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Young Houston Actress Remembered

21-year-old actress who died mysteriously in Houston celebrated for her spirit in a moving memorial service

By Clifford Pugh

As a performer, Skye McCole Bartusiak thrilled audiences in such films as The Patriot and television shows like 24. But on Friday, in the shadow of a large wreath in the shape of a pink b ...


Stripper Crime

Teen stripper killed a break dancing legend: Horrific police chase DUI crash takes another strange turn

By Julia Davila

Houston's B-Boy (break dancing) community is mourning one of its own. It turns out that the 29-year-old killed when 18-year-old stripper Dalia Iris Alfaro ran from the police and cras ...


A Houston Institution

More than a funeral: Billionaire businessman's memory to be honored by the community he created

By Tyler Rudick

The tributes keep coming for a true Texas original. With a high-profile memorial service in his hometown of Galveston already having taken place, the life of visionary billionaire businessman G ...


No ordinary memorial

Remembering the Rodeo king: Death of iconic Texas figure brings Bevo & Mack Brown to River Oaks

By Whitney Radley

It was a sad day when Louis M. Pearce Jr. passed away in late December, but it was all celebration at a memorial reception for the esteemed Houstonian on Wednesday at the River Oaks Country Cl ...


The City's Character

Presidents and sports stars give H-Town legend Harold Wiesenthal a fitting goodbye as lapels flash

By Whitney Radley

On Sunday, beloved Houston businessman and clothier Harold Wiesenthal passed away in his sleep at 84. A crowd of mournful faces and crisp suits — many of them purchased from Harolds in the He ...


Remembering Whitney

Whitney Houston's Saturday funeral will stream live online as New Jersey lowers its flags half-staff: Will you watch?

By Whitney Radley

Whitney Houston's untimely death came as a shock — though not a surprise — to her friends, family and fans across the world.  Though initial plans for a large-scale&nb ...


Legal Knowledge

10 new Texas laws you need to know that affect everything from water to funerals to speed limits

By William James Gerlich

The past legislative session proved that state lawmakers have a lot of time on their hands. So much in fact, that some outlandish laws were passed and will be implemented starting Sept. 1 (tomorrow ...


Media Maelstrom

The Woodlands' family of the victim in bizarre yoga murder speaks out, plans memorial run

By Steven Thomson

Jayna Murray, a 30-year-old native of The Woodlands, has fallen victim to a bizarre murder plot in the affluent Washington, D.C. suburb of Bethesda, Md.  And Murray's family has taken ...


Who's the monster now?

Sympathy for Skilling: Denying the ex-Enron head's request to attend his son's funeral seems cruel

By Caroline Gallay

J.T. Skilling, the youngest son of ex-Enron president Jeff Skilling, was found dead last week in California. He was buried on Monday. His father did not attend his funeral. It's not because ...


"Funeral Party for the Living" by Emily Sloan

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The event will begin at 5 p.m. with visitation and eulogy writing services, and include an open service in which participants may come forward to read eulogies, notes, confessions, resolutions and


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