• Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Local Youth Minister Accused of Sexually Assaulting a Member of Church Youth Group

    A former local youth minister has been arrested in New York City, accused of sexually assaulting a young girl at the local church where he once worked. Police in New York arrested 33-year-old Jude Ramdial on charges of sexual assault of a child last week after the local victim reported the alleged ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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

    October 17, 2014

    VIDEO: Jose Figueroa Is Still Dancing

    Jose Figueroa is still dancing. The Channelview high-school teacher we told you about earlier this month, whose goal was not only to dance to live music every single night for a solid year but also to make a documentary film about it, says he's not much closer to recovering the equipment that was st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    County Attorney Vince Ryan Files Suit Against Industrial Container Cleaning Business

    We're not terribly strict about most things having to do with the environment around here. Maybe it's because we're living on the carcinogenic coast, or maybe it's because that's just not how things go in the Lone Star State, or maybe both. But when a company is spitting out enough chemical smells a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2013

    PETA's "Cutest Vegan" Finalists Include Soldier from Channelview

    PETA pisses a lot of people off with their efforts to sway meat eaters to a vegetarian diet. The controversial campaigns often draw attention for their outlandishness. One particular approach, however, generally irritates no one, and that is the ad campaign featuring hot people, usually actors or mo ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 4, 2013

    Here, Eat This

    A beginner's guide to Korean cuisine.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Pico's Mex-Mex and More Are Movin' On Up

    If this week's roundup of openings and closings had a theme song, it would be "Movin' On Up" from The Jeffersons. Pico's Mex-Mex is doing just that, by vacating its old Bellaire location to move into the recently closed Maggie Rita's at Richmond and Kirby. The Houston Chronicle's Alison Cook broke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Tacos

    Picking the 10 best tacos in Houston is something akin to picking the most beautiful women in Texas. There are far too many options to do any justice by limiting the list to just 10. Instead of trying to pack the list with an arbitrary top 10, I spent the past three weeks pilfering other taco list ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Breaking News: Funnel Cloud Warning for Fort Bend County

    Click 2 Houston is passing on a weather report warning of possible funnel clouds this morning in Fort Bend County. The report says that rapidly developing thunderstorms coupled with "a very buoyant atmosphere" will lead to funnel clouds. Their report follows:

  • Dining

    August 23, 2012

    The Real Deal at Taqueria La Macro

    Taqueria offers al pastor-style meat cooked on a classic trompo.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Deepwater Horizon: Asian Hotel Owners Decry Proposed BP Settlement

    Around 800 hotel owners have plans to descend on BP's headquarters along I-10 West today, condemning a recent proposed settlement between the embattled monolith and thousands of business owners because, apparently, they weren't invited to the get-lots-of-money-from-papa-BP party. A U.S. district j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    In Photos: Trompos de Mexico

    In this week's cafe review of Northside restaurant Taqueria La Macro, which specializes in tacos de trompo, we take a brief look at the history of the trompo itself, which I was excited to find in Houston proper: And sure enough, sitting right there in the open kitchen surrounded by sanitation-main ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Intertek Oil and Gas Workers Screwed Out of Moolah, Says Lawsuit

    Local oil, gas and chemical inspectors have been getting jipped out of overtime wages, according to a collective action lawsuit that was recently granted approval by a judge in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Texas. According to the suit, employees for Houston-based Intertek USA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Garrick "Joker" Hastings: Ties Up Hooker, Beats Her, Sets Her on Fire

    Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man who told friends he had beaten and burned a prostitute for ripping him off. Garrick "Joker" Hastings said the woman had robbed him of $6,000, so he had her kidnapped and taken to a Channelview trailer where he beat "the prostitute with a metal rod, tied her up ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 9, 2012

    We Love Food

    Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Running on Empty: Robbery Suspects Busted When Getaway Car Runs Out of Gas

    In the recent critically acclaimed movie Drive, dreamy heartthrob Ryan Gosling plays a stunt driver by day and a getaway driver by night. He has some simple rules that the crooks hiring him must follow. For example, there is a very narrow window of time when Gosling's character will remain on the sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Eliseo Gonzalez Jr.: 300,000 Child-Porn Images Weren't "Perverted"

    Eliseo Gonzalez says he's not a member of this choir​Federal investigators were looking into a members-only web message board dealing with child pornography and noticed one enthusiastic user named "panchovilla." They eventually traced panchovilla to a Channelview arrest, which happened to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Gas Station Sushi: 8 Fine Foods in Funky Places

    Gas station sushi from Natto: better than you expected, huh?​I read yesterday's Bon Appetit article on "Undercover Grub: Great Food in Surprising Places" with interest, hoping to catch a glimpse of a Houston restaurant in amongst the soda fountains and airport terminals. I was disappointed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    100 Favorite Dishes, Gathered Up and Google Mapped

    View 100 Favorite Dishes: The 2011 Edition in a larger map Now that it's been a little over a week since we wrapped up this year's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes, you've hopefully had a chance to digest some of the dishes on the map -- and I mean that both literally and figuratively. I know at lea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    "Driving While Taking Upskirt Pictures" Lands East Texas Pair in Pokey

