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    The Franco-Texas Connection

    The money goes to a charity that hires clowns to entertain sick kids! So that's a bunch of real douches bidding on stuff worn by fake TV douches set in a real douche town, in order to pay for a bunch of fright-wigged douches to yuk it up for termina...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 11, 2007 @ 1:57 pm
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    Team Player

    Who has had the most points for a good portion of the year? Notoriously press-shy Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. Recently, though, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein has taken over the top spot. Watch your back, Dianne. - Cathy Matusow...

    @ Hair Balls by Cathy Matusow on July 11, 2007 @ 1:18 pm
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    O RLY?

    Bill O'Reilly falls under the "hater" category. Last month on his show, O'Reilly interviewed an expert who claimed that the Pink Pistols are terrorizing the country, raping young girls, attacking boys and turning kids gay. Surprisingly, the expert's ...

    @ Hair Balls by Cathy Matusow on July 10, 2007 @ 5:59 pm
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    Press art critic Kelly Klaasmeyer called Katrina Moorhead's Moon Huge and Low and Does Not Leave "impressive and magical." Said to look like an illuminated piece of polar ice, the thing is made with basic materials you could find at Hom...

    @ Hair Balls by Cathy Matusow on July 10, 2007 @ 4:12 pm
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    Spanish Shorts at the MFAH

    Catch the latest in Spanish cinema this Saturday at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's "Short Films from Spain (part 1)" and see a program that guest curator Marta Sanchez calls "really, really daring and diverse." The Barcelona-based Sanchez mixed f...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 10, 2007 @ 3:39 pm
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    Get Lit: Up in Honey's Room, by Elmore Leonard

    You just open the book to the first page. You just read the first sentence. Then you're on the next sentence. Then the next. And hours have passed and you realize that there are no more sentences to read. That you've read all of them. Elmore ...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 10, 2007 @ 12:12 pm
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    Brit-Indi is the New Tex-Mex

    This week, we review Brit-Indi restaurant Nirvana on Memorial. -- Robb Walsh ...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 10, 2007 @ 10:37 am
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    Feature Photo

    Ever since the dairy business took a nosedive, Elsie (right) has been trying to drink herself into oblivion. Elmer, her husband (middle), contemplates an intervention while their son (left) looks away in embarrassment. Or maybe its just the Chick-Fi...

    by Daniel Kramer on August 23, 2007
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    Judging Books and Their Covers - Appearances aside, is the Houston Public Library doing the right thing for all?

    A city library in the River Oaks area has been replaced at a cost of $6.2 million. The Looscan branch has grown by two-and-a-half times and its staff will double. Neighborhood groups came together and raised $1 million for additional land for the fa...

    by Margaret Downing on August 23, 2007
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    Ferret Love - They poop, they steal, they smell, they (sometimes) bite. They are adored.

    You're a reporter. Your editor wants someone on the staff to do a story about ferrets and the people who love them. Amazingly, there are no takers. So she leans on you, no doubt because she knows damn well that you don't particularly like pets. D...

    by Richard Connelly on August 23, 2007
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    Teachers' unions, Harris County politics, scams - Support the union, go to jail

    Simpsons fans still revel in the late Phil Hartman's role as faded actor Troy McClure: "Hi, I'm Troy McClure -- you may remember me from such TV series as Buck Henderson, Union Buster!" These days, it seems Buck Henderson is working for the Aldin...

    by Richard Connelly on August 23, 2007
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    Mail Call - Rice and Its Neighbors

    A statement, not a threat: In a recent Hair Balls" [August 2], Richard Connelly compared me to fictional mob boss Don Corleone and insinuated that I had made a threat when corresponding with neighbors of Rice University concerning a parking vari...

    on August 23, 2007
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    Suits Them

    Richard Liening, who worked as an electrician for Amex Electrical Services, was electrocuted while working on a lighting system at the BP refinery. According to the lawsuit:The system was supposed to be de-energized, but apparently was not. Liening...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 9, 2007 @ 5:17 pm
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    Doing Rails

    Yes, it's true, we love our cars. And it's true that light-rail in Houston has mostly been a big (train) wreck. But what to think about high-speed rail connecting major cities in Texas? You may remember the push back in the early '90s for the Texas ...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 9, 2007 @ 4:32 pm
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    Zero Tolerance

    On Saturday, the Chronicle finally got around to telling the story of Shelby Sendelbach - the 12-year-old sixth grader in Katy ISD charged with a misdemeanor and sentenced to four months of alternative school for defacing school property by writing "...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 9, 2007 @ 11:01 am
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    Get Lit: Lean Mean Thirteen, by Janet Evanovich

    Stephanie still works in her perverted cousin Vinnie's bail bonds office. She goes after skips who have bonded out on Vinnie's dime and failed to return for their court appearances. The job apparently doesn't pay well - she lives from paycheck to des...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 9, 2007 @ 10:28 am
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    Getting Famous for Doing Nothing

    So you're browsing through titles at the local adult video store when - bam! - you see your name on the box for "Young Cheerleaders Swap 'n Swallow 2." Oh, Houstoned, you crazy blog, you say, that could never happen in real life - or can it? This ni...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 6, 2007 @ 5:48 pm
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    Day by Day

    For those of you who missed our write-up back in January, the project was the brainchild of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks, who penned a play every day for a year. Theater groups across the country agreed to produce them in what h...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 6, 2007 @ 5:24 pm
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    Shut Up, Fatty

    Now check out this old appearance on the Morton Downey Jr. Show where he whacks an audience member who calls for a government crackdown on drugs. "The government can't make you a better person," Paul says, sounding a refrain that has served him well...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 6, 2007 @ 4:59 pm
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    The Big C and Marvin Z

    Zindler, who can be loud and cantankerous, was at his impressive best during the announcement. Shunning tears, he gave a feisty little speech in which he said that no one should feel sorry for him since he's almost 86 and has lived longer than most p...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on July 6, 2007 @ 1:51 pm
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