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2001 Stories by Tim Fleck

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  • Rush to Judges

    published May 17, 2001

    The Republican balance in the U.S. Senate depends on the uncertain heartbeats of aging South Carolinian Strom Thurmond, so the George W.... More >>

  • Clinic at Death's Door

    published May 10, 2001

    Michael Venator slumped in a chair in his AVES clinic director's office in a medical high-rise just off the Southwest Freeway at Weslayan.... More >>

  • The Bar: Still Skirting the Past

    published May 10, 2001

    Three decades ago, a woman wearing a pantsuit in a Houston courtroom might have been considered mildly controversial. But as feminism found its... More >>

  • In Through the Out Door

    published May 3, 2001

    Mayor Lee P. Brown's chief of staff resigned last month after negotiating an agreement for the city to tap into a statewide on-line data... More >>

  • Stale Mail at the Fed

    published May 3, 2001

    Judges, prosecutors and other employees at the main federal building routinely deposit both personal and business mail in a metal box on the first... More >>

  • Atlanta on His Mind?

    published April 19, 2001

    Since his first election four years ago, Mayor Lee P. Brown has continually proclaimed his administration's commitment to high ethical... More >>

  • Will the Taj Come Tumbling Down?

    published April 19, 2001

    The louvered, multilevel Houston Independent School District administration building was built in the Summer of Love, 1967. Since then,... More >>

  • The Bench Warmer

    published April 12, 2001

    On a Friday evening early last month, retired barber Patti Lyn Simon and a friend were driving home after a quiet dinner at Baba Yega in... More >>

  • CACHH-22

    published April 5, 2001

    The executive director of the Cultural Arts Council of Houston and Harris County cleaned out her office last week after resigning from her $90,000... More >>

  • Hotze's Blue Angels

    published March 29, 2001

    From just reading the record, you'd think Houston police had a pretty strong case against Dr. Steven Forrest Hotze, the 50-year-old... More >>

  • Brown's Diss-functional City Hall Family

    published March 22, 2001

    It seems there's never a dull week these days in Mayor Lee P. Brown's third-floor domain at City Hall. The latest stir came when his... More >>

  • Some Very Special Friends

    published March 15, 2001

    When Harris County Commissioners appointed first assistant county attorney Michael Stafford to replace his resigning boss, Mike... More >>

  • Politics of the Dance

    published March 8, 2001

    If Houston Grand Opera failed to have a note taker at a dramatic and sometimes teary ad hoc meeting of dancers and staff of the Houston Ballet... More >>

  • To Run or Not to Run...

    published March 1, 2001

    Several months ago, Councilman Chris Bell dropped by colleague Orlando Sanchez's office in the City Hall annex late in the day to... More >>

  • Dodging Bullets

    published February 22, 2001

    The afternoon gathering at the community center in the old Depelchin Faith Home two weekends ago was a political first for Houston. There sat... More >>

  • Changing of the HISD Guard

    published February 15, 2001

    To the long-suffering employees slaving away in the guts of the HISD's Taj Mahal administration building, President George W. Bush is... More >>

  • First Out of the Gate

    published February 8, 2001

    It's lunchtime on a Monday afternoon in a second-floor office off Woodway just outside the Loop. Inside the office, there's the faint aroma of... More >>

  • Political Shark Alert!

    published February 8, 2001

    The last time City Hall politicians jumped into the middle of a water fight, it resulted in an FBI investigation of pass-through contributions to... More >>

  • Brown, Gay Leaders Cut Deal on Antidiscrimination Legislation

    published February 8, 2001

    In a landmark meeting over the weekend, Mayor Lee Brown and Houston gay leaders have agreed to substitute an ordinance extending insurance ... More >>

  • Fixing the Vote

    published January 25, 2001

    Spring's just around the corner, and election reform's a fertile topic. So state senators and representatives gathered for the 77th legislative... More >>

  • Spring Time for Ben and Betti?

    published January 18, 2001

    Poor Betti Maldonado just can't seem to get out of Ben Reyes's shadow. The association of the former Houston media consultant and... More >>

  • Days of Paige

    published January 11, 2001

    When President-elect George W. Bush nominated Rod Paige for secretary of education, the media raves on the local level spewed like... More >>

  • Private Practice for County Attorney Fleming?

    published January 11, 2001

    Reliable sources say that recently re-elected Harris County Attorney Michael Fleming is planning to step down in the coming weeks... More >>

  • Guardian Angel - Or Grinch?

    published January 4, 2001

    As holiday greetings go, it wasn't your typical "'Tis the season to be jolly" card. Memorial Hills Apartments management notified its renters a... More >>

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