Jim McConn

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    March 15, 2012

    For St. Patrick's Day: 10 Notable Irish Texans

    This weekend brings St. Patrick's Day, the annual celebration of all things Irish. Even in Texas there are parades. As well there should be, because Irish Texans have definitely made their mark on the world. Like these ten: 10. Matthew McConaughey His Mom was a McCabe. "McConaughey" is Gaelic for ... More >>

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    March 7, 2012

    Jordy Tollett, Former "Mister Downtown," Charged With DWI, Again

    Former Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau honcho Gerard Jay "Jordy" Tollett, currently the Pasadena Convention Center general manager, has had yet another alcohol-related setback. This time, it's a DWI bust, courtesy of the police in the sharp-dressed political wheeler-dealer's hometow ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Houston's Underground Reservoir: Five Potential Uses to Fear

    The Houston Chronicle has a terrific story on an empty underground reservoir near Buffalo Bayou. The large space -- about one and a half football fields -- features 25-foot ceilings supported by slender columns, with entry and exit limited to a trap-door at the surface. The Buffalo Bayou Partnersh ... More >>

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    July 27, 2010

    Best & Worst Houston Sports Moments: What Didn't Make The Cut

    A great moment, but not great enough​Tomorrow we officially reveal the unimpeachable, inarguable list of the Ten Best Sports Moments in Houston History, not to mention the five most heartbreaking ones.There were plenty of candidates for both lists, thanks to readers, and winnowing it down was a ta ... More >>

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    December 11, 2003

    Why Can't They Be Friends?

    Bill and Annise confront a City Hall curse

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    May 15, 2003

    The Highs and Lows of Life with Lee

    The best and worst from the Brown days

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    September 20, 2001

    Best Bureaucrat

    Jordy Tollett, Mayor's chief of staff

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    April 26, 2001

    About Time

    Terrell James's art hangs near a crossroads where her past and present intersect

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    March 22, 2001

    Brown's Diss-functional City Hall Family

    Drug testing and staff backstabbing have 'em dropping like flies

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    February 8, 2001

    First Out of the Gate

    Now that he's got Mayor Lee Brown's attention, can Chris Bell win your support?

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    December 14, 2000

    Bet You Can't Vote for Just One!

    Why did so many Houston Hispanics punch twice for president?

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    January 8, 1998
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    December 11, 1997
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    May 22, 1997
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    May 1, 1997
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    January 9, 1997
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    October 24, 1996
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    October 17, 1996
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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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    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.