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Andrea Yates

  • News

    October 25, 2012

    Houston Babylon

    Four of the spookiest true tales in our city's history

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Cover Story: Houston Babylon, a Collection of Houston's Creepiest Tales

    After my editor assigned me to write up a collection of some of Houston's creepiest tales for this week's cover story Houston Babylon, I took to Facebook for some group-sourcing of ideas and leads. That thread ballooned into an 158-post beast. Far too many good stories came in for me to include them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Comment of the Day: A Race-Baiting Genius Gets His Comeuppance

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • News

    July 28, 2011

    Come on Down, Casey

    Why Casey Anthony Should Come to Houston

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Casey Anthony: Five Reasons She Should Move To Houston

    Casey Anthony: A Houston type of gal?​Casey Anthony, who according to a jury most definitely DID NOT murder her daughter Caylee, is a free woman. No one seems to be sure where she's headed, but at one point rumors were saying she'd come to Texas. We think she should, especially Houston. We a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Narjes Modarresi, Accused Of Burying Her Two-Year-Old Son, Pins Hopes On Andrea Yates' Lawyer

    Photo courtesy HCSOAn expert on postpartum depression tells us Modarresi may not have known right from wrong​Many observers believe that attorney George Parnham is planning an insanity defense for Narjes Modarresi, the 28-year-old mother accused of burying alive her two-year-old son Masih Golabba ... More >>

  • News

    December 31, 2009

    Houston's Craziest

    In a one-of-a-kind short list, HPD names the 30 most troubled mentally ill in the city.

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Clever, Funny and Disturbing

    Austin exports 20 artists and installations for a show at DiverseWorks.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2009

    Post-Partum Depression As A Defense For Killing Your Child: Maybe Coming True In Texas?

    Photo by normanackIn a surprisingly civilized and advanced move for our great state, local Texas House Democrats Jessica Farrar and Garnet Coleman co-authored and introduced a bill that would make post-partum psychosis a possible legal defense in trials of women who kill their children. Under the te ... More >>

  • News

    August 28, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Gone to Hell: Mental Illness and Harris County Jail

    Even though Alexander Hatcher is bipolar and schizophrenic, he wasn't given his meds for his first three months in jail. He got in fights with the guards. Now he's sentenced to prison for a long, long time.

  • Culture

    June 21, 2007

    The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    This play's creepiness slithers through a weak theatrical adaptation

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2006

    To Be Continued?

    Five years after she gave her kiddos the most thorough bath of their lives, Andrea "I'm With Stupid" Yates has been found not guilty by reason of insanity. You know, as opposed to all those other lucid moms who kill their kids. Proving its total omnipotence, it was an episode of Law&Order that brou ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    No Pain, No Gain

    Our solution for saving Texas's claim to capital punishment fame

  • News

    February 10, 2005
  • News

    January 20, 2005

    Judging Andrea

    A justice surprises critics by reversing the Yates verdict

  • News

    January 20, 2005

    Insanely Guilty

    A mother sets out to save her children, by killing them. Texas usually jails such women, but that may be changing.

  • News

    October 7, 2004

    Running Over the Defense?

    Clara Harris argues that Justice Nuchia, the ex-chief of police, has never met a conviction he didn't like

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    April 8, 2004

    Lindsey's Loss

    The wild ride of the teen who became a front-seat witness to her father's killing

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004

    Crimes as Big as Texas

    Carlton Stowers plumbs the depths of depravity in the Lone Star State in Death in a Texas Desert

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2004

    Drowning by Numbers

    Suzanne O’Malley authors a countdown to tragedy

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2004

    Law and Disorder

    Films that look at madness in the eyes of the law

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    Writer's Block

    Texas prisons start barring book authors from inmate interviews

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    August 7, 2003

    Letters to the Editor

    From the issue of Thursday, August 7, 2003

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Blessed and Bewildered

    Recent debacles demonstrate why District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal needs more than a moustache to match the legacy of Johnny Holmes

  • Culture

    July 24, 2003

    Eight Is Great

    Tamalalia goes West

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    A Hanging Offense

    Did the Devereux Treatment Center provide the care Cecilia Garrett needed or did it drive the young teenager to her death?

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    Justice for Some

    Just who is a victim? After flexing its muscles to reform the justice system, the victims’ rights movement suffers growing pains over divisive issues.

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Lawyer

    George Parnham

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    One More Time

    Houston's Image Problems, Part LCXVII

  • News

    April 11, 2002

    The Fate of Yates

    Plus: Leaf Them Alone, Thais to Houston, Culture Stock

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Lethal Legacy

    Yates isn't dying to prove the equity of Harris County executions

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    Thou Shalt Not Pee

    Yates trial judge makes a captive audience of the media

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Otherworldly

    A loving mother drowned her children. It's hard to believe no one could stop her.

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Any Story Will Do

    It's rerun time with the Chronicle's Enron coverage

  • Music

    February 21, 2002

    Annus Horribilis

    The El Orbits' David Beebe comes back from the near-dead

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Lay of the Land

    Houston headed toward hard times: sports flops, floods and transit duds. If only city fathers could find a proven leader, an energy executive with a KEN-do attitude.

  • News

    October 18, 2001

    Letters

    Don't Fault CPS, Skirting the Issue, Bearing Witness

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Letters

    Consuming Hate, Best and the Rest, Percentile Envy

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Paying the Price

    Hospital district officials wanted a simple one-sentence policy on immigrant health care. What they got instead was a criminal probe and plenty of politics.

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Wrong Call?

    A CPS worker says the agency erred by ignoring an earlier report on Andrea Yates

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    Letters

    Filling the Gulf, Anime Alert, Harsh on Harsh

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Grieving in Public

    Red flags go up around Russell Yates

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