Andy Taylor

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Equal Rights Law Bound for Trial After Pointless Hearing

    Legal jargon, heated accusations and random baseball metaphors aside, Friday's Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) hearing accomplished nothing. The law is suspended until its supporters and opponents duke it out at trial, set for January 2015. HERO is Mayor Annise Parker's anti-discrimination l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2012

    Montrose Business Owners Say They're Being Illegally Taxed

    Some business owners in Montrose are up in arms over a taxing district they say continues to, uh, tax, despite a petition voiding the district's existence. At issue is the Montrose Management District, which levies taxes on commercial land and improvements in the eponymous locale, for what -- as fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Bang A Gong: Duran Duran Guitarist Turned Rocker Andy Taylor Is 51

    In the summer of 1987, the day before driving to Austin for freshmen orientation at the University of Texas, I went to see Andy Taylor at Fitzgerald's. The former Duran Duran guitarist had done a near-180 in his career, opting for T. Rex-inspired hard rock over the glamorous Britpop of Rio. After ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2011

    The Red-Light Camera Circus

    Step right up, folks: Passion, deceit, money, lots of money, double dealing and a mayor with more flip-flops in her than a Cirque du Soleil acrobat!

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Red-Light Cameras in Dilemma Zone Until Next Week

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderAndy Taylor, counsel for ATS, tells Houston to pay up if they renege.​In today's special-edition episode of Houston versus (?) Red-Light Cameras, the mayor and city council could have turned off the cameras -- immediately and forever. But no decision was made. Within ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    Aftermath: Duran Duran at Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Chris Gray Alone among its pretty-boy peers in the early and mid-'80s, Duran Duran was the blackest band to regularly hit the pop charts from either side of the pond. Only the Aussies in INXS had anywhere near the same level of interest in funk and disco, and the chops to pull it off. Re ... More >>

  • Music

    December 4, 2008
  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Andy, Opie and the Almighty

    A church searches for God in the good Mr. Griffith's TV series

  • Film

    January 7, 1999

    Lotto Fun

    Waking Ned Devine comes alive with artful codgers

  • Music

    May 25, 1995

    Duran, Again

    The pretty boys return from the '80s, and insist they've never been away