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  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Binti Lee Will Never Speak the Same After a Houston Hospital Misdiagnosed Her Stroke

    The words were gone. She had no memory of falling. Binti Lee's boyfriend, Andre Brown, then 30, was in the other room when he heard the thump, a dull, heavy sound -- like a lead weight hitting the floor. Brown walked into the living room and saw Lee, then 34, slumped on her right side, wedged betwee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2014

    Woman, 60, Recovering After Being Struck by Downtown Light Rail

    A 60 year old woman is in stable condition after being struck by a Metro light rail early this morning. The woman, whose name hasn't been released is recovering at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Reports said she was unconscious and breathing at the time of the incident. The crash occurred early this m ... More >>

  • News

    March 27, 2014

    Dr. Steven Hotze's Weird War Against the Texas Medical Board

    Right wing physicians claim the TMB doesn't play fair. Not everyone agrees.

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Road Rage Leads to Death of Woman Sunday

    An ugly road rage incident Sunday morning led to the killing of a woman and injury of her young son on FM 1943 near Garth Road. The Harris County Sheriff's Office says charging are pending against a man who maneuvered "his pickup tuck to interfere with a second vehicle driven by his wife," when he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    UPDATED One Student Killed, Two Others Injured at Spring High School

    Update: Press conference: Sheriff Adrian Garcia confirms one 17-year-old dead and four injured. "We have three persons of interest that our investigators are interviewing....We believe that a confrontation of some sort occurred...this morning that ultimately led to a physical confrontation that then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2013

    Electrical Explosion in Downtown Houston Sends Five Workers to Hospital

    An electrical explosion in downtown Houston this morning sent five Centerpoint Energy workers to the hospital, according to the Houston Fire Department. Ruy Lozano, HFD's spokesman, said the burns were all significant. "The flash burn was very significant to the majority of the bodies," Lozano told ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Dirt, Clay, Mud and Cheerleaders

    TGIF, my children. It's time to rev up the weekend and get yo butt in gear. You may want to lie around on your couch watching the Final Four or spend some time absorbing "culture" at a "museum." I say blow all that crap out of the water with an ass kicking good time like any red blooded American. Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    Stolen Food Truck's Wild Ride: A Fence-Smashing, Median-Jumping, Cop-Hitting Episode On The Southwest Side

    After one of their food trucks was burglarized a second time, the owners of Healthy Lunch Box Catering decided to take action. They may have got more than they bargained for. After setting up surveillance of their parking lot Saturday night, they were witnesses to a wild episode that only ended wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    HPD Releases Surveillance Footage of a Shooting by a Guy Trying to Look Like a Ninja

    On December 8 at around 9:20 p.m., three suspects were allegedly involved in the shooting of Eduardo Magana, 18, of Sugar Land in a the parking lot of a convenience store at 7433 Bissonnet. Police have released a surveillance video of the shooting, which includes two of the suspects. The shooter, se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Harlem Harold Lewis: Man Charged in Christmas Eve Slayings of Bellaire Cop, Good Samaritan

    Murder charges have been filed against a 21-year-old man suspected of killing a Bellaire police officer and a man who came to his aid Christmas Eve. Harlem Harold Lewis has been charged with capital murder and murder in the shooting deaths of Bellaire Police Corporal J.D. Norman, 53, and Terry Tayl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Vanessa Rodriguez Shooting Death: Police Have a Surveillance Video

    Police have obtained surveillance video of an Hispanic male wanted for questioning in the November 8 death of 23-year-old Vanessa Rodriguez. As we reported earlier, Rodriguez called police to tell them she had been shot at her apartment about 11 a.m. at 8520 Pitner. Her one-year-old was in another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Freakish Practice Injury Nearly Kills Houston Cougars' D.J. Hayden

    Football is a violent, dangerous sport. But when watching a running back break free of the line of scrimmage and bust into the open and sprint 40 yards for a touchdown, the violence and danger can be forgotten. The perfect spiral into the outstretched arms of a receiver sprinting down the sideline b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Unidentified Stabbing Victim, Bayou Body Count No. 155

    A man was stabbed to death in an apparent robbery attempt on the west side shortly after midnight Sunday, Houston police say. HPD responded Sunday to a "man down" call about 12:10 a.m. at the 8600 block of Beechnut near South Gessner. The victim was found suffering from several stab wounds and was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    Kerry Brown, Larry James Solomon: Two Charged With Murder Of Claude Lamont Kibbie

    Two suspects are in custody and face murder charges in the July 26 killing of Claude Lamont Kibbie, Houston police say. Kerry Brown, 21, and Larry James Solomon, 19, have been charged with Kibbie, 33, to death on the northeast side of town. Police responded to a shooting call in the 9500 block of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Corie Doyle Shot Dead in Driveway Attack: Bayou Body Count No. 112

    A 29-year-old man was shot to death about 6 p.m. Wednesday while he stood in a driveway at 5542 Shamrock, Houston police say. Corie Doyle was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead on Thursday, July 26.

