years and you've never heard that the department store chain was accused of having problems? You... More >>

  • A Closer Look at Dillard's

    published January 8, 2004

    Shannon McDowell was a young African-American on his way up -- his expansion plans coinciding with those of the company he worked for, the... More >>

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