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 >>
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 >>
HISD trustee only kinda sorry for flyer
Kittens died, apparentlyOne 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 >>
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.
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 >>
Lawyers loom, tempers flare
An attorney says he'll help artistsDevelopments 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 >>
Artists claim they were ripped off by local gallery.
Our 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 >>
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 >>
Here she comes to save the day
A contractor convicted of theft and facing additional charges bounces around Texas till he hits Houston
The organization was supposed to make him a better man. Instead, his parents say, it made him a dead one.
There's a lot of money to be made in adoptions. Jennalee Ryan moved to Texas to continue doing that.
Tremont Tower's management bars a condo owner from her own unit
Houston dodges a bullet and finds traffic hell
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.
Charlotte Foster wanted a male nanny whod play sports with her sons. She got an escaped murderer.
Plus: Bias -- By Whom?, No Alternative, South Park Fallout
A Chron columnist makes a whopper of a mistake
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.
Get your recliner and No. 2 pencil
According to the Williamsons, the Scottish salmon you're holding may be bogus
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.
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