Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? One of my favorite quote ... More >>
Two men involved in a fender-bender called the cops, but as they were waiting for officers they were struck and killed by a second vehicle driven by a drunk driver Saturday morning, HPD says. The names of the two male victims -- one 64, one 45 -- were not released pending notification of family mem ... More >>
Someone scored a major haul by hitting Bush Intercontinental's baggage-claim carousel, and cops are hoping security-cam photos will lead to his arrest. The casually dressed dude got away with $15,000 worth of merchandise, in the form of "five sets of designer golf clubs, and a one of a kind 'Moots' ... More >>
A man was shot to death on the northwest side Wednesday night, police say. Jerrell Dwayne Lewis, 28, was found lying dead from several gunshot wounds in an apartment complex in the 5700 block of Lost Forest about 11:30 p.m. last night, HPD says. Officers responded to "a shots fired" call and found ... More >>
A 24-year-old man who was drunk at 6 p.m. killed a 57-year-old man by speeding through a red light, Houston police say. Kevin Aviles was traveling at a high rate of speed on the South Loop's eastbound service road when he ran through a red light at South Wayside, police say. His Ford Explorer stru ... More >>
A drunk driver killed a man riding in a mobility scooter who had his infant son on his lap, Houston police say. Intoxication manslaughter charges have been filed against Wilmer Farley III, 20, who police say was drunk when the accident occurred about 3 p.m. yesterday. Clifford Johnson, 56, was rid ... More >>
Photo by HPDLiliana Zuniga: Charged with intoxication manslaughter.Intoxication manslaughter charges have been filed against a woman who crashed her vehicle, killing a six-year-old passenger and injuring five others, Houston police say. Liliana Yamileth Zuniga, 26, was driving on the North L ... More >>
William Radovan TylerHe came howling out of the north, under cover of darkness, like a Viking raider of yore. And soon the legends passed among the villagers in the peaceful homesteads of Bellaire and West University Place would tell of a young man who knew not terror for his own. Nay, he kne ... More >>
Hopefully more shining and less Hudson this yearSome of you mistook my piece on Monday as my not being excited for the Final Four this weekend in Houston. That couldn't be further from the truth. I am incredibly excited to have the event here in our town, for a couple reasons: 1. I'm a Con ... More >>
Yeah, Hawaii -- that's where I need to goSo I just happened to be working from home yesterday afternoon when, a little before 3 p.m., there was a loud knock at the door followed by an insistent ring. I got up to answer, and the caller seemed to be shocked to see me, and not a woman, answerin ... More >>
A fatal drive-by in the afternoonAn afternoon drive-by shooting on the north side left one man dead Thursday, Houston police say. Brandon Trinidad, 20, was walking with two other people in the 12800 block of Northborough about 1:10 p.m. Thursday when an SUV -- possible a Ford Explorer -- pul ... More >>
A body found dead on the northeast sideA man was found dead in the street on the northeast side Friday morning, and the police suspect foul play. A driver passing by saw a body in the road at the 5400 block of Caplin and called police. Responders found the body of Jony Josue Benites-Lopez, 2 ... More >>
Photo courtesy Brazos County SOPastorini, looking like he did after they called the Renfro pass incomplete in the title gameHouston Oiler quarterback Dan Pastorini, the man who led the team to within a blown call of the Super Bowl, was arrested this morning on suspicion of driving while intoxicat ... More >>
Photos by Mark C. AustinJustin Bieber What kind of blog crew follows a five-day SXSW music binge with a double shot of power-pop built for those born in the second Clinton administration? Why Rocks Off, of course. Think of it as a preemptive inoculation for the two minutes or so of post-SXSW, pre ... More >>
A decade after Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Generation Y's anointed auteur tries for a comeback with Fantastic Mr. Fox.
When I first heard the Chronicle was doing a story on the building I live in, Isabella Court, I thought, "Oh great, is rent going up now?"Yesterday, after the story appeared, I was accosted by a nice family on my way to run an errand. "We read about this place in the Chronicle," the mom told me as I ... More >>
That kid at your door with a magazine order form will tell you a story -- part sad, part hopeful. The truth will be infinitely worse than you can imagine.
South African refugee calls deputies to complain about intruders, ends up arrested himself
When good EZ TAGs go bad
Hermann Park vendors are begging the city: Take us back!
Was Jeffery Prible the cold-blooded murderer of an entire family? Or the gullible target of an opportunistic jailhouse informant?
The Chronicle's film critic doubles as a pinko commie naysayer
Edmund J. Pankau trades on his hard-boiled private-eye image to attract clients and speaking engagements. To find out more about him, we resort to some Sam Spade work of our own.
Pull Back the Cover, Bellaire Brats, Do It Yourself
Bellaire's solution to the student parking shortage: Ban every space
Diverting streams into the Brazos and Posh Amenity lakes has been great for fancy Fort Bend developments. But it's killing Oyster Creek, the lifeblood for legendary Texas cattle ranchers.
Catherine Mehaffey Shelton's husband got convicted of murder. And the jury believed Shelton was with him.
The Chron doesn't deliver, and brags about it
At the Rainforest Café, the atmosphere roars like a lion, but the menu purrs like a kitty
Can't We All Just Get Along?
If you're black or brown, driving a nice car will get you noticed by police in Houston
Everyone in Brenham was shouting about the rape case. Now the victim has her say.
Houston rap labels and their artists look for that big deal
The founder of the Classical School for Brilliant Children claims to have fallen on hard times
Lightning strikes the ReBates Hotel; death toll unknown
With the "No Future" generation deciding to breed, are we headed for anarchy in the pre-K?
As the cyber-future creeps toward Houston, one group stands guard: EFH