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Patrick Spurlock: Goes On Shooting Rampage, Injuring 4, Then Dies In Car Accident

    A chronically disgruntled renter went on a shooting rampage Wednesday morning and injured four people before dying in a traffic accident, police say. HPD has identified the shooter as Patrick O'Neal Spurlock, 39. The ysaid they received a call of a shooting in progress at an apartment in the 6000 b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    HPD Releases ABN Shooting Report: Poppa C Was Target

    The Houston Police Department released its report of the investigation into Wednesday morning's shooting outside two southwest Houston nightclubs that killed three people and wounded two others, including popular Houston rapper Trae tha Truth. According to the report, the shooting occurred around 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Baby Delivered After Mom's Death Is In Critical Condition

    A baby born after her mother died in a Texas Medical Center traffic accident is in critical condition, police say. The Houston mom, 30, whose name was not released, was crossing the intersection of Main and Cambridge about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday when she was hit by a grey Acura MDX going north on Main. ... More >>

  • News

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Sylvia Casares, Owner of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, Shot and Wounded

    Sylvia Casares, chef and owner of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, was shot in the stomach on Monday night at her home near Fulshear, according to the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office. Casares was taken by Life Flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital and is currently in stable condition at an undisclosed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Jessie Shepherd, 24, Bayou Body Count No. 197

    Shot by five men.​One man was killed and another injured when a group of attackers fired shots at them near downtown last night, Houston police say. Jessie Shepherd, 24, was shot in the 2200 block of Briley southeast of downtown about 10:35 p.m., HPD says. He was pronounced dead at Ben Taub. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Humberto Velasquez, 66, Bayou Body Count No. 175

    Resident and security guard shoot it out.​A gunfight between an apartment resident and a security guard ended in one death Friday night, but a Harris County grand jury will determine if any charges are filed. Humberto Velasquez, 66, was killed in the shootout in the 5100 block of South Willow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Unidentified Male Pasenger of DWI Driver, Bayou Body Count No. 173

    Photo by HPDSamuel Sanchez was drunk during fatal crash, HPD says​Houston police have charged man with intoxication manslaughter after the death of his passenger in a crash early Saturday morning. Franklin P. Canales, 50, faces the charge. The victim's name was not released pending notificati ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2011

    Sons of Blood and Thunder

    Lee West III says he really wanted to be a member of Omega Psi Phi. But he couldn't take the beatings the underground black fraternity was handing out. By Steve Jansen

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Two Unidentified Females, 56 & 84, Bayou Body Count Nos. 104 & 105

    Deadly cab ride​A cab driver has been charged with criminally negligent homicide in the deaths of two passengers Friday afternoon, Houston police say David Wayne Houston, 56, was driving a Yellow Cab about 5 p.m. Friday on the Eastex Freeway north of Crosstimbers when he veered out of his lan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Two Local Helmetless Teen Skaters Suffer Life-Threatening Brain Injuries

    ​Tara Csatlos is 16 years old, but her vision is equivalent to a 40-year-old's. In the past year, she has almost died several times, traveled back and forth to Illinois to see medical specialists and dropped out of spring semester at Cypress Woods High School. All of this due to a freak skateb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Clarence Vick, 61, Bayou Body Count No. 92

    Killed while watering his lawn.​A southwest side man was killed in the course of being robbed while watering his front lawn early Monday morning, Houston police say. Clarence Vick, 61, had returned home from his job as a nightclub photographer when he decided to water his lawn about 2:50 a.m. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Steven Sadler, 25, Bayou Body Count No. 91

    Wesley Clark faces murder charges​Three men were talking on a porch early Saturday morning when one took out a pistol and started firing, police say. Wesley Clark, 26 has been charged with murder for killing Steven Sadler, 25, on the northwest side of town about 6 a.m. Saturday. Police Clark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Doctor Challenges Mayor Parker to Become Vegan, As If She's Not Busy With Anything Else

    More, Parker. More.​Hey, Mayor Parker! Drop those bacon-wrapped Cheetos. In fact, drop everything, and become a vegan. You're not doing anything else, are you? So supposes Dr. Neal Barnard, a nutritionist who's coming all the way from D.C. to fix Houston's lardy lifestyle with legumes. As p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Davon Stewart: Beery Melee Among Deaf Friends Ends In Gnawed Ear, Injured Leg, Flight From Cops

