• Calendar

    November 6, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    Police Say Two Dead in Murder-Suicide at Ben Taub Hospital

    Two employees at Ben Taub Hospital were shot and killed during an apparent murder-suicide, according to HPD. The shooting took place Wednesday around 2:15 p.m. at the hospital's outpatient pharmacy, which is attached to the hospital and accessible through the main building. Police say a pharmacist ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Police: Michael Brown Attempted Suicide

    Michael Brown's hospitalization was the result of an attempted suicide, according to a Miami Beach Police Department offense report. Officers responding to a 911 call October 24 found Brown laying in a master bedroom closet and found a suicide note on the bedroom nightstand. A female witness who ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Ted Nugent, Who Shit His Pants to Avoid Vietnam, Blames Military Suicides on Constitutional Violation

    For whatever reason, there are those among us who feel Ted Nugent is a cogent voice for Second Amendment rights. There are people who feel he's doing a service to those seeking to maintain their right to bear arms every time he flaps his soul patch. There are those that respect him. Hopefully, afte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Gertrude Companion, 72, Bayou Body Count No. 173

    Two people found shot to death at 14302 Carolcrest St. about 10:30 a.m. on October 3 were part of an apparent murder-suicide, Houston police say. Police identified the victims, both of the same address, as Gertrude Companion, 72, and Michael Companion, 71.

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2012

    Apparent Murder-Suicide in Mechanic Shop: Bayou Body Count No. 98

    Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide that took place last Friday at 6250 Westward around 6:45 p.m. According to HPD, they believe the female victim was shot by the male victim before he shot himself. The identities of the two were not know, however investigators were told they were in ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Grave Babies Want You To "F*ck Off"

    Making a low-budget gothic music video is a double-edged sword. Sometimes you get stuck with the soul-crushing awfulness of Candy Apple Blue's "Graveyard," which was so bad that its very existence birthed the Gothic Council just to mock it. Other times you get Town Monster's "Bela Lugosi," which wa ... More >>

  • News

    May 31, 2012

    Protecting Gay Kids

    Schools are finally getting tougher on gay bullying.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Gay Bullying: Efforts To Fight It Are Improving

    Being gay in the harsh environment of high school or college can be difficult and depressing. It's been that way for years, as a gay classmate of Mitt Romney found out. While the problem is still persistent, efforts to fight it have become both more widespread and more effective. It's a developmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    RIP Junior Seau: Legendary Linebacker Dead in Possible Suicide

    Junior Seau, a legendary linebacker at USC, the San Diego Chargers and the New England patriots, has died at 43, multiple media sources are reporting via Twitter. Police responded to a shooting at his Oceanside, California home and found him, according to TMZ, which first broke the story. In 2012, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    David Earl Brown: Court Reverses Montrose Killer's Conviction Because of Suicide Attempt

    David Earl Brown shot Whitt Bruney to death in Montrose in 2008, a case that garnered attention because, among other things, Bruney had built a panic room because of his fear of Brown. Brown said the shooting was in self-defense, but a jury convicted him and gave him ten years in prison. Now an ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Omar Salazar, 31, Shot By Jealous Husband Who Then Killed Himself, Bayou Body Count No. 15

    Diego Martinez kills two, commits suicide​The man who was with Diego Martinez's wife when he returned home from work and began shooting, killing her, has also died, police say. And Martinez has committed suicide, they say. Omar Salazar, 31, was with Martha Nava De Martinez, 40, also called A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Abe Fiszer: Houston Fire Department Captain Resigns After Kiddy Porn Bust

    According to a criminal complaint on file in the Harris County Courthouse, Saul Abraham "Abe" Fiszer, an 18-year-veteran of the Houston Fire Department, had been struggling with pornography addiction for some time. He and his wife had been working through it, and Fiszer had sought counseling. Unf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    DVDs & Blu-rays: One Last Look at December

    All three of these DVDs were released in early December. They didn't make our cut then, but we thought we'd take one more look at them. The Found Footage Festival: Volume 1 (2004) and The Found Footage Festival: Volume 2 (2005) star Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher; Pickett and Prueher direct. The S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Unidentified Male in Murder-Suicide, Bayou Body Count No. 154

    Fox 26's take on it.​Two men were dead after a murder-suicide on the west side last night, Houston police say. Their names have not been released pending notification of family members, but they were discovered about 10:40 p.m. in the 6300 block of Deerwood Road, near the Houston Country Club ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    Unidentified Female in Murder-Suicide, Bayou Body Count No. 70

    Murder-suicide on the east side​A woman was killed this morning on the east side by a man who then committed suicide, police say. The names of the couple have not been released, but Houston police say the incident happened about 8:30 this morning in the 12700 block of Woodforest. The two, ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Unidentified Female, 26, Bayou Body Count No. 58

    Murder-suicide in Kingwood​A 26-year-old Kingwood woman was shot several times and killed by the man she was living with, who then turned the gun on himself and committed suicide, Houston police say. Identities are being withheld, but the incident happened in the 5400 block of Forest Spring D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Wilson Sauzo: The Last Defendant in the La Potra Sex-And-Drug-Trafficking Case Gets Three Years

    Headed behind bars.​The last defendant in the cases surrounding La Potra, a Houston bar accused of being the center of drug- and sex-trafficking, was sentenced to three years in federal prison. Wilson Sauzo, 29, was convicted on cocaine-running charges. Four others involved in the case were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Jan Lim, 59, Bayou Body Count No. 271

    Murder-suicide in midst of a divorce​A man killed his estranged wife and then committed suicide on the southwest side Monday night, police say. HPD was called to the couple's home at the intersection of Dairy Ashford and Huntington Venture by the man's brother, who had found their bodies. Po ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2010

    13-Year-Old's Suicide

    Readers comment on bullying tragedy.

