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  • 18 days ago | Texas

    Forecasters have been calling for  fairly significant rain in central and southeast Texas for about a week and the threat of torrential rains has caused the annual BP MS 150 to call off day two of the cycling event between Houston and Austin....

  • 26 days ago | Rock

    Imagine running a marathon inside an enclosed space where everyone is drunk and the room is filled with smoke. For decades (before the smoking ban), that is what it was like be be a rock and roll musician in Houston. And drummers, who almost alway...

  • 27 days ago | Houston 101

    "Houston is a cruel, crazy town on a filthy river in east Texas with no zoning laws and a culture of sex, money and violence. It's a shabby, sprawling metropolis ruled by brazen women, crooked cops and super-rich pansexual cowboys who live by the ...

  • 27 days ago | Sports

    We're days away from the Astros' home opener, and it's time to make some plans. In what is one of the most anticipated seasons in a decade, fans need to be prepared to get their season started on the right foot. Whether you intend to be at Minute ...

  • 1 month ago | Sports

    When it's time for you to reach that "One Shining Moment" that is the NCAA basketball championship, you want a nice, comfortable place to do it. This year, with the Final Four in Houston, you might be tempted to, you know, see it in person. But wh...

  • 1 month ago | Traffic

    Traffic. We all hate it. We hate the stopping and starting. We hate the construction. We hate all of it. But, it is price we pay for living in a city spread out over 600 square miles. But, that doesn't always adequately explain the nightmare of tr...


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