Monthly Archives: January 2012

Seniors making New Years resolutions should include health care screenings

This is a story I wrote for the Houston Chronicle’s Senior Living section about what Tomball-area physicians would like to see seniors add to their New Year’s resolutions list.  It was published in January 2012, and I’m still trying to … Continue reading

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Business brings laser wars to backyards

In a June 2011 assignment, I was asked by a weekly Cypress Fairbanks-area publication, Community Impact News, to profile the action of Battlefield Houston, a laser-tag business. CY-FAIR — Battlefield Houston, a local business that provides mobile outdoor laser tag … Continue reading

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Summer Hazards: How to cure those summertime blues

This story stemmed from a June 2010 assignment from Health Leader, a publication of the University of Texas Health Science Center, to interview several physicians about preventing medical woes that occur with more frequency in summer months. Old Eddie Cochran … Continue reading

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U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan entertained by former classmates

This story involved military-sanctioned phone interviews with U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan during the war.  It was spurred in November 2008 by an America Voices press release received while I was a staff reporter with the Houston Chronicle’s neighborhood sections.   Two … Continue reading

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Katy veteran doesn’t let blindness slow him

This is one in a series of Houston Chronicle stories to publicize the annual Katy Rice Harvest Festival written while I was a staff reporter in July 2007.  The festival committee that year selected Kenny Adams, an amazingly active blind … Continue reading

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Paul Durckal recalls days as navigator, POW

This story, a profile of Paul Durckal, World War II Air Force navigator and German prisoner of war, was assigned to me by a Houston Chronicle neighborhood sections editor in November 2007 as a Veterans Day story after receiving a … Continue reading

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Three buildings net historic designation in Houston Warehouse District

Visiting and telling the stories behind the facades of the historic buildings in my hometown of Houston are among the joys of being a writer here.  This one, published in March 2009, I wrote for the Houston Chronicle as a … Continue reading

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