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Barbara Bush

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    June 11, 2014

    Happy 90th Birthday George Bush Sr.: A Rousing R&B Salute

    A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert Directed by David Deutsch Shout! Factory, 120 min., $19.98 "Tonight is not a night for politics," says a well-coiffed man at the microphone with an unmistakable Southern drawl at the beginning of this concert. "Tonight is the ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Johnny Manziel Redefines The NFL Pro Day

    Aside from a wrinkle here and a wrinkle there, NFL Pro Days for quarterbacks are by and large the same thing -- a bunch of scripted plays thrown to familiar receivers against cones and air, with the quarterback wearing gym shorts and t-shirts. Ultimately, even on a subpar Pro Day, quarterbacks wind ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    Tears In Heaven: The 10 Best Songs To Come Out Of Tragedy

    Since the dawn of time, great art has been birthed out of great tragedy, happening numerous times with playwrights, artists, and musicians. In many ways, expressing grief through music serves as a healing agent that gets the artist through tough things such as the loss of a loved one. It also helps ... More >>

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    January 20, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Barcadia Burns Bridges

    Photo courtesy of FacebookThe Bushes and the Molinas: Texas legends.​As we slowly move out of the winter doldrums, restaurant news is getting much more exciting -- and coming at us much more quickly. On Tuesday, two big announcements got the food community all atwitter: The Burger Guys announ ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Health Department Roundup: Schoolhouse Edition

    The Health Department inspected a number of schools last week. Each school inspection yields at least a couple reports - one for the kitchen and one for the premises. Usually there's not much going on in the way of violations, but we'll do our best with what we have. Ridgecrest Elementary (2015 Rid ... More >>

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    November 2, 2010

    World Series: Comparing The Rangers/Astros Experience

    That didn't take long, did it?I won the World Series and all I got was this penis hat​If you didn't switch channels to get away from the Texans' ineptitude against the Colts, then you missed the Texas Rangers getting mercifully put out of their hitless misery in the World Series.The Rangers' showi ... More >>

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    June 22, 2010

    5 Ways Lady Gaga Could Spice Up The Astros' Season

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​Last Friday night, Rocks Off's favorite pop star, Lady Gaga, bum-rushed her way around Yankee Stadium during the opening game of the New York Yankees three-game homestand against crosstown rivals the New York Mets. Somehow she talked her way past secur ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Chron's Feelings Are Hurt

    HBO drama didn't celebrate Houston as best-est place.

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    April 13, 2010

    The Chronicle Gets Its Feelings Hurt By Treme; Possibly Offers A Solution

    ​In case you hadn't heard -- and there's no way you haven't heard, since seemingly everyone who writes for a living in America worships David Simon's TV shows -- Treme premiered Sunday.It's a story about New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina. It contained two passing references to Houston: One, ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009

    Marge Simpson In Playboy Two Franchises On The Way Down

    ​So it seems Marge Simpson is appearing in Playboy: Simpsons matriarch Marge Simpson is gracing the cover of Playboy magazine, becoming the first cartoon character in the publication's history.The November issue sees Marge posing on a chair with the distinctive Playboy Bunny logo. It marks the 2 ... More >>

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    July 3, 2009

    Despite What ESPN Says, Here Are 25 Things To (Sorta) Like About Minute Maid Park

    Photo by astromark2007ESPN doesn't think much of the fan experience in Houston, especially for the Astros fans, which ESPN ranks at number 68. This ranking is based on things like ownership, coaching, players, bang for the buck, fan relations, stadium experience, affordability, and something called ... More >>

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    June 19, 2009

    Houston's Alleged Amnesiac, Coming Soon To Inside Edition

    The case of the Curmudgeon and the Amnesiac Drifter has legs. Inside Edition, the hard--hitting news program that launched blowhard Bill O'Reilly on an unworthy America, has picked up the story, putting it alongside such Frontline-esque headlines as today's vital (also Houston-tied!) scoop: "Fo ... More >>

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    April 20, 2009

    Neil Bush Wants Him Some Of That There Stimulus Money

    Love it, hate it, the federal stimulus money is coming and it's got to be spent on something.Why not Neil Bush?Bush, the wayward son of the Bush family (and that's saying something) is, of course, the guy behind Ignite!, the company that tries to get schools to buy its Schoolhouse Rock-like gadgetry ... More >>

