Injuries and Traumas

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    Trench Life: Chris Myers and Duane Brown are Crucial to the Texans' Success, On and Off the Field

    Ask any NFL player about training camp, especially players whose teams toil in the sweltering, 9,000,000,000 percent humidity of Houston, and ultimately he will circle around to one word. You can set your watch to it. Grind. The NFL preseason is a grind. To be truthful, the preseason is actually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Jadeveon Clowney Undergoes Knee Surgery, Out 4-6 Weeks

    The football gods clearly won't let Houstonians have nice things. Already saddled with a tortured history laced with playoff and regular season disappointment and heartbreak aplenty, and carrying around the burden of a 357 day streak of winless football, it wasn't in the cards to have the gods just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Houston Texans Update: Cushing, Nix, T. Williams To PUP List, Brennan Williams Released

    On Friday, everybody reports for team meetings, and come Saturday, it begins. The Texans' first training camp of the Bill O'Brien Era will be underway, and by Saturday morning, we will have confirmation on just how entrenched Andre Johnson is in his stance against the team. That will be the storyli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    College Football Is About To Get Wussified (w/ Clowney Helmet Hit VIDEO)

    It would take some major changes to the rules, even more major than some of the changes we've already seen, for me to stop loving football, and if television ratings, revenue, jersey sales, and social media are any indication, America feels the same way. That said, while most advancements the game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Game Wardens Investigating Galveston Boat Hit and Run

    So a hit and run is bad enough, but think about the badness of a boat and run. The phrase "boat and run" may sound the tiniest bit funny, but not if you let yourself imagine being out on the water in the Galveston Channel just past Seawolf Fishing Pier off of Galveston Island in the dark of night. Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Kyle Scott: Opponents of Lone Star College System Trustee Candidate Want Everyone to Know He Was Found Liable for Punching a 78-Year-old Man in the Face

    Opponents of Lone Star College School System trustee candidate Kyle Scott are circulating a YouTube clip of a man who won a civil suit accusing Scott of punching him in the face in 2009. Scott, a professor of political science at the University of Houston, had originally been charged with striking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Holy Hack Asik, Batman! Rockets Win in OKC to Force Game Six

    The Thunder had no answer. They tried shooting threes. They tried running. They tried hard fouls. They tried flopping. Ultimately, down much of the game to the visiting Rockets, the Thunder tried fouling Rockets center Omer Asik on every possession. Asik, who shot only 52 percent from the charity st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Want to Help an Awesome Dog Who Was Nearly Burned to Death?

    First, the bad news: Some unfathomable a-hole set a dog on fire last week. Now, the good news: Thanks to some kick-ass animal-lovers in Houston, he was rescued from the streets, given top-notch emergency medical care, and now has a good prognosis. The good news comes with a price tag, though, so w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Six HPD Officers To Be Honored By Governor For Above-And-Beyond Services Rendered

    Governor Rick Perry will honor six Houston police officers tomorrow for the service they gave the public, service that left them wounded from gunshots or other actions. The officers will receive the Star of Texas Award, which "were created to honor and commemorate selected first responders who made ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Marsha Tennell, 53: Blood-Covered Son Admits Killing Mom, Bayou Body Count No. 22

    When police arrived at the home of Marsha Tennell about 5 a.m. Sunday, they found her son covered in blood. They also found the corpse of the 53-year-old woman in her bedroom, dead from blunt-force trauma. Eric Deshayn Tennell, 33, eventually admitted to cops he killed his mother, police say. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    One Man's NBA All-Star Reserve Selections

    Go ahead and chalk up the NBA All-Star Game taking place in a few weeks (Sunday, February 26, to be exact) in Orlando's Amway Center as the next "feels weird" moment of the NBA season. It feels like the season just tipped off a few weeks ago and yet here we are, about 20 games in, deciding who the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Astros Fire Ed Wade & Tal Smith: The New Era Begins

    Where have you gone, Ed Wade? A nation's no-hit, aging, injury-prone free agent infielders turn their lonely eyes to you. Where have you gone, Ed Wade? A nation's worth of middle relievers looking for multimillion contracts turn their lonely eyes to you. Ed Wade is gone. So is Tal Smith. Jim C ... More >>

  • News

    September 1, 2011

    Head On

    Readers comment on "Knocked Out."

