CSI, the venerable CBS television franchise, has placed forensic evidence at the forefront of many people's mind in regard to solving criminal cases. There is a belief -- albeit one without any empirical support -- that CSI and its ilk have made it harder for prosecutors in cases to get convictions ... More >>
Critics say the common cat surgery is painful and can lead to other problems.
There was a generation of kids who grew up idolizing the astronauts. The men of the Mercury missions, the Apollo crews -- the guys who risked everything, put it all on the line to beat the Russians and launch into outer space. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong -- these guys were national he ... More >>
My friend, Frank, is a bit of a space enthusiast and by that I mean the walls of his office are lined with autographed photos of NASA astronauts. When I read about an upcoming auction of space memorabilia, he was the first one I thought of. The auction, hosted by RR Auctions, includes a ton of space ... More >>
Everyone takes a crazy road trip at one time or another. Sometimes the craziness comes from the people you've chosen to travel with. But if what the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office says is true, Sarah Peterson has made a far, far worse choice in a traveling companion than you ever have. The MCS ... More >>
A just-published study shows that even if you try to bomb a concussion test, you might very well get caughtcaughtcaught. That includes you, Peyton Manning. According to a study published in the Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, it's not all that easy to purposely fail a pre-concussion baselin ... More >>
where's the military when the chips are down?
Photo Courtesy Crime StoppersKevin Davis: The company he works for is totally legit and non-sleazy, so you don't have to worry.Although an Oklahoma woman who suddenly vanished after joining a traveling magazine sales crew was located in Illinois Wednesday night and was allowed to call family, ... More >>
An Update to our Update: Kaylan is back in Bay City with her family. UPDATE: Goodman was located late Wednesday night by Fairmont City, Illinois, police, according to the Kingfisher Police Department. "We have verified her well being" through a phone conversation, the department stated. We hope to ... More >>
Last week, we brought you a short compendium of the dumbest fast food-related crimes, eventually reaching the conclusion that McDonald's Chicken Nuggets make people do crazy, crazy things. (Don't tell me that correlation doesn't imply causation!) This week, we take a look at the dumb things that me ... More >>
It's almost Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo time again. Our annual celebration of sub-par country music and pissed-off bovines stomping poor fools' nuts in the dirt kicks off March 2 and runs for almost three weeks. During which Houstonians will enjoy traffic-delaying wagon trains and more dou ... More >>
The mass shooting at Fort Hood was just one of a growing number of troubling military deaths, murders and suicides.
Houston has a national rep for taking down buildings. So why are these eyesores still standing?
Houston minister Dr. K.A. Paul flies around the globe using Jesus to pull in worldwide donations -- unfortunately spending more money on jet fuel than orphans
The Mistress of the Dark reveals her gay beginnings
Is the BBB's Dan Parsons the most honest man in Houston?
Like little Energizer bunnies, electric-car proponents keep going and going and going
Beset by budget problems, bereft of substantive local programming, Channel 8 finds itself at a crossroads. Perhaps it's time to put the "public" back into Houston Public Television.
Yellow Cab goes to war to keep jitneys off Houston streets