Until last December, Hewitt-based Happy Endings Dog Rescue paid hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to board dogs at the Lavon-based Camp Diggy Bones kennel. But word went out among the animal rescue community that Happy Endings, run by a woman named Linda Robinson-Pardo, suddenly lost a major ... More >>
It's a Thursday afternoon and Dr. Khaled Jabboury greets a patient in the waiting room of his office at the West Houston Medical Center. The woman, though it's not immediately noticeable, is facing the toughest challenge of her life. As Dr. Jabboury has proven, she has come to the right place. For ... More >>
The doomed -- and uninsured -- Ethan AllenThe Ethan Allen was a tour boat that plied the waters of Lake George in upstate New York. Six years ago this week, it sank and killed 20 of the elderly tourists on board. The owners believed they had sufficient insurance, until they tried to use it a ... More >>
Photo by Jeff BalkeThe Hi-Miler: Demands for more actionA Houston-area attorney says lax supervision of the Hi-Miler ride at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo made a fatal accident a "statistical certainty" and is calling for a state investigation. Attorney Joe Stephens sent a formal comp ... More >>
Photo by Jeff BalkeThe HiMiler taken at last year's rodeo carnival.A man fell 28 feet to his death from the HiMiler roller coaster in the waning moments of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo season. The 46-year-old was given CPR at the scene before being taken to the hospital, where he wa ... More >>
It's easy for a three-time felon to get $20 million for his investment company, as long as no one asks any questions.
A little-noticed deadline is fast approaching -- the last day when Texas merchants can legally sell cigarettes that are not "fire-safe." For you tobacco addicts, that means cigarettes that taste like they're supposed to.The Texas Department of Insurance (for some reason) is sending out reminders ... More >>
Kathern Cathey thought she had an insurance policy that would save her life. Not exactly.
State doesn't keep track of how many denials are reversed on appeal
Houston attorney Mike Doyle and TMI are locked in a battle over truth, lies and an employee's right to workers' comp benefits.
Things are starting to get ugly between Ike victims and insurance adjusters. Anyone who's listened to a radio in the past two weeks has heard the heartwarming commercials from insurance companies, full of comforting music and sympathetic voices consoling you and informing you that an army of adjust ... More >>
The Institute for Business & Home Safety says Houston is dragging behind its Gulf Coast neighbors with regards to improving building codes following Hurricane Katrina. While some coastal communities have stepped up their building standards, the changes haven’t been adopted by nearby inland commun ... More >>
Texas is at the top of the heap again – this time we are the most uninsured state, health care-wise, in the country. Woo hoo! Oh, snap, wait, that’s not a good thing, is it? The U.S. Census Bureau released a report today stating that the number of uninsured in America was down to just 15.3% in ... More >>
Spurred on by a fellow student's death, Oliver Brown, William Hudson and Justin Jordan ran a gauntlet on their way to bring down a president
Riders may get more than they bargained for when they head to amusement parks this summer
Reiser sells his insurance firm while a state agency negotiates the fine
The latest victims of death merchant Davis will recoup their losses - when he's dead
A dogged detective and a Houston judge take parting shots at an old nemesis
A story about the new life and old ways of a notorious killer spurs indictments and national coverage
Was Walter Waldhauser/ Michael Davis tipped about his latest arrest warrants?
Is Elton Bomer the bully who's needed to help colonias -- or just another political grandstander?
In the '70s, Walter Waldhauser arranged four contract murders. Nearly 20 years later, he has a new name and a new line of work -- but he still generates a profit from death.
AG Dan Morales may not have won in court, but he won where it matters -- on TV