Jim Fonteno

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    September 15, 2008

    Where To Get Supplies From FEMA

    If you need ice or MREs you're probably not checking a blog, but in case a friend or relative out of the area is checking and can pass on the info, here's the official list of PODs -- the "places of Distribution" where you can wait on line for an ungodly amount of time to pick up some necessities: ... More >>

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    January 2, 2003

    Fresh Starts

    For two Houston politicos, 2003 brings big changes

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    October 31, 2002

    Bye to the Good Ol' Boys?

    The commissioner's race that could break the county mold

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    May 2, 2002

    Barry, Barry, Quite Contrary

    A fired investment banker ignites a City Hall rumble

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    August 30, 2001

    Cracking the Club

    Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court

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    July 5, 2001

    The Fire Inside

    A $100 bill, four rocks of crack cocaine and a crusader's home up in flames. The tiny town of McNair struggles for its soul.

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    October 26, 2000

    Council's Cell Phone Phanatic

    Todd talks up a storm at taxpayer expense

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    August 3, 2000

    Tax Lean

    Want a subsidy for your corporate expansion? Local governments are ready with millions in property-tax abatements -- and very little oversight.

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    June 8, 2000

    Political Winds of Change

    A new county study predicts an explosive minority population increase

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    March 12, 1998
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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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    December 28, 1995

    After him, the deluge

    Thank the Lord, Jesus Christ above, this is Bob Lanier's last term as mayor of Houston. Now that he's bankrupt every city service, he's leaving the whole mess to somebody else. But who?

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    May 4, 1995

    The Law East of Downtown

    With his army of volunteer deputies, Victor Trevino is Harris County's most innovative and open lawman. But his sharp tongue hasn't endeared him to other politicians. And some wonder if all his power has gone to his head.

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    October 13, 1994

    Pursuing Jerry

    A former prosecutor finds it was easier to investigate ethically challenged officials than to run against one