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  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Some Stuff You Need to Know About Pit Bulls

    Stay tuned -- we'll be adding to this list throughout the day... In April, a tug-of-war over the fate of a pit bull in Montgomery County came to a happy end: noted dog trainer Cesar Milan agreed to take the dog, Gus, on the condition Gus never again step paw in Texas. Gus had seriously injured a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Galveston Officials Give Up Fight over Great Dane, But Are Still Mum About Cruelty Investigation

    A Great Dane at the center of a custody dispute between an animal welfare group and Galveston County Officials has been formally awarded to the welfare group, according to a lawyer for the New York-based Lexus Project. Unfortunately, Nina -- who was brought injured and bloody to the Galveston Count ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Galveston County Animal Shelter Won't Answer Questions About Bloodied Dog

    A Great Dane at the center of a custody dispute in Galveston County is now evidence in a criminal investigation, but Galveston officials are mum on who is being investigated, and for what. A photo of the dog -- her face covered in blood -- taken from within the Galveston County animal shelter went ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Whodunnit? The Great Chris Duhon Attempted Vehicular Manslaughter Case

    When someone is involved in a car accident, there is a certain etiquette to how you treat the story. On Saturday night, former Duke/Chicago/New York/Orlando/Laker point guard Chris Duhon was involved in a car accident inside an Orlando parking garage. Well, it wasn't so much an accident as it was a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Good Vibes, Good Dogs and Good Coffee

    Good Vibes Party @ Liberty Station Friday, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. 2101 Washington Bravado Spice is at it again with their second Good Vibes Party after the great success of their first fête in July that attracted 300 people. The parties are the brainchild of James Nelson and his partner Jeremiah Taller ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    TV One's Soulful "Verses & Flow" Brings Tank to the Heights

    It started with tapping: a snare drum repeating itself, over and over again. An electric guitar followed, fighting to be heard over the incessant gnashing of drumstick against bass drum. A cymbal clashed with a piano's keys. The caterers, setting up in another room, clinked glasses together, while ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Texas Joins In $29 Million Settlement With Toyota Over Sudden Acceleration, AG Announces

    Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott announced today that Texans will be part of a $29 settlement with Toyota over its actions after claims that various models had sudden, unexplained accelerations that endangered drivers. Texas and 27 other states "investigated whether Toyota adequately and promptly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Top 10 Sexiest Cars of the Houston Auto Show (with Photos)

    Concept cars are what auto shows are all about. With their nuclear hybrid propulsion systems, bamboo radio control knobs, and intergalactic navigation displays, concept cars give us a chance to look into the unlikely future of the automobile. Weren't we supposed to have flying cars by now? This yea ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 10, 2013

    Why Do Mexican Men Like Classic Cars?

    And why do Mexicans still bother with the United States?

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Ripley's Download the Weird: Houston Strange Well Represented

    The newest edition of Download the Weird, the new book from Ripley's Believe It or Not! does not overlook Houston. Of course. Included in this "annual collection of bizarre, fun and totally true stories from around the world," is the subject of our own cover story Natalie Irish, the artist who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Hot, Hot Christmas: Nine Erotic Novels About The Holiday Season (Semi-NSFW)

    When the yuletide whip comes down​Porn never sleeps. You'd think the holy season of baby Jesus and Santa would not be fodder for writers of erotica, both soft-core and not-so-soft-core, but you'd be wrong. Geez, there's probably a sub-genre out there of Veteran's Day "romance' novels. To be ... More >>

  • News

    August 25, 2011

    Sex Cures Teen Crime

    UT study touts teen relationships

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Comment of the Day: What That Wet-Cement Lexus Is Missing

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Lexus, Meet Wet Concrete: How Not to Park Your Car

    ​This photo and other, fuzzier ones have gone up on Reddit of a Lexus whose driver made an operator error today on Norfolk near Kirby. The orange cones are there for a reason, people.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Derrick Anthony Lopez: Gets Into a Restuarant Fight, Shoots 8-Year-Old Girl

    HPDDerrick Lopez: Drive-by shooting hits eight-year-old girl​A fight in a restaurant led to a drive-by shooting that left an eight-year-old girl critically injured, Houston police say. Derrick Anthony Lopez, 26, has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with serious bodily injury ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Toyota's Unintended Acceleration Problems Not Caused by Electronics, Feds Say

    ​The problem some Toyota drivers have had with unintended acceleration of their vehicles -- a problem we first wrote about last April -- is not caused by any electronic flaws in the cars, a lengthy federal study has determined. The lengthy federal study could not determine, however, just what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    "Come On Buick, Light My Fire."

