The time for the great exodus has arrived. Every summer as the temperatures rise and the oppressively hot days stretch into muggy nights, Houstonians escape the confines of the city for tropical paradise Galveston. No, it's not the loveliest beach in the world (or even in Texas), but it's our beach ... More >>
Cycling remains dangerous in car-centric Houston.
I learned how to ride a bike in the parking lot of the not-quite-completed Greenspoint Mall in the '70s. My first fall was when I couldn't figure out how to steer around a piece of debris and went sailing over my handlebars. Within a couple years I had graduated to a BMX-style bike and was happily r ... More >>
Houston can be a tough place to live without a car. So getting it stolen is a real bummer. And here are the 10 places where it's most likely to happen. We're not saying you need to avoid them, just be careful. The stats are from December, and as always, HPD cautions against comparing raw be ... More >>
If only this sign had been upWhile Houston police investigate the death of a man whose truck smashed through a guardrail and plunged into Greens Bayou Wednesday, the man who says he was chasing the driver told Hair Balls his side of the story. Aryan Kaivani, a DJ and producer who goes ... More >>
The above mixtape touts Missouri City's DJ Buddha, as a "Hustler to the End," but HPD thinks he may have been hustling a little too much. Buddha was involved in a bizarre chain of events in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. It began as, according to the associate of Trae the Truth, he was ... More >>
Unfortunately, murder doesn't recognize holiday weekends, as evidenced by the following homicide investigations recently opened by area law enforcement.A man was killed following a shootout with Humble police late this morning. Details are limited, but the incident occurred outside an employment off ... More >>
With a smile on his face, the Anti-Christ leaned over and blew out the candles on a birthday cake decorated with a big black "666." The fifty or so of his followers crammed into the small storefront church on Bissonnet, across the street from a used car lot, went nuts, cheering "Feliz Navidad!" This ... More >>
Local marketing executive Manuel Delgado wants to bring a world's fair to Houston in 2020. He has been interested in world's fairs since he was a child, and that interest intensified when he worked for the expo in Seville in '92. "I've always been a big fanatic of world's fairs," he tells Hair Balls ... More >>
The longest walk in the history of the Sole of Houston requires the longest piece. This being a blog and all, we have decided to break it up into three installments. Coming today, tomorrow and Thursday in this tale of 22-plus miles of concrete, mud, and fairly cold weather: The fending off a potent ... More >>
A mountain of garbage in northeast Houston is looking to get bigger. Neighbors cry foul.
Allison arrived in a flood of thoughts -- mattress rafts, murky thigh-deep water and the sudden flotsam of family life rushing out the back door
A Port suit accuses several companies of contaminating its land for decades
Encroaching development and bureaucratic inertia are jeopardizing Sheldon Reservoir, one of east Harris County's last natural outposts
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