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A Well Known Voice In The Houston Restaurant Industry Retires Today

2 years ago by Kate McLean
Around midnight tonight, somewhere in Houston an exhausted sous chef will place his last order for the day, while on the other end of the line, Brian Homeyer will punch in his last order, after more than 30 years with the Chefs Produce Company. Each workday for years now, Homeyer...
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Letters to the Editor

Our New Neighbors Horrendous dilemma: I would be less concerned about the polygamists in El Dorado if their actions were just between consenting adults ["Big Love, Texas-Style," by Keith Plocek, April 27]. Big extended families usually provide benefits to individuals and society as a whole. However the "Big Love" style...
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The Insider

25 years ago by Tim Fleck
Ring Around the Sting The names that have surfaced thus far in the FBI sting at the ReBates Hotel fit neatly into a puzzle centered around former city councilman Ben Reyes. Described by his attorney, Mike Ramsey, as "the most deeply involved in this," Reyes has been pursued by the...
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The Insider

23 years ago by Tim Fleck
Welcome to Hotel Six Don K. Clark, the senior agent-in-charge of the Houston FBI office, was noticeably uncomfortable in his role as a press release reader at last week's non-news conference following the indictment in the Hotel Six sting. The slight, unprepossessing Clark added nothing of detail to the Justice...
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Mysteries of Hotel Six

23 years ago by Tim Fleck
As the government ties the final ribbons on its case against the Hotel Six this week, some nagging questions have survived the playing of the FBI's hottest audio- and videotapes. How did former councilman Ben Reyes really spend the $50,000 he gratefully accepted from an FBI undercover agent at a...
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The Insider

23 years ago by Tim Fleck
"Look, Daddy, Here's a Present" Ben Reyes gestured to an assistant standing beside an erasable display board that had been set up in the small Galleria-area office of a man Reyes knew as Carlos Montero. A paid FBI informant playing the role of a Latin-American businessman for the non-existent Cayman...
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Ana's Angel

25 years ago by Steve McVicker
The first time Ana Prieto Canela laid eyes on Jay Hamburger, he told her he was there to be her angel. She thought he was crazy. Six months later, she still does. Carrying a bouquet of flowers and dressed all in white, his Michael Bolton-like blond hair cascading in ringlets...
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Coffee with Betti and the FBI

25 years ago by Steve McVicker
By Thursday, May 2, Betti Maldonado had grown very nervous over her association with the Cayman Group, two investors seeking a piece of developer Wayne Duddlesten's contract to build a city-subsidized hotel near the George R. Brown Convention Center. The men, supposedly wealthy South Americans named Carlos Montero and Marcos...
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Take the Cash and Talk That Trash

23 years ago by Tim Fleck
Welcome to the smoky rooms and overheated corridors of Hotel Six, where the closed-circuit television picks up excellent deception, the air crackles with currents of duplicity and the concierge thoughtfully leaves the bugs on all night to record guests' every utterance. It's not the sort of place you'd want to...

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