According to a report from the Death Penalty Information Center, there have been only 39 executions in the United States this year, only the second time that number has been below 40 since 1994 and down 4 from last year's 43. This is additionally a decline of 60 percent since 1999 and the number of ... More >>
Harris County is responsible for 115 executions since 1976 -- by far the highest driver of capital punishment -- but taxpayers statewide have to bear the burden of the costly appeals process, according to a new study by an anti-death penalty group. The Washington, D.C.-based Death Penalty Informati ... More >>
New film documents Southern California's tattoo scene, from Danny Trejo to Ed Hardy.
City Council Member Helena Brown's volunteer "senior adviser" William Park, who was barred from the investment industry last year and has come under criticism for his apparent influence over the councilwoman, owes the Internal Revenue Service $339,160 in federal liens, raising significant ethical co ... More >>
Read what else we wrote about Councilwoman Helena Brown and her adviser William Park today. City Councilwoman Helena Brown's volunteer "senior adviser" William Park issued a lengthy third-person press release today about himself, denying that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ever banned ... More >>
And why do Mexicans Want to Redistrict Political Boundaries in their Favor?
Gothtopia has a new, longer drive to the sheet-music mines every day, the upside of which is that we get to listen to a lot more music in the car. Since much of our dedicated listening time is taken up with official assignments, drive time is one of the few opportunities we have to really sit ... More >>
A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican cartel soldier and East L.A. executioner.
Bad dealings, and porn actresses who are anal-sex specialistsClinton Tod Harwell might have run his last scam for a while. The long-time Houstonian -- well-known as a defendant in the civil and criminal courthouses here -- moved to California a while back, and that's where he came to grief.And a ... More >>
Photo by the_kid_clConsidering the recent problems facing the Harris County jail, overcrowding and the high cost of keeping inmates locked up in this nose-dive economy, corrections expert Sean Hosman thinks he has a way to help: science.Hosman, CEO of Assessments.com, was in Houston this week talkin ... More >>
Harris County juveniles certified as adults are jailed in isolation 23 hours a day — without being convicted of a crime.
There's a lot of money to be made in adoptions. Jennalee Ryan moved to Texas to continue doing that.
How The Nightfly learned to stop worrying and love Ashlee Simpson
A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions
Together, architects and artists design dwellings
Sandra Orellana became known as the woman who had sex on a hotel balcony and fell to her death. Her family says that's a lie- she was murdered by her boss.
The Reverend John Bowie is trying to unite Houston's black churches into a single purpose to take care of their own