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    Prosecutors Hate Bible-Lovers

    And as local defense attorney Mark Bennett points out on his blog, there's another even sneakier litmus test. Bennett says prosecutors love to trot out this question: "If we only present one witness, but based on that witness's testimony you believe...

    @ Hair Balls by John Nova Lomax on July 22, 2008 @ 2:23 pm
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    The New Ron Paul Autobiography -- Whether You Want It Or Not

    Wait, you mean you haven't been waiting for it? Neither have we, really. Nevertheless, the New York Observer, scrolling behind the subscription-only barrier of the Publishers' Marketplace website, reported today that Paul has signed on to write a "m...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 22, 2008 @ 1:20 pm
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    Forbes' Best Places -- San Fran, Boston and...Houston?

    In fact, we scored behind only San Francisco and Boston. But it took no measure of a few factors we think should have been accounted for. First, there's a problem with Forbes's blithe, old-fashioned assertion that a multitude of young unmarried peop...

    @ Hair Balls by John Nova Lomax on July 22, 2008 @ 12:38 pm
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    Houston as a Movie Stand-In: The Top Five

    Admit it, you've thought about abandoning Houston altogether in favor of a city with better traffic where you can spend the months of July through October inclusive doing something besides cowering in the air conditioning and watching the Astros' pos...

    @ Hair Balls by Pete Vonder Haar on July 22, 2008 @ 12:13 pm
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    Galveston Police Department's Stuffed Closet

    There's a ferocious debate going on about that very subject. After a civilian property-room employee was indicted over missing cash and drugs, GPD asked for an audit by something called the Texas Association of Property and Evidence Inventory Techni...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 22, 2008 @ 10:57 am
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    Brazoria County -- Come for the Beaches (Maybe)

    With high gas prices, you can just putter down to the beaches of Brazoria County and save a wad on gas. That's the sales pitch from tourism officials in the county directly south of Houston. As proof that Brazoria County hoteliers are profiting fro...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 22, 2008 @ 9:13 am
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    An Open Letter to Metro

    I love you but we need to talk. A friend and I recently rode one of your trains down to the Museum District to join another friend staying at the Hotel ZaZa. I didn't want to pay $22 to valet park my car, see, and the train was a cheaper option. Afte...

    @ Hair Balls by Cathy Matusow on July 22, 2008 @ 8:03 am
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    He's Baaack

    Bell fans (and there are a few) faced the awful prospect of not seeing him run in 2008. They despaired of not being able to hear once again how this time, he would beat the odds. Before he then went on to not beat the odds. Fear not, however: Bell F...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 21, 2008 @ 7:33 pm
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    No Tears for Starbucks

    So you'd think people there would be crushed that two out of the town's three Starbucks are closing, right? Maybe some folks are, but not Mayor Joe Gurecky. "I've got nothing against it, but I just don't drink four-dollar coffee," he says.Gurecky, ...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 21, 2008 @ 5:51 pm
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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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