Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>
"So how are these guys?" asked my security-guard friend at the House of Blues as I entered the photo pit Monday night. "I hear they are a reggaeton group, but that's all I know." "I guess that's technically true" I answered. "They are from Puerto Rico and have roots in the reggaeton movement, but t ... More >>
While the United States decides their fate, asylum seekers sit in immigration detention.
Usually, when someone is smuggled into the country they pay a fee to a coyote. When they are forced here to work, or to pay off a debt with their labor it becomes trafficking. Sometimes it's not clear which one it is until all the facts come to light. And that decision will soon get made after au ... More >>
We look at the year a man fell in love with a phone and a whole lot more.
Eight seconds...That's how long professional bull riders have to stay mounted on their beast to obtain points in their sport. It's also how long it took the New York Red Bulls to score their first goal Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium - and they never looked back. The Dynamo were looking t ... More >>
So let me give you the good news first. The US Men's National Team was victorious in their CONCACAF Gold Cup Final match this past Sunday. Their 1-0 win over Panama was their fifth cup title, and first since 2007. The one blip on Sunday's victory was the injury to Houstonian and former Dynamo Stua ... More >>
Police fatally shot an unarmed man, Kenneth Brian Releford, early Thursday morning near downtown, following a confrontation when he approached officers with a hand tucked behind his back, police said. This was the second time in three weeks that police gunned down a person who had a suspected ment ... More >>
Nevermind the bushes, the parking garage, the vacant tollbooth, the Wendy's bathroom, the Walmart gardening center. I guess we've all been there, when the urge and vapors and blood flow gets to be so troublesome that we just gotta have sex in the car. It has to happen in the car. No exceptions. Th ... More >>
Van Halen, Kool & the Gang Toyota Center June 24, 2012 We're two songs into last night's sold-out Van Halen show at the Toyota Center when lead singer David Lee Roth spots three comely ladies in the front row of the house with cameras. In the span of three seconds, he turns into the Diamond Dave we ... More >>
Van Halen's first new set of material in 14 years, A Different Kind of Truth, is better than it should be. The guys could have slacked off on this and coasted on their legend -- however tarnished it may be in the eyes of fair-weather fans -- but Truth is no cash-in lightweight or mere excuse to sell ... More >>
If you're anything like me, pupusas are the first thing that spring to mind when thinking of Salvadoran food. And why not: The fat, round pockets of cheese, beans, meat (and sometimes all three) are like the divine offspring of Mexican quesadillas and gorditas. They're portable and easy to consume, ... More >>
A nationwide sweep of convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and "egregious" immigration violators resulted in almost 100 arrests out of the Houston field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE took in 3,100 people nationwide in its six-day "Cross Check" operation, with 74 com ... More >>
Today, the nation celebrates Presidents' Day, the most important holiday of all time. No other national holiday has such a clear purpose or overall popularity. Therefore, why not recognize this momentous occasion with a look back at some of our greatest presidents, and learn some facets of their bio ... More >>
Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.
Photo by Ronald WoanThe longest line of them all...I greeted last week's news of a second Banana Leaf with a bittersweet kind of joy. It's sad to lose the only good Chinese halal restaurant in Chinatown, but if the trade-off is getting another Banana Leaf location...then I guess it's almost a ... More >>
Photo by Mark C. AustinRadiohead returns and we're stoked. Do people say "stoked" anymore?There was a lot to be thankful for in 2011 in the world of music, but, in some ways, it was also a pretty tough year. We lost some great people and almost lost one of our own. It's a crazy, topsy turvy w ... More >>
...after his contract is up next year! There, now you know how I felt yesterday when I read that headline. In this day and age where there are so many different places to swallow up news, we see tweets or vague headlines and the human tendency is to fill in the blanks. So when I saw one of the t ... More >>
On Wednesday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the results of its "Cross Check" enforcement operation targeting convicted criminals who are also illegal immigrants. The sting conducted in all 50 states netted 2,901 criminals, including 125 in the Houston area. The seven- ... More >>
Anamaris Cousins PriceChampagne cocktailsI've lived in Houston for just over 20 years now and I still remember my first visit to Spindletop fondly. A friend took my sister and I out for drinks and dessert downtown. It was winter in Houston, which isn't all that cold unless you're visiting fr ... More >>
Photos by Annelia WililamsEugene MoodyRocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning. It looked like she was having a little trouble with her zipline. The reason Rocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning, instead of Channel 13's Eyewitness News ... More >>
Houston punk vets Anarchitex still full of piss and vinegar.
