Crime

HBO Films Takes on Houston’s Favorite (Suspected) Serial Murderer

A new true-crime documentary series explores the life of infamous eccentric Robert Durst.

02/08/2015 By Michael Hardy

Hair Crimes

Making the Classics Relevant: Alexander Pope

Rethinking The Rape of the Lock in light of a string of recent crimes

09/30/2014

CRIME

Iron Thunderhorse: Wanted by the Law

Self-proclaimed Native American shaman escapes from Houston halfway house.

07/02/2014 By John Nova Lomax

ALL THAT GLITTERS

Local Fraud Is Totally Bogus

Kingwood gold peddler lives up to his name, allegedly.

07/01/2014 By John Nova Lomax

CRIME

Life Imitates Gritty Art

A long-deceased Houston blues poet's lyrics prophesy a Northside murder.

06/27/2014 By John Lomax

WEIRDNESS

Michael Brown's Favorite Artist Jailed In Houston

A look at the life and breathtaking work of Irina Bogatcheva, a.k.a. "Anastasia the Great."

05/15/2014 By John Lomax

Courts

The Nanny Trap

An investigation into a West U Fair Labor Standards Act suit quickly uncovers a global web of secrets and lies that may be impossible to unravel.

04/30/2014 By John Lomax

Newsfix

Video: Home Security Booming in Houston, Despite Drop in Violent Crime

Crime in Houston is declining. So why are home security firms doing gangbusters?

04/14/2014 By Peter Holley

Home Security

Notes From Underground

Go inside the bunker with Houston’s home security firms, where fear is the bottom line and impenetrability a very big business.

04/07/2014 By Peter Holley Illustrations by Owen Freeman

The Enemy Within

The New Face of Terror: Peacocks

Peacock attacks are on the rise—here’s what to watch out for to stay safe.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Neighborhoods

The Fifth Ward Had Zero Murders Last Year (No, Really)

The Nickel stands on the precipice of a bright future—and that's exactly what its residents are afraid of.

04/07/2014 By John Lomax

Best Places to Live

Corrected: Neighborhoods by the Numbers 2014

Due to an editing error, a few columns in the April edition of Houstonia magazine’s 2014 real estate chart were incorrect.

04/03/2014 Research by Katharine Shilcutt

CRIME

Beware Strangers with Sob Stories

Grocery run to Walmart ends up costing 90-year-old almost $3000.

02/24/2014 By John Lomax

BREAKING NEWS

Former Congressman Craig Washington Arrested on Valentine's Day

Weapons charge follows 2008 aggravated assault incident and bizarre lawsuit.

02/18/2014 By John Lomax

CRIME

Man With One of Houston's Weirdest Names Was One of Year's First Arrests

You'd swear it was his nickname, but this is really what it says on his birth certificate.

01/02/2014 By John Lomax

Crime

Sexual Predator, CEO

Henri Morris was a respected entrepreneur and family man. So why did the women around him keep blacking out?

12/31/2013 By John Lomax

DRAM SHOP LITIGATION

Shepherd Plaza Shame

Lawsuit claims Ruchi's Taqueria Las Americas and Didy's Sports Bar overserved customer who caused fatal wreck.

12/05/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Crime

Call the Fashion Police!

Heists! Prostitutes! Oh my! Some of the Galleria’s more infamous moments.

12/01/2013 By John Lomax

Facebook Follies

The Downfall Of Rolando Lozano, Alleged Car Burglar

In which taunting the cops on social media comes back to bite yet another miscreant in the butt.

11/22/2013 By John Lomax

Red Flags

The Telling Facebook URL of an Accused Domestic Assault Perpetrator

Guys: sometimes the warning sign is in the fine print.

11/07/2013 By John Lomax