Freeport (New York)

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2014

    Oil Slick Is Still on the Move

    Although commerce is pretty much back to normal with limited use of the Houston Ship Channel for fishing and recreation, the U.S. Coast Guard reports that the oil slick that was cramping Galveston Bay's style isn't gone yet. It's currently traveling south along the Texas coast. Right now, environm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Deputy, 60 Others Arrested in Prostitution Sting Operation

    The Harris County Sheriff's Office managed to round up 61 people in a prostitution sting over the course of last week including nine women (alleged prostitutes) and 48 men on prostitution charges and four others on various charges including drug possession and driving without a license. One of the m ... More >>

  • News

    June 13, 2013

    Chemically Burned: Dow Chemical Tries to Avoid Hot Water in Worker's Death

    Brian Johns suffered chemical burns over 65 percent of his body in a Deer Park plant explosion. A representative of his company, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, tried to tell doctors Johns had just encountered some really hot water.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    We Scare Coyotes: Ambient Chupacabra Lies

    It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Normally if you hand me a bunch of instrumental music I will respond with some variation on the famous Cave Johnson Lemon Speech except that I wi ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    The Ten Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Melissa Rendon and Sabrina Pierce: Jailed After Christmas-Morn Hammer Attack

    Two women from east Houston's trailer-riffic Cloverleaf section are behind bars after they allegedly used a hammer to separate a man from his wallet on Christmas Day. According to a criminal complaint, Melissa Rendon flagged down the man's car in the 1100 block of Freeport, near the plush, lavishly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Some Freeport Folks Don't Want to Live by Proposed LNG Plant

    Residents of a quiet community near the Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge are worried that their hood won't be peaceful if a new neighbor moves in -- a liquefied natural gas plant, complete with new pipelines delivering billions of cubic feet of fuel daily. You can pretty much guess the story: The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Houston-Area Represent!! We've Got the Most Wanted Fugitive and the Most Wanted Sex Offender!!

    Photos via DPSJavier Cortez Jr.: Made sure the job was done.​The Houston area has racked up a rare double honor from the Department of Public Safety: Not only do we have the Most Wanted Fugitive from the agency's top 10 list, we have the Most Wanted Sex Offender too. We're just a bunch of ver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    TS Don: And Then, Depression Set In -- Tropical Storm Could Bear Down on Texas by Friday (Updated)

    Courtesy National Hurricane CenterLittle Donnie is getting bigger.​The National Hurricane Center reconnaissance plane found winds strong enough in Invest 90 to declare it the fourth tropical depression tropical storm of the 2011 hurricane season -- their next full report is at 6 p.m. As we m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Drought Time: Five Fun Alternative Texas Water Spots When Rivers And Lakes Are Low

    Twin Lakes Scuba Park: There's a bus under that water​As we noted yesterday, the ongoing drought is kicking the ass of Texas rivers and lakes. The Guadalupe is just inching along, low in its banks, formerly underwater roots exposed, making toobing not the traditional summer romp it usually is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Five Reasons Another Tropical Storm Allison Won't Happen in Your Lifetime

    Now THAT is some serious flood water.​When Tropical Storm Allison hit in 2001 and dropped almost three feet of rain on central Houston, there were all sorts of terms like the "100-year storm" or the "500-year storm" thrown around. These kinds of weather events do more than just destroy propert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Jason Kresse: Freeport Man Has 375-Pound Shark Jump Into His Boat

    Jason Kresse and a pal were dumping fish guts out of their boat into the Gulf about 4 a.m. yesterday, because apparently that's something to do. They heard a thud, reports the Associated Press, and looked back to see that a 375-pound shark had jumped into their freaking boat.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Duct Tape Holding Pollution Equipment Together: So Bad Even Texas AG Acts

    Greg Abbott goes after polluters!!! Take that, Obama!!​Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott took precious time off from suing the federal government to get it to stop forcing Texas to enforce Clean Air provisions in order to do a little Clean Air-ing of his own. Abbott's office charged Gulf Che ... More >>

  • News

    January 20, 2011

    Prized Possessions

    Homeless in Houston share their most important objects.

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    From Fish to Feast: Breaking Down a Yellowfin Tuna

    Photos by GroovehouseTo see the entire slideshow, click here.​When you have a landlord that occasionally goes deep sea fishing, you can expect some goodies to come your way every once in a while. That's what happened this past Sunday afternoon, when my boyfriend came home to find his landlord ... More >>

  • News

    September 16, 2010

    Beauty School Dropouts

    HISD might close cosmetology program.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    Cage Match: KISS Vs. Fiskadoro

    ​Ladies and gentlemen, tomorrow night a battle for your musical soul will be waged in our fair city. In this corner, wearing make-up, black leather, and underpants made of your money, the knights in Satan's service, KISS! And in this corner, weighing in at 600 lbs, the masters of the jungle c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Greenpeace Says Dow's Freeport Chemical Plant Has Lousy Security

