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  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Gang Injunction Becomes Permanent in Harris County District's Safety Zone

    As a rule, nearly 50 gang members are personae non gratae in an area now known as the East Aldine Safety Zone in north Harris County. Most gang members might bristle at the Latinate for "we don't want you 'round here," or the sketchy legality (First Amendement right, hear me?) that is the recent emb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    County Attorney Puts Another Gang Injunction on the Books

    The idea behind a gang injunction is to limit a gang's ability to gather, cause trouble, or plan any future trouble-making. At least that's what's behind the Harris County attorney's push for a preliminary injunction ordered last week to create the "East Aldine Safety Zone." Under the order by Judg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Let's Celebrate 93.7 The Beat's Geto Boys Concert with an Insane Bushwick Bill Story

    Gas up the chainsaw, because some bloody cool Geto Boys stuff popped up this week. Most importantly, news began spreading that the men who put Houston on the hip-hop map would be headlining 93.7 The Beat's "Welcome the Houston" Concert next month at Arena Theater. While 'Face, Bushwick and Willie D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    County Attorney Wants to Ban Bloods and Crips From Neighborhood -- Nothing Scares Those Dudes Like A Court Order!

    Gang members make bad neighbors -- Bloods are notorious violators of homeowner association driveway maintenance rules, and Crips have been known to not mow their lawns for weeks at a time -- which is why Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan wants to ban those gangs from a north Harris County community. ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2013

    Deadly Charades: Double Lives, Extortion and the Suicide of a Respected Professor

    A respected A&M prof with secrets to hide commits suicide and implicates his alleged blackmailer in a case where no one was really who he or she seemed to be.

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Music's 10 Biggest Tools Right Now

    Let's just jump right on in to this one, shall we? Blogs about musicians exhibiting extreme tool-like behavior don't need much of an introduction. A lot of musicians opt out of behaving like normal, rational adults, and we like to rag on them a bit, especially when they're misbehaving on some ridic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Judge Rules That Gang Members -- Including Piggy and Law Dog -- Barred From Public Space

    It seems a simple solution. Gangs have turned certain swaths of Houston into no-man's lands, shuttering businesses, keeping otherwise law-abiding citizens cowed in their houses. These gangsters -- these Crips, these Bloods, these members of Most Wanted -- have turned otherwise placid neighborhoods i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Harris County Attorney Sues Sharpstown Hotel Over Drugs, Prostitution, Violence

    Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, in conjunction with the Sharpstown Management District, filed suit against the Plainfield Inn off Interstate 59 and Bissonnet on Wednesday. The hotel is known around the country -- it must be because they mentioned that TWICE in the press release -- for its prostit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2012

    Vince Ryan Takes on the Crips and Bloods in Court Again, Including Trae The Truth's Alleged Shooter

    Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan has established a new battleground in his fight against the Bloods and the Crips. The arena' s still the same -- a civil courtroom where his office seeks an injunction -- but the target is yet another apartment complex. Ryan has sued over complexes in various part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Damesha Traylor: Rare Woman on DPS Most Wanted List Is 5-4, 270 Pounds with a "Sexy D" Tattoo

    It's been more than ten years since a woman has made the Texas Department of Safety's Ten Most Wanted List, but we don't think anyone is going to tell Damesha Roshun Traylor she doesn't deserve the honor. Traylor is a 5-4, 270-pound ball of "Sexy D," according to one of her tattoos. (The other says ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Southern Discomfort: Kinky On the Road

    The one-liners come out of Kinky Friedman's mouth so fast you need a protective shield. "The only thing Rick Perry managed to do with his Presidential campaign was to make George W. look like Thomas 'Fucking' Jefferson." "Real people don't get into politics. The only people who get into politics ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    UGK's Top 10 Most Insightful Songs, Part 1​There's a big difference between being a fanatic and fan of someone's music. We all know this, but let's spell it out for the slow kids in class. For instance, Rocks Off is a fanatic of Death Cab for Cutie. We love their deep cuts as much as the widely known "Soul Meets Body." We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    CB Kings Break Down The Dynamics Of Suburban Rap

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Wilber Adalid Rodriguez: Homeless Man Murders Another Over National "Honor"

    Some things are better left unargued​You'd hope that San Antonio residents Wilber Adalid Rodriguez and Jose Antonio Rodriguez would find a way to get along. As the old blues song goes, they were both poor boys a long ways from home: the 24-year-old Wilber hails from El Salvador, while Jose, 28 ... More >>

  • News

    February 17, 2011

    Third Ward Heat

    Mayor, police grilled on HPD beating.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Bloods & Crips: Harris County Gets Its Permanent Injunction Against Them

    PLUS they're hit with attorney's fees!!​A judge has made permanent the temporary injunction she earlier granted against the Bloods and Crips gang, a first in Harris County. The civil injunction bars 47 gang members from an area around the Haverstock Hills apartment complex in northeast Harris ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    God-Fearing Gangster

    National buzz builds, but J-Dawg has already lived a rapper's life.

