Freedom of Information Act

  • News

    July 19, 2012

    If the Addicks and Barker Dams Fail

    They've already been labeled "high risk." Experts say the resulting damage could be bigger than Katrina in New Orleans.

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    6 Awesome Things About Bobby Petrino's Resume

    The Bobby Petrino Saga. It won't go away. And that's good because I can't look away. Last Friday, I posted the links to and a summary of the various documents that were released to the public. (Hat tip to the Freedom of Information Act, the plague on the house of any state employee who has skeleton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    The Petrino Diaries: Meeting Notes, Personnel Files, and Other Salacious Details Revealed!

    Reason number 5,214,819 that the internet is awesome: You can get entire scripts of virtually any movie on line. FREE! While this may not sound cool, it comes in handy when trying to figure out what movie certain famous lines are from or figuring out the names of obscure characters. One thing about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Awesome Discoveries in Bobby Petrino's Phone Records

    Well, Bobby Petrino has officially been fired as the head football coach at the University of Arkansas. His coaching future is, at best, on life support, his marriage is in shambles and his mistress is supposedly in some sort of "other woman" witness protection program. In your classic story of "mi ... More >>

  • News

    September 23, 2010

    Our Mother of Mercy

    How far did cardinal go in tearing down Ike-ravaged church?

  • News

    April 1, 2010

    Dogging the Dome

    An extensive investigation has uncovered secret plans for the Astrodome's future.

  • News

    October 29, 2009

    No Justice

    We've bailed out the banks. When do we go after the crooks behind our financial collapse?

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    The Five Worst Movies Being Shown On The International Space Station

    ​Maybe this has come out before -- the list seems to be a year old -- but we noticed today a story in the British paper The Guardian about the list of DVDs NASA has provided to the International Space Station.The actual list is here, released under the Freedom of Information Act. Movies are appare ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 23, 2009

    Sputnik Declassified

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    UH Reporters Ordered To Hand Over E-Mails

    A college newspaper poses quite the conundrum when it comes to the Freedom of Information Act. Technically journalists can refuse turn over notes, but if a publication is receiving public funding, they must comply with record requests. University of Houston’s student run paper, The Daily Cougar ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Spy Stories

    Edwin Wilson said he was still in touch with his former employer, the CIA, when he shipped explosives out of Houston to the Middle East. The CIA denied it. The CIA lied

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2006


    For our next FOIA request, we'd like to know where he got that lovely tie. When Senator John Cornyn isn't busy making sure the Prez can torture anyone he wants, he's doing some good stuff for government transparency. Along with Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, Cornyn sponsored the OPEN Governme ... More >>

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Methadone Meltdown

    Dr. Amos and Cecilia Ozumba ran Houston Maintenance Clinic for four years. Have they finally run it into the ground?

  • News

    July 10, 1997

    Cozy Ties

    In the battle to privatize welfare services in Texas, corporate bidders have enlisted some inside help