Readers discuss The Fish That Got Away
Residents take sides on bar noise issue.
State Rep reacts to Fifth Ward Saints.
Photo by Chasen MarshallYates High '85: the debate continues over whether it was the greatest Texas team ever.Twenty-five years ago, Houston was home to, arguably, the greatest high school football team ever to take the field in Texas. During that season, Yates High was unstoppable on offense and im ... More >>
Photos: Tom McCarrick PhotographyRisk your life? Eh, it's for a good cause.There are a number of ways to raise money for charity: car washes, bake sales, telethons or walkathons. Special Olympics Texas took those into consideration, "but we wanted to do something fun, something people would remem ... More >>
Think your food predilections are a little weird? Local author Steve Wiley has your penchant for peanut butter and banana sandwiches beat with his new book, Are You Gonna Eat That?!: A Collection of Crazy Culinary Concoctions. According to Wiley, the book was a long time coming: The idea an ... More >>
Photo by Chasen MarshallThe sidewalk at Discovery Green is currently for bus parking.The dark blue bus parked on the sidewalk at Discovery Green downtown looks like something that might show up outside House of Blues on the night of a show, but it has more going on then one would think.Beyond bei ... More >>
Readers weigh in on "Intelligent Life."
Photo by Chasen MarshallIf the signs don't sway you, the poll watchers might.Polling stations around Houston have turned into bastions of controversy this week: Fourteen reported incidents Monday and another that Hair Balls heard about on Wednesday in south Houston near Gulfgate. There are few d ... More >>
Readers comment on bullying tragedy.
Photo by Chasen MarshallHe who has the biggest horn ... Saturday was a miserable day to be dressed in full band attire. It was a warm day and Delmar Stadium is entirely exposed. But over 20 schools had agreed to perform at the HISD Marching Band Festival, and perform they did.The bands came, the ... More >>
Photo by Chasen MarshallLady Gaga couldn't maintain these formations.Screeching trumpets, heart-thumping drum beats and crisp, colorful uniforms will be on display all day Saturday in northwest Houston.The HISD marching band scene will be descending on Delmar Stadium, participating in the third a ... More >>
Photo by Chasen MarshallBetter have game tickets, dudesRemember that great tailgating scene outside of the Texans-Cowboys game?Remember it well, because it won't happen again.The Texans have announced a new policy after approximately 20,000 (they say) non-ticketed tailgaters took to the Reliant S ... More >>
Photo by Chasen MarshallTailgating done right, but not "Best of"-worthy."Yo man, why you wearing that Tony 'Homo' jersey?"Texans fans were confident and cocky around the mish-mash of cars, RVs, tents and debauchery that was Tailgate City yesterday morning, outside Reliant Stadium.Riding high on i ... More >>
Photo by Chasen MarshallMilam Street is blocked this morningHouston fire trucks have responded to a callat the Wedge Tower, near Milam and Bell, but it doesn't seem too serious.Witnesses report some smoke in a stairwell, and a casual evacuation by some workers, but HFD personnel didn't seem overl ... More >>
Gaians come to Houston
Readers chime in on Battle of the Bands
Photo by Chasen MarshallWhere the waves, brah?AtlanticDude: Would you say I have a plethora of waves?GulfDude: A what? AtlanticDude: A "plethora". GulfDude: Oh yes, you have a plethora. AtlanticDude: GulfDude, what is a plethora? GulfDude: Why, AtlanticDude? AtlanticDude: Well, you told me I have ... More >>
Photo by Chasen MarshallOne of many Katy High TDs on opening nightClick here for a slideshow from the Katy/North Shore game Friday night. The east stands were alive and doused in red, with chants of "Ka-ty! Ka-ty! Ka-ty!" before the team had even taken the field. The number of dancers and cheerl ... More >>
Photo by Chasen MarshallThe man, the myth, the legend: DJ HelsingRaccoon and bunny tails. Pirate and samurai hats. Pizza and bowling. Teenagers and snooping parents. Anime and Manga. Virtual versus the real world. And DJ Helsing behind the microphone on behalf of Gaia Online. That's what Saturday ... More >>
Photos by Chasen MarshallStrength in any numbersA wise Hairballian philosopher once posed the question: If a demonstration happens in Downtown Houston and few come out to participate, does it still happen?In the instance on Thursday afternoon, the answer was yes. Though well intentioned, the "Fun ... More >>
A beautiful two-story, four-bedroom, 4,400-square-foot home was unveiled to the family of Eric and Elaine Johnson last Sunday as part of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Fresh from a dream vacation to Paris, the new home presented a flurry of emotions for the couple and their five girls, ranging f ... More >>
Photo by Chasen MarshallPose for the cameras, boysHow many Major League Soccer All-Stars does it take to put in a playground? Apparently only three.Well, three, along with the assistance of nearly 250 sweaty volunteers, most of whom were wearing mud-caked shoes by the end of the day. And don't fo ... More >>
Photo by Chasen MarshallHe who smelt it....Depending on who you talk to, Lois the Corpse Flower may finally be doing her thing: stinking up the place."A dead rat," is how one woman described the faint smell. "Cabbagey," said another. "An old aquarium; that decaying, fishy smell," said Katherine E ... More >>
Photos by Chasen MarshallWaiting to inhaleWe can all finally get back to caring about things that matter (the oil spill, the state of our education system, the MLS All-Star game, etc.) because Lois the Corpse Flower has finally given her audience what it wanted: Nausea. The six-foot tall, phallus ... More >>
Photo by Chasen Marshall The oh-so-shy corpse flower, and her groupiesIs it just us, or is it starting to seem like that Corpse Flower deal over at the Houston Museum of Natural Science is just a PR stunt? Either that or someone really needs to do a credential check on the in-house horticultu ... More >>