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 >>
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:
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 >>
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 >>
Austin alt-country progenitors the Wagoneers return for the first time in 20 years.
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 >>
Mom sexts her teen son's friend
At least they weren't flying this flagLocation 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 >>
Local woman hides drugs in vagina
"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 >>
"ya feelin lucky, punk bitch?" is the caption on MySpaceJames 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 >>
At least they knew not to shoot the driverThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A Bugatti Veyron, sans pelicanHere 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Bringing casinos to Texas would require a state constitutional amendment
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Amid flailing swords and flying shields, these modern-day knights fight on
Tracks and breeders struggle as attendance declines
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 >>
Ailing Houston-area native David Schnaufer has taken the Appalachian dulcimer to the mountaintop
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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.
Thank J.R. Quinn for the gay celebrations
Toyya Braskey lives with 100 cats. They are her life. Now the city says they have to go.
Air hockey gets serious
Weiner Dog Summer Invitational
Ex-punkers of Starlings, TN space out with dulcimers and other American originals
SHSU stirred the higher-ed circles. Now the excitement has turned to exodus.
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.
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.
Texas City police can't go mosquito hunting with an elephant gun
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