Jodi Silva

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    HPD Has a Machine That Can Steal Your Phone's Data, Says ACLU

    Craig Estes is about as conservative as they come in the Texas Senate. He helped kill Sen. Wendy Davis' midnight filibuster over abortion regulations. The "Craig on the issues" portion of his website features photos of placards blaring, "Pro-Life, Pro-God, Pro-Gun," "No! Amnesty," and "Must Show ID ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Bathroom Battles: Scaremongering Abounds about Transgender Public Restroom Usage

    In March 2013, Alexis Hollada, better known by her stage name, Doomstress Alexis, is on her way back from Austin with her drummer, Raymond Matthews, in tow. The pair have just rocked a gig during SXSW with their doom metal act, Project Armageddon, and now just want to get back to Houston after picki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    HPD Confirms Identity, Investigation Into Officer Who Committed Suicide

    The Houston Police Department has identified the officer who shot and killed himself on Tuesday as Senior Police Officer Rudolph Farias, a 21 year veteran of the force. Farias joined HPD in May 1993 and worked in the department's traffic enforcement division. He was found dead from an apparent sel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    HPD Reports Man Allegedly Wounds Roomates, Takes Own Life

    Houston police are investigating a shooting that wounded two roommates living at 9390 FM 1960 West, home of the Park at Humble apartments. The incident occurred around 8:55 p.m. Wednesday. Before taking his own life, police said the suspect, 46, shot a 62-year-old man and 55-year-old woman. Accordi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Suspect in Strip Club Murder Captured in Mexico (Update)

    The suspect in the murder of a pregnant cleaning woman working inside Eclipse Gentlemen's nightclub was captured yesterday, less than two weeks after Maria Lucrecia was found dead. Osvaldo Fernandez-Aguilar, 23, was on his way to Cuba via Cancun, according to police, when he was arrested. Mexican ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Pregnant Murder Victim's Family Makes a Plea for Help

    The family of a murdered pregnant mom carried a huge portrait of her through the Houston Police Department earlier today. The blown-up photo, encased in a tall frame, was part of their tearful plea for help in finding the woman's alleged killer who police say is still at large. Maria Lucrecia was k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Cat Killer Returns to Timbergrove (Warning: Disturbing Pics)

    Someone has been killing cats and leaving their mutilated bodies out for display in Timbergrove, and folks there are having trouble getting the Houston Police Department to care. On September 1, a resident emailed Houston Police Department animal cruelty investigator Virginia Brasher to say that he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    Guy Tries to Rob Colonel Sanders, Gets Busted on the Roof

    Those KFC #iatethebones commercials have probably gone too far. Monday, at 3:55 a.m., a man who could have been battling rage and confusion simultaneously due to maybe eating the bone or not went to exact his revenge on the fried chicken food chain location at 2701 Yale. According to Houston Poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Unarmed Man, Kenneth Brian Releford, Fatally Shot After Charging Police, HPD Says

    Police fatally shot an unarmed man, Kenneth Brian Releford, early Thursday morning near downtown, following a confrontation when he approached officers with a hand tucked behind his back, police said. This was the second time in three weeks that police gunned down a person who had a suspected ment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Brian Claunch, Wheelchair-Bound Man Shot By Cop, Bayou Body Count No. 163

    A double-amputee was shot to death in the head early Saturday morning by a Houston cop who mistook the man's pen for a weapon, HPD says. Brian Claunch -- ID'd only as being in his 40s -- was living in a 24-hour supervised group home near Polk and Sidney when the incident occurred about 1:30 a.m. P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    HPD Cop Jose Coronado Gets 30-Day Suspension over Deadly Sherlock's Pub Shooting

    A Houston cop who shot to death a patron while off-duty at a River Oaks bar has been suspended for 30 days after an Internal Affairs investigation, HPD says. HPD spokesperson Jodi Silva tells Hair Balls that Jose Coronado is currently serving the suspension, which was handed down recently. Coronad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Update: Seeing Graffiti Not Worth A 911 Call

    Photo by srboisvertHair Balls was very excited to read this morning's press release from City Councilwoman Sue Lovell about the War on Graffiti.Lovell, who's also vice mayor pro-tem, developed in order to educate folks about the different kinds of graffiti (Did you know th ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2007

    Thai Xuan Village

    The city is handing out grants to spruce up apartments near Hobby Airport. Unfortunately, a group of dilapidated Vietnamese condo units don't qualify