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    November 10, 2008

    HISD Keeps Giving Money To Neil Bush

    In case you were wondering whether HISD's love affair with the Bushes would end with an Obama victory, you have your answer -- it won't. On the board agenda for Wednesday is an item to spend $350,000 more on Ignite!, the computer-learning company founded by Neil Bush through the kindness of various ... More >>

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    August 1, 2008

    TEA Releases Ratings, Houston ISD Has Some Hits, Some Misses

    Thirteen of the Houston Independent School District’s schools were deemed academically unacceptable by the Texas Education Agency in its just released annual ratings. On the much brighter side, 38 received the top rating of exemplary, 118 got recognized status and 97 made the bare minimum of aca ... More >>

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    July 28, 2008

    The Trailer For Oliver Stone's Bush Movie Now Online

    Oliver Stone has been speedily rushing production of his new bio W., a look at the life and times of George W. Bush. The first trailer has hit the nets, and Houston is a star! Kind of. But the clips do include scenes of the infamous night when W drunkenly crashed a car onto the front lawn of Dadd ... More >>

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    September 12, 2007

    This Just In: Activists Call for Investigation into Why Neil Bush Is Receiving Federal Education Funds

    A citizens activist group today asked the U.S. Department of Education’s Inspector General’s Office to investigate why federal No Child Left Behind Act funds are being spent on educational software sold by Neil Bush’s company – a person, they point out, with absolutely no education backgroun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    They Must’ve Been Awash in Nostalgia

    According to the July issue of Harper’s, there was a 153 percent increase in Louisiana and Mississippi newborns named Katrina in the year after the hurricane. Maybe Barbara Bush was right after all… -- Keith Plocek

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    April 5, 2007
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    February 14, 2007

    Another Bush Slips in the Polls

    Last night's installment of the "Movies Houstonians Love" series at the MFAH was a big success. Apparently it was the first time the event has sold out, meaning Bun B beat out both Larry Dierker and Barbara Bush in terms of attendance. We're not sure exactly what that means, but we know we like the ... More >>

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    January 29, 2007

    Momma Joke

    Tonight at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, it's former first lady Barbara Bush's turn to pick her favorite flick for the Movies Houstonians Love series. Her choice: Life Is Beautiful, Roberto Benigni's touching tale of a father's efforts to shield his son from the grim horrors of the Holocaust. ... More >>

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    October 24, 2006

    So It's Govt' Money -- Don't Have a COW

    Neil Bush: Working to improve American kids' reading skills. (Next year.) Remember when Barbara Bush dropped that "working very well for them" bomb about Katrina victims? Folks everywhere said she was harsh, even going as far as calling her a "cold-hearted bitch." But, would you still call Mrs. ... More >>

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    August 31, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    August 17, 2006

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    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    June 29, 2006

    Chillin' with tha Eskimoz

    We have a Whatachat with the guys behind the fast-food rap video

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    June 1, 2006

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critic weighs in on local theater

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    April 20, 2006

    Easy Like Sunday Afternoon

    These N'awlins musicos are a real Eyeopener

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    October 20, 2005

    Back to Busch

    The Astros' first five NLCS games, as they happened

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    October 13, 2005

    Game Four: A Bitter Sweep Ending

    The Astros attempt to win without scoring somehow fails

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    September 15, 2005
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    May 5, 2005

    Lay of the Land

    Kenny Boy's fall: a sign of Houston's corporate culture gone wrong

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    October 28, 2004

    Rockin' in the Free World

    Soundtracks for your Election Night shindigs

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    September 16, 2004
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    August 19, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    July 29, 2004

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    July 22, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

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    July 1, 2004

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    Our critic weighs in on local theater

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    June 17, 2004

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    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    June 10, 2004

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    September 25, 2003
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    September 4, 2003
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    June 13, 2002

    Write On

    Jim Maxfield's Tanglewood Pharmacy is home to the autographs of the rich and famous

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    October 11, 2001

    Return to Normalcy

    The Chronicle gets back to business as usual

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    February 22, 2001

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Capitalist

    Painter Vladimir Gorsky learned how to work the system in the Soviet Union for personal gain. He discovered that things operate much the same way in America.

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    January 25, 2001

    RodeoHouston: Some 'Splainin to Do

    Secret correspondence from the rodeo

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    November 5, 1998

    Night & Day

    November 5 - 11, 1998

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    January 19, 1995
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    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

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    June 16, 1994
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