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Animal Slaughtering and Processing

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Ever Wanted to Go Vegetarian? Now's the Time as Beef, Pork Prices Soar

    Thanks to a drought across much of the major cattle-ranching states and a deadly pig virus, we may soon be doing what those pesky Chick-fil-A cows are always encouraging on the billboards: "Eat mor chikin." Or veggies. Or tofu. The United States Department of Agriculture reports that beef prices ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2013

    Texas Cattle Ranchers Face a Trifecta of Worrying Issues, Which Means Higher Beef Prices in 2013

    This year will mark the 136th time the Cattle Raisers Convention has met, but it's in a climate that these cattlemen haven't battled for a long time. More than 2,500 ranchers and landowners are convening in Fort Worth this March to discuss a trifecta of issues that won't easily be solved. Ranchers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    USDA's Meatless Monday "A Slap in the Face!" Texas Ag Comish Says

    In a blog post today, Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples says the U.S. Department of Agriculture's call for Meatless Mondays as part of a green environmental effort is a gross betrayal of everything the federal government should stand for. He calls for the firing of whomever came up with ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 19, 2012

    Meat Market

    You'll probably be paying more for your rib eyes and Whoppers thanks to the great Texas drought of 2011.

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Why Texas Should Reopen Its Horse Slaughterhouses

    It's been five years since the nation's last horse slaughterhouse was shut down. The Cavel horse slaughterhouse in DeKalb, Illinois, closed after Congress banned USDA inspections of horse meat -- effectively ceasing operations at the few abattoirs in the United States that dealt in horses. If the me ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 10, 2010

    Boucherie Reverie

    The Louisiana Boucherie at Brennan's

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2010

    Before there were cowboys, there were ...

    "Vaqueros y Rancheros" Exhibit hosted by Casa Ramirez

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Late Night Scene: Waffle House

    ​We ventured out to the Waffle House at 11240 Westheimer for some pork products and waffles. There is something about this place that makes it a destination restaurant. We ordered a super "breakfast" with a pecan waffle, sausage, and our hash browns "smothered, covered and scattered." If you'r ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 30, 2009

    Murder by the Book: Jack Kerley

    Delving into the minds of serial killers might not seem like fun, but it suits this mystery novelist just fine

  • Dining

    June 18, 2009

    Not So Clear Cut

    What are you really eating when you order fajitas in a Tex-Mex restaurant?

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Harvard Elementary Kids, Get Your Butts Back To School

    Another HISD school has declared total victory in the battle against swine flu (No political correctness here, pork industry!!). Harvard Elementary in the Heights, one of the first district schools to close down, will reopen tomorrow.The city's health department has given the OK for the move, HISD s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Football Star Sausage Smackdown!

      I was standing in the pre-packaged sausage aisle of Disco Kroger. And right there at eye level was one of the greatest head-to-head matchups in football history. Yes, I said football. Earl Campbell's Hot Links vs. Vince Young Hot Links. The blog post wrote itself. "The taste of Vince Young's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    National Cancer Organization Wants Hot Dogs Out of HISD Schools

    Photo by Robb Walsh Speaking of processed meats…okay, we’ll wait a second for you to stop drooling. Done? Good. Now where were we? Ah, yes… Speaking of processed meats, the good doctors at the Cancer Project filed a federal petition last week with the United States Department of Agricultu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    National Cancer Organization Wants Hot Dogs Out of HISD Schools

    Photo by Robb Walsh Speaking of processed meats…okay, we’ll wait a second for you to stop drooling. Done? Good. Now where were we? Ah, yes… Speaking of processed meats, the good doctors at the Cancer Project filed a federal petition last week with the United States Department of Agricultu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2006

    Beating a (Nearly) Dead Horse

    Dixie Wilson/ARTEX Some of the horses endured much more than a bumpy ride and exhaust. In April, Press staffer Josh Harkinson told a sad tale of horse slaughterhouses and horse abuse. On the coattails of that story, we have a depressing follow-up. On Thursday, Bryan Morgan was been charged wit ... More >>

  • News

    May 11, 2006
  • Dining

    January 8, 2004

    Bring On the Bovine

    Beef-mad Houstonians keep eating steaks

  • Dining

    August 2, 2001

    A Matter of Fat

    The U.S. beef industry's lower standards have led to an increase in chop houses

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