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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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  • In This Together

    published July 5, 2001

    The Houston school district is an absolutely terrific, terrific place to be a teacher -- it's "nationally recognized" and it's got "great... More >>

  • Wading for Godot

    published July 5, 2001

    Everyone has had a Bizarre Moment in life, a moment when you just step back and ask, "How the hell did I get in this situation?" Often... More >>

  • All That Glitters

    published June 28, 2001

    The Chronicle reported June 20 that former Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Golden Richards was a Metro bus driver, and he had just been... More >>

  • We're (Kinda) Sorry

    published June 14, 2001

    We figured somewhere, somehow, some wiseacre would try to sneak it past a sleepy editor, what with the latest Bush twins brouhaha. We just never... More >>

  • KPRC Tops Itself

    published May 31, 2001

    If you like your sleaziness to be brazen and bold -- if you have nothing but contempt for hypocrites who cloak their seedy grubbiness behind a... More >>

  • How Dare You?

    published May 24, 2001

    The Washington Post had some really shocking news May 14. Really shocking. It had to do with the recent ticketing of presidential... More >>

  • Divided Road

    published May 24, 2001

    Since time immemorial -- which in Houston means about ten years -- the Art Car Ball has been an annual contender for Best Party of the... More >>

  • Starry, Starry Night

    published May 17, 2001

    If you don't have any plans for Friday, May 18, you do now. Even if you do have plans, change them. Drop everything and fork over... More >>

  • Wild on the Web

    published May 10, 2001

    The hacked-off, laid-off staffers who used to work at CNN have begun a Web site, More >>

  • Holier Than Thou

    published May 3, 2001

    Channel 13's intrepid Wayne Dolcefino is having a fine time these days exposing the city's hapless pothole-filling program, where public works... More >>

  • Nut Su Oh Redux

    published May 3, 2001

    Mayor Lee P. Brown's vision of Houston is… bass-ackwards, if this entry into an Internet contest is any indication. Brown was one of 31... More >>

  • Quoth the Chron

    published April 26, 2001

    The Houston Chronicle's latest house-ad frenzy involves promoting, of all things, the incisive, sharp, thought-provoking writing that is... More >>

  • We Are Terrific!

    published April 19, 2001

    Much of Houston cringed March 10 when they saw the front-page story in the Houston Chronicle with the ominous headline "City Aims to Clean... More >>

  • Tale of the Tape

    published April 12, 2001

    As soon as word got out that an alleged spring break gang rape at Crystal Beach might have been recorded by an amateur video cameraman, every... More >>

  • Ghost of a Chance

    published April 5, 2001

    Ghosts haunt the fabled Balinese Room in Galveston. They aren't the ghosts of performers who've played the South Seas Ballroom there, like... More >>

  • Right-Wing Revolt

    published March 29, 2001

    If you think Vince Foster was murdered by Hillary's lesbian lover, if you're sure Bill Clinton was running drugs out of a rural Arkansas airport... More >>

  • Energy Rules

    published March 22, 2001

    We here in Houston, we love the energy industry. At least we do if we work for the Houston Chronicle. The Chronicle has... More >>

  • Latino Loss

    published March 15, 2001

    There was some happy reaction when Channel 13 announced that former morning anchor Gina Gaston was returning to the station after almost two... More >>

  • A Loew(s) Blow

    published March 15, 2001

    Two high-profile Houston movie theaters have closed, victims of the desperate battle between overspending movie-megaplex owners. The Loews... More >>

  • Playmaker

    published March 8, 2001

    It was the first exhibition game of the 1986 NFL season, and few football games are more insignificant than the first exhibition of the year. Team... More >>

  • Booster Shot

    published March 1, 2001

    In case you were curious, Houston Chronicle readers, that was not an issue of the Texas Medical Center newsletter that was delivered... More >>

  • Like It's 1999

    published February 22, 2001

    Despite the fervent wishes of the general public, sweeps month continues to afflict us with inanity. We've had Channel 2 inform us that pet... More >>

  • Happy Hearst

    published February 15, 2001

    The past year has been a rough one for the Hearst Corporation, the people who own the Houston Chronicle. There was a tough strike against... More >>

  • The Sky's the Limit

    published February 15, 2001

    Throughout the long presidential campaign, television viewers in swing states like Washington and Oregon were bombarded with advertisements... More >>

  • No Contest

    published February 8, 2001

    KPRC-TV has been criticized for its idiotic devotion to giveaway contests during sweeps, the times when a station's ratings are used to determine... More >>

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