It started in mid-April with a fever, as if her body were trying to burn itself up. Then 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez developed a pounding headache and pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles ballooned, and even taking a step became difficult. Jimenez had dealt with hypertension for years, ... More >>
The Los Angeles County Coroner's Office has finally released the toxicology report in Whitney Houston's death shortly before the Grammys last month, and it both is and is not a surprise. According to Yahoo, the coroner says Houston, who was found in the bathtub of her fourth-floor room in the Bever ... More >>
Nature Fusion had points docked for being ridiculously, outlandishly difficult to open.General holiday stress, wildly schizophrenic weather and two weekends in a row of driving to Dallas-Fort Worth has taken its toll on me: I have a cold. It happens once a year, despite my best efforts. And ... More >>
Black eye for college hoops, and this dudeAs I watched the video of the brawl at the end of the Cincinnati-Xavier game on Saturday afternoon, a brouhaha that I learned of after being sent literally dozens of links to it on my Twitter timeline, I had an epiphany regarding "offensive" occurrenc ... More >>
Unfortunately, both Flaming Patties and Flaming Selma's are outdone by Flaming Moe's.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where the nice weather can only mean one thing: soon our faces will be exploding with pollen. Ready the hot sauce and Benadryl, bitches, it's time ... More >>
Despite a history of abuse and bad conditions, private prison corporation GEO keeps getting contracts from the state.
An unassuming bar and grill turns out some damn good Cajun food.
Thankfully, 2009 was a sorry year for the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter. Aside from the not terribly unexpected (but still weird) demise of the King of Pop, few bona fide legends went on to the Great Green Room Beyond the Sky. The Rock Death Meter rates rock deaths on a ten-point scale in three c ... More >>
Hair Balls was so excited for today's predicted snowfall that we could barely sleep last night. Fortunately, a half-bottle of cheap gas-station gin and a bunch of Benadryl cured that little problem.The cozy concoction gave us a dream populated with characters and scenes from movies where snow played ... More >>
The Houston Press will once again recognize outstanding local artists.
The government says Clayton Jones shouldn't smoke marijuana. He says it's the only thing that keeps him from blowing his brains out.
Steve Chesser went to MHMRA for help. Sent home from its emergency clinic without medicine or therapy, he shot his and killed himself. Diagnosis: A mental health care system in free fall.
Government and civic boosters know the way to clean up the air in polluted southeast communities: add another chemical plant