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Abilene

  • News

    March 27, 2014

    Dr. Steven Hotze's Weird War Against the Texas Medical Board

    Right wing physicians claim the TMB doesn't play fair. Not everyone agrees.

  • Music

    December 26, 2013

    One to Grow On

    The 11 best Houston records of 2013.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    CRAVE Cupcakes Wants to Help You Spread Holiday Cheer With New Shipping Service

    It might be a tad bit early to start planning holiday gifts, but CRAVE Cupcakes begs to differ. The local cupcakery will now ship its creations to areas within 450 miles of Houston. That means you can share the cupcakes with friends and family in New Orleans, Little Rock, and Abilene. The shipping ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Seven Popular Myths and Urban Legends About Numbers

    Not long back I had the opportunity to explore the origin of the name of my favorite Houston club, Numbers. My source explained to me that the name originated from a late '70s slang term indicating a hot guy or girl during the club's original disco days. The upstairs area of the club also sported s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    Last Night: Ryan Bingham at House of Blues

    Ryan Bingham House of Blues March 10, 2013 It's tempting to label Ryan Bingham a "throwback," because nothing he does is especially modern. The former rodeo cowboy's brand of classic rock, country-blues, and flatland boogie feels like it blew in from out of the past, like a dust storm from out beyo ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2012

    Texas Crimes of the Year, 2012

    As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    Things Walmart Frowns On: Trying to Pay $2 for a $228 TV

    Fans of the old BBC comedy Blackadder will remember Blackadder's humorously idiotic servant Baldrick and his evermore ridiculous "cunning plans." Baldrick's spirit lives on in an Abilene Walmart, where on Friday 52-year-old William Keltner had a "cunning plan" of his own. According to KTXS, Keltne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    The First Alt-Country Record? Flatlanders Rediscover The Odessa Tapes

    A lot of stellar music came out of that flat land known as West Texas. Bob Wills, Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Terry Allen, Guy Clark, and the Sparkles are just a few artists who found something in the wind, the dust, the heat, the cactus, the mesquite, the sandstorms, the blizzards, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Elizabeth Proctor: Civil Suit Connected to Teacher Sex Case Dropped, for Now

    A civil lawsuit filed in connection to a case of teacher-student sex has been dropped, the Abilene Reporter-News has reported. Both the teacher in question and the Abilene Independent School District were named in the suit, which alleged that some teachers and AISD employees were negligent in not re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Cover Story: How Black Riders Made Their Way to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Jamie Francies, Jr. grew up in West Houston, for the most part flying under the radar of the local Ku Klux Klan operating in the middle of the 20th century. As a kid, he did see the victim of a lynching where Post Oak crosses Buffalo Bayou and he had to go to colored school in the segregated times. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Bryan Ray Roe: Repeat Sex Offender Allegedly Assaults Autistic Boy, 9

    Talk about every parent's nightmare...Police in Coryell County say that a nine-year-old autistic Abilene boy was molested at a rural Central Texas bluegrass festival. Charged with the crime is registered sex offender Bryan Ray Roe, a parolee from an earlier sex offense. Roe, 33, allegedly lured the ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Broken System: Levels of Care

    An Arlington-based company called Youth For Tomorrow labels kids but rarely comes into contact with them.

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Top Five Clint Eastwood Soundtracks

    pasoroblesfilmfestival.comDr. John, Clint Eastwood and producer/director Bruce Ricker in a publicity photo for "Piano Blues," Eastwood's installment of PBS' 2003 series The Blues.​Today the one and only Clint Eastwood turns 81 years old, and he can still kick your ass. According to the Interne ... More >>

  • News

    April 28, 2011

    The Final Play

    After traumatic knee injury, Case Keenum has one more season to prove his talents.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    TCEQ Gets An Earful At Town Hall Meeting, Provides The Best In Lip Service

    TCEQ listens and promises​It was nearly standing-room-only at Wednesday evening's environmental town hall meeting when Deborah Wilkerson stood at the mic and addressed the panel of legislators, state regulators and experts.A resident of Acres Homes in northwest Houston, she told the story of how a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    The Rolling Stones At Hofheinz Pavilion In 1972, Firsthand

    Ed. Note: Rocks Off's own Lonesome Onry and Mean himself, William Michael Smith, attended the Rolling Stones concert at Hofheinz Pavilion in June 1972 that was filmed for the movie Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones. Since the movie screens at 7:30 p.m. tonight at several Houston-area theaters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Guess Who's Skipping Houston This Time?

