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Kathy Whitmire

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Surprise Beyonce Appearance Sends UH Into "Pandemonium"

    The University of Houston went into pandemonium this afternoon when a pregnant Beyoncé showed up to surprise her mother Tina Knowles during the latter's interview for the Living Archives of the school women's studies collection. Even U of H's administration had no idea Beyonce was going to show up ... More >>

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    May 10, 2010

    Nostalgic in Houston: The Foods of Our Youth

    cybertoadYou can still get the fish at Luby's...​Twenty-five years ago I was a wee elementary school lass who liked to watch Goonies, play Legos, and eat raw gelatin off my finger at swim meets. Life was easy back then - We got our sloppy joes from the cafeteria lunch lady and our Frito pies a ... More >>

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    December 18, 2009

    The Other Winners And Losers Of The 2009 Election

    ​Every election cycle, there are winners and there are losers. 2009 is no different. Here is a list of winners and losers and brief reason why.WinnersGarnet Coleman -- He was one of the few African-Americans that supported Annise Parker when she began her career. He stuck out his neck once again, ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Walter Cronkite's Houston, Or What's Left Of It

    Walter Cronkite, the baby-boomer's Voice of Authority, died Friday. He's remembered fondly in Houston, where he worked at the paper at what was then Lanier Junior High, attended San Jacinto High and worked at the Houston Press. (No, not the current Houston Press; the afternoon daily that brought a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    New Novel Explodes The Lid Off All Those Striking Dockworkers In Houston

    A dockworker's strike in Houston? When was the last time we had a dockworker's strike in Houston?We're not sure, but such an event plays a key role in a new novel that got a big-time review in The New York Times yesterday.Black Water Rising, by an author named Attica Locke, concerns a black man ... More >>

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    August 25, 2008
  • Culture

    August 31, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    August 17, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    The Press: 15 Rounds and Counting

    A decade and a half of devilish deeds and die-hard journalism

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    The Six-Year Itch

    City Hall reality series: Who survives on Bill White's island?

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Why Can't They Be Friends?

    Bill and Annise confront a City Hall curse

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Bureaucrat

    Jon C. Vanden Bosch

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    The Highs and Lows of Life with Lee

    The best and worst from the Brown days

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Parting Shots

    Foes of Mayor Lee Brown can't wait to see him gone. And a lot of his friends feel that way, too.

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Warning:

    A year of Super Bowl media hype has begun

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    Riding Short

    Houston firefighters say the city has been playing Russian roulette by carrying crews of three members instead of four on its trucks. Last October, Jay Paul Jahnke anted up with his life.

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    The Perfect Political Storm

    In this flood, Lee Brown has stayed high and dry (so far)

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    Jump-starting a Political Engine

    Will Montrose come home in 2001?

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    News Hostage

    Conan Was a Warrior

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    News Hostage

    Sources Are for Burning

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    The Good, the Bad, the Imprisoned

    Houston's best politicos were not always the ones elected -- or the ones who stayed in office

  • News

    December 23, 1999

    The Insider

    Strange Association. The ties that bind former mayor Whitmire with a sex offender

  • News

    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

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Insider

    Baby Tug-of-war. They're common folk from Converse, locked in a legal battle to get their grandchild back from a Houston judge

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Political Splashes and Splats

    The triumph of Bob and Sheila; the tragicomedy of Craig and Lloyd

  • News

    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.

  • News

    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?

  • News

    February 5, 1998
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    January 8, 1998
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    December 4, 1997
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    October 9, 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.

  • News

    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.

  • News

    August 21, 1997
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    March 20, 1997
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    January 9, 1997
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    October 31, 1996

    Opposing Counsel

    County attorney candidate Mike Fleming brands his opponent a traffic-court jockey. Sylvia Garcia labels him a special-interest pawn. You be the judge.

  • News

    September 12, 1996

    Field Day

    Under Bob Lanier and director Bill Smith, the city's Parks Department has been on a budget-busting blowout. But who's counting, right?

  • News

    April 4, 1996
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    February 29, 1996
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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.

  • News

    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?

  • News

    July 13, 1995
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    June 1, 1995

    The Insider

    Too JA-ded?

  • News

    March 30, 1995

    Spare the Mayor, Kill the Story

    How one disgruntled reader got satisfaction from the Chronicle

  • News

    March 2, 1995

    All About Elyse

    After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.

  • News

    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

  • News

    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.

  • Calendar

    June 2, 1994
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