Across the state, private companies are able to slash their property-tax assessments, but homeowners aren’t as lucky with their county appraisal districts.
Will all of this rich Texas dirt hurt Perry's 2016 Presidential aspirations?
Right wing physicians claim the TMB doesn't play fair. Not everyone agrees.
Justin Carter said he would "shoot up a kindergarten," but is that a "terroristic threat" according to Texas law?
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 >>
When Steve Lipsky blamed fracking for turning his water well into a flamethrower, he set off an epic battle between the EPA and Texas.
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.
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 >>
The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.
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 >>
Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.
The police raid on the Rainbow Lounge rocked the calm world of Fort Worth gays.
The organization was supposed to make him a better man. Instead, his parents say, it made him a dead one.
Wanna be in his Top 120? Life can't be much fun on the Chris Bell campaign. You're the Democratic nominee and you're stuck trading jabs with goofball-named candidates like Kinky and Grandma, while Governor Rick Perry sips mai-tais and looks down on you from his 15-point lead. Meanwhile, you hav ... More >>
Too much of a good thing threatens the oysters in Galveston Bay
Just stuff 'em
A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder
The government says Clayton Jones shouldn't smoke marijuana. He says it's the only thing that keeps him from blowing his brains out.
Riding horses, sucking dust and planning for the big time
For years Tom DeLay has used nonprofits to help himself. Now the heat is on.
How a state rep cultivated both sides of the mold issue
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
Lurid sex allegations can't keep Baylor's big-time lobbyist from bouncing back
Houston is scrambling for psychiatric and emergency medical services. But hoping for better state funding is just another psychotic episode.
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.
Even a state law can't kill the effort to pump wastes underground in Wharton
Appellate delays kept the client out of jail -- but not his lawyer
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.
Why did so many Houston Hispanics punch twice for president?
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.
He's married to a Dixie Chick and signed to a major label... Charlie Robison is charmed
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.
Tary Owens helped rescue the early roots of Texas music. Then those songs saved Owens from himself.
If her capers as comptroller don't catch her, Carole Rylander is ready to ride the Internet to greater political fame
Does selling George W. Bush mean Mark McKinnon has sold out?
Republicans complete Texas political reconstruction
Log Cabin Republicans want to be part of the GOP, which wants no part of them
After their little dustup, artist Robert Rauschenberg and art dealer Alfred Kren decide to do business together
In the drug world, you can't trust anybody - especially a federal informant
In 1992, Harris County changed the way it cares for those who can't manage their own lives. Four and a half years later, social workers are swamped, and people like Miss Natalie suffer.
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?
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.
Texas nursing homes do an end-run around the state's penalty system -- again y D.J. Wilson