La Marque

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Man Submerges Bugatti in the Gulf for Insurance Scam, Gets Caught On YouTube

    Intentionally submerging a new Bugatti in the Gulf may not be the smartest way to commit insurance fraud, as Andy Lee House, 39, of Lufkin recently found out -- especially when there are witnesses with cell phones. According to federal authorities, back in '09 House purchased a million dollar Bugat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Breaking News: Funnel Cloud Warning for Fort Bend County

    Click 2 Houston is passing on a weather report warning of possible funnel clouds this morning in Fort Bend County. The report says that rapidly developing thunderstorms coupled with "a very buoyant atmosphere" will lead to funnel clouds. Their report follows:

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Exotic Bugatti Car Driven into Lagoon on Purpose, Insurance Company Says

    When Andy House famously drove his extremely expensive Bugatti Veyron into a La Marque lagoon two years ago, he said he'd been distracted by a low-flying pelican. As we noted at the time a subsequent video of the event came out, there don't appear to be any pelicans around. Jalopnik tips us to a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    We thought too long about the inconsistencies in the Health Department's punitive measures, and look what happened to us. ​Some bigger names caught a little heat this week, and one smaller name caught some ridiculous, Phoenix-in-August heat. We hope the owner of the smaller place in question w ... More >>

  • Music

    April 14, 2011

    Stout and High

    Austin alt-country progenitors the Wagoneers return for the first time in 20 years.

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Kay Bailey Hutchison Retires: Five Career Highlights

    Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has announced she will not seek re-election to the Senate, probably a wise move after conservatives sensed blood in the water after her disastrous gubernatorial campaign. KBH's three terms in the Senate were somewhat odd in that she never made all that much of an impres ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2010

    Cougar on Prowl in Katy

    Mom sexts her teen son's friend

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2010

    Pot Farm On Main Street: Because Commuting To The Woods Is A Hassle

    At least they weren't flying this flag​Location is key for a growing business. Of course, when you're business involves growing weed, you tend to sacrifice convenience for privacy. Not so for four La Marque entrepreneurs. Their large-ish indoor pot farm -- 240 plants strong -- was located rig ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    Snatching Some Meth

    Local woman hides drugs in vagina

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Litter In La Marque? You're Going To Jail

    "Even I think this is harsh."​La Marque is fed up with litter. The Galveston County suburb sees only way to address it -- send people to jail.Starting August 1, city officials told the Galveston County Daily News, "anyone caught littering will go to jail and will have to pay a hefty fine."We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Johnny Hollywood: Aryan Brotherhood Poster Boy

    "ya feelin lucky, punk bitch?" is the caption on MySpace​James Galloway, aka Johnny Hollywood, is a self-described "tat2 artist" who lives in Texas City and likes to decorate his MySpace page with pics of him glaring menacingly into his camera while brandishing a pistol in each hand. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Kenneth Wayne Henderson: Passengers Shouldn't Shoot Drivers While They're On The Highway

    At least they knew not to shoot the driver​The life of a backseat passenger can be frustrating -- the driver is going too slow, he's going too fast, he's tailgating, he's not doing anything right.Still, you probably shouldn't shoot him. Especially when you are barreling down an interstate.Remember ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Great Moments In Political Debate, La Marque Style

    ​You can have your Daniel Webster rising in the Senate to give his storied Second Reply to Hayne; the La Marque City Council has set the bar for legislative contemplation far, far higher with its epochal Argument Over A Past-Due Library Book.As noted in the Galveston County Daily News, the ever-sq ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    The Death Of The Kay-For-Governor Effort, In Five Telling Moments

    ​The campaign of Governor Rick Perry has been gleefully sending out "pre-bituaries" -- in other words, stories analyzing what went wrong with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's gubernatorial race.Barring an upset of Truman-like proportions, the only question remaining in tomorrow's primary will be whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    A $2 Million Car, A Pelican And A Lagoon

    A Bugatti Veyron, sans pelican​Here is a sentence with so many strange and wonderful parts in it that it's best just to let it speak for itself:A Lufkin man drove his $2 million Bugatti sportscar into a Galveston-area lagoon after being distracted by a pelican.First, who spends $2 million on a car ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Lone Star Scorecard: "God Blessed Texas," "Dracula From Houston" and "The Wasp (Texas Radio and the Big Beat)"

    ​ You know the drill: every week we sift through several thousand songs (mostly) extolling the virtues of the Great State of Texas to bring you three that still manage to screw it up. And whether written by native sons or godless Yankee heathens, mistakes abound. Little Texas, "God Blessed Texas" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Another Galveston County Cursing Arrest Ends In A F***ing Whimper

    Photo by GuerrettoThat bizarre streak of cursing arrests in Galveston County is having trouble standing up in court.One guy -- the guy from Queens who used the f-word -- pleaded guilty to his charge, but we're guessing he did it just to avoid having to come back down to "fuckin' Galveston" to fight ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    La Marque Elects First Black Female Mayor In Galveston County

    Galveston County's been around for a while -- you could argue modern Texas began there, with the unfortunate meetings between Spanish explorers and natives -- but it has never, in any of its towns, had a black female mayor.That changed over the weekend, when League City La Marque voters elected Gera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    F***in' A: The Wal-Mart Curser Is Free!!!

