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    November 20, 2014

    Texas Companies are Pretty Awesome About LGBT Equality, According to Report

    Even if politicians in our deep red state are lagging behind, it seems Texas businesses know a thing or two about good, old fashioned equality, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Each year, the HRC looks at Fortune 500 companies and top law firms around the nation ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    45 Years On, Jazz Fest Remains an Irresistible Draw

    The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival wrapped up its 45th anniversary celebration this weekend with an announcement that Shell Oil will remain the festival's presenting sponsor for at least five more years, when it will turn 50. The seven-day event was blessed with near-perfect weather and play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2013

    Shell To Pay Up For "Alleged" Air Pollution From Deer Park Refinery

    Houston is a city known for many good things, but one of the bad things this town is known for is the air - there's a lot of air pollution around here, and we've got the Ozone watch days to prove it. So you wouldn't think a little extra air pollution would get noticed by the Environmental Protectio ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2012

    New Cracks in the Frack

    Pesky little complaints like pollution, flaming water and abandoned homes continue to cast doubt on the argument that drilling into shale will benefit all.

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Father Figures: 100 Famous Musicians' Paternal Professions

    If you're a Texan of a certain age, this week you've probably spent some time mourning the death of Jerry Haynes, the children's TV host better known as Mr. Peppermint. Haynes' show on WFAA-TV in Dallas, Peppermint Place, ran from the '60s to the '90s and was widely syndicated across the state, incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2010

    Last Night: Roger Waters' The Wall at the Toyota Center

    Photos by Jim BrickerRoger Waters performed The Wall in its entirety Saturday night at Toyota Center. See our slideshow for more photos.​Roger Waters Toyota Center November 20, 2010 Ed. note: The sold-out Roger Waters show was so highly anticipated, we sent two reviewers. Tune in Monday morni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    WHAT?!? Companies Pay BRIBES To Do Business In Russia And Angola?

    Shocking, we know​Be prepared to lose all faith in -- well, if not humanity, per se, at least capitalism and government officials in Nigeria.It appears -- are you sitting down? -- that bribery is sometimes used when American companies try to do business in Russia, Nigeria, Angola and Kazakhstan. Y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Harris County Sues Chemical Plant Over Carcinogen Release

    County attorney steps in where TCEQ won't​It's no secret that when it comes to penalizing industrial plants for violating their emissions permits and endangering public health, TCEQ (the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) is not a very tough sheriff. The state regulatory agency rarely take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    More Bad Benzene Numbers, And They're Probably Worse Than They Sound

    ​Oil and gas make the world go 'round, but refining the stuff can be deadly business. And according to a new report, the cancer-causing chemical known as benzene is on the rise.Earlier today, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project released a study showing that benzene ... More >>

  • News

    December 17, 2009

    A Quiet Hell

    Thanks to lax enforcement by TCEQ, plants along the Houston Ship Channel launch tons of toxic gases into our air, and face little penalty even when they exceed pollution limits over and over again.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Houston's Waterways Are Filled With All Kinds Of Stuff They Shouldn't Be Filled With, Group Says

    ​Stay the hell away from Houston's waterways. Don't swim in them and for heaven's sake don't eat the fish.That was essentially the message this morning at a news conference held alongside the Houston Ship Channel, hosted by Environment Texas, an environmental advocacy group, which complied data fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Houston Companies Don't Do Too Badly In Survey Of Gay-Friendly Workplaces

    ​The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has issued its latest rankings of how businesses treat their gay and lesbian employees, and things look a little better than last year.The report gave 305 businesses a top score of 100 this year; that's an increase from last year's 260. Eleven of the top 20 Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    Oldies, And Not Goodies, On The Pollution Front

    The wheels of environmental justice move ever so slowly. To call it a snail's pace would be an insult to mollusks everywhere. But it is what is, as we say in the parlance of our times, so now we have the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality assessing penalties against two local polluters for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2008

    Shell Oil Finally Gets Fined For What It Puts Into Deer Park's Air

    It took awhile, but state environmental regulators and Shell Oil finally came to meeting of the minds about a slew of pollution violations committed at the Deer Park refinery. Upshot: Shell will pay a $345,744 penalty for 35 emissions events and record-keeping violations that occurred from 2004 to ... More >>

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    June 30, 2008
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    October 22, 2007

    It’s Mathew Knowles’s Town. We Just Live Here.

