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1997 Stories by Tim Fleck

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  • The TAAS Buster

    published December 25, 1997

    Harriett Ball is in full flight, and the entire fourth grade of Charles B. Scott Elementary in Galveston is caught up in her swing and sway.... More >>

  • The Insider

    published December 25, 1997

    Redistributing His Wealth The Harris County Tax Appraisal District had a surprise Christmas present for outgoing Mayor Bob Lanier and wife... More >>

  • The Insider

    published December 18, 1997

    Bad Sports It usually takes a heroic effort to get fired from the Houston Chronicle, especially if you happen to be a high-profile... More >>

  • The Insider

    published December 11, 1997

    An Election-Day Tale of Two (or Three) Cities There may have been a great historic moment for Houston race relations sometime on the... More >>

  • The Insider

    published December 4, 1997

    Bob and Kathy and Lee Makes Three! Starting with his gift-wrapped presentation to the city as a Rice University professor two years ago,... More >>

  • The Insider

    published November 27, 1997

    The Poop's on You Executing a political smear isn't as simple as it sounds. There's a large risk factor involved: If the foul poop doesn't... More >>

  • The Insider

    published November 20, 1997

    Desperately Seeking Scandal Rob Mosbacher landed in his runoff with Lee Brown at a distinct disadvantage: Not only did Brown finish more... More >>

  • Rotation

    published November 20, 1997

    L.L. Cool J Phenomenon Def Jam If you haven't heard, James Todd Smith -- better known to the world as L.L. Cool J -- is a... More >>

  • The Insider

    published November 13, 1997

    Black and Brown and Green All Over The biggest factor in Lee P. Brown's unexpectedly large lead over Rob Mosbacher in the November 4... More >>

  • The Insider

    published November 6, 1997

    Blood on the Presses The referendum on abolishing the city's affirmative action program may not have strained relations between blacks and... More >>

  • The Insider

    published October 30, 1997

    Aid and Comfort Since he began running for mayor, Rob Mosbacher hasn't been the least bit shy about trumpeting his chairmanship of the... More >>

  • The Insider

    published October 23, 1997

    One Publisher, One Vote Readers of the Chronicle's October 19 editorial backing Rob Mosbacher Jr. for mayor may have noticed that the... More >>

  • The Insider

    published October 16, 1997

    Home Cooking Mayor Bob Lanier is going all out to convince voters to retain the Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise... More >>

  • The Insider

    published October 9, 1997

    Money Changes Everything Listening to officials of the Houston Police Officers Union endorsing ex-chief Lee Brown's bid for mayor last... More >>

  • The Insider

    published October 2, 1997

    Quotable O'Quinn U.S. District Judge David Hittner and plaintiff's attorney John O'Quinn had a history long before the Kennedy Heights... More >>

  • The Insider

    published September 11, 1997

    All Dried Up, Again The Reverend James Dixon's career as operator of a city food concession was almost as brief -- and apparently just as... More >>

  • The Insider

    published September 4, 1997

    "Look, Daddy, Here's a Present" Ben Reyes gestured to an assistant standing beside an erasable display board that had been set up in the... More >>

  • The Insider

    published August 28, 1997

    The All-Too-Human Family ... We've won!" exulted John O'Quinn associate Carl Shaw, the warm-up act for the 400 or so residents of Kennedy... More >>

  • What Went Wrong at the Rice School?

    published August 21, 1997

    Marvin Hoffman recalls giving David Cohen a ride to the airport in the fall of 1993 after a presentation to a committee planning what would become... More >>

  • The Insider

    published August 21, 1997

    Dog's Days of Summer It's been a long, hot summer for City Controller Lloyd Kelley, whose missteps have been so many and so flagrant you'd... More >>

  • The Insider

    published August 14, 1997

    Pipe Dreams You've got to hand it to Houston lawyer George Fleming: He's nothing if not persistent in pursuing the $107 million payday he... More >>

  • The Insider

    published August 7, 1997

    Welcome to Hotel Six Don K. Clark, the senior agent-in-charge of the Houston FBI office, was noticeably uncomfortable in his role as a... More >>

  • The Insider

    published July 31, 1997

    Woodman, Whack That Tree! Parker Estates was once one of the most intriguing green spaces near downtown and had been considered as the... More >>

  • The Insider

    published July 24, 1997

    All in the Family Over the past 15 years, the contentious, opinionated Hotze clan of West Houston has carved out a high political profile... More >>

  • The Insider

    published July 17, 1997

    The Horror! The Horror! For fans of classic movie matchups such as Godzilla vs. King Kong or Rodan vs. Mothra, next spring's GOP primary... More >>

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