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  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Joe Ortiz, Clockpole's Master of Nonsense

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Two Unidentified DWI Victims of Bizarre Accident, Bayou Body Count Nos. 180-181

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Man Walks Off With $15K Worth Of Golf Clubs, Bike From Bush Baggage Carousel

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Jerrell Dwayne Lewis, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 137

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Driver Drunk At Rush Hour Kills Man, Bayou Body Count No. 46

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Clifford Johnson, 56, Bayou Body Count No. 2

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Blanca Herrera Lopez, 6, Bayou Body Count No. 189

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    William Radovan Tyler: River Oaks Teen Accused of Destructive West U, Bellaire Raids

    William Radovan Tyler​He 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    The Four Best Final Fours of the "One Shining Moment" Era (w/ VIDEO)

    Hopefully more shining and less Hudson this year​Some 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Scam Alert: Shady "Baseball Players" Looking for Tix to Hawaii

    Yeah, Hawaii -- that's where I need to go​So 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Brandon Trinidad, 20, Bayou Body Count No. 5

    A fatal drive-by in the afternoon​An 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Jony Josue Benitez-Lopez, 26, Bayou Body Count No. 288

    A body found dead on the northeast side​A 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Dan Pastorini Fender-Benders His Way Into A DWI

    Photo courtesy Brazos County SOPastorini, looking like he did after they called the Renfro pass incomplete in the title game​Houston 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Aftermath: Justin Bieber And Selena Gomez's Calculated Preteen Pop Shuts Down RodeoHouston's 2010 Go-Round

    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 >>

  • Film

    November 26, 2009

    What's Wrong with Wes Anderson?

    A decade after Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Generation Y's anointed auteur tries for a comeback with Fantastic Mr. Fox.

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Isabella Court

    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 >>

  • News

    July 17, 2008

    What Mainstream Publishers Don't Want You to Know About Door-to-Door Magazine Sales

    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.

  • News

    June 9, 2005

    The Usual Suspect

    South African refugee calls deputies to complain about intruders, ends up arrested himself

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Toll-Free Hassle

    When good EZ TAGs go bad

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Friends Like These

    Hermann Park vendors are begging the city: Take us back!

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    The Devil You Say

    Was Jeffery Prible the cold-blooded murderer of an entire family? Or the gullible target of an opportunistic jailhouse informant?

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Bashing Bush

    The Chronicle's film critic doubles as a pinko commie naysayer

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    In Search of the Sleuth

    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.

  • News

    August 2, 2001


    Pull Back the Cover, Bellaire Brats, Do It Yourself

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    Spaced Out

    Bellaire's solution to the student parking shortage: Ban every space

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Up a Creek

    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.

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    One Down

    Catherine Mehaffey Shelton's husband got convicted of murder. And the jury believed Shelton was with him.

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Too Close to Call

    The Chron doesn't deliver, and brags about it

  • Dining

    March 9, 2000

    Jungle Fever

    At the Rainforest Café, the atmosphere roars like a lion, but the menu purrs like a kitty

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    News Hostage

    Can't We All Just Get Along?

  • Music

    October 14, 1999


    Stolen Axes

  • News

    September 2, 1999

    Race Cars

    If you're black or brown, driving a nice car will get you noticed by police in Houston

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    Jana's story

    Everyone in Brenham was shouting about the rape case. Now the victim has her say.

  • Music

    February 11, 1999

    That's the Breaks

    Houston rap labels and their artists look for that big deal

  • News

    March 5, 1998
  • News

    December 11, 1997

    "Boom Boom" Goes Bust

    The founder of the Classical School for Brilliant Children claims to have fallen on hard times

  • News

    May 16, 1996

    Coffee with Betti and the FBI

    Lightning strikes the ReBates Hotel; death toll unknown

  • News

    December 21, 1995

    Punk Parents

    With the "No Future" generation deciding to breed, are we headed for anarchy in the pre-K?

  • Calendar

    November 17, 1994
  • News

    July 21, 1994

    The Watchman of the Electronic Frontier

    As the cyber-future creeps toward Houston, one group stands guard: EFH