Neon Boots, Texas's biggest LGBT country bar, is open for business.
When I ventured out to Neon Boots on Saturday, August 24, I was ready for a crowd, but I wasn't quite anticipating what I found. As I made my way down Hempstead, it was suddenly apparent that Neon Boots was not only a huge success, but the biggest bar opening I've ever been to. People were seen c ... More >>
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So many awesome openings, so little time to try all the new places! Bobby Heugel and Alba Huerta of Anvil opened a new bar, The Pastry War, downtown on August 13 to major crowds interested to see what the Anvil boys had up their sleeves. The Pastry War is a tequila bar or "mezcaleria" with an empha ... More >>
Beachcomber art from High Island to the Brazos River makes for a fascinating display with intriguing back stories.
Cactus Music wants your help with a "Community-Curated Playlist."
Brazos River Bottom, the Texas-themed LGBT bar on the border of Midtown and Montrose, has announced that it will close at the end of March, with the following message on its Web site: The sad news is official. The BRB will close it's [sic] doors on Saturday, March 30th. We are still looking forward ... More >>
On Friday, Baylor regents gave a thumbs-up to the construction of a new $250-million stadium that will post up on the Waco campus and alongside the Brazos River. If Waco City Council green lights the $35 million tax increment financing zone funds that would be needed, then the 45,000-seat venue coul ... More >>
With the term "dance club," there are two ways to go. There's the myopic view, where the term strictly means the glitzy, glamorous, fabulous clubs (once known as "discotheques") that maybe aren't specifically for dancing but certainly do include it in their arsenals, and there's the panoptic view, ... More >>
When Steve Lipsky blamed fracking for turning his water well into a flamethrower, he set off an epic battle between the EPA and Texas.
A Mississippi lawmaker has completely and utterly disgraced Texas politicians by being the first to introduce legislation to change the name of the Gulf of Mexico to the Gulf of America. And not because, as Stephen Colbert once put it when he made the same suggestion, "we broke it, we bought it." ... More >>
Texas used to be dotted with prisoner-of-war camps in World War II, a temporary home to thousands of Germans and Italians. Texas had far more prisoners than any other state, mainly because the first batch came from the North Africa campaign, and the Geneva Convention said prisoners should be housed ... More >>
Photo by Paul Knightâ€‹The Place: The Petrol Station 985 Wakefield Dr. 713-957-2875www.facebook.com/PetrolStationThe Hours: Monday through Friday 3-7 p.m.The Deals: All $4 beers are $3.The Scene: On Wednesday afternoon, the Petrol Station, a little bar tucked away in the Oak Forest neighborhoo ... More >>
Whiskey Boat looks up from two years of live rehersals and realizes it's a band.
Alan Ball was known for his masterful use of music in Six Feet Under. He's lost none of his touch when it comes to his current HBO series, True Blood - which happens to be set in the Louisiana swamps, not terribly far from Houston. Though we're picking up midway through Season 2, from here on out as ... More >>
Local marketing executive Manuel Delgado wants to bring a world's fair to Houston in 2020. He has been interested in world's fairs since he was a child, and that interest intensified when he worked for the expo in Seville in '92. "I've always been a big fanatic of world's fairs," he tells Hair Balls ... More >>
Dance lessons at the BRB
"Why yes, we have redecorated the kitchen." A story in your daily information source raises a significant question (cue raspy TV news voice-over guy): "Are the levees in Fort Bend County in trouble?" Dun-dun-duuuuunnnn... Well, no one really knows, it seems. The story makes note that several ma ... More >>
Thanks to the Endangered Species Act, alligators are everywhere in southeast Texas. So now the state is going to make it easier for you to shoot you one.
Too much of a good thing threatens the oysters in Galveston Bay
The Astros’ attempt to win without scoring somehow fails
A scorched-earth management philosophy is sucking the life out of our region's wetlands
The nightlife scene is alive and well in the Montrose. Meet some of its stars.
Brazos Bend State Park
Breanna Brand rides out the legacy of Frog Town and family splits in her feisty race toward the BMX finish line
The Hyde Park Miniature Museum has been dredged out of mothballs, but will it find a permanent home before time runs out?
Diverting streams into the Brazos and Posh Amenity lakes has been great for fancy Fort Bend developments. But it's killing Oyster Creek, the lifeblood for legendary Texas cattle ranchers.
Excavations for plantation artifacts - and the real truth - are unraveling the genteel gloss covering Texans' old notions about the slave era here
Danzoo scales back plans to entice gays out of their Montrose comfort zone
The perpetually self-doubting Todd Lewis stands tall on the Toadies' long-overdue second album
A former farmworker wanted only a utility system for her Fort Bend colonia. Seven years later, there's still tainted water and untreated sewage -- but raw words and the stench of politics flow freely.
Houston to Fulshear
Bar X feeds the deer - and gets fed up with lawsuit threats
Fears of a future light train trouble Katy Freeway expansion critics
Everyone in Brenham was shouting about the rape case. Now the victim has her say.
In its quest for a Municipal golf course, Lake jackson learned a valuable lesson: Never buy land without checking it out first. Unfortunately, the lesson came six years too late.
State Senator Buster Brown wants to make Lake Jackson safe for development. Guess who's one of the developers.
They went in search of the vehicle of fragrance, and found adventure and companionship.
Texas A&M's attempt to push an animal research center on a black neighborhood has raised a sour smell in College Station
Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?
A new Houston skydiving team finds liberation in free-fall