Fox26 newscaster Isiah Carey got over his embarrassment and learned to embrace the power of social media. He’s among this year’s winners, all creative users of the latest technology.
According to a tweet from Fox 26 reporter Isiah Carey late this afternoon, KTSU radio volunteer Michael Whitfield was arrested earlier Wednesday and could face up to 300 counts of credit card fraud for stealing radio-station donors' pledge sheets and opening credit cards in their names. Earlier thi ... More >>
Note: This article was written by William Michael Smith and Houston Press staff writer Steve Jansen. A TSU DJ has been arrested in an alleged pledge-drive scam, a local TV watchdog reporter said late Wednesday. According to a tweet from Fox 26 reporter Isiah Carey late this afternoon, KTSU radio v ... More >>
Each week, we will profile an esteemed member of the local media and ask them five questions, for better or worse. Name: Isiah Carey Employer: KRIV Fox 26 Title: Investigative Reporter Fox 26 investigative reporter Isiah Carey is a YouTube celebrity, an often dubious distinction and a source of em ... More >>
ANOTHER UPDATE: Read about two eyewitness accounts of the incident, as told to Rocks Off's Shea Serrano Wednesday. UPDATE: Activist Quannell X is organizing a protest in front of Roosevelt at 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon, Fox's Isiah Carey reports. Two apparently unrelated incidents at Roosevelt Lounge ... More >>
Police are seeking four family members in connection with a brazen September 4 heist at an Indian-American jewelry store on Hillcroft. Police say Ion Miclescu, Ileana Miclescu, Mirela Miclescu and Constantin Miclescu (and at least three other accomplices) made off with over $1.6 million in go ... More >>
FacebookCharles Cannon won't face hate-crime charges.In a crime that hearkened back to the skinhead days of the early '90s, or modern-day Dallas, four white men remain behind bars today charged with assaulting a black man at a downtown bus stop early Sunday morning. Police want the incident c ... More >>
Earlier this week, Houston rapper Propain signed a deal with No Limit Records. Cool, except that he really didn't. See, and you likely didn't notice this because it's such a subversive part of the culture, but the environs of rap, themselves tedious and occasionally barbaric, are prime grou ... More >>
Tosh.0Tags: Tosh.0 Videos,Daniel Tosh,Web RedemptionFox 26's Isiah Carey has been web-redempted. Tosh.0 has him on the show for a segment where he visits people who became video viral, like the "Boom goes the dynamite" guy. Carey has long been famous for his profanity-filled rant against a "country ... More >>
This current Houstonian locks down the top spot.As an ode to the "spit" blast uttered last night by Pattie Shieh of Fox 26, Hair Balls looks back at the top 10 on-air fuc_, uh, mess-ups of all-time.
A tape sparks arrests.Fox 26 is reporting that three men have been arrested in connection with a sex tape believed to have been made in one of Texas Southern University's student apartment complexes. They've got a copy of the tape, rumors of which first began to surface in Twitter yesterday. ... More >>
If you've been on the net anytime in the past two years, you've probably seen the above (very old) clip of Isiah Carey going nuts when a bug gets in his mouth during a stand-up. It's about to get new life: Carey announced on his blog that he'll be appearing on the hit Comedy Central show Tosh.0, w ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe newest Urban Harvest farmers' market sets up outside City Hall every Wednesday starting at 10 a.m.When Urban Harvest's newest farmers' market opened in front of City Hall in mid-October, that first Wednesday was an enormous success by anyone's standards: More t ... More >>
Hair Balls has obtained copies of a power point presentation given to principals of the Houston Independent School District in June that appears to bear out earlier reports that principals were being asked to cover a shortage of $19 million in federal funds. In a slide entitled "Title 1, Part A;" i ... More >>
Don't listen to the billboards!!!!You know all those semi-sultry billboards with Channel 39's Mia Gradney asking you to watch her?Forget them.As we noted a month ago, Channel 39's owners, The Tribune Company, were looking to "bust the TV cliches" on its chain of local stations.And Houston gets to ... More >>
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The rematch of the political year is taking place in State Rep. District 146, where Al Edwards and Borris Miles are going at it yet again.Edwards was the longtime rep for the district until Miles beat him in 2006; Edwards took the seat back after one term, helped by Miles' tendency to be accused ... More >>
James Dixon, the well-known minister of Houston's Community of Faith church, has been charged with hitting his wife.The arrest was first reported by Fox's Isiah Carey; Dixon made an appearance in court this morning and is free on bond.George Flynn, spokesman of the Harris County DA's office, give ... More >>
Harris County Republican chair Jared Woodfill is steamed, according to a letter we first found on Isiah Carey's Insite.He is totally pissed and outraged because Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has "opened the doors" of his office to Al-Jazeera. A, umm, media outlet.Maybe not a media outlet wi ... More >>
For a couple of weeks now, commuters on the Loop near Meyerland have been seeing a billboard featuring a lovely looking black woman leaning seductively into the camera, a come-hither look on her face, with the caption "Watch me at 9." Her autographed first name just increases the intimate intensi ... More >>
The Houston Police Department began a full-scale hate-crime investigation this morning after a pair of women firefighters discovered racist and sexist graffiti scribbled all over the locker doors in the women's dressing quarters at Station 54 at Bush Intercontinental Airport. Houston Fire Depa ... More >>
Ever since Isiah Carey broke the story on his Insite blog, most of the other media outlets in town have followed up with items on the allegedly offensive advertisement that Mayor Bill White took out in the Houston Defender, a black paper, for Martin Luther King Day.This is, supposedly, a terrible th ... More >>
HISD's version of "neighborhood input"