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    September 16, 2014

    Upcoming: Brand New, Café Tacvba, Gladys Knight, ICP, Nick Jonas, Royal Blood, etc.

    '90s Burned Out: With Hayden Jones, Shadow Hound, Thrill. Sat., September 20, 8:30 p.m., $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Aaron Einhouse: Sat., November 15, 8 p.m., $8. Cypress Saloon, 12710 Telge, Cypress, 281-304-7777. Advance Cassette: With the Freebie, Banshee Bones. F ... More >>

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    August 13, 2014

    $1.7 Million Pot Field Raided in Brenham

    A 50-acre pot farm with nearly 3,450 plants and a street value of $1.75 million was raided by municipal, county and state authorities in Brenham Monday. No suspects were located in the seizure, which is the sixth "marijuana growing operation shut down in Washington County since January 2013," accor ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: The Bull & The Pearl's Sunday Supper Pop-Up at Paulie's

    Food Truck Friday @ Houston Press Friday, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 2603 La Branch Next up for Food Truck Friday is Coreanos. Beginning at 11 a.m., this Mexican-Korean fusion food truck will open up its windows to serve lunch. Get some fresh air and come on over to the Houston Press for Korean BBQ burritos ... More >>

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    September 27, 2013

    City Hall Farmers' Market Returns with Eight New Vendors

    The City Hall Farmers' Market reopened on September 20, and this week I went to see what its eight new vendors are offering, as well as what the regulars have in store for shoppers this year. The market boasts more than 35 vendors, many of which are organizations looking to spread the word about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Comment of the Day: The "I'm From Texas" Edition

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    Speculation & Interaction: A Preview Of Future Music Summit 2012

    Every year bloggers ask the same questions: What's going to be the song of the summer? How long before a band's reunion tour falls apart? Who is the next big thing? When we're not reviewing shows, doing interviews, waxing nostalgic, or making lists, we love to speculate. But that kind of speculatio ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012
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    March 29, 2012
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    January 25, 2012

    Update: Rough Weather, Tornados Rolling Through Houston, Affecting Airports

    As has been mentioned by weather forecasters in recent days, some pretty rough weather is passing through Houston this morning as part of a cold front. The storms are spanning high winds, torrential rain (some areas could receive up to five inches), flash flooding and potential tornadoes. According ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Yes, That's Wildfire Smoke You're Seeing and Smelling (UPDATE: HISD Cancels/Re-Schedules Some Games)

    Photo by GalgenTXThis is the Bastrop fire, but smoke is smoke.​The weather here is pretty perfect right now, in terms of heat and humidity. But in terms of dryness, it's still a bitch. You probably noticed a smoky smell this morning and even some haze. And yes, the source is probably what you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Texas Repubs Say Allowing Transgender Marriages Was a Terrible Oversight And They Promise Never To Do It Again

    Lois Kolkhorst wants to take it all back​Republican state legislators are seeking to correct a historic mistake they say should never, ever have happened: Allowing Texans who are transgendered to marry, like they can in almost every other state in the union. How this diabolical heresy first g ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    March 10, 2011
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    February 9, 2011

    Ice Storm II -- It Cometh Again? (With a Closings List)

    Photo by Abrahan GarzaThe re-reckoning​The forecasters got everything right about the big snowstorm that hit us last week, except for the fact it didn't include snow. It did include plenty of dangerous icy road conditions, though. Get ready: The sequel is here. It's been drizzling all day an ... More >>

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    January 20, 2011
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    August 10, 2010

    Blue Bell Scoop Shop

    ​August in Houston is not for the weak, which is exactly why we've come to rely heavily on our beat-the-heat home remedies: things like sweet tea, snow cones, gazpacho and ice cream. Not at the same time, of course. All of that means that August is the perfect month to visit the Blue Bell Cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Why You Should Buy an Ice Cream Maker

    ​Ice cream is delicious. This is simply a fact of life, like--birds sing, dogs bark, people who live in the Heights think they're superior to everyone else, and ice cream is delicious. While there are plenty of places around town to acquire delicious ice cream, if you're really hard core, con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Local Spotlight: Jolie Vue Farms

    ​WHAT: Farm-fresh meats, delivered right to your doorstep. That's right -- beef, pork, poultry and eggs. It's an all-organic, ecologically sound, raised-with-love virtual meat market that arrives as regular as a newborn baby once per month. Honi and Glen Boudreaux have agriculture in their b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Houston's Growing Garden Party

    Chef Ryan Pera tends the garden at the Grove.​If food is fashionable, local food is the flashiest piece on the Paris runways. These past few years have seen the locavore movement skyrocket like mad in Houston. The city now boasts dozens of farmers' markets, and people are beginning to explore ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    The food is great and the service is fast, but sometimes the manager can be a little... prickly? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, the only food blog on the Internet that bothered to stencil obscene words onto our dyed Easter eggs. If you care enou ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Headed to Round Top? Eat in Burton.

    ​This week and weekend is the annual Round Top Antiques Fair, a gigantormous event that draws tens of thousands of people from all over the country, all looking to score the very coolest in antique furniture, knick-knacks, jewelry, and finds. Thinking about heading up? With so many out-of-to ... More >>

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    March 29, 2010

    Headed to Round Top? Eat in Brenham.

