• Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Who Wants to Adopt a Furry Friend for $17.76?

    Here's how you can make July Fourth's fireworks even more spectacular: enjoy them with a new furry friend. And here's how you can get said friend on the cheap: go to Citizens for Animal Protection July 1-7, and adopt a dog or cat for a patriotic $17.76. Huzzah!

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    TDCJ's 10 Most Terminally Ill Inmates Cost $2 Million a Year to Treat

    Jailed offenders with terminal illnesses have a price tag, and the 10 costliest inmates in the state's prison's system totaled almost $2 million in health care costs in 2011. That's a figure quoted by Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, who tracks such topics as chair of the Senate Criminal Justice Comm ... More >>

  • News

    December 17, 2009

    A Quiet Hell

    Thanks to lax enforcement by TCEQ, plants along the Houston Ship Channel launch tons of toxic gases into our air, and face little penalty even when they exceed pollution limits over and over again.

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Milo Hamilton, Not Quite R.-ing I. P.

    ​Those of you who are still bothering with following the Astros, and who are still bothering to follow the Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz's reporting on the Astros, were probably shocked the other day to read Ortiz's announcement that Astros broadcaster Milo Hamilton was suffering from c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    Tom Snyder, 1936-2007

    If you were a punk-starved teen in the early 80’s, The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder, who passed away Sunday from leukemia, was one of the places you could tune in to catch your heroes. Snyder brought us the first TV appearances of “Weird Al” Yankovic, The Plasmatics and U2, among others. Here ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2005

    Water You Doing This Weekend?

    Nothing? Then paddle to the 34th annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta

  • Music

    April 17, 2003

    Wesley Willis

    Wednesday, April 23

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2003

    Chili Weather

    A cook-off for a cause

  • News

    June 22, 1995

    A Question of Power

    Do fields from high power lines cause childhood cancer? Years of research have revealed few solid facts. But Joe Jamail has charged the answer is yes, and HL&P knows it. He's headed to court to prove his case - or to dig into the utility's deep pockets.