    Photos Angelina County JailApril Peeples in front of the cameras again.​It sounds like May 17 was a busy day for Angelina County sheriff Kent Henson. While he was at the scene of a meth lab bust, his radio crackled with news of a burglary in progress nearby, so he hopped in his car and sped of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Play Frisbee, Have a Picnic, Catch Some Catfish

    Catching catfish as a kid with our ranch hand, Billy Garrett.​The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is about to give Houstonians another activity at their local parks: fishing. Now, plenty of folks already fish at parks around Houston. My personal favorite spot is at River Terrace Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Ice Storm II -- It Cometh Again? (With a Closings List)

    Photo by Abrahan GarzaThe re-reckoning​The forecasters got everything right about the big snowstorm that hit us last week, except for the fact it didn't include snow. It did include plenty of dangerous icy road conditions, though. Get ready: The sequel is here. It's been drizzling all day an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    What's Closed: Your One-Stop List, Updated Throughout the Day

    ​The announcements of closings due to the anticipated winter storm are beginning to roll in, the most significant so far being HISD closing all its schools and offices tomorrow. We'll be keeping a list of what's closed and updating it throughout the day, so check back frequently for news. Our ... More >>

  • Music

    January 27, 2011

    Chinaberry Reflections

    Houston Kid Rodney Crowell learns to "fail better."

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Harris County Sues Chemical Plant Over Carcinogen Release

    County attorney steps in where TCEQ won't​It's no secret that when it comes to penalizing industrial plants for violating their emissions permits and endangering public health, TCEQ (the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality) is not a very tough sheriff. The state regulatory agency rarely take ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Houston Man Learns It Can Be Dangerous Appearing On Jerry Springer

    ​You know what's shocking?You go out to appear on The Jerry Springer Show, and you get involved in a fight where police are called.That's like going to see a Michael Bay movie and -- instead of the insightful character study you were expecting -- there's a bunch of explosions.An unnamed Housto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Forklift-Drivin', ATM-Stealin' Band Of Brothers Finally Arrested

    It took three years and officers from at least five different law enforcement agencies, but it looks like they finally nabbed the ATM crooks who used and then left fork-lifts behind as an odd sort of a calling card.The Harris County Sheriff's Office announced today that three brothers - Mark, Melvin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    A Non-HISD Teacher Gets Busted For Pot

    Other school districts have sat around on their hands, helpless while HISD gets all the great pub that comes with a having a string of teachers and administrators get arrested for drugs.Channelview represent!DA Kenneth Magidson announced today that a Channelview teacher (and assistant football coach ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    A Handy Guide To Terror Targets In Houston

    Sometimes it seems like organizations that want to protect Americans from terrorism end up doing all the terrorists' research for them. The Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank headed by John Podesta, formerly Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff, has compiled a handy guide to the nation' ... More >>

  • Music

    November 6, 2008
  • Calendar

    October 23, 2008

    Houston Survivor Challenge

    City Councilwoman (and ex-tribal member) Jolanda "Jo" Jones heads up a local, one-day version of the hit television series

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Where To Get Supplies From FEMA

    If you need ice or MREs you're probably not checking a blog, but in case a friend or relative out of the area is checking and can pass on the info, here's the official list of PODs -- the "places of Distribution" where you can wait on line for an ungodly amount of time to pick up some necessities: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Hurricane Ike School Closings

    We'll update this list as info comes in. HISD is closed through Friday. HISD athletic events for this coming weekend canceled. Spring Branch is closed through Tuesday. Fort Bend is closed through Tuesday. Katy ISD is closed through Tuesday. Goose Creek is closed indefinitely. Aldine ISD is closed t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2008

    The Top Five Texas Cheerleader Scandals

    Several girls from Morton Ranch High School in Katy are the latest group of Texas cheerleaders gone wild. Apparently, the girls got a little carried away with their hazing. "When a girl (censored) in her pants and puts her pants on another girl's head, that's just disgusting," a sister of one of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008
  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Houston International Fest 2007

    The Bayou City's biggest festival continues making strides toward total recovery

  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006

    Reality Nightlife

    Get off the couch!

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    The Sick Old Man of the Festival Circuit

    An open letter to the organizers and music bookers of the Houston International Festival

  • Music

    March 24, 2005

    I See London, I See France

    A glimpse into the world of barroom lingerie-night models

  • Music

    January 27, 2005

    Pattern Recognition

    Can defunct German bands become the sheezy in '05? Ja, they Can. We explore these and other of this year's trends.

  • Calendar

    October 21, 2004

    Mow Betta

    The grass is greener at the Lawn Mower Races

  • News

    January 29, 2004

    Visitors' Guide

    Get Bowled over by the best of the real Bayou City

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Summer Games

    Everyone's a front-runner in the race to land the Olympics

  • Music

    October 25, 2001


    Greg Wood is back with a new band, a new album, and a couple of jokes

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Does Not Compute

    Complaints question the tactics of educational computer marketers

  • News

    January 1, 1998
  • News

    September 4, 1997

    Sweet Deal

    Why did county commissioners agree to subsidize a swanky golf resort that will benefit a wealthy Harris County developer?

  • Music

    August 7, 1997
  • News

    April 14, 1994

    Trashing Houston

    To a world worried about waste, Houston may offer an answer -- or at least a place for the garbage to go

  • Dining

    February 3, 1994
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