Craig Malisow covers crooks, quacks, animal abusers, elected officials, and other assorted people for the Houston Press.
6 days ago | Courts
The Texas Medical Board's legal staff on Wednesday issued a proposed order that would place controversial cancer doctor Stanislaw Burzynski on probation and force him to pay $360,000 in penalties and more than $20,000 in restitution for violating ...
9 days ago | Courts
A group of animal welfare organizations have sued the USDA in an effort to get the department to repost thousands of pages of animal welfare inspection reports that were removed from an online database February 3. Filed Monday in a Washington, D.C...
9 days ago | Longform
Six days before Christmas 2016, Darth Vader strolled into the Thai food restaurant on Main Street with the bad news: The joint was closing and everyone was out of a job. To be clear, it wasn’t the dark-helmeted, planet-exploding villain himself wh...
15 days ago | Political Animals
Unless you count that hairy varmint that hangs out on top of his head, it looks like Donald Trump may be the first president in 150 years to not have a pet. Last month, the New York Post broke the bittersweet news that a potential goldendoodle dea...
27 days ago | Courts
Back in 1999, Katy High School football coach David Temple didn't seem concerned about finding out who put a shotgun to the back of his pregnant wife's head and shot her to death in their walk-in closet. “What difference would it make?” he told Br...
1 month ago | Crime
Since at least 1947, when a religious community called the Servants of the Paraclete opened one of the first treatment centers for priests grappling with pedophilia and substance abuse, dioceses have often warehoused problematic priests. The “reha...