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    November 4, 2014

    The San Jacinto River Waste Pits Unleashed Toxins Into the River and, Residents Say, Their Bodies

    After a series of storms in March 2012, John Bonta is sorting through the wreckage on his Highlands ranch, 20 miles west of Houston. He's just gotten home from work when his wife, Pam, asks him to help her pick up a portion of the fence that had fallen during the night. He doesn't wait for her, thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    DQ Strong: Texans Begin Campaign To Raise Money In Honor Of Teammate

    Since being diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma back in June, Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry has been undergoing treatment back in his home state of California. While he's been away, though, he's remained in the thoughts of his Texan teammates, particularly those along the of ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    You're Having a Better Week Than the Buffalo Bills

    Thus far, 2014 has not been kind to the Buffalo Bills' family. A few weeks ago, longtime owner Ralph Wilson passed away at the age of 95, leaving the future of the team in the Buffalo area, at the very least, questionable to the extent that rumors of Donald Trump stepping in as the owner were viewe ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    Speed Rack Nationals: Wild Card Voting

    Talented women shaking up classic cocktails at obscene speeds is already fun, but throw breast cancer fundraising into the mix, and you've reached another level of intoxicatingly good karma. While San Antonio bartender Karah Carmack won Miss Speed Rack Texas this past January, it's not too late to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Last Shot: A Concert Photographer's Battle With Cancer

    [Ed. Note: This post originally appeared on Heard Mentality, the music blog of our sister paper OC Weekly. Longtime concert photographer and OCW contributor Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Consumption For A Cause: Does It Really Help?

    In high school and in college, I consistently volunteered my time at hospitals, food banks, shelters, and, one summer, even overseas teaching English to 6-year-olds in northern India. Yes, my motivation stemmed in part from the fact that such activities looked good on medical school applications, b ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 7, 2013

    Saint Patrick's Day Guide

    Our lucky guide to a green world of pubs and parades

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    February 23, 2013

    RIP Norma Zenteno: Houston Guitarist And Music Scene Mainstay

    Earlier this week I reported to you about local musician Norma Zenteno and her brave fight against Stage II breast cancer and a benefit being held in her honor this coming Sunday at SRO Sports Bar. It is now my sad duty to report that she has passed away this evening at the age of 60, according to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    5 Post-Holiday Juice Cleanses You Can Make at Home

    So you've made it through the piles of stuffing and gravy at Thanksgiving, the heaping plates of fried latkes and donuts at Hanukkah, and the 18 trays of Christmas cookies your aunt made. Now, you have to fit into that now super-tight fitting outfit on New Year's Eve. Shit. Well, dont worry -- we'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Coogs for the Cure: Great Sports, Great Cause this Weekend

    The University of Houston Athletics Department's Coogs for the Cure is giving you a chance to have fun while raising money in the battle against breast cancer this weekend. Come cheer your favorite team, whichever one it may be, when UH takes on Rice in volleyball and soccer, and then takes on the U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Big Bites and Triniti Meets Treble Clef

    If you went to the recent LaB 5555 event at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (which featured our own mixology competition), you know how awesome the new paleontology hall is. What does that have to do with food? Big Bite Night is just around the corner, that's what. And if you've never gone in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    RIP Leo Aston: Local Guitarist, Leo Trio Leader Passes Away

    Local blues guitarist Leo Aston has passed away. According to posts on the Houston Blues Society and Houston Blues Museum Facebook sites, Aston finally succumbed to cancer in the early hours this morning. The leader of the Leo Trio, Alston was one of the good guys in the Houston blues scene. He had ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Dr. Khaled Jabboury: Incredible Story of a Proven Cancer Doctor Getting Steamrolled by the Insurance Giants

    It's a Thursday afternoon and Dr. Khaled Jabboury greets a patient in the waiting room of his office at the West Houston Medical Center. The woman, though it's not immediately noticeable, is facing the toughest challenge of her life. As Dr. Jabboury has proven, she has come to the right place. For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: David Guerrero of Samba Grille, On His Fight with Brain Cancer at 27

    Photo by Mai PhamExecutive Chef David Guerrero of Samba Grille, a year and a half after having brain surgery​When I asked to interview Executive Chef David Guerrero of Samba Grille, I knew very little about him. I didn't know that he'd been diagnosed with brain cancer at the young age of 27, ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 3, 2011

    In a Pinch?

    We've got you covered this St. Paddy's Day.

