Oliver Spellman

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Parks War: Turks Versus Christians

    A rebellion spreads within a city department

  • News

    June 26, 2003

    Logos, Lies and Layoffs

    A walk in the city parks department

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Crashing the Sidecar

    Plus: Oliver Returns, Mary's Memories, No Yellow-Dog Democrat

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    Back in the Saddle

    A former mayoral staffer resurfaces at the county

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    The Schmooze Returns to City Hall

    Facing an out-of-control council, Brown recalls a veteran vote saver

  • News

    November 21, 2002

    Hounded by the Pound

    Plus: Tribute to Oliver, Wrapping It Up, Bigotry 101

  • News

    November 7, 2002

    Oliver's Story

    Houston's former parks director tried to expand his résumé with a political job. He may have torched it instead.

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    Justice for Some

    Just who is a victim? After flexing its muscles to reform the justice system, the victims’ rights movement suffers growing pains over divisive issues.

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Getting Lonely at the Top

    A recycled city official comes home to roost

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Brown's Name Game

    The mayor and his staff are using all means possible to get his name out

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Bureaucrat

    City Parks Director Oliver Spellman

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Bungle in the Jungle

    Beneath the pretty facade of the Houston Zoo lies a world where animals, and their keepers, are being shortchanged

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    The Insider

    Spotts Remover. What happens when the city lets a TIRZ redesign a public park?

  • News

    April 15, 1999

    Cutting Class

    Park trees make a last stand against HISD expansion

  • News

    January 21, 1999
  • 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?