Jenn and Lizzie Wigle are wandering the halls of a bridal expo, searching more for ideas than products or services. Eventually they visit three of the events, looking at dresses, invitations, cake decorators and all the other trappings of the $40-billion-a-year American wedding industry. Most of t ... More >>
If you ever needed another reason to hate Wal-Mart, Alice Lee's got one for you. She was almost a victim Tuesday night of the Green Dot Moneypack scam. But we'll get to that in a minute. Lee was a special guest during the Houston Police Department's news conference today on scams targeting the As ... More >>
A look inside the local house-show circuit.
Last week back in 1957, the most famous rock club in England opened in Liverpool. There was absolutely no rock and roll on the bill that night. The Cavern Club was originally opened to mimic the cellar jazz bars that owner Alan Synter visited in Paris. There was a strict jazz-only policy in place ... More >>
Recently it was revealed that Cat Power was not only suffering from a serious illness called angiodema that was threatening to stop her European tour, but also that she has filed for bankruptcy. That tour has indeed been postponed, but Cat Power is hardly the first musician to be running low on cash ... More >>
Since 1919 the Boy Scouts of America has maintained a database of "ineligible volunteers." Known informally as "the perversion files," the database contains the name of 5,000 men and a few women who have been expelled from the BSA because of allegations of sexual abuse of children. Last week a grou ... More >>
As event grew, so did promises, expectations and disappointments.
City Council Member Helena Brown's volunteer "senior adviser" William Park, who was barred from the investment industry last year and has come under criticism for his apparent influence over the councilwoman, owes the Internal Revenue Service $339,160 in federal liens, raising significant ethical co ... More >>
Waco's Clifton Grasham-Reeves.Two Central Texans -- an Austin therapist and a Waco teacher/actor -- are in hot water after their alleged sex crimes have come to light. In the newer of the two cases, a 30-year-old former University of Texas psychology grad student was charged last week with s ... More >>
The Bentley is goneUp until September 16, Gary Robert Watson was living pretty large. He had the swanky condo in the Sawyer Heights development overlooking the Heights Target. Every day he drove a 2006 Bentley into the garage, and on his thick wrist the giant of a man rocked a $3K Breitling. ... More >>
politicsworldwide.comWillie Nelson's Conroe buddy Larry Butler was not only a performer, he also ran a series of clubs in the area over the past 50 years, including Willie Nelson's Night Life on FM 1960 during Willie's IRS problem years. And while Butler has some fond memories of IRS agents ... More >>
The small-town, family-farm lifestyle that we love to celebrate is being preserved thanks to Mexican immigrants.
Consider the consequences of not making background checks before engaging a financial adviser.
Who would have thought that after it was revealed that the "anti-gay" activist Dave Wilson donated $2,000 to the Gene Locke campaign that it would be the catalyst for a bad, bad weekend for the candidate?It didn't help that Locke forgot to attend the first highly anticipated debate since the Novembe ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "Still Here," Lil' Keke Wire To Wire Again, congratulations to Trae and the newest tiny Trae. Hey, Rush ... More >>
Houston’s favorite wife-beating, medical-license-losing, cocaine-positive-testing dad has done it again: On June 4, a hair plucked from the scalp of “Doctor” Michael Brown tested positive for cocaine, according to Brown’s case file in Judge Bonnie Hellums’ family court. Brown lost his med ... More >>
The rising price of diesel hits independent owner/operators the hardest
Amid flailing swords and flying shields, these modern-day knights fight on
Fitzgerald's Hits the Dirty 30
With archaic and self-serving laws, reforms don't come easy for the Texas booze industry
Matt Brownlie talks about his band's new name and a very strange year
Tom Zaratti was just a lawyer of modest means, looking out for his boy. Then the revelations began.
The D.A. shares something with those he's supposed to be probing: campaign support
Location will be a trying problem for Fastow's legal team
Plus: Shoe Scuff, Stand Up, Broiler Steam
Edmund J. Pankau trades on his hard-boiled private-eye image to attract clients and speaking engagements. To find out more about him, we resort to some Sam Spade work of our own.
Party veterans sound alarms at the proposed GOP political-purity rules
The way the church treated program founder Jim Kennedy was criminal
The Talented Mr. Stockman. A defeated politician resurrects himself in Seventh District heaven with a stash of campaign cash
American Movie hilariously documents a Midwestern filmmaker's rise to hackdom
In Janice Law's quests for a judgeship, the fourth time was a charm -- and now an alarm for the rest of the courthouse
Willie Nelson brings along his pals for his annual musical picnic
Paige DMPs on the HISD bureaucracy
Critical of no-bill, Oregon grand juror wants to go to feds
Mary, Mary reminds us that, once, wit and brains mattered
The sale of the neighborhood pool pits some older residents against newer arrivals
MFA's one-of-a-kind home loan program
For 14 years, Doug Sanders ran Houston's most celebrity-filled golf tournament. Then he was accused of sticking his hand in the till. Now he wants to come back.