  • Calendar

    August 19, 2010

    The Hours

    Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? Virginia, for one.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Lisa Williams, 41, Bayou Body Count No. 195

    Murder-suicide near the South Sam Houston Tollway​A man got into an argument with his ex-wife, shot her several times in the back and then apparently took his own life, police said.Lisa Williams, 41, was at her home in the 16100 block of Bantam Ridge Court on the southwest side of town when she an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2010

    Possible Suicide After Police Chase, Bayou Body Count No. 11

    ​You'd think that you would be jumping for joy if you successfully outran the cops in high-speed car chase.Apparently, you'd be wrong.In the early morning hours on Monday, police found the body of a man in a storage shed at 5815 Hirondel who appeared to have shot himself. He was also the same man ... More >>

  • News

    December 3, 2009

    Noncombat Deaths: Another Casualty of War

    The mass shooting at Fort Hood was just one of a growing number of troubling military deaths, murders and suicides.

  • Calendar

    August 20, 2009

    Kathryn Casey

    This Houstonian and true-crime writer turns her sights on the world of fiction

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Death Doesn't Take A Holiday

    Unfortunately, murder doesn't recognize holiday weekends, as evidenced by the following homicide investigations recently opened by area law enforcement.A man was killed following a shootout with Humble police late this morning. Details are limited, but the incident occurred outside an employment off ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009

    Christopher Titus

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Time Grudgingly Credits The Chronicle For Its Work On Army-Recruiter Suicides

    Time magazine has done a comprehensive report on the suicides among Army recruiters, a massive piece with plenty of attention paid to the troubles in Houston.As we read it, we wondered -- more and more as it went on -- how they were not giving any credit to the Houston Chronicle, which has been doin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Working With A God: How That New Musical By Pixies' Frontman Came About

    We told you yesterday about how Pixies founder Black Francis is collaborating with Houston's Catastrophic Theatre on a new musical play. Now we have the details of how the seemingly improbable event came about.Jason Nodler, formerly of Infernal Bridegroom but now the heart (or, at least, one of them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Working With A God: How That New Musical By Pixies' Frontman Came About

    We told you yesterday about how Pixies founder Black Francis is collaborating with Houston's Catastrophic Theatre on a new musical play. Now we have the details of how the seemingly improbable event came about.Jason Nodler, formerly of Infernal Bridegroom but now the heart (or, at least, one of them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Troubled Jail Inmate Arrested Again

    Early this morning, Laura Howard was arrested with her boyfriend because they allegedly broke into a gas station and took cigarettes sometime last week. It's been about two weeks since we published a story about Howard, who was first arrested last year after a suicide attempt at her home and ended u ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2008

    Fic at NiteBoomsday

    Web exclusive

  • News

    October 2, 2008

    Soldier Suicides

    Surviving our War on Terror calls for more than an ability to dodge bullets and IEDs

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2008

    Chris Grabenstein

    The author of Mad Mouse signs his new adult title, Hell Hole, and new young adult release, The Crossroads

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    A New Retreat for the ManKind Project Houston

    The organization settles a lawsuit, says it'll make changes

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    Cover Story: Mental Anguish at Texas West Oaks Hospital

    Amanda Lilley was 6 years old when she went to Texas West Oaks Hospital in Houston, broke her arm in her room and although medical personnel knew she’d hurt herself, no one in the private psychiatric facility realized her arm was broken until she was picked up days later by her mom who rushed her ... More >>

  • News

    May 8, 2008

    Mental Anguish at Texas West Oaks Hospital

    Go to this private psychiatric facility, and you might be helped. Or you might be shut in a room all alone and end up like Amanda, with a broken arm. Or dead.

  • News

    October 5, 2006


    Gary Webb's reporting on CIA ties to cocaine destroyed his life, too

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Baby Blues

    Lisa Collins took the Paxil her doctor prescribed. There was supposed to be no problem with her continuing it during her pregnancy. Now, it seems, there was.

  • Calendar

    June 1, 2006
  • Music

    July 3, 2003
  • News

    April 24, 2003

    A Hanging Offense

    Did the Devereux Treatment Center provide the care Cecilia Garrett needed or did it drive the young teenager to her death?

  • Culture

    February 27, 2003

    Steal This Movie

    Studios don't get the Upright Citizens, which isn't funny at all

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    The Private Trial of Donald Davis

    A Houston attorney who specialized in saving killers' lives couldn't handle his own. So he took it.

  • News

    November 25, 1999


    Texas Lottery. Let's buy our tickets and bet on the day that Robert Arthur Pearson finally kills himself in public while we all watch

  • News

    August 7, 1997

    What Really Happened To Rodeny Hulin?

    Since his death, teenage inmate Rodney Hulin has become a national symbol of why it's wrong to send juveniles to adult prisons. His true story, though, paints a different kind of troubling picture.

  • News

    May 2, 1996

    Case Closed?

    A year later, there's still only one suspect in the killing of HPD's Alan Mabry

  • News

    June 15, 1995

    Mad Dog's Demise

    Alan Mabry was a man on a mission. His death last month left friends, colleagues and authorities baffled -- as did his obsessive life.

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