The Prevention Resource Center at the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston has released its annual Regional Needs Assessment, which gathers a ton of data and compiles it to identify everything you need to know about substance abuse. The study shines a light on what's going on in our area (Region 6 ... More >>
Let's all stop embarrassing Texas now, please.
Texas, we're starting to earn our reputation. When we look at the recent headlines out of Texas that have made national news, it's pretty easy to see why folks outside the Lone Star state think that we all ride our horses to work. Our antics are becoming the punch line for national jokes, and real ... More >>
Golf Commentator David Feherty hasn't recovered. He's made that clear in his address at the Waggoners Foundation Speaking Series fall luncheon at the Hilton Americas-Houston on Friday. He's not cured of alcoholism or addiction, he's just not drunk right now. The luncheon benefited the Council on Alc ... More >>
Roderick O'Bryant got sucked into a court case that stole his life from him.
It was nice to hear Jamie Lee Curtis talk about something other than yogurt that helps you poop, for a change. The Curtis who gave a speech Thursday at a fundraising luncheon for the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houstonwasn't the smiley Activia-fairy who magically appears whenever a woman somewhere ... More >>
Hospitals, doctors and dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime. The feds are now trying to shutter the door.
Approximately three years ago, the Houston Police Department auctioned off evidence that prosecutors planned to use in a tricky case against a disgraced lawyer named Shawn Roberts. Roberts's girlfriend, Tara Sganga, was found dead in her apartment in March 2007, and prosecutors planned to use Sganga ... More >>
Painkiller addiction is one of the largest and fastest-growing problems among today's younger veterans.
It may not be PTSDs or brain injuries that pose the most long-term danger to our surviving vets from their Middle East tours.
Trinity County Constables OfficeBrandy Liles: Now facing another felony, on top of two from her earlier case.A woman charged with meth possession earlier this month is behind bars again after she and her mother were filmed beating a woman they suspected had been working with the police. Acc ... More >>
We combed through an abundance of riches this year to bring you the best of the worst
Wikipedia CommonsOf the five rides cops seized in their raid, police say that Collins Uwake loved his Titan the best.With a Missouri City drug raid late last month, agents from the DEA and multiple other local and state agencies closed an investigation into the activities of husband-and-wife ... More >>
Some people get happy in different waysAccording to court records, it all started on August 14 when a nurse at Methodist Willowbrook hospital noticed that the patient in room 6412 was leaving a few syringes around. That struck her as odd, as the patient in that room, 52-year-old Clarence Lero ... More >>
The end of the world has been on people's minds lately, what with the Mayans apparently penciling in the apocalypse next year and the Rapture rain-checked for October of this 'un. That preoccupation with the end of the world is why we skipped straight to 'Doomsday Transmission" on the Wrongs ... More >>
Travis Huffman is not happyTexting dong shots is not the only way to get in trouble with your cellphone. Just ask Porter mother and son Travis Edwin Huffman and Kimberly "Butterbean" Meadows. Police in Montgomery County say Huffman, 25, was trying to set up a hydrocodone deal with one of his ... More >>
Brazos County JailJason Wayne "Crash 'Em Up" CrockettWe've said it before and we are duty-bound to say it again: Please, parents, get off the Wayne train when your baby needs a name. And as if having that apparently-crime-causing middle name wasn't bad enough, 28-year-old Jason Wayne Crocket ... More >>
Bad things keep happening to people in Shawn Roberts's orbit.
