Kenneth Lay

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Kickass Names For MetroRail's Newest Train Stops

    Metro is throwing a competition to name 20 new stations along the upcoming East End, North and Southeast lines. Quoting their press release, or at least the one they released yesterday, Metro wants "to make sure these stations accurately reflect the character, culture and history of the vibrant comm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    Linda Lay, Briefly Back In The Big Apple Spotlight

    Linda Lay, wife of Ken, is back in the news!The New York Daily News, that is. And what company she's keeping: Victoria Gotti, Rith Madoff, Karen Kozlowski, etc. -- all members of what the News calls "The Cursed Wives Club."Cursed? Living for years and years on "I-know-nothing" millions while being t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    The Buffalo Bayou Pedestrian Bridge Needs A New Name

    No one can tolerate the name of Houston's newest pedestrian bridge, the Tolerance Bridge (get it?).The Houston Chronicle reports that the mayor's office is seeking new names for the $7 million bridge over Buffalo Bayou near Allen Parkway and Montrose after city council members cried "lame."The Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Tunnel Mole, Givin' It Up In The Tunnel

    Don't know what your Thanksgiving plans are, but the Tunnel Mole is feeding a dozen folks!Nope, the Mole did not give birth to a litter since the last missive. I don't even know my holiday guests, much less share DNA with 'em. I did what so many are doing -- and the new administration is very much d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2007

    Dead Letter Office

    Will all those who are dead please raise your hand? And now, HouStoned presents "Dead Letter Office," our soon-to-be-ongoing series of letters inspired by, a local service that enables folks to send emails after they die. From: "David Harris" [] To: "Clara Harri ... More >>

  • News

    November 23, 2006

    Turkeys of the Year

    The 2006 Collectors Edition

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2006
  • Blogs

    July 13, 2006

    In Ken's Name We Pray

    "Yes, it's true that I got most of my ideas from Mr. Lay..." In his speech at the Ken Lay memorial service, the Rev. William Lawson compared the former Enron honcho to Jesus, the lynched James Byrd and Martin Luther King, Jr. We've found the notes Lawson used in preparing his speech; here are so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2006

    Hang in There, Bob

    By now you've probably heard that this morning, former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier collapsed at Ken Lay's funeral at the downtown First United Methodist Church. Reports say that Lanier, a friend of Lay's, turned and waved at reporters as he entered the church. Once inside, he collapsed and hit his head ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2006
  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Par for the Course

    Forget the money crunch, let's play golf

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Still Fighting

    The battle against Nooky's Erotic Bakery rages on

  • News

    March 23, 2006

    A Blog of His Own

    One analyst indulges his gonzo side

  • News

    February 16, 2006

    You Can Quote Me

    A Conroe man is ready to help the nation's Enron reporters

  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006

    New Year's Resolutions for Houston

    We have a lot to forgive and forget about 2005; here's hoping local celebs do better next year

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2006
  • Film

    December 22, 2005

    Backhanded Slapstick

    Jim Carrey's brand of fun warms a reheated Dick and Jane

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Answering the Musical Question

    Wesley Willis's ghost in the machine pays rock 'n' roll tribute to notorious Houstonians

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Press Pix

    The winners of the "Doing Lines" caption contest

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    Lay of the Land

    Kenny Boy's fall: a sign of Houston's corporate culture gone wrong

  • Film

    April 21, 2005

    Scoundrel Time

    Alex Gibney expertly captures the lies and fall of Enron

  • News

    February 10, 2005

    The Smartest Film at Sundance

    Alex Gibney tells the story of Enron's rise and fall -- and you won't need an economics degree to understand it

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    Pretty Please, Tilman

    Houston's Donald Trump can't be bothered with paperwork

  • News

    June 10, 2004

    No PAL of Mine

    The doors indeed will close on a respected program

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    A Hard-on for Numbers

    The Chron tries to stay, uh, abreast of circulation counts

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    King Kinder

    Rich Kinder has made a cool billion dollars since leaving Enron. Now he’s ready to take over the world, or at least the nearest pipeline.

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Year of the Yao Woo

    The crazy times in 2002 Kmart raids, Olympian losses, stadium mania and more - now make sense. Houston was just mining Ming.

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • News

    August 29, 2002

    Reaping the Wind

    Kopper cops to a Fastowian bargain

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Bashing Bush

    The Chronicle's film critic doubles as a pinko commie naysayer

  • News

    March 28, 2002

    Living in a House of Cards

    Rank-and-file employees suspected something was wrong at Enron. Now they want someone to pay.

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Any Story Will Do

    It's rerun time with the Chronicle's Enron coverage

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Enron's Judge Not

    U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal abruptly recuses herself without explanation

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Up In Smoke

    Enron used political ties to rid itself of regulators. But in the end, its supposed free-market trailblazing only burned investors.

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    Rewriting History

    The Chron pities the fools who bought Enron's hype

  • News

    January 31, 2002

    He's Still Our Guy

    The Chronicle stays loyal to Kenny Boy

  • News

    January 24, 2002

    Learning Curve

    The Chronicle's still stumbling on Enron

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Lay of the Land

    Houston headed toward hard times: sports flops, floods and transit duds. If only city fathers could find a proven leader, an energy executive with a KEN-do attitude.

  • News

    December 20, 2001

    Before the Fall

    The Chron plays catch-up on the biggest local business story of the year

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    America's New War Against Enron

    Lawyers go gunning for corporate terrorists

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Blocking Shots

    We pay for the arena; they'll finance the campaign

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    News Hostage

    Careful What You Wish For

  • News

    July 9, 1998

    GOP Lay-Ups

    Enron fuels Republican soft money machine

  • News

    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

  • News

    December 4, 1997

    Make Way for McLane

    Downtown property owners say they were steamrollered by the Sports Authority

  • News

    November 6, 1997
  • News

    February 20, 1997
  • News

    November 14, 1996
  • News

    October 3, 1996
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