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  • Blogs

    November 18, 2014

    Selling Homes, Ruining Lives: Getting Rich in Real Estate the Scott Wizig Way

    Forget those late-night infomercials -- here's how you get rich in real estate: First, find a city with a large population of vulnerable consumers. We're talking first-time home buyers, undocumented immigrants, people with no credit or with credit shot to hell. Houston will work perfectly -- these ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Texas Attorney General: Online Dating Service Targeted Seniors, Veterans

    Go get 'em! The Texas Attorney General's Office is seeking to shut down a sham online dating service targeting seniors and veterans, accusing the owners of cold-calling prospective subscribers and forcing them to pay steep "termination fees, " even if they didn't sign up. The AG's Office's temporar ... More >>

  • News

    November 17, 2011

    Apology (?) for Anti-Gay Slur

    HISD trustee only kinda sorry for flyer

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Craig Seldin: Attorney Jailed After Temp Tapes Him Jacking Off

    Kittens died, apparently​One evening in the summer of last year, "Simone" was washing the dishes in her Memorial-area condo. When she glanced up, she was presented with a shocking sight: a man, one she'd often seen walking past her unit on his way to the pool, was standing on the other side of ... More >>

  • News

    September 22, 2011

    The Peddler

    Both in and out of prison, Brian Culwell has spent his life selling people baubles, trinkets and jewels. Now he's buying your gold and silver.

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Brian Culwell: All That Glitters May Not Be Gold at Gold and Silver Buyers

    Court documents tell a different tale.​Back in March, the Houston Chronicle produced a glittering profile of Brian and Amelia Culwell, founders of Houston-based Gold and Silver Buyers. The company, the report noted, had been launched in August of 2008 in a leased space inside an HEB store and ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2011

    Heights Art Heist Update

    Lawyers loom, tempers flare

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    The Great Heights Art Heist: The Aftermath

    An attorney says he'll help artists​Developments continue in the case of H Gallery, the Heights art gallery we featured last week that is alleged to have been ripping off artists for the past several years. Last Saturday, H director Heidi Powell-Prera showed up at the Heights' First Saturday ... More >>

  • News

    March 3, 2011

    The Great Heights Art Heist

    Artists claim they were ripped off by local gallery.

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    The Bronx Bar Somehow Has Never Heard A Complaint Against It

    ‚ÄčOur item a while back on a black Army officer being refused admittance to the Rice Village's Bronx Bar stirred up some controversy, with a lot of people telling of similar incidents.Among the comments added to the piece was one from The Bronx Bar Group, presumably the owners or managers of the pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    This Year's Rodeo Scandal: Diversity, Or The Lack Thereof. With Dueling Memos!

    This year's rodeo brouhaha -- there usually is one -- surrounds the alleged lack of diversity of the event's staff, vendors and performers.State Sen. Mario Gallegos has filed a bill calling on the rodeo to open its books and get better about being inclusionary; local ctivist ben Mendez has circulate ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2008

    Hurricane Rachael Ray

    Here she comes to save the day

  • News

    November 8, 2007

    Crooked Contractor

    A contractor convicted of theft and facing additional charges bounces around Texas till he hits Houston

  • News

    October 4, 2007

    Naked Men: The ManKind Project and Michael Scinto

    The organization was supposed to make him a better man. Instead, his parents say, it made him a dead one.

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Oh, Baby Baby

    There's a lot of money to be made in adoptions. Jennalee Ryan moved to Texas to continue doing that.

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    Ownership Wrongs

    Tremont Tower's management bars a condo owner from her own unit

  • News

    September 29, 2005

    Rita Beatahs

    Houston dodges a bullet and finds traffic hell

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    Dead Wrong

    Relatives say Hollywood Cemetery sells the same plot over and over, stacks graves and buries people where they don t belong. And then forgets about them.

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    A Killer Nanny

    Charlotte Foster wanted a male nanny who’d play sports with her sons. She got an escaped murderer.

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    Breaking the Mold

    Plus: Bias -- By Whom?, No Alternative, South Park Fallout

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    My Funny Valentine

    A Chron columnist makes a whopper of a mistake

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Buyers' Remorse

    The Cohns say their builder ripped them off with a poorly built home that became infested with mold. They've joined other Texas homeowners who want a lemon law passed just for houses.

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    You Don't Know Mac

    Get your recliner and No. 2 pencil

  • Dining

    August 9, 2001

    Put Down That Fish!

    According to the Williamsons, the Scottish salmon you're holding may be bogus

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Livin' Large

    Carlos Sosa promised to sell seized goods from the Port of Houston on the cheap. Many believed him. Until they learned he was a Customs Service snitch, and perhaps a con man on the side.

  • Dining

    November 25, 1999

    All You Can Eat -- Neatly?

    Local Restaurant News

  • News

    December 26, 1996
  • News

    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?