Paula Rivera

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2009

    Nobel Prize Winner Gets Hassled At Bush Intercontinental Airport

    Mairead Corrigan Maguire thought the hard part was over. Along with fellow Nobel Laureates Rigoberta Menchu of Guatemala, American landmine activist Jody Williams, and Iranian Shirin Ebadi, she had been in Guatemala, where the women had just co-hosted a three-day conference on democracy, human right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    A Quicker Way Through Customs At Bush Intercontinental

    Photo by Paul KnightHair Balls was escorted by a customs agent out of the Bush airport today, and we left through a door with a big red sign that said, "Do Not Exit, Alarm Will Sound." When we exited and the alarm didn't sound, the agent chuckled a bit and said, "That's government."We were at the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    Foreigners Now More Welcome At Bush Intercontinental

    Foreign visitors to Houston are getting an improvement in service, via the feds' Customs and Border Protection office. Bush Intercontinental is one of 20 airports across the country that will be getting a "Passenger Service Manager." The PSM, Cheryl Tolson, "will be available for questions, concer ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008
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    July 22, 2008

    Ivory Smugglers Get Nabbed

    They looked like normal drums, or at least normal drums that came from Ethiopia. Made of wood and leather, they were part of a shipment being inspected by federal agents at the Port of Houston late last week. An agent thought six of the drums seemed heavier than normal; he tapped on them and got o ... More >>