Metro is throwing a competition to name 20 new stations along the upcoming East End, North and Southeast lines. Quoting their press release, or at least the one they released yesterday, Metro wants "to make sure these stations accurately reflect the character, culture and history of the vibrant comm ... More >>
Linda Lay, wife of Ken, is back in the news!The New York Daily News, that is. And what company she's keeping: Victoria Gotti, Rith Madoff, Karen Kozlowski, etc. -- all members of what the News calls "The Cursed Wives Club."Cursed? Living for years and years on "I-know-nothing" millions while being t ... More >>
No one can tolerate the name of Houston's newest pedestrian bridge, the Tolerance Bridge (get it?).The Houston Chronicle reports that the mayor's office is seeking new names for the $7 million bridge over Buffalo Bayou near Allen Parkway and Montrose after city council members cried "lame."The Houst ... More >>
Don't know what your Thanksgiving plans are, but the Tunnel Mole is feeding a dozen folks!Nope, the Mole did not give birth to a litter since the last missive. I don't even know my holiday guests, much less share DNA with 'em. I did what so many are doing -- and the new administration is very much d ... More >>
Will all those who are dead please raise your hand? And now, HouStoned presents "Dead Letter Office," our soon-to-be-ongoing series of letters inspired by Deathswitch.com, a local service that enables folks to send emails after they die. From: "David Harris" [email@example.com] To: "Clara Harri ... More >>
The 2006 Collectors Edition
"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 >>
By now you've probably heard that this morning, former Houston Mayor Bob Lanier collapsed at Ken Lay's funeral at the downtown First United Methodist Church. Reports say that Lanier, a friend of Lay's, turned and waved at reporters as he entered the church. Once inside, he collapsed and hit his head ... More >>
Forget the money crunch, let's play golf
The battle against Nooky's Erotic Bakery rages on
One analyst indulges his gonzo side
A Conroe man is ready to help the nation's Enron reporters
We have a lot to forgive – and forget – about 2005; here's hoping local celebs do better next year
Jim Carrey's brand of fun warms a reheated Dick and Jane
Wesley Willis's ghost in the machine pays rock 'n' roll tribute to notorious Houstonians
The winners of the "Doing Lines" caption contest
Kenny Boy's fall: a sign of Houston's corporate culture gone wrong
Alex Gibney expertly captures the lies and fall of Enron
Alex Gibney tells the story of Enron's rise and fall -- and you won't need an economics degree to understand it
Houston's Donald Trump can't be bothered with paperwork
The doors indeed will close on a respected program
The Chron tries to stay, uh, abreast of circulation counts
Rich Kinder has made a cool billion dollars since leaving Enron. Now hes ready to take over the world, or at least the nearest pipeline.
The crazy times in 2002 — Kmart raids, Olympian losses, stadium mania and more —- now make sense. Houston was just mining Ming.
Kopper cops to a Fastowian bargain
The Chronicle's film critic doubles as a pinko commie naysayer
Rank-and-file employees suspected something was wrong at Enron. Now they want someone to pay.
It's rerun time with the Chronicle's Enron coverage
U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal abruptly recuses herself without explanation
Enron used political ties to rid itself of regulators. But in the end, its supposed free-market trailblazing only burned investors.
The Chron pities the fools who bought Enron's hype
The Chronicle stays loyal to Kenny Boy
The Chronicle's still stumbling on Enron
Houston headed toward hard times: sports flops, floods and transit duds. If only city fathers could find a proven leader, an energy executive with a KEN-do attitude.
The Chron plays catch-up on the biggest local business story of the year
Lawyers go gunning for corporate terrorists
We pay for the arena; they'll finance the campaign
Careful What You Wish For
Enron fuels Republican soft money machine
The scale model of the proposed baseball stadium is in place, but not much else appears to be
Downtown property owners say they were steamrollered by the Sports Authority