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2001 Stories by Steve McVicker

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  • Janeth Arcain

    published September 20, 2001

    Although the Houston Comets did not win their fifth straight WNBA championship, there were still reasons to celebrate the team's season. One... More >>

  • No Safe Place

    published September 13, 2001

    On Tuesday morning, Houston stirred under bright blue skies, the follow-up to the first fresh hint of a cool front. A sketchy news bulletin broke... More >>

  • Drug Money

    published September 6, 2001

    Just over a year ago, the small Texas Panhandle town of Tulia, located in Swisher County, made national headlines when police rounded up more than... More >>

  • Files Not Found

    published July 19, 2001

    When the news broke in April that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had suddenly discovered thousands of previously missing documents in the... More >>

  • Murder, She Testified

    published July 19, 2001

    Call it the case of the bookmaker and the book maker. In August 1998 bookie-to-the-rich-and-famous Robert Angleton was acquitted of capital... More >>

  • A Perp Named Allison

    published July 5, 2001

    For three hours during the peak of Tropical Storm Allison, Houston Police Department dispatchers relied solely on walkie-talkies to send officers... More >>

  • Blind Faith

    published June 14, 2001

    Melinda Watson is only in her mid-thirties, but she has already experienced one moment of absolute bliss. It came after the birth of her second... More >>

  • Executing the Truth in Ads

    published June 14, 2001

    Excited and enthusiastic looks radiate on the faces of the white, middle-class family of four -- mom and dad, brother and sis -- as they crowd... More >>

  • Dead Man Talking

    published May 31, 2001

    Ben Guillory is a nervous wreck. Sitting in a purple chair around the blond wood conference table at the Houston Press offices, Guillory... More >>

  • Curses! Foiled Again

    published May 17, 2001

    Last week convicted killer and confidence man Michael Lee Davis returned to his Texas prison cell with 59 years remaining on his 60-year... More >>

  • Picking Up the Bill

    published May 10, 2001

    For several years, state Representative Senfronia Thompson tried to persuade Harris County officials to create special drug courts to oversee... More >>

  • The Party's Over

    published May 10, 2001

    The life of the party is dead. Nevertheless, when word of his death spread last week, Bruce Henry Davis insisted as usual on having the last... More >>

  • Injecting Fun into Death Row

    published April 26, 2001

    Texas carries out so many executions -- almost one a week last year -- that it's understandable if area interest in capital punishment has waned... More >>

  • Dr. Carter's Blunt Trauma

    published April 26, 2001

    In her new autobiography, Dr. Joye M. Carter describes herself as armed and dangerous in an educational sense. The same, however, cannot be said... More >>

  • Knowing Right from Wrong

    published March 8, 2001

    Dressed in standard prison whites and sporting a burr haircut and black horn-rimmed glasses with Coke bottle-thick lenses that both magnify and... More >>

  • Hard Knox

    published February 8, 2001

    The prospect of prosecuting law enforcement officers in Houston courts has long been formidable; just ask any of the attorneys from the civil... More >>

  • Left Return

    published January 18, 2001

    On a bitterly cold night in December, comedian Paula Poundstone takes the stage at La Zona Rosa, seven blocks south of the Texas Governor's... More >>

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