Crown Central Petroleum spews, sputters and flares up. Neighbors of the plant view it uneasily, never quite sure when it's going to blow.
The Chron plays catch-up on the biggest local business story of the year
He wants to castrate pedophiles and purge the courts of politics. He has assailed fellow jurists, lawyers and lawmakers. He's maverick Mike McSpadden, a tennis ace with a tomahawk tongue.
As part of the Bush legacy, a special law can hide polluting industries
Want a subsidy for your corporate expansion? Local governments are ready with millions in property-tax abatements -- and very little oversight.
Houston boasts some of the biggest track legends in the world. Who cares? They do.
The blues make the first day of the week seem less so at Miss Ann's Playpen
How once-fearsome corporate raider T. Boone Pickens was beaten at his own game -- by a one-time protege
Why do we hate Bud so? Maybe we never understood him, or those... Adams Family Values
The oil is gone from High Island, but the birds still come. So do the bird watchers.