You can't specialize in a market like this; you've got to be a jack-of-all-trades to keep your head above water.There are some Customs & Border Protection inspectors out there who focus strictly on taking bribes to bring illegal aliens into the country. There are others who concentrate strictly ... More >>
While UT barely made it out of the first round in this year's college basketball tournament, a lesser known member of the state university system was playing in the Final Four ... of chess.UT Brownsville/Texas Southmost College wiped the geek right off the faces of the players from Stanford to claim ... More >>
Photo by Editor BWe've noted before how Aldine ISD is the Susan Lucci of school districts when it comes to the prestigious Broad Prize.Three times in the six-year history of the award, Aldine has been one of the five named finalists. They've never won it, though.And this year....they're nominated ag ... More >>
This is some awesome barbecued lamb. It's the result of a fairly complicated process--a hybrid of braising and smoking. But I figure this is the season for a challenging barbecue recipe, what with the Rodeo BBQ Championship coming up and all. I figure Houston barbecue enthusiasts are ready to show ... More >>
Local South Texas officials didn't like Homeland Secretary Michael Chertoff too much to begin with and then when he pushed forward with the border wall despite every political and ecological plea they could make, the dislike morphed into something very akin to hatred. That hasn't passed, apparen ... More >>
This week's cover photo is of an adorable Hispanic baby wrapped in an American flag, a striking image that accompanies a story on how many Hispanics delivered by midwives along the border are having trouble as adults getting a passport.As it turns out, however, there is a story behind the baby that ... More >>
Post-9/11 worries target South Texas
Pol Brennan, the former I.R.A. fighter detained in Texas on immigration charges, has lost another court battle.The 55-year-old Brennan had been working as a carpenter, living openly in the San Francisco area for ten years, where he had also married an American woman named Joanna Volz. Early thi ... More >>
Comcast's odd TV campaign
he Silos perform Saturday, March 10, at the Continental Club, 3700 Main, 713-529-9899.
Foreign pickers aren't getting through the post-9/11 barricades to harvest U.S. crops
It's Johnny Falstaff's time to "Shine"
Primates -- destined for laboratory research -- are being brought into a compound in Houston so carefully and quietly that no one knows they're here
The most-hyped hurricane season ever is upon us
Dallas outshines Houston when one magazine rates education
Julian Schnabel and his purple pajamas create the illusion of art at McClain Gallery
Houston-based immigrants who flock to New Orleans can get all the jobs they want. Getting paid is a lot harder.