Domestic Violence

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2014

    Harris County Was One of the Deadliest Places for Women in 2013

    In case you need another bit of horrible news, the folks over at Texas Council on Family Violence kicked off the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month by releasing a report on women murdered by domestic violence. The annual report, based on data gathered and confirmed through law enforcement, d ... More >>

  • Music

    May 22, 2014

    Second-Guessing Free Press Summer Fest

    The lineup is locked, but fans share their lineup slips.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    I Can't Accept My White Siblings. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! I DON'T KNOW HOW TO ACCEPT MY WHITE SIBLINGS Dear Willie D: I'm 35 years old, and was raised ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    Fantasy Crime League: Greg Hardy Domestic Assault Gets Panthers On The Board

    Despite the fact that it guarantees them a one year salary that is the average of the top five salaries at their position, generally speaking, NFL players do not like to get hit with the "franchise tag" when they reach free agency. More often than not, the franchise tag is a place holder for the tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    Countdown to 2013 King of Content: 5. Royce White

    I know right about now, after he assembled a roster that includes the acquisition of arguably the two best players in the league at their respective positions within nine months of each other, that to say "Hey, not all of Daryl Morey's moves have been that great" sounds like blasphemy. But, it's wo ... More >>

  • Music

    July 4, 2013

    By Dawn's Early Light

    Martina McBride Reflects On ThePoetry Of "Independence Day"

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Martina McBride Reflects on the Poetry 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2013

    Roots Bistro Makes Tasteless Domestic Violence Joke on Marquee to Sell Beer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Charity Saloon Gets a Shout-Out on The Colbert Report

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Yashaun Roman: "So What If the Baby Dies? He's My Child"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Alleged Election Night Domestic Assault Has Local Attorney and Obama Fan Facing Felony Charge

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2012

    Cover Story: What The Houston Chronicle Got Wrong About Lloyd Oliver (They Forgot To Laugh)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Billy Regenhard Punches His Way To An Impressive List Of Charges

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 22, 2012
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    May 10, 2011

    Lufkin Couple Heads To Jail After Pregnant Woman Smokes Cig

    Not the Lufkin woman, who we're sure doesn't have tats​According 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Texas Domestic Violence Centers: Unfortunately, They're Busier Than Ever

    HAWC is always grateful for donations or volunteers​Business 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Dr. Tomifumi Onishi: Three Cases Of Woman-Beating Filed Against MD Anderson Doc In Eight Months

    Tomifumi Onishi: Not in the office today​Apparently 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Five Best Dallas Cowboys Arrests, Many Of Them Sexually Related

    Lance Rentzel, with his pants on​It'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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Lorena Perez: Facebook, DAs Reunite With Her 5-Year-Old Son, Who Was Taken Four Years Ago

    Grandma gets charged​Harris 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    Whatchoo Talkin' Bout? R.I.P. Gary Coleman

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Melissa Trujillo, 18, Bayou Body Count No. 38

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Judge Who Reportedly Told Domestic-Violence Defendants Women Had Them "By The Balls" Resigns

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    More Ugly Trouble For That Doctor From The Wholesome TV Ads

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Upcoming Events

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2009

    Domestic Violence Cases Spike In Harris County

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Newest Family-Violence Stats Are As Grim As Ever For The Houston Area

    ​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 >>

  • Culture

    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    DA to Tackle Family Violence

    Houston hasn't always been on the forefront of helping victims of family violence, as we've noted in the past. Some help appears to be on the way. The Harris County DA's office has just announced a federally funded three-year, $850,000 project to "speed up the response and available services to dom ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 17, 2008
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    March 20, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    Drenched in Blog: Oh, Incarcerated World

    Usually when rock stars are arrested for domestic violence, they have bitchin' neck tattoos and at least one or two sex tapes out on the market. And ironically, their name is always "Tommy Lee." You don't expect shy, introverted Zach Braff-approved indie rockers to haul off and hit their chicks. I'v ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2007

    Birth, The Play

    Karen Brody exposes the myths about the miracle of childbirth

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2007

    Chris Knight

    Trailer Tapes star sings about loss

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003

    Time Warp

    Four bands bring the '70s back to town

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • Film

    November 1, 2001

    Beat the Parents

    Travolta's performance can't overcome the horror of this evil-stepfather cliché

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    Zeroing In

    So the DPS doesn't play favorites with VIPs? Just check out their licenses.

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    End of the Line

    After seven years and several lawsuits, John Shike goes to jail for tormenting his ex

  • News

    May 4, 2000

    Bullets After Brunch

    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.

  • News

    October 21, 1999

    Coming Out

    Gay domestic violence is a dirty little secret that traps victims with nowhere to turn

  • News

    August 26, 1999
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    May 14, 1998
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    July 31, 1997

    Helter Shelter

    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.

  • News

    May 8, 1997

    "One-Man Mob"

    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.

  • News

    August 29, 1996

    No Time for Sergeants

    The Houston Police Department puts high-ranking cops out on the street

  • News

    April 25, 1996
  • News

    April 4, 1996

    Ana's Angel

    Jay Hamburger rushed in where others feared to tread ... only to find that no good deed goes unpunished

  • News

    February 22, 1996
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    January 18, 1996
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    November 10, 1994

    No Mercy

    A law of good intent goes unused, and proponents say that's left victims further victimized

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