We've heard of spectators and reporters being admonished for fiddling on their cell phones during court proceedings, but never a judge. But State Rep. Harold Dutton (D-Houston) wants everyone to know that a Polk County judge wasn't using sound judgment (HEY-OH!) when she allegedly texted advice to p ... More >>
What She Does: Pebbles. Lampshades. Naps. Emily Sloan will pretty much work with anything. The sculptor and performance artist has left her mark on a number of fleeting but still lasting moments on Houston's cultural landscape in recent years (her Funeral Party for the Living at 14 Pews early last ... More >>
Most Christmas decorations will be coming down post-New Year's, but you can still expect to see at least a few lights shining bright all night long in Houston trees over the coming weeks. Art League Houston in Montrose recently extended "ShadeCloud," an outdoor installation in its sculpture garden ... More >>
Pam McLaurin is a teacher in Big Sandy ISD in Polk County in deep East Texas. The Texas Education Association has asked her to submit to a background check. McLaurin, who has taught for 20 years, has complied with every part of the check save for the mandatory fingerprinting, which she opposes on ... More >>
Joshua Paul Calhoun likes to take things...BIG things
After Tuesday's look at the shockingly Morrissey-like sentiments of the many George Strait songs where his love interest is either already gone or on her way out the door, Rocks Off thought today we'd take a look at a much happier - and, it should be said, significantly smaller - subcategory of Kin ... More >>
If the span of time between the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo in spring and the State Fair of Texas in fall is just too long for you, you can satisfy your lust for the unnecessary consumption of crap at least once a month at Livingston Trade Days, a giant fair midway without the fair in the Piney W ... More >>
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A couple of students from Harvard Law School recently got a taste of the Polk County Sheriff's Office and spent some time in the county jail after going out on assignment for their internships at a Houston legal clinic. The students had driven to Livingston to interview a Polunsky Unit guard at his ... More >>
When five-year-old Adriel Arocha ran afoul of the Needville school district, getting cut off wasn't an option for his parents
Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 16
Alabama-Coushatta Indians are shedding their passive ways in big bets on land claims and casinos. But some fear they could be gambling away their great tribal heritage.
A retired judge wanted to rid his lakefront home of raccoons. But bowls of meat swimming in antifreeze take care of a lot more than those pesky animals.
Did Johnny Penry's abusive childhood prevent him from developing a moral compass that might have stopped him from murdering Pam Carpenter? Or is he just another cold, calculating killer?
In which our intrepid reporter goes searching for the heart of America on a trailer pad. And finds disappointment, isolation, kindness and a great way to cook himself a turkey.
In Janice Law's quests for a judgeship, the fourth time was a charm -- and now an alarm for the rest of the courthouse