Homeowners Association: Seven Houston-Area Horror Tales

We wrote yesterday about a River Oaks-area homeowners association hassling a resident who had dared to park her car in the driveway while loading donations for wildfire victims.

That's pretty crass, but HOAs are famous for such behavior. New state laws went into effect this month that make homeowners slightly less vulnerable to overzealous HOAs, but the record is replete with evidence that the groups will soon enough find the loopholes to fuel their OCD ways.

Houston's HOAs have become famous for cases involving evictions, helicopters, pigs and flags.

Here are seven tales: