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.
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 >>
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 email@example.com. 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 >>
As Lawndale reaches maturity, the Houston art community waxes nostalgic.
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
Unlicensed jukebox music may be the downfall of feisty Sassy's
Despite a vocal cord disorder, Johnny Bush still sings the praises of traditional Texas country music
Bankrupt journalist of the year v. O'Quinn et al.
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
The gunman moved methodically, killing cowering churchgoers, before one of them stood up for the final confrontation. Then came the last shot.
About to be booted from the Fourth Ward, poor people are being told they are too poor to qualify for public housing in Houston
In Janice Law's quests for a judgeship, the fourth time was a charm -- and now an alarm for the rest of the courthouse
Paige DMPs on the HISD bureaucracy
Singing (and Stinging) in the rain
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.