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Bexar

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Chikungunya-Positive Mosquito Confirmed in Harris County

    The Houston area has always been impressively swampy, so of course the first Texas mosquito carrying chikungunya, a disease that causes high fever and severe joint pain, has been found right here in our very own mosquito-plagued backyard. There have been rumblings about chikungunya in recent months ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Is This Houston Woman Running a Nationwide Scam?

    Kimberly Humphrey of South Carolina had a simple and noble goal: She wanted to start a nonprofit group, Teens of Power, to "encourage [t]eens to continually excel in their personal lives and environment." The dream got derailed, she says, when she entrusted a Houston woman to incorporate the group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Cover Story: Private Companies Score Huge Property-Tax Breaks, Homeowners Don't

    The old AstroWorld site, the Dallas Country Club, Valero refineries in the San Antonio and Port Arthur areas, and Western Refinery out in El Paso are a handful of high-end properties that have ditched millions of dollars in property taxes to the detriment of school districts, firefighters and emerge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Report: Only 2 Percent of U.S. Counties Behind Most Executions

    Harris County is responsible for 115 executions since 1976 -- by far the highest driver of capital punishment -- but taxpayers statewide have to bear the burden of the costly appeals process, according to a new study by an anti-death penalty group. The Washington, D.C.-based Death Penalty Informati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    11 New Traffic, Criminal Laws Hit the Books Sunday: Using Phones for Good and Bad, Salvia and Rendering Aid

    Some new traffic laws will go into effect beginning this Sunday, September 1. That means that they will all be on the books for Labor Day and it's a good idea to know them because of that whole ignorance of the law thing. I found out the hard way when I got a ticket because I hadn't changed the addr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Newest Family-Violence Stats Are As Grim As Ever For The Houston Area

    ‚ÄčThe numbers are out on family violence in Texas and they aren't good.According to the Texas Council on Family Violence's 2008 report, released today, 136 women were killed in the state by an intimate partner last year. The youngest was 14 (she was killed by her 15-year-old boyfriend) and the olde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    The Land Of The Killer Trains

    It's bad news when the state lists you as the absolute most dangerous county when it comes to deaths involving railroads.It's worse when you take into consideration the report doesn't even cover the treacherous, havoc-wreaking collision machine known as Metro's light-rail system.The Texas Rail & ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Hurricane Gustav -- Already A Disaster

    It's officially a disaster! The TV weathercasters always get rapped for over-hyping approaching hurricanes, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not shy about jumping the gun. From Austin, he's already declared the counties of Harris, Bexar, Brazoria, Brazos, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grime ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2007

    Crooked Contractor

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

  • Culture

    October 25, 2007

    Open House at the Chinati Foundation

    An art world mecca -- and a small town

  • Culture

    August 16, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    August 9, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    August 2, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    July 26, 2007

    "The Big Show, 2007"

    The curator of "The Big Show" does the job right

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Lethal Legacy

    Yates isn't dying to prove the equity of Harris County executions

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Paying the Price

    Hospital district officials wanted a simple one-sentence policy on immigrant health care. What they got instead was a criminal probe and plenty of politics.

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Picking Up the Bill

    This time, a plan to bring drug courts here has real teeth

  • News

    December 28, 1995

    Making a Killing

    Double dipping, understaffing plague the M.E.'s office

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