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2000 Stories by Steven Long

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  • Codes of Silence

    published October 26, 2000

    Inmates, riled up by overcrowded conditions and escalating friction with guards, passed along the deadly game plan. In the gym of the New Mexico... More >>

  • NoDo Invades; Rebels Skirmish

    published October 5, 2000

    Ever since her youth, Dawn Fudge has been dazzled by the legends surrounding a small establishment tucked away in an industrial corner just north... More >>

  • Getting Hosed

    published August 31, 2000

    It was the start of a new year and a good time for cleaning house. That's what the Glen Cairne Community Association thought, anyway, when it... More >>

  • Your Cheatin' Heart?

    published July 27, 2000

    Pam Delker was preparing to leave her Manvel pizza restaurant last month, when she caught sight of an intruder on her roof. He shouted down that... More >>

  • Murals and the Mind Police

    published July 20, 2000

    William Steen, an artist of some note, spends his days with hands-on work at the Menil Collection. But his heart is squarely within the quadrants... More >>

  • ASS Stated

    published June 29, 2000

    Don't just focus on the customer's problem with a car -- "Isolate and Upsell." Mark up parts prices nearly 300 percent over costs, and ditch those... More >>

  • Sam Houston's Retreat?

    published June 29, 2000

    A few years ago higher education up the I-45 corridor from Houston began shaking off its tired teachers college image. Sam Houston State... More >>

  • Putting Up

    published June 22, 2000

    A few hundred miles and a generation in time separated Lynda Nichols from Harry Burger, but they both had an acquired appreciation for the... More >>

  • Gramercy Gets Fingered

    published June 1, 2000

    In 1928 Washington architect F. Stanley Piper went to work on suitable plans for an apartment house with the kind of charm to match the character... More >>

  • Added Costs

    published May 18, 2000

    At City Hall, some call it spin, and some call it fact. The spin is that Houston homeowners are about to get a substantial decrease in rates on... More >>

  • Dimitri's Last Stand

    published May 11, 2000

    Merchant seaman Dimitri Manetas left his home in Kalloms Puros, Greece, and worked his way to Galveston in 1970. For the next six years he was a... More >>

  • Buck Off

    published April 27, 2000

    Early this month Robert Longoria headed toward his Bay City home on a semirural stretch of Texas 35 through Brazoria County. In the area of the... More >>

  • Art Car Outs

    published April 13, 2000

    Artist Dorman David shelled out a total of $15,000 to beautify his novel '54 GMC pickup over five previous Art Car Parades. After 1999's zany... More >>

  • Last Call

    published March 9, 2000

    The master of the martini is dead. Near the end, 62-year-old Jose Serna was an elder of sorts to thousands of new arrivals into a revitalized... More >>

  • Almighty Municipality

    published March 2, 2000

    On a recent foggy night in League City, the Lord patiently waited His turn on a heavy City Council agenda. Councilmembers heard lesser speakers... More >>

  • Oil Giant's Policy Fuels Gays' Protest

    published January 27, 2000

    If Houston's gays and lesbians have their way, a rally at a tiny downtown park could have a big impact at the pump for petroleum giant... More >>

  • Borderline

    published January 6, 2000

    Roy Beene was a Houston criminal-defense attorney who occasionally landed big-name clients such as capital murder defendant Cynthia Campbell Ray... More >>

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