Halliburton Company

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Declassified KBR Contract Shows How It Gets a Free Pass for Willful Misconduct

    These dudes know how to write a sweet contract.​A KBR government contract protected the company from liability for injuries or deaths caused by willful misconduct, according to recently declassified Army documents. Although the existence of the clause was revealed as a part of a lawsuit file ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Jamie Leigh Jones Rape Suit: Jury Rules in Favor of KBR

    Jamie Leigh Jones had a long wait for her day in court.​A federal jury rejected claims by Jamie Leigh Jones, who says she was gang-raped as a KBR employee in Iraq and then mistreated by the company. The jury found she was not raped, and KBR did not commit fraud. Jones, 26, sued KBR/Halliburt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Jamie Leigh Jones Finally Gets Her Day In Court Against KBR

    Jamie Leigh Jones' fight finally finds a courtroom​After years of delays, today Jamie Leigh Jones is finally getting her day in court against Halliburton and KBR. Jones -- we've done a number of stories on her -- has become famous through her attempts to hold the company responsible for the g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Laura Resendez: Another Woman Sues Over Alleged Sexual Assault In Iraq

    Not only the big players get hit with Iraq sex-abuse suits​Houston-based energy services companies have gotten plenty of ink over the past several years due to allegations and accusations that male employees working in places such as Iraq have raped and abused their female co-workers. Much of it i ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 26, 2010

    Sushi Surprise

    This nondescript-looking restaurant is serving the real thing.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Swanita Taylor: Yet Another Woman Suing KBR Over Rape And Other Mistreatment

    They delivered in the Global War on Terror​Swanita Taylor, a former employee of KBR, was taking a break from her job doing laundry at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan when a man suddenly came up from behind her.He forced her face down into a table with one arm while he used the other to grab Taylor ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 3, 2010

    Corporate Takeover

    The Yes Men take on companies using their own tools.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Oil Spill Central: Right Here In Houston!!

    Gushing oil is not always a good thing, Houston companies find​Louisiana, not Texas, will be feeling the effects of the massive oil spill in the Gulf -- unless you count the indirect fallout, and in that case we are Oil Spill Central.Lawsuits are already being filed in regards to the explosion and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2010

    "Keep It Slick: Infiltrating Capitalism with The Yes Men"

    Notorious protesters get the retrospective treatment

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Jeff Skilling Gets Even More Desperate To Prove Houston's Full of Hatahs

    ​Today is the big day before the U.S. Supreme Court for Jeff Skilling, former Enron exec, former Manhattan party animal, current federal inmate.Among other things, Skilling's lawyers are arguing that his federal trial should have been moved from Houston because we all were so affected by Enron tha ... More >>

  • 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 18, 2009

    Five Post-Political Careers As Bad As Appearing On Dancing With The Stars

    Most politicians, once their days in government service are over, go on to less public but nonetheless luractive careers in the private sector. They serve on corporate boards, become presidents of universities, or enjoy a quiet retirement. Sure, they can't all be Jimmy Carter, parlaying a lengthy p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    KBR In Iraq -- Come For The Nation-Building, Stay For The Brothels

    Jo Frederiksen of The Woodlands has joined the ever-growing number of women who claim they were sexually abused and harassed in Iraq under the watch of their former employer, Halliburton's Kellogg Brown & Root. She recently filed a lawsuit in Harris County District Court against the company. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Houston 101: Where Kingmakers Reigned And Plotted

    For decades, vital issues affecting the U.S. and Texas were hashed out in Suite 8-F of the Lamar Hotel in downtown Houston.The suite had only two rooms and a kitchenette and it was decorated in whatever the relevant time period's definition of "tacky" was, but it became the Unofficial Capital of Tex ... More >>

  • News

    April 23, 2009

    Tea Parties and Tex-Mex:

    There's always someone offended over something these days

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    KBR's Iraq Adventure Now Includes Child Porn

    KBR (Halliburton to the old-schoolaz) has had its share of troubles on its way to making untold billions of dollars of profit in Iraq.There's the rape and sexual harassment (Female and male-on-male!). There's the electrocuting soldiers. There's the dogs running around chomping on human remains inten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Yay! Houston's KBR Gets Another Iraq Contract!

    UPI (Motto: "Yes, we're still around") is reporting that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a "follow-on" contract to Houston's KBR (Halliburton) to continue work on a convoy supply camp in Iraq.And why not?It's not like KBR has senators demanding investigations into allegations that soldi ... More >>

  • News

    January 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008
  • Music

    July 24, 2008

    2008 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    A preview of the 60 bands and five DJs that are taking over downtown this weekend

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    Houston Activist Deported from Australia, the Movie

    After the jump, we’ve embedded a documentary about the deportation of peace activist Scott Parkin from Australia a few years back . Parkin now calls San Fran home, but he lived here before heading Down Under, and the documentary features some quick footage of the infamous 2005 anti-Halliburton pro ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2008

    Death Threats and TAKS Tests

    Some TAKS tests are murder

  • Film

    August 30, 2007

    No End in Sight

    Breaking out of the pack of Iraq war docs, No End in Sight devastates

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2007
  • News

    June 14, 2007

    Mail Call

    On the Fence

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Tough Guys

    Full pads, full contact, no slackers allowed

  • 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

    September 21, 2006

    The Cost of Doing Business

    An oil-field services employee from Texas is shot down on the streets of Nigeria, martyr to someone's cause

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2006

    But the Big Game Was On...

    ...making Houston proud. America's favorite war profiteers are in the news again. Unsealed on Friday, a whistleblower lawsuit filed against Kellogg, Brown & Root claims the Halliburton subsidiary used military supplies for its own Super Bowl party. (We were going to blog about this yesterday, b ... More >>

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, with Drop Trio

    Thursday, December 1, at the Engine Room, 1515 Pease, 713-654-7846.

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Black-Ass Fleas

    Are they sellouts -- or just really bad rappers?

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    From Houston with Love

    The city sends a special something to Africa

  • Music

    August 18, 2005

    "I Raq and Roll" vs. "We Can't Make It Here"

    Two Houston-connected musicians offer up different takes on the war. One veteran tells Racket which he thinks is better and why.

  • News

    July 14, 2005
  • Dining

    April 21, 2005

    Krupuk, Sambal and Heineken

    Yanti's Indonesian food takes you back to the plantation

  • News

    February 24, 2005
  • News

    February 17, 2005

    News to Use

    A Pearland guy causes a Beltway firestorm

  • Calendar

    July 15, 2004

    Good Fellows

    A snake and a lady in a bikini take up residence at Space 125 Gallery

  • News

    June 17, 2004
  • News

    June 10, 2004
  • News

    June 3, 2004

    Fever Pitch

    Houston has no equal when it comes to hankering for war, a study finds

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Welcome to Fire Island

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

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    Perfect Fit

    Metro's new president already has a Houston attitude

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    Hit the Road, Jack. Permanently.

    According to former Houstonians the Business Machines, that's the only way to get a career

  • Music

    April 24, 2003

    The End of the World As We Know It

    Armageddon comes for the current incarnation of

  • Music

    March 13, 2003

    Screw SXSW

    We've got South By Due East

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Beating the Bush

    Take one tax rebate, a Houston man advises, and apply liberally

  • Calendar

    December 28, 2000

    Psychic Agenda

    Kim O'Neill

  • News

    March 13, 1997

    Larry in Limbo

    Is little guy Larry Duncan being made to suffer for the big guys' sins?

  • News

    August 29, 1996

    The King and His Courts

    Traffic-ticket lawyer David Sprecher is a master at beating the system. But the system may need him more than his clients do.

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