As we've unfortunately learned many times before, a bunch of oil dumped into bodies of water doesn't tend to work out well for the birds and other animals that live in the area. We learned it with Exxon Valdez and it hit much closer to home with the British Petroleum oil spill in 2010. Now the chic ... More >>
Crews are working to clean up the mess created by more than 150,000 gallons of sticky black crude oil dumped in Galveston Bay on Saturday, but with no end in sight the environmental implications will likely only get worse. So far, Texas Parks and Wildlife officials report they've found three oil-c ... More >>
Quicker than you can spell environmental disaster, another major oil spill is affecting the Gulf Coast. This time, caused by the collision between a tanker and a barge that's shut down the Houston Ship Channel, according to reports. Crews from state and government agencies are working on cleanup af ... More >>
For months, we've been hearing about Trigger Happy, Clumsy Butcher's craft beer and wine bar set to open at 308 Main next to Goro & Gun and beneath Captain Foxheart's Bad News Bar & Spirit Lodge, but earlier this week we found out about a change of plans. Trigger Happy will now become The Nighting ... More >>
Time for revenge.The owner of a Palacios fish farm was found guilty of killing 90 protected brown pelicans and a slew of other birds, the U.S. Attorney's Office says. Khanh Vu, the owner of Seaside Aquaculture Inc., faces a fine of up to $15,000 and six months in prison for his conviction. ... More >>
The things you can learn from reading the comments section on EOW. Joanna O'Leary wrote about five fascinating nursery rhyme foods, and commenter Trisch chimed in with the weirdest tidbit we've seen all day: On a recent transpacific flight, I watched a show where blackbird pie was on the men ... More >>
Veggies from Wood Duck Farm.Fabulous news for those of you still kicking yourself for missing out on the Just August Project last month... Two of the three acclaimed pop-up chefs -- Justin Yu and Seth Siegel-Gardner -- will man the kitchen at Wood Duck Farm's first-ever All-Star Chef dinner o ... More >>
WHAT: Gorgeously fresh local produce from a guy who's had more careers than Liz Taylor's had husbands. Yes, Van Weldon has had a rather unorthodox career path. He's gone from tractor salesman to oil purveyor to stockbroker to energy trader to farmer. If that last one sounds odd, keep in mind ... More >>
In 2008, when Jonathan Meiburg left Okkervil River to focus exclusively on Shearwater, his bird-named band, and his ornithological career studying birds, you could see that Meiburg's other Okker Will Sheff had big plans in mind. (That they would include Roky Erikson, well... not as apparent.) ... More >>
Go into the dark with some furry, flying creatures
A Bugatti Veyron, sans pelicanHere is a sentence with so many strange and wonderful parts in it that it's best just to let it speak for itself:A Lufkin man drove his $2 million Bugatti sportscar into a Galveston-area lagoon after being distracted by a pelican.First, who spends $2 million on a car ... More >>
It's freedom day for five rare birds that got blasted by Hurricane Ike. The Wildlife Rehab and Education Center, which is part of the Houston SPCA, is set to release into the wild five brown pelicans it took into its care after the storm. The brown pelicans, an endangered species, were found all o ... More >>
Over the past couple of weeks, we've heard ad nauseam about the painful effects of Hurricane Ike -- the flooded homes and businesses, the damaged rooftops, the rampant power outages, the lingering failures of Comcast not only to provide cable and Internet but also to explain coherently why they are ... More >>
Presented without comment, from the Harris Couty Homeland Security and Emergency Management Office: HUMMINGBIRD FESTIVAL CANCELED Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Steve Radack's office is canceling the annual Hummingbird Festival at the Kleb Woods Nature Center originally scheduled for Saturd ... More >>
Tonight's show with San Francisco indie-dance trio Xiu Xiu (above), ex-Geraldine Fibbers screecher Carla Bozulich's new band Evangelista and Common Eider, King Eider - the only band I can think of named after a duck except, well, the Duhks - has been moved from the Orange Show to the Backroom at the ... More >>
Gleaning lessons from the darkness.
French photographer opens his first solo show in America
This six-year battle for a strip club reads like a Monty Python joke complete with dead parrots
And the Winner Is...
We asked for animal photos from Houston's high school students, and the kids delivered. We got dogs, cats, penguins and pigeons, not to mention a graffiti panda. You can check out the online gallery here. Each photo has a number. Find your favorite, come back here and leave a comment. The photogra ... More >>
We took note this week of the attempts by the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau to capture the wily gay audience for our area. They'll be advertising in gay publications and other stuff like that. We pointed out that the GHCVB Web site wasn't really aiding in the effort — if you ... More >>
That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it
Friday, August 11, at the Reliant Arena, 8400 Kirby, 713-667-1400
"60 Minutes of Minutes"
Disney's Valiant effort never leaves the hangar
The life of the emperor penguin isn't easy, but it might make yours seem better
Cops and firefighters take a beating
The Audubon Society wants some killer birds to stay off its land
Wingéd children soar above an unusual nativity scene
Birders and the port are new buds seeking to block the proposed toll span at Bolivar
A Heights boy reunites with his pet
A bridge to Bolivar might be good for business -- but not for the birds
Living up to his famous father is a tall order for J.T. Van Zandt, so now he stands in lonely indecision
Stewart Road, Galveston
Barker Reservoir, Highway 6 at Briar Forest
East of the power lines between Gramercy and North Braeswood Boulevard
An apartment complex loses the battle against guano
Last fall, environmentalists thought they'd finally put a stake through the heart of the West Side Airport. But the mayoral race seems to have given it a new lease on life.
The oil is gone from High Island, but the birds still come. So do the bird watchers.
How many winters more will Arctic waterfowl make their 10,000-year-old journey to the western edge of Houston?