    Photo by Joe ShlabotnikKathryn Fridge, the woman who got a ticket for cursing in a La Marque Wal-Mart (Store motto: "You kiss your mother with that mouth?") is a free woman.The city of La Marque has dropped the disorderly conduct charges against her, the Galveston County Daily News reports.A city pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    How To Treat A City's Ills: Lame Jokes!

    We've written before about the...ummm....interesting things going on in La Marque.City officials have been resigning, the crime rate is rising, there are Ike recovery issues to be dealt with, people are pissed.So let's lighten up with a joke, right? That's what La Marque Mayor Bill Charbonneau thoug ... More >>

  • News

    March 5, 2009

    Is Casino Gambling in the Cards for Galveston?: Getting Up a Game

    Bringing casinos to Texas would require a state constitutional amendment

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    La Marque City Manager Decides He's Had Enough

    Hair Balls talked to La Marque city manager almost two weeks ago about events in his city, which included a crime spree, a resigning mayor, and calls for, well, the city manager to leave too.Robert Ewart admitted things were a bit hectic, but he indicated it wasn't anything he couldn't handle.Not an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Tense Times In La Marque

    We have one question for La Marque: What the hell is going on down there?There's a crime spree, the City Manager might or might not be keeping his job, and the Mayor resigned. That's just this week. No telling what's gonna happen next. La Marque is the kind of small town where the city council membe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008
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    September 19, 2008

    Let The Bidding For Galveston's HS Football Stars Begin!!

    High school football could be the last thing on anyone’s mind in Galveston, but Ball High School football coach Ron Holmes has already said that he’ll help his players find a transfer if the season is canceled. Two or three missed games – much less a missed season – could be the difference i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    The Concept Of "Three Buttons" Confuses La Marque ISD

    Just in case you were wondering, no, you can not wear stiletto heels to school if you live in La Marque ISD. Nor, it seems, can you wear a shirts with less than three buttons on it. Or is it more than three? Nobody was very clear on that during opening day for freshmen students yesterday. According ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008
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    August 13, 2008
  • News

    February 21, 2008

    Live-Action Role-Players Get Boffed in Amtgard

    Amid flailing swords and flying shields, these modern-day knights fight on

  • News

    September 6, 2007

    Greyhound Racing

    Tracks and breeders struggle as attendance declines

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2007

    Bad Advice

    Imagine you are a tourist here in town. You have a room at one of the seeming dozens of swanky new downtown hotels. You've been to the zoo and the museums and now you want to see what Houston's all about after dark, so you head over to the downtown visitor's center in city hall and pick up a few of ... More >>

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Starry Lullabye

    Ailing Houston-area native David Schnaufer has taken the Appalachian dulcimer to the mountaintop

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    We Know What You Should Do This Summer

    Your guide to beaches, water parks, day trips, festivals and more

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    Getting Sideways

    It came from Japan and may turn out to be bigger than Godzilla. It,s drifting - a high-speed, fishtailing race toward a wall without a crash. They hope.

  • News

    July 10, 2003

    Back Door to History

    Thank J.R. Quinn for the gay celebrations

  • News

    July 3, 2003

    Kitty Litter

    Toyya Braskey lives with 100 cats. They are her life. Now the city says they have to go.

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
  • Calendar

    March 13, 2003

    Who Are Those Puckers?

    Air hockey gets serious

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Thing You'll Ever See on a Racetrack

    Weiner Dog Summer Invitational

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Mountain Mohawks

    Ex-punkers of Starlings, TN space out with dulcimers and other American originals

  • News

    June 29, 2000

    Sam Houston's Retreat?

    SHSU stirred the higher-ed circles. Now the excitement has turned to exodus.

  • Calendar

    January 21, 1999
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    July 24, 1997
  • News

    May 29, 1997

    Shadow Over Texas City

    Petrochemical plants and refineries are the lifeblood of Texas City's economy. But for Hester Joiner and her neighbors, all they've provided are foul odors, property damage and mysterious ailments.

  • Calendar

    March 20, 1997
  • News

    September 14, 1995


    In a small town south of Houston, they say school prayer is a matter of religious freedom. But even in Santa Fe, freedom for one student can be tyranny for another.

  • Calendar

    June 22, 1995
  • News

    May 18, 1995

    No Way Home

    Texas City police can't go mosquito hunting with an elephant gun

  • News

    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

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