Animal Planet

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    City Investigating Claims that Animal Planet Show Illegally Brought Bats into Salon

    Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care is investigating whether bats brought into a Montrose beauty salon in 2013 for the show Call of the Wildman violated a city ordinance. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals lodged the complaint after reading a Mother Jones expose about how the sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    The Five Most Bizarre Moments of the 2013 NRA Convention

    There were plenty of moments that you expect from an NRA Convention. You expect to see fear-based rhetoric with the best of them -- you count on hearing the murmurs of confiscation and tyranny, of the misguided concept that the only way to keep a government at bay is the 9mm wedged into your wife's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Peeing Cat or Pooping Dog? Pet Psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick Can Tell You What's Up

    Folks like Tori Spelling, Rosie O'Donnell and Ellen DeGeneres have received readings for their animals from pet psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick. It could be your turn during Fitzpatrick's debut "Pet Talk" workshop on Saturday, February 23, in Houston. Join world-renowned animal communicator Sonya Fitzpat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Awesome Little League Parent Brawl Between Some Total Losers (w/ VIDEO and Zapruder-Style Breakdown)

    When I was a kid, Little League season was a fairly compact slice out of the calendar year. It started in mid April, ended in June, and then after that you were free to play sandlot ball with your buddies as you prepared for Pop Warner football to start. Nowadays, baseball is a year round deal (whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Aggies Invite the Rest of the SEC to Begin Kicking Their Asses Immediately (w/ VIDEO)

    Nature fascinates me. Specifically, I love the Discovery Channel-style shows that give a detailed breakdown of a vicious animal predator stalking its target before going in for the kill. Life is Darwinian, and it gets no more Darwinian than that. Literal survival of the fittest. But I have a soft s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 7, 2012

    Orents Stirner: The Improvised Hall Of Beauty

    Orents Stirner is a local experimental-rock act that has crafted one of the oddest and most ambitious music videos that we've ever come across. "Collect My Sunshine" is a seven-minute journey though a bizarre, Muppetish hall decorated with lyrics, slogans, and bric-a-brac. A small troll doll dances ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Texans, Saints and Tebow! This Weekend's NFL Playoff Best Bets

    PLAYOFFS?!?!!? Oh, yeah​So is Houston ready for some playoff football? How about we go through the Reliant Stadium checklist for Saturday's game with the Bengals to find out. Notifications to season ticket holders to be in their seats 30 minutes before kickoff? Check. Colored placards in sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    River Monster, East Texas Style

    Dallas Trinity TrailsThat's one big alligator gar.​It might look like a mere minnow to Jeremy Wade, the stolidly bonkers host of Animal Planet's River Monsters, but to the rest of us, the giant alligator gar that Cleveland's Joseph Williams caught appears to be nothing short of a behemoth from ... More >>

  • News

    May 12, 2011

    Pet Sounds

    Animal psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick hears voices - the dog and cat kind.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Cover Story: Pet Psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick (Including Exclusive Video)

    ​Sonya Fitzpatrick, as documented in this week's cover story, knows what your dog, cat, bird or frog is thinking. If you happen to have a bear or tiger as a pet, the famous animal communicator could let you know what those beasts are feeling, too. Before the world's most celebrated pet psych ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Houston Zoo May Improve Our City's Brutal Reputation On Cable TV

    For a while now, cable viewers have had their image of how Houston treats its animals shaped by Animal Planet's Animal Cops, which shows us basically torturing very cute puppies, just for kicks.Happily, the image may be about to change, when the National Geographic WILD channel airs Zoo Confidentia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2010

    The Week In TV: What Do You Watch During The Summer?

    With Treme off the air, what are you going to watch the rest of the summer?​Blah blah basketball blah blah soccer blah blah I miss real shows. This was the week in TV Land: • Treme wrapped its first season last night with an episode that was probably among its best so far, though it also hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    The Eastern Sea: TV-Savvy, Wife-Approved

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to ​Summerfest, the mega-music fe ... More >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010

    Dome Tome

    Readers respond to our April Fools' Day Astrodome article.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    The Tale Of The AstroSafari Theme Park, Revealed

    ​A new edition of the Houston Press hits the web today, so at last it can be revealed -- last week's cover story, on the county's plans to turn the Astrodome into a Tilman Fertitta-owned safari hunt club, was tied closely to the publication date of April 1.A lot of people figured it out pretty fas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Finally, Some Good Pet Publicity For Houston

    Most of the TV-viewing nation gets its sense of how Houston treats its pets from Animal Planet's Animal Cops: Houston. (How feel-good is it? The opening contains a warning about graphic content.) Now viewers will get a more uplifting version of us. At least those viewers who would actually miss out ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    January 24, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    October 11, 2007
  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    Last Night: GZA in Austin (Cuz We Missed Him in Houston)

    Photos by Jeremy Martin Date: May 31, 2007 Venue: The Parish Better Than: Meeting the GZA alone in an abandoned subway tunnel. "I'm going to die face down in an alley tomorrow." That's pretty much all I could think about during last night's concert in Austin at the Parish, when I thought I wou ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 9, 2006

    A Buncha Bull

    Houston Humane Society The dogs had a choice of lying in a hot barrel or standing in flithy water. Lucky them. We've received a few terse e-mails about Monday's short post on the Chron's pit bull story. (Pit bulls are the spotlight on the paper's home page.) They all point out, correctly, that i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2006

    Death Becomes Them?

    "Worried? Why? They said we all have a good shot." The Chron reports today that 300 pit bulls have been seized from a Liberty County residence. Some of the dawgs — suspected to be part of a large dogfighting ring — were left in outdoor kennels. Thomas Weigner, the owner of the property ... More >>

  • Film

    December 22, 2005
  • Music

    June 24, 2004
  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Cry of the Wolves

    These rescued animals needed protection -- from their own sanctuary

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2003

    (East) Indian Summer

    A local community celebrates its heritage

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2003

    The Breeders

    Pooches swarm Reliant Center

  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Store in the Galleria

    Discovery Channel store

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Going to the Dogs

    Advocates are working to unleash a plan for a public park where pooches can play