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Poorly built condominiums and the homeowners are now seeing the consequences of the poor construction. The condominiums have severe mold problems, which is a result from using a material called split-free concrete block. The story reveals the lack of building inspection since the blocks should be built without leaks and inspected for leaks. Furthermore, if the homeowners complain to the city, they are held accountable for the code violation.
Houston Chronicle investigates trade schools, their recruiting methods and high default levels on student loans; the series forced increased oversight by regulators, a legislative study of for-profit schools, and reforms within the industry, January - September 1989.