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1994 Stories by Tim Fleck

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  • Not F--ing Guilty!

    published December 22, 1994

    Lawyer Mary Conn was hurrying to keep a court date one morning last year when the wire-rimmed brassiere she was wearing triggered the metal... More >>

  • Battle of the Retreads

    published December 22, 1994

    Whoever said there are no second acts in American life obviously never viewed Houston political life in all its multitudinous wonder. Take... More >>

  • Sixties Survivor

    published December 15, 1994

    Twenty-five years ago Gene Locke faced a different set of legal challenges than those he will inherit when he replaces Benjamin Hall III as... More >>

  • A Slight Omission

    published December 1, 1994

    You may have missed it, but a small wire story buried in the November 12 edition of the Houston Chronicle reported that the Chicago Tribune had... More >>

  • I, Whitmire

    published December 1, 1994

    At a time when most Houston Democrats are moping about with hangdog looks, an upbeat and preening John Whitmire is putting his favorite personal... More >>

  • Sheila Keeps Quiet

    published November 24, 1994

    In her almost five years as an at-large member of Houston City Council, Sheila Jackson Lee has rarely been able to keep quiet, and her legendary... More >>

  • What the Tide Brought In

    published November 17, 1994

    Political unknown Steve Mansfield won a seat on the highest court of Texas criminal jurisprudence last week the same way he fished for dates in... More >>

  • Too Pharr-out?

    published November 10, 1994

    The voice of a local Republican activist had a conspiratorial edge when he phoned two weeks ago, asking if the Press would be interested in a... More >>

  • Faded Love

    published October 27, 1994

    The chanting, expectant crowd jamming the Galleria hotel ballroom temporarily quieted as two figures stepped to the microphone. On stage to usher... More >>

  • CondoMania

    published October 13, 1994

    Weary of waiting for the operators of Houston's posh Huntingdon condominiums to market the unfinished floor space in the tower, the Federal... More >>

  • Pursuing Jerry

    published October 13, 1994

    A red-eyed sun peeks over the pines of the self-proclaimed "Livable Forest" of Kingwood at 6:30 a.m., finding county commissioner candidate Jim... More >>

  • Log Cabin Fever

    published October 6, 1994

    Slightly built, soft-spoken attorney Steve Mansfield, a Republican candidate for a seat on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, doesn't look like... More >>

  • Art of the Mortgage

    published October 6, 1994

    If you're wondering why Houston Museum of Fine Arts director Peter Marzio hasn't shipped out to New York's Museum of Modern Art (or other... More >>

  • Son of Lindsay ... Son of Driscoll

    published September 29, 1994

    Shortly before Vince Ryan and Robert Eckels were to engage in the first major debate of their race for county judge, Ryan crossed paths with... More >>

  • Scary Tales from the Tapes

    published September 29, 1994

    The political career of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Henry Cisneros is likely as stiff and cold as his extramarital sexual relationship... More >>

  • Seeds of Trouble, Part II

    published September 15, 1994

    When the New York-based Hearst Corp. mobilized its various newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, to form "diversity committees" last spring... More >>

  • Time and Money

    published September 8, 1994

    With whatever time he's got left, Mike Ecker is living both the traditional American dream and the modern American nightmare. Flush with a big... More >>

  • Letting it all Hang Out

    published September 8, 1994

    The Houston Chronicle has been threatened in the past with hundreds of lawsuits over the paper's contents, but a recent missive to managing editor... More >>

  • Crisis on Cullen Boulevard

    published September 1, 1994

    If you're looking for the chancellor of the University of Houston System during working hours, don't bother dropping by the main UH campus off the... More >>

  • Vince Ryan's Distress

    published August 25, 1994

    With just three months remaining until voters pick a replacement for lame-duck Harris County Judge Jon Lindsay, Democratic contender Vince Ryan... More >>

  • Teresa's In-Crowd

    published August 18, 1994

    When dozens of high-profile Houstonians who claim they're owed money from enterprises run by Teresa Rodriguez gather at the Harris County Jury... More >>

  • Mouthpiece on the Move

    published August 18, 1994

    The recent announcement that Houston Police Department communications chief Rick Hartley will be resigning to become executive director of the HPD... More >>

  • Romancing the Stones

    published August 18, 1994

    Houston Lighting & Power's parent company, Houston Industries, is currently renovating the downtown office tower at 1100 Milam as its new ... More >>

  • Poison Pens

    published August 11, 1994

    Depending on whose private correspondence you happen to read, Harris County Civil Court Judge Carolyn Day Hobson is either an incompetent jurist... More >>

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