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Awards

  • 2007 - National Society of Newspaper Columnists, published May 18, 2006

    "Lost Dog"

  • 2007 - National Society of Newspaper Columnists, published November 2, 2006

    "Candidate of the Year"

  • 2007 - National Society of Newspaper Columnists, published December 7, 2006

    "Punk'd"

  • 2006 - Lone Star Awards, published April 14, 2005

    "What a Devil"

1998 Stories by Richard Connelly

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  • The Truth is Out There

    published December 10, 1998

    Someone is lying in Deer Park. Pharmacist Garland Gross says he's been subjected to a decadelong campaign of police harassment -- he's seen... More >>

  • Fugitive Justice

    published November 5, 1998

    When the Big Moment came, Deputy U.S. Marshal Richard "Marshall" Baker was in the unlikeliest of places -- flopped out on his living-room... More >>

  • All Together Now

    published October 29, 1998

    Just two years ago, voters soundly rejected a $390 million bond proposal from the Houston Independent School District, with potential supporters... More >>

  • The Wrong Enemies

    published October 15, 1998

    This spring, it was just his underlings and the city's criminal-defense bar who were annoyed with interim U.S. Attorney James DeAtley. Now the... More >>

  • And the Winner Is

    published October 8, 1998

    In today's world of Rambo litigation, in which lawyers fight to the death over every pretrial motion and discovery request, it's not often when a... More >>

  • Making It Right

    published October 8, 1998

    If this were Hollywood, the story line would be clear -- an unassuming, straight-arrow black man gets wrongly arrested and accused of theft on the... More >>

  • Morris the Cad

    published September 3, 1998

    What do disgraced Presidential adviser Dick Morris, Everest-climbing filmmaker David Breashears and Polish hero Lech Walesa have in common? ... More >>

  • Rugrats Roll In

    published August 20, 1998

    Marketing-mad behemoths like Nickelodeon don't often pass up a chance to sell tons of merchandise, but the kids' cable network got caught... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published August 13, 1998

    Thursday August 13 He's a country comedian -- a Stetson-wearin', story-tellin' guitar player from Longview, Texas -- but don't go... More >>

  • Night & Day

    published August 6, 1998

    Thursday August 6 Jake Johannsen's shtick, starting out, was the nerdy guy hesitantly stammering his way through long takes on... More >>

  • Going the Distance

    published August 6, 1998

    The roads to Olympic glory -- or at least the roads to the opportunity to host Olympic glory -- are many and varied. In Washington, D.C.... More >>

  • Legal Moves

    published July 30, 1998

    As he prepares to fight for his legal life in the most important trial of his high-profile career, Houston attorney John O'Quinn seems to be... More >>

  • Rocky Landing

    published July 2, 1998

    You have to look pretty hard to find El Jardin Del Mar, an eclectic seaside neighborhood filled with a mixture of old homes that have been there... More >>

  • Attacking the Taxman

    published June 18, 1998

    If ever there was a best-case scenario for having the Internal Revenue Service take away your car for nonpayment of taxes, Houston attorney James... More >>

  • No Relief in Sight

    published June 4, 1998

    Supporters of the proposed Westpark Tollroad lobbied Congress hard to have their project included in the massive highway spending bill that was... More >>

  • Value Added

    published June 4, 1998

    Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio is pretty smooth turning a double play, but when it comes to sports-related slickness, he's a... More >>

  • Tracking "Eric the Red"

    published May 28, 1998

    A lot of people have wanted to end the controversial medical career of Eric Scheffey -- from the dozens of patients who've filed malpractice suits... More >>

  • Taken to the Woodshed

    published May 14, 1998

    Lawyers for the city of Houston may have thought that U.S. District Judge David Hittner ripped into them during Barbra Piotrowski's recent... More >>

  • Upping the Ante-Up

    published May 7, 1998

    You're at the corner of Westheimer and, say, Chimney Rock, trying to head west at 5:30 p.m. In other words, you're in hell. Nothing but... More >>

  • The President's Analyst

    published April 30, 1998

    In these placid times filled with pseudo-scandals, the political era of Lyndon Johnson seems like another world: thousands of kids dying each year... More >>

  • Horror Show

    published April 9, 1998

    The past year has been a horror movie for former state district judge Ruben Guerrero. Call it Revenge of the Rich White Males. It stars... More >>

  • Wrong Turn

    published April 2, 1998

    When the U.S. Olympic hockey team flopped badly in Japan, sports columnists across America were quick to castigate the athletes for partying... More >>

  • Up-in-the-Air Ball

    published April 2, 1998

    You might think with the unveiling of a high-priced scale model of the new baseball stadium, the beginning of construction on the real thing and... More >>

  • Peer Pressure

    published March 26, 1998

    Well before seven in the morning, when the winter sun is still far from rising, the first trickle of students heads to Anderson Elementary. ... More >>

  • Geezer Follies

    published March 19, 1998

    The Houston Rockets' season that began with Charles Barkley tossing a 110-pound guy through a barroom window has now reached the point where... More >>

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