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Circling the Hearses
State funeral regulators are dancing to the undertakers' tune – and that's bad news for consumers
"...this year. But in the case of the Texas Funeral Service Commission, and their decision to spend $1,000 in..."

Nov. 5, 2004 News Feature by Robert Bryce

The Plot Thickens
Funeral Scandal Is a Real Scene Stealer
"...Over the past 18 months, the Texas Funeral Service Commission (TFSC) has seen more bizarre plot changes..."

May 5, 2000 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Final Disposition
The beleaguered Texas Funeral Service Commission once again finds itself mired in controversy
"...has had a more troubled history than the Texas Funeral Service Commission, whose mission is to regulate the industry..."

May 14, 2004 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Stages of Death
Life lessons from the mortuary to the theatre
"...Answer: My family is comprised entirely of funeral professionals...."

Oct. 11, 2013 Arts Feature by Adam Roberts

Buried in Scandal
SCI and the Money Trail
"...a former legislator and lobbyist who has worked for funeral-related interests for several decades, says this story is a..."

March 26, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Death Be Not Cheap
Austin's Largest Death Care Provider May Not Provide Best Deal

March 28, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

On The Lege
Religious Rights
" regulate its business.That's just what the world's largest funeral company,Service Corporation International (SCI), has with HB 3516. Authored..."

May 7, 1999 News Column

On The Lege
School-Choice Choices
"...Rep. Jim Pitts, R-Waxahachie, has his way, the Texas Funeral Service Commission will soon be six feet under. Pitts..."

March 26, 1999 News Column

Dying on the Cheap

March 28, 1997 News Feature

Between the Lines
"...and SCI's efforts to become the Exxon of the funeral business. The book, which updates Mitford's 1963 book, The..."

Oct. 16, 1998 Books Review

Lost in La Mancha
"...shot of it wind up as filler in a documentary/funeral dirge detailing the terrible downward trajectory of that dream...."

March 21, 2003 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Evidence Buried?
Checkered Past
" -- while Rogers was lobbying for the Texas Funeral Directors Association (TFDA). Moreover, the TFSC rented office space..."

Aug. 27, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

When There's Nothing Left to Burn ...
Cinematexas throws itself a Viking Funeral
"...vital that exists between death and burial. A quality funeral can go a long way toward securing the deceased's..."

Nov. 30, 2007 Screens Feature by Josh Rosenblatt

Killer Reputation
Murders from Austin's not quite forgotten past
"...soon took his place as one of the foremost funeral directors in the black community. He cultivated a genteel..."

Jan. 26, 2001 Features Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Randall “Poodie” Locke (1948-2009)
Healing hands of time
"...A private funeral for Locke will take place at First Baptist Church..."

May 8, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

Looking More Closely When Others Look Away
On directors examining structure, storytelling, and how pictures can move us
"...means you won't be seeing the work of Hollywood directors, it doesn't mean you won't run across some slick,..."

March 9, 2007 Screens Feature by Nora Ankrum

Perry Is 'Dr. Death'
"...present free health care. “Dr. Death” Perry, the Texas Funeral Directors Association thanks you...."

April 22, 2010 Postmarks

Hank Williams III, Ray Price, Waterloo Park
Thursday Night
"...however, was a bit underdressed, the men attired like funeral directors, the pedal steel player wearing that same dead-serious..."

March 17, 2000 Music Review by Jerry Renshaw

Top Guns
Kent A. Caperton ($885,000-$2,925,000 )
"...Co. $25,000-$49,999 Texas Cable & Telecommunication Assn. $25,000-$49,999 Texas Funeral Directors Assn. $25,000-$49,999 Texas Society Of Architects $25,000-$49,999 DeHart..."

Feb. 12, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

More McCanlies, Texas
The full interview with the director of 'Secondhand Lions'
"...number of famous actors and actresses, a few brand-name directors, and even fewer widely known script writers. Within the..."

Sept. 19, 2003 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Former TFSC Counsel Responds
"...written. As the former General Counsel for the Texas Funeral Service Commission (TFSC) for approximately two years, I must..."

April 9, 1999 Column

Friggin' Genius
SXSW Film announces feature film lineup
"...Cyrus Directors and Screenwriters: Jay and Mark Duplass With John’s social..."

Feb. 4, 2010 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

SXSW 2012 Film Lineup Announced
'21 Jump Street' selected as Centerpiece Film
"...The Source Directors: Jodi Wille, Maria Demopoulos The Source Family was a..."

Feb. 1, 2012 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Funeralgate Hits Texas
What Did Bush Know?
"...employees made on April 10, 1998, at two SCI funeral homes...."

July 9, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Every Day of Your Life
Remembering Sims Ellison, and profiling the SIMS Foundation
"...At Sims' funeral, Don and his ex-wife Bonnie wept openly for their..."

July 7, 2000 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

SXSW Film Adds Midnighters and More
Horror lineup announced, plus shorts and more
"...Richard Linklater - dream is destiny Directors: Louis Black, Karen Bernstein Richard Linklater - dream is..."

Feb. 9, 2016 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

SXSW Film Announces Features Lineup
Competitive narratives and docs unveiled, plus more
"...Claire in Motion Directors/Screenwriters: Lisa Robinson, Annie J. Howell Claire is sure of..."

Feb. 2, 2016 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

SXSW Film: The Whole Enchilada
Red-hot and really long list of all the titles to date
"...Small, Beautifully Moving Parts Directors & Writers: Annie J. Howell & Lisa Robinson Technology-obsessed..."

Feb. 2, 2011 Screens Post by Kimberley Jones

Naked City
Off the Desk:
", political consultant Mark Yznaga joins the board of directors, while members Erin Foster and Mary Gay Maxwell step..."

July 16, 1999 News Feature

Murder in the Suburbs
Good Luck Penny
"...presentation he was preparing for the APS board of directors for the following day. For the year prior to..."

Dec. 11, 1998 News Feature by Kayte VanScoy

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