Livingston (Staten Island)

  • News

    November 14, 2013

    The Alabama-Coushatta Still Exist and Are Doing What They Need to Do to Continue

    Beset by federal budget cuts, no written history and a general lack of recognition, the Alabama-Coushatta try to learn a different way of being indian.

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2013

    Cover Story: Dreamcatchers

    They live on a thick-forested stretch of land outside of Livingston, but the dull roar of traffic along Interstate 59 is audible on most of the reservation. However, inside the defunct casino of the Alabama-Coushatta Tribe of Texas reservation all you can hear is drumming. Sage Beene, a kid with lo ... More >>

  • News

    April 4, 2013

    Doubling Down: Texas and Casino Gambling

    The Alabama-Coushatta want their casino back. The Texas horse tracks say betting on races isn’t enough. Both see expanded gambling in the state as their ticket to solvency.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Houston 101: The Assassination of O.P. Dewalt, Black Leader and Lincoln Theatre Manager

    On this date in 1931, Olen P. Dewalt was gunned down in the Lincoln Theatre, the city's first black-run movie palace. Dewalt, a leader in the Independence Heights community and a charter member of the local chapter of the NAACP, was the theater's manager and had his real estate office upstairs. Som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Dr. Dog's Scott McMicken: Texas Crowds Are More Fun

    Dr. Dog singer/guitarist Scott McMicken describes the band's newly released seventh album, Be the Void, as "rawer and more powerful" than its polished predecessors. We chatted with McMicken about the album, the band's recent lineup additions, and why he deems Texas crowds among the world's best.

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    The PasDoctor Geronimo Manifesto: A Presidential Run and a Birthday "Tepee/Tent-Residence" Orgy, Starring Cameron Diaz

    Jessica Cooley / Lufkin Daily NewsPasDoctor Geronimo has quite the bash planned tonight.​Hair Balls' old friend PasDoctor Geronimo is back at it this week. This time around he's not in trouble with the law. Instead, the Lufkin man, whose "white man's name" is Douglas Paul McCoy, has filed a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Wilma Johnson McQueen, 83: Just Another Coke-Dealing, Shotgun-Wielding East Texas Grandma, Cops Say

    Wilma Johnson McQueen: Keeping the family business alive​Wilma Johnson McQueen, 83, simply took over her husband's business after he died. Sure, the business involved dealing coke, but it's all about family and tradition in East Texas. Police weren't so sympathetic to the touching story of an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Miranda Phillips: Poses As Medical Pro in Attempt to Score Purple Drank

    Miranda Phillips: Not a trained medical professional​Although Miranda Phillips claimed to be working for a doctor in Livingston, employees at the Lufkin Walmart's pharmacy thought something was fishy about her phoned-in request for a prescription last December. She told the pharmacist that s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2010

    KTRU Color Chart Shows Local Radio's Dull Future

    Brittanie Shey​Every time it seems like the story of the controversial Rice-University of Houston deal to sell Rice student station KTRU's over-the-air facilities to U of H is slowing down a little, it always gets a little more interesting. Most recently, the activist group Friends of KTRU fi ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    One Last Hit of K-2

    Fake weed's final freewheeling days

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Trevisio Touts a Texas-Sized Happy Hour

    Photo by bhamsandwichAll this and more can be yours...​A common complaint of Medical Center denizens -- whether they're in the area to work, to receive treatment or to visit someone in one of the maze-like hospitals -- is that there are very few decent places to eat and drink. (You thought we ... More >>

  • News

    January 14, 2010

    True Confessions?

    Seventeen years ago, Charles Raby said he killed an old lady. Now he's not so sure.

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    No Reservations: Montana

    Photo by gaby53mt​Usually Anthony Bourdain is a hedonist. He indulges in food, alcohol and not a few off-color sex jokes, no matter what city or what audience. But this week while visiting Montana, he exits out of the fast lane. Maybe it's the mountains, but in the first 20 minutes of the epis ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Harvard, Meet The Polk County Poh-leece

    A couple of students from Harvard Law School recently got a taste of the Polk County Sheriff's Office and spent some time in the county jail after going out on assignment for their internships at a Houston legal clinic. The students had driven to Livingston to interview a Polunsky Unit guard at his ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2005

    Applause Time

    Houston Press writers are finalists in two journalism contests

  • News

    February 10, 2005

    Mixed Blessings

    Opposing sides will grapple over gay issues this week

  • News

    July 15, 2004

    Peace -- For Now

    A caravan to Cuba isn't hassled. Yet.

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004

    What Was That?

    Horton hears a Who in Seussical

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Micro Management

    Van Weldon ekes out a living by farming tiny plants

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    May 1, 2003

    A Dozen Brisket Sandwiches

    The best black East Texas barbecue within an hour of downtown

  • Calendar

    February 13, 2003

    Livingston's Trade Days

    Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16

  • Music

    November 21, 2002


    Live in Africa (RAS Records)

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    War Dance

    Alabama-Coushatta Indians are shedding their passive ways in big bets on land claims and casinos. But some fear they could be gambling away their great tribal heritage.

  • 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 10, 2001

    Confidence Man

    Is the BBB's Dan Parsons the most honest man in Houston?

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    A Passion for Wolves

    Rae Evening Earth Ott rescues these wild creatures, enlisting others in her cause

  • 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

    January 18, 2001


    Full-time Friendly, In the Hood, Humanitiy's Teacher

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    RV Xmas

    In which our intrepid reporter goes searching for the heart of America on a trailer pad. And finds disappointment, isolation, kindness and a great way to cook himself a turkey.

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    Job Insecurity

    For 13 hours, guard Jeanette Bledsoe wondered if she would see one more murder inside prison walls -- her own. Now she wants to make sure TDCJ protects those who protect us from society's rejects.

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    The Last Good-bye

    Aquarium owner dies along with her bar

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    To Sleep with the Fishes

    Citing bike-lane blues, the venerable Aquarium Lounge dries up after 28 years

  • 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

    January 27, 2000
  • News

    April 1, 1999

    Psychic Phenomena

    Bubba Henderson says he sees all, knows all. Sometimes that's the problem.

  • Music

    March 11, 1999

    Simmer Up

    Celebrating the love and music of Bob Marley

  • News

    September 10, 1998

    Hard Time

    The evidence points away from Roy Criner's guilt in a savage crime. But the state still has what counts most -- a conviction.

  • Dining

    March 21, 1996

    Guy's Stuff

    At Guy's Meat Market, the eating's fine, if you can find a place to eat

  • News

    January 18, 1996

    In the Child's Best Interest

    A legal technicality sent Donnie and DeAnne Fitts to a Houston court seeking to adopt Justin and Jacob Baker - again. Twelve jurors agreed that outcome would be the best for the children. Judge Bill Henderson didn't quite see it that way.

  • News

    June 30, 1994

    Robot Man

    If you can't find a world of friends, just make them