Good news, guys. Jon Stewart and The Daily Show will be making Texas the new (temporary) world news headquarters this week, just in time for midterm elections. In a segment they've dubbed "Democalypse: South by South Mess," Stewart will be in Austin from October 27 - 30, putting all of Texas' embar ... More >>
People are amazing creatures. Yes, they're capable of despicable, horrifying acts. If you want an example of that which is rotten about humanity you can always find it. But then there are the things that make humanity a thing to be proud of. Hair Balls is talking about Anthony Graves. Graves spent ... More >>
No, it was the OTHER elected position I misapplied funds inCurtis Doss is the Tax Collector of Burleson County. Curtis Doss pleaded guilty last week to misapplying public funds. Curtis Doss will not be losing his job as Tax Collector of Burleson County. Why? The wily Doss misused public fu ... More >>
Photo by Daniel KramerThe polluters who turned Somerville into the Toxic Town described in an award-winning Houston Press story may have had a good result in the first lawsuit they faced, but a second one -- beginning a week from today in the town of Caldwell in Burleson County -- may be different. ... More >>
Somerville's schools continue to show elevated toxins, but are the health risks bad enough to shut down the schools?
Carcinogen samples from local schools are off the charts
In Somerville, chances are far better than normal that you will die of cancer or give birth to a deformed baby
Raised less than two miles from the Houston Ship Channel, 49-year-old cancer specialist Dr. Peggy Connor for years had fantasized about chucking city life, and the industrial pollution that goes with it. “I wanted to move to a clean, safe place,” she says. In September 2006, Connor selected Bu ... More >>
Everyone in Brenham was shouting about the rape case. Now the victim has her say.