Tomorrow is the tenth anniversary of Enron's bankruptcy filing. How do you plan on celebrating? You could run up huge charges on your credit card, act like you're rich and then keep making the minimum monthly payments with new credit cards until the whole scam falls apart. Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling ... More >>
Enron honcho needs work.
Andy Fastow: Time to get a jobAs you might have heard, Andy Fastow has returned to Houston after his stint in a federal prison. He's currently in a halfway house and, let's face it, he needs a job. Luckily the rules allow him to leave the facility for work or community service. But Fastow c ... More >>
Enron, directed by (and starring?) George ClooneyEnron -- the semi-musical, not the company -- was a hit in London's West End and a failure on Broadway. The fact it bombed in America made it less likely we'd see a production in Houston. But now comes word out of London that George Clooney, o ... More >>
Reads the Chron's sports section, at least when it's cited in legal briefsThe U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Enron honcho Jeffrey Skilling's trial should not have been moved out of Houston, no matter what he thinks. (Skilling did better on other arguments, but overall nothing much changed.)Son ... More >>
He wants out NOWAccused Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford has issued another plea to the courts to get him the hell out of jail, stat.He filed a motion yesterday saying his ability to function, much less assist his lawyers with his defense, is severely hampered by keeping him a federal detention cente ... More >>
Jeff Skilling, Andy Fastow, a character based on Sherron Watkins, and Ken Lay, as portrayed on BroadwayEnron, the semi-musical that became a hit in London but opened to not much acclaim on Broadway, is closing.The show's Facebook page announced the last performance will be this Sunday.The show op ... More >>
Working class America is mad as hell. Luckily, CBS Corporation has their backs with a hard-hitting new show called Undercover Boss.The concept is the stuff proletariat dreams are made of: the CEO of a (usually) mid-range corporation spends a week "undercover" in his own company, working an assort ... More >>
Oh, Allen Stanford, Houston's biggest scammer since Ken Lay, dost the blackness of thine soul know no bottom?It was one thing to fool investors, but now you have broken the heart of a Texas congressman.The McClatchy chain's Washington, DC bureau has been examining Stanford's ties to members of Co ... More >>
At first, it seemed like a routine call to Houston cop C.M. Bullock. On June 23, 1965, a concerned relative of elderly couple Fred C. and Edwina Rogers had asked the police to check on the couple, as they hadn't been answering the phone for a few days. Bullock and his partner forced their way in ... More >>
Photo by astromark2007ESPN doesn't think much of the fan experience in Houston, especially for the Astros fans, which ESPN ranks at number 68. This ranking is based on things like ownership, coaching, players, bang for the buck, fan relations, stadium experience, affordability, and something called ... More >>
In honor of its 10th birthday, Google has made available its January 2001 index, the oldest available. Let’s see what the Mighty Google can tell us about the H-Town and world of 2K1. (Many of the links are now dead, but if you click “View old version on the Internet archive"? you’ll have bet ... More >>
As far as cinematic catastrophes go, Houston gets off pretty light. Other metropolises have a certain quality that invites destruction -- New York is full of New Yorkers, for example, and Tokyo sits on an archipelago teeming with monsters -- but we in the Paved Swamp seem to escape such attention. A ... More >>
A gay Republican for City Council?
Supporters say Dawson, while dead, makes for an exciting candidate. Candidates who're labeled "stiff " run for election all the time. But "dead?" People in State Representative Glenda Dawson's district have been receiving mailers touting Dawson's many achievements. The folks running her campaig ... More >>
Great moments in HouStoned history
Immigration protests put HISD in a bind
Hollywood goes Texan at the South By Southwest Film Festival and Conference
One of Ken Lay's many legacies: the families whose lives were disrupted by the fall
Fastow plea deal contradicts the feds' policy
Queen Norah reigns, Josh Groban pains, and lots of Natalie Maines
An MFAH exhibit captures quilting heritage and quality that is sew fine
How Enron's high temptress turned massive projects into a $2 billion wet dream for the company -- and an estimated $100 million profit for herself
Location will be a trying problem for Fastow's legal team
Who can avert the 2003 runoff from hell?
Enron reporters duck as the rich revolt
Plus: Smouldering Inside, Flunking English, Museum Stakes
For HGO, another local tragedy might be looming offstage
Plus: Courting the Vote, Taking Aim
The Chronicle runs out another inept marketing campaign
Houston's latest image-boosting campaign gets a big hand from the Chron
"Environmental Darth Vader" pushed as campaign consultant
The Chron plays the Louisville card
Urban League deal-maker scores in Aramark stadium contract
Forget Biggio, Bagwell, Bell. Move over, Barkley. The sports figure of the decade is...
Hispanic and African-American sports authority members want to make sure they're getting their fair share of the business
If Lanier aide Dave Walden isn't running the Prop One campaign, who is?
Why? Because without it, the stadium promises fall apart.