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  • 1 year ago | Longform

    In July 2009, 18-year-old Cameron Coker's life was ripped apart for future viewing by a national audience. Coker, who'd previously been convicted of dealing drugs, was now the prime suspect in the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy at an apartmen...

  • 3 years ago

    The Houston Chronicle gets a lot of things right. Their investigations are often dogged, and their prose is usually limpid and easy to navigate. Everyone knows -- including us -- they do most of the journalistic heavy lifting in this town, evidenc...

  • 3 years ago | Longform

    Lloyd Oliver wants toilet paper. Of the many troubling issues assailing his considerable girth and loosening composure at this precise moment, it is toilet paper, he concludes, that may grant him some modicum of sanity. It's all gotten to be too m...

  • 3 years ago

    The seasons change, we spirit away our summer digs for some fall threads and the Houston police are also mulling a change of dress. It's time for a uniform change. But they're as tight-lipped on the matter as Gucci planning its spring wear. This r...

  • 3 years ago

    You've had a terrible beginning to the week. It's okay. We all did. Sunday night, things went badly for Houston. The Green Bay Packers made the vaunted Texan defense look like a bunch of chumps, ending the team's undefeated streak, eliciting all s...

  • 3 years ago

    Put that grin away, Joe Biden. Thing's loaded. Last night at the vice presidential debate, Biden, ebullient and smirking, did everything Democrats wanted him to do. He was a jerk. He was aggressive. And he wouldn't let Paul Ryan get away with anyt...