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Hair Balls
5:00 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
How Close Is Your Child's School to a Dangerous Chemical Facility? It's hard enough worrying about your school-age child getting a good lunch, now you have to worry about how close their school is to a plant that handles dangerous chemicals. Reportedly, just un... More >>
Hair Balls
3:30 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
Why Do Robberies Keep Climbing at University of Houston? Ask any University of Houston student about the main campus and they'll acknowledge that they find it a little sketchy outside,especially at night. Not to do any Third Ward bashing. We know the ... More >>
Rocks Off
2:00 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
Sound Revolution Comes Full Circle With New Tomball Store Earlier today we mentioned that the Houston area has a staggering 16 music retailers that will celebrate Record Store Day tomorrow, but we'd also like to single out two that go by the same name.... More >>
Hair Balls
1:30 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
TxDOT Doesn't Want Mexicans to Drink and Drive this Easter This glorious Easter season, the Texas Department of Transportation has taken it upon themselves to disrespect the state's flourishing Latino population. How, you might ask? By using the Mexica... More >>
Eating Our Words
12:00 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
Food Network Chef Alex Guarnaschelli Talks "America's Best Cook" & Houston Restaurants Lately, Food Network seems to be adding a multitude of new shows, pitting professional chefs against each other and against Food Network stars. But now, the culinary channel has added a series t... More >>
Hair Balls
11:30 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
A Few PAC Names Better Than Houston Bookkeeper's 'Boats 'N Hoes' This week state Republicans caught some bad press when the 'Boats N' Hoes' Super PAC was shut down Thursday. The Political Action Committee was started by a bookkeeper with Houston-based politi... More >>
Art Attack
11:00 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
What's in Fashion: Joe Biden for Ray Ban?, Kate Upton Loves Her Boobs Lots of breaking fashion news hits the interwebs and I don't want you to miss one bit of it. So, I present some of the biggest headlines each week for your reading pleasure. Click and enjoy! ... More >>
Rocks Off
10:00 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
YG at House of Blues, 4/17/2014 YG, Dorrough Music, Fat Pimp, DJ Mustard House of Blues April 17, 2014 As ominous as the House of Blues stage looked on Thursday night, Compton, Calif., rapper YG looked right at home. His face ... More >>
Art Attack
9:30 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
Reviews For The Easily Distracted: Bears Title: Bears Pretty Much Says It All, Doesn't It? Agreed. It wouldn't have been nearly as effective if the title was Bears: Shadow Recruits. Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: Thr... More >>
Hair Balls
9:30 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
2014 NBA Playoffs: Rockets-Blazers Preview and Predictions After six long months, now comes the payoff. From about the time that Yao Ming's feet stopped fully cooperating, through every single minor trade to flip a couple second round picks into a reser... More >>
Art Attack
9:00 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
Couturier Charles James Honored in the Big Apple and Bayou City If I were to mention the name Charles James to a person on the street, I might be greeted with a look of vague recollection or utter confusion. The man credited with inspiring Dior's New Look an... More >>
Hair Balls
8:00 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
Five Roles In the Sports World For Game of Thrones' King Joffrey [SPOILER ALERT] Is it safe to openly discuss the last Game of Thrones episode now? On Sunday, we finally got the moment that we've all been waiting for -- King Joffrey bit the dust, and thankful... More >>
Hair Balls
7:30 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
Texans Exercise J.J. Watt's Fifth Year Option On His Rookie Contract When the NFL players and owners agreed to a new collective bargaining agreement prior to the 2011 season, one of the most crucial elements was the implementation of a rookie wage scale. The key ... More >>
Eating Our Words
7:00 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
Upcoming Events: Take A Culinary Trip to Italy & the 3rd Coast Start your Tuesday mornings off right with pancakes at Ouisie's Table. Every Tuesday from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m., Ouisie's Table will offer a multitude of pancake choices paired with two eggs made... More >>
Rocks Off
6:00 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
