The planned demolition of former Wheatley High School in the Fifth Ward started in September was stalled yet again on Monday, this time after a resident sued Houston ISD over concerns about asbestos. Previously, preservationists had fought the district's plans to replace the historically black, 1929 ... More >>
In Journalism 101, students are taught to use adjectives sparingly, as their overuse actually weakens a description. Parquet Courts, a band that's been descriptively categorized by critics ad nauseam, might be particularly interested in recalling this oft-forgotten rule of thumb. Since their 2010 d ... More >>
A Houston man charged by a federal grand jury last month with two civil rights violations, pleaded guilty last week for threatening to blow up a pair of synagogues. We're not sure what the man had against Jewish houses of worship, but according to court documents he left voicemails for Congregatio ... More >>
It's that time a year again: Like their brethren across the nation, Jewish Houstonians will make their way to their local supermarkets for last-minute kosher wine shopping. And like most Jewish Americans, they will find themselves ill-prepared in selecting the wines, partly because for most of them ... More >>
Drug addicts can get hard cash to be sterilized or go on birth control. Is it ridding the world of unwanted babies -- or just ducking the underlying problems of abusers?