    Attention local musicians, music bloggers and music organizations: have something that should be included in Magnolia City Mixtape? Leave a comment below or email brittanie.shey (at) houstonpress (dot) com. • The Caprolites soothe our summer boredom with their new video for "I Need A lot," abov ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): Oh, For A Muse Of Fire (Hydrants)

    Animals wind up at the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care for all sorts of reasons. Regular readers know all too well of the existence of douchey owners who surrender cats and dogs for idiotic reasons. But today's dirty half-dozen are all stray. They've been out there in that cruel world all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Man Food for Your Man Cave

    Eating Our Words headed over to The Guy Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center this past weekend, where we found -- as expected -- a plethora of manly products for sale, manly sports to play, manly women to ogle (wait, that came out wrong...) and manly foods to sample. Check out our favorite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Waterin' Holes

    Photo by David A G WilsonHamilton Pool, Austin​School starts soon and Labor Day will eventually herald the unofficial end of summer. But as Houstonians know, the sweaty season lasts well into fall around here. There's still time to dip your toe in a stream or two, so Texas Traveler presents to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: "Palo Duro"

    View Five States of Texas in a larger map As any proud Texan can tell you, the Lone Star State is entitled constitutionally to split into five states if it so wishes. The scenario has rarely been more in the news than it has relatively recently, when Gov. Rick Perry played to the wingnut gallery in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Buffalo Gap

    Photo by Robb WalshBuffalo Gap is a hamlet outside of Abilene whose main claim to fame is the Perini Ranch Steakhouse. The current issue of Food Network Magazine claims that the Perini Ranch Steakhouse makes the best burger in Texas. I love the Perini Ranch and count Tom Perini among my friends. But ... More >>

  • News

    June 11, 2009

    One-Woman Wrecking Crew

    Readers weigh in on the principal at T.H. Rogers

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Know Your Texas Cults

    With the April raid of Warren Jeffs' FLDS ranch still earning headlines, smaller sects (or “boutique cults,” as Hair Balls likes to call them) in Texas are getting the short shrift. How many people do you think took notice of the fact that an elder in the Abilene-based House of Yaweh was convict ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008

    God, Texas and Tom Waits

    Tom Waits may not come from around here, but a good chunk of his favorite music does

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    Bartender, Pour the Wine: Ten Great Country Breakup Songs

    The late, great Harlan Howard, the songwriter behind “Heartaches by the Number,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Streets of Baltimore” and “Why Not Me” (among countless others), once famously said country music is “three chords and the truth.” And the truth is that many relationships – mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    We Heart CFS

    Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isn’t just because the current Press features 25 choice locations for CFS. Daniel Kramer Nope, as an added bonus, we learn from the New York Times today that Houston’s own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    We Heart CFS

    Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isn't just because the current Press features 25 choice locations for CFS. Daniel Kramer Nope, as an added bonus, we learn from the New York Times today that Houston's own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nation's ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    I Love CFS

    Thank goodness it's still popular in the small towns of the Chicken-Fried Steak Belt.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Wednesday is CFS Night in Stamford

    Robb Walsh The regular CFS at the Cliff House Restaurant in Stamford The Cliff House in Stamford is famous for its chicken-fried steak. I tried a regular one last Saturday night and it was excellent. “Come back on Wednesday,” the waitress told me. That’s the night they offer their “Chicken ... More >>

  • News

    November 9, 2006

    Lights On or Off?

    The fight for a TV show about truth, justice and high school football

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2006

    Freedom, Now!

    Get banged this Fourth

  • Dining

    November 25, 2004

    Landmark Fajitas

    What you order at Herrera's Mexicatessen depends on how you feel about bacon

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    Micro Management

    Van Weldon ekes out a living by farming tiny plants

  • Film

    September 18, 2003

    Grumpy Old Men

    Lions tames Duvall and Caine with feel-good cornpone

  • News

    September 18, 2003

    Soldiers of Misfortune

    Ranch Rescue finds its welcome mat withdrawn

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

    Coming close wasn't good enough for Brother Luck

  • Dining

    December 5, 2002

    Mystery Meat

    Maverick's motto may be "Supper + Whiskey," but the restaurant doesn't always deliver on both counts

  • Music

    June 14, 2001

    World Class?

    Houston can't join the ranks of other cities until it has an anthem of its own

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Texas Thunder

    Stay true to Pantera. They're true to you.

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    The Ballad of the Singing Shuttle Bus Driver

    Ellen Trevathan finds her own brand of salvation driving people to and from the city economy lot at the airport

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Letters

    Brutality Behind Bars, Tall Tales, Dirty Airy

  • Music

    July 23, 1998
  • News

    August 7, 1997

    What Really Happened To Rodeny Hulin?

    Since his death, teenage inmate Rodney Hulin has become a national symbol of why it's wrong to send juveniles to adult prisons. His true story, though, paints a different kind of troubling picture.

  • Dining

    August 7, 1997

    Grade A

    At the University of Houston, Barron's makes college food like you've never seen

  • News

    July 10, 1997
  • News

    October 10, 1996

    You Gotta Have Hope

    Why? Because without it, the stadium promises fall apart.

  • News

    February 29, 1996

    Escargot A Go-Go

    Gene Weaver always had a big idea. Selling snail dreams was to have been his last hurrah.

  • Music

    February 9, 1995
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