As part of its "Venues that Rock" story, Rolling Stone Magazine polled "26 industry insiders and musicians" to vote on the best stadiums and arenas in the country. Let me rephrase: the COOLEST arenas and stadiums in the country. Madison Square Garden tops the list and, frankly, it is difficult to ar ... More >>
George Jones, the Southeast Texas-born Country Music Hall of Famer whom most agree would be a face on Nashville's Mount Rushmore, has died at age 82. According to Fox News, repeating information from Jones' longtime publicist Kirt Webster, the singer died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center late ... More >>
George Jones, the Southeast Texas-born Country Music Hall of Famer whom most agree would be a face on Nashville's Mount Rushmore, has died at age 81. According to Fox News, repeating information from Jones' longtime publicist Kirt Webster, the singer died early Friday at Vanderbilt University Medica ... More >>
It's going to be a blonde spring, when it comes to wholesome country-pop role models touring through Houston. Days after Taylor Swift announced Houston will be part of her upcoming "Red" tour on May 16 (venue TBD), Carrie Underwood's Web site unveiled the dates of her 40-city spring 2013 outing beh ... More >>
Wednesday's noontime announcement by Country Music Hall of Famer George Strait that he would retire from the road after his 2013-14 "The Cowboy Rides Away" farewell tour hit Rocks Off harder than it should have. True, he's 60, has a ranch and grandchildren, and has earned his golden years many, many ... More >>
Nothing says country music like Times Square. Or is that the other way around? Regardless, the 2012 nominees for the Country Music Association were announced by stars (and nominees) Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean earlier this morning. It helps that Times Square is the home of Good Morning America's st ... More >>
All of Texas is feeling the excitement of the GOP primary for the U.S. Senate. It's really all that Texans are talking about, apart from everything and anything else. Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, a bland and boring pol, is facing Ted Cruz, a Tea Partier who has been endorsed by Sarah Palin. (The Te ... More >>
So I've become a bit of a smuggler. Every time I travel on business, I'm scoping out opportunities to score. I pack my stash away in my luggage, wrapped in socks for security and subterfuge, and hope it makes it through undamaged. I haven't been caught yet. Of course, my brand of smuggling -- bombe ... More >>
Little restaurant outside town turns out spectacular Italian food.
Betty White enjoys a Snickers.For someone who watches the biggest television event in America strictly for the breaks, last year was a bummer. Betty White's Snicker's ad, and the Kia commercial featuring a posse of partying toys were two standouts in a year of boring, sexist and outright dumb ... More >>
You may not have known it, but a war has been brewing for five years between the residents of the Robinhood Condominums and the owners/patrons/performers at Hans' Bierhaus, a bar with a big patio just outside Rice Village. Or, to hear Bierhaus owner Bill Cave tell is, it's not so much a war -- it ... More >>
Way out Long Point, at the corner of Pech Road in the heart of greater Spring Branch, there stands one of the most surreal sights in a city full of them: a tiny Old German cemetery tucked in the corner of a Bridgestone mechanic's shop. For over 100 years, 80 of the surrounding acres belong ... More >>
Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Libby Perkins, Bobby Heugel, Kevin Floyd and Justin Burrows: The team behind Anvil Bar & RefugeAnvil Bar & Refuge opened quietly last week, without fanfare. It's fitting for a bar that prides itself less on pomp and fuss and ... More >>
Rubber City Roots
That kid at your door with a magazine order form will tell you a story -- part sad, part hopeful. The truth will be infinitely worse than you can imagine.
...and other questions reporters can't ever ask
Rennies stay on after the gates close at the Texas Renaissance Festival each night, living lives from centuries ago
Houston's latest image-boosting campaign gets a big hand from the Chron
The Chron doesn't deliver, and brags about it
Wretched Research, Godwin's On Target, Culture Jocks
Glory days for KHOU and Anna Werner
America's Service Station claims to be the auto repair exception.So how come the high prices, cheap parts and minimal service warranties?
Can't We All Just Get Along?
Tom Moser wants to put Texas on the map as a commercial launch pad for cargo-carrying rockets