Photos by Margaret DowningFormer Governor Mark White with Terry GrierDeclaring "we can't afford to press the pause button on our children's education," Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier vowed to continue doing the things he believes have to be done, even if the Texas economy is in the cr ... More >>
Believe it or not, this guy's not actually running the Houston AstrosAstros Manager Brad Mills traveled to Panama last week to meet with his left fielder/first baseman/slacker Carlos Lee. The trip was billed as a bonding mission. And while there's nothing wrong with a manager an ... More >>
Dear Mr. Santa...Dear Mr. Claus: I know it is Christmas Eve, and maybe I'm a bit late with sending this little note to you, but I'm sure that with this newfangled internets thing you'll get it in time. I'm also aware that I might have been a bit naughty, and that I've made a few people an ... More >>
The semi should have had airholes, suit saysIt's been seven years since the human-smuggling tragedy in Victoria, in which 19 undocumented immigrants died and around 100 people suffered brutal conditions, trapped inside a tractor-trailer transporting them across Texas.Late last week, however, the ... More >>
A tradition unlike any otherThe Mexican military leader of the investigation into the disappearance of David Michael Hartley has been beheaded, according to Texas state representative Aaron Pena and Zapata County sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez.A spokesman in the Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office c ... More >>
Photo courtesy HCSOWeird, but surprisingly successful, way to kill your wifeBack on May 13, 48-year-old Pedro Cueva-Ferman thought he had come up with the perfect way to get rid of his wife and get clean away with the crime, according to allegations in a probable cause warrant on file at the Harr ... More >>
[Ed. Note: You know us... always taking the high road.] mariahcarey.com"Craig! Put your hands where I can see them!"Thanks to this new thing on YouTube called VEVO, we can watch crisp versions of our favorite music videos, young and old, without worrying about shoddy quality or mislabeling. This ... More >>
Running a red light and killing someone does not automatically mean you're in trouble in Harris County.
In this week's feature, a man named Steve Morrison was hit in his car and killed by Rosa Villegas-Vatres, a legal immigrant from El Salvador. Villegas-Vatres was allowed to stay here through the T visa program, which was founded about nine years ago by then-Attorney General John Ashcroft as a too ... More >>
Is Houston about to become America's coffee capital?
Heading into work this morning, we noticed two guys walking down Milam who we assumed were either crazy American or regular German tourists.They looked like twins and were dressed identically, each sporting a frame backpack with a bedroll attached to the top. We didn't think much of it, until the ... More >>
As lawmakers scramble to address the surge of violence spawned by Mexican drug cartels seeping into our borders, the question of legalizing drugs has once again been raised -- and not just by a bunch of hippies. Russ Jones, a member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP), tells Hai ... More >>
Photos by Chris Gray Alone among its pretty-boy peers in the early and mid-'80s, Duran Duran was the blackest band to regularly hit the pop charts from either side of the pond. Only the Aussies in INXS had anywhere near the same level of interest in funk and disco, and the chops to pull it off. Re ... More >>
We're right in the middle of Oh God, Oh God, We're All Gonna Die season (as Wash might say) and sure enough there's hurricane Gustav, creeping through the Caribbean and toying with the sphincter control of everyone from Corpus Christi to Destin, FL. Trouble is, Gustav is hardly a name we Houstonians ... More >>
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