Because of the one on one battle the Houston Rockets were engaged in to secure the services of Dwight Howard, most astute Rocket fans are keenly aware of just how bad things are in Los Angeles for the Lakers going forward. Their best player, Kobe Bryant, is coming off of a debilitating Achilles tea ... More >>
It's appropriate that while the rodeo is happening over at Reliant Park that thieves are gearing up for another year of stealing your pickup trucks. The Texas Department of Public Safety released it's list of the ten most stolen vehicles in the state and, not surprisingly, trucks are right at the to ... More >>
Already? Indeed. It's only been seven months and change since the 2011 Houston Press Music Awards, but that was enough time for more than 7,000 local music fans to nominate their favorites in some 40 categories, a figure well north of 200 talented Houston artists. So let's get to it. Here are your ... More >>
Will you turn into a hoarder? Let's see what astrology says, courtesy of our favorite local astrologer, Figgy Jones. Here's what she told us: On June 11, the big ol' jolly planet of abundance and goodies, Jupiter, moves into the sign of Gemini -- the most garrulous sign. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, ... More >>
Turned her lights off and aimed for the pedestrian, police say.Police are looking for a "heavy set" black woman "wearing a purple top [and] black shorts" who they say used her car to mow down and kill a bar patron after a fight at closing time Saturday morning. Dwight Richards, 56, was kill ... More >>
Violence at a girls' football gameA fight at an informal girls' football game at Worthing High turned into a deadly shooting last evening, Houston police say. Tremaine Paul, 18, was shot at least once and was pronounced dead at the hospital; at least five other people were injured. HPD says ... More >>
TrafficHouston roads are never the safest places and there have been several recent traffic fatalities as proof. Tuesday night, around 10:50 p.m., the unidentified male victim, 20, ran a red light in his Ford Taurus in the 6700 block of the West Sam Houston Parkway North service road. A blac ... More >>
Mark Fields, the flashy young head of Ford's Americas division, ran through the many woes of the auto industry before a group of mostly white-haired local car dealers who gathered for a luncheon yesterday at the Galleria Westin Hotel. There were the massive stock dips and job losses, the government ... More >>
Opie Hendrix and the Tall Boys Opie Hendrix sent us this missive, and we thought we'd pass it on to you: It was Thursday morning coming down, 17 hours & four states later, I am sailing the rented Ford Taurus across the Ohio river into Jeffersonville, IN. . My good friend Rick has booked the Opi ... More >>
There's something crooked going on here. Ford really is the best in Texas — when it comes to getting jacked, at least. Ford pickups topped the Texas Department of Public Safety's list of stolen vehicles for 2006, followed by Chevy (drivin' Texas!) and Dodge (born on the Llano Estacado!). Ap ... More >>
Was Jeffery Prible the cold-blooded murderer of an entire family? Or the gullible target of an opportunistic jailhouse informant?
A 1991 Texas law fails to protect travelers from dangerous open pits along the state's roadways
August 27 - September 2, 1998
Under director Jimmie Schindewolf, the city's public works department has averted its eyes from shoddy work, mismanagement -- and corruption.
Don't like the IRS? Neither does Bill Archer. And now the mild-mannered Houston congressman is pushing a radical plan to shut it down.
Massive HPD sting nails desperate teenage cigarette thieves