Houston Mayor: Severe Texas Abortion Law Puts Women's Lives At Risk

This morning, a U.S. district judge heard closing arguments in the legal battle over the newest round of Texas' insanely and needlessly severe abortion restrictions. If they're upheld, they'll shut down all but seven abortion providers in the state. Texas women will be totally fucked — a fact the Houston city council… » 8/14/14 6:45pm 8/14/14 6:45pm

Genius: Strip Club Tax Will Help Pay for Rape Kit Processing

Happening now in Houston: A new $5 "sin tax" on strip clubs — called a "pole tax" — is expected to generate over $1 million in revenue for the city, and the cash will be used to help the city process rape kits. According to ABC News, Houston has an estimated 4,000-6,000 rape kits that have remained untested because of… » 6/28/12 2:40pm 6/28/12 2:40pm

Journalist Shocked — Shocked! — to Learn That Newspaper's Society…

Residents of Houston, ready your pearls for the clutching: it turns out that one of the city's newspapers had in its employ a woman who, while spending her days writing about society goings-on, was spending her nights taking her clothes off for a living. And the writer's secret life as an "active stripper" was… » 3/26/12 7:00pm 3/26/12 7:00pm