Fake weed's final freewheeling days
Photos by Austin MillerJonsi Verizon Wireless Theater October 27, 2010 This is not an article about Jonsi. There are no articles about Jonsi, because there are no words for Jonsi. He is pre-linguistic. Go try and write an article about what it feels like to smell colors, why don't you? Desc ... More >>
If you're reading this around the time it's published, Rocks Off will once again be in the dentist's chair. This has been something of a recurring theme for us this summer, as we have been trying to reverse years of neglecting our poor gums by undergoing several surgical procedures that do no ... More >>
Craig Hlavaty Haggard Gentleman: "You ever saw that movie Righteous Kill with Robert De Niro?" Where Are We Peeing: "Yeah, I guess so. Why?" HG: "You wanna buy it?" WAWP: "Nah, I'm cool. Thanks though." HG: "You wanna get fucked up? I have Vicodin and some sherm. You wanna smoke? ... More >>
In the long line of rock and roller autobiographies, there is a tried and true formula. You must always recall your humble troubled beginnings, like Anthony Kiedis did with 2004's heroin-addled tome Scar Tissue. Or you single-handedly re-write your own already decadent folklore like Motley Crue d ... More >>
If you're going to be stuck in jail for a while because of a hit-and-run charge, you ought to enjoy the experience, right? That's certainly the philosophy Anna Sporleder of Friendswood follows. The 30-year-old woman was arrested on the old "failure to stop and give information" charge and wa ... More >>
Thankfully, 2009 was a sorry year for the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter. Aside from the not terribly unexpected (but still weird) demise of the King of Pop, few bona fide legends went on to the Great Green Room Beyond the Sky. The Rock Death Meter rates rock deaths on a ten-point scale in three c ... More >>
New Orleans as breeding ground for one Bad Lieutenant.
Spike Jonze's live-action version of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are led the box office this weekend, grossing over $32 million. Last month, another children's book adaptation, Sony Pictures' version of Judi and Ron Barrett's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, scored similar numbers f ... More >>
California, we have a problem. It is much the same problem we encounter with the whole Texas music phenomenon championed endlessly by Best In Texas music magazine: calculated, paint-by-the-numbers music and writing. This was one of LOM's chief criticisms of L.A. tonker David Serby's latest eff ... More >>
Kathern Cathey thought she had an insurance policy that would save her life. Not exactly.
Roburt Reynolds Rocks Off knows we make it look pretty easy down here, but it's really not. Case in point: On his way to cover Balaclavas' SXSW showcase in March - that's right, bands were there from all over the world and we're checking out the locals; that's how much we love you - Rocks Off first ... More >>
The U.S. Attorney's office has just announced the break-up of a major drug operation. It was run by Wal-Mart and Sam's Club, so you know it was convenient and cheap.Wal-Mart Stores paid the Southern District of Texas a $637,000 fine in order to close cases involving Wal-Mart Pharmacy and Sam's Club ... More >>
Let’s get right to it: Half an hour before the show starts, I’m watching Don Shula, Emmitt Smith, and others reading the Declaration of Independence. Can someone explain to me what the Hell this has to do with the Super Bowl? Break out the frozen pizza…here we go. Jordin Sparks is singing ... More >>
Chris Knight The Trailer Tapes Drifters Church Records In the summer of 1996, Houstonian Frank Liddell and a 22-year old engineer named Joe Hayden took some beer, guns, fishing poles, and a portable tape machine up to Chris Knight's mobile home in Slaughter, Kentucky. Knight wasn't on the nationa ... More >>
A reporter goes after the online drug business and gets wasted
A reporter goes after the online drug business and gets wasted
Fresh outta rehab, grouchy George is here to spread his vitriol
Racket and company's American Idol symposium
Helmet is back, with only its head intact
San Jacinto (Def-Texan Records)
Was Terry Gilliam the man who killed Don Quixote?
This comic book adaptation may be gritty, but Ben Affleck isn't
Daredevil is a grown-up adaptation, but still too two-dimensional
Michael Brown made it big in the hand clinic business. But as his wife discovered, there was a much darker side to this dynamic surgeon.
Ex-congressman Stockman is labeled a co-conspirator in prescription fraud
Phil Arms once saved Ron Garner from a life of sin. Garner tried to return the favor when confronted with evidence of the preacher's drug use. But Arms viewed it as just a Judas kiss.
Alcoholism undergoes the Sandra Bullock treatment in 28 Days
Rapid detox leaves a nurse suffering unforeseen side effects