11 hours ago | Courts
A United States military contractor sued by a Houston woman over a drunk-driving accident on an Afghan military base wants the case to be tried under Afghan civil law. Filed in a California court in 2014, the lawsuit evokes the kind of Fox N...
3 days ago | Political Animals
Less than 24 hours after state child welfare workers were warned of the risks of suddenly relocating a 16-year-old foster care child with severe medical and psychological problems to a new home, the girl was hospitalized, and her former caretakers...
3 days ago | Education
Part of a $30 million renovation, the new classroom building at Worthing High School, in Houston’s underprivileged Sunnyside neighborhood, is a shining, gleaming paean to progress. “The building is brighter,” the school’s principal, Duane Clark, t...
15 days ago | Whatever
It's been a while since we heard from beloved Austin weirdo and ex-Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams, perhaps the most famous member of an odd , Houston-based organization called Access Consciousness. So we were thrilled to read an extens...
17 days ago | Courts
The U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied state officials' motion to quash the appointment of special masters who are overseeing measures to overhaul the state's beleaguered foster care system. Gov. Greg Abbott and officials from the Depa...
23 days ago | Education
If you know of anyone who denies that we are truly living in an enlightened age of Matthew McConaughey super-thespianism known as the McConaissance, all you'd need to do to is remind them that The Great One will be teaching a film class at UT-Aust...