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July 31, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six people, including several of the city's most prominent black and Latino politicians, were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges of offering and accepting bribes to win support for a multimillion-dollar hotel project. City Council members John E. Castillo and Michael J. Yarbrough, as well as former City Council members Ben T. Reyes and John W. Peavy Jr.
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April 4, 2000 | CLAUDIA KOLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until recently, Houston's interest in architectural landmarks could basically be summed up by the Witch Hat. A spooky, 20-foot cupola built in the 1900s, the Witch Hat for generations was a local icon. The house it perched on was, as well, a lone remnant of the grand Victorians that lined once-stylish Main Street. So when the house's owners planned to raze it in the 1990s, preservationists leaped to combat.
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September 18, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How best to sing the praises of a city dug from a swamp? Houston is humid and flat and crawling with bugs. Houses sink. Streets flood. Mosquitoes, day and night, crave human blood. All of which could be overlooked as long as oil was king in the '60s and '70s, when the population grew by 200 people a day and profits flowed like sweat through a crisp cotton shirt. Nobody, after all, came here for the scenery; they came to get rich. By the '80s, the boom had become a bust.
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September 18, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
How best to sing the praises of a city dug from a swamp? Houston is humid and flat and crawling with bugs. Houses sink. Streets flood. Mosquitoes, day and night, crave human blood. All of which could be overlooked as long as oil was king in the '60s and '70s, when the population grew by 200 people a day and profits flowed like sweat through a crisp cotton shirt. Nobody, after all, came here for the scenery; they came to get rich. By the '80s, the boom had become a bust.
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April 4, 2000 | CLAUDIA KOLKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Until recently, Houston's interest in architectural landmarks could basically be summed up by the Witch Hat. A spooky, 20-foot cupola built in the 1900s, the Witch Hat for generations was a local icon. The house it perched on was, as well, a lone remnant of the grand Victorians that lined once-stylish Main Street. So when the house's owners planned to raze it in the 1990s, preservationists leaped to combat.
NEWS
November 13, 1987 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
Poor old Houston, beaten and battered and left for dead, is showing signs of a pulse. Not a strong one, mind you. But in this city, where the oil bust ruined lives, where 250,000 people lost their jobs, any sign of life is cause for crowing. The economic gurus are proclaiming that the worst of Houston's ills are behind it.
NEWS
July 31, 1997 | JESSE KATZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six people, including several of the city's most prominent black and Latino politicians, were indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges of offering and accepting bribes to win support for a multimillion-dollar hotel project. City Council members John E. Castillo and Michael J. Yarbrough, as well as former City Council members Ben T. Reyes and John W. Peavy Jr.
NEWS
November 13, 1987 | J. MICHAEL KENNEDY, Times Staff Writer
Poor old Houston, beaten and battered and left for dead, is showing signs of a pulse. Not a strong one, mind you. But in this city, where the oil bust ruined lives, where 250,000 people lost their jobs, any sign of life is cause for crowing. The economic gurus are proclaiming that the worst of Houston's ills are behind it.
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