Harris County Sheriff's deputies seized 377 roosters allegedly used for cock-fighting, and the two men who allegedly owned the birds are facing criminal charges, according to the Sheriff's Office. "Deputies initially responded on August 23 to the property in the 14000 block of Sellers Road in north ... More >>
Not to brag, but I've got a copy of the new Hates album, People's Temple, and it is (as usual) a fantastic little CD that every punk fan in Houston should own. We're still waiting on a confirmed release party at Cactus, but before that happens there's a song on the disc we want to talk about, "Do th ... More >>
Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man who told friends he had beaten and burned a prostitute for ripping him off. Garrick "Joker" Hastings said the woman had robbed him of $6,000, so he had her kidnapped and taken to a Channelview trailer where he beat "the prostitute with a metal rod, tied her up ... More >>
Heather Daughdrill faces charges.A 28-year-old Lake Charles-area woman faces a bevy of charges after Louisiana police said she repeatedly had sex with a 13-year-old boy who she met at the Bible camp where she was a teacher/aide. According to the Sulphur Daily News, Heather Daughdrill initiat ... More >>
Elizabeth Ramon: Breaking up is hard to do.What do you do when your girlfriend says she wants to break up with you? We're guessing your first 35 guesses did not include "kidnap her." But that's because you're not Elizabeth Ashley Ramon of Needville, who has been charged with kidnapping for d ... More >>
Fourteen-year-old Andrew Mosier was abducted last August. It wasn't by aliens.
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?All San Antonio was aghast this morning at what looked like a dreadful crime: 28-year-old Adam Richardson told police that three to five armed intruders had broken into his apartment overnight and dragged his dad and sister off. He told police the ... More >>
Feliz Navidad, but watch out for kidnappersCross off all those kitschy souvenir knick-knacks you were planning on giving away for Christmas. (Do they still sell those taxidermied frogs playing saxophone?) The DPS is officially warning shoppers to avoid Mexico. Just visiting is out, too. "Me ... More >>
Unlike refugees from other troubled countries, only a fraction of Mexicans seeking U.S. asylum are accepted no matter how horrible their wounds or their stories.
Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital
A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican cartel soldier and East L.A. executioner.
A lone samurai faces down a violent gang
Novelist Ace Atkins is in town to promote his newst book Infamous, an account of Machine Gun Kelly and his wife Kathryn's 1933 kidnapping of Charles Urschel, an Oklahoma oilman. While the couple did get $200,000 in ransom, the kidnapping was more a comedy of errors than a precisely pla ... More >>
Damond Castle dreamed of becoming a pimp. And while the 30-year-old calls himself "HoMoney" on his MySpace profile it seemed that his stable might have been a little skimpy two years ago. That was when, according to court testimony at his aggravated kidnapping trial last week in Bryan, he attemp ... More >>
Texan Larry Plake went out to one offshore oil job too many and ended up held for ransom in the Nigerian jungle.
photo courtesy of beckstir01 Kidnappings, pipeline bombings and vigilantism has become a way of life for both offshore oil workers stationed along the coast of Nigeria as well as the oppressed native insurgency groups who carry out the violence. (Check out this week's feature about one Texan's re ... More >>
Scrub the oyster under running water to remove any mud. Never submerge an oyster in water--it will expel all the delicious oyster liquor. The pointy end of an oyster is the bill. The rounded end is the hinge. To shuck the oyster, hold it down on a table or work surface using a towel to protect you ... More >>
Journalist and former detainee Paul Salopek talks about the wars in Africa
To hear a podcast with author James Swain and Houston Press Night & Day Editor Olivia Flores Alvarez, click the buttons below. James Swain's newest book Midnight Rambler focuses on abducted children, a subject he knows something about. Swain's mother was abducted as a child, and while she su ... More >>
Brazil's kidnapping epidemic spawns its own supply-and-demand economy
The Color of Law author does it again
A modern-day Bonnie and Clyde are after your money again
Or, how I became the most wanted man in Texas
The curse of the area rocket men continues with California convictions
Proof of Life kidnaps the audience and makes it beg for mercy
These Orphans are not just a couple of dirty frat boys.
Rallying all film rebels, John Waters's Cecil B. Demented cries, "Fassbinder or die!"
Dismembered bodies. Gold booty and an ex-con's grudge. A trial rips into the mysteries of the disappearance of atheist icon Madalyn Murray O'Hair.
First Friendswood rallied to find Laura Smither. Then it rallied to find her killer.
In Four Days in September, the political is personal
Gibson's star power drives Ransom