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Bronze Christopher Columbus in Montrose Park Vandalized With Paint | Houston Press Bronze Christopher Columbus in Montrose Park Vandalized With Paint
Apparently no statues are safe. Not even one of original slaver Christopher Columbus. Concerned citizens called the Houston Police Department around 10:30 Thursday night to report that Christopher Columbus, in Bell Park on Montrose Boulevard, had been vandalized, said spokesman Victor Senties said. Bright red paint was splattered from the...
Houston Press | August 18, 2017
NFL Preseason Week 2: Patriots-Texans — Four Things To Watch For | Houston Press NFL Preseason Week 2: Patriots-Texans — Four Things To Watch For
If there is one team in the NFL with whom the Houston Texans are familiar, outside of their annual AFC South foes, it's the New England Patriots. Over the last five seasons, the Texans and the Pats have met in all but one (Bill O'Brien's first season as head coach...
Houston Press | August 18, 2017
HCC Board Member Hires Consultant, Attorney to Investigate His Own Board | Houston Press HCC Board Member Hires Consultant, Attorney to Investigate His Own Board
Houston Community College Trustee Dave Wilson is personally footing the bill for an investigation into his own board, Wilson and his attorney announced yesterday. Amid a bribery scandal involving Trustee Chis Oliver that HCC's board of trustees say has blemished the college's reputation, Wilson has hired former KTRK investigative reporter...
Houston Press | August 18, 2017
Mayor Turner Seals Commitment to Houston-Dallas Bullet Train | Houston Press Mayor Turner Seals Commitment to Houston-Dallas Bullet Train
The Houston-to-Dallas bullet train just got one more step closer to becoming a reality. Mayor Sylvester Turner and Texas Central President Tim Keith signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), signaling Houston's commitment to the bullet train with Texas Central as its developer. The memo kicks off what Turner called "the...
Houston Press | August 18, 2017
Rowdy Girl Sanctuary Gives Lawsuit Another Go | Houston Press Rowdy Girl Sanctuary Gives Lawsuit Another Go
Two weeks after their defamation lawsuit against critics was dismissed by a Harris County District Judge, the owners of the Rowdy Girl animal sanctuary in Angleton are asking a judge to allow them take their case to trial. Anuj Shah, attorney for Renee King-Sonnen and her husband, Tommy Sonnen, filed...
Houston Press | August 18, 2017
Sidestepping Second Special Session, Texas Appeals Voting Rights Order to Supreme Court | Houston Press Sidestepping Second Special Session, Texas Appeals Voting Rights Order to Supreme Court
After a panel of federal judges ruled on Tuesday that two of Texas's congressional voting districts violate the Voting Rights Act based on illegal racial gerrymandering, the judges gave Texas three days to decide how it wanted to redraw the maps. Was the Texas Legislature going to convene for a...
Houston Press | August 18, 2017
Could the Federal Voting Rights Order Against Texas Trigger a Second Special Session? | Houston Press Could the Federal Voting Rights Order Against Texas Trigger a Second Special Session?
Even though the 2017 special session adjourned in a stalemate one day early on Tuesday, it might be a little premature to think it's all over just yet. Because Governor Greg Abbott has plenty of reasons he may decide to call a second special session. On the same day the...
Houston Press | August 17, 2017
Likely NASA Administrator Has Big Space Ambitions — But Trump May Hinder Them | Houston Press Likely NASA Administrator Has Big Space Ambitions — But Trump May Hinder Them
An Oklahoma Congressman is President Donald Trump’s choice to be the next NASA administrator, according to reports, but his plans for space may be pulled back to Earth by the man who hired him. NASA Watch, a niche news organization that focuses on the space industry, reported Wednesday that Rep...
Houston Press | August 17, 2017
<i>Violated</i> Seeks to Expose the Truth of the Baylor Sexual Assault Crisis | Houston Press Violated Seeks to Expose the Truth of the Baylor Sexual Assault Crisis
Jasmin Hernandez was raped by Tevin Elliott. Both were Baylor students — Jasmin was on an academic scholarship while Elliott was a football player. After he raped her, she struggled in school, struggled to receieve academic support, struggled to get access to counseling. Jasmin and her rapist both left Baylor...
Houston Press | August 17, 2017
George W. Bush and His Dad Tag-Team in Criticism of Trump Over Charlottesville | Houston Press George W. Bush and His Dad Tag-Team in Criticism of Trump Over Charlottesville
For a moment, it looked like things were finally starting to simmer down. Sure, President Donald Trump had initially failed to decry white supremacists and white nationalists after a rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee turned violent over the weekend,...
