We - and, judging by the email, nearly every other newspaper in the state - got a very perplexing message in our inbox yesterday from a brand new political action group calling itself the "Medical and Personal Freedom PAC." The message starts by pointing out how Texas feels mighty far behind on the ... More >>
Part four in a series for Houston Pride Week. Once formed, "The Caucus" as the Houston LGBT Political Caucus became known quickly organized a series of actions that would see the political power of the LGBT community expand exponentially. By the end of the decade, even straight candidates would see ... More >>
We've heard of spectators and reporters being admonished for fiddling on their cell phones during court proceedings, but never a judge. But State Rep. Harold Dutton (D-Houston) wants everyone to know that a Polk County judge wasn't using sound judgment (HEY-OH!) when she allegedly texted advice to p ... More >>
The top 10 restaurants in EaDo.
So you're not comfortable with the EaDo sobriquet. I don't care. The damn thing has stuck. It's short, easy and to-the-point. (Besides, the more important question is what to call that weird DMZ area on South Shepherd that's not quite Montrose, not quite Upper Kirby, not quite River Oaks and not qui ... More >>
On Tuesday, we asked you to decipher a series of puzzles in which 20 well-known Houston restaurants had their names/logos chopped and screwed. We received a ton of correct answers from you, our clever readers, which means a lot of people went into the pool to win a set of cookbooks and food tomes fr ... More >>
HISD trustee only kinda sorry for flyer
Kittens died, apparentlyOne evening in the summer of last year, "Simone" was washing the dishes in her Memorial-area condo. When she glanced up, she was presented with a shocking sight: a man, one she'd often seen walking past her unit on his way to the pool, was standing on the other side of ... More >>
Jolanda Jones gets her investigationThe State Bar of Texas's disciplinary arm will investigate Houston City Attorney David Feldman, based on a complaint filed by embattled City Councilwoman Jolanda Jones. According to the July 22 letter obtained by Hair Balls, "the Office of the Chief Discip ... More >>
Still plenty of action at the State Bar of TexasTexas lawyers have always been allowed to bone (or be boned by) their clients. No prohibitions, no scolding from the State Bar, no penalties.Everyone's happy, right? And it's not a barter system at all -- in all cases, it's true love between a heroi ... More >>
Photo courtesy of My TableThe steel awards themselves (no more glass!) weren't the only new things this year."You can't help but feel great when you're honored and respected by your peers and Houston diners," said Sean Beck today, after bringing home a stunning two awards at the annual My Tab ... More >>
Nikki Araguz's former lawyer publicized her historyThe case of whether a fallen Wharton firefighter's benefits should go to his transgender widow< just gets exponentially weirder: Frank Mann, the lawyer representing Thomas Araguz's ex-wife, is facing investigation by the State Bar of ... More >>
Deemed a threat to societyA lawyer who represents homeowners associations and has testified to the legislature and helped draft bills has been charged with possession of child porn.William George Gammon, 49, who has offices at Greenway Plaza, was arrested June 3 and was ordered held without bond ... More >>
The art of smoke, ten years later, at Bobbie Que's Rib Shack.
Discussion continues around Ask A Mexican and the Bronx Bar.
Remember Fen-phen, the obesity wonder drug that made headlines in the late 1990s when the FDA took it off the market because of abnormal heart problems in users? That same drug also sent product-liability lawyers across the country scrambling to courthouses, taking enough settlement money to pay for ... More >>
New UH president, same commuter school
A non-PC e-mail riles a group of judges
Bring out your dead -- and wait
Dillard's may dominate advertising -- and be all but absent from news headlines
Some traffic court offenders find horror in their junk mail
A recycled city official comes home to roost
The already wild Texas legal system gets a little crazier
A legislative panel summons local GOP leaders to a show-and-tell
Culberson accuses a former GOP congressman of campaign dirty tricks
From the week of January 27, 2000
Hard-line leaders such as loopy Stephen Mansfield have taken their agenda to the Court of Criminal Appeals, where legal precedents--not prosecutions--get overturned
The State Bar of Texas tries again to KAYO John O'Quinn but can't lay a glove on him
Will a less-than-Frank Reyes cloud O'Quinn's win?
Attorney John O'quinn says his big-business enemies are out to do him in. But the real source of his troubles may be closer to home.
A dumb cartoon illustrates women lawyers' problems with the State Bar
Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!
Revealed: Castratin' Mike's youthful indiscretion
As the cyber-future creeps toward Houston, one group stands guard: EFH
Do court-appointed attorneys serve their clients or the courts?