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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"

2006 Stories by Richard Connelly

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  • CSI: New Caney

    published June 22, 2006

    They do things differently up in New Caney, which is a small town in the woods of east Montgomery County. Take, for instance, their methods for... More >>

  • Beach Patrol

    published June 15, 2006

    Residents of New York and Washington, D.C. may be bitching about having their anti-terrorism funding cut, but they're apparently unaware of the... More >>

  • Getting Rogered

    published June 8, 2006

    Not since Lloyd Dobler held a boombox over his head in Say Anything has there been a more pathetic case of a needy loser chasing... More >>

  • Bungalow Power

    published June 1, 2006

    The Fight for the Heights just got radicalized. Sheila Sovari and her husband, Mark Sterling, have given up working with the Houston Heights... More >>

  • Holy Sh--!

    published June 1, 2006

    You know, Houstonians used to be pretty nonchalant about hurricanes. A few would threaten us every so often, but they were more a reason for a... More >>

  • Lost Dog

    published May 18, 2006

    If you're a pet-loving Houstonian, you might have heard the tale of Harley the dog. A black Lab mix, he was found wandering around after Hurricane... More >>

  • School's Out

    published May 11, 2006

    Newsweek magazine has come out with a cover story on "America's Top 100 High Schools," and it's underlying message is clear: Houston, you... More >>

  • Still Fighting

    published May 4, 2006

    Even after a year, the war between uptight Sugar Landers and a slightly risque business shows no signs of waning. Once again Nooky's Erotic... More >>

  • Meeting of the Minds

    published April 27, 2006

    Someone at the University of Houston has a puckish sense of humor. It's one thing to schedule the Harris County Republican Party Convention in... More >>

  • En la Calle

    published April 20, 2006

    A day after 500,000 protesters flooded the streets of Dallas, Houston stepped up to do its part in the fight against proposed immigration... More >>

  • Baby, Please Don't Go

    published April 13, 2006

    Like everyone else, we were pretty much blindsided by Tom DeLay's sudden decision to quit the Congress. We figured he'd go out in one last blazing... More >>

  • Such Nice Kids

    published April 6, 2006

    Want a concrete example of the old saying "caught between a rock and a hard place"? Look no further than the Houston school district. The... More >>

  • Wheels on the Bus

    published March 30, 2006

    In the late summer of 2004, the Houston school district thought it had found a place to locate its bus barn, which had to be moved to make way for... More >>

  • A Blog of His Own

    published March 23, 2006

    Every news outlet in Houston, it seems, has someone blogging the Enron trial. The Houston Chronicle, which seems to believe the future... More >>

  • Scooby-Dooby-Done

    published March 16, 2006

    In the end, Cynthia Sinatra never posed much of a threat to the bizarre reign of U.S. Representative Ron Paul in District 14, getting beaten... More >>

  • A Moon Swoon

    published March 9, 2006

    Our sister paper SF Weekly recently did a story on the Reverend Sun Myung Moon's extravagant attempts to make inroads among black churches... More >>

  • No-Balls Buzz

    published March 2, 2006

    Every city in America is cursed with a "wacky" morning show on FM, where outlaws who can't be tamed by the FCC or those suits in corporate push... More >>

  • Don't Buy the Hype

    published February 23, 2006

    Serial killer Coral Eugene Watts confessed to killing 13 Texas women, and he's suspected of killing many others across the country. That's why... More >>

  • You Can Quote Me

    published February 16, 2006

    If you're an avid consumer of Enron-trial coverage, you know the name Charles Prestwood. The 67-year-old Conroe resident has become the official... More >>

  • Let There Be Gifts

    published February 9, 2006

    I.V. Hilliard is the black Joel Osteen -- a telegenic preacher at a Houston megachurch who hobnobs with celebrities and lives the good life.... More >>

  • Arson Is Bad?

    published February 2, 2006

    If you've driven along any of Texas's major highways lately you've seen the signs. A drought has raised the threat of wildfires to dangerous... More >>

  • Porn to Be Wild

    published January 26, 2006

    Paul Donnelly, the former head of Harris County's probation department, is now known for three things: always keeping an open Bible on his desk,... More >>

  • Bee Keepers

    published January 19, 2006

    Nikki Dowdy, a 23-year-old public relations executive who lives in Houston, thought her e-mail system had gone haywire. January 2 should have been... More >>

  • Lemonade Stand

    published January 12, 2006

    Arthur Smith is a 36-year-old Houston resident who has a beef with CarMax, the used-car company. He says he was sold a lemon and wants... More >>

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