Martina McBride Reflects On ThePoetry Of "Independence Day"
Like the heroine in her 1994 hit song "Independence Day," Martina McBride has been also known to light up the sky. The country-pop star also known for "Wild Angels," "A Broken Wing" and last year's "I'm Gonna Love You Through It" admits she has a thing for fireworks. When she's not on tour, McBride ... More >>
The last time anyone found a domestic violence joke funny was during an episode of The Honeymooners, and those were dark times, America. However, one Houston restaurant still finds the topic hilarious nearly 60 years later. See also: - Maggie Rita's Calls Customer "Fat" on Facebook - Down House Eje ... More >>
Almost everyone in the service industry enjoys receiving media accolades and mentions in the press. Anything from a positive visit by a critic to a passing mention usually bodes well for business. One honor ranks higher than all others however. And that honor is a passing mention by political sat ... More >>
A San Benito man is in the slammer after he slapped his mother and gave his 9-month-old son an alcoholic homeopathic that knocked out the child for a half-day. Around 12:50 p.m. Sunday, officers from the San Benito Police Department responded to a domestic dispute house call and found Yashaun Manu ... More >>
An alleged domestic assault on election night has a local defense attorney and marine Iraq vet facing a felony family violence charge. According to court records, David Christopher Hesse was drinking beer and watching election returns with his wife Sandra Hesse in their Clear Lake-area home on Nove ... More >>
The Houston Chronicle gets a lot of things right. Their investigations are often dogged, and their prose is usually limpid and easy to navigate. Everyone knows -- including us -- they do most of the journalistic heavy lifting in this town, evidenced by a comment a fellow reporter recently made: "Jus ... More >>
It started as a domestic violence call, but by the time 22-year-old Billy Reganhard got through assaulting his girlfriend, neighbors and cops, he had racked up an impressive list of charges. Fox 26 reports that Fort Bend County Sheriff's deputies went to answer the call in Pecan Grove Tuesday after ... More >>
Not the Lufkin woman, who we're sure doesn't have tatsAccording to a police report summarized in the Lufkin Daily News, 33-year-old Roosevelt Lee Williams III called police out to discuss a Mother's Day altercation with 26-year-old mama-to-be Dominique Bryan that had just ended. He told pol ... More >>
HAWC is always grateful for donations or volunteersBusiness continues to boom, sadly, at Texas centers that deal with family violence, with more cases than ever and longer stays becoming necessary, according to a study released today. The Allstate Foundation surveyed 39 centers statewide and ... More >>
Tomifumi Onishi: Not in the office todayApparently Tomifumi Onishi is having a little trouble getting the message that domestic violence is not okay. The Tokyo-bred MD Anderson oncologist and researcher is now being held in the Harris County Jail without bond after his third domestic violence ... More >>
Lance Rentzel, with his pants onIt's Cowboys Week. Just like in Green Bay, where Bears Week is always noted on the calendar, the days leading up to Sunday's game at Reliant Stadium deserve a capital W.Of course, we should be taking pity on the Cowboys. They are, after all, coached by Wade Phillip ... More >>
Grandma gets chargedHarris County District Attorney Patricia Lykos' office announced today that they've successfully tracked down a boy who was taken away by his father as part of a messy domestic dispute four years ago."Lorena Perez had last hugged her son Isaiah, now 5, just before he disappear ... More >>
The Diff'rent Strokes curse has struck yet again. Gary Coleman, who played Arnold Jackson on the '70s-'80s sitcom and made "Whatchoo talkin' 'bout, Willis" a national catchphrase, has died in a Utah hospital from a brain hemorrhage he suffered earlier this week. Unlike his co-stars Todd Bridges and ... More >>
Comedian rants about your worst societal nightmares, and it's funny
Normally, we here at Bayou Body Count deal in unidentified bodies found in dumpsters and drug dealers or buyers who get greedy and then get shot. So what's up with the recent spate of domestic violence? Lately, it seems like it's been nothing but mothers and fathers suspected of killing their kid ... More >>
County court-at-law judge Reagan Helm has resigned, the Houston Chronicle is reporting; the move comes right before a hearing in which prosecutors sought to remove him from 74 cases because of comments he had made belittling domestic-violence cases.The motion, filed last year by the DAs office, s ... More >>
Houston's wackiest, silliest married couple is at it again: Last Sunday night, Rachel Brown, wife of cocaine-enthusiast and medical-license-losing former surgeon Michael Brown (star of local television ads featuring his kids) called 911 because, per the offense report, "her husband is trying to k ... More >>
Although it's facing stiff competition from Southern Star lately, Saint Arnold is still our favorite hometown brewery. And this weekend's Foam Raiser at the Orange Show (Saturday, October 24, from 7 to 10 p.m.) is one of many reasons why. The ticket sales for the 2nd annual Foam Ra ... More >>
Harris County is seeing a big spike in domestic-violence cases this year, District Attorney Patricia Lykos' office announced today. They also announced they've taken a variety of steps to handle it.Jane Waters, chief of the DA's Family Criminal Law Division, reported that 4,900 family violence ch ... More >>
The numbers are out on family violence in Texas and they aren't good.According to the Texas Council on Family Violence's 2008 report, released today, 136 women were killed in the state by an intimate partner last year. The youngest was 14 (she was killed by her 15-year-old boyfriend) and the olde ... More >>
The comedian and former sitcom star finds humor in domestic disorder
Rumors surround Montrose church
Karen Brody exposes the myths about the miracle of childbirth
Trailer Tapes star sings about loss
Four bands bring the '70s back to town
Travolta's performance can't overcome the horror of this evil-stepfather cliché
So the DPS doesn't play favorites with VIPs? Just check out their licenses.
After seven years and several lawsuits, John Shike goes to jail for tormenting his ex
Marc Kajs repeatedly asked the police for protection. They said theycouldn't do anything until his stalker physically harmed him. Eight bulletslater it was too late.
Gay domestic violence is a dirty little secret that traps victims with nowhere to turn
At the Women Helping Women shelter, battered women got the runaround. They got treated like second-class citizens. They got evicted. What they didn't get was help.
The cops say what John Shike did to his wife amounted to "legalized stalking." And after being hit with one of the largest fines ever at the county family courts, he vowed he'd get the judge, too.
The Houston Police Department puts high-ranking cops out on the street
Jay Hamburger rushed in where others feared to tread ... only to find that no good deed goes unpunished
A law of good intent goes unused, and proponents say that's left victims further victimized