    Not official Nike footwear.​Like most of Western society, I'd figured I was pretty much numb to the use of popular songs in commercials. I don't know how far back the practice dates, exactly, but I remember the anecdote from No One Here Gets Out Alive about Jim Morrison shooting down the sugge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    Island Of Misfit Christmas Albums: Teen Pop Meltdown

    ​It happens like this: You are in charge of a major teen-pop act who can sell anything with their face or voice on it, be it training bras, shaving cream, or caskets. You have a week off in the summer from touring. Do you let the talent go home and sleep in their own beds or do you shove the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    The Five Most Annoying Christmas Ads

    Anyone who's watched football (or What Not to Wear, we guess) recently knows that the onslaught has begun: The horror of Christmas commercials. These heinous 30-second bits of torture can abuse viewers in several ways. Here are five of the worst. 5. Jewelry for the Meek, Submissive Weaker Sex Whet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Unidentified Male, 30, Bayou Body Count No. 261

    Shot down in a gold Lexus​A man was shot while driving in his Lexus on the south side shortly after midnight today, police say.The victim, 30, whose name was not released pending notification of family members, was driving what HPD says was "a gold, four-door Lexus" southbound in the 7800 block of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Joan Ogunleye, 41, Bayou Body Count No. 219

    Death in a Walmart parking lot​A woman was found shot to death in her car in a Walmart parking lot on the southwest side of town around midnight this morning, police say.No robbery was involved, and HPD told KTRK it did not appear to be "a random crime."The body of the victim, whose name has not b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Palma Garcia Marlen-Beatrice, 30, Bayou Body Count No. 181

    Photo courtesy HCSOWeird, but surprisingly successful, way to kill your wife​Back on May 13, 48-year-old Pedro Cueva-Ferman thought he had come up with the perfect way to get rid of his wife and get clean away with the crime, according to allegations in a probable cause warrant on file at the Harr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Toyota And Unintended Acceleration: A Lawsuit And A Car Show

    ​Toyota has announced during the last several months a series of recalls to fix the problem of its cars accelerating out of control. Last week, in perhaps the most dramatic move, the company said it would stop selling eight models of cars and trucks. Each of those fixes involved floor mats or gas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Your George Bailey-Free Christmas Viewing List

    Christmas, Christmas time is here. Time for ulcers to bleed freely and the roughly 22 percent of the U.S. population who identify themselves as "other than Christian" to smile through clenched jaws and wait for the adult contemporary stations to stop playing Bruce Springsteen's "Santa Claus is Comin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Feds Not So Sure About Toyota's Claims That Floor Mats Are The Problem With Priuses

    ​The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration released a statement yesterday indicating that problems of unintended acceleration in Toyotas might be caused by something more than faulty floor mats. The statement from the federal agency was a response to Toyota's claims, released on Tuesday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Terrible Tragedy, In A Lexus

    Just before 4 pm Tuesday, according to Houston police, Pedro Enrique-Garcia Rosabal, 34, called his wife to say he'd just picked their two kids up from summer school and was going to kill them. Turns out Rosabal made good on his threat, shooting his 8-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son with a .380 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Victory Over The River Oaks Shopping Center! Kinda

    That proposed restaurant in the River Oaks Shopping Center that had everyone up in Armani-clad arms?It's not going to happen.It wasn't the Lexus Revolution that killed it, though -- the city gave Weingarten Realty pretty much everything it asked for in the way of variances.No, it was the economy tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Five Very Bad Christmas Ads

    The Christmas shopping season is in full swing, such as it is this year. The airwaves are full of idiotic giggling women who have been waiting patiently and desperately to see if they'll get a ring from their boyfriend, because Lord knows no woman would ever bring up the subject of marriage herself. ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 9, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 24, 2008

    They're Letting Anyone On The Tollroads These Days

    A nugget from yesterday's press conference by County Judge Ed Emmett: Those fancy-pants tollpayers on the Sam Houston and Westpark tollways are getting a little perturbed by all the riff-raff that's being let on the roads these days. Emmett said he had received a bunch of phone calls and messages a ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2007

    Flash Mob: Walking Backwards in the Galleria

    The MySpace post read like this: This Sunday at 2:22pm on the 2nd floor of the Galleria (around the skating rink) we are all going to start walking backwards! Get there early you can start walking @ 2:22 COME DO IT!!! The message came from a very reliable source within the Houstoned family, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2007

    Dog Day Afternoon. Evening and Morning, Too.

    A puppy run over by a lawn mower. A stallion shot in the neck. A pit bull puppy with 13 broken bones after being beaten by its owner. Houston has plenty of animal cruelty stories, many of them documented on the Discovery Channel’s Animal Cops: Houston program. The show paints a depressing picture ... More >>

  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    Boyz N the Studio

    Hustle & Flow is short on action, long on scenes of recording

  • News

    November 21, 2002

    Hounded by the Pound

    Plus: Tribute to Oliver, Wrapping It Up, Bigotry 101

  • Culture

    June 20, 2002

    Duh Press

    Fear and self-loathing at the Minority Report junket

  • Film

    June 20, 2002

    Report Card

    Spielberg's Minority Report gets good grades until the end

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    The Art of Getting Broken

    Mary Cutrufello wanted to be a rock star. For a moment she was.

  • Film

    March 16, 2000

    Turning Japanese

    Forest Whitaker brings an adopted honor code to the streets in Jim Jarmusch's Ghost Dog

  • Dining

    July 8, 1999
  • Music

    April 1, 1999

    Rolling on the River

    H-town ain't no Tinseltown for the native Houstonians of River Fenix

  • Music

    May 14, 1998
  • Calendar

    April 30, 1998
  • News

    November 13, 1997

    Big Talker

    From the Geto Boys to his new nationally syndicated radio show, Willie D has kept his mouth moving. But where his rap was once down and dirty, not it's--gasp!--respectable. Has the gangsta of love sold out, or just grown up?

  • News

    December 26, 1996
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    February 22, 1996
  • Music

    February 3, 1994

    English Renaissance

    Houston jazz keyboardist Paul English releases Beauty

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