    BLT with avocado from Must Be Heaven.​This week and weekend is the annual Round Top Antiques Fair, a gigantormous event that draws tens of thousands of people from all over the country, all looking to score the very coolest in antique furniture, knick-knacks and jewelry. Thinking about head ... More >>

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    March 17, 2010

    Hlavaty On The Hloose At SXSW: Boy, Do We Have Our Hands Full...

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty12:58 p.m.: "Yo Damn Right!"​ 1:17 p.m.: Rocks Off Sr. reached Hlavaty by phone, wondering why it had been more than 15 minutes since we'd heard anything from him. "I just met Sean Padilla from Cocker Spaniels and bought some of his cookies," he reported. "Snickerdoodles, fi ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    You May Be Dead, But You Can Still Get A (Too Late) Pardon, Texas AG Rules

    ​Good news if you were wrongfully imprisoned by the state of Texas for a long, long time, but you then died before you could be pardoned -- and face it, in those circumstances you could use some good news -- state attorney general Greg Abbott ruled today that you can be pardoned posthumously!!Yay? ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Landowner's Challenge at West Alabama Ice House

    Photos by J.C. Reid​The West Alabama Ice House recently hosted the final round of the "Win Texas Land" promotion sponsored by Lone Star Beer. The premise is simple: Pass various tests which prove your true Texan-ness and win some Texas land. Three finalists participated: Corey Lossing of Ingle ... More >>

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    October 5, 2009

    Roasted Pig Snout

    Photo by J.C. Reid​When the chefs at Feast, Richard Knight and James Silk, opened their nose-to-tail dining establishment on Westheimer in mid-2008, the response from many Houston diners was "What's nose-to-tail?" The technique of using every part of the animal in dishes, often involving "offa ... More >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Waterin' Holes

    Photo by David A G WilsonHamilton Pool, Austin​School starts soon and Labor Day will eventually herald the unofficial end of summer. But as Houstonians know, the sweaty season lasts well into fall around here. There's still time to dip your toe in a stream or two, so Texas Traveler presents to ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    A Video Tour of the Blue Bell Creamery

    So where would you rather be on a hot day in August than the Blue Bell Ice Cream Factory in Brenham? Tours are $3 for adults and $2 for kids and seniors, weekdays only. Better get there early in the morning to sign up, the tour is very popular this hellaciously hot summer.

  • Dining

    August 13, 2009

    The Scoop

    We all scream for Houston's best ice cream

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    July 17, 2009

    Last Call for Art - "Oh, Man" and Talley's Folley

    Mark Todd's art exhibit "Oh, Man" closes this coming week. The bright, colorful work prompted Houston Press contributor Dusti Rhodes to note, "It's no wonder Mark Todd calls his exhibition 'Oh, Man.' Because that's exactly the kind of stunned/amazed response his paintings and illustrations coax from ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Talley’s Folly

    Web exclusive!

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    June 29, 2009

    Room At The Inn

    Photo by Katharine Shilcutt Canapes with house-made chevre and garden herbsAs the fourth course of the meal was set in front of me, I marveled at its elegant construction but was more struck by a far subtler thing: Every ingredient in the dish had been plucked fresh from the organic garden o ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Juneteenth Celebrations

    Juneteenth, the holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves in the United States, first began in Galveston, and as such, the area around Houston is home to some of the biggest and most lavish Juneteenth celebrations in the world. The June 19 holiday, also sometimes called Emancipation Day or Fre ... More >>

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    May 25, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Bluebonnet Wine Trail

    While in Navasota lovin' on some alpacas, Texas Traveler had a hankerin' thirst. So we got on our trusty iPhone and found the closest winery, a funky l'il shack called the Purple Possum Winery. While in the air-conditioned comfort of the Purple Possum's tasting room, we met a lovely couple we'd se ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009

    Where The Stimulus Jobs Will Be, By Congressional District

    The winners and losers of Barack Obama's stimulus plan can be figured out -- to a degree -- by a new study by the White House's Council of Economic Advisors.It breaks down by congressional district how many jobs will be created or saved by the act; the big loophole there, of course, comes from the w ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009

    Miami, Meet Blue Bell Ice Cream

    Another day, another territory conquered by the little creamery in Brenham.In stories that echo the hyperventilation that accompanied every opening of a Krispy Kreme here (and what ever happened to them?), media in Florida are breathlessly counting down the days until Blue Bell ice cream hits Miami ... More >>

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    September 16, 2008

    Some Randalls Stores Open Too

    Randalls has quite a few stores open in the Houston area as well. Not as many as HEB has, but, then again, Randalls isn't counting Bryan and Brenham as the "greater Houston region." Full list after the jump:

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    July 22, 2008
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    June 26, 2008

    Forever Plaid

    Not even death can keep these guys from singing

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    April 2, 2008
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    December 27, 2007
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    December 6, 2007

    Toxic Town: Birth Defects

    Critics say contamination from the tie plant caused severe problems for these babies

  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Darden Smith

    Darden Smith performs on Tuesday, April 24, at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999.

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    July 17, 2003
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    August 12, 1999

    Jana's story

    Everyone in Brenham was shouting about the rape case. Now the victim has her say.

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    June 10, 1999
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    March 18, 1999

    Farm to Market

    Kody Ellis shows pigs. What have pigs shown him?

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    October 15, 1998
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    August 21, 1997

    Skin Deep

    If nudism is not about bodies, what's it about?

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    December 9, 1993

    Wearing Two Hats

    Gatesville warden Susan Cranford talks about the contradictory roles of running a prison for women

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