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Love and Light Reverberated by Laura Tyler.Laura Tyler, a Houston artist we wrote about in October of 2009, passed away last Friday at about 1:30 in the morning after a seven-year battle with synovial sarcoma, a rare form of cancer. The death was relatively sudden and unexpected, according to her ... More >>
Photo by chotdaI had a hard time choosing between kumquat, grapefruit and Meyer lemon when I decided to plant a citrus tree last month. I guess I should have taken a class or something. Houston is a great place to grow citrus trees, and this week is a great time to plant one. Tomorrow (Tuesd ... More >>
The Bank on Houston program, founded by City Controller Annise Parker in conjunction with area banks, credit unions and nonprofit organizations, says it's boasted early success. In three months 10,264 new accounts were opened; the goal for the entire first year was 10,000.People putting their money ... More >>
An already strained system struggles to accommodate a new breed of homeless.
They will mess you up
Kenna Bush, the executive director of the United Way of Galveston, was opening the mail recently, looking for checks made out to the Galveston County Recovery Fund.She found several. Including a personal check from some guy named Barack Obama."We all kinda went 'This can't be real, right? Someone's ... More >>
Several candidates in upcoming Harris County political races are meeting for a forum on Tuesday to talk about mental illness and the Harris County Jail. If you don't think the jail can be rough for a mentally ill inmate, check out "Gone to Hell," this week's Houston Press cover story. Harris Coun ... More >>
Hopeful beggars shake their virtual cups online
Tropical Storm Allison destroyed houses that never quite got fixed, thanks to bureaucratic bungling and cheaters
How a mid-list band spent six weeks in an RV, fueled by chili
Desperate clients hand over thousands of dollars for a chance at a job
MFA director Peter C. Marzio gets a bonus of $1.7 million while front-line museum employees say they have trouble paying their rent
Down on the Matt, High-Water Woes, Reaching the Pentacle
The Chronicle gets back to business as usual
Mayoral challengers find money, attention and time dwindling
Take one tax rebate, a Houston man advises, and apply liberally
The Harlem Globetrotters
Survival Skills. The Star of Hope women's shelter puts on a new face in the wake of a shooting attack
The nice Jewish boy of my mom's dreams-for a hundred bucks?
Two, four, six, eight.Come and watch us levitate!
Lockheed Martin's welfare-reform efforts have cost taxpayers across the country millions. So naturally, Lockheed Martin has been hired to train and find jobs for the poor in Houston and Harris County.
In a cineplex world ruled by mega-corporations, how much damage can one man do?
How the curtain came down -- for the time being -- at the "show biz" charity
Stephen Fairfield's restless spiritual journey brought him to the Fifth Ward, where he found true deliverance while helping to rebuild the neighborhoods