Cars and Car Design

  • Culture

    November 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Louie Gohmert Rejects Obamacare, Personally

    There's a lurching feeling that comes when you realize you don't have any health insurance. You'll be walking along, a swing in your step, a grin on your face, when it hits you: Anything could happen. You just walked under a ladder. Fool! You just felt like you had to sneeze. It's pneumonia! That ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 10, 2013

    Why Do Mexican Men Like Classic Cars?

    And why do Mexicans still bother with the United States?

  • News

    November 29, 2012

    Pancho and Shorty

    Pancho needs your prayers, it's true, but save a few for Shorty, too. He just did what he had to do, and now he's growing old. The battle of barrio Christmas.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2012

    FBI Agent's Glock, Purse, ID Robbed At Gas Station

    Well, this is embarrassing: An FBI agent has had her government-issued Glock and her purse stolen from her car while she was at a gas station. The incident happened about 10:30 yesterday morning near the intersection of Beechnut and the West Tollway, and resulted in, we're guessing, an unwelcome ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Rob Jay Gets Really Weird On "#Bars Intro"

    Not sure what to do with this. Rob Jay, as surmised by temporary rap-group mate Hollywood FLOSS, reads too much. He's too smart for his own good, too meta for meta, too heady for anything other than marginal underground acclaim. This here video here would seem to confirm that, which is good. Or b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    How Not to Drive a One-Week-Old Lamborghini

    You are the absolute cock of the walk, coming out of an upscale bar at 2 a.m. early Monday. You stroll over to your new $400,000 Lamborghini and, because that's what Lamborghinis are made for, you make sure everyone appreciates your taste and testosterone.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    The Noble Land Yacht: 6 Classic TV Ads For Impossibly Huge Cars

    Back in the day, cars were cars. Huge, hilariously oversized, impractically massive, cars. The land yachts of yore -- the Caddys, the Mercurys, etc. -- made no bones about "fuel efficiency" or "miles per gallon" or "ability to park." They were giant movable land masses, and you were a god just by b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    45 Years Of The Chevy Camaro In Rock & Roll

    Today is the 45th birthday of the Chevrolet Camaro, a car we may never own but respect just the same. It's not that we hate Camaros, because you are reading the writings of an avowed Chevy man, but we are scared that if we bought a Camaro, we would quit our job and spend our time solving crimes whil ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Perv Learns Lesson: Don't Mess with Lake Jackson Teens; They'll Spit in Your Face

    City of enchantment. And spit.​You're rolling in your gold-colored SUV and you see a 13-year-old girl walking home from school. Playa that you are, you ask her if she "needs a ride." Pro tip: First, determine if she's from Lake Jackson. Because apparently Lake Jackson 13-year-olds know how to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Hand Doctor Michael Brown and Tax Cuts

    ​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, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Rudy Erik Candia: Facebook, Lunar Eclipse Used To Woo 12-Year-old West U Boy. (Allegedly)

    Photo courtesy DPSRudy Erik Candia: On the run​Late on the night of December 20, 12-year-old Alex (not his real name) asked his dad if he could go meet a friend and watch the lunar eclipse from the parking lot of a Med Center oil-change joint. His dad told him no. The West U family was leaving ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Douglas Wayne Evans, 51, Bayou Body Count No. 211

    Shot in the street at 3 a.m.​A man walking along a street in northwest Houston was shot in the head and killed early Sunday morning, police said.Douglas Wayne Evans, 51, was walking near Crosstimbers and Yale about 3 a.m. when a red Jeep Cherokee, driven by a woman, pulled up, police said they wer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Chandra Belton, 40, Bayou Body Count No. 78

    courtesy of HCSOJerry Belton​It was drizzling in northwest Harris County when sheriff's deputies pulled into the parking lot of the Big H Auto Auction at about 4:50 p.m. on Sunday. And it didn't long to find what they were looking for.There, sprawled out on the blacktop, was a woman. She had been ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 7, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken

    Rebels Honky Tonk's Mother-Effer

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken: Rebels Honky Tonk's Mother-Effer

    Photo by Troy Fields​At Rebels Honky Tonk (5002 Washington, 713-862-7172), the classics are relegated to the bathroom. The record jackets mounted on the men's-room wall feature the likes of Willie Nelson and Marty Robbins, but on a recent Wednesday night a couple KILT-FM DJs were pumping nothi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009

    Immersed in Ink Tattoo & Arts Festival

    Talk about a colorful crowd

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2009

    “The Great Texas Sculpture Roundup”

    The Art Car Museum boasts the Lone Star’s best

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    A Hold-Out In The Obama-McCain Election

    The morning commute into town left me near a late-model Range Rover, bottle-blonde, soccer-mom Tanglewood type at the wheel.The luxury car featured two bumper stickers: One, a small decal with the McCain logo and a big drawing of kissy lips that said "Read My Lipstick." Sort of clever, if you're the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008
  • Music

    September 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    Slideshow: Lebowski Bash at Caroline Collective

    We just loaded up a batch of photos from Saturday's Lebowski Bash at Caroline Collective, featuring bowling balls, mustaches, art cars, nihilists, the Tontons and SexyATTACK. -- KP

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2008

    Night of the Derby — Part Deux

    Local artists get down and derby with their de-car-ations

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2007

    StickerStop, Thanks. Midas, Eff Off.

    The inspection sticker on our 1995 Toyota Camry expired October 1, and since we live near the cities of Bellaire, West U and South Side Place and their vigilant police forces, we don’t mess around about getting a replacement. So today my wife Jacqueline Lomax and our almost-three-year-old daughte ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2007


    Austin five-piece has a killer mid-lifestyle

  • Music

    June 7, 2007


    Maserti and My Education will perform Tuesday, June 12, at Walters on Washington, 4215 Washington.

  • Culture

    May 24, 2007

    Mexican American Culture

    Can't take the rancho out of the wab

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2007

    Re: In the Line of Fire

    This just in: The Downtown Y is closed. Which totally sucks, because we were really looking forward to the 6:30 Body Pump class. Not content with just stealing a Honda Civic, the alleged carjackers are now going after our muscle tone. -- Keith Plocek

  • Calendar

    May 25, 2006
  • Calendar

    January 26, 2006
  • Calendar

    April 7, 2005


    Tricked-out rides roll to Reliant for Hot Import Daze

  • Culture

    October 28, 2004

    Beating Around the Bush

    Politics are hot in Houston at large, but lukewarm in "The Voting Machine"

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Hip-hop, Tejas

    Latinos take on rap music and make it their own

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    Red Light Night

    Calling all players to the Pimps-N-Ho's Ball

  • Calendar

    January 9, 2003

    John Wesley Austin

    Thursday, January 9, through Sunday, January 12

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Place to Meet Liberal-Minded Singles

    City of West U RecycleXpress drop-off center

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Taking Credit

    A lawyer gets charged up -- really -- over a convict's financial plight

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Drive-thru Bank

    Bank of America

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000
  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Racetrack

    Houston Raceway Park

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    Tit for Tat

    A big anonymous boob bars a large fake breast from the medical center food drive

  • Calendar

    January 28, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 28 - February 3, 1999

  • News

    April 23, 1998

    Road Work

    Laurels at the Art Car Parade go to the cars that stay the course

  • Dining

    December 25, 1997
  • Film

    February 15, 1996
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