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    September 19, 2014

    Requiem For the iPod

    The year was 2002, and I was in the back of my mom's Chevy high-top. She was driving my brother to Sam's Club to pick up his new blue iPod 1st Generation. For months, I watched him listen to Papa Roach and moody pop-rock queen Avril Lavigne as he sat in his bedroom lifting his 8-pound dumbbells -- t ... More >>

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    June 19, 2014
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    June 12, 2014
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    April 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2014

    Is Your Chevy on Some Drug Gang's Radar?

    When the Houston Police Department releases its monthly list of the most stolen vehicles, the makes and models rarely change. What does move the needle a bit, however, is the total number of vehicles stolen each year. According to police, there were just over 13,500 thefts last year, a 4 percent inc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Some Things to Consider as Zipcar Expands in Houston

    Hey, need a ride-share? The City of Houston has used Zipcar's technology of electronically loaning and reserving cars for a little more than year. A total of 13 city departments use this technology which promotes clean air and has city employees whipping around in electric and hybrid vehicles. How ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Sheriff's Office Releases Sketches of Suspects in Brutal Sexual Assault

    The Harris County Sheriff's Office has released composite sketches of two suspects wanted in connection with a sexual assault of a woman in north Houston Sunday. Investigators say the suspects slit the woman's throat and left her for dead before fleeing in a white four-door Nissan.

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    May 22, 2013

    How to Make a Drunk Watermelon and Be the Hit of Your Memorial Day Party

    Note: This is a reprint from last year. This almost goes without saying, but very few things complement an afternoon of barbecuing or grilling like a slice of ice-cold watermelon and a pleasant buzz. That's where Drunk Watermelons come in. A slice of Drunk Watermelon is the best of both worlds: s ... More >>

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    April 11, 2013

    The Six Most Iconic Station Wagons of All Time

    The 2010s will forever be known as the decade of the crossover. But what is a crossover, exactly? It's a car that's trying its hardest to look like an SUV. Crossovers are the poseurs of the automotive world. My friend's car got totaled last week, and she called to ask me for used car advice. "What' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Councilwoman Helena Brown Is A Self-Made Video Star, Of Sorts

    When Hair Balls first cast about for reasons behind Houston Woman Magazine's selection of Helena Brown as one of Houston's "50 Most Influential Women" earlier this month, the only thing we could come away with was a statement from Brown's office. According to the councilwoman's coterie, her selectio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    When Car Commercials And Rock And Roll Collide

    This weekend is the big Houston Art Car Parade, where children and adults of all ages can gander at their fellow Houstonians' labors of car love. Each car is a marvel to the ingenuity and the insanity of this race known as the modern Texan. The Art Car festivities have cars on our brains. Rock a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Nolton Joseph LaFleur III, Shot By Metro Officer, Bayou Body Count No. 115

    Another fatal shooting by a Metro cop.​For the second time in two years -- the only two times in its almost 30-year history -- a Metro officer has fatally shot someone. Nolton Joseph LaFleur III, whose age is unknown, was shot by Metro police officer Richard Hernandez on the west side of town ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Drunk Watermelon: The Memorial Day Classic

    Photo by mynameissharshaAll of this watermelon could be vastly improved with the addition of vodka.​This almost goes without saying, but very few things complement an afternoon of barbecuing or grilling like a slice of ice-cold watermelon and a pleasant buzz. That's where Drunk Watermelons com ... More >>

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    December 17, 2010

    Onilton Bolanos Castilon, 38; Nelson Wilfred Tambora-Ramiro, 21; and Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count Nos. 289-91

    Storeowner kills three robbers​A wild shootout as an East End jewelry store owner defended his property ended with three robbers dead Thursday aftertoon. HPD identified two of the dead robbers as Onilton Bolanos Castilon, 38 and Nelson Wilfred Tambora-Ramiro, 21. The identity of the third is ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010


    Gang Starr's DJ Premier still mourns partner Guru.