Houston Press | August 16, 2017
As Lege Fails to Restore Disabled Kids' Medicaid Fundng, a Child Loses Therapy | Houston Press As Lege Fails to Restore Disabled Kids' Medicaid Fundng, a Child Loses Therapy
When the insurance decided to cut off two-year-old Lillian Hinojosa’s speech therapy, her parents, Carlos and Maggie, were puzzled. Their daughter, who has a developmental disorder called Prader Willi syndrome, was only just learning how to talk, and how to swallow soft, puree-like food without throwing it up. Prader Willi...
Houston Press | August 16, 2017
Deja Vu: The Best of The Week | Free Press Houston Deja Vu: The Best of The Week
Well, we survived another week of heat, rain, and everything in between. This week we have a ton of entertainment options that will have our city being visited by the likes of J Cole, Boyfriend and The Avett Brothers while locals like Trillblazers, Mockingbird Brother and more will round out the gaps. Houston, here’s how to spend the following seven days.
Free Press Houston | August 16, 2017
Federal Judge Tosses Ex-Porn Star's Facebook Lawsuit Seeking $1 Billion | Houston Press Federal Judge Tosses Ex-Porn Star's Facebook Lawsuit Seeking $1 Billion
In a move that probably surprised no one except the plaintiff, a federal judge in Houston dismissed an ex-porn star's libel suit this week against Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The ex-performer, whose lengthy criminal record shows her using over a dozen aliases, sued the billionaire under her most recent name,...
Houston Press | August 16, 2017
Special Session Comes to Abrupt End Without Top Priority Legislation | Houston Press Special Session Comes to Abrupt End Without Top Priority Legislation
Coming to an abrupt finish late Tuesday night, the Texas Legislature's 2017 special session has adjourned, passing a total of 12 bills that addressed just ten of Governor Greg Abbott's 20 priorities on the agenda. The curtain came down after the House reached a dissatisfactory compromise with the Senate on...
Houston Press | August 16, 2017
Ranking The Eight Houston Texans Road Trips of 2017 | Houston Press Ranking The Eight Houston Texans Road Trips of 2017
Back in the day, before I started doing the postgame show for the Houston Texans on Texans Radio (hey, shameless plug — be sure to tune in Saturday night on SportsRadio 610 after the Texans-Patriots game!), my girlfriend Amy and I would travel to a couple of Texans road games...
Houston Press | August 16, 2017
As Confederate Statues Tumble Throughout the South, Turner Hints Houston Could Be Next | Houston Press As Confederate Statues Tumble Throughout the South, Turner Hints Houston Could Be Next
After a protest against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned violent in Virginia this past weekend, state and city leaders in the former Confederacy questioned whether to keep similar statues at their capitols, court houses and public parks. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday afternoon joined...
Houston Press | August 16, 2017
It's Official: Tick Tock For Ten HISD Schools | Houston Press It's Official: Tick Tock For Ten HISD Schools
Backed by a cohort of Houston ISD principals who were able to get their schools off the state’s Improvement Required list, superintendent Richard Carranza headed up a press conference Tuesday, assuring the media and staff members that this kind of turnaround can and will be done by others. And now...
Houston Press | August 16, 2017
Two Days Left in Special Session, 15 Bills to Go. What Will Fail? | Houston Press Two Days Left in Special Session, 15 Bills to Go. What Will Fail?
As Texas legislators enter the final two days of the special session, they've passed just six bills related to five priority items on Governor Greg Abbott's list of 20 priorities. Which means that, with 15 items left, most are likely bound to fail. The bathroom bill is all but dead,...
Houston Press | August 15, 2017
Scene Shift: The Hidden Agenda | Free Press Houston Scene Shift: The Hidden Agenda
Curtis Gannon, “Tales of Suspense #5,” featured at BLUEorange Contemporary   This week presents a number of unique arts events, including a workshop at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and opening receptions at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston and BLUEorange Contemporary.   Thursday, August 17   Gallery Talk — Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 191
Free Press Houston | August 15, 2017
A Healthy J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney Are a Nightmare for NFL Offenses | Houston Press A Healthy J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney Are a Nightmare for NFL Offenses
For the first time in team history, in 2017, the Houston Texans have been conducting training camp outside of Houston, at the plush Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, and, understandably, there is a newness about damn near everything. From the sub-80-degree temperatures to every throw made by rookie phenom Deshaun...
