Spammers don't care about your political causes or your beliefs. They prey on the innocent and the naive, which is why a recent spate of e-mails I've received using conspiracy theory scare tactics does not surprise me in the least. I am not a "prepper," nor do I fear the end of the world or being j ... More >>
When kids in North Dakota and Minnesota started overdosing and dropping dead from synthetic drugs in a span of a week last year, authorities there knew they had a problem on their hands. It didn't take long for them to trace the drugs -- called 25-I or NBOME -- to a dealer in Grand Forks, North Dako ... More >>
Federal officials have arrested a Houston ISD elementary school teacher and charged him with possession and distribution of child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office announced today. Juan A. Villarreal, 52, a third-grade teacher at Anderson Elementary in Westbury, was taken into custody pending ... More >>
As you might have heard, Lubbock County Judge Tom Head has taken the bold, possibly insane stand that if President Obama is re-elected, a civil war will arise in the land and Panhandle pols will need a 1.7-cent tax increase to bolster their defenses against a United Nations invasion. Head made the ... More >>
In February, when the U.S. decided to open the skies to unmanned drones by 2015, people nervously imagined Big Brother tracking them constantly from above. Now that's the least of their worries. Last week, a team of researchers at University of Texas showed that it's pretty easy to hack -- or " ... More >>
President Obama has thrown Republicans into a tizzy by having the Department of Homeland Security issue new guidelines, effective immediately, that put much of the defeated DREAM act into law. Obama announced that the following persons would be granted deportation waivers: People who came to the U. ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court and President Obama leave the undocumented and their allies no choice but to escalate civil disobedience.
The Internet is buzzing today over the story from the UK Daily Mail revealing a long list of words that the Department of Homeland Security monitors on social media and online media for signs of terrorist activity. As you might expect, the list contains words that are not surprising -- bomb, hostage ... More >>
Ridculed, harassed and complaints ignored, allegations sayA civil rights group has filed a complaint alleging harassment and ill treatment of gay and transgendered people in federal immigration facilities across the nation, including one on Houston. The National Immigration Justice Center wr ... More >>
HPD: This time they'll get it right. Right?There's nothing like a bunch of grown men getting caught on tape stomping the hell out of a defenseless teenager to get the ol' government gears grindin'. Responding to the political shitstorm stirred up by the Chad Holley video, Mayor Annise Parker ... More >>
Feds say his rotor wash caused a drowningA helicopter pilot with the Department of Homeland Security has been indicted for making false statements to investigators about an incident where a man drowned trying to cross the Rio Grande River. James Peters, 41, had been flying interdiction patro ... More >>
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.
Photo by Austin MillerSheriff Adrian Garcia, hyping the Obama administrationThe Immigration & Customs Enforcement department brought in some help for today's announcement in Washington about how great they're doing removing illegal aliens: Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia.Garcia appeared w ... More >>
Another oil rig has exploded in the Gulf, injuring one person and raising fears of another massive leak.All the 13 workers on board have been accounted for. Officials are not sure if any oil is leaking from the rig, which is about 80 miles south of Louisiana's Vermilion Bay.The Department of Homelan ... More >>
Photo courtesy FBITerrible lighting, awful pose -- this is a fashion shoot?The FBI has put out an alert for someone it's calling "The Fashionable Felon," a woman who robbed a Wachovia Bank branch on the northwest side yesterday afternoon.We realize the FBI was not created to be an arbiter of fash ... More >>
On the immigration beatHarold Hurtt, semi-controversial head of the Houston Police Department under Bill White, has landed on his feet -- he's going to hear a liaison office between federal and local officials on immigration enforcement.He'll be director for the Office of State and Local Co ... More >>
Rob Krentz's family talks about the life and death of the murdered Arizona rancher.
From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border
Approximate time on hold remaing...130 yearsSome people seem to believe that for a Mexican immigrant to become a U.S. citizen and come here legally, all he needs to do is to sign some forms, pay a fee, and then wait a little while. "Eventually they'll have their day," these people say, "just like ... More >>
There are a lot of songs about Texas out there, and Rocks Off wouldn't be doing our duty if we sent you off into the world without properly informing you about their veracity. That's what the Lone Star Scorecard is for, and if it keeps even one of you from making an embarrassing Texas-based faux ... More >>
A little over two years ago, KHOU ran an investigative report with the understated title of "Is Houston a Sitting Duck for Terrorism?" The report looked at security measures at the three general-aviation (read:small) airports around here and came to a calm, soberly reported conclusion: Hence exp ... More >>
Photo by Katharine ShilcuttWe promised, and we are Promise Keepers! (of a sort).Here's the slideshow of the tea-party protest at Jones Plaza yesterday. Check to see if you made the cut. We are not responsible, however, if the fact that your photo is posted here puts you on a Department of Homeland S ... More >>
You can't specialize in a market like this; you've got to be a jack-of-all-trades to keep your head above water.There are some Customs & Border Protection inspectors out there who focus strictly on taking bribes to bring illegal aliens into the country. There are others who concentrate strictly ... More >>
Janet Napolitanos sorry service in Arizona makes her a terrible choice for Homeland Security secretary.
Texans Get Dissed
An open-admissions university has become a national powerhouse in the collegiate game.
Status Update: Vlogged to Death
Galveston escapes with a close call
The department of homeland security is doing its best to get its message across
U.S. Fish and Wildlife services spent $80 million to reclaim wildlife habitat in South Texas. Now Homeland Security is ready to wipe that out.
Dead Rising's zombies will eat your brain -- and your free time
The most-hyped hurricane season ever is upon us
Houston-based immigrants who flock to New Orleans can get all the jobs they want. Getting paid is a lot harder.
Whole Foods wants lobsters to live large before dying
2004 begins with Jazz, Rockets
Homeland orders can indeed be a recipe for disaster
The Slump XXXmas Show takes irreverence to a new (lower) level
Houston's Salvadorans are given more time to worry