Martin Shellist

  • News

    September 30, 2010

    Twilight, Cleavage & Drugs

    Banned books across Texas

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    BARC Supervisor, On Tape, Squelches Employee Complaint And Says Mayor Has His Back

    BARC, making sad puppies everywhere​When Chatauqua Allen, a supervisor at the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, was shut out of certain meetings, she got the nagging notion that it may have to do with her race.The feeling was compounded when Allen, who is black, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    BARC Sued By Another Whistleblower; Still Stonewalling On Releasing Information

    You said you would change, BARC​A former Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care employee filed a whistleblower suit against the City of Houston Tuesday, claiming she was fired after she notified investigators of animal cruelty and record-tampering. Hope Bennett's complaint states that she  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    BARC Angers Europe, According To A Petition

    Aux armes, citoyens!! Fermez le BARC!!​More than 2,500 people have signed a petition calling for new leadership at Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, according to No Kill Houston President Bett Sundemeyer, who organized the petition drive. She also claimed in a press release that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Local Dude's Lawsuit To Be A Hooters Waiter Ends With A Settlement

    Photo by noelweathersNikolai Grushevski sued Hooters in January after the restaurant didn't hire him as a Hooters Girl. Mike McNeil, vice president of marketing at Hooters, told Hair Balls at the time, "If we lose this go around, you can next expect hairy legged guys in the Rockettes to line up and ... More >>

  • News

    November 7, 2002

    In the Doghouse

    An animal typically has three days before he leaves the city pound, dead or alive. What happens during that time continues to cause concern.

  • News

    February 17, 2000

    Like a Dog in the Dirt

    A jury helps a whistle-blower in his battle against city animal control unit abuses