Lake Livingston

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    A Sick, Twisted Tale: A Dog-Napped Yorkie Named Gizmo and an (Allegedly) Wicked Stepmother -- Disney, Eat Your Heart Out.

    It was the note seen 'round the world -- er, well, at least 'round Texas, anyway: The owners of a Yorkie named Gizmo, who had been missing for two weeks, received a note purporting to be from a woman who said she had found the dog (sans tag) at a gas station and decided to give him to her 14-year-ol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Trinity Mugshot Round-Up Part Two: More of the Best in Texas

    The shutterbug jailhouse artistes up in the Lake Livingston-area town of Trinity have just unveiled their spring collection, and it's a feast for the eyes. As we've pointed out before, no jurisdiction in Texas can match Trinity's quality in the fine art of the booking photo. The lighting, the angle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Trina Husky: Trinity Trailer Park Fracas Lands Mugshot Hall of Famer in Jail

    The artists in the Trinity County Jail and another of the little Lake Livingston-area town's miscreants have done it again: working together, they have created yet another solid entry in the Mugshot Hall of Fame. On March 12, Officer Bryan of the Trinity PD was summoned to check out a disturbance i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Trinity, Texas: Home of the Best Mugshots in the Lone Star State

    Here at Hair Balls Crime Central, we gaze upon many a mugshot in our daily routine. After looking at thousands from dozens and dozens of jurisdictions, we can say beyond a shadow of a doubt than none are consistently as wonderful as those made by the police in Trinity, Texas. The people behind the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    River Monster, East Texas Style

    Dallas Trinity TrailsThat's one big alligator gar.​It might look like a mere minnow to Jeremy Wade, the stolidly bonkers host of Animal Planet's River Monsters, but to the rest of us, the giant alligator gar that Cleveland's Joseph Williams caught appears to be nothing short of a behemoth from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Amy Blonn: HISD Teacher to Freeze Her Butt Off Near North Pole

    HISDAmy Blonn (left) is going to need to dress a little more warmly​A Houston schoolteacher has been selected as one of six across the country to be sent to the Arctic as part of a National Geographic program, HISD announced today. Amy Blonn teaches fifth graders at the district's Outdoor Edu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Huntsville

    Most Houstonians probably know Huntsville for the colossal Sam Houston statue, designed by Texas artist David Adickes, himself a graduate of Sam Houston State University and a Huntsville native. At 67 feet tall, "Big Sam" is dubbed The World's Tallest Statue of an American Hero. Or maybe they know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Livingston Trade Days

    If the span of time between the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in spring and the State Fair of Texas in fall is just too long for you, you can satisfy your lust for the unnecessary consumption of crap at least once a month at Livingston Trade Days, a giant fair midway without the fair in the Piney W ... 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

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008

    Houston Turns Back to Tap Water

    That stuff flowing from the faucet is safe, cheap and environmental

  • Music

    April 10, 2008
  • News

    July 26, 2007

    River People

    Folks around Lake Livingston are what they are

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    The Bards of Baytown

    Scattered Pages' urban art-country music is as pretty as its hometown is ugly

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    Grass Routes

    Spread your blanket and relax at these eight picnic spots

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Outside the Box

    In keeping with the Halloween spirit, we bring you the tale of George Russell, who buries people in cardboard on his property. Welcome to his neighborhood.

  • News

    September 2, 2004
  • Calendar

    December 18, 2003

    The Pageant Must Go On

    Bad kids learn good lessons at Christmas time

  • News

    March 27, 2003

    Fostering Abuse

    Did something go very wrong at Gloria and Kenny Rogersís group home in Brazoria County? Or are they and their kids victims of a power-hungry CPS?

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    In Search of the Sleuth

    Edmund J. Pankau trades on his hard-boiled private-eye image to attract clients and speaking engagements. To find out more about him, we resort to some Sam Spade work of our own.

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Stupid Pet Tricks

    A retired judge wanted to rid his lakefront home of raccoons. But bowls of meat swimming in antifreeze take care of a lot more than those pesky animals.

  • News

    May 24, 2001


    Thousands of inmates rely annually on a capricious parole board for their freedom. Most, like George Dismukes, return to their cells without ever knowing why they were denied.

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Knowing Right from Wrong

    Did Johnny Penry's abusive childhood prevent him from developing a moral compass that might have stopped him from murdering Pam Carpenter? Or is he just another cold, calculating killer?

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Death of a Family

    Lee Brewer started stepping out on her husband of 30 years. She told him it was over. But Pete Brewer had other endings in mind.

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Death Row Show

    The media makes causes of more and more capital murder convicts. Meanwhile, John Albert Burks dies almost unnoticed, just another inmate moving along on the efficient execution assembly line of Texas justice.

  • 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?