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    May 17, 2013

    New Azerbaijan Cultural Center Shows Why Baku Was the Houston of the Soviet Union

    Irada Akhoundova remembers when the Soviet military rumbled outside her house. It was late 1991, post-perestroika, pre-independence, and Akhoundova, a principal of one of the schools of the Azerbaijan Republic, heard the four-wheelers and hard-tops tossing gravel outside her house. It was an early m ... More >>

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    February 6, 2013

    College Football: National Signing Day 2013, A Decade Of Cautionary Tales

    Beginning bright and early Wednesday morning, 18-year-old football players far and wide will finalize in writing their plans on where they will ply their trade for the next three to five years, causing high blood pressure in adults three times their age coast to coast and dragging the fax machine in ... More >>

  • News

    June 2, 2011

    Charles in Charge

    Readers debate the real Mayor of Montrose.

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    December 15, 2010

    10 Worst Robbery Neighborhoods In Houston

    ​Last week we gave you the 10 worst neighborhoods in Houston for burglaries. This week, just in time for Christmas shopping, it's the worst neighborhoods for robbery. As we cautioned before, HPD doesn't suggest comparing this raw data from neighborhood to neighborhood. Some beats are more den ... More >>

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    December 8, 2010

    The 10 Worst Burglary Neighborhoods In Houston (For The Moment)

    ​What are the best neighborhoods to live in if you want to get burglarized? We've gathered 10 of the finest. We looked at the most recent crime stats for HPD beats, which means the month of October. HPD generally doesn't like "raw data comparisons between police beats" because the info can be ... More >>

  • News

    August 12, 2010


    Inside the brutal world of America's kidnapping capital

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    May 14, 2010

    Arizona Rapper G-MOE Talks About His State's Situation

    "DRANK SIPPA" from ALONSO MURILLO on Vimeo. Everyone is talking about the controversy surrounding Arizona's SB 1070, and Rocks Off was curious to take the temperature of the Grand Canyon State's hip-hop community. So we got in contact with our current favorite Arizona Latino hip-hop artist, 23-year- ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Arizona Rapper G-MOE On His State's Immigrant Law

    In case you're wondering, "reggie" means weed​From our sister blog Rocks Off, in case you missed it:Everyone is talking about the controversy surrounding Arizona's SB 1070, and Rocks Off was curious to take the temperature of the Grand Canyon State's hip-hop community.So RO got in contact with our ... More >>

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    August 12, 2009

    Houston 101: Cruising Westheimer: The Favorite Teenage Pastime of Reagan-Era Houston

    ​For such a big city, '80s Houston was in some ways still a small town. Case in point: the teenage ritual of cruising Westheimer, in which the fourth largest city in America did its best to impersonate a one-Dairy Queen town, one where all you can do is drive down the strip and then turn back arou ... More >>

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    February 9, 2007

    That's Cool, That's Trash

    As some of you know, I like to walk. Since Houston is not a particularly scenic city and I have lived here for most of my life, I don't really waste much time looking around. What I do instead is keep my eyes on the ground. And I find stuff — lots of wonderful stuff. Occasionally, my discove ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2005

    Battle Scars

    Big John hustles on the streets of Montrose. He's been there since he was 13. For now, there's no plan B.

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    June 2, 2005

    Those Damn Kids

    In Pasadena, it's those damn adults

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    April 17, 1997

    Momma's Girl

    Thirty years ago, Lizzy Hargrove left home because she needed her space. Then Mother began trying to fill the emptiness.