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  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Man Accidentally Shot in Face after Wrestling Gun-Toting Infant

    A gun falls out of a sleeping man's pocket...Stop us if you've heard this one. Houston police are investigating the apparent accidental shooting of 20-year-old Patrick Sanders Saturday after a gun fell out of his pocket during a nap and landed in the hands of an infant.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Man,34, Charged in Beltway 8 Accident That Killed Five, Including Child

    An accident in early morning hours Monday claimed the lives of four adults and one child traveling near Wilson Road and Beltway 8. Harris County Sheriff's Office has charged Efraim Carmona, 34, with five counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault in the incident. Auth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Javier Alejo: Just 14 Years Old, Shot To Death Sitting Outside An Apartment

    For some people, it doesn't take long to find out just how mean some Houston streets can be. Javier Alejo, just 14 years old, was sitting on some steps in an apartment complex in the 8900 block of Beechnut about 8 p.m. last night when two men approached. Shots were fired, Alejo was hit and he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    Breaking News: Fatal Shooting at Mah Express Chinese Restaurant

    A suspect opened fire on Monday at Mah Express, a Chinese restaurant at 4565 Griggs Road, fatally shooting one man and wounding his brother. The incident occurred around 10:45 a.m. Police say the suspect, identified as an African American male, demanded money before shooting inside the restaurant. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2013

    Otis Morris Slashes His 79-Year-Old Mother, Claims Self-Defense, Cops Say

    We guess if you're accused of slashing your 79-year-old mother in the face, head and chest, you need to come up with some excuse. We might not have gone with "self-defense," but then again we don't think we'd ever find ourselves facing allegations of attacking our granny. (Then again, she's been g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Senseless, Tragic But (Almost) Hardly Newsworthy: 17-Year-Old Killed When Teens Fire In Drive-By

    Hundreds of people will be murdered in Houston this year, if it's a typical year. Some of the dead will be teenagers. Some of the people doing the killing will be teenagers. So a Houston police report on an unidentified 17-year-old who died early Saturday morning in West Houston when two to three t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Grandfather Child's Lucas Gorham On the Mend After Nasty Spill

    "Maaaaan, I'm doing OK," says Grandfather Child's Lucas Gorham over the phone. "A lot better than I was a couple of weeks ago, that's for sure." On Martin Luther King Day, the popular Houston roots/R&B band's vocalist/steel guitarist was riding his bicycle to his mom's house about ten miles away. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Unidentified Male & Female Victim Of DWI, Bayou Body Count Nos. 178-79

    A man said to be high on drugs veered off the Southwest Freeway service road and slammed into a car at a gas station, killing the two people inside it, Houston police say. Theodore Adolphus Hargrove, 33, faces two charges of intoxication manslaughter in connection with the incident in the 2500 bloc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Luis Rodriguez Espinoza, 35, Stab Victim Drove Himself to Closed Hospital, Bayou Body Count No. 166

    A man who drove himself to a recently closed hospital after being stabbed in the neck died Sunday morning, police say. Luis Rodriguez Espinoza, 35, of Cypress, drove himself to the Spring Branch Medical Center about 8:30 a.m. Sunday, police said. "Officers responded to the above location, the rece ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Denis John Chabot, 37, Tased After Erratic Behavior, Bayou Body Count No. 149

    Houston police are investigating an "in-custody death" that happened when a man began behaving erratically, ran into highway traffic and was tased. Denis John Chabot, 37, was visiting a friend at the Texan Inn and Suites in the 4000 block of the North Freeway about 10:15 p.m. Friday when things sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Jimmy Earl Wooten, 36, Bayou Body Count No. 125

    A man standing outside his Fifth Ward home was shot to death Monday night, Houston police say. Jimmy Earl Wooten, 36, was standing in the driveway of his home in the 3200 block of Lee about 11 p.m. last night when he was approached by two men, HPD says. "Both suspects then made unknown demands and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    These Two Men Are Wanted For Murdering Alexander Segura

    The Harris County Sheriff's Office has released composite sketches of two men wanted for capital murder in connection with the robbing and killing of a man on the far west side early Monday. Alexander Segura, 28, was sitting in a vehicle in an apartment parking lot in the 9000 block of Jones Road a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Demarcus Dwayne West, 30, Stabbed to Death: Bayou Body Count No. 107

    Police say Demarcus Dwayne West and his girlfriend had a history of domestic violence and this past weekend, that ended with West's death. West, of 10010 Cullen, died about 2 a.m. on Saturday, July 21 after being stabbed in his apartment at 10010 Cullen. He was taken to Ben Taub Hospital where he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Patrick Spurlock: Goes On Shooting Rampage, Injuring 4, Then Dies In Car Accident

    A chronically disgruntled renter went on a shooting rampage Wednesday morning and injured four people before dying in a traffic accident, police say. HPD has identified the shooter as Patrick O'Neal Spurlock, 39. The ysaid they received a call of a shooting in progress at an apartment in the 6000 b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    A Houston Rap-Related Shooting Timeline

