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1999 Stories by Stuart Eskenazi

Archives: 2000 | 1999 | 1998
  • Fatal Attraction

    published December 2, 1999

    A Texas A&M University student belts out commands like a Marine drill instructor. His crew of ten college kids in storm-trooper helmets plays the... More >>

  • Strong Convictions

    published November 18, 1999

    Richard A. Anderson makes part of his living arguing cases before the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, a nine-member panel of elected judges that... More >>

  • Double Image

    published October 7, 1999

    There he stands, in grainy, jerky images resembling an old home movie. Captured on rough-hewn film is George W. Bush in a Cub Scout troop line,... More >>

  • Ross Tossed

    published August 19, 1999

    Jack Gargan sought to raise a ruckus, if not spawn a revolution. The retired financial consultant from Florida started a campaign in 1990 against... More >>

  • Learning Curves

    published July 22, 1999

    No bell rang to mark the beginning of class. It was just one of many things missing from this high school. For two months, as winter segued... More >>

  • Campaign Appearances

    published June 10, 1999

    Legislators had been in Austin barely long enough to break in their leather chairs when Comptroller Carole Rylander confirmed that the state was... More >>

  • Grabbing for the (Public's) Gold

    published May 27, 1999

    If Houston or Dallas vaults ahead of six other U.S. cities bidding to host the 2012 Olympic Summer Games, it has the Texas Legislature to thank --... More >>

  • Calling the Shots

    published May 20, 1999

    It started with a lady in the clouds issuing you a challenge in a 30-second TV commercial. "As you look at your next phone bill," she said... More >>

  • Border Bound

    published April 29, 1999

    A commercial truck carrying bottled water rumbles up the rocky street, stopping in front of one of the 25 or so homes in a listless... More >>

  • Contributing Factors

    published March 11, 1999

    In 1997 a trio of consumer groups with an agenda to embarrass legislators set out to prove what everyone around the Capitol had long suspected:... More >>

  • Barney! Biz! Bluebonnets!

    published February 4, 1999

    Passengers sit placidly at the gate, waiting to board a plane at Houston's Hobby Airport. Most of them are reading silently when a sudden... More >>

  • What the Chronicle Correction Left Out

    published January 28, 1999

    A correction published in last Monday's Houston Chronicle failed to tell the entire story. It read: "A story in Sunday's Chronicle on the... More >>

  • Striking Out

    published January 21, 1999

    Reid Ryan remembers bumming around the streets of San Francisco alone as a 12-year-old kid, carrying $20 that his father slipped him before... More >>

  • Bush Dole

    published January 21, 1999

    Every other January, 181 state legislators, supposedly representative of Texas and supposedly armed with good intentions, go to Austin and... More >>

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