We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
The last meal should be whatever TDCJ wants, Whitmire says.Houston State Senator John Whitmire, who wields great influence on prison issues, says he wants to do away with granting last meal requests for inmates about to be executed. The over-the-top meal of Lawrence Brewer, executed last nig ... More >>
The works in Lawndale's Studio Program exhibit depict everything from eyelashes to James Byrd
We've had our Aggie American Idol. Now we have one from Jasper.Michael Sarver, according to those who watch American Idol, has gotten himself into the finals, or the semi-finals, or whatever it is that's a step beyond the comic-relief idiot tryouts.As the Beaumont Enterprise reports, Sarver is ready ... More >>
"Yes, it's true that I got most of my ideas from Mr. Lay..." In his speech at the Ken Lay memorial service, the Rev. William Lawson compared the former Enron honcho to Jesus, the lynched James Byrd and Martin Luther King, Jr. We've found the notes Lawson used in preparing his speech; here are so ... More >>
An abuse victim says she lied to convict her cousin 15 years ago
Artist Sanford Biggers creates a fascinating common ground
The D.A.'s policy cuts into an inmate advocacy program
After a career serving kingmakers, can Jim Edmonds really be his own leader?
Rodney Hulin died after hanging himself in prison. Three years later, his family gets some money from the state.