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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"

2002 Stories by Richard Connelly

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  • Christmas Miracle

    published December 26, 2002

    The Houston Press Club gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown December 17 for its annual holiday party. Invited to come along were the... More >>

  • Year of the Yao Woo

    published December 26, 2002

    Every year, it seems, Houston's chamber-of-commerce types wait anxiously for the Environmental Protection Agency to finish its annual study of... More >>

  • Houston, 24/7

    published December 19, 2002

    Two years after announcing their plans for a station devoted 24 hours a day to local news, Time Warner and the Belo Corporation put their product... More >>

  • Memories

    published December 12, 2002

    Where have you gone, Bob Claypool? Actually Claypool, like Joe DiMaggio, has passed on to his final reward. As has the paper for which he wrote... More >>

  • Internal Distress

    published December 5, 2002

    Memo to the Houston Chronicle: Internal memos are not supposed to be posted on your Web site. You'd think that'd be obvious, but in an... More >>

  • Divided Road Ahead

    published December 5, 2002

    After 15 years of a sometimes tense marriage, the Art Car Parade and the Houston International Festival are divorcing. The world-renowned... More >>

  • Couples Therapy

    published November 28, 2002

    The news that Enron "whistle-blower" Sherron Watkins had quit her job at the disgraced firm was front-page news for the Houston Chronicle... More >>

  • Backstage Pass

    published November 21, 2002

    Former Fox 26 reporter Lloyd Gite is suing the station over his termination, and if the trial is anything like the depositions, it'll be... More >>

  • Paying for It

    published November 14, 2002

    In case you missed it, the respected (if drearily earnest) Project for Excellence in Journalism has rated Houston's local TV news operations. The... More >>

  • Electoral Gift

    published October 31, 2002

    There's nothing a candidate for public office likes better than a glowing profile right before Election Day. Last year it was Mayor Lee Brown... More >>

  • All About the Kids

    published October 24, 2002

    Our recent item on Wayne Dolcefino mugging in front of his Emmys during his latest Kid-Care scandal update resulted in a meeting with Brad Levy,... More >>

  • The Long Goodbye

    published October 24, 2002

    On a recent October morning, the 6000 block of Woodbrook Lane in Houston is about as bucolic as its name could ever hope for. Birds from the... More >>

  • Space Invaders

    published October 17, 2002

    Boy, that World Space Congress really is something. At least if you're judging by the amount of space the Houston Chronicle is devoting to... More >>

  • Bayou Dreams

    published October 10, 2002

    From the glowing, prominent treatment given the event by the Houston Chronicle, we'd say a crusade has begun. Somehow, the paper got its... More >>

  • Astro Alan Zinter

    published September 26, 2002

    To a lot of people, perhaps, the scene was desultory: a mid-June game between two teams far below .500, the seventh inning of a 7-1 blowout,... More >>

  • Wrong Number

    published September 19, 2002

    The build-up to the September 11 anniversary is mercifully over. Houston media (including the Press) all localized the tragedy, getting... More >>

  • It's Wayne's Fault!

    published September 12, 2002

    Local television stations have long hated to follow stories by KTRK's manic Wayne Dolcefino. We can't especially blame them -- Wayne can be... More >>

  • 9/11+1

    published September 12, 2002

    As the anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks arrives, there will be no shortage of words trying to make sense of the event. There also... More >>

  • Edifice Complex

    published August 29, 2002

    It's two down, one to go when it comes to silly special sections and television shows celebrating new Houston sports facilities. We have... More >>

  • At QB: God

    published August 22, 2002

    Who knew that God could read a three-deep zone? Actually, given the Supreme Being's alleged omniscience, it would be pretty much a given that... More >>

  • Bashing Bush

    published August 15, 2002

    The Web site www.buzzflash.com bills itself as the antithesis of the Drudge Report, and it lives up to its... More >>

  • Banjo Blues

    published August 8, 2002

    Since 1995, when his 15 years at The Houston Post ended with that paper's demise, Steve Olafson has been the Houston Chronicle's man... More >>

  • Burning Shoe Leather

    published August 1, 2002

    Houston Chronicle editor Jeff Cohen has told his columnists he wants them out on the streets and on the phones being reporters (see " More >>

  • Summer Games

    published July 25, 2002

    The competition has been fierce in the battle over the 2012 Olympics. And we're not talking about the cities involved, we're talking about the... More >>

  • Showdown at the Shore

    published July 18, 2002

    North and South Korea have their DMZ, the demilitarized zone where itchy soldiers stare tensely at each other across a patch of deserted... More >>

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