• Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Galveston Oil Spill Animal Body Count Continues

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Galveston Bay Spill is Killing Spring Migration

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Cleanup Continues in Galveston Oil Spill

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2013

    Clumsy Butcher Group Announces Plans For New Downtown Bar: Nightingale

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Khanh Vu: Fish-Farm Owner Says Ignore the Shotgun Shells, Those Protected Birds Died Because of Transmission Lines

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Those Crazy Brits

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    November 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Local Spotlight: All-Star Chef Series at Wood Duck Farm

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Local Spotlight: Wood Duck Farm

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2010

    SXSW Aftermath: Shearwater Takes Flight At Antone's

    ​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 >>

  • Calendar

    January 28, 2010

    Houston Arboretum at Night: Family Owl Prowl

    Go into the dark with some furry, flying creatures

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    A $2 Million Car, A Pelican And A Lagoon

    A Bugatti Veyron, sans pelican​Here 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 >>

  • Culture

    October 29, 2009
  • Calendar

    June 4, 2009
  • Calendar

    November 27, 2008

    Owl Prowl

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Birds Endagered By Man (And Ike) Going Back To The Wild

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    Always Look On The Bright Side Of Ike

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    The Saddest Press Release

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    This Just In: Xiu Xiu, etc. Moved to the Mink

    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 >>

  • Film

    July 31, 2008
  • News

    December 20, 2007
  • Calendar

    September 27, 2007

    Jean Luc Mylayne

    French photographer opens his first solo show in America

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Coming Up Empty

    This six-year battle for a strip club reads like a Monty Python joke — complete with dead parrots

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Snap Big Shots

    And the Winner Is...

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2007

    Let the Voting Begin!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2007

    Kinda Gay

    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 >>

  • Film

    November 16, 2006

    Dance of the Penguin

    That whole talking animal genre? Let's be done with it

  • Music

    August 10, 2006

    Ricardo Arjona

    Friday, August 11, at the Reliant Arena, 8400 Kirby, 713-667-1400

  • Calendar

    June 1, 2006
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    April 6, 2006
  • Dining

    March 9, 2006

    Fat Chance


  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Gone in 60 Seconds

    "60 Minutes of Minutes"

  • Film

    August 18, 2005

    Bird Droppings

    Disney's Valiant effort never leaves the hangar

  • Film

    July 7, 2005

    Miracle on Ice

    The life of the emperor penguin isn't easy, but it might make yours seem better

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    April 1, 2004

    Civil Wars

    Cops and firefighters take a beating

  • News

    March 18, 2004

    Ruffled Feathers

    The Audubon Society wants some killer birds to stay off its land

  • Calendar

    December 25, 2003

    Putti Call

    Wingéd children soar above an unusual nativity scene

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Bridging the Gap

    Birders and the port are new buds seeking to block the proposed toll span at Bolivar

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    The Rooster That Fell from the Sky

    A Heights boy reunites with his pet

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Taking a Toll

    A bridge to Bolivar might be good for business -- but not for the birds

  • Music

    October 17, 2002

    The Tower Son

    Living up to his famous father is a tall order for J.T. Van Zandt, so now he stands in lonely indecision

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001
  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Bird-Watching

    Barker Reservoir, Highway 6 at Briar Forest

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Ditch

    East of the power lines between Gramercy and North Braeswood Boulevard

  • Calendar

    December 24, 1998
  • News

    April 16, 1998

    Poop Happens

    An apartment complex loses the battle against guano

  • News

    September 11, 1997

    The Airport That Wouldn't Die

    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.

  • News

    May 4, 1995


    The oil is gone from High Island, but the birds still come. So do the bird watchers.

  • News

    January 20, 1994

    The fight to save the Katy Prairie

    How many winters more will Arctic waterfowl make their 10,000-year-old journey to the western edge of Houston?

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