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2005 Stories by Rick Kennedy

Archives: 2006 | 2005
  • All's Fare

    published December 15, 2005

    For most, last month's decision in Washington to exempt Missouri from the Wright Amendment was good news. Southwest Airlines was suddenly allowed... More >>

  • There Goes the Neighborhood

    published December 8, 2005

    The relationship between Dr. Rebecca Bridges and the woman known as Jane Doe is by all accounts a troubled one. Describing it any further becomes... More >>

  • Hotel Katrina

    published December 1, 2005

    Katie Neason sat with her sisters Helen, Dorothy and Pat in the dining room at the Quality Inn, her expression grave. The day before, the four... More >>

  • Visa Charges

    published October 20, 2005

    Ashok Padmanabahn is nobody's fool. He's a computer engineer, working on the next generation of display technology at the large Texas Instruments... More >>

  • Truth be told

    published October 13, 2005

    Truth be told: When U.S. Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers takes the oath to tell the whole truth to the Senate Judiciary... More >>

  • Jesus in a Mullet

    published September 22, 2005

    The first thing that catches your eye when you walk into Bajito Onda is the prison art. A four-panel screen near the front entrance is covered in... More >>

  • The Year of El Gato

    published July 14, 2005

    Mario Torres doesn't look like a publicity stunt. With unruly, spiky hair, a crooked grin and freckles, he doesn't come off as a role model,... More >>

  • Number Crunched

    published June 2, 2005

    "Let me set up a, what do you call it, a hypothetical for you," Dawn Nettles says in her Texas drawl, her voice roughened around the edges by her... More >>

  • Raiders of the Lost Toilet Factory

    published April 14, 2005

    We squeeze through a hole cut in the chain-link fence and crunch across a gravel yard, using the moonlight to avoid the crates and pipes scattered... More >>

  • Give Peace and Peppers a Chance

    published March 24, 2005

    PALESTINE--They don't actually roll up the sidewalks in Palestine on Sundays, but it's fair to say that if they did, no one would be bothered... More >>

  • Fruit of the Poison Tree

    published March 10, 2005

    For banana growers, the pesticide DBCP seemed like a godsend when it came on the market in the 1960s. The chemical has no equal for killing... More >>

  • Black's Back

    published February 17, 2005

    Lewis Black owes his career to Texas twice over. Texas' favorite son, George W. Bush, is an inviting target for the apoplectic political... More >>

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