Record Store Day's Rising Tide Has No End In Sight Record Store Day returns to the nation's music retailers tomorrow, so if you're the sort of person who only buys a handful of LPs or CDs a year -- assuming you still buy physical music product at ... More >>
Rocks Off
5:00 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
Devin the Dude's 10 Best Weed Songs If the guy in front of you on Interstate 69 is driving a little slower than usual this weekend, feel free to blame it on 4/20, the international stoner holiday that gives smokers a ready-made ex... More >>
Rocks Off
4:30 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
Y'all Come to Neon Boots, Where the Two-Steppin' Is (Usually) Easy "Excuse me, ma'am. Would you like to dance?" We've only just stepped foot in the bar, but have already been invited onto the dance floor a few times. Our two left feet are hesitant to oblige. "... More >>
Rocks Off
4:00 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
Top 10 Bars In Clear Lake/NASA As our sister blog Eating... Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porou... More >>
Rocks Off
3:30 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Houston News
The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Devin the Dude, Glass the Sky, Die Young, etc. Devin the Dude Warehouse Live, April 18 To say Devin the Dude is Houston rap's Yoda would seem like a slight to the Dude. Now in his mid-forties, he almost seems timeless, still rolling through ... More >>
Hair Balls
1:30 pm
Apr. 17, 2014
Houston News
Ten Underrated Things About Houston (For Now) Change is what Houston's all about these days. Last year's deserted Downtown is this year's Downtown Living Initiative. We never take what makes this place special for granted, so we took a look... More >>
Eating Our Words
1:00 pm
Apr. 17, 2014
Houston News
Recap: The 2nd Annual Big Taste of Houston "This is such a great event -- so many of Houston's best chefs all in one place!" said Matthew Lovelace, a sous chef at Osteria Mazzantini, as he offered me a sample of their Blackhill Meats la... More >>
Hair Balls
11:30 am
Apr. 17, 2014
Houston News
Rockets' "Meaningless" Finale Wasn't Meaningless For Gamblers I've said many times, we need a special corner of the sports media world for gamblers. A special channel, a special talk radio show, a special Tweetdeck. All of it. People who don't wager gene... More >>
Art Attack
11:00 am
Apr. 17, 2014
Houston News
Revisiting Blood In The Face In The Wake Of The Overland Park Shootings Frazier Glenn Miller, Jr. (AKA Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr.) will likely be hit with federal hate crime charges in addition to murder for the shootings at the Jewish Community Center in the Overland ... More >>
Eating Our Words
11:00 am
Apr. 17, 2014
Houston News
10 Ways to Use Easter's Leftover Hard-Boiled Eggs After this weekend, you and just about every other household with be in possession of a ton of hard-boiled eggs. Whether you dyed them for an Easter egg hunt or boiled them to make some deviled ... More >>
Eating Our Words
10:00 am
Apr. 17, 2014
Houston News
Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top Ten Patios With unusually cool and sunny April weather, who can resist lunching on a patio and soaking up some sun? This time of year, it's usually getting too hot to bear, but we've been incredibly luck... More >>
Rocks Off
8:00 am
Apr. 17, 2014
Houston News
The Rocks Off 200: Punk-Rock "Newcomers" Screech of Death Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they'... More >>

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For Many Refugees, the Journey to America Ends in a Cold Jail Cell For Many Refugees, the Journey to America Ends in a Cold Jail Cell

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How Boston Is Taking Back Its Marathon How Boston Is Taking Back Its Marathon

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Rick Perry Is the King of Pay-to-Play Rick Perry Is the King of Pay-to-Play

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Houston's Hidden Homeless Live Under Bridges, in the Shadows, Out of Sight and Mind Houston's Hidden Homeless Live Under Bridges, in the Shadows, Out of Sight and Mind

A low, animal-like howl begins to rise from under the Main Street bridge along Buffalo Bayou. Through the eerie darkness, the reflective glint of countless eyes gives the feeling of… More >>

Booker T's Reality of Wrestling Gets a Second Chance, Just as He Did Booker T's Reality of Wrestling Gets a Second Chance, Just as He Did

In a spacious area in the back of a strip mall gym in southeast Houston, in one of two professional wrestling style rings, Kevin Burnhardt executes a hip toss on… More >>

The Lessons of the Galveston Bay Oil Spill The Lessons of the Galveston Bay Oil Spill

Highlights from Hair Balls Environment Mark Twain's declaration that "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme" is an appropriate and memorable reminder in the wake of the March 24, Galveston Bay… More >>

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