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  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Raul Hernandez Case: Electricians Charged in Hilton Hotel Pool Death

    Three months after 27-year-old Raul Hernandez was electrocuted to death in the pool of the Westchase Hilton Hotel, the Harris County District Attorney's Office has charged two electricians who worked on the pool with criminally negligent homicide. Assistant District Attorney Bill Exley said he bega ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Walmart Development Compromising Yale Street Bridge Stability, Critics Say

    Jeff Jackson, director of Responsible Urban Development for Houston, thinks that something apocalyptic could happen to the Yale Street Bridge, especially when construction of the controversial new Heights-area Walmart is completed. In November, the Texas Department of Transportation performed a st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2010

    More Messy Details On The "Toxic Environment" At The Former Meridian

    Chris Gray‚ÄčFriday evening, Rocks Off met with Jeff Barry, the attorney who represents both SG Properties, owner of the now-nameless music venue at 1503 Chartres, and SG owner Gary Katz, about the events that transpired earlier this week that you can read about here and here. The tired-looking lawy ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2001

    Out of Control

    The City of Houston requires developers in the floodplain to elevate and mitigate -- build houses on higher ground and dig detention ponds for runoff. Except, not always.