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Tom DeLay

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Texas Gets a D-Plus In Fighting Corruption

    Texas got a dismal D-plus for its efforts in fighting corruption in a broad nationwide study. At least they did better than New Jersey, you're saying? Gedda loada dis: New Jersey won the freakin' t'ing, with a B-plus. The Center for Public Integrity, Global Integrity and Public Radio International ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    End Times: Dave Eggers's Shower Curtain Short Story and Other Sure Signs of the APX

    The Mayan calendar is ticking steadily on toward expiration, but that is the least convincing sign of the apocalypse since Harold Camping predicted one in May. More persuasive: 5,000 dead blackbirds falling from the sky on January 1, 2011, the New York Observer trend piece on how young people aren ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Rachelle Renee Price LOVES Getting Her Jail Mugshot Taken

    Brazoria County SO​You thought Tom DeLay was smiling in his police mugshot? He was an abject depressive compared to Rachelle Renee Price. Price was picked up in Pearland Sunday for trying to pass some forged checks at a grocery store, KPRC reports, and she was taken to the Brazoria County Jai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    The 10 Worst Things Texas Has Given To The Modern World

    It's not nature's way, it's Houston's​If we were to list all the great, terrific things Texas, Our Texas has given to civilization, we would be here all day. (Two words: Jessica Simpson.) Unfortunately, Texas has also gifted America and the world with some things the world and America would n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2010

    Comment Of The Day: Ken Starr, A Cross To Bear For Baylor Fundraisers

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Troy Aikman Doing Dancing With The Stars

    Following Tom DeLay and Michael Irvin​Rejoice, Cowboy fans -- the last quarterback to lead you to a Super Bowl is going on Dancing with the Stars.Troy Aikman has confirmed to TMZ -- who ambushed him outside a restaurant to get the answer to this pressing questions -- that he will follow in the sli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Fort Bend, You Could Have Had A "Patrick Swayze Elementary"

    ​Fort Bend is opening a new elementary, and they threw open the naming process. Three dozen suggestions came in.Some were old school: Abraham Lincoln Elementary. Honest Abe doesn't tend to get many things named after him these days outside of Illinois.Hillary Clinton Elementary? It would have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Do's & Don'ts For The (Alleged, ALLEGED) "High-Priced" Hooker Getting A Mugshot

    Houston cops recently arrested a group of what the media described as "high-priced call girls" at a private event at a Midtown club."This is a party that was organized on a Web site that caters to mainly prostitution," said Lt. C. Vasquez with HPD's vice division. Police said they managed to infilt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Another Visit To Past Turkeys of the Year

    ​Do you remember The Alamo? Of course you don't. It was a terrible movie.But boy, did it get a lot of hype here in Texas. Papers did stories, Texas Monthly gave it a cover, and the American public gave it the finger.Which led to its inclusion as a 2004 Turkey of the Year, one in a string of years ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    It's Turkey-Lurkey Time, As Burt Bacharach Would Say

    ​November brings with it Thanksgiving, which in turn brings with it the annual Houston Press accounting of the Turkeys of the Year here in Houston.Last year was easy, of course: any year that includes the e-mail antics of District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal is pretty much a no-brainer. When a year i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Top 5 Restaurants in Sugar Land

    The suburbs don't have to be all about McMansions, box stores, and soul-crushing conformity, do they? Open your mind and head to the land of Tara Lipinski, Tom DeLay and sugar. Photo courtesy of Japaneiro's​5. Sushi Bistro and Latin Grill, 2168 Texas Dr. Like many so-called fusion places, Jap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    The Week In TV: Seriously. You Need to Watch Community

    I know you think the only event of note last week in TV Land was the sad departure of Tom DeLay from Dancing With the Stars. But Dazzle Me Dreamy's punk out was only the beginning. NBC canceled Southland, which is officially the first victim of uber-hack Jay Leno's primetime talk show. Granted, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Stranger Musical Pairings Than Dancing With the Stars' Tom DeLay and Cheryl Burke

    ​Dancing With the Stars announced the pairings for its upcoming season Monday - like you care - and while some out there are no doubt crunching the odds of Debi Mazar and that Russian guy squaring off with Chuck Liddell and...that Russian chick in the finals, local interest is still focused on fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Five Post-Political Careers As Bad As Appearing On Dancing With The Stars

    Most politicians, once their days in government service are over, go on to less public but nonetheless luractive careers in the private sector. They serve on corporate boards, become presidents of universities, or enjoy a quiet retirement. Sure, they can't all be Jimmy Carter, parlaying a lengthy p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    At Least This Financial-Scandal Houstonian Is More Eccentric Than Ken Lay

    Photo by yomanimusBloomberg is reporting that the Houston-based Stanford Group Co. is under investigation by the Feds. In the aftermath of the Bernie Madoff scandal, both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority want to know how Stanford can keep payin ... More >>

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    November 6, 2008
  • Dining

    December 7, 2006
  • News

    November 23, 2006

    Turkeys of the Year

    The 2006 Collectors Edition

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Getting Schooled

    A legendary debate teacher has a lesson plan to knock off Congressman John Culberson

  • Dining

    April 13, 2006

    Bossa

    Sangria

  • News

    December 8, 2005
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    November 24, 2005

    Turkeys of the Year

    Just stuff 'em

  • News

    September 22, 2005
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    August 25, 2005

    Close to the Vest

    Some HPD officers aren't so hot about safety

  • News

    May 26, 2005

    Bohacked Off

    A state rep takes umbrage

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Draining the Swamp

    A scorched-earth management philosophy is sucking the life out of our region's wetlands

  • News

    December 16, 2004

    Time Out, Mack

    Rewarding bad behavior by underachievers

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Inspect Yourself

    No one disagrees on the latest pro-development plan

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    August 26, 2004

    Signs of Ignorance

    Just chop 'em where it says "Do Not Chop," boys

  • News

    July 1, 2004
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    June 24, 2004
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    February 26, 2004
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    November 27, 2003

    Turkeys of the Year

    The worst flock-ups of 2003, starting with Big Tom himself

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002
  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Tales of Rail

    Metro's incoming chairman loves to tell stories. Can Houstonians cotton to his next one?

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Lay Down

    Plus: No Apologies, El Paso's Best

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Austin Shocker

    Congressional redistricting: Dem disaster or Trojan horse?

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Letters

    Brutality Behind Bars, Tall Tales, Dirty Airy

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    Taking Aim

    Teenagers and anti-handgun advocates are helping Jaime Barrica keep a promise to his dead son

  • News

    February 18, 1999
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    January 21, 1999
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    May 7, 1998

    Upping the Ante-Up

    A planned HOV lane in west Houston ma instead become yet another toll road in our fair city

  • News

    January 1, 1998
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    October 2, 1997
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    December 5, 1996

    In The Rough

    In its quest for a Municipal golf course, Lake jackson learned a valuable lesson: Never buy land without checking it out first. Unfortunately, the lesson came six years too late.

  • News

    August 22, 1996
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    December 14, 1995

    Lenwood Johnson's Last Stand

    APV is more than his home. It's his life. No wonder he can't let it go without one final struggle.

  • News

    December 7, 1995
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