Victor Rodriguez

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2013

    Metro Police Chief Victor Rodriguez: Another Top Cop In Car Crash

    Our traffic tip of the day: If you see a local police chief behind the wheel of an oncoming car, duck. Last month it was Houston police chief Charles McClelland ramming a pedestrian, an incident which earned him a one-day suspension. (Getting caught in the act on video didn't help much.) Now it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Music Editor Chris Gray's Heart Attack: The Video

    Consider yourself rescued​We've obtained security-cam footage of the morning when Houston Press music editor Chris Gray suffered a heart attack at a Metro light-rail station. Chris is recovering nicely, due in no small part to prompt action by a good samaritan and two Metro police officers. ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Metro Wants to Use Private Security Firms to Make Sure You Pay for Your Light-Rail Ride

    They're watching you; they see your every move, baby.​Metro is making noises about hiring private security as fare enforcers on the light rail. Right now state law bars that, but Metro says Phoenix does it, so why can't they? "Adding civilian fare inspectors could not only increase fare insp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Victor Rodriguez: Metro's New Police Chief Is An HPD Cop

    Metro's police force has a new leader​Metro's new police chief is a Hispanic veteran HPD cop with a law degree. HPD Captain Victor Rodriguez replaces Tom Lambert, who has taken another role in the agency, after a somewhat lengthy search. My goal and desire is to make METRO's police departmen ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 14, 2006

    Tall-Tale Tacos

    Is Doneraki famous for its authentic Mexican food or for giving away chile con queso?

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Carlos Chaves, Mall Surgeon

    Sure, an unlicensed doctor was performing liposuction at a hair salon. Stranger still: Clients kept showing up.