Residents take sides on bar noise issue.
Readers respond to "Betting Their Lives."
Activist Ray Hill responds to "Montrose Murder."
Readers debate asylum for Mexicans.
Readers respond to our story on the Trae ban at 97.9 The Box.
Readers respond to problems at HCC.
Readers take both sides.
KPFT recordings to be archived there.
Readers respond to "On Hold"
Photos by Chris VogelA lot of trucks responded for a smallish fireAs more than 30 fire trucks and 100 firefighters clogged up Downtown's Louisiana Street in front of the YMCA building this afternoon in response to a three-alarm fire, residents who had evacuated couldn't help but acknowledge the i ... More >>
Online readers respond to high school girls slathered in whipped cream and chocolate.
Readers are gearing up for the Astros' 2010 season.
Readers respond tp Keiko's dilemma at BARC.
Plus: Darkhorse Rides In
Readers disagree with our statement that the AP's rock critics are assholes.
Photo by Paul KnightWe had the wind knocked out of our sails, or stomach or lungs or whatever, on a Tuesday night trip to Cielo Mexican Bistro downtown, at 300 Main St. It started with a late night in the office and me desperately wanting to not go to Midtown. One of our own society columni ... More >>
Photo by Chris VogelBillboard along FM 1960Houston can be a lonely place for an infidel, what with all the mega-churches and deep-rooted southern Sunday tradition. Even more so at Christmas, when it all gets ramped up a notch with as many commercial reminders of Jesus' (alleged) birthday at the m ... More >>
Discussion continues around Ask A Mexican and the Bronx Bar.
Readers rejoice over the acquittal of an innocent man
Weighing In Across the Board
Dick-measuring, Christian style
Ever wonder what happens when you throw a bunch of kids in a room and ask them to debate and vote on a hot issue? Well, as it turns out, pretty much the same thing as the old folks. Last night, 23 members of the Mayor's Youth Council sat behind the microphones at City Hall discussing whe ... More >>
Straight from the “my-shit-don’t-stink” department, a recent poll shows that while Houstonians think that they are responsible, they think their neighbors are not. The Responsibility Project, developed by Liberty Mutual, released their latest survey of 15 cities across the country, testing ho ... More >>
Photos by Daniel Kramer This house in South Houston made it through Ike with just some power loss, only to catch fire yesterday afternoon. Neighbors at Ammons and 8th Street say no one was home as they rushed over to watch firefighters battle the blaze.
Click here for a slideshow from Daniel Kramer... Biologists at the Kemah Aquarium are breathing easier now that they’ve recovered a small gator named “Sweet Pea” that got loose during Ike. Not that this little gal could’ve hurt anyone, says biologist David Sanchez, but after saving all t ... More >>
Click here for a slideshow from Daniel Kramer... The street corner underneath the blue, arching sign welcoming visitors to Kemah is littered with debris washed out of people’s houses: light-switch covers, roof shingles and even a sandy, sticky clump of faded photographs of a family huddled around ... More >>
The ice and water line at the Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church POD on Jensen Drive in northeast Houston is moving along briskly, but it certainly appears to be every man for himself. 76-year-old Rafe Osborne made the 8-mile trek from his powerless home in Scenic Woods -- quite an effort for a man w ... More >>
Safety first. That’s the message from federal immigration authorities this morning who say illegal immigrants needing to evacuate or use public shelters during Hurricane Ike should feel safe to do so without fear of being detained and possibly deported. “It shows the nature of the business,” ... More >>
It appears that Houston has not escaped the effects of the patronage-style selection of immigrant judges employed for years by the Bush administration. According to a story in Sunday’s New York Times, 31 immigration judges across the country were appointed during a three-year period during which ... More >>
The idea of being allowed to sleep at work might seem absurd to most people, but to nurses at St. Joseph’s Hospital, it’s no laughing matter. “I’m not talking about people sleeping at their desk,” says one Behavioral Medicine nurse who says she can’t reveal her name without getting fire ... More >>
Sure, city officials say Houston’s tap water is safe to drink, but do you really believe them? And even if it is safe, why does it occasionally look or taste a bit off? Why do some people seem to prefer bottled water, saying it tastes a little crisper, maybe even a little better, than the stuff fr ... More >>
There’s a new city ordinance in the mill that’s getting some neighborhood association folks hot under the collar. Jennifer Woodruff of Shepherd Forest says the city’s public works department is considering charging neighborhood associations $1,000, plus a $100 yearly renewal fee, to put up n ... More >>
Keith Plocek Send the little fundamentalists home. That was the decision earlier today as a state appellate court ruled that child welfare officials had no right to seize some of the more than 400 children they took into custody during a three-day raid in early April of the 1,700-acre Yearning F ... More >>
Looks like Republicans and Democrats alike won’t have D.A. Chuck Rosenthal to kick around any more. Rosenthal resigned earlier today, citing several reasons in a press release, including possibly feeling a bit loopy of late due to a cocktail of prescription drugs. “Although I have enjoyed exce ... More >>
I was first introduced to a men’s group called The ManKind Project while reading through a lawsuit filed against the organization in Harris County civil court. It described a weekend retreat north of Houston where men dress in black, wear face paint, and engage in rituals and exercises called “C ... More >>
Ever been at the gas station watching some really fat guy pumping away and think, "I betcha if gas cost more, that dude would weigh less?" Well, graduate student Charles Courtemanche has. According to Courtmanche, who is working toward his Ph.D. in economics at St. Louis’s Washington University, ... More >>
If you think showers are just for, well … showering, think again. It turns out that we use the washroom for everything from a good shag to a place to stash beer. According to a recent online survey by bathroom product manufacturer Grohe, 22 percent of Americans say they do the down and dirty ... More >>
Well, the results are in, and unfortunately, Houston only came in fourth. We'll all have to do better next time. Oh, what's the competition, you ask. It's America's Unhealthiest Commutes.