Houston Press | August 15, 2017
Texas A&M Cancels Texas A&M Cancels "White Lives Matter" Protest
Citing campus security concerns, Texas A&M has canceled a September 11 "white lives matter" event that was to feature white supremacist activist Richard Spencer. Scheduled by Preston Wiginton, a white nationalist supporter and former A&M student, the day-long protest was meant to take place in front of the Rudder Plaza...
Houston Press | August 15, 2017
If The Daily Stormer Goes Offline, Here's the Great Coverage Texans Will Miss | Houston Press If The Daily Stormer Goes Offline, Here's the Great Coverage Texans Will Miss
White supremacists got their swastika-printed boxers in a twist Monday after web host Go Daddy announced Sunday it was kicking neo-Nazi news site Daily Stormer off its service after the site ran a story on Heather Heyer, the protester killed in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, "fat and a drain...
Houston Press | August 15, 2017
Released Video Shows Deputies Searching Houston Woman's Vagina | Houston Press Released Video Shows Deputies Searching Houston Woman's Vagina
After the Harris County District Attorney's Office dismissed charges against two former sheriff's deputies accused of ordering the search of a woman's vagina for marijuana, the woman's attorney has released the dashboard camera footage of the incident. William Strong and Ronaldine Pierre were charged with official oppression last June following...
Houston Press | August 15, 2017
In Review: Jack Cooper, Oh Sees + More | Free Press Houston In Review: Jack Cooper, Oh Sees + More
  OH SEES: Orc The Oh Sees (formerly “Thee Oh Sees”) are nothing if not ridiculously consistent, and their new album, “Orc,” goes a far way in proving this point. For the Oh Sees, it’s like blindly throwing a dart and always hitting the target — excellence is the norm. Not to mention, John Dwyer […]
Free Press Houston | August 15, 2017
Dallas-Houston High Speed Rail Line Inches Forward With New Companies On Board | Houston Press Dallas-Houston High Speed Rail Line Inches Forward With New Companies On Board
Texas Central has found companies that will design and build the proposed high-speed rail line that will run from Houston to Dallas. Someday. Once it's built. (If that ever happens.) The company announced Monday that Irving-based Fluor Enterprises Inc., the primary operating subsidiary of Fluor Corporation, and The Lane Construction...
Houston Press | August 15, 2017
Houston Native, Bellaire Grad, Among Injured in Charlottesville Car Attack | Houston Press Houston Native, Bellaire Grad, Among Injured in Charlottesville Car Attack
A 20-year-old Houston native was among the 19 injured in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a car sped down a narrow street Saturday and rammed into a crowd of people protesting white supremacy. Natalie Romero, a graduate of Bellaire High School and now student on scholarship at the University of Virginia, sustained...
Houston Press | August 14, 2017
Affirmative Action—Yet Again—Under Attack | Free Press Houston Affirmative Action—Yet Again—Under Attack
Photo Courtesy of John Walker   Here we go again. Every few years, the debate over affirmative action is resurrected and the accusations of “reverse racism,” the myth of an American meritocracy, and the role of race and class return to fight another day. Now affirmative action is back in the news after the New […]
Free Press Houston | August 14, 2017
Memorial Villages Police Department Accused of Racist Language by Former Dispatcher | Houston Press Memorial Villages Police Department Accused of Racist Language by Former Dispatcher
A former dispatcher with the Memorial Villages Police Department paints a discriminatory and dysfunctional portrait of the law enforcement division for the wealthy Houston suburb, according to an affidavit filed in Harris County civil court. Among the claims from L. Kelly, an African-American woman who worked as a dispatcher for...
Houston Press | August 14, 2017
Man Spills Two Pounds Of Mercury In Midtown Apartment, Prompting Evacuation | Houston Press Man Spills Two Pounds Of Mercury In Midtown Apartment, Prompting Evacuation
A HazMat team with the Houston Fire Department inspected a Midtown apartment complex after a man reported spilling two pounds of mercury in his home — three days after the accident occurred. Firefighters evacuated the fifth floor of Mid Main Lofts, an apartment complex at 3550 Main, after the man...
Houston Press | August 14, 2017
Elderly Woman Killed By Houston Garbage Truck near Chinatown | Houston Press Elderly Woman Killed By Houston Garbage Truck near Chinatown
A pedestrian was struck and killed Monday morning after a Houston garbage truck hit her on a crosswalk. The elderly woman was crossing Bellaire Boulevard near Chinatown at about 9:20 a.m. when a blue City of Houston Solid Waste Department truck hit her as it made an illegal right turn,...
