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Awards

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

    "Punk'd"

  • 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"

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

    "What a Devil"

2001 Stories by Richard Connelly

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  • Laff Riot

    published December 27, 2001

    The Houston Chronicle employs many weapons in its never-ending battle to attract readers: redesigns of page one, constant updates on what's... More >>

  • Before the Fall

    published December 20, 2001

    The Houston Chronicle is pouring on the resources to cover the collapse of Enron, issuing reams of copy on the employees who got screwed... More >>

  • We Take It Back

    published December 6, 2001

    This just in from the Houston Chronicle: Jim "Mattress Mac" McIngvale's galleryfurniture.com Bowl is a joke. Readers might be surprised... More >>

  • Probing Questions

    published November 29, 2001

    Boy, has it been a depressing sweeps month. Flushed with newfound seriousness ever since the disastrous events of September 11, local news... More >>

  • Golden Oldies

    published November 22, 2001

    We experienced a fleeting moment of optimism November 13. Driving home, we heard a passing mention on the radio that Russian president Vladimir... More >>

  • If Six Were Nine

    published November 15, 2001

    The proud headline greeted readers in the Sunday paper November 4: "Chronicle Now Sixth-Largest Daily." According to the story,... More >>

  • Lott of Trouble

    published November 15, 2001

    October 29 was shaping up to be a fairly typical day for Lott Brooks III, a veteran criminal defense attorney. He made some appearances in the... More >>

  • Up In Flames

    published November 8, 2001

    For a long time, things have been tense in the newsroom at KRIV, the Fox station in Houston. Now, TV-news types across the country are getting a... More >>

  • Doing All He Can

    published November 1, 2001

    In the wake of September 11, television stations across the country began earnestly parading their patriotism. Anchors sported flag pins on their... More >>

  • Running on Empty

    published October 25, 2001

    Say you're running for the office of mayor of the fourth-largest city in the country. It's a hot race, with a possibly vulnerable incumbent being... More >>

  • Full Court Press

    published October 25, 2001

    One by one, they trudged into a conference room on the campus of Houston Baptist University, all of them at least slightly nervous, whether they'd... More >>

  • Return to Normalcy

    published October 11, 2001

    President George W. Bush has urged all Americans to return to normal, and the Houston Chronicle has eagerly stepped up to do its patriotic... More >>

  • It's Only Business

    published September 27, 2001

    The Houston Chronicle was moved to righteous indignation by reports of price gouging in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attack on... More >>

  • Tamarie's Time

    published September 27, 2001

    The moment definitely calls for a Big Number, and Tamarie Cooper, the all-singin', all-dancin' Toast of Montrose, no doubt began imagining it... More >>

  • Blood on the Floor

    published September 13, 2001

    The dust has settled -- for now -- at the staid headquarters of the Houston Chronicle, and newsroom employees are coming back in from the... More >>

  • Hard to Say Good-bye

    published September 6, 2001

    The Axman cometh to the Chron. For months, employees of the Houston Chronicle had watched anxiously as newspapers across the... More >>

  • Wild Bills

    published September 6, 2001

    A brave new world began in Texas September 1. On that day more than 900 new laws, the sum of the wisdom and acumen of the state legislature -- not... More >>

  • This Modern World

    published August 30, 2001

    The dispiriting effects of Houston's August torpor are evident everywhere in the news business. Houston Chronicle columnist Thom... More >>

  • One for the Geezers

    published August 23, 2001

    Management at local television stations went 1-for-2 in the past week when it comes to litigation. KPRC somewhat easily turned aside a suit by... More >>

  • Up in the Air

    published August 16, 2001

    With a sharply contested election less than three months away, there's nothing an incumbent mayor likes more than a glowing profile in a... More >>

  • Way Out There

    published August 9, 2001

    When Time Warner Cable and the Belo Corporation, the company that owns Channel 11 and The Dallas Morning News, announced earlier this year... More >>

  • Punched Out

    published August 9, 2001

    Houston, get ready. Every grandma who's been baffled by a VCR, every technophobe who's quailed at having to program a new remote control, every... More >>

  • You've Got Killer Mail

    published August 2, 2001

    It wasn't that long ago that Angel Maturino Resendiz, the Railcar Killer, was being swamped with letters from journalists eager to interview him.... More >>

  • Pass or Fail?

    published July 26, 2001

    Coming soon to a Houston courtroom near you: some of KPRC's dirty laundry. A former photographer is suing the station for a million bucks over his... More >>

  • Hitting the Charts

    published July 19, 2001

    The Houston Chronicle put together a lengthy package of stories July 8 on the city's troubled Public Works Department, a thorough if not... More >>

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