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2003 Stories by Tim Fleck

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  • If He Could Turn Back Time...

    published July 17, 2003

    Snaking with his entourage through the chanting crowd of 1,500 or so, the candidate seemed more like a heavyweight boxer headed to the ring of... More >>

  • As the Jim Crow Flies

    published July 10, 2003

    Two weeks ago, a couple of lawyers, a client and state District Judge Caroline Baker retired to her empty jury room to try to work out a mediated... More >>

  • Let's Pick On Orlando!

    published July 3, 2003

    Mayoral candidate Bill White did his best to hold the attention of an audience crowded around the bar at Midtown's Seven Lounge, but the... More >>

  • Logos, Lies and Layoffs

    published June 26, 2003

    During a recent budget workshop, Houston City Councilman Mark Goldberg questioned Parks and Recreation Director Roksan Okan-Vick... More >>

  • Dueling Docs

    published June 19, 2003

    City Councilwoman Dr. Shelley Sekula-Gibbs came into office last year determined to be the authority on all things medical. The only... More >>

  • Rice Gets the Mayor Back

    published June 12, 2003

    During a recent interview at City Hall, Mayor Lee Brown told The Insider he planned to teach at a local university when he leaves office in... More >>

  • Bill's Bargain Tax Bill

    published June 12, 2003

    A Michael Berry supporter recently asked The Insider why rival mayoral contender Bill White's homestead in the tony Stablewood... More >>

  • Food Fight's Rancid Leftovers

    published June 5, 2003

    Like a smorgasbord of day-old party appetizers, the quarter-billion-dollar Hobby Airport food and beverage contract of "Food Fight 2" fame is not... More >>

  • Glass Houses

    published May 29, 2003

    Midway through an early-afternoon press conference last week called by the Michael Berry for Mayor campaign on short notice, one of a... More >>

  • Bad Blood at Precinct 2

    published May 29, 2003

    New Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Sylvia Garcia and aide Sharon Adams have been like two peas in a small pod since 1997,... More >>

  • Parting Shots

    published May 15, 2003

    Reflecting a solid cross-section of Houston, the crowd of about 2,000 arrived at the Wortham Theater Center to watch Lee P. Brown become the first... More >>

  • MUD-Slinging Breakaway

    published May 15, 2003

    Attorney Joe Bailey Allen, in the wake of a divorce 28 years ago, pulled up stakes in Waco and lit out for Houston, where he took an... More >>

  • Peace Train?

    published May 8, 2003

    Based on new Metro financial projections, Houston mayoral candidate Bill White and former mayor Bob Lanier contend that the agency... More >>

  • Les's Lost Weekend

    published May 8, 2003

    You can bet Rockets owner Les Alexander would have rather been just about anywhere but Houston last weekend, facing off in the court-ordered... More >>

  • The Train Ride Gets Bumpy

    published May 1, 2003

    Metropolitan Transit Authority chairman Arthur Schechter had just introduced a "historic" draft regional mobility plan, diplomatically... More >>

  • Mayoral White Knight

    published April 17, 2003

    Although term-limited Lee Brown isn't going to be on the ballot in November, mayoral candidate Michael Berry is glomming onto the... More >>

  • Dumb and Dumber

    published April 17, 2003

    If you thought the national media gave Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal a rough time for his bumbling performance before the U.S.... More >>

  • He Got Miffed, She Got Even

    published April 10, 2003

    Sylvia Garcia has been a county commissioner only three months, but she's already finding the position has a lot more muscle than her... More >>

  • Rockets Court Date?

    published April 10, 2003

    While the Houston Rockets battle down the stretch for a position in the NBA playoffs, another sort of court date may await them. If the Houston... More >>

  • Vietnam 1, Alief 0

    published April 3, 2003

    Houston Community College System Chancellor Bruce Leslie and a cohort of his administrators had barely gotten over jet lag from a recent... More >>

  • Caught Between Iraq and a Hard Place

    published March 27, 2003

    As the first missiles struck Baghdad last Wednesday, local Democrats were quick to back the troops, but mostly silent on the larger issues posed... More >>

  • Killing the Leaders

    published March 27, 2003

    Killing the Leaders Gulf War II didn't quite start like one of those John Wayne or... More >>

  • Banana Republicans

    published March 20, 2003

    Led by then-governor George W. Bush, Texas Republican Party heads launched an intensive push to try to organize supporters among the... More >>

  • We Know You Like to Watch!

    published March 13, 2003

    On a slow winter day last December, Channel 13 investigative reporter Wayne Dolcefino was sweeps-week dreaming about a blockbuster series... More >>

  • Rocket Rodney

    published March 6, 2003

    The Houston Rockets officially unveiled their latest hotshot at the monthly meeting of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority board, but he... More >>

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