UPDATE: An HPD officer on the scene told reporters that it was more than likely "a hoax." Video from St. Thomas HPD press conference after the jump.
The University of St. Thomas was evacuated this morning after receiving two bomb threats, but Houston police have not found any bombs. ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them.
So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even.
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Rick Sanotrum -- defined as "a deep thinker" by UST, as something else by Dan SavageFifty years ago, then-presidential candidate JFK delivered a historic speech on the separation of church and state to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. As the first Catholic candidate for president,&nbs ... More >>
At first, Houston police thought they had a dead woman on their hands. After all, the body, which was found Monday in a field just a few blocks east of the University of St. Thomas, was wearing a blouse.It was an honest mistake, we're sure.Turns out, the body belonged to 51-year-old Ruben Dario ... More >>
No Holds Barred Chili Cook-OffThis weekend is full of food events, whether you want to travel or stay close to home. The annual Texas Renaissance Festival is in full swing already, with more turkey legs and steins of ale than you can swing a mace at. But if that's not your thing, we've got a few ... More >>
Some Houstonians -- mostly University of St. Thomas grads -- know that Howard Hughes lived for a while as a teen at 3921 Yoakum, now a campus building called the Hughes House. It's home to the theology and archeology departments.But before that Hughes and his family lived in the Beaconsfield ... More >>
Photo by Thomas RundleAlthough Robert doesn't speak except for the occasional drawn-out yes or no, he draws back his head covered in wispy white hair, his eyes light up and his mouth opens up in a gap-toothed grin expressing excitement. He lives in the Center, an assisted-living facility for people ... More >>
Last year was a banner year for bank robberies in Houston, more than doubling the number from the year before.But last year's record has already tumbled, and we've still got a month to go.Doing their best to help in that effort are the robbers who keep hitting the IBC branch bank at 3939 Montrose, n ... More >>