Subject:

Michael Stevens

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    December 24, 2009

    Year in Film: Director of the Decade

    Clint Eastwood talks straight about his prolific career.

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    July 22, 2004

    The Mixmaster

    County Judge Bob Eckels, the Doc Ock of transportation, is busy planning more roads

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    January 15, 2004

    Ties That Bind?

    The D.A. shares something with those he's supposed to be probing: campaign support

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    November 13, 2003

    Send in the Election Clowns

    Don't worry, they're here

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    October 2, 2003

    Bad Blood on the Tracks

    Metro's consulting becomes insulting for some Hispanic leaders

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    September 11, 2003

    Trainspotting

    Here's how Metro wants to sell us on light rail

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    August 28, 2003

    All Aboard the Love Train

    Brown's last-minute signal keeps rail on track

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    April 4, 2002

    The Immigrant's Song

    Carroll Robinson has been running for something ever since he arrived in Houston. Now he may be nearly out of track.

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    March 30, 2000
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    January 13, 2000

    Slow Turning

    It has been a year of little change since Houston Renaissance gave up control of the Fourth Ward redevelopment

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    January 13, 2000

    The Insider

    Curse of El Mercado. Did a city planning commissioner try to cash in on the project?

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    August 5, 1999

    Dubious Deal

    Special tax zones are already stimulating growth-a thriving cottage industry of attorneys, lobbyists, high paid consultants, developers and questionable financial projections

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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
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    April 15, 1999

    Hosing Housing

    HUD auditors find conflicts and abuses in Houston's affordable-homes program

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    March 11, 1999

    City Pork Project

    Residents look for answers but find only a developer's arrogance

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    February 25, 1999
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    October 15, 1998

    Castles for Welfare Kings

    Come 2023, Rice Hotel redevelopers can own their federally assisted project for a cool $1,000

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    October 1, 1998
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    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

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    March 12, 1998
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    February 12, 1998

    No Shame

    Real people are being evicted from the Fourth Ward. And real people are responsible for their plight.

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    November 20, 1997

    Sports Afield

    The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority is a parody of a public body. But who's got time for the niceties of democracy when you're trying to keep Drayton McLane happy?

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    November 13, 1997

    Hello, Columbus

    Is the mayor's housing adviser about to hand the Fourth Ward over to a for-profit developer?

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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.

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    July 31, 1997

    Fourth Ward or Bust

    Houston Renaissance still hasn't secured private financing to redevelop the Fourth Ward, and its time may be running out

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    June 5, 1997

    Between Friends

    A federal audit suggests the Lanier administration gave a sweetheart deal to one of the mayor's buddies -- then failed to ensure that taxpayers' money was properly spent.

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    May 1, 1997

    Cotswold Unspun

    A group of weathy benefactors have a "gift" for the city. They say it won't cost taxpayers a nickel. But the fleecing may have already begun.

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    May 1, 1997

    Renaissance Play?

    Julio Laguarta makes a Fourth Ward purchase from a bankruptcy creditor and business partner

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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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    April 3, 1997

    Fighting the Renaissance

    A family battles to save its land -- and a homeless shelter -- from an urban-renewal juggernaut

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    February 13, 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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    November 28, 1996

    Midtown Jamboree

    Why let a few conflicts of interest get in the way of a grand redevelopment scheme?

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    September 26, 1996

    Mr. Stevens' Neighborhood

    Dollar-a-year mayoral assistant Michael Stevens has been given unprecedented power and funding to transform the inner city. And he answers to just one man.

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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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    July 11, 1996
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