• Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    Roy Andrew Langley: Officials Seeking Kin

    Officials in Kentucky are seeking relatives of a Texas man who died there in 1994, but who was only recently identified as Roy Andrew Langley. Langley was born 11/22/49, to parents Lee Andrew and Laura Faye Harvey Langley. Lee Langley's last known address was in Crockett, Texas. (His parents died i ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 31, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Arlon Wayne Hough: "Great Dad" and Accused Spouse Abuser, Poses for Year's Most Ironic Mugshot

    Rumors of irony's death have been greatly exaggerated. Case in point: 47-year-old Alton Wayne Hough. The Crockett man is currently in Houston County Jail, charged with aggravated assault of a family member. Police there say there was an incident in the rockingly-named town of Austonio involving Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Adrian Gonzalo Tovar: Band Director Rocks the Scruffy Beard, Has Inappropriate Relationship with Student

    Adrian Gonzalo Tovar has got to be the hippest-looking 32-year-old high school band director in East Texas: the scruffy beard, the haircut, the medallion. Unfortunately, that visual information comes from his (oddly fuzzy) mugshot. Tovar was arrested and resigned his job as band director at Grapela ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Even While Accepting Help on Wildfires, Rick Perry Blasts Obama

    Too little and late, Perry says.​President Obama today signed an order declaring 45 Texas counties to be disaster areas because of wildfires, and even while saying the action was "good for Texas," Governor Rick Perry couldn't resist criticizing Obama. "President Obama's decision to finally ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Ex-Con Jason Wayne Crockett Lives Up to Middle Name and Nickname

    Brazos County JailJason Wayne "Crash 'Em Up" Crockett​We've said it before and we are duty-bound to say it again: Please, parents, get off the Wayne train when your baby needs a name. And as if having that apparently-crime-causing middle name wasn't bad enough, 28-year-old Jason Wayne Crocket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Hogg Middle School May Transform into an IB School After Parents Fuss

    Can Hogg make the jump to an IB school?​It was the politest group of revolutionaries Hair Balls can ever remember meeting. Gathered in the church parlor at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in the Heights, a small group of mothers gathered last night to discuss their petition drive to revital ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    Shot Down: Lethal Injection Drug Shortage May Require Change to Execution Protocol

    There's always OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!​The Austin American-Statesman reports that there's a national shortage of drugs for lethal injection. The shortage apparently began when the country's sole dealer of sodium thiopental, Hospira, decided earlier this year not to deal in it anymore, and since ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Johnny Hollywood: Aryan Brotherhood Poster Boy

    "ya feelin lucky, punk bitch?" is the caption on MySpace​James Galloway, aka Johnny Hollywood, is a self-described "tat2 artist" who lives in Texas City and likes to decorate his MySpace page with pics of him glaring menacingly into his camera while brandishing a pistol in each hand. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Blind Woman Comes To Houston, Gets Robbed....Niiice, Lowlife Thief

    ​Here at Hair Balls, we understand that living the life of a low-level street thief can be tough. The paycheck that comes from smashing out car windows and ripping out stereos probably doesn't go too far, especially when you've got a nasty crack habit to support. But it has to take a special kind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Did You Know Houston Has Had the Same Official Song Since 1915? Maybe It's Time for a New One.

    We don't know if it's the election or what - actually it's not, but bear with us - but this afternoon Rocks Off got to wondering whether or not Houston had its own official song, lyrics and music officially sanctioned and ratified to embody the Space/Bayou City's hopes and dreams. This being Housto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Houston Courtroom Battle Over Rin Tin Tin

    A woman from Crockett who says she owns the rights to the name Rin Tin Tin is suing a movie studio that recently released a film about the famous German Shepherd. She is asking the court not only for money in damages, but also that every single copy of the movie be destroyed. According to a lawsuit ... More >>

  • Music

    September 25, 2008

    Rex "Wrecks" Bell Is Just Playing

    The Galveston singer-songwriter spent a lot of years on the periphery of music greatness and right in the middle of its excesses

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    120 HISD Schools To Open Tuesday -- UPDATED

    The Houston school district has announced that 120 schools will be open for students on Tuesday. Other schools will be added Thursday, officials said. Some other schools might need generators or portable buildings. No school was damaged so severely that massive repairs are needed, officials said. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    A Whole Lot of HEB Stores Are Now Open

    We just got a release from HEB that proudly declares the company "leads retailers in number of stores re-opened in the greater Houston region." Is that smack-talking? We dunno. Sounds a little bit like it. Full list after the jump:

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Houston On The TV: The Top Five

    According to an online survey by Sky News, the 80s were the coolest decade: Some 41% of people questioned in an online survey said the 80s was their favourite decade, followed by the 60s and the 90s. The Noughties polled as the least cool decade since 1960, with only 10% of people saying it was th ... More >>

  • Music

    January 31, 2008

    Billion Dollar Babies

    Rappers and their ten-figure dreams

  • Music

    October 4, 2007

    Save Our Houston Songs

    A plea for monuments and musical preservation

  • Home Entertainment

    December 7, 2006
  • News

    June 10, 2004

    Going Batty

    Efforts mount to make downtown home to a new kind of nightlife

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Rock You like a Hurricane

    The Press Music Awards Showcase brings a category-five storm of tunes

  • News

    November 8, 2001

    Sick Kids

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

  • Dining

    July 6, 2000

    Miami Spice

    Southern Exposure

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Renovated Out of Existance

    The First Ward never had much in the way of worldly goods. But it had a rich history. Now, even that is disappearing.

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    Poison Pen

    Bryan antiabortionists use the mail - and the law - to escalate their attacks on clinic workers

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Closing Costs

    When what should be one of the happiest moments in your life becomes an ongoing nightmare -- and you're not only living it, you're living in it