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    January 5, 2011

    Facebook Bows Down to Houston's Leaky Boob

    At least someone appreciates a leaky boob​We think Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich said it best: "NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE HEART OF A LEAKY BOOB!!!!" Facebook has learned that harsh lesson. Houston blogger/tweeter/Facebooker Jessica Martin-Weber, the founder of the Web site, ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    The Most Awesomely Bad Pink Floyd Cover Ever

    A few weeks back, Rocks Off was utterly enthralled with Roger Waters' rendition of The Wall, the masterpiece he created with his former band, Pink Floyd. Every note was pitch-perfect and the wall was strategically built onstage while the band behind Waters performed the album note for note. In fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    NFL, College Football, Twitter, Pancake Bites and Bestiality -- Weekend's Best Bets

    A regular Paul the Octopus​So last season I did these Best Bets posts on Fridays and made every attempt to conduct myself like an actual handicapper, coming up with reams of statistics and subjective observations to lead to a conclusion that I hoped made reasonable sense. End result? A predic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    River Oaks' Teflon Man Sues Wife Despite His Heroic Cancer Battle

    Return of the Teflon Man​Last we heard from Gary Ross, the Teflon Man of River Oaks, he had e-mailed one of his lawyers about how he had colon cancer and was at death's door.But apparently Ross never lost the will to fight since that September 2009 e-mail: Last month, Ross sued his wife -- or at l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Can Music Fight Cancer? MD Anderson's Celebration Singers Think So

    Earlier this year, we lost God himself Ronnie James Dio to cancer. Dio had been valiantly fighting the disease at Houston's own MD Anderson Cancer Center. Approximately 1,500 people in America die every day of cancer, but MD Anderson continues to find new avenues to help heal those afflicted, incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Houston Cancer Clinic Trying Hard To Keep Under Wraps A Memo Criticizing It

    ​Buried within a convoluted Harris County District Court lawsuit over legal fees is a potential matter of public health -- a matter the public may never get to see.At issue is an internal memo -- temporarily sealed by the court -- discussing alleged cover-ups of medical malfeasance, tax fraud, mon ... More >>

  • News

    December 17, 2009

    A Quiet Hell

    Thanks to lax enforcement by TCEQ, plants along the Houston Ship Channel launch tons of toxic gases into our air, and face little penalty even when they exceed pollution limits over and over again.

  • Music

    November 26, 2009

    The Diary

    A serious health scare, as soundtracked by Scarface's finest album.

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    Houston Female Firefighters Get In On The Calendar Act

    ​For years, the studs of the Houston Fire Department have been selling charity calendars to gay men all over the city. Possibly some women buy them, too.Now -- to top off a year when female firefighters have alleged harassment and abuse by colleagues and lack of support from supervisors -- the wom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    Milo Hamilton, Not Quite R.-ing I. P.

    ​Those of you who are still bothering with following the Astros, and who are still bothering to follow the Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz's reporting on the Astros, were probably shocked the other day to read Ortiz's announcement that Astros broadcaster Milo Hamilton was suffering from c ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2009

    Crawl for Cancer

    Web exclusive!

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Houston's Darque Tan, Leading The Fight Against Cancer

    Here's some news you can use, assuming you believe the word of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott -- tanning beds don't prevent cancer. Abbott filed an injunction Monday against Houston-based Darque Tan (here's a copy of it) accusing it of false advertising. False advertising? For the kind of peop ... More >>

  • Music

    November 6, 2008
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    August 5, 2008
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    May 22, 2008
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    January 24, 2008

    Strange Shape: Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo Named to Texas Monthly List

    In celebration of its 35th year anniversary, Texas Monthly has released a list of 35 people who will shape the future of Texas. Cyclist Lance Armstrong tops the list (no surprise there). Texas Monthly Editor Evan Smith says, via press release, the list “highlighted the people most likely to have ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2007

    Toxic Town

    Talk of the Town

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2006

    Re: Behind the Scenes of a Conference Call

    Bell may have a point about morality and science, but he's clearly missing the boat when it comes to the Rangers and border security... Not a whole lot to report from the Bell conference call, other than — as we mentioned earlier — he thinks Guvnah Rick Perry is playing politics with ... More >>

  • Music

    September 7, 2006

    People's Lives

    Andrew McMahon is in remission and on the road

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    July 13, 2006
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    October 20, 2005
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    September 29, 2005

    Think Pink

    Run over cancer at the Komen Houston Race for the Cure

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    August 5, 2004

    Boob Tube

    Houston ladies get the chance to be Girls Gone Wild

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Collector

    Carolyn Farb

  • Calendar

    May 2, 2002

    Lucky Charms

    Artists contribute their time and effort to find a cure for breast cancer

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Democrat

    Billie McClain Carr, the long-serving Democratic National Committeewoman from Houston

  • News

    August 31, 2000

    Live Free and Die

    Smokers' rights activist Dave Pickrell thinks his freedom is being stubbed out cigarette by cigarette. He's fighting to stop that, coughing all the way.

  • Music

    July 27, 2000

    Sisters Morales

    Things can only get better

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    October 22, 1998
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    October 15, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 15 - 21, 1998

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    October 8, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 8 - 14, 1998

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    October 1, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 1 - 7, 1998

  • Culture

    March 6, 1997

    Reason to Live

    First-time novelist Joni Rodgers wasn't so crazy for trying

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    September 5, 1996
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    August 3, 1995
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