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    October 27, 2010

    Electric Car: I Drove The Volt And The Volt Won

    Photo by Danny LopezThe electric car is here, but you can't ride it yet​General Motors and Nissan are in a tight race that could go down to a photo finish. No, it's not the Corvette Z06 vs. the Nismo 350z. They're in a race to see who can get the first electric car on the US market -- the Chevro ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    Inocencio Martinez-Solis, 36, Bayou Body Count No. 250

    Shot to death despite a nearby cop​A shooting at a southwest side car wash -- while a cop was investigating a traffic accident next door -- left a 36-year-old man dead, police say.I(nocencio Martinez-Solis was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene in the 7100 block of Alder Street abo ... More >>

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    August 13, 2010

    ECOtality & Houston: Aiming To Be EV-Friendly Before 2011

    Just plug it in​If you're sick of gas-guzzling vehicles, don't want to do any further harm to the environment or just want to stick it to BP and all the other oil barons, there will soon be a practical alternative in town. It was announced on Thursday that Houston is partnering with ECOtality to t ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Maria Hernandez, 59, Bayou Body Count No. 153

    Killed while sweeping​All Maria Hernandez wanted was to keep the front of her home on Crosstimbers clean. Instead she ended up dead.Hernandez, 57, 59, was slammed by a hit-and-run driver in the 400 block of Crosstimbers a little before 9 a.m. Sunday morning, and was pronounced dead at the scene.Wi ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Lee Tisdel, 62, Bayou Body Count No. 98

    A robbery includes multiple fatal gunshots​A 62-year-old man was found shot to death in his place of business in southeast Houston early Monday afternoon, police say.The family of Lee Tisdel went to check the business in the 9100 block of Winkler after being unable to contact him and found his bod ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Unidentified Man, Bayou Body Count No. 65

    ​It was a little before dawn on Monday when gunshots rang out into the early morning quiet behind a 24-hour Mexican restaurant in southwest Houston. A body fell to the ground in the parking lot. Someone called 911.When police arrived at about 4:30 a.m., they found a man, whose name has not been re ... More >>

  • News

    November 5, 2009

    Getting Off

    Attorney Tyler Flood says he wins 80 percent of his clients' DWI trials, even if they were 100 percent drunk as a skunk.

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    January 6, 2009

    It's Easier Than You Think To Get Shot By A Bellaire Cop

    Unarmed 23-year-old black man Robbie Tolan was shot in his own driveway last Wednesday in Bellaire. The bullet pierced his lung and lodged in his liver, where doctors say it will likely remain for the rest of his life.The shooter was Sgt. Joseph Cotton, who evidently thought Tolan's 2004 Nissan Xter ... More >>

  • News

    November 27, 2008

    A Deadly Twist at Houston's Crime Lab

    When DNA is the only evidence, a good analyst is especially important

  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Tapes 'N Tapes

    Q&A with Josh Grier

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Beach Patrol

    Hands off the Bolivar ferry, Al Qaeda!

  • Calendar

    December 2, 2004
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    July 1, 2004

    Getting Sideways

    It came from Japan and may turn out to be bigger than Godzilla. It,s drifting - a high-speed, fishtailing race toward a wall without a crash. They hope.

  • Music

    April 29, 2004
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    April 12, 2001

    The Bench Warmer

    After two defeats by voters, will Bob Burdette finally lose his black robe to a DWI?

  • News

    July 20, 2000

    Livin' Large

    Carlos Sosa promised to sell seized goods from the Port of Houston on the cheap. Many believed him. Until they learned he was a Customs Service snitch, and perhaps a con man on the side.

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Strong Convictions

    Hard-line leaders such as loopy Stephen Mansfield have taken their agenda to the Court of Criminal Appeals, where legal precedents--not prosecutions--get overturned

  • News

    December 3, 1998

    No'l Hell

    It wasn't Santa who surprised the McCarleys on Christmas morning

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    January 8, 1998
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    November 21, 1996

    Burned Out

    Houston artist Bert Long returned home from Spain, only to find he had no home

  • News

    April 18, 1996

    Being There

    But now that he's arrived, can Victor remain Victor?

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    March 28, 1996

    Victor's Big Adventure

    He's a nice guy. He drives a pickup truck. But what would Victor Morales do in the U.S. Senate? He'll get back to you on that one.