Turkeys Of The Year: The Invasion Begins

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They've been trying their best for the past 12 months, and now it's time to reveal which Houstonians and Texans have earned the coveted honor of being named a Houston Press Turkey of the Year.

In some ways, dynasties continued their reign in this, the ninth year of competition; in other cases, newcomers came along and made such a strong showing that they demanded a crown.

Tomorrow we'll list the runners-up who almost made the cut, but for now you can check out our cover story and agree or disagree with the choices. And take the quiz!!

You can also check out last year's winners, and check out all past winners, with a highlight chart.

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