A young Houston physician designed a lethal cocktail that killed more than 900 men, women, children and babies at a place that was supposed to be a paradise but is better known as Jonestown.
On the day of the Jonestown massacre in November 1978, three native Texans played significant roles. Sixty-year-old Christine Miller, born in Brownsville, is heard on the infamous "death tape" trying to negotiate with Peoples Temple leader Jim Jones to save the lives of more than 900 people. With i ... More >>
Four of the spookiest true tales in our city's history
Photos By Craig Hlavaty"Thanks for coming to the reenactment," joked David Yow, frontman of returning noise-punk heroes Scratch Acid on Friday night towards the end of the band's hour-long set at Fitzgerald's. The band played most every song they knew together, with Yow in pitch-perfect craze ... More >>
Today marks the day in 1978 that cult leader Jim Jones ordered his followers to drink cyanide-laced Flavor Aid at his Jonestown compound in Guyana. Congressman Leo Ryan had come to the compound to investigate reports of abuse, and even though Ryan stated he planned to report positively on the ... More >>
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Suddenly, as the year 2000 approaches, Phillip Arnold's study of first-century apocalyptic Christians is more than a scholarly pursuit