Houston Press | August 14, 2017
Downtown Boys Drop Politically Relevant Album | Free Press Houston Downtown Boys Drop Politically Relevant Album
When Trump was elected, I knew that Providence’s Downtown Boys would have no problem calling out the dumpster fire of a presidency that he represents. Recently signed to Sub Pop records, the band that’s always stood up for the LGBTQ, working class, and young people of color respectively while releasing some of the most intriguing music to come out in the past decade. While the lyrics for the
Free Press Houston | August 14, 2017
In Texas, Even The Socialists Are Carrying Guns | Houston Press In Texas, Even The Socialists Are Carrying Guns
As David Smith stood guard before a rally in downtown Houston, cradling a rifle across his chest, heckles rained down on him from a group of men and women across the street. It’s not an unusual scene when politically left and right groups mingle, except it was Smith from the...
Houston Press | August 14, 2017
UH Undergoes a Major (Applewhite) Change from Tom Herman | Houston Press UH Undergoes a Major (Applewhite) Change from Tom Herman
Major Applewhite is not busy running around kissing his players on the cheek. He’s not wearing a grill or buddying up to rappers. There are no feuds with the media, no angry denunciations of rumors that he’s about to take another job. There’s no talk about family. Such is life...
Houston Press | August 14, 2017
Ted Cruz One-Ups Trump By Immediately Calling Out White Supremacists | Houston Press Ted Cruz One-Ups Trump By Immediately Calling Out White Supremacists
After a white nationalist rally against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia turned violent on Saturday, President Donald Trump jumped in with a statement that even many Republicans thought was alarmingly vague. "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display...
Houston Press | August 14, 2017
‘Brigsby Bear’ Delivers the Bizarre | Free Press Houston ‘Brigsby Bear’ Delivers the Bizarre
  Brigsby Bear is many things, but it is also not many things. Brigsby Bear isn’t a cuddly kids flick. Brigsby Bear isn’t an episode of Doctor Who writ large, although our titular bear does appear to be a bizarre mixture of a time lord with the snuggle appeal of Barney the Dinosaur. If you could […]
Free Press Houston | August 14, 2017
Vote For Your Readers' Choice Awards in This Year's Best Of Houston® | Houston Press Vote For Your Readers' Choice Awards in This Year's Best Of Houston®
It’s time to get serious about voting for your Readers’ Choice winners in the 2017 Best of Houston®. You have until August 16 to help determine who and what should get an award. This is your chance to tell us what you love about Houston. You’ll be able to vote...
Houston Press | August 14, 2017
Film Facts: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,’ ‘Step’ and ‘Wind River’ | Free Press Houston Film Facts: ‘An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,’ ‘Step’ and ‘Wind River’
  Another week, another green, red and paisley dollar to buy a ticket to the cinema. Must be something in the air because this week seems to be front-loaded with documentaries — and that’s a good thing! An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power rolls out (former Vice President) Al Gore to examine where we stand eleven years […]
Free Press Houston | August 11, 2017
Little Devoted to Houston Bike Plan in $495 Million Bond Package | Houston Press Little Devoted to Houston Bike Plan in $495 Million Bond Package
Houston cyclists had something to celebrate back in March, when City Council voted to adopt the Houston Bike Plan. It marked the first time in more than two decades that the city planned to comprehensively upgrade its crumbling biking infrastructure, which was last fully revamped in the early 1990s. The...
Houston Press | August 11, 2017
NASA Scientists Answer Burning Questions on Reddit About the Total Eclipse | Houston Press NASA Scientists Answer Burning Questions on Reddit About the Total Eclipse
The coming total solar eclipse will pass from Oregon to South Carolina. It's the first time the U.S. has experienced a total solar eclipse since 1918, when the umbra started in Washington state and passed over Denver, Jackson, Mississippi, and Orlando, Florida, before leaving via the Atlantic coast. As the...
Houston Press | August 11, 2017
Rep. Joe Moody Holds One Last Hearing Over His Mostly Dead Marijuana Bill | Houston Press Rep. Joe Moody Holds One Last Hearing Over His Mostly Dead Marijuana Bill
State Rep. Joe Moody, an El Paso Democrat, must know there's more of a chance that the Texas Legislature will do a group rendition of the macarena than there is that House Bill 334 will get through Legislature during the special session. Still, Moody held a public hearing on a bill...
Houston Press | August 11, 2017