    This guy can definitely pay the bills, bills, bills. Mathew Knowles, sire of singing sisters Beyonce and Solange Knowles and impresario of Houston’s Music World Entertainment, has been selected by the Greater Houston Partnership and Kiwanis Club of Houston as the 2007 recipient of the Internation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Harris County Leads the Nation in Polluting Facilities. So We’ve Got That Going for Us.

    A report released earlier this week lists Harris County as one of the top ten water polluters in the nation. It also reveals a dirty secret about our beloved city. The report – Troubled Waters – comes out just before the 35th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act, which aimed to make all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2007

    Take a Hike: Would an Extra Dollar a Gallon Keep People Thin?

    Ever been at the gas station watching some really fat guy pumping away and think, "I betcha if gas cost more, that dude would weigh less?" Well, graduate student Charles Courtemanche has. According to Courtmanche, who is working toward his Ph.D. in economics at St. Louis’s Washington University, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2007

    “Old Is New”

    space125gallery is bringing the past back with style

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2007

    Tunnel Mole on Speed

    Tunnel Mole™ has learned about a new religious holiday--hey, it's the one we celebrate this weekend! Coworkers tell TM that Sunday is NASCAR Day; what with the Coca-Cola 600 and the Indy 500 on the same day. I don't know about you, but I feel the need for speed. One of our society's greatest poe ... More >>

  • News

    April 12, 2007

    Woodwind Lakes: County Gofers

    With a lot of prompting, HCAD files a lawsuit the neighbors never did

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2007
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    January 25, 2007

    Shell Hell

    What is it with pompous Irish rock stars and schlocky corporate fight songs? From the same blighted and nightmarish corner of hell that gave us Bank One's fusion of U2's "One" and corporate banking jargon comes this sulphuric desolation of foul abomination — "We Are The World" re-written with ... More >>

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    Dark Water

    A reporter, a photographer and canoeist Tom Helm paddle from the Galleria to Galveston Bay by canoe and kayak, finding beauty, danger and urban debris in equal measure

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    Run Over by Metro

    The city's bus company shows little inclination to pay up or change its ways, even after it smacks into people like its own employee Clarence Santee Jr.

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2004

    Le Smoking

    Yves Saint Laurent has been throwing shade since he was a wee thing

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    Divided Road Ahead

    The Art Car Parade parts ways with the International Festival

  • Music

    August 29, 2002

    Groupie Grooves

    Little Feat can only hope to receive the same "welcome" they got here 31 years ago

  • Culture

    July 26, 2001

    You Gotta Have Heart

    Stages scores with a tender West Texas transplant

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Out of Africa

    In a small office off the Southwest Freeway, an editor carries on his crusade against public corruption and press censorship in his native Nigeria and other African countries

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Paying the Price

    Major gas companies are driving away independent station operators, all in the name of greed

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Smoke and Mirrors

    As part of the Bush legacy, a special law can hide polluting industries

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    V&E Gets a Dressing-down

    Big law firms begin to go casual, filing the suits away

  • Culture

    April 15, 1999
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    January 14, 1999
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    April 23, 1998

    A Bitter Pill

    A Houston inventor says alcohol-free medicines aren't alcohol-free at all, and could harm you

  • News

    December 18, 1997

    A Family Affair

    Roland Garcia has the political backing to be the U.S. Attorney for South Texas. He also has a brother imprisoned for murder and drug trafficking -- a fact he somehow forgot to tell his congressional sponsors. That may not be enough to disqualify him, but

  • News

    May 15, 1997

    Sherwood's Rules

    Sherwood Cryer lost his redneck empire the same way he built it: in a tangle of lawyers, women and country music

  • Culture

    March 20, 1997

    Light and Darkness

    Aaron Parazette matures, while Mark Rothko endures

  • News

    November 7, 1996

    Don't cry for me, Amarillo

    How once-fearsome corporate raider T. Boone Pickens was beaten at his own game -- by a one-time protege

  • News

    June 6, 1996

    The Passionate Pilgrim

    He owns a baseball team, he's spent millions to wipe out a devastating Third World disease, and now he's out to save pro football for Houston. But what does John Jay Moores really want?

  • News

    May 30, 1996
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    October 13, 1994