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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 yo ... More >>