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Returning War Contractors Face Second Battle, Against Insurance Giant AIGnew

Whatever your role in the U.S. war effort, if you were injured overseas, at least you'd be covered back home, right?
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  11-16-2012  |  War

Houston Babylonnew

Four of the spookiest true tales in the city's history.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  10-24-2012  |  Features

Santa Muerte: The Patron Saint of the Drug Warnew

Need help killing someone? Or cementing a drug deal? This may be the saint for you.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  09-13-2012  |  Features

White Linen Fightnew

As a Houston charity event grew, so did promises, expectations and disappointments.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  08-08-2012  |  Features

Preppers Ready For When The Shit Hits The Fannew

Preppers ready themselves for an uncertain future.
Houston Press  |  Brittanie Shey and John Nova Lomax  |  06-21-2012  |  Disasters

Houston's Babies Play Baseball 1860s-Stylenew

There's no gloves or batting helmets when Larry Joe Miggins and the rest of the Houston Babies regularly travel back in time to play the game by its 1860 rules.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  05-16-2012  |  Sports

In Search Of Spring Breaknew

Spring break on the Gulf Coast ain't the party it used to be.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  03-28-2012  |  Travel

Breaking It Downnew

It may not be PTSD or brain injuries that pose the most long-term danger to our surviving vets from their Middle East tours.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  03-14-2012  |  War

The Peddlernew

Both in and out of prison, Brian Wulwell spent his life selling people baubles and trinkets. Now he's upped the ante.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  09-23-2011  |  Crime & Justice

The Man Who Sued the Popenew

Houston's Daniel Shea thinks Joseph Ratzinger has a lot to answer for if he'd talk.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  04-27-2010  |  Religion

Where Running a Light and Killing Someone Does Not Automatically Mean You're in Troublenew

Steve Morrison probably never knew what hit him that April afternoon in 2008. After the swimming-pool company owner eased off the brakes of his green Saturn and headed south down Hillcroft across Westpark, a Nissan Frontier driven by a 28-year-old Salvadoran immigrant slammed into him.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  02-09-2010  |  Crime & Justice

O'Brien's Song: Now, the Activist Must Fight for His Lifenew

For Tim O'Brien, grad school, and life in general, are full-contact sports, and heaven protect anyone who gets in the way of his idea of justice.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  12-15-2009  |  Civil Liberties

Ghost Riders: Bicycling in Houston is a Killernew

According to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Houston is almost always the most dangerous place in Texas to ride a bike. There is also lots of anecdotal evidence.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  10-13-2009  |  Transportation

Life in Texas, One Year After Hurricane Ikenew

Back in December, we spoke with a number of people in Galveston, Bolivar and along the bay about how they were coping with the storm. For the one-year anniversary, we tracked most of those same people down and talked to a few more. Here are their stories.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  09-15-2009  |  Disasters

Los Lobos Leaves Disney to Reembrace Their Aztlan Rootsnew

Los Lobos are nothing short of a national treasure. Maybe their blend of norteno, cumbias, boleros, blues, country, funk, soul and good old rock and roll is not the signature sound for all of America, but it certainly is for that part which some view as "Aztlan," which includes both Texas and the band's East L.A. home turf.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  04-28-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

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