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  • 4 years ago | Fast Times

    I just bought a holiday bird from Popeye's. Supposedly, it's one of those "best kept secrets" the chain keeps on the down-low, because they've been selling (cooked but frozen) whole turkeys during the holiday season for years now. But have you eve...

  • 5 years ago

    Photo by Bobette RinerHoles 18 feet deep for support​A school courtyard in Houston can very well be the last place you'd want to spend time, given the heat that can dominate most of the academic year. But what if you're a 12-year-old forced...

  • 5 years ago | Books

    If you've ever stepped through the doors of Murder by the Book during the past 21 years, you no doubt were ably and cheerily assisted by David Thompson, the assistant manager, who started at the store when he was 17 years old. His love of the genr...

  • 5 years ago | Books

    The face of Houston's Murder by the Book, its assistant manager, David Thompson, has died. It's a mystery as to how we're going to keep up with the genre without his enthusiastic guidance. He helped all of us explore the mystery realm, whether as ...

  • 5 years ago

    Photo courtesy Murder by the BookDavid Thompson, 1971-2010​For avid fans of the murder mystery genre, you'd think death was commonplace. But not when it snatches away one of our own. So we loyal patrons of Murder by the Book, Houston's go-t...

  • 6 years ago | Dining Deals

    Where: Yia Yia's Roadster Grill, 5210 Bissonnet, 713-432-1800 What $7 gets you: A fat, sloppy Avocado 'n' Swiss burger ($5.50) with fries or onion rings ($1.25, if paired with a sandwich), or a Philly steak sandwich ($6.95). Tucked in the confusin...