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1996 Stories by Tim Fleck

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  • The Insider

    published July 11, 1996

    Creative Campaign Finance 101 Normally, the campaign finance reports for city officials make for pretty dry reading, which is why the... More >>

  • The Insider

    published July 4, 1996

    Body Count Maybe it does pay to be a Friend of Bill. After asking Attorney General Janet Reno to authorize the Justice Department to be... More >>

  • The Insider

    published June 27, 1996

    Port of Desire With the profusion of poison pens jabbing over the upcoming appointment to fill the city's slot on the Port Authority... More >>

  • The Insider

    published June 20, 1996

    Tales of Cupit (Rhymes with Stupid) The squirrelly adventures of Congressman Steve Stockman's frat-house band of consultants who call... More >>

  • The Insider

    published June 13, 1996

    Bettiismo and Anti-Bettiismo FBI sting hostess Betti Maldonado's Port Authority ship may be taking on water rapidly, what with Mayor... More >>

  • Into the Den of Stockmania

    published June 13, 1996

    For just a moment, it seemed as if there might be at least one good man laboring at Congressman Steve Stockman's political sweatshop-cum-residence... More >>

  • The Passionate Pilgrim

    published June 6, 1996

    When NFL president Neil Austrian sat down with John Jay Moores and County Judge Robert Eckels to discuss pro football's future in Houston, it... More >>

  • The Gospel According to John

    published June 6, 1996

    On Hispanics: "The sense I have is that Hispanics are the last great immigrant group. And however they get in this country, they come over... More >>

  • The Insider

    published June 6, 1996

    Flunking the B-School The late Jesse H. Jones is arguably the premier business genius in Houston's history, but the Rice University... More >>

  • The Insider

    published May 30, 1996

    Down at the End of Lonely Street... The players in the FBI sting at City Hall had best be getting their new court wardrobes in order, with... More >>

  • The Insider

    published May 23, 1996

    The Eternal Freshman Anyone looking for more evidence of the alienation of mainstream Republicans from Newt Gingrich and 9th District... More >>

  • The Insider

    published May 16, 1996

    Ring Around the Sting The names that have surfaced thus far in the FBI sting at the ReBates Hotel fit neatly into a puzzle centered around... More >>

  • The Insider

    published May 9, 1996

    It's Just a Flush Away... The "managed competition" for operation of one of the city's wastewater treatment plants has brought out the... More >>

  • The Insider

    published May 2, 1996

    Face on the Cutting Room Floor It's been a few decades since Bob Lanier looked as good as he does on the cover of BodySmart magazine, but... More >>

  • The Insider

    published April 25, 1996

    Lonesome Cowpoke Hand it to Paul Allen, that erstwhile promoter of the supposed rebirth of the Post on the Internet: whatever else he... More >>

  • Being There

    published April 18, 1996

    Suddenly, he's on the front page of the New York Times and being feted at fundraisers in River Oaks and the plusher precincts of Dallas. But his... More >>

  • The Insider

    published April 18, 1996

    Oopsie! House majority whip Tom DeLay failed miserably in his quest to rid Fort Bend County politics of his ex-partner's wife, proving... More >>

  • The Insider

    published April 11, 1996

    HISD-Partnership Bonding If some in the hierarchy of the Greater Houston Partnership had their way, HISD would be forced to obtain voters'... More >>

  • The Post is Dead (Again)

    published April 11, 1996

    The Chronicle's years-long campaign to kill off the Post was code-named "Operation Falcon" by the winners, who immortalized their April 1995... More >>

  • The Insider

    published April 4, 1996

    Name That Liar As 180th District Judge Debbie Mantooth Stricklin listened intently from the bench, former grand juror Katherine Corcorran... More >>

  • The Insider

    published March 28, 1996

    School Daze HISD trustees are meeting on Friday to call an election on the issuance of almost $600 million in bonds to finance the... More >>

  • The Insider

    published March 21, 1996

    Spanish Is the Loving Tongue... Houston lawyer John Odam has faced a guy named Morales in both of his runs for statewide office, and the... More >>

  • Pale Justice

    published March 14, 1996

    Although Texas law requires that state grand juries reflect the racial makeup of the communities they represent, three of the five currently... More >>

  • The Insider

    published March 14, 1996

    The Lapdog Eats His Own If you think your job situation is about as miserable as it can get, cheer up. At least you aren't among the... More >>

  • Truth or Consequences

    published March 7, 1996

    Trouble, for a change, had come looking for Jon Lindsay. Usually, it's the other way around. It was a Monday afternoon in late February, and the... More >>

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