This past week Curt Schilling organized a collection of cash and supplies to be transported to Houston, where such things are urgently, desperately needed. Schilling provided a trailer and would be doing the transporting himself, and organized volunteers to collect and sort and pack and guard donations in the buildup…
Much of Southeast Texas is under water after Hurricane Harvey dumped trillions of gallons of rain on the state in only a short period. Houston has had it particularly bad, so to help, some self-identified “rednecks” in lifted trucks are doing their part. Among their efforts: yanking what appears to be a national guard…
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An estimated 500,000 Texan vehicles could be totaled and scrapped in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, snowballing into a massive sales wave of new and used cars in the coming months.
Just one day after Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeastern Texas, historic flooding continued to wrack the city of Houston and surrounding areas.
Just before midnight on Saturday, a driver parked his car on the street near an apartment complex in Houston. Local station ABC13 reports that police said two men then approached the vehicle to steal it, instead shooting the man in front of his wife and daughter because the car had a manual transmission.
We’ve all had bad days at work, but most of us can just soldier through and move on. Unfortunately for Joshua Justice, Google Street View will never let him forget one particularly terrible shift.
Quite possibly the most dedicated cat lady ever ran into the middle of Houston’s Sam Houston Tollway to rescue a stray cat. How dedicated was she? Video released by the Harris County Toll Road Association shows her running across multiple lanes of traffic after the cat with what appears to be a pillowcase or a small…
A Cirrus SR20 small plane crashed into a parked car near Houston’s Hobby Airport, leaving 3 people dead. All 3 of the deceased were onboard the plane when it crashed, and no other injuries were reported.
The best thing about this video of a Houston road rage incident—captured by an incredibly calm bystander—is that the whole episode initially resulted in no incident report. As far as the cops knew, it never happened. That’s amazing, given all the criminal acts that take place in it:
Here’s a surefire reminder that saving a parking space is a surefire way to start drama.
The westbound lanes of Highway 290 were shut down near Houston this morning thanks to a crash as well as a naked, dancing woman on top of a semi truck. Let it be known that this is not the ideal place we’d recommend to get your groove on.
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.