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Nation's largest Women's Chamber of Commerce honors a dozen Houston leaders

By Shelby Hodge

It was a standing ovation in the ballroom of the Westin Galleria Hotel when a dozen Houston leaders were inducted into the Greater Houston Women's Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame at the organi ...

Shelby's Social Diary

Dwight Howard, Hakeem Olajuwon & Patrick Beverley party with doctors at an Aspen mansion

By Shelby Hodge

Gotta love those towering NBA stars who signed on with Memorial Hermann for a jaunt to Aspen aimed at spotlighting the hospital's orthopedic and sports medicine programs. Houston Rockets D ...

The Big Reveal

Top artists named to Houston Fine Art Fair's first-ever Hall of Fame

By Heather Staible

When coming up with a Hall of Fame list for this fall's Houston Fine Art Fair, curator Patricia Covo Johnson had the difficult task of narrowing the honorees down to fewer than 20. Not ...

Holding Pattern

Sad truth: Craig Biggio is no lock for Hall of Fame next year either — and Pedro Martinez is part of the problem

By MoiseKapenda Bower

Once the hue and cry subsides and the righteously indignant shift their focus to another cause worthy of their rancor, Craig Biggio will resume his waiting. It required extraordinary patience t ...

Cougar Hall of Famer

Jim Nantz almost loses it as long overdue UH legend finally makes Basketball Hall of Fame

By Chris Baldwin

Most sports hall of fame announcements are formal, largely muted affairs. If you're looking for emotion, you have to turn to the inductees. The men doing the announcing tend to play it straight ...

No one voted in

Craig Biggio comes up 39 votes short of the Hall of Fame: Why he's out for now

By Chris Baldwin

Craig Biggio will have to wait. The great Houston Astro is not a first-ballot Baseball Hall of Famer. Biggio came up 39 votes short of the total he needed, collecting 68 percent of the vot ...

56 percent of the vote

Out again! Unfairly punished Jeff Bagwell denied Hall of Fame in second attempt

By Chris Baldwin

Jeff Bagwell struck out in his second attempt at making the Baseball Hall of Fame, through little fault of his own. The all-time Houston Astros great fell almost 20 percentage points short of t ...

Shelby's Social Diary

A female Hall of Fame takes shape in the middle of Tootsies

By Shelby Hodge

Usually it is beefy athletes who step up to the plate to receive hall of fame honors. But it was a hit parade of winners of a different sort Tuesday night when the Greater Houston Women's Chamb ...

Shelby's Social Diary

Best Dressed honorees and wannabes glide into Neiman Marcus for 2011 unveiling

By Shelby Hodge

The couture salon of Neiman Marcus is seldom more packed with dressed-to-kill swans than it is on the evening that the Houston Chronicle announces its Best Dressed honorees. And so it was Wednesday ...

Wait till next year?

Jeff Bagwell strikes out on first Hall of Fame try

By Chris Baldwin

It wasn't a complete whiff, but Jeff Bagwell was caught looking. Or more precisely, waiting. Bagwell received 41.7 percent (needing 75 percent for induction) of the vote from the Baseball W ...

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