  • News

    December 16, 2010

    Dr. Brown's Dubai Detention

    Sex toys get hand doc in trouble

  • News

    November 18, 2010

    Cougar on Prowl in Katy

    Mom sexts her teen son's friend

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Crips and Bloods: The Details On Harris County's Plan To Get An Injunction

    Where's your injunction?​It's time for the Bloods and Crips to lawyer up. Harris County is taking a bunch of gangsters to civil court. "This is a grand day in Harris County," DA Pat Lykos said this morning during a news conference. Lykos filed a public nuisance lawsuit today against 33 "known m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Bloods And Crips: Harris County Is Coming After You (With A Civil Injunction)

    Civil injunctions are coming​Lawyer up, all you Bloods and Crips on the northwest side. Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos will announce tomorrow the county's first civil injunction filed against a gang, targeting "members of the Blood and Crips gangs who have continually preyed upon t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    The Top 10 Female-Friendly Rap Songs

    streethop.comLadies Love Cool James: LL Cool J on The View​Chris Rock once said that women don't pay attention to rap lyrics. Truth be told, most casual hip-hop fans - male and female - rarely pay attention to lyrics. As long as the beat is catchy, they'll drop down and get their eagle on all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Annise Parker's Star Wars Choice: She's With The Bad Guys

    City of Houston photosSo that's what Stormtroopers look like when they take off their helmets​ We'll admit freely that we're not the biggest Star Wars fans in the world. Given the fanaticism of some Jedi followers, it's an easy claim to make.But we thought -- and correct us if we're wrong -- that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2010

    Behind the Lyrics: Bunz is Twin City's Lifeline to Houston Hip-Hop

    [Ed. Note: We temporarily interrupt our real-time SXSW coverage to give you something else to read about for one of the last times this week.] Richmond and Rosenberg are tough places to describe, partly because there are many faces to the two towns, which are referred to on the streets as just one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    The Top Rock-Star Death Conspiracies: Elvis, Michael, Kurt, Tupac and More

    It seems that the stranger and weirder our world gets by the day, humanity struggles to find reasons behind all this calamity and tragedy. We try our best to find conclusions to why bad things happen, and when we can't fully fathom that the awful truth is just that, instead try to blame the influen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Six More Mysterious Musical Deaths We'd Like to See Reopened

    That's Brian Jones, who is still dead, in the lower right corner.​Original Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones was found dead at the bottom of his swimming pool 40 years ago. It was declared "death by misadventure," a cause of death that probably didn't come as a shock to those who had been aware ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    La Migra Arrests A Whole Bunch Of Gang Members

    The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency -- ICE to illegals and legals alike -- has announced the results of a big round-up of gang members in Houston, Beaumont and Corpus Christi who are undocumented aliens."Operation Community Shield" resulted in the arrests of 116 gang members and associate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Mostly Metal: Isis vs. Mastodon

    As you might read in the print edition of this week's Press, the experimental metal band Isis will be at the Meridian tonight. All of Isis' albums since 2002's Oceanic have explored similar territory: long, unhurried songs that blend doom-metal with the noodly, spacey guitar work characteristic of p ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 14, 2009
  • Music

    January 29, 2009

    Totally Fucked Up

    Perhaps the best-named band of all time

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Five Spot: Five Reasons Not to Mess With Trae

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to Monday, Mike Jones tried to test Trae's gangster at the 3rd Annual Ozone Awards. He must not have heard t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    A Modest Proposal: Teach the Gangbangers Respect

    Of late, even a cursory perusal of the B-section of the Houston Chronicle reveals a disturbing trend. Gang crime, of the most odious sort. In today’s paper alone, there are accounts of three MS-13 members accused of stabbing Ernesto Garcia to death on Wednesday. Three other gangbangers shot up a ... More >>

  • Music

    January 3, 2008


    Houston's "King of the Streets" doesn't mince words

  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Chuck Rosenthal: So Tough on Crime That a Suspect Goes Free

    The DA doesn't make deals. And that's why Jesus Salazar is living the free life in Venezuela while a teenage girl lies dead, stabbed 26 times.

  • News

    August 16, 2007

    Gang Lite?

    A new kind of gang in Texas and Houston promises protection but no lifelong commitment

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Snoop Dogg

    Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

  • Music

    June 8, 2006


    A few locals are afflicted with World Cup mania; also: Chango Jackson, KPFT and what touring bands really think of Houston

  • Music

    January 19, 2006

    Throw Them Horns Up

    UT's national championship and the rise of Texas rap coincidence or symbiosis?

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    How Low Can You Go?

    Let's see with the last installment of our guilty-pleasures project

  • News

    March 17, 2005

    Books, Bullets and Guns

    TSU was failing in campus safety long before Ashley Sloan was gunned down

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    Cowboy Noir

    Riding horses, sucking dust and planning for the big time

  • Calendar

    April 25, 2002

    Tales from the Crip

    Author Claire Theriot Mestepey isn't afraid to be politically incorrect

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    Gangstas in Paradise

    Galveston has beautiful beaches, the Strand and Moody Gardens. North of Broadway it has the projects, crippling poverty and big-city problems. And now the bad guys are back.

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Sick Kids

    For many mentally ill teenagers in Texas, the only way to get treatment is to get arrested.

  • Film

    July 15, 1999

    Lightweight Wood

    Easy banter and nostalgia add up to boredom for this MTV effort

  • Calendar

    June 18, 1998

    Night & Day

    June 18 - 24, 1998

  • Music

    August 15, 1996
  • News

    May 12, 1994

    The Crip Patrol Rolls

    Disabled activists take businesses to task over accessibility