A bevvy of local organizations, including the Houston Parks Board and Trees for Houston, will receive $308,000 each, after a state probate judge approved the settlement of businessman James Martin Hill Jr.'s estate. Hill, who "established a successful home building company," died in 2010, but an ag ... More >>
While the United States decides their fate, asylum seekers sit in immigration detention.
The GOP's ill-fated strategy to defund Obamacare via a government shutdown ended in a political defeat for the Republicans. But the Libertarian Party was happy: "Elected Republicans in the House can stimulate the productive private sector by slowing down Big Government," said Geoffrey J. Neale, cha ... More >>
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new clubhouse leader in the Mugshot of the Year sweepstakes, not to mention another entrant in the list of idiots who don't know that leaving a dog in you car on a Texas summer afternoon is moronic and all-too-often fatal . Meet 23-year-old Bill Cody Omer, a college ... More >>
Mitt Romney's years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism.
Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.
Sure, it's funny, but it also happens to be true
For years Tom DeLay has used nonprofits to help himself. Now the heat is on.
Cheap heating bills! Great gardens! Thriving civilizations! In energy-crazed Houston, friends of greenhouse gases abound
The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. A UTD prof says it ain't.
In probate court, the sons of oilman J. Howard Marshall II air a high-stakes family feud a fight about loyalty, betrayal and whether their dad played favorites