    Ears, they're not just for Mike Tyson anymore.​Relatively few of us get into fistfights as adults, or get run over by trucks. Fewer still of us bite off a chunk of someone's ear or flee the cops in a wheelchair. In the history of mankind, perhaps only Davon LeShannon Stewart has done all fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Michael Williams, 18, Bayou Body Count No. 149

    Death at 6:30 in the morning​An 18-year-old answered a knock on his front door and was shot dead on the far southwest side Thursday morning. Michael Williams was at his home in the 11500 block of Keegans Ridge when he answered the knock around 6:30 a.m. "After a brief discussion with an unknown ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Cesar Hernandez, Bayou Body Count No. 144

    A stabbing on the west side​A man still on the run has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a westside man a week ago. Jose Domingo Sanchez, 30, is charged in the death of Cesar Hernandez, no age given. Hernandez suffered multiple stab wounds and was pronounced dead at Memorial Herma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Lanail Gregory Allen, 43, Bayou Body Count No. 113

    Death in the afternoon​A 43-year-old man died after being shot on the west side of town Tuesday afternoon.The shooting took place in the 7900 block of Locke Lane about 3 p.m., police say.The victim, Lanail Gregory Allen, 43, of Houston, was transported to Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital where ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Janet Folyth McAfee, 50, Bayou Body Count No. 102

    Death in an exclusive neighborhood​A domestic dispute that turned into a SWAT situation ended Saturday with a woman dead and the man who allegedly killed her in critical condition from a self-inflicted gun wound.Police responded to a "panic alarm" call in the 2100 block of Tangley near Rice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Uvaldo Gallardo, 18: Bayou Body Count Victim Number 1 For 2010

    courtesy of HPDLeandro Lozano-Jiminez​Suspected New Year's Day killer Leandro Lozano-Jiminez is on the loose, and Houston police say he's armed and dangerous.It was only 56 minutes into 2010 when Lozano-Jiminez, 20, started arguing with Uvaldo Gallardo, 18, and his brother, Hugo Gallardo, 25, at 9 ... More >>

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Ghost Riders: Way of Life

    Leigh Boone rode her bike everywhere she went.

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: A Case Of Bad Timing

    ​Some people simply don't have good timing.Such was the case for 35-year-old Christina Stonebarger.On Sunday, Stonebarger and her friend Michelle Stansel, 36, were hanging out in Stonebarger's room at a motel at 12600 South Main, where both women lived. For some reason, police say, the two friends ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Don't Mess With A Cop's K-9

    ​You don't mess with a man's dog. Especially if that man is a cop. At about 4:30 p.m. Friday, Houston police officer W.G. Smith made his way to an apartment complex at 7100 Renwick to check out a burglary that was supposedly going on. As Smith was heading up to the apartment, one of the people wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Some Arrests, And Sex Gone Wrong

    Houston police have arrested Harry Dwight Williams for allegedly shooting a 19-year-old man and his girlfriend earlier this month at McCullough Park. Police say that James Smith, 19, was walking through the park with his girlfriend when he saw Williams, and the two men started arguing. When they sta ... More >>

  • News

    June 25, 2009

    ID Theft

    Someone gets your social, ruins your credit, upends your life. And gets away free and clear.

  • News

    May 8, 2008

    Mental Anguish at Texas West Oaks Hospital

    Go to this private psychiatric facility, and you might be helped. Or you might be shut in a room all alone and end up like Amanda, with a broken arm. Or dead.

  • News

    October 25, 2007

    Death at West Oaks Hospital

    Two men went into a walled-in courtyard at a mental hospital. One came out alive.

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    Whose Best Interests?

    Margie Hill got sick, became a ward of the county and was moved to a nursing home. Son Marvin wants her back home. But she can't get out.

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    Run Over by Metro

    The city's bus company shows little inclination to pay up or change its ways, even after it smacks into people like its own employee Clarence Santee Jr.

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Showdown at the Bar X

    There ain't enough room in this town for Helen Phillips and her enemies

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    Back in the Saddle

    A former mayoral staffer resurfaces at the county

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Best Wishes

    Plus: RAD Is Bad, In God's Name, and Ay, Carrabba!

  • Film

    January 17, 2002

    Script Doctor

    Pavan Grover jumps from cellular world to the celluloid world

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    A Night in the Tub

    An angel named Grace, a doctor who's a real Trip and fresh gore flooding the ER -- the new Ben Taub gets old quick

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Letters 09-21-2000

    Listen to the Music, Still Fuming, Building Bonds

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