A Houston car salesman had an unpleasant surprise on a routine test drive when he was reportedly beaten and stuffed into the trunk by customer interested in a five-finger discount on a Dodge Challenger.
Vidal Valladares Navas of Houston did something unthinkably selfish and moronic to propose to girlfriend Michelle Wycoff on Sunday: according to news reports, he blocked traffic on I-45—one of the busiest roads in the nation—to pop the question. Sorry, but if this is your method of proposing to a lady, I hope she…
The Subway, the El, the Tube, the Métro: Trains have been transporting humans around cities since 1863. But too many public transit systems still run like they’re stuck in the 19th century. That needs to change.
After being turned down for one of NASA’s three surviving space shuttles (that actually flew in space) and enduring a two-year review and approval process, Houston, Texas just became the tenth space launch site in America to win an operator’s license from the FAA. And those launches can happen horizontally, a key…
Justice has a name, and thy moniker is "minivan driver."
Everyone's auto show photos look the same. Crowds, ropes, reflections, and a variety of unfavorable lighting conditions all make sure that there's no hiding the fact that these are cars in a convention center. Going to an auto show is a blast for the car-obsessed, but looking at pictures in an auto show is usually…
Craigslist is a pretty great place to find inexpensive, jalop-worthy cars. The not-so great thing about Craigslist is all the scammers trying to sell you a car that doesn't exist. A Houston police task-force managed to nab one of these scammers with an undercover sting operation.
Mayura Dissanyake is a gas station clerk at a Fuel Depot in Houston, Texas. He also just happens to be a five-time Sri Lankan Mixed Martial Arts national champion. So when a bunch of guys tried to rob his co-worker right in front of him, he made them suffer.
Sometimes good things happen. I travel pretty often and for some odd reason I couldn't get the flight between Colorado and Baltimore that I normally take. The only flights available were from Colorado to Houston and then to Baltimore. It seemed like a drag, until I noticed the equipment: 787-8 Dreamliner. United only…
The Camaro ZL1 is a 580 horsepower hairy beast normally. It's especially so when the traction control is turned off, as one Houston driver only described as "young" found out when he hilariously drove it straight into a swimming pool.
I know what you, the intellectually challenged of the world, think every time you come to a train crossing and the gates are down and the lights are flashing. "Maybe, this time it'll work. Maybe, this time it'll be the train that loses. Maybe I will finally be the victor." Thankfully, someone just proved you wrong…
One of the more interesting parts of the raw video of the Houston Police Chief, Charles McClelland, hitting a pedestrian is the fellow who keeps walking to the corner, where he lingers for a while. The bus and continual traffic past the scene until the fire trucks arrive six minutes later are also of note.
Everyone keeps remarking about how Porsche 911s have looked the same for the past 50 years, but no one ever remarks how the Lotus Esprit has been guilty of a similar fate (sans the new one). Well okay, the Esprit wasn't nearly as resilient or successful of a sports car as the 911 is, but that's not going to stop me…
Airports? Please. Those are soooo 20th century. The new millennium is all about spaceports, and if they look half as cool as these concept renderings for a possible Houston Spaceport, then we'll be traveling to the stars in style.
Internets, assemble. Not one, not two, but three S2000s have been stolen in the Houston area in the past two days. There may be others — these are just the ones I know of via those who've posted about them. My advice? Hide your S2K if you're in Houston.
A police chase in Houston early this morning ended when the suspected carjackers crashed into a deputy's patrol car.
We post a lot of videos on Jalopnik, but you'll notice we seldom — if ever — post videos from street races that people send us. We just don't think it's something to encourage or celebrate. Stories like this one explain why we feel the way we do.
Former NFL player Brian Iwuh and a firefighter were injured this morning in Houston after Iwuh's Range Rover crashed into a fire truck early this morning, according to news reports. Houston's KHOU said that the fire truck was responding to a call around 2 a.m. when the Range Rover crashed into it from behind.
Houston's beautiful skyline is unfortunately shrouded from most angles by spaghetti overpasses and sprawling, low quality development. It looks like a photoshopper over at GMC decided to fix this problem by giving the city the coastline it never had.