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Billy Burge

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    May 5, 2005

    Eckels: The Son Also Rises

    The county judge comes into his own on Commissioners Court

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    April 21, 2005

    Renaissance Man

    A cop learns the pain of piercing

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    May 8, 2003

    Les's Lost Weekend

    Minorities' suit against the Rockets revs up, with a mayoral hopeful caught in the fray

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    January 25, 2001

    In the Chops

    A master of self-defense thrived downtown for 33 years. Can he hold his own against the city's arena machine?

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    November 23, 2000

    Back at the Trough

    The politics behind the new arena

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    June 22, 2000

    Home Court Advantage

    The Rockets rack up frequent flyer miles.

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    March 9, 2000

    Justice on the Block

    Is the D.A.'s office for sale to the highest bidder?

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    February 17, 2000

    Atlantis Sinks Again!

    Fishy deals for Fire Station No. 1

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    January 27, 2000

    The Insider

    Raging Bull: Rains in pain becomes bane of the HSA board

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    January 6, 2000

    Stadia Watch

    Sacrifice Flies

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    December 16, 1999

    Smooth Operator

    Jack Linvillle transformed a little architecture firm into a leading public contractor -- with help from some well-heeled political pals

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    October 1, 1998

    No, No, Annette!

    In family court, Judge Annette Galik presides over divorce and custody cases where sex, lies and videotape are part of everyday evidence and testimony. Now the face on the videotape is her own.

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    September 10, 1998
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    June 4, 1998
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    May 28, 1998
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    May 7, 1998

    Upping the Ante-Up

    A planned HOV lane in west Houston ma instead become yet another toll road in our fair city

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    April 2, 1998

    Up-in-the-Air Ball

    The scale model of the proposed baseball stadium is in place, but not much else appears to be

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    March 26, 1998

    Situational Ethics

    As Jew Don Boney has moved upward in public life, have his values changed to meet his needs rather than those of his constituents?

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    March 12, 1998
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    March 12, 1998

    Payback Time

    Hispanic and African-American sports authority members want to make sure they're getting their fair share of the business

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    February 26, 1998
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    February 26, 1998

    Flip-flopping

    City Council members, under pressure, change alliances in the airport-concessions contract battle

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    January 15, 1998
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    December 18, 1997

    A Family Affair

    Roland Garcia has the political backing to be the U.S. Attorney for South Texas. He also has a brother imprisoned for murder and drug trafficking -- a fact he somehow forgot to tell his congressional sponsors. That may not be enough to disqualify him, but

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    December 11, 1997
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    November 20, 1997

    Sports Afield

    The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority is a parody of a public body. But who's got time for the niceties of democracy when you're trying to keep Drayton McLane happy?

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    October 16, 1997
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    October 2, 1997

    Why Don't They Want This Man to Be Mayor?

    George Greanias is smart. He's honest. He's independent. But Bob Lanier and his friends are pulling out the stops to see that Greanias doesn't return to City Hall.

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    September 11, 1997
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    September 11, 1997

    The Airport That Wouldn't Die

    Last fall, environmentalists thought they'd finally put a stake through the heart of the West Side Airport. But the mayoral race seems to have given it a new lease on life.

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    May 8, 1997
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    March 20, 1997
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    January 30, 1997

    The Great Land Grab

    A nonprofit "charity" is pursuing millions in taxpayers' money to redevelop the Fourth Ward. The question for Houston Renaissance is, charity for whom?

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    January 30, 1997
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    January 2, 1997
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    December 26, 1996
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    December 12, 1996

    Radack-al Treatment

    What happens when the county's premier good ol' boy tangles with a sensitive '90s-style guy? It ain't pretty.

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    November 7, 1996
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    October 17, 1996
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    October 3, 1996
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    August 22, 1996

    Travels with Doug

    From wastewater to housing, fast-tracker Doug Williams has been a key mayoral operative -- with little oversight

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    August 8, 1996
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    March 21, 1996
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    February 22, 1996
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    June 8, 1995

    The Rule of Men, Not Law

    Who gave Lanier & Co. permission to loot Metro? They did.

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    May 4, 1995

    Springtime for Bob

    Lanier worship reaches an apogee at the mayor's million-dollar bash

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    December 22, 1994

    Battle of the Retreads

    Two soon-to-be-unemployed politicians may be headed for a City Council showdown

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    December 1, 1994
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    October 20, 1994

    Little Big Crony

    Bob Lanier's buddy Billy Burge wants to play the power game the way it was played in the old days. . . . . . But the rules have changed.

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    January 20, 1994

    The fight to save the Katy Prairie

    How many winters more will Arctic waterfowl make their 10,000-year-old journey to the western edge of Houston?

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