Solid waste, in terms of heavy trash pickup, is one of those essential but annoying city services you'd just as well like to take for granted.
It's essential because, obviously, you want your crap taken away when the city says it will take your crap away.
It's annoying because often that job can s ... More >>
Hair Balls has lost car keys, wallets, cats, and once even a rare Monet, but we'd like to think that we'd never lose a "potentially lethal" radioactive rod.
But that's exactly what some Halliburton truck drivers did in the desert around Odessa last week, according to news reports. The "seven-inch l ... More >>
These dudes know how to write a sweet contract.A KBR government contract protected the company from liability for injuries or deaths caused by willful misconduct, according to recently declassified Army documents.
Although the existence of the clause was revealed as a part of a lawsuit file ... More >>
In August, Carsie Launey opened her monthly electric bill. A number approaching four figures was before the decimal point.
"CenterPoint Energy had billed me $923.39, claiming the electricity meter installed at my property was tampered with," says Launey. "I never tampered with that meter. I ... More >>
Just noWe all know that the souls of aborted babies go to live with Jesus, but what of their earthly remains? Well, in Texas, they legally can't be disposed of in landfills -- which is exactly where the remains from two abortion clinics have been going, according to Texas Commission on Enviro ... More >>
The Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit against Houston's Kinder Morgan that seeks more than $1 million in what it says is unpaid overtime owed to "4,500 current and former operators, technicians, maintenance workers, laborers and administrative nonexempt employees."
Kinder Morgan provides serv ... More >>
Fred Durst's recycle faceAustin is looking to rename its Solid Waste Department, because come on -- that's a name far too untrendy and icky for a forward-thinking burg like Austin.
The city has opened up the name change to a vote, and residents have come through as only they can in that city ... More >>
Photo courtesy eVgoeVgo: Jes' juicin' up mah rideHouston will be home to the nation's first electric vehicle charging ecosystem. Just what is an electric vehicle charging ecosystem? It's a network of charging stations for electric vehicles strategically setup across the Houston area.
These c ... More >>
This week's decision will be watched closelyAll eyes are on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality this week as its three commissioners will decide whether to grant an air permit to a proposed $3 billion petroleum coke-fired power plant in Corpus Christi.The Las Brisas Energy Center has be ... More >>
Those wily IT guys.A computer tech who was a contract worker
for the energy giant Calpine is going to federal prison for a year and
a day because he hacked into an employee's computer and used it for
nefarious purposes.Actually, not all that nefarious -- he used
the financial information contained o ... More >>
There's a lot of very bad stuff in old computers, and we're not just talking about your dad's porn still lurking somewhere on the hard drive.
The screens, the plastic, the guts all contain some bad crap. Not to mention that much of the hardware, once it's freed from that junk, can be recycled a ... More >>
[Ed. Note: Paola Mayorga is a 21-year-old Missouri City woman who won a contest sponsored by Reliant Energy for a trip to the Latin Grammys, including backstage and green carpet access and accomodations at the Four Seasons. Rocks Off asked her to write up her experience.]
Paola Mayorga and her mot ... More >>