A few years ago, I was getting ready to sell a house. My existing mortgage company had been purchased by another company and my account had been transferred. However, when it was transferred, the permissions that allow customer service representatives to do basic, but important, tasks like provide a ... More >>
Carrie Kelly going away for five years.It's unusual for a woman to be arrested in a child-porn investigation, and when Brazoria County's Carrie Kelly was picked up last April, some commenters predicted the charges would soon be dropped. But Kelly entered a guilty plea for child-porn distribu ... More >>
Rick Perry is right: America can learn from Texas. He's just wrong about what the lesson is.
The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.
Marco TorresTrombone ShortyCraig Hlavaty: News coming out of the media tent: Don Henley of the Eagles had a stent put in his heart this past week. He will be singing and possibly playing guitar, but not exerting himself on drums. This could very well be the last Eagles show for a while - if e ... More >>
We're no Minnesota, that's for sureThe numbers are in. When it comes to recycling computers and monitors, Texas sucks. Not only sucks, but out of the 20 states with computer recycling laws, Texas finished dead last, according to a study by the educational nonprofit, Texas Campaign for the Environ ... More >>
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. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducinglisto ... More >>
COAST "I CAN'T COMPLAIN" MUSIC VIDEO from G Films on Vimeo Our mother once told us that whenever she went to the coast during life's crossroads, she felt closer to God. That's because people often take their problems to the coast, because whether they are conscious of it or not, they feel they are a ... More >>
The 2009 Austin City Limits Music Festival became a quagmire everywhere but onstage.
Mark C. Austin Night fell on the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park this past Sunday under a full moon and over a sea of mud. (It wasn't strictly mud, but more on that in a bit.) Many in the crowd, especially those in the proximity of the Dell stage, responded the only logical way p ... More >>
Photo by Mark C. AustinIf there's one band Rocks Off didn't envy during Saturday's ACL downpour - seriously, Zilker Park smells like a stable today, moreso because the staff just finished seeding the mud-splattered grounds with hay - it was the Decemberists. The Portland collective closed out Sat ... More >>
Cyber stalkers, prolific e-haters, overzealous blog followers, Facebook poll developers and authors. Fine, fine company indeed, wouldn't you agree? But more notably, what do they all have in common? They're all enough to put a seriously debilitating quiver in your nether regions, and no, not the ... More >>
Grammy-winning prog-punks The Mars Volta mellow out on Octahedron.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has issued its latest rankings of how businesses treat their gay and lesbian employees, and things look a little better than last year.The report gave 305 businesses a top score of 100 this year; that's an increase from last year's 260. Eleven of the top 20 Fo ... More >>
What do you know? I'm feeling much more civilized, and all it took was a brief trip to the VIP Grove to see how the other half lives. The festival's sponsors and other honored guests - as in people willing to shell out about 600 clams on top of the $170 three-day ACL pass - are privy to all sorts of ... More >>
That kid at your door with a magazine order form will tell you a story -- part sad, part hopeful. The truth will be infinitely worse than you can imagine.
The Sixth Annual Austin City Limits Festival feels like home...almost
An egg-seller's defense gets strange
Craig Malisow Who needs a warm blanket when you have a potentially explosive laptop? I've been fielding myriad questions about my recent experience at a nudist camp, ranging from "Did you get really sunburned?" to "Could you please get away from me?" (That one has been coming mostly from my cowo ... More >>
Inside George Bush Intercontinental Airport lies a city populated by drivers who sleep all night in their cabs to keep their place in line
Will a high-tech breakthrough spell doom for vinyl in DJ culture?
Companies complain that they can't compete against convict labor
With their 21-foot loincloths, two big guys belly up to an ancient Eastern sport
Carroll Cocchia says she's one-third Indian, and is trying to bring local Native Americans together. Detractors say she's white, and is helping to tear them apart.
So long to slackers and laid-back lifestyles. Now that cash-rich techies have taken over, can Austin survive the great digital divide?
Marshall Ball can't talk. So he listens to God. Everyone else listens to Marshall.
Houston's First Family of Barbecue has anointed an heir apparent to its expanding empire. And his name is Levi.
Debra Danburg swears she'll defend your right to open government. But when it comes to Internet campaign finance reports, ignorance is bliss.
Reid Ryan embarked on a new career as a team owner facing one big obstacle: voter approval of a new stadium. Then he called in a campaigner with the perfect pitch: a father named Nolan.
While Erica Sheppard sits on death row, penniless and convicted of a gruesome Houston murder, her cadre of elite Dallas lawyers is trying to prove that the justice system has gone fatally awry
Duane Franklet programs a cyberthriller into Houston
'The I-69 "NAFTA Highway" is supposed to create thousands of jobs. Thanks to your tax dollars, it's already provided a very good one for the underemployed brother of Tom DeLay.
Take an ex-con with a smooth line of patter, a group of mystery investors and some gullible journalists. What have you got? Houston's first on-line daily newspaper. At least for a few weeks.