The Southern Poverty Law Center has released its 2014 map of hate groups, and we're so stoked over the 57 choices in Texas that we don't even know which one to join! Choices include Holocaust deniers, Nazis, black separatists, neo-Confederates, and that ol' chestnut of hate, the KKK. The Klan is es ... More >>
The subject of this week's cafe review, Lucille's, frustrated me so much over the course of three visits that I struggled this week to find much nice to say about it in my weekly review advance (the post you're reading right now which -- hopefully -- directs readers to each week's restaurant review) ... More >>
Houston Babylon, the feature that came out earlier this week, dissects a few of the creepiest and most chilling events in Houston history. In coming up with four of those tales, we stumbled over many more -- too many to fit the print edition. All this week we'll bring you some extra, online-only s ... More >>
The Texas Department of Transportation has released its annual list of the most angst-producing stretches of highway in the state, and once again the Houston area is not to be denied. Four of the top 10 most congested "roadway segments" are within driving distance, if by "driving" you mean "sitting ... More >>
For people who've been losing Texas elections pretty consistently since the `80s, Democrats at the Democratic State Convention officially kicking off today in downtown Houston are surprisingly upbeat. That's because many of them are expecting the tide to turn in Texas politics, maybe not today or to ... More >>
Dallas Wiens has enough troublesYou know what's worse than getting your entire face seared off by an exposed power line? Well...not much, actually. But having a British tabloid forge your name on a contract in order to publish pictures of said face without your consent is pretty dang bad. An ... More >>
Despite a history of abuse and bad conditions, private prison corporation GEO keeps getting contracts from the state.
Photos by GroovehouseTo Rocks Off's eternal anoyance, we can't be everywhere at once, so Saturday we had to fall on our sword and skip the sold-out Toadies show at House of Blues. This time... we won't let them come back without seeing them, promise. Especially since the general opinion among ... More >>
Bob PerryHouston homebuilder Bob Perry usually gets what he wants, whether it's John Kerry getting Swift-Boated out of the White House or a Texas Supreme Court filled with his pals and recipients of his campaign cash.One thing he really wanted was to beat Bob & Jane Cull of Mansfield in a cou ... More >>
Seven women have sued a suspended Houston priest for allegedly molesting them when he worked for the Fort Worth Diocese from the mid-1970s until the early 1990s. Father Joseph Tu was transferred to Holy Rosary Church in midtown Houston in 1993, and he was suspended from the priesthood in 2006 ... More >>
Houston lawyer Barbara Ann Radnofsky, who plans to challenge Greg Abbott as a Democratic candidate in next year's Attorney General race, must feel that the spotlight isn't shining bright enough from her speaking gig at tonight's Tarrant County Young Democrats Gubernatorial Forum at Texas Christia ... More >>
The police raid on the Rainbow Lounge rocked the calm world of Fort Worth gays.
In Somerville, chances are far better than normal that you will die of cancer or give birth to a deformed baby
Klein students are on a fast track to expulsion, thanks to a district that's figured a way to get someone else to pick up the tab for alternative education
Despite the mounting evidence of innocence, a convict remains in prison
Almost nobody -- not even the trial judge or the victim -- thinks John Michael Harvey molested a child. So why's he still serving 40 years in prison?
Plus: Taking ExCEPtion
The D.A.'s policy cuts into an inmate advocacy program
Storytellers practice their craft in a concert for all ages
Hospital district officials wanted a simple one-sentence policy on immigrant health care. What they got instead was a criminal probe and plenty of politics.
Walt Waldhauser who became Michael Lee Davis may be headed back to prison
Bank on it: The Rangers sale will haunt the governor's run for president in 2000
Bob Wills' family disowns the man claiming to be the prince of Western swing
When the tax assessor raises the value of one house on a block through the roof, the question is: Who's next?
Obsessed with a 30-year-old murder, JFK assassinologists go to court to silence one another