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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"

2000 Stories by Richard Connelly

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  • Year of Living Dangerously

    published December 28, 2000

    Deep, deep below a gun shop in far west Houston, they waited. It was almost exactly a year ago that they entered the vault and descended the... More >>

  • A Holiday Wish

    published December 21, 2000

    Access Texas is a glossy magazine that tries to be a step or two above the dreary level of those rags consisting mostly of party photos... More >>

  • Bayou City Beat-up

    published December 7, 2000

    After 18 years at Fox's KRIV-26, the always impeccably dressed Lloyd Gite has been informed that he will be out of work as of January 14. It is... More >>

  • Agony of the Ages

    published December 7, 2000

    Cary Rasberry is 19, old enough to exercise that most serious and awesome responsibility of all those living where he does: voting for the City... More >>

  • Calling All Scabs

    published November 30, 2000

    The friendly folks at the Hearst Corporation, who publish the Houston Chronicle and 11 other daily newspapers, have a labor problem on... More >>

  • Potty Training

    published November 23, 2000

    If the leaves are falling and there's a nip in the air, that can mean only one thing: The Houston Chronicle is once again bemoaning the... More >>

  • Too Close to Call

    published November 16, 2000

    Have Linda Lorrelle and Nancy Holland come down from that roof in Austin yet? When last we checked, which was in the predawn hours of November... More >>

  • Like a Virgin

    published November 9, 2000

    Sweeps month has arrived yet again, meaning the local TV news outfits are desperately vying for viewers. We have another Wayne Dolcefino... More >>

  • Playing Games

    published November 2, 2000

    The Houston Chronicle of Sunday, October 22, featured yet another example of what's been perhaps the most welcome surprise in that gray... More >>

  • Arena Love

    published October 26, 2000

    Those selfless civic-minded citizens who are determined to build a new basketball arena must be pretty confident these days. We can tell... More >>

  • More of the Same

    published October 19, 2000

    When you think of television news in Houston, one thing that probably doesn't cross your mind is "Gee, there's just not enough of... More >>

  • Graven Images

    published October 19, 2000

    April Day is 25 years old and, on the phone at least, as perky as her name. She enthusiastically describes how she's been a member of Zion... More >>

  • Jailhouse Crock

    published October 5, 2000

    It's definitely one of the odder causes taken up by the League of United Latin American Citizens. LULAC has led countless civil rights... More >>

  • Rubber Fetish

    published September 28, 2000

    If you've ever had any interest in how car tires are put together, tune in to Channel 11. Hardly a news broadcast goes by without KHOU trotting... More >>

  • Pigskin Parade

    published September 14, 2000

    Yes, we understand that football is king in Texas. Hell, we love football ourselves. But our jaws are still on the floor over the mind-boggling... More >>

  • Brawl on the Boardwalk

    published September 14, 2000

    The shiny, sparkling, so-family-friendly-it-hurts Kemah Boardwalk is, in many ways, a perfect symbol of Houston and its environs at the booming... More >>

  • Meltdown at Fox

    published August 31, 2000

    We're really, really trying not to break out the Survivor references, but the situation at Fox Channel 26 is coming close to leaving us no... More >>

  • Same As the Old Boss

    published August 24, 2000

    You may not have noticed it, but the Democrats held their convention last week. As compared to how the local media blanketed the Republican... More >>

  • Conventional Wisdom

    published August 10, 2000

    We knew that the Houston media's coverage of the GOP convention was going to get weird when we read the Houston Chronicle's front-page... More >>

  • Secret Storm

    published August 3, 2000

    It was like a scene from a touring stage version of The Wizard of Oz at Enron Field on July 23. The roof was closed to keep out the... More >>

  • Be Positive and Nice

    published July 27, 2000

    The headline on the front of the Houston Chronicle's Metro section July 19 could have been lifted right off a Houston school district press... More >>

  • Sporting News

    published July 20, 2000

    There it was again, in the July 11 sports section of the Houston Chronicle -- Astros owner Drayton McLane whining about all the money he... More >>

  • Dead or Alive

    published July 13, 2000

    We really don't want to beat a dead horse, but -- well, when it comes to Houston media, just about any topic could follow, but for now let's focus... More >>

  • Blaming the Barn Door

    published July 13, 2000

    The mysterious 1990 death of thoroughbred legend Alydar has become the JFK assassination of the horse-racing world. It may be one step closer to... More >>

  • Correct-a-mundo

    published July 6, 2000

    Getting things right the first time -- not to mention the second -- is still proving difficult for the Houston Chronicle. June 28 saw the... More >>

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