First, the bad news: Some unfathomable a-hole set a dog on fire last week.
Now, the good news: Thanks to some kick-ass animal-lovers in Houston, he was rescued from the streets, given top-notch emergency medical care, and now has a good prognosis. The good news comes with a price tag, though, so w ... More >>
When we heard Satan was busy this morning roping off a special area in the Future Residents section of Hell, we gave him a call (as members of the media, we have him on speed-dial) to find out about the hubbub. He told us that a dog was found in Conroe early Saturday morning with terrible buckshot w ... More >>
Consider yourself rescuedWe've obtained security-cam footage of the morning when Houston Press music editor Chris Gray suffered a heart attack at a Metro light-rail station.
Chris is recovering nicely, due in no small part to prompt action by a good samaritan and two Metro police officers. ( ... More >>
Houston's very own Randolph MantoothJohn P. Zepeda of the Metro PD's canine squad had performed a routine bomb search at the Ensemble light-rail station October 28. Finding nothing, he tried to head back.
But train after train was filled with morning commuters headed downtown, so he and his ... More >>
UPDATE: Ricky Rozay is tweeting from the hospital, so all seems well. That is the great arbiter in determining someone's health, tweeting. If they can't tweet, then something must be very, very wrong. Or they are sleeping.
Photo By Marco TorresFrequent Houston performer Rick Ross is current ... More >>
Foot chase proves fatal for 42-year-oldThe Houston Police Internal Affairs division is investigating the death of a man who was in police custody after a foot chase yesterday afternoon.
Craig Campbell, 42, was trying to sell some scrap metal to a dealer just outside the South Loop near 288 a ... More >>
Sammy the Owl is drunk and abandonedThe scourge of Four Loko is turning Rice University into a depraved, body-strewn landscape where desperate students guzzle the possibly deadly drink with scant consideration of the niceties of society.
At least that's the only conclusion we can draw from a ... More >>
Photo by Chasen MarshallBetter have game tickets, dudesRemember that great tailgating scene outside of the Texans-Cowboys game?Remember it well, because it won't happen again.The Texans have announced a new policy after approximately 20,000 (they say) non-ticketed tailgaters took to the Reliant S ... More >>
Photos by Paul KnightThe Place: Hefley's 138 West Gray St. 713-527-8100The Hours: Monday through Friday 4-7 p.m. All day Wednesday. The Deals: Domestic beers are $2.50 and imports are a dollar more. There are also nightly drink and food specials, like 25 cent wings on Wednesday. Happy hour is all ... More >>
Troy FieldsState Bar & Lounge Gypsy MartiniI was driving downtown for nearly five minutes before I realized the radio station I was tuned to had lapsed into static. It had been that kind of day. I had plans that evening, though, and needed something to reanimate me, so I claimed a meter outs ... More >>
[Updated at 2:33 p.m. with information from Reg Burns, who saw Joe at the hospital Monday and has more information on his condition.]
Little Joe Washington at House of Blues, May 8, 2010Little Joe Washington is in the intensive care unit of Ben Taub Hospital after undergoing e ... More >>
EMS Country Express
You Respond to Everyone But Me: Songs for the EMT (ETI Emergency Training, 1981)
Nearly every occupation has its token LP. There are records for doctors and nurses, lawyers and ministers, cabbies and card sharks. But as far as Cutout Bin knows, this is the only record made fo ... More >>
The bright side of the latest report by the American College of Emergency Physicians is that Texas did not get a failing grade in its efforts to provide emergency-room access and care to residents.On the other hand, we're not making the Honor Roll or anything.ACEP gave Texas a C, placing it 29th amo ... More >>