Almost exactly a year ago, My Dee Dee's Pie Shoppe on West Gulf Bank burned to the ground. Owner Bella-Katherine Curtis's home was connected to the shop as well. It was not insured. Out of 8,000 square feet, 5,000 burned. Looters quickly ransacked the place, taking anything they could that was por ... More >>
KPRC's Robert Arnold has always had a flair for the dramatic. One of my favorite images from local news was that of Arnold standing nearly waist deep in water during Tropical Storm Allison imploring all those watching to, for the love of God, not go in the water. Back in 2002, he made the pages of t ... More >>
On my first day of high school, my parents drove me from my aunt's house. We were all living there because our house on the north side of town still had no power thanks to Hurricane Alicia, a storm that hit Houston 30 years ago this past weekend. And while Alicia may not have been a monster storm -- ... More >>
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. With his signature panama hat and a wide sm ... More >>
They've already been labeled "high risk." Experts say the resulting damage could be bigger than Katrina in New Orleans.
Dog rescuers throughout the country are worrying today over the fates of dogs they placed at the Spindletop Refuge in Willis, where authorities say hundreds of dogs were found living in their own waste in cramped, stacked crates, near a mass grave with an unknown number of bodies. The 298 dogs sei ... More >>
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 >>
â€‹Ike's anniversary is coming up, an event which will be well-covered locally. We're doing out part with the September 10 issue; until then we'll be posting some Ike-related items to whet the appetite.In the 1950s the famous comedy team of Abbott and Costello developed what is probably their most ... More >>
Some TAKS tests are murder
It ain't easy protesting in a van
The Astros’ attempt to win without scoring somehow fails
Houston gets hit with its own hurricane surge
Tunnels are a rare bird in Houston. But will they fly for I-45?
Houston Ballet practically raised this soaring young soloist
It's pay-to-play if you wanna be a porno star
HISD got more than it bargained for when it decided to develop the Fourth Ward
Good ol’ boys prosper at the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Many African-Americans don’t.
Forget the Atkins and Souch Beach diets and hit the Sacred Heart Society's Thursday spaghetti lunch
Super Bowl week turned out to be a slow one for HPD's vice squad
Get Bowled over by the best of the real Bayou City
A naked woman's traffic death rekindles concerns about Shed
City Hall reality series: Who survives on Bill White's island?
From leftist camps and corporate security to semi-panic and port patrols, Houstonians tackle terrorism threats. Sort of.
The crazy times in 2002 — Kmart raids, Olympian losses, stadium mania and more —- now make sense. Houston was just mining Ming.
Did prosecutors use -- or abuse -- a little-known remodeling law?
Zumm Escudier has put the Angelika Cafe back on track, but her path has been long and winding
The Cohns say their builder ripped them off with a poorly built home that became infested with mold. They've joined other Texas homeowners who want a lemon law passed just for houses.
Lanier bolted the booster group after an ill friend negotiated a buyout
The Hyde Park Miniature Museum has been dredged out of mothballs, but will it find a permanent home before time runs out?
Houston's Image Problems, Part LCXVII
Chef Tom Williams must give up his restaurant to save his health
Lonnie makes a clean sweep
For HGO, another local tragedy might be looming offstage
Local officials say they are only after compliance and cleanups. Critics claim otherwise.
This improv troop is sticking it out
Houston headed toward hard times: sports flops, floods and transit duds. If only city fathers could find a proven leader, an energy executive with a KEN-do attitude.
Candidates clash in a castaway district, exes attack, and Bell wringers rumble for a final round with Brown. Voters, pick your fight.
Some familiar faces get subpoenaed in the investigation of an alleged kickback scheme
An angel named Grace, a doctor who's a real Trip and fresh gore flooding the ER -- the new Ben Taub gets old quick
For business or pleasure, here comes the Great Butterfly Chase
Start your engines: The latest pollution pennant race is on
Diverting streams into the Brazos and Posh Amenity lakes has been great for fancy Fort Bend developments. But it's killing Oyster Creek, the lifeblood for legendary Texas cattle ranchers.
KTRK and the Chronicle contribute to an HISD campaign
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
Metro's light-rail construction has some businesses already pulling out of the station
The new HISD superintendent was just a phone call away