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2000 Stories by Steve McVicker

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  • (Ore)gone to Hell?

    published December 28, 2000

    The year 2000 was another very good one for the already successful civil litigation firm of Richard Mithoff and Tommy Jacks. In April a Houston... More >>

  • Saints, Sacrilege and Retablos

    published December 7, 2000

    In the 1998 Houston Press Best of Houston issue, entrepreneur Macario Ramirez told how he enjoyed the city's diversity. "I feel the... More >>

  • The Private Trial of Donald Davis

    published November 30, 2000

    The first day of summer was not a good one for Houston police officer Randy Carodine. As he drove to his cousin's house on Laurel Drive in... More >>

  • Party Lines

    published November 2, 2000

    As even casual visitors know, correctional officers monitor every aspect of a convict's life. But a federal judge in Houston soon could be... More >>

  • Unnecessary Roughness

    published October 12, 2000

    See also Lauren Kern's companion article, "Job... More >>

  • Throwing Away the Key

    published August 24, 2000

    Steven Russell knew justice would be swift; he just hoped it would be merciful. After a day and a half of testimony last week, a Walker County... More >>

  • On The Hot Seat

    published August 17, 2000

    Twelve-year-old Daniel Lopez looked forward to going back this summer to Houston's east side, where he had lived until he was about four. When his... More >>

  • Livin' Large

    published July 20, 2000

    Weighing in at 350 pounds, Carlos Sosa's impressive girth reflected his huge appetite for la dolce vita. Before his arrest on a felony... More >>

  • Hanging with Mr. X

    published June 29, 2000

    Like Gary Graham, Quanell X spoke boldly last Thursday. Then he was gone. Inside the Huntsville prison unit, Graham, the celebrity death row... More >>

  • Here's Johnny

    published May 25, 2000

    It's the Saturday before Easter, and minister Johnny Jeremiah, otherwise known as former crack dealer Johnny Binder, is doing the Lord's... More >>

  • Duke Truong's Freedom Ride

    published May 4, 2000

    In 1978 Duke Truong and his family risked their lives to flee their native Vietnam and avoid persecution from a ruling government that was none... More >>

  • Farewell to a Killer

    published May 4, 2000

    Settling himself into the witness stand in the Dallas County courtroom, burly and bearded Johnny Bonds makes no attempt to hide his ear-to-ear... More >>

  • Poison Pen

    published March 23, 2000

    Workers watched as the man went through the parking lot of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, methodically writing down the license plate... More >>

  • Billie Bob's (Mis) Fortune

    published February 10, 2000

    Many have the same dream: finding the six magical numbers that unlock the treasure known as the Texas Lottery. Then life would be good. Problems... More >>

  • Lost Legends

    published January 13, 2000

    Wavy gray hair and translucent-rimmed glasses restore the aura of an archivist to Tary Owens. His soft, raspy voice and deliberate words... More >>

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