It might end up being another win for so-called stand your ground laws, but it looks like a community is up in arms after a homeowner in Humble shot a man this week, putting him in intensive care. Shouting out claims of racism is New Black Panther Nation leader Quanell X who's has taken up the caus ... More >>
Even after the Affordable Care Act, tens of thousands of Texans have no medical coverage. That is why the San Jose Clinic in Midtown still exists.
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If you're out in northeast Houston, taking in the sights, you might want to avoid the Sonic at 9425 Mesa. It got a ticket after an inspector turned up eight violations, including improper reheating of potentially hazardous foods; potentially hazardous and ready-to-eat food held for more than seven d ... More >>
George Flynn, a veteran newspaperman who worked for the Houston Press, the Post and the Chronicle, died of a heart attack at age 65 Saturday. Flynn experienced chest pains and was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he died about 4 a.m. April 20. Flynn grew up in Dallas, graduated from wha ... More >>
A four-year-old boy is in critical condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital after accidentally shooting himself at around 11:40 p.m. Tuesday night according to police. Reportedly, the boy was at home at 3201 Laura Koppe when he climbed onto a tall piece of furniture to reach a handgun that was hidden ... More >>
A 23-year-old woman was shot in her apartment Thursday and died later at Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston police say. Vanessa Rodriguez called police about 11 a.m. on November 8, telling them she had been shot. When they arrived at her apartment at 8520 Pitner they found that she had suffered sev ... More >>
A 26-year-old man standing by his apparently stalled-out truck and trailer was hit and killed by a car driven by Pamela C. Dixon, who police say was intoxicated at the time of the accident. Houston police say the 44-year-old Dixon was driving a Honda Accord about 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, ... More >>
A stroke, a brain tumor and the loss of his sense of taste haven't kept Chef David Guerrero out of the kitchen.
A man was shot and killed in his southeast-side driveway Saturday night, Houston police say. John Martinez, 45, was walking from his car to his front door in the 7000 block of Ashburn about 10 p.m. when he was approached by suspected robbers who shot the father of four. Martinez was hit by several ... More >>
Two men were shot early this morning as they sat in a car in front of a far westside apartment complex, police say; they managed to drive away and call 911 but one died and the other is hospitalized with gun wounds. HPD has not released the name of either victim involved in the incident that happen ... More >>
Police arrested a man who went through with a plan to set fire to another man, killing him. HPD got a "man down" call about 2 a.m. September 6 concerning a body in an apartment complex in the 6200 block of North Wayside. When paramedics arrived, they found Joseph Eugene Brooks, 60, with "third deg ... More >>
A homeowner shot to death a man who allegedly was trying to break into his car in a case that will be referred to a Harris County grand jury, Houston police say. Kyle Miller Jones, 25, died from multiple gunshot wounds received shortly before 6 a.m. today in the 11500 block of Misty Glen Lane, HPD ... More >>
A 33-year-old man, found shot at 9555 Crofton Wednesday, died on Thursday, Houston police said. Claude Lamont Kibble was found shot and transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he later died.
An additional charge is expected in the intoxication assault case involving erratic blogger Candice Schwager, who police say drove her Mercedes SUV into a motorcycle June 16, injuring two people. The motorcycle's passenger, Shannon Stenseth, was treated for fractured ribs and released, but the bik ... More >>
This week's inspection reports were heavy on recognizable inner-Loop places, most of which did fine. The most upscale place among that group, however, earned the most violations. We'll get to that after we address everyone's favorite Level I trauma center that isn't called Memorial Hermann. Inspect ... More >>
A man and his wife arrived at their southeast-side home shortly before midnight Thursday, only to find several dudes inside burglarizing the place. Including 17-year-old Jesus P. Caballero. The other members of the group quickly and efficiently took off as fast as they could but Caballero, Houston ... More >>
Last week, a commenter pointed out that we didn't include El Real's inspection report in the roundup. That was because at the time we checked out the city's database, reports ran only through February 22. El Real's inspection occurred February 28. Bitching about food is currently in second place beh ... More >>
In January, we brought you a Month of Oatmeal in honor of National Oatmeal Month. That was nice and all, but February's here. And in February, it's all about the chocolate baby. From complimentary s'mores at a poolside bar to a Snickers beignet (is this real life?), here are 29 ways to indulge: Wed ... More >>
We've got our weekend figured out and it's filled with everything from Olympic runners to e-books to comics. On Friday, we'll be at "and everything in between," the latest exhibition of Curtis Gannon's artwork. The show, at the Spacetaker ARC Gallery, is a collection of new works by Gannon, featurin ... More >>
Mai PhamExecutive Chef David Guerrero in the kitchen at Samba GrilleYesterday, we talked to Samba Grille's Executive Chef David Guerrero about how he was diagnosed with brain cancer early last year. You can read about it here. Today, he tells us the rest of his story about his extraordinary r ... More >>
Photo by HPDDaniel Palacios faces manslaughter chargesA teenager has been charged with manslaughter in the traffic death of a Texas Southern law student. Daniel Garcia Palacios, 17, was fleeing from police in a gray Buick LeSabre about 11:20 p.m. Tuesday when he ran a red light at the 4100 b ... More >>
