• Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    The Girl on the Torture Board: Rhonda Williams Opens Up About Being Attacked by Dean Corll

    She wakes up to a sharp pain in her side -- someone kicking her, telling her to wake up, bitch. For a moment, she thinks it's her dad. Then she opens her eyes and sees it's Dean Corll, the electrician who's renting this house in Pasadena. She looks over and sees her friend Wayne Henley handcuffed, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Cover Story: Another Cop Molests a Teen Explorer, Central Texas DA Claims

    A month ago, the Houston Press brought you an in-depth story chronicling how cops nationwide have molested dozens of teenage police cadets who had enrolled in the Explorer Program, which is chartered through Boys Scouts of America subsidiary Learning for Life. As if to drive home the veracity of ou ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2011

    Hands-On Experience

    Dozens of teenage Explorers have been sexually abused by police officers. Critics say the Boy Scouts, who oversee the program, should share the blame.

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Oh, NOW I Get It

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Ten Texas Towns That Could Use a Name Change

    No, this is not on our list.​For Thanksgiving, the stunt-publicity experts at PETA are asking the tiny Texas town of Turkey to change its name to Tofurky. In exchange for the one-day name change, PETA promised to reward the town's residents with holiday meals of "Tofurky with mushroom gravy, m ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Broken Promises

    Readers recount problems with DFPS

  • News

    April 28, 2011

    The Final Play

    After traumatic knee injury, Case Keenum has one more season to prove his talents.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Health Dept. Roundup: Mobile Eateries

    ​We're on the run this week at Health Department Roundup, sprinting after some of the city's mobile eateries. In a routine inspection Tuesday, Taqueria Taconmadre - 7 Mundos (7501 Brownwood) notched 12 violations and was closed temporarily. The truck was not conforming to Article II, did not ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2004
  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Drug Money

    Narcotics task forces in Texas spend millions of dollars each year busting low-level users and dealers. Is it money well spent, or are officers just addicted to easy cash?