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    The Passion Of The Victoria (Osteen)

    Ye (or you) gave us plenty of laughs and grins as we watched two nutty gals get all crossways with each other before becoming BFFs. Or, in Victoria's case, someone whom she tried to pray for once in a while. The Osteens are back to doing what they d...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 27, 2008 @ 2:02 pm
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    No Asylum From This Houston Judge

    According to a story in Sunday's New York Times, 31 immigration judges across the country were appointed during a three-year period during which the judges were selected using a conservative political litmus test. Many of these judges, according to t...

    @ Hair Balls by Chris Vogel on August 27, 2008 @ 1:01 pm
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    Free Housing For Mentally Ill Inmates Proposed

    David Mincberg, who is running against Ed Emmett for County Judge, believes such housing can be built in the city, publicly funded with federal money, and staffed with mental-health workers. "Handing them their meds and sending them on their way, tha...

    @ Hair Balls by Paul Knight on August 27, 2008 @ 12:04 pm
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    One Tough (And Bad) Lawyer

    Lying, embezzling balls, sure, but balls nonetheless. Bearman was investigated and got his law license suspended in 2007 for stealing more than $200,000. He then got a firm to hire him as a paralegal -- and he started stealing again. On the plus si...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 27, 2008 @ 11:03 am
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    Some Success On The Pet-Adoption Front

    "Hours before the live broadcast (on Channel 39), the parking lot at the Houston SPCA was at capacity, leaving a line of parked cars that stretched into the street," says spokesperson Meera Nandlal. Great, SPCA -- block traffic like you don't care.T...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 27, 2008 @ 10:36 am
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    The Top Five Ballsiest Actors From Texas

    Texans receiver Jacoby Jones is carrying a football with him everywhere he goes. "I'm trying to get better and not fumble, so I'm going to walk around with this all day," said Jones, who lost fumbles on punt returns in the first two preseason games....

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 27, 2008 @ 8:58 am
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    Have You Read Roseanne's Blog?

    Which is to say on her sitcom "Roseanne," she wasn't afraid to have parents fight, or kids act like brats, or families stress over money and jobs. Plus, she made "She-Devil," one of the best movies of all time, hands down, I don't care what you sa...

    @ Hair Balls by Jennifer Mathieu on August 27, 2008 @ 7:04 am
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    Texas Continues To Shine At Being Uninsured

    The U.S. Census Bureau released a report today stating that the number of uninsured in America was down to just 15.3% in 2007. But not in Texas. In 2007, Lone Star state residents went from 23.9% uninsured to 24.8%. John Greeley, public information...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 26, 2008 @ 6:51 pm
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    The Concept Of "Three Buttons" Confuses La Marque ISD

    According to a report in the Galveston County Daily News, three La Marque ISD students were sent home yesterday for not being in compliance with the district's dress code, including one whose only offense was not having enough buttons on her shirt. ...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 26, 2008 @ 5:53 pm
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    Whistleblower Wins Suit, Even Without Feds' Help

    A pair of local attorneys decided to stick with their so-called "qui tam" (legalese for "whistleblower") suit, however, and they've won it. The hell of it is, most of the money will still end up going to the feds.Attorneys Joel Androphy and Sarah Fr...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 26, 2008 @ 4:31 pm
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    Construction of Bank Branches Finally Slowing Down

    Houston's branch-bank invasion of recent years reminded me a little of that, only the banks were replacing things that were, all too often, pretty cool. It was dismaying to see locally-owned pizza places razed in favor of yet another WaMu; beloved di...

    @ Hair Balls by John Nova Lomax on August 26, 2008 @ 3:56 pm
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    Getting Off On Fighting Crime

    But we don't think that precludes us from pointing out a couple things about the Sabre Red we just received in the mail. First, the name: Sabre Red. What does that sound like to you? Something you could buy at the Adult Video Megaplexxx? Yeah, to us ...

    @ Hair Balls by Cathy Matusow on August 26, 2008 @ 2:59 pm
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    Zipcar Comes To Houston (To Rice, At Any Rate)

    It's a concept that now has come to Houston. If you're a Rice student. Rice has signed on with Zipcar, and as of today students, faculty and staff can pay the $35 annual fee and then fork over seven bucks an hour or $60 a day to drive either a Prius...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 26, 2008 @ 1:12 pm
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    Doing Business Houston-Style In the 1970s

    It was a time built for men like Edward Mike Davis and the Tiger Oil Company. A stack of memos written -- we guess we should say "purportedly written" -- by Davis to his employees has been making the e-mail rounds of energy-industry types, and they ...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 26, 2008 @ 12:29 pm
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    Hurricane Relief - Houston doesn't roll over for Ike

    To Our Readers, Hurricane Ike has come and gone and left us with an aftermath of gnarly life extending far beyond what I would say most of us ever imagined. We steeled ourselves for possible death and massive destruction. We got very little of th...

    by Margaret Downing on September 25, 2008
  • RIP, Some of Our Best Of Houston® Winners - Hardly Knew Ye


    RIP, Some of Our Best Of Houston Winners - Hardly Knew Ye

    Hurricane Ike managed to strike Houston and Galveston just as we were putting the final touches on our annual Best Of Houston issue. It made for a few fun-packed days, working without a/c and sharing the few computers the generators could power. ...

    by Richard Connelly on September 25, 2008
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    Slideshow: Tricycle Poker Run on Main Street

    The promoters of the Tricycle Poker Run were probably hoping for more than three tricycles to show up on Sunday, August 24, but hey, at least one of them had a skull on it. The three-wheelers ran the gamut from Reserve 101 to Molly's Pub, Live Spor...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on August 26, 2008 @ 11:43 am
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    Update: It Turns Out I AM The Kind Of Guy Who Uses A Real-Life Skull Bong

    Jones was adamant about his innocence. "I want you to know I'm not the kid people think I am," Jones said. "Y'all going to see, when the trial ends, I'm not guilty." Technically, we suppose, he's still right, because no trial occurred. Instead Jone...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 26, 2008 @ 10:48 am
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    Even 120 Years Ago, Houston Was A (Rude) Foodie Heaven

    Evidently, Houston has always been like that. Maybe not as a restaurant town, like it is today, but at least as a food town. Harper's- the fanciest of the fancy-pants New York mags -- has thrown open the entirety of its 158-year archives for subscri...

    @ Hair Balls by John Nova Lomax on August 26, 2008 @ 9:14 am
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    Conspiracy's Days Are Numbered: Aggies Are On The JFK Case

    But three faculty members of Texas A&M have been honored with the American Statistical Association's 2008 Statistics in Chemistry Award (which will so get them laid) for chemical analysis of the bullets "reportedly derived from the same batch as thos...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 25, 2008 @ 5:42 pm
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It was February 2010, and Lane Kiffin had just taken over the reins of the University of Southern California program. As its brand-new head coach, on the heels of the… More >>