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2001 Stories by Tim Fleck

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  • A Night in the Tub

    published September 6, 2001

    This definitely wasn't the planned destination for the evening. On the bed across the ward from me, two men in white were forcibly catheterizing a... More >>

  • GOP Jitters

    published September 6, 2001

    Harris County Republicans may reach the apogee of their power in 2002, but the vibes within local GOP circles are strangely troubled. With... More >>

  • More District D Footprints

    published September 6, 2001

    After The Insider aired City Council candidate Gerald Womack's checkered past as a realtor three weeks ago, his campaign team... More >>

  • Cracking the Club

    published August 30, 2001

    It's the most exclusive good ol' boys club in Harris County, and the members are not about to make it easy for a brown-complexioned newcomer to... More >>

  • Mercenary or Media Martyr?

    published August 23, 2001

    Pick a heroine for the lead role in a national judicial showdown on the rights of journalists to protect sources, and you couldn't get much worse... More >>

  • Don't Mess with Garnet

    published August 16, 2001

    Police hauled state Representative Garnet Coleman to jail last week on misdemeanor assault charges filed by a Montessori school principal.... More >>

  • Cutting Through the Fog

    published August 16, 2001

    Perhaps City Hall's richest political spectacle in a long time occurred last week, during a debate over a proposed ethics ordinance that would... More >>

  • Forgotten Footprints

    published August 9, 2001

    An unusual slogan and graphic grace the Web page for Gerald Womack's Houston City Council campaign. Next to a photo of Womack -- a... More >>

  • Throwing In the Towel

    published July 12, 2001

    When the Montrose Clinic merged last January with Bodypositive, a nonprofit wellness center with HIV-positive clientele, operations director... More >>

  • Going Both Ways?

    published July 12, 2001

    While Houston City Attorney Anthony Hall crafted an antidiscrimination ordinance that would accord gays the same legal protections as... More >>

  • Mid-Summer Daydreams

    published July 5, 2001

    A breakfast crowd of Harris County Democratic faithful cheered and clapped last week as touring national party chair Terry McAuliffe... More >>

  • Grieving in Public

    published July 5, 2001

    When Russell Edison Yates took the microphone at the Clear Lake Church of Christ last week, he was the last major figure in the murder of... More >>

  • The Basement Tapes

    published June 28, 2001

    Some things are just common sense for those of us who've spent a lifetime on this spongy coastal plain overlaid with spiderwebs of concrete and... More >>

  • Judicial Show and Tell

    published June 28, 2001

    If you aspire to be a federal judge or U.S. attorney in Texas, be prepared for an informational strip search -- one that goes far beyond past... More >>

  • The Perfect Political Storm

    published June 21, 2001

    For the majority of Houstonians, the instant disaster that poured down on Harris County at the witching hour June 9 was a strange sort of... More >>

  • Brown's Name Game

    published June 21, 2001

    The June 8 memo to Houston Parks and Recreation director Oliver Spellman from Mayor Lee P. Brown's communications director was... More >>

  • Welcome Home, You're Busted!

    published June 14, 2001

    The call to Christina Girard's tony town house on South Briar Hollow behind the Remington Hotel came from 53-year-old Sanam... More >>

  • Headhunting, HISD-Style

    published June 14, 2001

    Executive recruiter Linus Wright stood before the Houston Independent School District board to explain his efforts on their behalf to... More >>

  • Curiouser and Curiouser

    published June 7, 2001

    At first glance, 39-year-old cosmetics specialist Melony Ann Robbins's appearance last month before federal magistrate Nancy Johnson... More >>

  • Roundabout Revenge

    published June 7, 2001

    Earlier this year Cassandra Washington, the proprietress of one of the largest black-owned printing businesses in Houston, signed an... More >>

  • The Triple Crown

    published May 31, 2001

    The rumor popped up last week like a Gulf Coast summer thunderstorm that boils up out of the blue, drenches everybody, and just as quickly... More >>

  • Votes 'n' Bail

    published May 31, 2001

    Given the rash of Houston political types getting popped for driving while intoxicated over the past year, GOP political consultant Allen... More >>

  • GOP Mayoral Pipe Dreams

    published May 24, 2001

    There's something about municipal races in the Houston area that cannot abide the acrid smell of partisanship. The latest example occurred in the... More >>

  • AVES Clinic DOA

    published May 24, 2001

    Harris County officials have reclaimed three contracts worth nearly $400,000 from Amigos Volunteers in Education and Service, shutting down the... More >>

  • HISD's $2 Million Man

    published May 17, 2001

    At a lunchtime workshop early this year on the Houston school district's controversial food service contract with vendor Aramark, HISD business... More >>

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