Half of the abortion clinics in Texas closed last year and all but eight or less were summarily forced to shutter after a panel of judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that House Bill 2, the state law restricting (or as some like to claim "regulating") abortion clinics, could go into ... More >>
A woman jailed in Wichita County two years ago for drug possession says jail guards and a nurse ignored her pleas for help as she gave birth alone in a jail cell. Nicole Guerrero claims in her lawsuit, filed in a Dallas federal court, that she was 8 1/2 months pregnant when she "experienced severe ... More >>
Let's all stop embarrassing Texas now, please.
Abortion. Just to read the word provokes strong mental images, emotions and opinions. Since the tea party mid-term elections in 2010 swept in some very conservative legislators in states across the country, abortion, after taking a back seat to economic issues, has become a hot button issue again. ... More >>
It's one of America's worst-kept secrets. In a nation that purports to be the freest in the world -- save for when it comes to, say, gay marriage or drug usage -- the United States also boasts far and away the highest incarceration of not simply any developed nation, but of any country in the entire ... More >>
Houston's fabled Irishman dies.
Pat Benatar is one of the greatest vocalists of all-time, the woman behind numerous memorable hits such as "Heartbreaker," "You Better Run" and the ever-popular "Hit Me With Your Best Shot." However, she has had many other great songs throughout her career, from albums such as In the Heat of the Nig ... More >>
At first blush, even for East Texas, land of high bail, $404,277 seems like an exorbitant bond for a guy who was initially arrested for stealing 11 pregnancy tests from a Lufkin CVS. However, that odd theft is not all 26-year-old George Melvin Mitchell is on the hook for. Far from it. But let's be ... More >>
KPRCMicah Ashley Alford: She just wants to danceWe have a new candidate for the prestigious Peole Who Should Not Reproduce award: Micah Ashley Alford,, a 26-year-old League City who just wants to rub guy's crotchies with her butt, without being bothered by all those damn babies she keeps pump ... More >>
You're nobody anymore until you've been made the subject of Taiwanese animation. We can't say we entirely get the phenomenon, but the Rockets' Yao Ming joins Al Gore, Cgarlie Sheen and other celebrities as the star of one of these things on the occasion of his retirement. It seems to include his m ... More >>
Had her baby then turned herself in.Sixteen-year-old Tambreshia Laqua Jackson shot her mother to death in 2009, but by the time police figured out she'd done it, she was eight months pregnant. "It was agreed by HPD, the Harris County District Attorney's Office and Jackson that she would turn ... More >>
More bad news for women who rely on Planned Parenthood.A Texas Senate subcommittee wrangled the vulvas of Texas women into a chokehold yesterday with its latest assault on Planned Parenthood. Republican Senator Robert Deuell, who is a physician, introduced a bill to a three-member subcommitte ... More >>
Home for the rest of this sex offender's lifeA sentence has come down in the case of a Brazoria County man who impregnated his 11-year-old stepdaughter, and it's a steep one: Life in prison with no chance of parole. KTRK, which broke the story and has been following it, says a judge handed d ... More >>
You're kid won't turn out like this.The list of the top 100 baby names of 2010 is out and it is filled with many names you would expect. There are Biblical names like John and Luke and James. There are pop culture names like Bella and Zachary. There are even names that help you to rhyme your ... More >>
The Reliance Foundation billboardPerhaps because it would take up too much room to say "Honk if You Love Insane Conspiracy Theories," the new super-creepy billboards in Bryan simply show an African-American child under the terrifying slogan "Black & Unwanted." Welcome to life as viewed throu ... More >>
Home births draw American-born Latinos directly into the immigration issue
You know what you just hate when you're on a motorcycle trying to get away from a DPS trooper because you're wanted on a burglary charge?Pregnant women who slam their cars into drug stores.The sad tale of 18-year-old Daniel Nuno of League City proves the point. Nuno was on his motorcycle in F ... More >>
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People are up in arms (Are people ever "down on arms"?) about a new report that shows Houston leads the nation in teen births, at least among women aged 15 or less.Abstinence-only ain't working, we need more abstinence-only, yadda yadda yadda.Sure, having a baby when you're 15 isn't the best choi ... More >>
Photo by George HixsonWhat were you doing when you were seven months pregnant? (Question intended for women only.)One thing you probably weren't doing: scrambling madly to stop a wildly leaking roof only minutes before you were going onstage for a 90-minute bout of dancing, singing and dash ... More >>
Just to the throw one more log of fear on the fire...As if a case of influenza wasn't bad enough on its own, some strains carry the risk of a lingering and sometimes permanent "hangover" in the form of acute mental illness. Unborn children are at the most risk, some studies show.In the aftermath of ... More >>
Several girls from Morton Ranch High School in Katy are the latest group of Texas cheerleaders gone wild. Apparently, the girls got a little carried away with their hazing. "When a girl (censored) in her pants and puts her pants on another girl's head, that's just disgusting," a sister of one of the ... More >>
The good news is that the FDA has lifted its June 7 warning on tomatoes. As of July 17, all tomatoes currently on the market have been cleared. The bad news is that raw serrano and jalapeño peppers are still considered suspect by the FDA and people in high risk groups such as the elderly, infants ... More >>
Courtesy of Joseph Ross, Maria Rivas, Nicolas Galan, Jennifer Roasa, V. Angelo Mazzei A three-minute Alien Affair, eh? There's a punchline in there somewheres... There's a general nightmare that plagues just about every guy in any kind of relationship: Dude comes home, girlfriend or wife is out ... More >>
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In Marisol, things fall apart -- most notably, the play itself
Every weekday from 3 to 7 p.m., KLAT's Carlos Martinez loves to talk about sex. Many in his Spanish-speaking audience adore him. But not everyone's happy with what he has to say.