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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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  • 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 >>

  • Diving To The Bottom Of The Media Barrel Each Week

    published August 19, 1999

    We know it's mean to say anything about Maxine Mesinger, the Houston Chronicle's longtime gossip columnist. She is bravely fighting a... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published August 12, 1999

    The Houston Chronicle just finished a fat, happy week, bulging with advertisements urging shoppers to take advantage of the state's new... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published August 5, 1999

    You're a liberal national organization that needs to abandon all its free-speech principles and shut down a historic radio station you own in... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published July 29, 1999

    Like most everyone else, we were glued to the tube as the news broke about the death of John Kennedy Jr. We sat through the hours of coverage,... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published July 22, 1999

    The Hunt for the Railcar Killer (Ratings) took to the skies July 13, and the results weren't pretty. Again. Rafael Resendez-Ramirez (Not His... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published July 15, 1999

    As the Fourth of July weekend slowly unfolded, we sat back and patiently waited. We waited for yet another rematch in what has become one of the... More >>

  • Working the Rails, Part Two

    published July 8, 1999

    The Hunt for the Railcar Killer (Ratings) goes on. But it's getting desperate. You know things are bad when the local stations devote time... More >>

  • Drugged Out

    published July 1, 1999

    Harris County judges have had remarkable success the last four years in reducing the backlog of criminal cases on their dockets, but things may... More >>

  • Grade Charades?

    published July 1, 1999

    The dramatic fall from grace continues for Kashmere Gardens Elementary, once a shining jewel in the Houston school district's aggressive publicity... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published June 24, 1999

    Can't Get Enough You can't watch a football game anymore without being subjected to endless replays of the play you just saw. If you see... More >>

  • Go Directly to Jail

    published June 24, 1999

    Being on probation is, by design, supposed to be a pain in the ass. After all, you have admitted to or been found guilty of committing an... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published June 17, 1999

    Be Happy, Serfs In a not-exactly-shocking development, the Houston Chronicle editorial page has come out against a proposed increase in the... More >>

  • Black and White Only

    published June 10, 1999

    It was sometime last year when a bored group of cellmates at the Harris County Jail discovered to their surprise that they were white. Sal... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published June 10, 1999

    Reporters Are Not Scum It's a crowded field with many, many deserving candidates, but we think we can finally declare just which media... More >>

  • Local Control

    published June 3, 1999

    Governor George W. Bush has prospered with an anti-Washington campaign theme of letting Texans make decisions about Texas. Environmental... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published May 27, 1999

    The Wily Hun Someone on the Houston Chronicle's news desk is pissed at Germany, apparently. The paper on May 20 ran a piece by New... More >>

  • Good Times, Bad Times

    published May 27, 1999

    As far as anyone knows, Juan Caraballo was a model prisoner during his brief stay in the Harris County Jail. Not that he got any credit for... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published May 20, 1999

    We're Great, Say Judges Professional groups representing schoolteachers, lawyers and doctors all sponsor journalism contests, some with... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published May 13, 1999

    This Just In (and Trivial) It was so important that both Channel 11 and Channel 2 broke into their regular late-afternoon programming April... More >>

  • The Bush Chronicles

    published May 6, 1999

    The most traumatic change of the last ten years in the world of Houston journalism is easy enough to pinpoint: the 1995 death of The Houston... More >>

  • Dependable. Reliable. Ken Hoffman.

    published May 6, 1999

    1989 (January 8, The Houston Post): "I went to Fuzzy's and ordered an extra large pizza with sausage and green peppers. Gotta admit it, that was... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published April 29, 1999

    Love Is Blind, Part 1 Love is blind, they say, and no one falls in love harder than the Houston Chronicle when it's writing about supposed... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published April 22, 1999

    The Difference a Day Makes It was easily one of the more bizarre stand-ups in Houston television history -- Channel 11's Terrence Jackson... More >>

  • News Hostage

    published April 15, 1999

    Press Club Follies The press release practically screamed off the fax machine: "KUHF 88.7 FM NEWS TEAM SWEEPS PRESS CLUB OF HOUSTON RADIO... More >>

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