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    Zack Morris is a Lawyer, Yeah Right

    What happened, did he get tired of hanging out at the Max and frenching Kelly Kapowski underneath Mr. Belding's desk? Are we actually supposed to believe that the boy who once had an illicit summer affair with Leah Remini now knows what a process se...

    @ Hair Balls by Jennifer Mathieu on August 18, 2008 @ 10:58 am
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    Over the Weekend: Marquis II, Blanco's and Elvis

    Anyone else getting a little tired of Michael Phelps? No, sure, the dude is awesome. The best. For real. But we don't see why he and his mom keep getting interviewed over and over again. We know it feels great for them. We know she's proud. We know h...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on August 18, 2008 @ 10:24 am
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    Fight Obesity By Sitting Around Playing A Computer Game

    Actually, Second Life is apparently very popular and virtual people doing virtual stuff is the way of the future, according to Rebecca Lee, associate professor and director of the University of Houston's Texas Obesity Research Center. "If you prac...

    @ Hair Balls by Paul Knight on August 18, 2008 @ 10:01 am
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    Texas Horror Movies: The Top Five

    5. Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) Torgo and company were rightly consigned to the chemical toilet of Hollywood history until MST3K resurrected them. Repeat viewings of Harold P. Warren's sole foray into cinema don't convey any greater insight (beli...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 18, 2008 @ 9:10 am
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    Hurricane Relief - Houston doesn't roll over for Ike

    To Our Readers, Hurricane Ike has come and gone and left us with an aftermath of gnarly life extending far beyond what I would say most of us ever imagined. We steeled ourselves for possible death and massive destruction. We got very little of th...

    by Margaret Downing on September 25, 2008
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    RIP, Some of Our Best Of Houston Winners - Hardly Knew Ye

    Hurricane Ike managed to strike Houston and Galveston just as we were putting the final touches on our annual Best Of Houston issue. It made for a few fun-packed days, working without a/c and sharing the few computers the generators could power. ...

    by Richard Connelly on September 25, 2008
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    No Smoking Ban In West U Bar (Note Single, Not Plural)

    With the passing of Houston's smoking ban last year, smokers in the Village area were driven to a single sanctuary, a bar that harkens back to a simpler time when frat boys were frat boys and everyone's hair smelled like cigarettes after a good night...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 5:20 pm
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    Kirbyjon Caldwell Loves Bush, Hates McCain

    Speaking to reporters yesterday, Caldwell let it rip, breaking out the hate just because McCain attended a biker rally in South Dakota and suggested his wife should enter the annual topless contest held there.Said Caldwell: Well, I don't know a lot...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 4:50 pm
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    Houston Developer Won't Rebuild San Diego's City Hall

    No longer. Hines issued a press release today saying they are pulling out of the competition to be awarded the job. There are no specific numbers on how much the contract would have been worth to the company, but San Diego officials say the Hines v...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 4:36 pm
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    The Bright Side Of Pollution

    But Marvin, sadly, ain't coming back, so we'll say something similar, "It must be hell runnin' an environmentally responsible refinery!!" The reason we say that is Houston Refining LP, which runs a 700-acre, 286,000-barrel-per-day refinery over on L...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 4:00 pm
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    HISD's Terry Abbott: The Top Five Moments

    "[A]s board member Natasha Kamrani put it: 'Terry Abbott is a junk-yard dog. He will stand in front of people who are shooting bullets at you,'" the Chron wrote. HISD superintendent Abe Saavedra also praised Abbott: "You pretty much have been the sh...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 3:39 pm
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    FLDS Son Cuts Deal With Prosecutors

    Levi Jeffs, 19, was arrested after state troopers stopped the car he was driving through the church's compound, according to Raymond Loomis, a prosecutor in Schleicher County, location of the ranch. Troopers charged him with interfering with a public...

    @ Hair Balls by Paul Knight on August 15, 2008 @ 2:36 pm
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    Former TV News Stuntman Now A Chicago Anchor

    He was the reporter who submitted himself to any manner of peril for your TV enjoyment, including plunging himself via car into a bayou to demonstrate how to properly extricate one's self from a sinking vehicle. He also sacrificed his body to pepper ...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 2:07 pm
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    St. Joseph's Nurses Told: "No Naps For You!!"

    "I'm not talking about people sleeping at their desk," says one Behavioral Medicine nurse who says she can't reveal her name without getting fired. "I'm talking about when you're on your break and other nurses are watching the patients." Nurses work...

    @ Hair Balls by Chris Vogel on August 15, 2008 @ 12:54 pm
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    I'm Not The Kind Of Guy Who Uses A Real-Life Skull Bong

    "I want you to know I'm not the kid people think I am," Jones said. Which would be, we guess, the kind of person who would dig up a grave and make a skull bong.A friend asked Jones to go to a Humble cemetery in March - about two months before Jones...

    @ Hair Balls by Paul Knight on August 15, 2008 @ 12:14 pm
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    Allen Parkway Development Moving Forward

    Developers for Regent Square have applied for final plat approval from the city's Planning Department. So start planning your excursion to what the developer calls "a vibrant community alive with shopping, dining, working, entertaining, socializing ...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 10:16 am
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    Open Season on Pit Bulls' Genitals

    For years, local animal rescue groups have refused to adopt out pit bulls, preferring to humanely send them on to euthanasia heaven. That hasn't seemed to make much of a dent in the overall pit bull population -- people still want pit bulls for home ...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 8:42 am
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    I Heart Carson Kressley

    So I totally get the fact that Lifetime's "How To Look Good Naked" is kind of a cheesy, mostly obvious self-empowerment show that is built upon the sad and horrible truth that our American culture glorifies extreme thinness and does not acknowledge t...

    @ Hair Balls by Jennifer Mathieu on August 15, 2008 @ 8:10 am
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    The Osteen Trial: The Greatest Upset Ever (Didn't Happen)

    Perhaps the most astounding thing McKamie did this morning was to try to impeach the testimony of a witness he had called yesterday - a witness who actually supported the defense. That was Barbara Shedden, a passenger on the fateful flight, who said ...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 14, 2008 @ 5:14 pm
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    You Can Ignore Evolutionary Theory In Texas

    Like lines from the old hymn "The fight is o'er, the battle won," creationists have figured out a way to keep their kids away from all that monkey talk without further fights before the Texas Legislature. The Texas Virtual Academy buys its curriculum...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 14, 2008 @ 4:37 pm
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