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Awards

  • 2009 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists, published February 28, 2008

    "Obama and Me"

  • 2009 - Katie Awards, published December 6, 2007

    "Toxic Town"

  • 2008 - Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism, published July 19, 2007

    "Heads You Lose... Tails You Lose"

  • 2008 - Lone Star Awards, published July 19, 2007

    "Heads You Lose... Tails You Lose"

  • 2008 - Lone Star Awards, published July 19, 2007

    "Heads You Lose... Tails You Lose"

  • 2008 - Lone Star Awards, published January 25, 2007

    "Whose Best Interests?"

  • 2008 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, published December 6, 2007

    "Toxic Town"

  • 2008 - First Amendment Awards/The Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, published December 6, 2007

    "Toxic Town"

  • 2008 - Lone Star Awards, published December 6, 2007

    "Toxic Town"

  • 2008 - Lone Star Awards, published December 6, 2007

    "Toxic Town"

  • 2007 - Investigative Reporters and Editors, published March 30, 2006

    "Run Over By Metro"

  • 2007 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, published March 30, 2006

    "Run Over By Metro"

  • 2007 - First Amendment Awards/The Fort Worth Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, published March 30, 2006

    "Run Over By Metro"

  • 2007 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published March 30, 2006

    "Run Over By Metro"

  • 2007 - Lone Star Awards, published March 30, 2006

    "Run Over By Metro"

  • 2007 - Clarion Awards/Association of Women in Communications, published March 30, 2006

    "Run Over By Metro"

  • 2007 - Education Reporting Awards/National Education Writers Association, published June 29, 2006

    "Cut Short"

  • 2007 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, published August 24, 2006

    "Hog Wild"

  • 2007 - AAN AltWeekly Awards, published August 24, 2006

    "Hog Wild"

  • 2007 - Lone Star Awards, published August 24, 2006

    "Hog Wild"

  • 2006 - Lone Star Awards, published September 15, 2005

    "Overstimulated"

  • 2006 - National Mental Health Association Media Awards, published November 3, 2005

    "Against All Odds"

  • 2006 - Clarion Awards/Association of Women in Communications, published November 3, 2005

    "Against All Odds"

  • 2006 - Maggies: The Magazine Awards of Western Publishing, published September 15, 2005

    "Overstimulated"

2006 Stories by Todd Spivak

Archives: 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005
  • Shorthanded

    published December 7, 2006

    J Carnes felt queasy looking out at the rows and rows of rotting cabbage heads marked by cracked black leaves. The pungent odor -- like boiling... More >>

  • Baby Blues

    published September 14, 2006

    Dark blue splotches stained Lisa Collins's newborn son's mouth as if he'd gotten messy with a lollipop. Mom scrubbed Baby clean in the... More >>

  • Hog Wild

    published August 24, 2006

    Pickup trucks haul yapping mutts in crowded trailers through the woods in a long, tedious procession, taking an hour to travel seven miles of... More >>

  • Cut Short

    published June 29, 2006

    High school senior Pavlos Karnezis was filing into his first-period physics class one morning last November when a friend approached with a... More >>

  • In the Pink

    published May 11, 2006

    The wealthy young Kuwaiti woman appeared in Dr. Troy Hailparn's San Antonio office and collapsed in tears. Before she left to study abroad,... More >>

  • Bam! Pow!

    published May 4, 2006

    "Party in the seniors' room!" Andrew Franco and his bunkmates got the phone message just after midnight. They left their Holiday Inn hotel... More >>

  • Brave New World

    published April 13, 2006

    They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. -- Joni Mitchell The scene is like a New Yorker cartoon come to life:... More >>

  • Run Over by Metro

    published March 30, 2006

    It was 11:30 p.m., exactly midway through the night shift at the garage, and time for Myesha Taylor Thomas to return to work cleaning buses.... More >>

  • Life Interrupted

    published March 30, 2006

    This is a sidebar to this week's feature, "Run Over by... More >>

  • These Kids Go to the Best Public High School in Houston

    published March 2, 2006

    The Michael E. DeBakey High School for Health Professions is this area's best public high school. It produces studious, high-achieving,... More >>

  • The Also-Rans

    published March 2, 2006

    This article is a sidebar to this week's feature, "These Kids Go to... More >>

  • Houston's Best Public High Schools

    published February 23, 2006

    Gaby Fernandez loves her high school, despite the neighborhood surrounding it. The invisible boundaries that demarcate gang turf, the frequent... More >>

  • Another Bright Spot

    published February 23, 2006

    "Awesome! Awesome! You're all awesome!" principal Willie Pickens exclaims to a group of girls arriving to school from a dance competition.... More >>

  • Shots Fired

    published February 2, 2006

    "Fuck the North Side!" 16-year-old Jesse Jackson Academy student Anthony Bailey yelled from a back window of a parked school bus while flashing... More >>

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