Social Security Administration

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Reminder: DPS Will Not Recognize Name Changes From Same-Sex Marriages

    Last year, after Connie married her partner of nine years in California, she took her wife's surname, legally changing her diver's license and Social Security card to Connie Wilson. Legally speaking, she is Connie Wilson. When work required that Wilson and her partner move from California to Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Five Ways the DPS Could Improve Their Drivers License Mega Centers

    If you need your drivers license renewed -- or have a kid getting his for the first time, God help us all -- you know what you are in for. The lines, the angry people, the smell, MY GOD THE SMELL! Ok, not all DPS offices smell bad (I'm looking at you Dacoma location!), but they all are God awful sev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Happy Hour Scene: Maple Leaf Pub

    ​The Place: The Maple Leaf Pub 514 Elgin 713-520-6464 The Deals: $3 wells; $2.50 pints of Miller Lite and Bud Light; various other weekly and daily specials, including cheap shots of the day and $3 martinis on Mondays, which also feature bingo. The Hours: 3 to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Last Year's Top Baby Names, and More of Houston's Oddest Ones

    You don't make either list, dude.​The Social Security Administration has released its official list of the top ten baby names for 2010. While people might be naming their boys like Biblical prophets, they seem to be naming their girls after spicy Italian or Latina movie stars. Without further ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    What? Someone Actually Gonna Do Time For Identity Theft?

    ​Nakeshia Brown, a 30-year-old Houston woman, has been sentenced for stealing the identities of patients while working as a nurse at Memorial Hermann Hospital. The Houston Press wrote about Brown's case in a cover story about identity theft, published in June of last year. The story highlighted th ... More >>

  • Culture

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  • News

    June 19, 2003

    Taking the Plunge

    Saad Mahmoud is a Rice engineering grad. Instead of fielding $60,000-a-year job offers, he's been trading manual-labor skills for rent-free living -- while waiting out one of the worst job markets in two decades.

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Jailhouse Shock

    Did a Channel 13 reporter sneak her way into an exclusive?

  • News

    January 14, 1999

    Down For The Count

    A test census survey stirs up questions on privacy

  • News

    October 22, 1998

    Making a Killing

    In the '70s, Walter Waldhauser arranged four contract murders. Nearly 20 years later, he has a new name and a new line of work -- but he still generates a profit from death.

  • News

    June 18, 1998

    Attacking the Taxman

    James Farmer and Cliff Williams do their best to irk the IRS