    You won't be smiling when the leak comes​Think all those toxic chemicals stockpiled at industrial plants around Houston are safe and secure? Well, think again.According to Greenpeace, the giant holding tanks and railroad cars full full of hazardous materials are ripe for disaster -- be it by terro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Anti-Hurricane Consortium To Hold First Meeting...Just in Time for Hurricane Season

    ​A mere 19 months after Hurricane Ike treated the upper Texas coast like its musical namesake used to treat Tina, the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District is holding their first planning session: Galveston County is joined by Harris, Brazoria, Chambers, Jefferson and Orange c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    It's Roller Derby Time Again...So Get Ready To Rumble

    Photos by Jay Lee / Click here for a slideshow​Few fans were cheering louder than Shirley Rivera, mother of Baby Face Assassin, aka Rita Roxanne Rivera. Sitting on a fold-out chair only a few feet from the action, Rivera hollered every time her 27-year-old daughter took her turn on the rink. River ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Matagorda

    The Sunday drive. Sometimes it's more about the trip than the destination, y'know? Texas Traveler needed to get out of town for the day. We didn't know where, just someplace new. Someplace different. We looked at a map and picked a place. Matagorda? Why not.View Larger MapWe took 59 out there, becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Dow Chemical, Always Helping The Kids. By Polluting The Air

    If you worry about pollution -- especially in light on the EPA's latest study of the cancer risk posed by air pollution -- you might see that instead of threatening our lives, air pollution actually helps all of us, especially those of us who are most vulnerable, the kids.For purposes of illustr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2009

    Dow Chemical Thankful It's In A Pollution-Loving State Like Texas

    The Dow Chemical Co. got whacked last week with a $202,325 fine for air pollution violations, but if we had to guess, we'd say the world's second-largest chemical company thanks its lucky stars it does business in a state like Texas, where a history of violations doesn't mean much.In calculating th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Point Comfort Alcoa Plant May Close

    The Alcoa plant in Point Comfort, about 125 miles from here, is a pretty massive operation: It can produce up to 2.3 million metric tons a year of alumina, which is the stuff from which aluminum is made. Now it may be shutting down. An Australian newspaper (an Australian company partners with Alco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Let The Polluting Begin Anew!

    You still may not have electricity, ice, Internet access or Starbucks access, but the petrochemical plants of Southeast Texas are slowly cranking up again after the bastard Ike came and left. Frankly, it's an awesome undertaking starting everything up again. The process will continue, in some cases ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    The Voice Of Hurricane Reason

    Expect office productivity to plunge in Houston around 2 p.m. today, when the Houston Chronicle's Eric Berger holds another live chat. Berger has emerged as the voice of reason in this hurricane-obsessed town, an anecdote to the frothing TV guys who blather on about how they're not hyping anything ... More >>

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Out of the Park

    Second Ward slugger Aaron Trevio scores a scholarship and prepares to leave the barrio behind

  • News

    June 17, 2004
  • News

    June 17, 2004

    Family Ties

    A tale of two sisters, and a father who wouldn't quit pursuing a killer

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Welcome to Fire Island

    While communities across the country block LNG terminals, Quintana just shrugs

  • News

    May 6, 2004
  • Music

    April 10, 2003
  • News

    May 16, 2002

    The Dutiful Son

    Galveston prosecutors say David Hisey stole more than $700,000 from his elderly parents, murdered them, then lived with their dead bodies. David says he did what his parents wanted.

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Chalee Tennison

    This Woman's Heart (Asylum)

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    This Sand is Your Sand

    At the Village of Surfside, it's not just the beaches that are eroding. It's the Open Beaches Act.

  • Dining

    March 30, 2000

    Blue Highways

    A trip to Surfside will land you a prize catch: The bait-camp delights of the Red Snapper Inn

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    The Outcasts

    After the Littleton massacre, Brazosport High cracked down on its own "freaks" which only left them more alienated

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Coming to No Good End

    Undertaker Jay Herman shot his lover, Edwina Prosen, to death in 1991. That's the only thing he and her family have agreed on since.

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Space Odyssey

    Tom Moser wants to put Texas on the map as a commercial launch pad for cargo-carrying rockets

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Looking for Laura

    First Friendswood rallied to find Laura Smither. Then it rallied to find her killer.

  • Calendar

    June 19, 1997
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    May 1, 1997
  • News

    December 5, 1996

    In The Rough

    In its quest for a Municipal golf course, Lake jackson learned a valuable lesson: Never buy land without checking it out first. Unfortunately, the lesson came six years too late.

  • News

    August 1, 1996

    Among Friends

    Buster Brown's financial disclosure includes an interesting omission -- and addition

  • News

    April 11, 1996

    Murky Water

    State Senator Buster Brown wants to make Lake Jackson safe for development. Guess who's one of the developers.

  • News

    March 7, 1996

    Truth or Consequences

    Jon Lindsay is an admitted liar and an accused perjurer. Should Harris County voters take him at his word - again?

  • News

    January 20, 1994

    The fight to save the Katy Prairie

    How many winters more will Arctic waterfowl make their 10,000-year-old journey to the western edge of Houston?