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Union Pacific Corporation

  • News

    August 15, 2013

    Happy Trails? The Battle Over a Bike Path and the Fate of the Texas AIDS Memorial Garden

    Everyone thinks bike paths are a good idea. Just maybe not in their own neighborhood.

  • News

    November 29, 2012

    Pancho and Shorty

    Pancho needs your prayers, it's true, but save a few for Shorty, too. He just did what he had to do, and now he's growing old. The battle of barrio Christmas.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Houston-Bred Attorney Marc G. Rosenthal Wants His Federal Racketeering Trial Moved Here. Let the Circus Begin.

    A Houston-bred attorney from a prominent local family wants to come home for the biggest day of his life: his upcoming 13-count federal racketeering trial. If the feds grant his change of venue request from Brownsville to Houston, Marc G. Rosenthal will bring one of the juiciest legal scandals in Te ... More >>

  • News

    July 14, 2011

    The Shuttle's Souvenir Load

    20,000 flags and 10,000 patches aboard

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    Union Pacific Is Very Sorry For Blocking Major Galleria-Area Roads For 7 Hours Today

    A crew had to stop where they were​Galleria area drivers had a nasty morning today because a Union Pacific train was dropped dead in its tracks blocking Richmond and West Alabama for almost seven hours. Union Pacific spokesperson Raquel Espinoza tells Hair Balls the train's crew had reached t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Amtrak's Terrible Sunset Limited May Become A Daily

    Improvements on the way?​Amtrak has a new plan out on how to improve service on the Sunset Limited, the long-distance passenger train that comes through Houston on its way between Los Angeles and New Orleans. Any plan would likely improve service, since the Limited is notorious for long, long ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    Coyotes And Bobcats Invade Area Yuppie Enclaves

    ​Back in 2004, we covered the battle of man vs. coyote in League City. Now it appears the wily canines have moved the battlefront closer to town.WestUInstantNews picks up the, um, tail: Coyotes and bobcats have recently been spotted prowling the border of Bellaire and West University Place, prom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Commuter Rail From Galveston And Hempstead By 2012!! Well, Maybe

    ​The Citizens Transportation Coalition is currently giddy with dreams of 90 MPH commuter trains speeding from Galveston and down 290 into the city...possibly by 2012, which sounds like the far future but is only three years away. There hasn't been much public movement on commuter rail since the HG ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Life On The Rodeo Road: The Road Was My Home

    Photo by Paul KnightScotty Drennan Rodeo cowboys basically live on the road, traveling with a herd of men and women crazy enough to ride, rope and wrestle live animals for a paycheck. Each day, Hair Balls is asking a different cowboy to tell us a little bit about himself and his wildest story from a ... More >>

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Bad Vibrations

    Houston's ticky-tack noise ordinance and NIMBY neighbors are killing the scene

  • Home Entertainment

    May 25, 2006
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    February 24, 2005

    Ultra Man

    Champa is the champ of our DJ competition at South Beach

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    For Whom the Hell Tolls

    Heights residents fear the toll road authority's new land acquisition plans

  • News

    June 10, 2004

    Sweet Charity

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

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Total Contempt

    He cheated a family out of $120,000. It took four years in jail to make him the victim.

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Museum

    Hyde Park Miniature Museum

  • News

    May 23, 2002

    Perilous Paths

    A severed foot revives the fight over safe train crossings for schoolkids

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    Going off the Rails

    A proposed line into the Bayport Industrial District has residents from Clear Lake to the East End vowing to stop the "toxic train" in its tracks

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    Bum Deal?

    Politics plays an uncertain backup to this "Gimme Shelter"

  • News

    May 22, 1997

    Brothers of the Road

    'The I-69 "NAFTA Highway" is supposed to create thousands of jobs. Thanks to your tax dollars, it's already provided a very good one for the underemployed brother of Tom DeLay.

  • News

    August 22, 1996
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    May 23, 1996

    Down the Drain

    Encroaching development and bureaucratic inertia are jeopardizing Sheldon Reservoir, one of east Harris County's last natural outposts

  • Music

    June 8, 1995
  • News

    October 27, 1994

    Goodbye, Mr. Smith

    A 41-year-old man says he just wanted to teach, but age and gender worked against him

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