On Saturday morning, people living near the DuPont chemical plant in La Porte awoke to the rotten-egg smell of methyl mercaptan, the chemical used to scent natural gas so you can sniff out a leak before your house explodes. By day's end, news had surfaced that one plant worker was injured and anothe ... More >>
Rare is the Texans home game that I am not in attendance in person at Reliant Stadium. In seven seasons of covering the team, I can count on one hand how many games I've missed and had to watch on television instead, and I believe the most recent one was the Texans 43-13 win over what eventually b ... More >>
The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply.
Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.
Did you know Apple Inc. was Irish? Did you know the mortgage interest deduction can be applied to yachts? Big million dollar yachts? Or that even though the five biggest oil companies made a collective $137 billion in revenue last year, they also got $20 billion in tax breaks? A year ago Citize ... More >>
Gene Green: Which way will he go?â€‹Health and safety advocates will be watching U.S. Congressman Gene Green closely tomorrow, when his colleagues on the House Energy & Commerce committee are expected to introduce a bill intended to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in consumer products, such as ... More >>
â€‹ We knew it would happen, we just didn't know it would take so long. The so-called Texas music (and right-wing) lunatic fringe has finally located us and zeroed in on Lonesome, Onry and Mean. They've got their self-righteous gun-nut editorial Uzis a-blazin' like a shootout at the OK Corral over o ... More >>
It turns out cartoons can be educational in the petrochemical oil patch, where telephone book-size safety reports can put a guy in a hardhat to sleep. The independent federal agency that looks into industrial chemical accidents says its computer-animated safety videos are a hot item for plant offic ... More >>
Michael and Nandy Berry are world-class charmers. But what's really behind those two smiles?
Third–generation activist Luchita Rodriguez and her friends find the missing rally bus — and a fresh, family-style fight against war in Iraq
Safari tests brains, strength, endurance and the willpower to persevere when you're puking out of your boat. And pissing in it.