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    Houston Sludge Company in Deep Shit?

    Right now, there's an ongoing scandal involving a mayoral affair, not to mention mayoral lying about that affair (Detroit civic boosters, such as they are, no doubt cringe when reading a sentence in the Washington Post that mentions "the Detroit Free...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 21, 2008 @ 3:49 pm
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    Janet Jackson's Wardrobe Malfunction, Revisited

    The court ruled the FCC acted "acted arbitrarily and capriciously" in punishing the network for the nine-sixteenths of a second in which Jackson's evil titty could be seen by television audiences. As a service to you, dear reader, we just spent the ...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 21, 2008 @ 2:16 pm
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    Texas Bible Study, a Syllabus

    Last Friday, the Texas State Board of Education gave final approval to a 2007 State Legislature measure allowing elective Bible-study courses in public schools. (Of course, the classes would focus on the "history" and "literature" of the Bible, and w...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 21, 2008 @ 1:26 pm
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    Someone Hates Kashmere Gardens Schools

    Not in Kashmere Gardens. Someone, or some group of people, is systematically breaking into schools in the neighborhood and stealing whatever they can. Over $50,000 worth of stuff has been taken.The schools that have been hit are Isaacs, Scott, Kash...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 21, 2008 @ 12:07 pm
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    It's Debt Collection, Not Extortion

    First, Reifler told us the firm initially demanded $500 each from the families; the amount increased only after the letters were allegedly ignored. However, Reifler said he was revisiting the issue to see if $1,500 is a reasonable demand for the thef...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 21, 2008 @ 11:27 am
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    Jesus on a Pole -- Updated

    Sometime Tuesday night, one or more individuals vandalized the utility pole at the corner of Dickey and Sixth streets, which visitors say displays the image of Jesus. A black marker was used on the "face" of the pole, adding a thick mustache. Marib...

    @ Hair Balls by John Nova Lomax on July 21, 2008 @ 10:29 am
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    Oh No! Lots of "Hello Dolly" Puns!

    The good news is that it probably -- probably -- isn't headed for our part of Texas. Weather Underground's Jeff Masters is calling for a Corpus Christi landfall in his latest blog entry, with winds of tropical-storm force reaching as far as Galvest...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 21, 2008 @ 9:55 am
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    Over the Weekend: Sugar Hill, Summer Sin, Swami Ramdev and Houston Astros

    Morning! How was yours? Ours was good. Let's get to it. Friday Afternoon at Sugar Hill Studios Chris Gray spent Friday afternoon at the Abbey Road of the South and worked up this narrative slideshow to prove it. Summer Sin Party at Warehouse Liv...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 21, 2008 @ 9:35 am
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    Blonde Ambition: The Next Elle Woods on BROADWAY OMG!

    This Monday, July 21, we find out which lady will become the next Elle Woods on Broadway! Thank you, MTV, for destroying yet another portion of my college-educated brain. Truth be told, like Project Runway or even American Idol, the best reality sh...

    @ Hair Balls by Jennifer Mathieu on July 21, 2008 @ 7:51 am
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    Last Night: Dare Ware Summer Sin Party at Warehouse Live

    "Bring out the Gimp." "But the Gimp's sleeping." "Well, I guess you're gonna have to go wake him up now, won't you?" We just loaded up a batch of images from last night's Summer Sin Party. Might we suggest a good, long look? -- Keith Plocek

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 20, 2008 @ 10:40 am
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    The Astrodome Keeps Crumbling Along

    Thirty-six employees of Reliant Park's management firm who had been using the Dome for office space temporarily relocated to Reliant Center. (They weren't forced to leave, but it's hard to blame them for not sticking around.) Repairing the system c...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 18, 2008 @ 5:40 pm
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    More Bad News For HPD

    This time it's HPD Officer Nedra Hall and she's up on felony charges of aggravated perjury. Seems Hall wasn't quite truthful - allegedly, allegedly - during the investigation of two other officers, Tracie Denise Bell and Kirshondra Richardson, who h...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 18, 2008 @ 4:50 pm
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    Batman: The Dark Knight, Explained

    (Number 4,528 on Things We Don't Understand: People paying hundreds of dollars for a ticket to a movie they could see for ten bucks the next day.) We're not the world's biggest Bat-fans, but we're sure we'll end up seeing it. The question is: How p...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 18, 2008 @ 4:46 pm
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    Swami Ramdev to Build Patanjali Yogpeeth Center Near Houston

    yoga's number one dude will soon be setting up a $4.5 million center in Rosenberg. Your Hair Balls correspondent learned this between deep breaths on Wednesday morning, but his Hindi is a bit rusty (tetanus, anyone?) so he didn't quite understand ...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 18, 2008 @ 4:13 pm
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    Metro: Are You Great, or Magnificent?

    So let's get to the first question! "Q: Mr. Pennington seems to be a very talented man with numerous flattering credentials. I met him once about two years ago by mistake but he seemed to be a pretty nice guy. It does give me hope that the light rai...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 18, 2008 @ 3:01 pm
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    Starbucks, We Hardly Knew Ye

    The company's newly updated list shows 11 of the coffee places being shuttered, far more than most cities. Chicago, for instance, will only lose five stores. Which Houston-area stores are gone? Downtown, there's Dallas & Main and Preston & Fannin....

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 18, 2008 @ 1:27 pm
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    Houston Dissed, A Continuing Saga

    Yesterday it was USA Today, raving about all the terrific stuff to do here. Including, according to a picture, The Texas Cyclone at Astroworld, which has been an empty lot for years. Today it's the Washington Independent, in an article called "The N...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 18, 2008 @ 12:12 pm
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    Slideshow: Swami Ramdev in Houston

    Yoga superstar Swami Ramdev has been at the George R. Brown the past three mornings, teaching Pranayama techniques to a couple thousand people (including this Hair Balls correspondent). Ramdev will be there tomorrow and Sunday too, in case anyone ...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 18, 2008 @ 11:48 am
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    Time to Watch the Tropics?

    So what does it mean that Berger's warning us about a new system? Time to stock up on bottled water. Well, maybe not. Berger writes that the National Hurricane Center's preferred computer model puts a Category 1 or 2 hurricane "pretty much on a co...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 18, 2008 @ 11:00 am
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    Galveston -- Exhibit A Against Offshore Drilling?

    So Floridians might be a little antsy about Big Oil invading their white sands and emerald waters. Needing solid evidence for opposition, it looks like they have found a place to point to: Galveston. A couple comments from readers of the story, which...

    @ Hair Balls by Paul Knight on July 18, 2008 @ 10:09 am
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