Patrick Trahan

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Three Firefighters Fired Over Racially Insensitive Comments (Updated With HFD Response)

    Another in a series of racial problems for HFD​Three Houston firefighters have been "indefinitely suspended" over racially insensitive comments made on a patient's record, a firefighters union said today. Jeff Caynon, president of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association, said his group ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Smallish YMCA Fire Brings Big HFD Response

    Photos by Chris VogelA lot of trucks responded for a smallish fire​As more than 30 fire trucks and 100 firefighters clogged up Downtown's Louisiana Street in front of the YMCA building this afternoon in response to a three-alarm fire, residents who had evacuated couldn't help but acknowledge the i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Arson Destroyed Gay-Friendly Church, HFD Rules

    Photo from KPRC​The fire that gutted the gay-friendly Servant-Savior Presbyterian Church was intentionally set, Houston Fire Department spokesman Patrick Trahan tells Hair Balls.Investigators have classified it as "incendiary," meaning it was not accidental.The intense blaze was spotted a little a ... More >>

  • News

    March 26, 2009

    Michael Berry vs. Bill White

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Bill White vs. Michael Berry: The Deathmatch!! No Politeness Allowed!! (Updated)

    The folks at bloghouston listen to Michael Berry's talk show on KTRH, so they've become aware of the recent run-in between Berry and Mayor Bill White.They provide mp3s of two recent Berry segments: one, a somewhat contentious interview between Berry and White over the city's "sanctuary policy," whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Lawyer To Sue To Get That Secret Red-Light Camera Study

    Houston civil rights attorney Randall Kallinen says he is going to sue the city for refusing to hand over any information whatsoever concerning a red-light camera traffic-safety study conducted by a Rice University professor. Kallinen says he talked to the study's author, Professor Robert Stein ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    A Second, Unreleased Red-Light Camera Study Might Not Be So Upbeat

    Much is being made of a Texas A&M study recently released saying that red light cameras reduce accidents by 30 percent across the state. But Hair Balls has gotten a whiff that there's another study out there looking specifically at Houston and that the results are not so rosy. What's more, a loc ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 14, 2008

    Houston Turns Back to Tap Water

    That stuff flowing from the faucet is safe, cheap and environmental

  • News

    March 2, 2006

    No-Balls Buzz

    Morning-radio wackiness has its limits