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Rescued: Project HEEL is Saving Street Dogs and Incarcerated Juveniles

4 years ago by Jef Rouner
The respectful, guarded stance of the three boys in the lockup jumpsuits lasts maybe 20 seconds when they walk into Unit Six at the Harris County Leadership Academy near Katy. Almost immediately, they beeline to the row of cages that line the far wall. One of them is occupied by...
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For Their Own Good

10 years ago by Chris Vogel
George awakes scared and confused. He's had the dream again, the one where he is living back at home, where he can wander into the kitchen at any hour to down a glass of milk or fix himself a bowl of his favorite cereal. He'd had dreams like this before,...
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Tipping Point: In Huntington Village, the Community Association has All the Power

3 years ago by Dianna Wray
Most of the time Ebony Washington is able to pretend everything is fine. She even waves when Huntington Village Community Association deed restriction inspectors pause near her house to record another infraction. Washington puts up a good front throughout the day. She’s in the middle of a divorce, struggling to...
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Video Game Atlas: Onett

6 years ago by Jef Rouner
Once a week Art Attack will offer you a handy little travel guide to the fictional worlds of video games. Name: Onett, Earthbound (Mother) series Population: 3,500 Government: Mayoral democracy You might have noticed that your humble travel guide has been absent the last couple of weeks. Well, long story...
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13-Year-Old Can't Be A Prostitute Because She Can't Consent To Sex, Attorneys Argue

9 years ago by Craig Malisow
The Texas Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in a case involving the Harris County District Attorney's prosecution of a 13-year-old girl for prostitution. Attorneys for the girl, called "B.W." in the proceedings, say that, because a minor cannot consent to sex, B.W. should not have been charged with...
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A Dog's Death

A Dog's Death Online readers comment on "Keiko, The Injured BARC Dog, Gets A Second Opinion," Hair Balls blog, by Craig Malisow, Friday, March 19: No resources: She died today after they performed the surgery at BARC to remove her eyes. She started to crash and they did not have...
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Hide and Seek

8 years ago by Craig Malisow
Just over eight months ago, 14-year-old Andrew Mosier disappeared for the second time. The first time was in June 2010, when his uncle, in violation of a court order prohibiting contact with the boy, took him to Colorado. Presumably, the uncle, Doug Lazell, wanted Andrew to be near him and...
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Sick Kids

18 years ago by Wendy Grossman
The names of all adolescents in this story have been changed. With a state-issued razor blade Becky scraped the skin off her knuckles, shaved strips of flesh from inside her arms and carved the names of girlfriends onto her thighs. She buried staples so deeply into her skin that they...
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The Odd Couple

16 years ago by Tim Fleck
Houston police responded on a late April evening to a 911 call from a town-house complex just off Chimney Rock in southwest Houston. A woman had reported that the guy she lived with had threatened to kill her if she didn't hand over her gun and car keys. Officers edged...
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Letters

A Stinking Situation Your several articles about collecting delinquent tickets is the best piece of investigative reporting to come out of this town in a long time. Kudos! The headline was correct [News, "Unequal Opportunity," by Brian Wallstin, January 19]. It's who you know, not what you are. The whole...

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