Will all of this rich Texas dirt hurt Perry's 2016 Presidential aspirations?
If you live around here and you haven't heard about the Eagle Ford Shale oil and natural gas play in the past few years, you just haven't been paying attention. The shale play that stretches from South Texas into Mexico is one of the key developments that has revitalized the U.S. energy sector after ... More >>
There's been a lot of that wet stuff falling from the sky of late, but don't let all the rain fool you: Texas is still in the grips of one hell of a drought, along with most of the Southwest. In the city, it's easy to look at the rain pelting out of the sky and groan because you've got to walk thre ... More >>
Members of the Stop Highway 6 Landfill coalition are warning folks that the proposed Waller County landfill is going to spoil the rural landscape, poison the water supply and pollute our schoolchildren. Project officials say this is a bunch of rubbish. Pending state approval, the 723-acre site -- ... More >>
Breath of fresh airIt's a rarity: Good air-pollution news in Texas that doesn't involve the Obama administration forcing state officials to do their job. The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that 156 Texas companies who have received the notoriously loose "flexible" permits ha ... More >>
Texas goes to courtAs expected, Texas state officials are not just going to roll over and accept the Obama administration's taking away their right to rubber-stamp every application to let companies pour greenhouses gases into the air. Texas AG Greg Abbott went to court today, filing a petit ... More >>
Readers respond to "Trash Talk"
Online readers respond to high school girls slathered in whipped cream and chocolate.
And viewers of our chef tats piece weigh in on the ink.
Readers are gearing up for the Astros' 2010 season.
Oil and gas make the world go 'round, but refining the stuff can be deadly business. And according to a new report, the cancer-causing chemical known as benzene is on the rise.Earlier today, the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project released a study showing that benzene ... More >>
If you worry about pollution -- especially in light on the EPA's latest study of the cancer risk posed by air pollution -- you might see that instead of threatening our lives, air pollution actually helps all of us, especially those of us who are most vulnerable, the kids.For purposes of illustr ... More >>
Solutia Inc. is a "small business" in the overall scheme of things in the petrochemical universe, but the organic chemical production plant outside of Alvin managed to outdo the big boys on Wednesday when it racked up the biggest pollution fine of the week in our great state.For its achievement, So ... More >>
That stuff flowing from the faucet is safe, cheap and environmental
The organization was supposed to make him a better man. Instead, his parents say, it made him a dead one.
With a lot of prompting, HCAD files a lawsuit the neighbors never did
Professional death cleaners are hired to disinfect, deodorize and make it seem like it never happened
Too much of a good thing threatens the oysters in Galveston Bay
An alternative to gasoline-based fuel gains traction in Houston
Not all Houstonians revel in our God-given right to be loudly obnoxious