Subject:

Bob Lanier

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    May 20, 2014

    Dan Patrick Isn't Alone; Here Are More Examples of Texas Political Mudslinging

    Political fights can get ugly, but the grappling over who will get the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor got particularly unsightly last Friday. Up until then, both the remaining candidates, State Sen. Dan Patrick and current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, had done their best to embarrass and ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009

    Movies Houstonians Love: — For Whom the Bell Tolls

    The former mayor faces down the fascists

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    May 1, 2003

    The Train Ride Gets Bumpy

    Metro's coalition shows some early cracks

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    February 20, 2003

    Mayoral Field of Dreams

    If you pay them, they will come

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    May 9, 2002

    Tales of Rail

    Metro's incoming chairman loves to tell stories. Can Houstonians cotton to his next one?

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    June 28, 2001

    The Basement Tapes

    Muni Channel disaster drill: Keep to the high ground!

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    September 9, 1999

    The Insider

    More for Les and the Rest. Brown finally figures out that spending equals power

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    July 29, 1999

    Landrush

    The city of Houston is being carved into special taxing districts, promising windfalls for some, financial burdens for others

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    May 27, 1999

    Get the Picture!

    Who approved $8,000 in tax funds for a mayoral portrait that nobody wants?

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    May 6, 1999

    The Channel 13 Exclusive

    Sylvester Turner, Wayne Dolcefino and the story that changed everything

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    January 7, 1999

    Which Bug Gets the Gas?

    Will the next house DeLay fumigates be that big White one or his own?

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    November 19, 1998
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    July 2, 1998

    The Great Non-Communicator

    Houston's new mayor is working as hard as, or harder than, his predecessors. Now if only he could find a way to tell people about it.

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    January 1, 1998
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    December 11, 1997
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    December 4, 1997
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    November 27, 1997

    See No Evil

    Under director Jimmie Schindewolf, the city's public works department has averted its eyes from shoddy work, mismanagement -- and corruption.

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    November 13, 1997

    Caution: Consultants Ahead

    The city has been doling out millions in no-bid contracts to outside consultants on public works projects. sometimes the results aren't pretty.

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    October 30, 1997

    Easy Street

    Bob Lanier's frenzied program to repave Houston's streets has been wildly popular in the neighborhoods but it's come at a steep cost to taxpayers. As Press staff writer Bob Burtman reveals in the first of a series of reports on the city's public works mak

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    October 30, 1997
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    October 9, 1997

    Voluntary ... or Else

    Contractors say the mayor isn't telling the truth about affirmative action

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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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    July 17, 1997
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    July 10, 1997
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    June 5, 1997
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    April 24, 1997

    "A Flaky Deal"

    To snare a federal grant, the city of Houston overstated the extent of lead poisoning among children in poor neighborhoods. But now that it's got the money, the city can't figure out how to help those who need it most

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    March 6, 1997
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    February 6, 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 2, 1997
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    October 17, 1996

    Hard Sell

    That credibility gap may be too wide for Proposition One backers to traverse

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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 1, 1996
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    June 6, 1996
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    May 23, 1996
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    May 2, 1996
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    February 15, 1996

    Political Futbol

    For the city, both money and employees are expendable when it comes to youth soccer

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    January 18, 1996
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    January 11, 1996

    Fore!

    Privatization of Houston's municipal golf courses has been a bad deal for everybody but the operators. But golfers and taxpayers had best look out: the city's on the verge of giving away two more of it courses.

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    December 7, 1995
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    July 6, 1995
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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 11, 1995

    Lanier Village

    The mayor's hands are all over the APV redevelopment plan

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    May 4, 1995
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    February 2, 1995

    It's Joe B.'s World

    In the Kingdom of Bob, lawyer Joe B. Allen is the prime minister of vested interests

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    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

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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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    September 1, 1994

    Curiouser and Curiouser

    A murky tale from the '91 mayor's race continues to unfold at the courthouse

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    January 27, 1994

    Wanna Buy a RoboDome?

    The city's sports tycoons maneuver for inside position, and the questions mount: Who needs it? Why? At what cost?

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    December 23, 1993

    Once More Unto the Village, Dear Friends, Once More!

    On location with Henry G., Henry C. and Mayorbob

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