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Belize

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Hugo Ortega's Caracol Opens; Expect Crowds

    For those who speak Spanish, the word caracol is instantly evocative of seafood. It translates to conch, or shell, and in addition to rolling off the tongue, the word has special meaning for Hugo Ortega and his wife,Tracy Vaught, of Hugo's and Backstreet Cafe. "Hugo's brother used to be the chef a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    iBurn: The Best Little Hot Sauce Shop in Texas ... Or Any Other State

    If you are looking for a certain hot sauce, iBurn probably has it.

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2013

    Second Tropical Depression of the Year Forms in the Caribbean

    It is mid-June and we already have another tropical disturbance to deal with. In this case, it is a depression that has formed near Belize in the western Caribbean Sea. It formed rather quickly and is expected to traverse portions of Central America and Mexico before emerging in the Bay of Campeche. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Christopher Purser: Pleads Guilty To Selling Fake Insurance Policy To Boat That Sank, Killing 20

    The doomed -- and uninsured -- Ethan Allen​The Ethan Allen was a tour boat that plied the waters of Lake George in upstate New York. Six years ago this week, it sank and killed 20 of the elderly tourists on board. The owners believed they had sufficient insurance, until they tried to use it a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Pink Gin: Nobody Talks Bad about Plymouth

    ​In Belize, my friend Kiv taunted an Englishman for sipping a pink cocktail, in a waterside tavern. After some words ending with the trite "You and what army?" the man and his buddies - British SAS commandos on leave from jungle training -- promptly heaved Kiv over a railing, into the cholera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    For Flag Day: The 10 Worst National Flags

    We don't just hate certain American state flags here; we also hate the following ten foreign abominations of design, symmetry and good taste. It is less our opinion than it is scientific fact that these are, without a doubt, the ten worst national flags in the world. 10.St. Lucia Does this flag re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    For Flag Day: The 10 Worst U.S. State Flags

    As we are sure you are no doubt keenly aware, Flag Day is tomorrow. We could give you a list of the ten prettiest flags, but we are Hair Balls, and that's not the kind of crap we like to cough up. Here instead is a list of ten state flags to tun up the flagpoles of your worst enemies: 10. Nevada T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Bob Schneider's Five Favorite Albums Of All Time

    Jeff Swensen/ Bob Schneider on Facebook​It's been said that if you have lived in Texas for at least a decade and you haven't at least been in the vicinity of a Bob Schneider show, you are probably lying. Our introduction to Schneider was kind of heartbreaking, but that's another story for anot ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2009

    Cancer Doctor Stanislaw Burzynski Sees Himself as a Crusading Researcher, Not a Quack

    He's treated thousands of people from all over the world, so why can't he get FDA approval?

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    Top Ten Latin Music Albums of 2008

    Americans who still think of Latin music as mariachi bands and gyrating Ricky Martins and Shakiras might want to lend a closer ear to the genre. This country's Hispanic population isn't just growing, it's growing more diverse. More and more unique musical styles are being gobbled up, and that should ... More >>

  • News

    June 12, 2008

    County Attorney Candidate Vince Ryan Sues Linebarger Goggan

    Saying he deserves a bigger piece of the pie, the former city councilman serves up cherry information to his current political opponent

  • Music

    April 24, 2008
  • Music

    April 3, 2008

    Houston Music Festivals

    The last three weeks of this month promise to be hard on your wallet, eardrums and liver

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008
  • Dining

    December 20, 2007

    Illegal Immigrants in the Restaurant Industry

    Mexican immigrant Hugo Ortega went from washing dishes to owning Houston's best Mexican restaurant — now he has a few things to say about immigration

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2005
  • News

    June 2, 2005

    Home Alone

    A raid on an end-of-year teen party leads to heavy-duty punishments and angry parents

  • News

    October 16, 2003

    Gone But Not Forgotten

    Party legend Mike Nixon is missing, but no one thinks he's dead

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2003

    SEAL the Deal

    Getting in shape is like going to war

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Shelf Life

    Long after Britney Oops her way to obscurity, these releases will continue to sing

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Child Trek

    The devastation of Hurricane Mitch propelled thousands across our southern border in search of new lives in America. And those were just the kids.

  • News

    November 26, 1998

    Need or Greed

    A Bible-quoting con man finds easy pickings among those looking for a miracle or a windfall

  • Music

    March 12, 1998
  • Calendar

    December 25, 1997
  • Dining

    August 28, 1997

    A Slice of Heaven

    New York Pizzeria bakes up a pie that's the stuff of dreams

  • News

    May 29, 1997

    Lost in the Cause

    In the early 1960s, Eldrewey Stearns was a powerful force for integration in a segregated society. Then he forgot his way, and history forgot him. Until, that is, he met writer Thomas R. Cole.

  • Calendar

    March 27, 1997
  • News

    February 29, 1996

    Escargot A Go-Go

    Gene Weaver always had a big idea. Selling snail dreams was to have been his last hurrah.

  • Dining

    June 15, 1995

    A Pizza Puzzle

    If it pulls the pieces together, The Strand Brewery could have a powerful pie

  • Culture

    April 27, 1995

    Journal of the Plague Years

    Part two of Angels may not match part one, but it's brilliant still

  • News

    April 13, 1995

    Transformation of Robert Campbell

    From Panhandle flatlands to Guatemalan mountains, Houston doctor and artist Robert Campbell searched for a life with meaning.When he died, many said that life was his.

  • Culture

    April 6, 1995

    A Sound of Hovering Wings

    Angels in America arrives buoyed by hype, but rises on its own power

  • Music

    December 8, 1994
  • Calendar

    January 6, 1994
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