• Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Elizabeth Ramon: Kidnaps Her Girlfriend When She Tries to Break Up with Her

    Elizabeth Ramon: Breaking up is hard to do.​What do you do when your girlfriend says she wants to break up with you? We're guessing your first 35 guesses did not include "kidnap her." But that's because you're not Elizabeth Ashley Ramon of Needville, who has been charged with kidnapping for d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Living La Vida Local at Hugo's

    Courtesy of Paula MurphyHugo Ortega with some fresh tomatoes from his garden.​The last week of August marks the end of squash blossom season at Hugo's (1600 Westheimer), the restaurant that popularized the edible flowers here in Houston. Hugo Ortega, chef and owner, is sad that another season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    If You Live In The Boonies Of Fort Bend County, Beware The Rabid Skunks

    If you live in Needville or  "the unincorporated portion of Beasley," the Fort Bend County Health & Human Services Department is warning you to stay away from skunks.We've never quite lived in a place where people had to be warned to stay away from skunks, but then again we've never even be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2009

    Federal Judge Says Needville Shouldn't Have Kept Long-Haired Native American Boy Out of School

    A federal judge ruled this week that the Needville Independent School District was wrong to keep a five-year-old Native American boy out of kindergarten because of his long hair. "You stand up for something that you believe is wrong, and you let people know and it gets fixed," says Adriel Arocha's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2008

    You're Facing The ACLU Now, Needville

    Adriel Arocha, the five-year-old boy who went to kindergarten in Needville despite his long hair, made it a week in class before he was put into In-School Suspension because his hair was too long. The ACLU filed a lawsuit today against the school district to stop the punishment. "We regret that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Will The Native American Kid With Long Hair Start School Monday?

    The (possible) start of school for five-year-old Adriel Aroacha is Monday, and the Needville Independent School District will be forced to finally make a decision on what to do about the child's long hair. Adriel's parents say they'll take the boy to kindergarten, and if he is sent home they'll b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2008

    Long-Haired Native American Boy Blocked From School

    The Media came to Needville Tuesday night to cover the fight between small-town Texas and a Native American family. The setting was a school board meeting at Needville High School, and the board voted on whether to allow a 5-year-old boy, Adriel Arocha, to attend kindergarten despite his long hair ... More >>

  • News

    July 17, 2008
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    July 10, 2008

    A Native American Family Fights Against Hair Length Rules

    When five-year-old Adriel Arocha ran afoul of the Needville school district, getting cut off wasn't an option for his parents

  • News

    February 22, 2007

    Homeless in Suburbia

    Michael Lyddon slept on this bench at night because he had nowhere else to go. According to elected officials in Fort Bend, though, he doesn't exist

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    Hog Wild

    Feral pigs are ugly, destructive and mean. Some people in Texas just love to trap, stab or shoot them. Or put them in rodeos. With dogs.

  • News

    May 25, 2006

    Gator Aid

    Thanks to the Endangered Species Act, alligators are everywhere in southeast Texas. So now the state is going to make it easier for you to shoot you one.

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    Richmond's Burning

    Ten people have been shot on the Richmond Strip since May. And this is where we want to send thousands of Super Bowl fans?

  • News

    May 29, 2003
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    December 21, 2000


    Ministry Magic, Rice Wars, Cross to Bear

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    The Dream Home: A Cautionary Tale

    The Youngs thought they did everything right. Apparently not.

  • Dining

    October 10, 1996

    Collage Cuisine

    Crostini mixes a little Italian with a little Thai and a little Texas for food all its own