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Awards

  • 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"

  • 2007 - National Society of Newspaper Columnists, published May 18, 2006

    "Lost Dog"

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

    "What a Devil"

2005 Stories by Richard Connelly

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  • Wish You Were Here

    published July 14, 2005

    Congressman Ted Poe has gotten national attention with a little travelogue he wrote that showed up on the op-ed page of the Houston... More >>

  • Mean Streets

    published July 14, 2005

    The racetracks of NASCAR -- from the "Too Tough to Tame" Darlington Raceway to the blazing-fast Talladega Superspeedway -- are intense cauldrons... More >>

  • Take My Wife, Please

    published July 7, 2005

    San Jacinto County Sheriff Lacy Rogers has seen a lot of hardened criminals get nabbed by the long arm of John Law. Including his wife.... More >>

  • Pimp My Ride

    published June 30, 2005

    Metro has famously made some "adjustments" to the $2 billion transportation plan approved by voters in 2003. Basically, areas of town represented... More >>

  • Jailhouse Crock

    published June 30, 2005

    Houston city officials said hiring a troubled division of the University of Texas Medical Branch to run the health service in the city's jails... More >>

  • Can't Get Arrested

    published June 23, 2005

    Houston police have announced a major crackdown on jaywalking. Not a major crackdown on gang activity, but jaywalking. Although, to be fair... More >>

  • Career Opportunities

    published June 16, 2005

    In early April, the Houston school district announced Sharpstown High would be hosting a "life lessons for boys" program, where fifth-graders... More >>

  • David vs. Goliath

    published June 16, 2005

    There are few things more heartwarming than a giant corporation going after the little guy, especially when that giant corporation normally puts... More >>

  • On Their Backs

    published June 9, 2005

    Houston's suburbs have always been somewhat strange, since the city tends to annex anything that gets too big and prosperous. But as growth... More >>

  • Those Damn Kids

    published June 2, 2005

    There was, no doubt, a lot of mumbling about "kids these days" as police investigated the recent vandalizing of a classroom at Pasadena's... More >>

  • Bohacked Off

    published May 26, 2005

    Last week Hair Balls took note of the legislative skill and daring of state Representative Dwayne Bohac, who stage-managed a rush committee vote... More >>

  • No Pain, No Gain

    published May 26, 2005

    Texas death row inmates have gone out in style before some have used their last words to thank the Dallas Cowboys for years of pleasure but ... More >>

  • Broadway Baby

    published May 19, 2005

    Stephen Sondheim can be an acquired taste -- one well worth acquiring, actually -- but no writer of Broadway musicals has a more devoted... More >>

  • The Warrior Ramirez

    published May 5, 2005

    In May 1997, a struggling San Antonio artist named Joe Lopez was battling a severe case of stage fright. It came as he was preparing to take the... More >>

  • Bloody Biking

    published May 5, 2005

    Local bike activist Peter Wong has never shied away from contending with bureaucracies when it comes to issues concerning the two-wheeled... More >>

  • Getting Hammered

    published April 28, 2005

    It's difficult to stand out these days with a protest against our own Tom DeLay. The folks at More >>

  • Nailed by the Cops

    published April 28, 2005

    If you were pitching it to Hollywood, it would be CSI meets Beauty Shop meets Cinderella. For the want of a fingernail, a... More >>

  • Renaissance Man

    published April 21, 2005

    Laura LeBlanc has seen it all at the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, where peace-officer careers go to die. She has dealt with hundreds of... More >>

  • What a Devil

    published April 14, 2005

    The devil, as Hollywood and the Bible tell us, is one clever dude. In his endless fight with the Almighty, the Prince of Darkness thinks rules are... More >>

  • Encore or Bust?

    published April 7, 2005

    Last year was an unforgettable roller-coaster ride for Astros fans. The season started with hopes higher than ever before; it soon plummeted to a... More >>

  • Uncivil Action

    published March 31, 2005

    The goings-on at the University of Texas Medical Branch hospital in Galveston were certainly creepy: Body parts illegally being sold (including... More >>

  • Glory Days

    published March 24, 2005

    In honor of its 25th anniversary, the strip-club-for-gals La Bare held a reunion March 18, inviting former dancers back for one more night of... More >>

  • The Stud Next Door

    published March 17, 2005

    Breathes there a man who doesn't dream of starring in a porno movie? Well, yeah, actually. But don't tell that to Will Hammer. When you... More >>

  • Bully for You

    published March 10, 2005

    We can all agree that when it comes to ranking despicable people, bullies are pretty high on the list. Beating on or harassing those weaker than... More >>

  • Hang 'Em High, Mom

    published March 3, 2005

    When deciding how to punish a person convicted of a crime, judges can study testimony, hear from both sides' lawyers and put years of legal... More >>

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