It's a late morning in August as Verenice Lopez leans against the passenger seat window of her boyfriend's pickup truck, watching the leafy residential streets of Houston's Fifth Ward speed by. They're on their way to Riverside General Hospital's drug treatment center on Lyons Avenue, which had been ... More >>
Earnest Gibson III, Riverside's General Hospital's CEO of more than 30 years, was convicted Monday of conspiring to buy and sell patients in a Medicare and Medicaid scam that siphoned $158 million from government coffers. Also convicted and awaiting sentencing are his son Earnest Gibson IV, Rivers ... More >>
From politics to sports to education and food, the Texas gobblers provided pure gravy.
About a month ago, pioneering Houston rap star Willie D. (nee Willie Dennis) was arrested by the Feds at Intercontinental Airport and charged with wire fraud for his alleged involvement in an international iPhone scam. When last we updated the story, on May 20, the rapper was still behind bars, but ... More >>
The Houston activist says he's dumped the hate
In the movie Dazed and Confused, Matthew McConaughey plays a dude who just can’t let go of his high-school glory days, who hangs out with the football studs and hits on debate chicks. “I keep getting older, they stay the same age,” he says of high school girls, somehow making statutory rape qu ... More >>
Feral pigs are ugly, destructive and mean. Some people in Texas just love to trap, stab or shoot them. Or put them in rodeos. With dogs.
Young teens become superempowered in Sky High
NASA can get political -- for Tom DeLay
Ron Wilson gets down on fellow Democrats
Homeless pols, rail guardian angels and drugs for City Council
District 137 state Representative Scott Hochberg
Potential partners face a steep ante
GOP label doesn't sell in mayoral races
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.
After the election from hell, Texas lawmakers offer remedies (serious and otherwise)
Fishy deals for Fire Station No. 1
Politically connected Golden Eagle claws a critical TCADA inspector
Two street-corner businessmen have an up-close and personal encounter with Afis Olajuwon
With help from Democrats Pete Laney and Bob Bullock, Bush has been a Republican governor Texans love. But who'll be his pals if he sets his sights on the presidency?
Is Quanell X the new Malcolm? Or does he just want you to think so?
The boys are back, as Bush and Bullock usher in the age of transpartisan politics
Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?
As Ben Hall prepares to leave City Hall, questions are again being raised about his involvement in the doling out of city business. But Hall says the law allows him to do pretty much as he pleases.
Last year, Joann Horton was hired to head Texas Southern University. Now the question is: will she save it, or destroy it?