    Most people will tell you that Houston rappers are overall a peaceful bunch, but people do carry guns. No less a beloved figure than Pimp C was caught after he got into an altercation at the Foot Locker in Sharpstown Mall; supposedly a policeman saw a gun under Pimp's coat during the fight, followed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2012

    Chase "Young Nino" Walker, 20: Calmly Dumped Onto The Road After Being Shot In Head, Bayou Body Count No. 61

    They didn't do it like this in Pulp Fiction: A man got shot in the head in a car by someone else in that vehicle Tuesday afternoon, but instead of calling in Mr. Wolf for a clean-up, the car stopped, a passenger got out, pulled the body from the car and then left it lying in the street. Police say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Rap Feud Turns Deadly In Southwest Houston

    A young man killed in the parking lot of a southwest Houston McDonalds the night of May 4 was an up-and-coming Alief-area rapper, and police believe he was killed by a former bandmate who left to start a rival group. According to a criminal complaint filed in Harris County District Court, Toyurean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Ashton Craven Charged With Felony DWI After Woman, Five Months Pregnant, Loses Baby In Accident

    Ashton Vincent Craven looks very surprised in his mugshot, and maybe it's because he has learned of what he's done. Craven, 38, was diving drunk when he ran a stop sign at Bataan and Rutland a little after 1 Saturday afternoon, cops say. His Taurus struck a Corolla driven by a woman who was five m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Toyurean Young, 20, Bayou Body Count No. 58

    Police are searching for a man charged with murder in connection with a shooting in the 10700 block of Beechnut Friday night. The suspect, 19-year-old Jordan Q. Wilson, has been charged with murdering Toyurean Young, 20, as part of an ongoing dispute between the two. "Wilson approached Mr. Young, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Alvin Foley III, Jordan Sampson & Prince Fair: Three Teens Shot In Apartment Complex Fight

    Houston police say three teenagers were shot Sunday night at a southwest side apartment complex after the got into an altercation. The victims are Alvin Foley III, 18, of Houston, Jordan Sampson, 17, of Houston, and Prince Fair, 18, police said. Foley suffered multiple gunshot wounds and is in crit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Darrel Franklin Clay Jr.: Wounded, Now Charged After Shooting By Metro Officer

    A man who was wounded after being shot by a moonlighting Metro officer has been charged with aggravated assault against a public servant, Houston police say. Darrel Franklin Clay Jr., 20, got into an altercation with Metro police officer P.M. Martinez about 5:40 p.m. in the 800 block of Green Road ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Jacqueline Shaikh, 11, Killed by Dad Who Then Commits Suicide, Bayou Body Count No. 19

    An 11-year-old girl was shot to death by her father, who then committed suicide, police say. Jacqueline Shaikh was killed by her father, Sardar Shaikh, 47, on the southwest wide of town Sunday afternoon about 1 p.m., HPD says. The elder Shaikh also shot Jacqueline's sister, Vivian, 14, and her mot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Real Life Is for March

    Leap Day William is coming to town next week! Valentino Vin Bar is celebrating the quadrennial Leap Day on February 29 with a $29 all-inclusive lunch. That $29 will get you three courses -- soup, pizza and dessert -- and even includes tax, tip and valet. Just remember to wear yellow and blue. (Not r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Raymond Lee Mazon: Shoots Three Outside A Midtown Club

    Photo by HPDRaymond Mazon: Shooting pedestrians in Midtown​Houston police arrested Raymond Lee Mazon, 26 after they say he opened fire on three people after getting kicked out of a Midtown club early Sunday morning. Police say Mazon was ordered to leave Link Lounge at 2901 Fannin and walked a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Victor Ramirez, 43, Bayou Body Count No. 60

    HPDPedro Rodriguez: Wanted for murder.​A northwest side man shot his three neighbors in an argument and killed one of them on May 2, Houston police said. He was charged with murder over the weekend and is on the run. Victor Ramirez, 43, was shot and killed in front of his home in the 7500 blo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Unidentified Male, 42, Bayou Body Count No. 249

    Stabbed to death near the 527 overpass in Montrose​A man was stabbed to death Saturday night in Montrose after an argument, police say.The 42-year-old victim, whose identity is still being verified, had been arguing "with several unknown males" in the 200 block of West Alabama about 9 p.m. Saturda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 206

    ​Murder charges have been brought against Fredy Ramon Lagos in the stabbing death of an unidentified man Saturday night. Police say an argument between the two men that took place at an apartment complex in the 6300 block of West Bellfort around 11:00 PM escalated into a fist fight, then Lago ... More >>

  • Music

    June 17, 2010

    Road Dogs

    LP on the way, Houston's American Fangs stay sharp through constant touring.

