Subject:

Robert Eckels

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    August 4, 2009

    Commuter Rail From Galveston And Hempstead By 2012!! Well, Maybe

    ‚ÄčThe Citizens Transportation Coalition is currently giddy with dreams of 90 MPH commuter trains speeding from Galveston and down 290 into the city...possibly by 2012, which sounds like the far future but is only three years away. There hasn't been much public movement on commuter rail since the HG ... More >>

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    February 20, 2007

    Okay, Now He's Ready to Go

    This is not Robert Eckels. Last we checked, he doesn't wear a fedora. Looks like Harris County Judge Robert Eckels has figured out what he wants to be when he grows up: a lobbyist with the law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski. "This is a new stage for me to play on. It's an international firm, and it ... More >>

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    May 5, 2005

    Eckels: The Son Also Rises

    The county judge comes into his own on Commissioners Court

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    December 23, 2004

    Dome of Doom

    Can the county's rehab plans save the Astrodome from demolition?

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    November 25, 2004

    For Whom the Hell Tolls

    Heights residents fear the toll road authority's new land acquisition plans

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    August 5, 2004
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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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    February 26, 2004

    Getting Out

    Too scared to leave her house, Sandy has one last chance: a county crisis team that will come to her

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    April 10, 2003

    He Got Miffed, She Got Even

    Garcia settles some old scores with help from new allies

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    October 11, 2001

    Paying the Price

    Hospital district officials wanted a simple one-sentence policy on immigrant health care. What they got instead was a criminal probe and plenty of politics.

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Republican

    Paul Bettencourt, Harris County tax assessor-collector

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    May 31, 2001

    Votes 'n' Bail

    GOP consultant Allen Blakemore looks to become a do-it-yourself bondsman

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    December 14, 2000

    Bet You Can't Vote for Just One!

    Why did so many Houston Hispanics punch twice for president?

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    August 24, 2000

    Arena Wars

    "Environmental Darth Vader" pushed as campaign consultant

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    August 3, 2000

    Tax Lean

    Want a subsidy for your corporate expansion? Local governments are ready with millions in property-tax abatements -- and very little oversight.

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    June 8, 2000

    Political Winds of Change

    A new county study predicts an explosive minority population increase

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    March 9, 2000

    Justice on the Block

    Is the D.A.'s office for sale to the highest bidder?

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    September 9, 1999

    The Insider

    More for Les and the Rest. Brown finally figures out that spending equals power

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    July 8, 1999

    Dog Bites Train

    The Main Train and selling pets to labs have nothing in common. Until it comes to referenda, that is.

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    March 18, 1999
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    March 4, 1999

    Has Robert Eckels Lost His Mind?

    Or is the county judge just crazylike a fox?

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    September 3, 1998
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    September 4, 1997

    Sweet Deal

    Why did county commissioners agree to subsidize a swanky golf resort that will benefit a wealthy Harris County developer?

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    July 10, 1997
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    July 3, 1997
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    June 12, 1997
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    March 27, 1997
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    January 16, 1997
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    December 12, 1996

    Radack-al Treatment

    What happens when the county's premier good ol' boy tangles with a sensitive '90s-style guy? It ain't pretty.

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    October 17, 1996
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    October 10, 1996

    You Gotta Have Hope

    Why? Because without it, the stadium promises fall apart.

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    October 3, 1996
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    September 26, 1996
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    August 15, 1996
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    August 8, 1996
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    August 1, 1996
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    August 1, 1996
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    July 18, 1996
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    June 6, 1996
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    March 21, 1996

    A Taxing Situation

    What are the penalties in Harris County's tax collection deal with Heard, Goggan?

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    February 22, 1996
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    January 25, 1996

    Forecast: Raining Stadiums

    Forget the committee -- the city's sports future already is being negotiated by the mayor

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    December 28, 1995

    Making a Killing

    Double dipping, understaffing plague the M.E.'s office

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    December 28, 1995

    The Passions of Privatization

    V&E joins Heard Goggan in battling the county attorney's office

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    December 7, 1995

    Stadia Boys

    A new panel is suiting up to customize the city's sports future in private

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    June 15, 1995
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    October 20, 1994
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    October 13, 1994
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    September 29, 1994

    Son of Lindsay ... Son of Driscoll

    Robert Eckels and Vince Ryan fight the battles of the past as they fight each other for county judge

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    August 25, 1994

    Vince Ryan's Distress

    His campaign manager's gone, his headquarters got smoked, but domestic bliss awaits

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