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    April 4, 2013

    Doubling Down: Texas and Casino Gambling

    The Alabama-Coushatta want their casino back. The Texas horse tracks say betting on races isn’t enough. Both see expanded gambling in the state as their ticket to solvency.

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    November 19, 2009

    Game Time: The 10 Greatest Sopranos Episodes Of All Time

    ‚ÄčThe Sopranos is the greatest television show of all time. I know that sentence right there will be enough to start plenty of discussion, tweets, and emails, both in support of and in disagreement with that statement.It's funny, with sports expansion breeds mediocrity. The more teams that get ... More >>

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    November 12, 2008

    He Got His Fraud Conviction Through The Houston Chronicle

    If the people you rip off are people who are seeking to themselves rip off the federal government, where's the harm? Don't ask that of Christopher Brian McPherson. He just got five years in a federal prison for seeking the answer to that question. McPherson plead guilty to a fraud scheme that saw ... More >>

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    August 2, 2007

    Artists' Lofts

    The Elder Street Artist Lofts sold itself as a place for artists to live and work. So where are all the artists?

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    May 17, 2007

    In the Sub-Prime of Life

    Homeowners complain that Litton Loan is quicker to foreclose than it needs to be

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    June 9, 2005

    The Usual Suspect

    South African refugee calls deputies to complain about intruders, ends up arrested himself

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    September 2, 2004

    The Specialist

    Scott Wizig's bread and butter is first-time home buyers with bad credit. He says he's making dreams come true, but many say dealing with him has been a nightmare.

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    November 20, 2003

    Houston, Once Removed

    Go to Accra, Ghana, and find gated communities modeled on our own hometown

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    June 26, 2003

    Logos, Lies and Layoffs

    A walk in the city parks department

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    March 21, 2002

    Nice Guy, Wrong Color

    How Ken Bentsen got run over by a rainbow

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    December 7, 2000

    Lines & Shadows

    A former farmworker wanted only a utility system for her Fort Bend colonia. Seven years later, there's still tainted water and untreated sewage -- but raw words and the stench of politics flow freely.

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    December 7, 2000

    Rob Todd Unredacted

    Desperately seeking Susan

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    November 16, 2000

    A Diva in the Making

    Chanel Dita wants to champion transgender rights. But first, she's got a date with Jerry Springer.

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    May 18, 2000

    The Dream Home: A Cautionary Tale

    The Youngs thought they did everything right. Apparently not.

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    October 28, 1999


    Survival Skills. The Star of Hope women's shelter puts on a new face in the wake of a shooting attack

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    May 13, 1999
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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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    June 20, 1996
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    June 13, 1996

    The Bender Difference

    A former corporate downsizer takes a hard-nosed approach to helping the homeless

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    February 29, 1996

    End Times

    The Tao shall set you free -- but maybe not in Kingsbridge Park

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    March 24, 1994

    Hermann Park or Parking?

    City and Harris County hospital officials play let's make a deal