• News

    February 6, 2014

    Perfect Timing: How Malcontent Wiseasses Tried to Prove a Point About Politics and Ended up Charged as Felons

    White conservatives who tweaked an election in The Woodlands were just what Greg Abbott needed to prove he doesn’t prosecute only minorities for voter fraud.

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 2: How Trevor White of Morton's Grille Was Forced to Cook For Himself

    This is the second part of a two-part Chef Chat feature. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here. This week, we're chatting with Trevor White, a regional chef with Landry's, whose job is to oversee 20 restaurants, among them Morton's The Steakhouse, The Oceanaire, and the new Morton's Grille in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Trevor White Has Morton's Grille Serving Up Some Fine Food

    This is the first part of a two-part Chef Chat feature. Come back tomorrow for Part 2. For people who love meat and steak, but don't want the formality, or cost, that goes along with dining at a high-end restaurant like Morton's The Steakhouse, there's a new place for you to try: Morton's Grille. T ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2013

    Deadly Charades: Double Lives, Extortion and the Suicide of a Respected Professor

    A respected A&M prof with secrets to hide commits suicide and implicates his alleged blackmailer in a case where no one was really who he or she seemed to be.

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2013

    Top 10 Educated Guesses for Free Press Summer Fest

    Tomorrow, we will know who will be playing the fifth annual Free Press Summer Fest June 1 and 2 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. We know this because Monday, our rivals over at the Houston Chronicle revealed that they will have an exclusive announcement of the FPSF lineup sometime Thursday, thanks to what w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    The Landry's Empire Showcases Its Holdings with a Swanky Shindig

    I returned a week ago from San Diego Comic-Con, but when I walked into the Landry's Showcase event at Inn at the Ballpark, I thought for a minute I'd been magically transported back. The first thing my eyes landed on were three big, colorful mascots. There were dozens of people milling about. There ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Jeremy Myhres: Genius Turns Simple Beer Wahoo Mission into Felony

    Jeremy Myhres​According to Nacogdoches cops, 25-year-old Jeremy Myhres walked into an area Chevron Monday night, picked up an unspecified quantity of bottled beer and attempted to leave without paying. When the clerk gave chase to the gold-grilled brew-heister, Myhres turned and hurled one o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Brett Favre's Sister Would Do Anything for Meth (MUGSHOT ALERT!)

    Yes, Brett Favre's sister is named Brandi​In Season Five of The Sopranos, Tony is dealing with a lot of shit. In addition to the usual set of headaches -- little things like RICO statutes and wondering each day if that would be the day that the New York crew decides to off him -- Tony was d ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010

    Lawn Mower Man

    Kenneth Page followed his peculiar dream from Texas to Florida.

  • Film

    December 10, 2009

    Maniac Cop

    New Orleans as breeding ground for one Bad Lieutenant.

  • Calendar

    August 20, 2009

    Josh Neufeld

    Josh Neufeld's Katrina comic isn't kid stuff

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    June 1: And So It Begins......

    NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!! (MUST CREDIT HAIR BALLS!!!!!) Today is the beginning of the hurricane season.While the rest of the so-called mainstream media will ignore this important milestone simply because writing or airing stuff about hurricanes in Houston results in cheap increases in ratings and clic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    When Publicists Attack: Solarcaded

    Dana Boyce I had already drawn a bullseye on the side of my forehead and was just getting the gun out of the drawer. I'm normally not suicidal or, for that matter, the type to brood and get depressed. But as has been mentioned in these pages before, every so often a publicist just makes me wa ... More >>

  • News

    March 5, 2009

    Is Casino Gambling in the Cards for Galveston?: PLAN B

    If gambling is coming back to Galveston, then a return to institutionalized illegal gambling might still be the way to go

  • News

    February 19, 2009

    Living and Dying with Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor Over Sundance

    How I turned some newspaper stories into a book which became a movie that caused those two guys to kiss

  • Music

    November 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    Ike Spawns A Peace Treaty

    San Leon, the unincorporated “little drinking village with a serious fishing problem” we wrote about here, has found some friends from afar. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the Mississippi Gulf Coast unincorporated town of Waveland was in similar straits to San Leon. They had no governmental ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Top Five Houstonians As Hurricanes

    We're right in the middle of Oh God, Oh God, We're All Gonna Die season (as Wash might say) and sure enough there's hurricane Gustav, creeping through the Caribbean and toying with the sphincter control of everyone from Corpus Christi to Destin, FL. Trouble is, Gustav is hardly a name we Houstonians ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2008
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    September 15, 2005
  • Music

    June 30, 2005

    The Show Band that Wouldn't Die

    Three things you didn't know about Vince Vance and the Valiants

  • News

    September 11, 2003


    Here's how Metro wants to sell us on light rail

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    The Devil You Say

    Was Jeffery Prible the cold-blooded murderer of an entire family? Or the gullible target of an opportunistic jailhouse informant?

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Swamp Thing

    Out of the soup of southern Louisiana comes a collection of Cajun all-stars with an indescribably sweet sound

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    Rainy Day Dream

    A forecasting veteran follows his vision for a Houston weather museum

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Throwing Away the Key

    A talented escape artist and con man gets more prison time. Will he serve it?

  • Culture

    February 25, 1999

    Rail Riders

    The Jocker scores with a tale of homosexual hoboes

  • News

    May 14, 1998

    The Further Adventures of King Con

    Yet again, Steven Russell bluffed his way out of prison. And yet again, he got caught.

  • News

    February 6, 1997

    King Con

    Steven Russell can bluff his way out of anything -- even prison. so why can't he stay out of jail?

  • News

    June 30, 1994

    Food Fight

    The Landrys came to Houston with good food and good ideas. But a good family squabble let Tilman Fertitta step in and carve himself an empire.

  • News

    February 10, 1994

    Betting on Seabrook's Future?

    The city's mayor has a master plan to stop local gambling -- but he may be behind the tide