Hey, need a ride-share? The City of Houston has used Zipcar's technology of electronically loaning and reserving cars for a little more than year. A total of 13 city departments use this technology which promotes clean air and has city employees whipping around in electric and hybrid vehicles. How ... More >>
There's a lurching feeling that comes when you realize you don't have any health insurance. You'll be walking along, a swing in your step, a grin on your face, when it hits you: Anything could happen. You just walked under a ladder. Fool! You just felt like you had to sneeze. It's pneumonia! That ... More >>
For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like home.
Car years are like dog years. They age much faster than we do. The average life cycle of a car is getting shorter and shorter as automakers compete to have the latest and greatest redesign on the block. In between redesigns, many automakers try to trick you into thinking that a car is "all-new" when ... More >>
A 60-year-old woman was killed by a drunk driver who also sent a four-year-old girl to the hospital Saturday night, police say. Mary Helen Aranda, 60, was driving a Toyota Corolla westbound in the block of 6700 Lyons about 8:10 p.m. Saturday when she was struck by the PT Cruiser being driven eastbo ... More >>
From reading his most recent arrest affidavit, it looks like Darren Patrick Scheper had a good thing going there for a while. As his friends would later tell police, Scheper's hustle was to break into cars, steal whatever valuables he could find inside, and if he was lucky enough to find a wallet st ... More >>
Some businesses are jerks for pimping a junk heap on wheels on Memorial Day. Others are silly for trying to sell sexual innuendo-heavy mattresses ("firm," "spread out," "not squishy") on a day that's supposed to be all about giving it up to American servicemen and women. Then there are these super- ... More >>
Heading into work on a Monday morning is difficult enough. You really don't need to be discovering dead bodies on the way. But that's what happened to one northwest-side woman as she left for work about 7:30 a.m. Monday, Houston police say. The woman "noticed a red 1991 Toyota Corolla parked in th ... More >>
De gustibus non est disputandum, as they say in Latin, which basically means some people's taste sucks but there's no sense arguing with them about it. But we had to take issue with the FBI declaring bank robber John "Steven" Stark, pictured above, as being "tall, dark and handsome." Stark, who is ... More >>
Hope, abandonedAn Icelandic saga as written by Franz Kafka. That is the best way we can describe what happens when you attempt to register and transfer title to a car given to you as a gift by your dad who lives out of state. Through what is now four trips to the Harris County Administration ... More >>
Drunk drivers, a car chase, a deathA man has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after a wild car chase killed an innocent driver on Telephone Road late Friday night.Herman Rodriguez Torres, 36, was charged after the Chevy Suburban he was driving smashed into a Toyota Corolla in the 3200 ... More >>
Photo courtesy Nueces County SOSamantha Hamilton needed her iced teaIf you're gonna take an aggravated robbery charge, whatever it is that you robbed most aggravatedly should be worth it. After all, this is a first degree felony we're talking here, punishable by five to 99 years or life in pris ... More >>
Take the iPhone and runSometimes you don't have to spend weeks or months in your criminal lair thinking up highly intricate plots to attain riches and power.Sometimes the keep it simple, stupid path actually works.Houston Community College has sent an e-mail warning out to students at the Staffor ... More >>
As Mexican drug cartels increasingly recruit American teens as runners, a Sugar Land teen goes across the border and ends up dead.
If we had to pick one song to define the decade, we'd have to choose "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp," by Three 6 Mafia. It was a hard decade for the people of this country. You had September 11, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina and the financial crisis. We even think Obama might want to thro ... More >>
courtesy of HPDThe two suspected knife menHouston police are looking for a pair of men suspected of stabbing 22-year-old Vicente Ramirez to death early Saturday morning. Police say Ramirez and some friends were at a bar at around 4:30 a.m. at 5901 Hillcroft when they got into a fight with a bunc ... More >>
Between serious safety and environmental concerns, the Toyota Prius isn't the angel that everyone thinks it is.
One analyst indulges his gonzo side
A teenage mom-to-be decides she doesn't want her babies after all
Tricked-out rides roll to Reliant for Hot Import Daze
Fleetwood Mac opens the Toyota Center, the Chron hyperventilates, and a city grumbles
Welcome to the ballpark. And brown fields and barren expanses of a still-not-rejuvenated section of downtown.
APV is more than his home. It's his life. No wonder he can't let it go without one final struggle.
In Gulfton, soccer is much more than a game