It started in mid-April with a fever, as if her body were trying to burn itself up. Then 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez developed a pounding headache and pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles ballooned, and even taking a step became difficult. Jimenez had dealt with hypertension for years, ... More >>
First, a big thank-you to everybody who helped me cobble together what I think is now a complete 2013 Crimesman Trophy scoreboard. I had no idea there were so many places that tracked NFL crime on the internet! Knowing that these resources are indeed available, who's in with me on an NFL Crime Fan ... More >>
Blues Control Mango's, February 8 Blues Control's Lea Cho and Russ Waterhouse make a tremendous clatter with keyboards, guitars and synths. The Queens, N.Y., duo started grabbing cool-kid support way before last year's Drag City effort Valley Tangents, which built on their already kaleidoscopic bod ... More >>
Bad News/Good News: Houston ISD didn't win the prestigious Broad Prize this year honoring the country's top urban public school districts. But just by being one of the finalists, it receives $150,000 in scholarships that it can hand out to its graduating seniors. The fifth time (as a finalist) was ... More >>
At 80, first-time author isn't done yet.
Gary Ross: He's baaackWe laughed our asses off this morning when we saw a pic of Gary Ross, a.k.a. Teflon Man, on the arm of Carolyn Farb in the Houston Chronicle's society pages A colorful character who winnowed his way into River Oaks society in 2004, Ross eventually ticked off some of his we ... More >>
Tequila shots, vodka and cocaine?More details are emerging in the case of John Goodman, the Houston-bred air conditioning heir turned Palm Beach polo patron accused of killing a recent college grad in a February drunk driving crash.According to the reports, Goodman evidently wanted to see to it t ... More >>
Trouble in criminal and civil court looms for GoodmanIt only took about three months, but John Goodman, the Houston-bred multi-millionaire playboy air conditioning heir and Palm Beach polo patron, is finally behind bars. Daybreak found him in the Palm Beach County jail on $100,000 bond, facing ... More >>
Blogger disseminates filth.
Neuski via flickr.com The Grand Ole Opry, which was supposed to celebrate its 85th birthday party May 25, is currently underwater, like most of Nashville (above). Nashville Public Radio is reporting that the Cumberland River crested at a whopping 52 feet. When does hurricane season start aga ... More >>
Brazoria County SOCarrie Kelly, accused child-porn fan, rocking the tatsIt's not everyday you get word of a woman being nabbed on child-porn charges, especially a woman allegedly working on her own and not with a sicko husband or boyfriend.But in the small Brazoria County town of Richwood, police ... More >>
Now playing in River Oaks, Gary Ross has stayed one step ahead of trouble and judgments across the country.
Gay: an adjective meaning 1) homosexual, and 2) fabulous, or as in this play by Paul Rudnick, 3) fabulously homosexual
Photo courtesy of flyinghpolo.comOver the course of our investigation into the tragic case of John Goodman, the Bentley-driving billionaire Houston / Palm Beach polo patron, some interesting questions were raised regarding the ownership of the 2.2 million Tanglewood home. It turns out that i ... More >>
Randall Patterson's 1998 feature on Houston / Palm Beach polo patron John Goodman ends with the billionaire playboy getting a champagne bath. Right now, Palm Beach police want to know if he also soaked in a little too much booze last Thursday night. That was when Goodman, the founder of the Palm B ... More >>
Photo by bing The Goodman cabin in FloridaSome further developments in the case of John Goodman, the billionaire Houston / Palm Beach polo patron who was involved in a fatal Bentley accident last week... The coroner's report is in on Scott Wilson, the victim in the crash. His death was ru ... More >>
Photo by Todd SpivakJohn HunsuckerJohn Hunsucker is not a medical doctor. This is one of the first points his many critics tend to make.They make it because Hunsucker, who runs Houston-based NASCO (National Aquatic Safety Company), the third-largest lifeguard training organization in the nation, ... More >>
Castles and corruption lead to criminal charges.
Another day, another territory conquered by the little creamery in Brenham.In stories that echo the hyperventilation that accompanied every opening of a Krispy Kreme here (and what ever happened to them?), media in Florida are breathlessly counting down the days until Blue Bell ice cream hits Miami ... More >>
For those of you who are tired of listening to Wolf Blitzer and Sean Hannity and the rest blab on about the current election, I have a clip that will give you a bit of respite from the media talking heads. I’m talking about fifth grader Damon Weaver of Palm Beach, Florida, who attended a speech b ... More >>
This somewhat giddy reporter sure was, as Motley Crue's Vince Neil and Tommy Lee gave her an "exclusive" backstage interview before the tour's Palm Beach stop. My, how times have changed - anyone who's read The Dirt knows what "exclusive backstage interview" used to mean. Now apparently the Crue sit ... More >>
We just got this note from Rod Stewart's PR rep. Seems fans will have to wait a week for their "Maggie May" fix. Due to severe weather, Rod Stewart's plane has been grounded at the Palm Beach International Airport in Palm Beach, Florida and he is unable to make it in time for tonight's concert at ... More >>
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