How many people have to die before we take a hard look at the stand-your-ground defense in Texas? How long before the message gets out that this will-nilly shooting of people on your property is a bad thing? Stand your ground is intertwined with The Castle Doctrine, which was a Texas law revised in ... More >>
Get in the fall spirit with one of these beers.
It's Thursday evening at Camerata, the new wine bar adjacent to Paulie's, and Felipe Riccio, a young chef who works behind the bar, has just poured me a sample of a Gravner wine from Italy. After he provides a comprehensive description of the wine, including how it's made and some of the complexitie ... More >>
State Senator Mario Gallegos, a member of the legislature for two decades and a thorn in the side of the Houston school district for much of that time, is gravely ill, a spokesperson says. Gallegos, 62, is hospitalized in Houston. "Senator Gallegos' family is at his side during this difficult time ... More >>
"Food trucks -- are they allowed to sell other items within the food trucks?" asked a bewildered-sounding Jack Christie, Council Member At Large 5, during Tuesday morning's City Council hearing on food truck regulations. "To what extent does it not become a food truck?" Christie continued. "I reali ... More >>
When the news came down on Saturday afternoon that Minnesota Vikings running back and Houston resident Adrian Peterson had been arrested for resisting arrest at a club at Bayou Place after hours, the Internet did what the Internet does. Half of everyone with an opinion went with the "Spoiled athlete ... More >>
A young man killed in the parking lot of a southwest Houston McDonalds the night of May 4 was an up-and-coming Alief-area rapper, and police believe he was killed by a former bandmate who left to start a rival group. According to a criminal complaint filed in Harris County District Court, Toyurean ... More >>
Approximately three years ago, the Houston Police Department auctioned off evidence that prosecutors planned to use in a tricky case against a disgraced lawyer named Shawn Roberts. Roberts's girlfriend, Tara Sganga, was found dead in her apartment in March 2007, and prosecutors planned to use Sganga ... More >>
Our favorite Metro cops -- the officers whose quick actions helped save Houston Press Music Editor Chris Gray after he suffered a heart attack last month -- were presented with awards this morning from Metro and the American Heart Association. Officers John Zepeda and Leonard Wagner just happened ... More >>
Houston has a multitude of music within - and bleeding across - its borders. By our own quick estimate, there are about 500 active musical acts in the metropolitan area, and that's probably still a lowball speculation. With all these acts, it's only natural that yet another label would sprin ... More >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerJust when it seemed like Meridian was on the comeback trail, a mysterious power outage and shows both canceling and relocating to different venues over the weekend have raised more questions about the problem-plagued venue at 1503 Chartres. Sunday, My Onstage Events an ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttLeft to right: Jay Rascoe, J.R. Cohen and Dan Joyce, brothers in beards (and tacos).Jay Rascoe, J.R. Cohen and Dan Joyce are all familiar faces in Houston's social media community. Rascoe, best known for his food blog, Guns and Tacos, is even a bit of a food celebr ... More >>
At a press conference earlier today, the City of Houston announced that an investigation -- conducted by lawyers hired by the city -- was complete and the law firms were ready with suggestions on how to improve the fire department. If anyone has forgotten, it was a tough 2009 for the Houston Fire ... More >>
Inside Super Happy Fun Land, Houston's most eclectic musical venue (and more).
Did Houston police officer R.G. Gardiner shoot John Barnes on Saturday evening unnecessarily?The police department says no. The official version goes that Gardiner, who was working an off-duty security job at the Woodland Hills Village Apartments at 2139 Lake Hills Drive, saw Barnes and a wom ... More >>
It's easy for a homeowner's payments to fall through the cracks.
The city is handing out grants to spruce up apartments near Hobby Airport. Unfortunately, a group of dilapidated Vietnamese condo units don't qualify
Call the cops! Call the fire department! Tony Cantu and the Epernay subdivision are at it again.
When the Fat Show calls, you better answer
A redneck institution drowns in a flood of syrupy smooth jazz
A proposed line into the Bayport Industrial District has residents from Clear Lake to the East End vowing to stop the "toxic train" in its tracks
Can Bell avoid being the odd man out?
Debra Duncan pays her dues, hits her cues and hopes to be the next Oprah
Glenda Turner wrestles with ways to regain a normal life -- as others beat on her to break the grip of the bizarre syndrome racking her body
Curse of El Mercado. Did a city planning commissioner try to cash in on the project?
Texas Lottery. Let's buy our tickets and bet on the day that Robert Arthur Pearson finally kills himself in public while we all watch
In the Heights, a gate blocks Dian Street, separating the haves from the have-lesses, whites from Hispanics and once, an ambulance from an emergency. Three years after the city erected the "traffic calming" measure, how you feel about it still depends on
Since Dr. Joe retired as Harris Countys chief medical examiner, the morgue itself has been undergoing a critical examination. Whats been uncovered botched postmortems, illegal tissue-harvesting, double-dipping pathologists reveals a county office thats op