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    June 16, 2010

    Little Joe Washington Released From Hospital Into Rehab Facility

    ​Rocks Off just received a brief but fortuitous update on the condition of diminutive bluesman Little Joe Washington from his friend Reg Burns. As expected, Washington has been released from Ben Taub Hospital and is now in Quentin Mease Community Hospital, a rehabilitation facility. Washington ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Little Joe Washington Awake, Talking Following Second Surgery

    Mark Britain​ After undergoing a second surgery Tuesday to clear an obstructed bowel, Little Joe Washington is now awake and reasonably alert, his friend Reg Burns told Rocks Off this afternoon. Burns said he talked to one of the nurses attending the 71-year-old in the surgical intensive care unit ... More >>

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    May 26, 2010

    Little Joe Washington Hospitalized In Ben Taub ICU

    [Updated at 2:33 p.m. with information from Reg Burns, who saw Joe at the hospital Monday and has more information on his condition.] Mark Britain Little Joe Washington at House of Blues, May 8, 2010​Little Joe Washington is in the intensive care unit of Ben Taub Hospital after undergoing e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Unidentified Male, 26, Bayou Body Count No. 123

    Deadly accident on a Friday night near the Richmond Strip​A fatal auto/pedestrian accident Friday night near the Richmond Strip has resulted in intoxication assault charges against the driver, Houston police say.Cops say was driving a silver Lexus ES350 in the 6100 block of Fairdale near Dave & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Unidentified Man, 32, Bayou Body Count No. 116

    Death on a Montrose afternoon​A woman who was being attacked in Montrose by her ex-husband shot and killed him, police say.The incident happened in the 3400 block of Yupon about 4:30 p.m. Sunday."The female victim was stabbed multiple times by her ex-husband," HPD says. "The woman managed to retr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Ernesto Alonzo, 38, Bayou Body Count No. 70

    ​Police don't who did it or why, but a man last seen running down the street with a pack of men chasing him was killed over the weekend in south Houston.Witnesses tell police that Ernesto Alonzo, 38, was at a bar near the 13400 block of Monarch Road early Saturday morning. When he left, police say ... More >>

  • News

    January 14, 2010

    Houston's Craziest Headline?

    Does a headline that draws attention to a story always have to be politically correct?

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Marcel Simpson, 19: Bayou Body Count No. 7

    ​If you try to take my shit, I can shoot your ass.This is the compact all Texans make with each other, whether they want to or not. It is both an unwritten cultural law and a general principle that can be upheld in a court of law.The notion may soon be put to the test, however, in the wake of an a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Thanksgiving Murders On The Menu

    ​While most folks over the long weekend were celebrating the season of thanks and giving, a few guys out there had their hearts filled with the spirit of taking and murder.On Friday night, a pair of armed men tried to rob 34-year-old Jonathan Young in Young's home at 6719 Briargate. At some point, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: A Stench At The Airport

    ​George Bush Intercontinental Airport may not be on the same level as mythic Mafioso burial grounds such as JFK in New York or the airport in Newark, N.J., but it still finds a stiff every once in a while.Last week, airport police got a call about a terrible stench coming from the parking lot of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Never Trust A Man With A Hatchet

    ​Throughout history, the term "hatchet man" has meant different things. In the 1880s, it was slang for a Chinese hired assassin. In the mid-1900s, it was used to describe a journalist who assassinated the character of a public figure.Today in Houston, it means something much simpler: someone who a ... More >>

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    August 5, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: World's Vaguest Murder

    courtesy of HPDThe two suspected knife men​Houston police are looking for a pair of men suspected of stabbing 22-year-old Vicente Ramirez to death early Saturday morning. Police say Ramirez and some friends were at a bar at around 4:30 a.m. at 5901 Hillcroft when they got into a fight with a bunc ... More >>

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    June 26, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Some Arrests, And Sex Gone Wrong

    Houston police have arrested Harry Dwight Williams for allegedly shooting a 19-year-old man and his girlfriend earlier this month at McCullough Park. Police say that James Smith, 19, was walking through the park with his girlfriend when he saw Williams, and the two men started arguing. When they sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Harris County Mental-Health Court Still A Ways Off

    After hearing about a recently-approved mental health court for felony offenders, a Katy woman -- who wished to remain anonymous -- was thrilled because she thought it would work perfectly for her 17-year-old son. He'd been in and out of jail since last summer, after originally being arrested for as ... More >>

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    September 19, 2008
  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    Benefit for DJ Comp 1

    The Nightfly learns a lesson in solidarity

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    Little Joe Makes It Big

    Joe Washington goes from down and out to up and coming

  • News

    May 31, 2001


    Rockin' On, A Stark Affair, Wrong War?

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Hot Shots

    There's a bull market on the meningitis vaccine. Are some doctors cashing in?

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    No Parking

    The lots around the nightspots were loaded. So was the passenger's pistol.

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    Metal Help

    The late William "Tray" Folliard, the Hard Rock, and stories from 'round town

  • News

    December 14, 1995

    Getting the Lead Out

    A Mexican folk remedy stymies attempts to cleanse Houston of a heavy metal

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