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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"

1999 Stories by Richard Connelly

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  • Houstowne, Texas

    published December 30, 1999

    By almost any measure you can name, whether it's the increase in population, industrial production or construction of single-family homes, the... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published December 23, 1999

    Channel 13's Wayne Dolcefino doesn't always do sweeps-week investigations of strip clubs; sometimes he takes on meatier, more deserving... More >>

  • Fresh Air, Times Square

    published December 16, 1999

    A few weeks ago an Esquire magazine food critic bestowed his "Hick Journalism of the Year" award on a Houston Chronicle writer. We... More >>

  • Child's Play

    published December 9, 1999

    Intrepid Channel 13 investigator Wayne Dolcefino has e-mailed to say that the writer of this column is a "silly cynical weaselhead" for... More >>

  • That Is Not a Traffic Jam

    published December 2, 1999

    Who says that the news media runs only bad news? Who says that newspapers always look for the negative? Not Houstonians. We have... More >>

  • Fondle with Care

    published November 25, 1999

    Channel 2's Ed Laskos, the most melodramatic reporter in town, did himself proud with a piece November 15. With a theatrically furrowed brow,... More >>

  • Snippy, Snippy

    published November 18, 1999

    Esquire magazine can be a smarmy place sometimes -- between the "Women We Love" articles 7and the endless ruminations on cigars and... More >>

  • Real or Satire?

    published November 11, 1999

    Television viewers these days are absolutely flummoxed when it comes to the local news. How do they possibly tell what's real and what's a... More >>

  • Shame, Shame, Shame

    published November 11, 1999

    Ted Poe, the judge who deals every day with junkies who can't kick their habit, is not given to doubt. At least publicly. But maybe, just... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published November 4, 1999

    Gone Where the Goblins Go In many ways, Laura Morris's career at KTRH-AM was... More >>

  • Child's Play

    published October 28, 1999

    Children's theater in Houston, and elsewhere, is all too often an afterthought. Skimpy sets, half-assed scripts and hammy acting are pretty much... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published October 28, 1999

    You Can Still Trust Me For 33 years, until he retired in May, avuncular, low-key anchor... More >>

  • Strangers in Paradise

    published October 28, 1999

    On the fuzzy TV where the rabbit ears struggle in vain to pull in an adequate signal, an antic, fiercely smiling... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published October 21, 1999

    Daring You to Stay Tuned What does it take to make you switch the channel from a news... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published October 14, 1999

    In the never-ending search for the exclusive interview, reporters have flattered a lot of people they'd probably rather not have flattered.... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published October 7, 1999

    For years Houston Chronicle reporter Bob Sablatura, the paper's best investigative reporter, has been The Man Who Wasn't There. The... More >>

  • What's So Funny 'Bout Burt Bacharach?

    published September 30, 1999

    If you haven't been paying attention, coming across Elvis Costello these days can be a jarring sight: the snotty, angry young new-waver 20... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published September 30, 1999

    Women's Lib This one is just for the fellas. Guys, send the little ladies out of the room,... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published September 16, 1999

    The fall TV season is here, which means it is time once again for Chronicle television critic Ann Hodges to get the vapors over the decline... More >>

  • A Call to Arms

    published September 16, 1999

    Most people inherently realize -- as if the knowledge were imprinted on their DNA -- that arm wrestling is not so much a sport as it is one of... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published September 9, 1999

    Of course, it was borderline mawkish -- it was local TV, after all. Matters of taste aside, there was something striking about the August 27... More >>

  • Storm Damage

    published September 2, 1999

    The heartbreaking pathos was so evident on the screen that you just wanted to reach out and give the people a reassuring hug. Mother Nature had... More >>

  • Weekend Update

    published August 26, 1999

    Colin Quinn, the "Weekend Update" anchor from Saturday Night Live who hides some of TV's most pointed and cutting humor behind an... More >>

  • God's Plan

    published August 26, 1999

    At 10:20 on a Wednesday morning, the only real talk-radio station in Houston is doing what any good talk-radio station should be doing:... More >>

  • We're Not the Worst!

    published August 26, 1999

    The state of Arkansas used to have the unofficial slogan of "Thank God for Mississippi." Whenever someone ranked the states -- whether for... More >>

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