Craig Malisow covers crooks, quacks, animal abusers, elected officials, and other assorted people for the Houston Press.
21 hours ago | Political Animals
An animal breeders' advocacy group wants changes made to a state House bill criminalizing beastiality, fearing that pet owners who innocently fondle Fido's junk might be thrown in the pen. That's right: in one of the most tone-deaf, self-sabotagin...
4 days ago | Courts
Agents from the Texas Comptroller's Office visited the beleaguered Heights restaurant Down House on April 19 and "demanded $29,000 in cash from the employees," according to a lawsuit filed by the restaurant's owners against the state agency S...
7 days ago | Courts
The parents of a 16-year-old girl who say her scalp was badly burned by a botched dye-job are suing a national franchise of salons and the local stylist who performed the work. The girl's parents are seeking between $200,000-$1 million in damages ...
10 days ago | Courts
Documents filed Tuesday morning in the bankruptcy proceedings for popular Heights restaurants Hunky Dory and Bernadine's offer a detailed look into claims filed by government agencies, vendors, lenders, and investors. In addition to roughly $702,0...
14 days ago | Courts
So you're the owner of a midtown Houston club that sparked controversy over an allegedly racist door policy, creating a media flurry and prompting a discrimination suit from the U.S. Department of Justice. That's bad enough, but then Bun B publicl...
23 days ago | Texas
In the wake of widespread publicity and protests over medical research on a colony of dogs at Texas A&M, the animal welfare group PETA says a university representative has indicated the research has ended. For years, A&M veterinary researc...