The jogging path along the median on Heights Boulevard is a great asset -- a nice trail, nice neighborhood, nice vibe. But you're crossing side streets every so often, and people -- you have to pay attention. A 38-year-old woman died this weekend after being hit by a car at 11th Street. Houston p ... More >>
Keep your traffic fingers crossed.There's a big soccer doubleheader at Reliant Stadium tomorrow, including both Team USA and the star-studded Mexico squad. They're not playing each other, but combined they'll bring enough fans to pack the place. Which could be a problem, since the first game ... More >>
Little information on the killers.A Gulfton-area shooting left one man dead Thursday night, Houston police say. Jonathan Hernandez, 24, was shot multiple times in the 6000 block of Rampart about 9:20 p.m. May 5 and was pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Police responded to a shoo ... More >>
Lauren SummervilleLongtime KTRU disc jockey Clint Broussard, whose popular show Blues in Hi-Fi has been a Wednesday-night staple for more than 12 years, is recuperating at home after two surgeries on his leg. Broussard's leg was "separated below the knee" during a collision on U.S. 59 near th ... More >>
John Nova LomaxThe doctors face the press for an upbeat updateU.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords has her personality back, is speaking in full sentences and has made continuous neurological improvement, her team of TIRR Memorial Hermann doctors said at a news conference at the Texas Medical Center t ... More >>
Dean Jerome Wood has been charged in the death of 92-year-old Flora Ryan. Police report that officers were sent to assist Houston Fire Department personnel when Wood caused a disturbance at the scene of a sick call in the 1300 block of Redford. Ryan had been found unresponsive in a bathtub, ... More >>
Nightmare for a daughterA woman was shot to death in front of her daughter by her estranged husband, who then turned the gun on himself in a murder-suicide.Gloria Gonzales, 40 was sitting behind the wheel of her car in a parking lot on the north side of town, talking with her estranged husband wh ... More >>
The original Perry & Sons Market & Grille is still rooted in mom-and-pop charm even with its growth into 12 big-box restaurants across Texas.
No seatbelts and drinking -- not a good combinationBeing drunk and not wearing a seatbelt is generally not a good idea while driving.And a Houston man faces intoxication manslaughter charges after he crashed his car on the West Loop North early Saturday, killing his passenger.Louis M. Morones, Jr ... More >>
Someone was waiting when the victims came home with their weed haulA shootout over some weed resulted in three deaths early Monday on the west side of town.After the exchange of gunfire, Balraj Singh, 30 and Justin Colby Eaton, 27 were pronounced dead at the scene. A third man was taken to Memori ... More >>
Not exactly a low-key week for the new chiefFresh off a low-key description of what's described as a "horrific" beating of a teen-age burglary suspect by Houston Police, Mayor Annise Parker has once again been forced to acknowledge some alleged HPD misbehavior.In the wake of reports that HPD offi ... More >>
Police are scrambling to find out who fired the shots that killed a Texas Southern University student at a party over the weekend.Joshua McMackle, an 18-year-old freshman, was gunned down early Saturday morning at a large street party held along the 3700 block of Wheeler, one block west of the Un ... More >>
Nakeshia Brown, a 30-year-old Houston woman, has been sentenced for stealing the identities of patients while working as a nurse at Memorial Hermann Hospital. The Houston Press wrote about Brown's case in a cover story about identity theft, published in June of last year. The story highlighted th ... More >>
Houston's wackiest, silliest married couple is at it again: Last Sunday night, Rachel Brown, wife of cocaine-enthusiast and medical-license-losing former surgeon Michael Brown (star of local television ads featuring his kids) called 911 because, per the offense report, "her husband is trying to k ... More >>
Rocks Off just got off the phone with our man Shea Serrano, reporting from the Trae Day afterparty at Galleria-area nightclub the Roxy. He found an eyewitness - or at least someone who was close enough to the action Wednesday to have the living shit scared out of him - to Wednesday evening's shootin ... More >>
It's said that at 3 a.m. there are just a few basic types of people on the road: those leaving a bar, those who are up to no good, and the cops who are trying to catch them both. That seemed to be the situation early yesterday morning when a case of road rage turned deadly. Alfredo Vasquez an ... More >>
Photo by dubswede Carl Landry, the second year Rockets forward, was shot in the leg while driving home early this morning. And, no, he did not Plaxico Burress himself in the leg, somebody else shot him. The shooting happened at about 2:30 this morning. Landry was heading home after getting back int ... More >>
Carl Landry, the second year Rockets forward, was shot in the leg while driving home early this morning. And, no, he did not Plaxico Burress himself in the leg, somebody else shot him. The shooting happened at about 2:30 this morning. Landry was heading home after getting back into town from the te ... More >>
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We’ve just received word that Comets owner Hilton Koch is going to be on the Sam Malone Morning Show (Mix 96.5) this Friday, getting his head shaved to fulfill a promise he’d made to the Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital Trauma Unit. Koch agreed to shave his head (and Malone offered up his ... More >>
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Houston is scrambling for psychiatric and emergency medical services. But hoping for better state funding is just another psychotic episode.
Joseph Samuels never had any musical training. But five years ago he sat down at a piano, and people have been listening ever since.
Rising asthma rates have experts scratching their heads - and children struggling to breathe