19-year-old's accident left her with permanent brain damage.
You probably don't know who Nick Mathews and Randy Harvey are. But as of next month, they'll be the new sports editor and new sports columnist at the Houston Chronicle. Congratulations to the both of them, but frankly, I'm troubled by their additions to the Houston sports scene. Neither's a native ... More >>
John RoyalMichael Ratterree makes the throw to first for an early out on SaturdayThe Rice Owls are not in a good place. One could sense that on Saturday afternoon when the Owls took the field only to find that day's scheduled DH, Shane Hoelscher, taking throws at third base instead of Anthon ... More >>
On the Furr campus, kids are getting the chances they need.
Photo by Hallie Jordanâ€‹James Surls, the sculptor who had seven of his art pieces installed at Rice University last month, enlightened a crowd there recently about his art philosophy and the ideas behind his plant-like sculptures. The seven pieces in the exhibit, which arrived Feb ... More >>
Apama Mackey soldiers on.
New evidence may help a Spring man prove the freedom of expression case he's filed in federal court claiming that Regent University, founded by televangelist Pat Robertson in Virginia, unconstitutionally kicked him out of school for posting a picture on the Internet of Robertson scratching his face ... More >>
In keeping with the Halloween spirit, we bring you the tale of George Russell, who buries people in cardboard on his property. Welcome to his neighborhood.
The naked truth about why Houston isn’t the third coast
Foes of Mayor Lee Brown can't wait to see him gone. And a lot of his friends feel that way, too.
Seven African-American girls tried out for the Texas City Stingarettes drill team this year. None of them made the squad.
When a veteran juvenile probation supervisor took a teenage former detainee as her live-in companion, you'd have thought authorities would be interested. They weren't.
Principal Lawrence Allen is a role model to some, an inept bumbler to others. Jones High School is split: Magnet-program parents versus the local community. It's up to Superintendent Kaye Stripling to make it right. Lucky her.
The murder of their loved one haunted Amy and Linda White until a Texas prison mediation program brought them together with the killer. Now they've all got their answers -- and unique justice.
Crusading convicts turned the docile Echo newspaper into a voice for prison reform. Fellow inmates cheered, but alarmed TDCJ officials preferred silence.
Rae Evening Earth Ott rescues these wild creatures, enlisting others in her cause
Reagan Hamilton goes into Texas jails and tells inmates they better stay in touch with their kids. Her sadly powerful message has sparked some successes. Too bad they don't include her own father.
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?
Cary Rasberry, 19, wants to be mayor. Why won't Tomball let him run?
Bound for the World Wrestling Federation or not, these folks learn to take their lumps at Texas All-Star Wrestling
Less than two years after Billie Bob Harrell Jr. took the $31 million lottery jackpot, he took his own life
In search of love and glamour on the Pasadena karaoke circuit
If you think your HMO is bad, check out what Texas has created for its prison inmates
In the early 1960s, Eldrewey Stearns was a powerful force for integration in a segregated society. Then he forgot his way, and history forgot him. Until, that is, he met writer Thomas R. Cole.
When their daughter was ten months old, Julie and Greg Yount learned that she was profoundly deaf -- a diagnosis that forced them to confront profound questions of culture and identity
From the outside, Brookside Village looks small-town calm. But those on the inside insist that something, somehow, is afoot.
A vigorous advocate for teachers and the bane of HISD administrators, confrontational union boss Gayle Fallon wields a growing power over the direction of Houston's public schools
Houston sculptor David Adickes has one message for the art world: large is good
Bail bondsmen claim no-money bonds are putting criminals on the street