Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Was Racism Behind Recent Humble Shooting?

    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 >>

  • News

    November 14, 2013

    The San Jose Clinic Is Here to Take Care of Those Left Behind by the Texas Health-Care Debate

    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.

  • Music

    October 17, 2013

    Halls of Fame

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Concert Venues.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Health Department Roundup: Zelko Bistro, Two Dirty Chains and more

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    George Flynn, Who Worked for the Houston Press and Both Dailies, Dies at 65

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Four Year Old in Critical Condition After Accidentally Shooting Self

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Vanessa Rodriguez, 23, Shot to Death at Home, 1-year-old in Apartment: Bayou Body Count No. 195

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Pamela C. Dixon Charged W/ Intoxication Manslaughter in Death of Alan Jeffrey Mininni: Bayou Body Count No. 194

    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 >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012

    Chef Endures Cancer, Loss of Sense of Taste

    A stroke, a brain tumor and the loss of his sense of taste haven't kept Chef David Guerrero out of the kitchen.

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    John Martinez, 45, Bayou Body Count No. 176

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Unidentified Male In Westside Drive-By, Bayou Body Count No. 171; He Called 911 But Too Late

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Joseph Eugene Brooks, 60, Burned To Death, Bayou Body Count No. 158

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Kyle Miller Jones, 25, Alleged Car Burglar, Bayou Body Count No. 121

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Claude Lamont Kibbie Shot to Death: Bayou Body Count No. 110

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    More Charges Expected in Candice Schwager DWI Assault Case

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Ben Taub, 59 Diner and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Jesus Caballero, 17: Maybe A Pool Cue Upside His Head Will End His Young Burglary Career

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Health Department Roundup

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    A Month of Chocolate: 29 Ways to Indulge

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Free for All: Art Without a Price Tag

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: David Guerrero of Samba Grille, On His Road to Recovery and Becoming Executive Chef

    Mai PhamExecutive Chef David Guerrero in the kitchen at Samba Grille​Yesterday, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Halley Catherine Shaw, 27, Bayou Body Count No. 158

    Photo by HPDDaniel Palacios faces manslaughter charges​A 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Susan Young: Dies Using Heights Boulevard Jogging Trail

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Rush Hour and a Big Soccer Game at Reliant: Metro Says It's Ready

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Jonathan Hernandez, 24, Bayou Body Count No. 61

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2011

    Clint Broussard Has Blues In Hi-Fi After Car Wreck

    Lauren Summerville​Longtime 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords: Docs Say Progress Amazing, Though Shuttle Launch Trip No Done Deal

    John Nova LomaxThe doctors face the press for an upbeat update​U.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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2010

    Flora Ryan, 92, Bayou Body Count No. 209

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Gloria Gonzales, 40, Bayou Body Count No. 158

    Nightmare for a daughter​A 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 >>

  • Dining

    June 10, 2010

    Hot Off the Grille

    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.

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Unidentified Male, 47, Bayou Body Count No. 142

    No seatbelts and drinking -- not a good combination​Being 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Balraj Dulai Singh, 30, Justin Colby Eaton, 27 & Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count Nos. 118-120

    Someone was waiting when the victims came home with their weed haul​A 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Another Day, Another Awkward Annise Parker Statement On HPD

    Not exactly a low-key week for the new chief​Fresh 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Joshua McMackle, 18, Bayou Body Count No. 84

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    What? Someone Actually Gonna Do Time For Identity Theft?

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    More Ugly Trouble For That Doctor From The Wholesome TV Ads

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    The TSU Trae Day Shootings: A Near-Eyewitness Account

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Trouble Out On The Roads

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Carl Landry Shot in Leg, Not by Own Gun

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    Carl Landry Shot in Leg, Not by Own Gun

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008
  • News

    April 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007

    Bald-Faced Guys: Hilton Koch and Sam Malone

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2007
  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006
  • Calendar

    May 8, 2003

    Take Off Your Bra

    It's probably the wrong size, anyway

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Reality Check

    Houston is scrambling for psychiatric and emergency medical services. But hoping for better state funding is just another psychotic episode.

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Playing by Heart

    Joseph Samuels never had any musical training. But five years ago he sat down at a piano, and people have been listening ever since.

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Drowning on Dry Land

    Rising asthma rates have experts scratching their heads - and children struggling to breathe

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