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  • After him, the deluge

    published December 28, 1995

    Here it comes: two years of non-stop positioning and posturing by all the contenders and pretenders to the More >>

  • The Insider

    published December 28, 1995

    The Unwelcome Christmas Guest Plaintiff's lawyer Richard Mithoff annually throws one of the most lavish Christmas parties in Houston,... More >>

  • The Insider

    published December 21, 1995

    Up to His (Rear End) in (Excrement) If there's one thing Houston Chronicle publisher Richard J.V. Johnson hates more than having one of... More >>

  • The Insider

    published December 14, 1995

    Sign Up for the Next Slaughter For Democrats, the 1994 judicial elections turned out to be about as enjoyable as a mass Aztec human... More >>

  • Having outlived the good ol' boy era, when it had a hand in every deal, houston legal giant

    published December 7, 1995

    Having outlived the good ol' boy era, when it had a hand in every deal, houston legal giant Vinson & Elkins is entangled in a... More >>

  • Into the Mystic (Book)

    published December 7, 1995

    Vinson & Elkins' political clout is a legacy of its founder, Judge James Elkins, but it does not come cheap for the firm's 237 partners. Dues for... More >>

  • The Insider

    published September 14, 1995

    How to Profit from Special Relationships The Insider dearly loves documents stamped "confidential," and a proposal from Austin lawyer Pike... More >>

  • The Insider

    published August 31, 1995

    To Run or Not to Run Mayor Bob Lanier would like to cruise through his third and final mayoral election with no serious opponent, and save... More >>

  • The Insider

    published August 17, 1995

    Ghosts in the Machine Ah, the dangers of the computerized newsroom. Last Wednesday, a Houston Chronicle copy editor allowed the paper's new... More >>

  • The Insider

    published August 3, 1995

    New Sportsday Dawning? Sports junkies hungering for more local coverage after the closing of the Post may have a new supplier in Houston... More >>

  • The Insider

    published July 27, 1995

    All the King's Towels Bob Lanier gets the royal treatment from a compliant City Council, so visitors to the Lanier digs at The Huntingdon... More >>

  • The Insider

    published July 20, 1995

    Matter of Choice Superlawyer John O'Quinn might be one of the pro-choicest attorneys around, but he's bailed out from the board of... More >>

  • The Insider

    published July 20, 1995

    Matter of Choice Superlawyer John O'Quinn might be one of the pro-choicest attorneys around, but he's bailed out from the board of... More >>

  • Center of Dispute

    published July 20, 1995

    The well-dressed lawyers, architects and civic club leaders gathered in the meeting room at the Judson Robinson Jr. Community Center near Hermann... More >>

  • John Whitmire was on a roll coming into the 1995 Legislature. But how the mighty have fallen. Tim Fleck examines the mounting troubles of the state senator known as "Boogie."

    published July 13, 1995

    John Whitmire was riding high back on April 12 when he took to the floor of the Texas Senate for a rare "personal privilege" speech. The... More >>

  • The Insider

    published July 13, 1995

    Oh, Donna From a legal standpoint, you couldn't call it the best of years for Wayne Dolcefino, and it's not getting any better: he was... More >>

  • The Insider

    published July 6, 1995

    A Matter of Degree ... HISD board president Arthur Gaines and trustee Ron Franklin, his predecessor as president, clashed recently over... More >>

  • King Benjamin's Mine

    published July 6, 1995

    Benjamin Hall has never lacked for audacity, and the latest legal gambit of the self-described "South Carolina country boy" has Houston energy... More >>

  • The Insider

    published June 29, 1995

    Little Mac Attack Everywhere the world champion Rockets went, Jim "Mattress Mac" McIngvale was sure to go, as long as there were cameras... More >>

  • The Insider

    published June 15, 1995

    Deja Vu All Over Again When it comes to delinquent tax collections, Heard Goggan Blair Williams is used to getting a little help from its... More >>

  • The SAs a girl, she tried to break the color barrier in Houston schools. As an adult, she worked in the African liberation movement and against apartheid.

    published June 8, 1995

    Marion Williams built the house on Farmer Street himself, board by board, nearly 50 years ago. That was long before the concrete river of the East... More >>

  • Deano's Disclosure

    published June 1, 1995

    If you were in a charitable mood, you might give newspaper-killer Dean Singleton credit for nerve, if nothing else. In this age when grudging... More >>

  • The Insider

    published May 25, 1995

    Shooting (Yourself) from the Lip Loose lips may not necessarily sink ships, but they can cost a Harris County constable some deputies. A... More >>

  • Lanier Village

    published May 11, 1995

    Perhaps it was just a coincidence that real estate agent Sharon Katz and developer Wayne Duddlesten sat together at the head table with Bob Lanier... More >>

  • Dear Landlord

    published May 11, 1995

    It may be the most unusual cast of characters in a landlord-tenant dispute in Houston in years. The tenant is the Quaker-sponsored American... More >>

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