Four of the spookiest true tales in our city's history
If you went to public school, you probably knew at least one student who screwed up long enough to get a begrudging promotion to the next grade or the real world despite a lack of any demonstrable merit. If you're reading this on your phone while you hang out in the Jiffy Lube bathroom on the clock, ... More >>
New research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker — and sparks an outbreak of denial among child-sex-trafficking alarmists nationwide.
Photo by Clyde Grantt.h.e. MisFit Crazy8 has often been labeled as unconventional and even "insane" for his socially conscious, occasionally sarcastic brand of hip-hop. Some have also criticized his direct contributions to the homeless in Houston. The altruistic rapper is attempting to help " ... More >>
Our MasterMind winners speak up.
Lovett Inn: A youth hostel?Rumors are flying around Montrose that the Lovett Inn, the renowned bed and breakfast in the very heart of the neighborhood (and a Best of Houston winner for Best In-Town Get-Away) is being sold to a non-profit group that will turn it into, of all things, a youth ho ... More >>
OK, Rocks Off campers, here's fair warning right now that next week will be all about hair metal and Lady Gaga, leading up to the latter's two-night stand at Toyota Center next Sunday and Monday and the big Ratt show over at Warehouse Live on Thursday night. All right, not everything will b ... More >>
This photographer shows us images of need and desolation
Recycling in and out of shelters and programs, they always seem to land back on the streets.
Michael Lyddon slept on this bench at night because he had nowhere else to go. According to elected officials in Fort Bend, though, he doesn't exist
Hi. I'm John Lomax, and I'm a pedestrian. My friend, Uncle Tick, and I walked down 16-plus miles of Westheimer. This is our story.
Big John hustles on the streets of Montrose. He's been there since he was 13. For now, there's no plan B.
In which we call bullshit on J.T. LeRoy's "essay" in the Oxford American's music issue
An evening with the workers and players at Montrose and Westheimer
The hip and hunky flex at Mantra
Mono-Poly Wars, Donald's Demise, Holy Hypocrisy
Chanel Dita wants to champion transgender rights. But first, she's got a date with Jerry Springer.
Two decades ago, the Burkitt Foundation saved the historic enclave of Hyde Park. But now the foundation is pulling out, and Hyde Park -- as well as many of the social service agencies it houses -- may really become a thing of the past.
When it comes to alternatives to the drug war, some warriors would rather you not hear about it
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.