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Travis County

  • News

    May 1, 2014

    Texas Is Losing Out on Millions of Dollars Thanks to Its Defective Property-Tax System

    Across the state, private companies are able to slash their property-tax assessments, but homeowners aren’t as lucky with their county appraisal districts.

  • News

    March 27, 2014

    Dr. Steven Hotze's Weird War Against the Texas Medical Board

    Right wing physicians claim the TMB doesn't play fair. Not everyone agrees.

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    HPD Investigating Victims' Crime Advocate Andy Kahan

    The Houston Police Department is investigating how the city's crime victims' advocate obtained a prisoner's confidential disciplinary record and used the information to try to thwart the prisoner's parole. KTRK's Ted Oberg has been kicking all kinds of ass over Andy Kahan's alleged misconduct, whic ... More >>

  • News

    April 26, 2012

    State and EPA Battle Over Fracking, Flaming Well Water

    When Steve Lipsky blamed fracking for turning his water well into a flamethrower, he set off an epic battle between the EPA and Texas.

  • News

    March 8, 2012

    @TheEnd

    After tweeting about the alleged sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her father — and an investigation that came up empty — Ashley Billasano killed herself.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Texas Invaded By SoCal Pimps

    Kojuan Miles may not be playing football for a while.​Maybe it's the meltdown of the California economy. Maybe they heard about Rick Perry's alleged Texas miracle. Whatever the reason, the Lone Star State appears to be undergoing a plague of transplanted pimps from Southern California. Must ju ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Finding Austin

    The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    I-45 in Harris County: Most Teen Car Crashes in Texas

    Road trip...to higher insurance rates.​There's nothing like being a teen behind the wheel in summer. You've got your music blasting, you at least imagine the top's down, and the world is yours. Plus, if you're in Harris County, you have the added excitement of crashing at almost any moment. ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009

    The Tug of War

    Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.

  • News

    August 20, 2009

    Gay Panic in Cowtown

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

  • News

    October 4, 2007

    Naked Men: The ManKind Project and Michael Scinto

    The organization was supposed to make him a better man. Instead, his parents say, it made him a dead one.

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Hold the Salt

    Too much of a good thing threatens the oysters in Galveston Bay

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Turkeys of the Year

    Just stuff 'em

  • News

    July 28, 2005

    One Dead Guinea Pig

    A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder

  • News

    September 30, 2004

    Reefer Madness

    The government says Clayton Jones shouldn't smoke marijuana. He says it's the only thing that keeps him from blowing his brains out.

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    Cowboy Noir

    Riding horses, sucking dust and planning for the big time

  • News

    June 10, 2004

    Sweet Charity

    For years Tom DeLay has used nonprofits to help himself. Now the heat is on.

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Joe Nixon's Two Faces

    How a state rep cultivated both sides of the mold issue

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Godspell

    Three hundred people from Austin quit their jobs, sold their homes and moved 175 miles to Alvin to start a new church called by the Holy Spirit in the form of the Reverend Dana Carson

  • News

    August 8, 2002

    Down the Hall

    Lurid sex allegations can't keep Baylor's big-time lobbyist from bouncing back

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Reality Check

    Houston is scrambling for psychiatric and emergency medical services. But hoping for better state funding is just another psychotic episode.

  • News

    June 20, 2002

    Buyers' Remorse

    The Cohns say their builder ripped them off with a poorly built home that became infested with mold. They've joined other Texas homeowners who want a lemon law passed just for houses.

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Salt in the Wounds

    Even a state law can't kill the effort to pump wastes underground in Wharton

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    Lott of Trouble

    Appellate delays kept the client out of jail -- but not his lawyer

  • Dining

    November 1, 2001

    Fish Fraud

    Passing off cheap fish for expensive red snapper is against the law. But no one enforces the regulations. So Texas restaurants are free to rip you off.

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Catch Us If You Can

    Steve Chesser went to MHMRA for help. Sent home from its emergency clinic without medicine or therapy, he shot his and killed himself. Diagnosis: A mental health care system in free fall.

  • Music

    June 29, 2000

    Yee-Haw

    He's married to a Dixie Chick and signed to a major label... Charlie Robison is charmed

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    God Only Knows

    Dismembered bodies. Gold booty and an ex-con's grudge. A trial rips into the mysteries of the disappearance of atheist icon Madalyn Murray O'Hair.

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Lost Legends

    Tary Owens helped rescue the early roots of Texas music. Then those songs saved Owens from himself.

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    Uploading

    If her capers as comptroller don't catch her, Carole Rylander is ready to ride the Internet to greater political fame

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Double Image

    Does selling George W. Bush mean Mark McKinnon has sold out?

  • News

    September 3, 1998

    Rogue Elephant

    Log Cabin Republicans want to be part of the GOP, which wants no part of them

  • News

    April 2, 1998

    Happy Trails

    After their little dustup, artist Robert Rauschenberg and art dealer Alfred Kren decide to do business together

  • News

    August 28, 1997

    Snitch Vs. Snitch

    In the drug world, you can't trust anybody - especially a federal informant

  • News

    June 6, 1996

    The Passionate Pilgrim

    He owns a baseball team, he's spent millions to wipe out a devastating Third World disease, and now he's out to save pro football for Houston. But what does John Jay Moores really want?

  • News

    May 4, 1995

    The Law East of Downtown

    With his army of volunteer deputies, Victor Trevino is Harris County's most innovative and open lawman. But his sharp tongue hasn't endeared him to other politicians. And some wonder if all his power has gone to his head.

  • News

    July 7, 1994
  • News

    May 5, 1994

    A Fine Mess

    Texas nursing homes do an end-run around the state's penalty system -- again y D.J. Wilson

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