Todd Spivak

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  • 7 years ago

    At 9:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18, Michelle Lee (not her real name) left a swimming pool party at an apartment complex in The Woodlands, strolled a couple blocks to her SUV wearing only flip-flops and a two-piece bathing suit with a towel wrapped a...

  • 7 years ago | Longform

    Ask 19-year-old high-school senior Andy Garza about his career plans, and he's anything but vague. Petroleum process technician, he'll say, then quickly add: "All it takes is a two-year degree — and the pay, I mean, it's good." Indeed, start...

  • 7 years ago

    At three o'clock last Monday afternoon, Adriel Carter sat in a line of cars outside Somerville Elementary School waiting to pick up her three kids, ages five to ten. A few weeks earlier, environmental test results had revealed elevated levels of a...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    It's not quite eight in the morning and Barack Obama is on the phone screaming at me. He liked the story I wrote about him a couple weeks ago, but not this garbage. Months earlier, a reporter friend told me she overheard Obama call me an asshole a...

  • 8 years ago | Longform

    All his life, Lobo had the run of his neighborhood. Then last month Montgomery County officials seized the six-year-old, 85-pound Siberian husky mix and sentenced him to die. Lobo's crime? It's hard to say. Lobo's owners Erik and Rosalyn Frazier s...

  • 8 years ago

    The mood in Somerville has taken a distinct turn since the Houston Press published its special report "Toxic Town" (December 6, 2007), and attorneys get ready to try their first case. Hundreds of Somerville residents are suing the current and form...

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