Reading the police blotter is a daily adventure. From meth addicts to bank robbers to perverts and everything in between, there is always some strange story that's enough to make anyone shake his head in wonder. Today is yet another one of those days.
According to police, a man is dead after being ... More >>
Ray Price is a Texas music legend and a former roommate of Hank Williams. Rocks Off reached him by phone on his tour bus somewhere between Wisconsin and Nashville to talk about satellite radio, his love of stray dogs, and his show this Tuesday at Conroe's Crighton Theater.
Rocks Off: How's the tour ... More >>
It appears that our old friend, alleged dog-flipper Tavarius Williams, is back to his old (alleged) ways: Craigslist and other online classifieds are littered with Williams's ads selling puppies of indeterminate origin, and it has some in the animal welfare community aghast.
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Black Friday is nearly upon us, people, and while all those other fools will be out buying flat screen TVs, computers and trampling each other for a $5 DVD player, we pet lovers will be searching for the best possible gifts for our furry little friends. For now, we'll stick with fur because I'm not ... More >>
Check out our slideshow of the World Series of Dog Shows and our post on cute puppy memes.
If you think dog shows are all about stuffy trainers walking poofy poodles before a table of judges, you're missing out on one of the most fun aspects of canine competition: the games and agility events. Here ... More >>
Mayor Annise Parker joined other officials in unveiling designs for a planned $12 million adoption center for the historically troubled Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care Tuesday.
Scheduled to break ground in October, the initial phase of the center will be funded by $4.1 million in capital impro ... More >>
Photo by HPDJames Rogers shot Mom, petsA 26-year-old man has been arrested for killing his mother, Houston police say.
Reyna Rogers, 50, was shot several times in her westside townhome in the 3000 block of Las Palmas about 9 p.m. last night, HPD says.
Her son, James Allen Rogers, was arrest ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.
So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.
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Aggie frat is a different kind of animal houseLate last year, Texas A&M ordered a weeklong stoppage of all fraternity social activities in order to reinforce rules governing the groups.
The university didn't lay out any specifics for what sparked their action, but the Bryan-College Station E ... More >>
I, ChihuahuaThe Houston SPCA is about to get hit with an airlift of 30 homeless Chihuahuas from Los Angeles. Officials are unsure if the city can handle the sudden influx of cuteness, but apparently have determined it is worth the risk.
Chihuahuas are as common in LA as independent movie pro ... More >>
The American Kennel Club is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, as you no doubt are well aware. (We're still discussing how best to celebrate this momentous event; "ignoring it entirely" is the current leading option.)No such anniversary can be reached without marking it by some sill ... More >>
We all know the story of the first Thanksgiving -- the Penguins traveling to the New World in the rickety Mayday; Squinty the Indian teaching the clueless newcomers how to grow potatoes (the Penguins had left Ireland because of a famine); George Washington marrying Pocahantas on Plymouth Mount.These ... More >>
Wood NewtonSo over the weekend I reconnected with my stepfather Chip Phillips. As a good friend of the late Townes Van Zandt and a decades-long friend (and former long-time roadie for) Steve Earle, Chip's got plenty of good tales from the old days, such as this one from about 1978...
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We wrote Friday about how the Houston SPCA is killing all those dogs who were "rescued" when a major dogfighting ring was broken up recently.The local SPCA is clear that it does not adopt out pit bulls or fighting dogs because it thinks they are harmful. They made an exception of sorts after Hurrica ... More >>