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    UH Seems A Little Testy With The Reporting On Case Keenum

    Case Keenum: Info is on a need-to-know basis​UH's Heisman trophy candidate, quarterback Case Keenum, suffered an injury in Friday night's victory against UTEP.What kind of injury? How bad? When will he be back? UH doesn't seem to want you to know.The Houston Chronicle's Cougar beat writer, Steve C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    The Catastrophe That Is Your Houston Astros

    Optimism -- not in the cards​The Houston Astros made some much-needed moves last week, dealing Roy Oswalt for a bottom of the rotation starter and some prospects and sending Lance Berkman to the Yankees for some middling prospects.There are problems with the deals -- with all of the money Drayton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 133

    Love hurts on the southwest side of town​A love triangle exploded into gunshots early this morning on the southwest side, resulting in one death and two injuries, police say.An unidentified man was shot and killed in the 6900 block of River Bluff about 1 a.m. Two other unidentified people -- a ma ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2010

    David Corbett: Do They Know I'm Running?

    His new novel has been called a "rich, hard-hitting epic"

  • Music

    March 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    A Dog With Horrible Eye Injuries Creates BARC Controversy

    ​With a history of mismanagement, reckless disregard and outright abuse under its belt, the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care has its work cut out for it when it comes to righting wrongs.Houston's devoted and vocal animal rescue community has been integral in instituting a change in command -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    "Free Brusty," Aeros Fans Cry

    Illustration courtesy Heather Galindo/The Third Intermission​It's safe to say that this season has probably not gone as Houston Aeros goalie Barry Brust intended for it to go back in September. Brust, who split the number-one goalkeeper duties with Nolan Schaefer for the Aeros the past two seasons ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009

    The House by the Cemetery

    Death, gore, a basement - what more do you want?

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Astros' Solution To A Lousy Rotation: Add More Lousy Pitchers

    Photo by Aaron M. SprecherOver the past two Astros games, Jim Deshaies has been talking about the Astros going to a six-man pitching rotation. And Deshaies has given a lot of reasons for doing this, but as much as I like JD, I'm a little disappointed in that, with all of his discussion about g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    The Astros, Making Sure That Their Rare Young Talent Stays Hidden

    Photo by mighty_maxicanOne would think that infielder Edwin Maysonet might be a little pissed about the Astros sending him back down to the minor leagues on Saturday night. He would be justified, seeing as how all he did was play excellent defense at second and third base, while showing off some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    Bystander Hit During A Police Shooting: Pretty Rare, Expert Says

    Tuesday's Metro Police shooting was not just unusual in that it was the first fatal shooting in the agency's history, but in that a bystander was injured as well. While we wait for more details to emerge from HPD, which is leading the investigation, Hair Balls checked in with a criminology expert ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Better Uses For $4.5 Million Than "McLane Stadium" At Michigan State U.

    Apparently Michigan State University is going to name its new baseball stadium McLane Stadium. That's because Drayton paid $4.5 million to build the stadium. And Drayton gave them the money because he was a MSU grad student. So it's nice to see Drayton giving a little back to the community. Of cours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2009

    Don't Worry, Chere: Brennan's To Re-Open In Eight Months

    Mayor Bill White and Alex Brennan-Martin announced today that Brennan's of Houston will reopen in October of 2009. "Many of us remember the fire that night," Mayor White told the crowd assembled in front of the restaurant's building, which was gutted by an electrical fire during Hurricane Ike. "The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    The Metro Ninjas Will Mess You Up

    Kumar Arya, a City of Houston engineer, was summoned to his department's downtown offices last summer to defend his rejection of a Metro site plan. He didn't think the design would work.Leaving the meeting, Arya decided to ride the Metro rail back to his office at 3300 Main St. He says he stepped of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    Fundraiser for the Koonce Family

    Everybody who’s anybody in the Houston food scene will be at The Beacon at 1212 Prairie Street on Thursday, October 23, at the giant benefit dinner for wine guy James Koonce and his four year-old daughter Katharine, who both suffered serious burns in the Brennan’s fire. The party goes from 4:30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008
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    October 8, 2007
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    November 30, 2006

    So you're a Harris County

    So you're a Harris County Family Court Judge, and Children's Protective Services brings this case to you on October 19: There's a 20-month old girl with second-degree burns on her upper back and a first-degree burn on her right cheek. The burns are from about two weeks earlier. She's also got three ... More >>

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Houston Comet

    Tina Thompson

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Bobsledder

    Meg Henderson

  • Culture

    August 31, 2000

    King of Pain

    Dolan Smith's "Scar Show" catalogs a life of comic misfortune and tragedy