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  • News

    August 29, 2013

    The Dark Wall: Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras's Last Ride

    The story of Tim Samaras and the largest tornado ever documented.

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    United's 787s Make a Comeback After Grounding

    After a four-month grounding, United Airlines' Dreamliner 787s return to the air. These aircraft are supposed to be Boeing's salute to energy-efficient travel. According to Boeing's Web site, this midsize airplane can carry between 210 and 290 passengers over a distance of up to 8,500 nautical miles ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2013

    The Battle Against the Keystone Pipeline

    Environmentalists and landowners battle to stop the Keystone XL pipeline and its load of crude from flowing across Texas rivers and aquifers.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    The 6 Worst Air-Show Disasters: A Video Collection, Just In Time For Wings Over Houston

    Things can go wrong​Next time you go to an air show, take a look at the fine print on the ticket. Besides the usual stuff about acts of God and "Promoter not responsible if the frontman doesn't show due to injecting Drano into his balls," there's something else. It says they're really, really ... 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

    May 7, 2009

    Car Trouble

    Readers respond to "Wild Ride"

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    News Chopper Crash Shows The Dangers

    KTRK has released the names of the two men killed in this morning’s helicopter crash in Montgomery County. The victims were pilot John Downhower and photographer Dave Garrett. Today’s tragedy serves as a stark reminder of what can go wrong every time a news organization puts a reporter or phot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Do Unfit Truck Drivers Threaten Houston? Don't Ask HPD

    A study was released this week about truckers and bus drivers maintaining commercial licenses despite being "medically unfit." The report highlights some extreme cases, like the driver of a tanker truck with a prosthetic leg who is permitted to drive until 2012. Or a bus driver with "life-threaten ... More >>

  • News

    January 7, 1999

    Business As Usual

    The State Bar of Texas tries again to KAYO John O'Quinn but can't lay a glove on him

  • News

    October 23, 1997

    After the Crash

    When victims' rights advocate Pam Lychner and her daughters died on TWA Flight 800, her husband knew what he had to do: Find justice for Pam.

  • News

    June 23, 1994

    The Case Against Kay

    Last year, a grand jury was told tales about Texas' junior senator. Here's what they heard.