For years, I've wondered how dollar stores could survive this deep discount tactic never realizing how many there were. On Monday, it became clear just how profitable these stores can be when Dollar Tree agreed to buy Family Dollar for the cost of 8.5 million items in its stores...not including tax. ... More >>
Texas claims three of the top spots.
On entering a storeroom at a Lufkin Dollar General store, an employee was shocked, dismayed and appalled to find the floor dotted with a pile or piles of what KTRE has described as "a 'large animal amount' of feces." The staff acted quickly and decisively. (You would too if you believed there was a ... More >>
A clerk at the Dollar General store in the 6900 block of Bellfort was shot and killed last night, and police say they are unsure if the fatal shot came from robbers or the customer with a Concealed Handgun License who also opened fire. The store was just closing at 10 p.m. when two men entered and ... More >>
Steven Cox used to be a jailer for Galveston County, but left that job for the greener pastures of working for a Dollar General store. He's back in the jail business now, but on the other side of the bars. He was arrested for possession of 30 pounds of marijuana in a case where it sounds like he al ... More >>
Trinity County Constables OfficeBrandy Liles: Now facing another felony, on top of two from her earlier case.A woman charged with meth possession earlier this month is behind bars again after she and her mother were filmed beating a woman they suspected had been working with the police. Acc ... More >>
One of the first times my parents came to visit Houston, their friends invited them to eat at Thuan Kieu Com Tam (10792 Bellaire Blvd; 281-988-8865), which at the time was a rather shabby hole-in-the-wall place. To hear my dad describe it, it was practically slum-like. "When I pulled up, I couldn ... More >>
Danger! Danger ,Sherell Hamberger!!Some retail outlets are known for their restroom facilities. Buc-ee's can't stop bragging about theirs.On the other hand, if you're in a Dollar General Store, you probably shouldn't expect potpourri and a bidet. It might not be unreasonably to expect the toilet ... More >>
Kenneth Page followed his peculiar dream from Texas to Florida.
Courtesy of Angelina County JailClifton Earl ChessherWhat in tarnation is going on up in the Piney Woods? On the very same day this week, one fortysomething East Texas man was arrested after a woman said he masturbated at her car from the side of the highway, while not far from there, after ... More >>
Since Hair Balls started covering high school football, we've been itching to check out a six-man game, because after all, the supposedly big-time games in recent weeks have been somewhat of a letdown. But on Friday night, we found a true football mecca: the Rosehill Christian School. Along a tre ... More >>
Break out the vodka -- The Nightfly tours Houston's Russian-themed bars
A pet shop owner has the toucans of his affection stolen from him