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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"

2002 Stories by Richard Connelly

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  • Column Calamity

    published July 11, 2002

    Changes continue to bubble up at the Houston Chronicle under new editor Jeff Cohen, and two of the paper's high-profile columnists are the... More >>

  • True Believer

    published July 11, 2002

    For more than four years, local Lutheran pastor Don Carlson has had the darkest of clouds hanging over him. He may finally be able to start seeing... More >>

  • A Model Journalist

    published July 4, 2002

    Potential Houston-area home buyers likely peruse the Houston Chronicle's Sunday Homes section; for the rest of us, the advertiser-written... More >>

  • The War Within

    published June 27, 2002

    Houston police Captain Mark Aguirre fights his battles on many fronts.From a battered office in the aging depths of the South Central... More >>

  • My Funny Valentine

    published June 20, 2002

    The June 7 column on the front of the Houston Chronicle's Metropolitan section might easily have been mistaken for yet another snoozefest... More >>

  • Sacred Cow Au Jus

    published June 6, 2002

    The decision by Linda Lay, the wife of Enron's Kenny Boy, to open a secondhand store called Jus' Stuff has provided much fodder for media outlets... More >>

  • Beyond the Womb

    published May 30, 2002

    Mayor Lee P. Brown and other dignitaries attended a festive ceremony near City Hall last July 21, six weeks after Tropical Storm Allison battered... More >>

  • Will May Ever End?

    published May 23, 2002

    When Channel 2 broke the sweeps-month story recently that Houston drivers sometimes exceed the speed limit, we thought, "Well, at least they're... More >>

  • Scene's From A City's Soul

    published May 23, 2002

    When Amy Braitsch thinks of Houston, she likely thinks of vinegar. And machine parts. And a black-and-white city of balloon-tired roadsters and... More >>

  • Swept Away

    published May 16, 2002

    The local television stations are still rolling out their best market-researched items for sweeps month, often to the chagrin of hapless... More >>

  • Hearst 1, Baylor 0

    published May 9, 2002

    When Houston Chronicle editor Jack Loftis made noises about retiring this year, most people at 801 Texas assumed things would go pretty... More >>

  • Tough Sailing

    published May 9, 2002

    A legal battle brewing in Houston's First Court of Appeals raises two pressing questions: 1. What is it with Vinson & Elkins and... More >>

  • Delayed DeLay

    published May 2, 2002

    Imagine a world without Tom DeLay. Now, snap out of your reverie and force yourself to face the heinous reality that Tom DeLay is, indeed, a... More >>

  • You Don't Know Mac

    published May 2, 2002

    Jim "Mattress Mac" McIngvale has done plenty to annoy Houstonians for the past 20 years, whether it's blasting endless crummy TV commercials,... More >>

  • Bursting Bubbles

    published April 25, 2002

    It was pretty much a run-of-the-mill health report on Channel 13's 5 p.m. news April 17. Reporter Christi Myers told viewers of a possible... More >>

  • One More Time

    published April 18, 2002

    There are certain things that are simply immutable about Houston. The Astros are always going to disappoint. The freeways are always going to be... More >>

  • Camera Ready

    published April 11, 2002

    News-junkie Houstonians who are starved for entertainment now have a great new option: the 10 p.m. news on KHOU. Channel 11 has long been the... More >>

  • Les Passť

    published April 11, 2002

    Finally -- after 15 or so years of planning and scheming and begging money and plotting political machinations, after enduring endless... More >>

  • Criminals Beware

    published April 4, 2002

    It was a big story for Channel 2: A twentysomething woman had been arrested after "luring" a 12-year-old boy over the Internet. The woman... More >>

  • Protest Too Much

    published March 28, 2002

    It was apparently an irresistible story, and few resisted. A group of Houston sixth-graders from Lanier Middle School was scheduled to take a... More >>

  • Thou Shalt Not Pee

    published March 7, 2002

    Reporters covering the gruesome and depressing Andrea Yates trial might decide they need an extra cup of coffee or two to get through the day.... More >>

  • Any Story Will Do

    published February 28, 2002

    We all know the Houston Chronicle's been having some trouble covering the Enron story. (Which is kind of like saying Enron's been having a... More >>

  • The Line of Fire

    published February 21, 2002

    Let none of the brave reporters here in town following Enron ever think themselves accurs'd or hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks who... More >>

  • We're Enron-Free!

    published February 14, 2002

    The rodeo's in town, and the annual local-media orgy of coverage has begun. Television reporters have once again chuckled their way through... More >>

  • Rewriting History

    published February 7, 2002

    This just in: Enron wasn't quite as successful a company as many people believed. This startling news comes to us courtesy of the Houston... More >>

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