Tarrant County

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2014

    America Family Law Center's "Legal Aid" for Low-Income Folks Is Sorta Expensive

    We've been at it for a little while, and we still can't figure out what kind of business is being run out of suite 609 at 1314 Texas Street and what services their low-income clientele are getting for the hundreds they fork over. And we think that's the idea. The office contains multitudes: Organiz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    The New Hate Group List Is In, Y'all!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Who Was Lucille Bishop Smith?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Houston Babylon: The 1970s Shotgun Death of Bonnie and Clyde Assistant William Daniel "Deacon" Jones

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Let's Hear It For Houston, Home To 4 Of TxDot's 10 Most Congested Highway Stretches

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    Dems Dream Of A Blue Texas As They Convene In Houston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Dallas Wiens: Faceless Texan Says Brit Tabloid Forged His Name On Photo-Release Contract

    Dallas Wiens has enough troubles​You 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 >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010

    Prison Pays

    Despite a history of abuse and bad conditions, private prison corporation GEO keeps getting contracts from the state.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Toadies At House of Blues: Twitter Edition

    Photos by Groovehouse​To 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Bob Perry Loses A Big Verdict In Fort Worth

    Bob Perry​Houston 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Are You With Me, Father Tu? -- Women Sue Catholic Diocese Over Alleged Molestings

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Radnofsky's Claim About Texas Marriages Is Quite A Stretch

    ​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 >>

  • News

    August 20, 2009

    Gay Panic in Cowtown

    The police raid on the Rainbow Lounge rocked the calm world of Fort Worth gays.

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    Toxic Town: Cancer and Birth Defects in Somerville

    In Somerville, chances are far better than normal that you will die of cancer or give birth to a deformed baby

  • News

    September 30, 2004

    KISD Off

    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

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    Heart Broken

    Despite the mounting evidence of innocence, a convict remains in prison

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    Penned In

    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?

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Johnnie and Dilbert

    Plus: Taking ExCEPtion

  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Innocence Lost

    The D.A.'s policy cuts into an inmate advocacy program

  • Calendar

    November 15, 2001

    Talk's Back

    Storytellers practice their craft in a concert for all ages

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Paying the Price

    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.

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Love Hurts

    Six of her ex-lovers or associates are wounded or dead. Authorities wonder if old ways die hard for former Houston attorney Catherine Mehaffey Shelton.

  • News

    March 11, 1999
  • News

    November 19, 1998

    A Killer By Any Other Name

    Walt Waldhauser who became Michael Lee Davis may be headed back to prison

  • News

    January 29, 1998

    Bush's Big Score

    Bank on it: The Rangers sale will haunt the governor's run for president in 2000

  • Music

    July 27, 1995

    Junior or Joke?

    Bob Wills' family disowns the man claiming to be the prince of Western swing

  • News

    May 12, 1994

    A Taxing Situation

    When the tax assessor raises the value of one house on a block through the roof, the question is: Who's next?

  • News

    December 2, 1993

    The Final Conspiracy

    Obsessed with a 30-year-old murder, JFK assassinologists go to court to silence one another