Two Arrests Made in 'Viral' Rape of Texas Teen Jada 

In July, a 16-year-old Houston teen named Jada was raped at a party, an assault that was photographed, with the images then passed around on social media. MSNBC's Ronan Farrow is reporting that two people have been arrested in the case, an adult and a minor; he displayed the adult's mug shot but did not report his… » 12/17/14 11:00am Wednesday 11:00am

Houston's Lesbian Mayor Is Getting Flooded With Protest Bibles

Houston mayor Annise Parker has been sent between 500 and 1,000 Bibles at her home, part of a bizarre protest effort orchestrated by Mike Huckabee and Ted Cruz, and with enthusiastic support from Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity. That quartet of geniuses claims that Parker, Houston's first openly gay mayor, is spearheading… » 10/29/14 12:50pm 10/29/14 12:50pm

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