1 year ago | Courts
As on most Sundays, Rosie McCutcheon enjoyed the walk home from the Highland Heights Church of Christ on March 14, 2010. When the family got back to the small house McCutcheon rented in Houston’s Acres Homes neighborhood, she went to the kitchen t...
Mother Says Daughter Was Molested At Immigration Lockup Texas Just Tried to License as Childcare Center1 year ago | Immigration
A mother who fled repeated rape by gang members and other threats of violence in El Salvador claims in court documents that her 12-year-old daughter was molested in a South Texas detention center for asylum-seeking immigrants. The story surfaced t...
1 year ago | Cars and Trucks
For sprawled-out, traffic-snarled cities across the country, Uber has been a godsend for riders who can afford the easy, cheap-ish trips. But has the company built up enough goodwill to get whatever it wants? No, not in techie-town Austin, at leas...
Every Year, Houston Municipal Courts Send Thousands of People to Jail Who Won’t (Or Can’t) Pay Their Fines1 year ago | Courts
Before municipal courts judges fine you for a traffic ticket or municipal code violation, they’re supposed to consider whether you can actually afford the punishment. Under state law, if they decide you’re so poor you’ll never be able to pay off t...
1 year ago | Whatever
Last Friday Eric “Sci Guy” Berger, a former Houston Chronicle reporter and one of the most trusted dudes in local weather, warned on his Space City Weather blog that storms could bring heavy rainfall to areas already pummeled by last month's histo...
1 year ago | Breaking News
The real estate mogul turned reality TV star who launched his campaign by calling Mexicans “rapists” and joked about his dick size in a nationally televised debate became the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president on Tuesday. If you ...