Solid waste, in terms of heavy trash pickup, is one of those essential but annoying city services you'd just as well like to take for granted. It's essential because, obviously, you want your crap taken away when the city says it will take your crap away. It's annoying because often that job can s ... More >>
After a protracted debate and opposition from nearly every political and religious group in the city, Houston's City Council passed an ordinance last week that bans serving charitable meals on properties -- public or private -- where the property owner hadn't granted express permission for you to do ... More >>
Cops say she raped, sexted 14-year-old girl
The article on Ellen Cohen that started it all has been pulledAfter investigating a magazine publisher's claims that he was threatened by the head of the GLBT Political Caucus last week, Houston Police have determined no criminal activity occurred and have closed the case. Caucus President ... More >>
A disagreement over Ellen CohenThe publisher of abOUT magazine, which targets Houston's gay community, has accused the president of the GLBT Political Caucus of making threats against his safety. So who are the players? The publisher is Michael Lance Williams, better known as Cade Michals. H ... More >>
"Hey Robby, don't try to look too not-stoned in our press still. Thanks, buddy."On this day in 1965, The Doors began recording demos together, laying down some songs set to Jim Morrison's freaky poems. Nearly 50 years later, the band is an exalted classic-rock group, firmly implanted in that ... More >>
According to some, Montrose is seeing fewer rainbows these days.Montrose's "gayborhood" status is officially over. Or it's just like it has been for the past five to ten years. It depends on who you ask. Hair Balls recently spoke with various movers and shakers of the neighborhood's GLBT co ... More >>
Enron honcho needs work.
Kristi Thibaut: Running for council.Kristi Thibaut, the Democrat who rode the 2008 Obama surge into a single term in the state legislature representing Memorial and the west side of town, has announced she is running for the at-large City Council seat being vacated by term-limited Sue Lovell. ... More >>
Ellen Cohen doesn't sound like she's ready for retirementWith Anne Clutterbuck term-limited out of representing her posh and semi-posh southwest side district in 2011, who's going to take her place? Former state rep Ellen Cohen, fresh off being a victim of the GOP tsunami, apparently is read ... More >>
Sixteen years in, Hans' Bierhaus is as good as ever.
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Photo by kyzHey kids, break out the condoms!! All those millions of dollars in abstinence education -- as we all know, the only thing keeping you from having sex -- is going away!Not all of it, to be honest. But more than half.The Legislative Budget Board told a House committee in Austin this mornin ... More >>
When voters elected Martha Wong, they thought they were sending a moderate Republican to Austin. Critics say once there, she took a right turn. Now her district is rethinking its representation.
Jay Hamburger rushed in where others feared to tread ... only to find that no good deed goes unpunished