Connect the dots and you’ll find our city’s restaurant scene has been dominated by a few hardworking culinary pioneers and their descendants.
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 >>
Ex-employee says Dr. Michael Brown peed all over airplane restroom and asked him for a blow job.
Welcome to Hurricane Season 2013: the Search for Spock, or something. As most of us along the Gulf Coast know, the Atlantic hurricane season officially opens (Remember, hunters, your bag limit is two storms per season, so wear bright colors and stay low. Good luck!) on June 1 and runs through Novemb ... More >>
As Puerto Rico is battered by a wave of drugs and brazen murders, Houston and other continental U.S. cities feel the blowback.
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 >>
With so few storms impacting the U.S. last season and with one of the worst droughts in recorded history gripping our region, it would be tempting to think that last year was a down year in hurricane production. In fact, it was quite the opposite. In 2011, the Atlantic produced 19 named storms incl ... 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 >>
Photos by Marco TorresSantana, Michael Franti & Spearhead Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 10, 2011 Timeless. Classic. Legend. OG - all classifications that tend to be distributed loosely in the music industry these days. Yet for Carlos Santana, the skinny Mexican kid who played at ... More >>
High pressure is like the Heat Miser but not claymation.Polite elevator conversation usually includes something like, "How about that weather, huh?" Lately, that conversation might be more along the lines of, "Holy shit, I went outside and thought I was going to die!" Normally, summers in Hou ... 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.
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 >>
A too-small dining scene gets a welcome addition.
[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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Are Mexicans racist?
Swift & Company pitted employee against employee when it replaced injured workers with illegal immigrants
Gary Webb's reporting on CIA ties to cocaine destroyed his life, too
Artists take on corporations and the government in "Thought Crimes"
Central American early-bird specials
Has Amerigo's been resting on its "best restaurant in The Woodlands" laurels too long?
The International Fest casts light on one of the world's most underrated musical nations
New York Pizzeria bakes up a pie that's the stuff of dreams
The hometown entry in the Richmond brewpub battle fights with good food