The parking lot of Disco Kroger at the corner of Montrose and Hawthorne has been an ideal vantage point to watch the two-month-long demolition of yet another curious piece of Houston history. While the ten-story building at 3400 Montrose is little more than twisted girders and concrete rubble now, i ... More >>
If you have Texas Blue Cross Blue Shield, the odds are good you have sat on the phone enjoying their hold music recently. Cat Jeanes, of Austin, has definitely gotten an earful of that happy snappy guitar that plays on the automated system, and she isn't alone, judging by the other complaints surf ... More >>
The Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association announced they will be endorsing Ben Hall in his challenge to incumbent Mayor Annise Parker in this year's mayoral campaign. This comes well after the Houston Police Officers' Union endorsed the incumbent mayor back in March and just weeks after a f ... More >>
This past weekend, I was honored to cover the Super Bowl XLVII festivities and game in New Orleans for the Houston Press and local TV outlet KIAH (Channel 39). Great fun, if not for locals in NOLA, who were ravaged by drunken football fanatics puking onto their 49ers and Ravens jerseys in the street ... More >>
It's a Thursday afternoon and Dr. Khaled Jabboury greets a patient in the waiting room of his office at the West Houston Medical Center. The woman, though it's not immediately noticeable, is facing the toughest challenge of her life. As Dr. Jabboury has proven, she has come to the right place. For ... More >>
The bonds are junk, but so are the teamsThe Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, the entity created to build new stadiums for billionaire sports owners, has found itself reduced to junk-bond status.Kind of like the Astros, Texans and Rockets, really.Hotel occupancy and car rentals -- the magic ... More >>
Elves & More, though not an elf support group, is a finalist for a Humana grant.Insurance giant Humana has announced the three Houston non-profit finalists for its $100,000 Humana Communities Benefit grant. Recipe for Success Foundation, HOPE Clinic, and Elves & More are all in the runnin ... More >>
Everyone knows that drinking and driving is a recipe for disaster. But if you're injured while driving drunk, does that mean your injuries are intentionally self-inflicted?It does if you ask the global insurance giant Cigna, according to a recent lawsuit filed in Houston federal court.Deborah ... More >>
Musicians kidney failure threatens to derail dream
A lawsuit accuses HISD insurance consultants of conning the district
Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1
Its heart is in the right place, but John Q. is too clumsy to make us care
Never an Adult Moment (Sugar Hill)
Can the system keep up with the evolution of mental health?
Health providers, insurance companies, researchers and government agencies all want your medical records. And it doesn't matter whether you want them released or not.
Is Elton Bomer the bully who's needed to help colonias -- or just another political grandstander?
The clock is ticking on Houston Renaissance and its inability to do much of anything with the grants and loans it has been given
If you think your HMO is bad, check out what Texas has created for its prison inmates