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    June 6, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Upper Kirby is Getting a Face Lift

    It's been a sad past few weeks for the Upper Kirby restaurant scene. Brio Tuscan Grille (3029 Kirby) shuttered just after Cafe Express, Roak, Hendrick's Pub and OTC Patio Bar, all in the same area, closed. Swamplot reports that a moving crew arrived on Sunday, June 1, to pack everything up. There's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    5 Best Things About the Chevron Marathon Expo

    The 42nd Houston Marathon takes place bright and early this Sunday, but if you're not running (and don't want to get up that early to spectate) you can still take advantage of one of the best aspects of the marathon -- the Marathon Expo at the George R. Brown. Also known as the Memorial Hermann IRON ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Mexico's Oil Industry Makes First Move Toward Opening Up After 75 Years

    Once upon a time, Mexico was more than a land of cheap tequila, drug violence and border issues. Back in the day, it was oil country and oil industry types from all over the United States and the rest of the world flocked to Mexico because of all the slick black crude discovered beneath the soil. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2013

    Once Again, SXSW Really Stands For Sex By Southwest

    "All the single dudes put up your phone. Now all the single ladies put up your phone. Turn to the nearest person with a phone up. Now type in your phone number. Now you have something to do after this." That was Chuck D, talking from the Doritos Main Stage. Or at least I think it was Chuck D. I was ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013
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    January 28, 2013

    Wesley Lavender: Caught Showering After Taking a Hummer from a Woman Who Left it Running to Buy Cigarettes

    A woman in a Hummer stopped at a gas station to pick up some smokes and left her SUV running in the parking lot. This sounds an awful lot like the first line in a really weird joke, but it's actually something that happened according to a report in the Corpus Christi Caller Times. A 55-year-old wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Why Big Companies Hide Contact Information on Their Web Sites

    A few years ago, I was getting ready to sell a house. My existing mortgage company had been purchased by another company and my account had been transferred. However, when it was transferred, the permissions that allow customer service representatives to do basic, but important, tasks like provide a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    State Sues to Close Midtown Convenience Store; Is City Trying to De-Funk Midtown?

    Acting through the Harris County Attorney's Office, the State of Texas is suing the Fannin Food Mart and the property's landlord, Jae Kim. The state claims that the property is a public nuisance and neither Fannin Food Mart's registered agent Azeem Ali Noorani nor Kim have done anything to abate t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    The Best and Worst Foods To Hand Out During the Marathon

    This Sunday thousands of runners will be pounding the streets of Houston and at some point during their x-hour runs, they might want a little snack. Officials will be handing out water and Endurance Formula Gatorade (the official energy drink of the Chevron Houston Marathon), but some extra treats i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Father Figures: 100 Famous Musicians' Paternal Professions

    If you're a Texan of a certain age, this week you've probably spent some time mourning the death of Jerry Haynes, the children's TV host better known as Mr. Peppermint. Haynes' show on WFAA-TV in Dallas, Peppermint Place, ran from the '60s to the '90s and was widely syndicated across the state, incl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Syed Hussain, 28, Bayou Body Count No. 87

    Killed in a daylight robbery attempt.​A gas-station employee who was shot during an afternoon robbery attempt Friday died a day later at Ben Taub Hospital, Houston police say. Syed Hussain, 28, worked in a Chevron station in the 5400 block of the East Freeway. About 4:40 p.m. Friday, he was e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Ex-Con Jason Wayne Crockett Lives Up to Middle Name and Nickname

    Brazos County JailJason Wayne "Crash 'Em Up" Crockett​We've said it before and we are duty-bound to say it again: Please, parents, get off the Wayne train when your baby needs a name. And as if having that apparently-crime-causing middle name wasn't bad enough, 28-year-old Jason Wayne Crocket ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    App of the Week: GasBuddy

    Find cheap gas with GasBuddy.​App: GasBuddy Platforms: iPhone, Android, Windows Mobile Web site: Cost: Free People love their cars in Houston. More specifically, people love their enormous, gas-guzzling, monster-mobiles. With the turmoil in the Middle East driving gas prices ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    Katy Man Will Run Houston Marathon "With" His Wife, Who's Serving in Afghanistan

    Running in Houston and at Forward Operating Base Ghanzi in Afghanistan​Craig Childs of Katy is running in the half-marathon that's part of the Chevron Houston Marathon. He'll be running with his wife. Even though Lt. Laura Childs will be in Afghanistan that day. As they did in 2007, marathon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    College Pasta Redux

    ​The Holiday 15 hit you like a ton of bricks thanks to endless array of bitchy relatives insisting you try everything, right? If you're in resolution mode (e.g. getting slim enough to fit back in your Spanx), then you'll need to get back to basics with simple recipes. The fewer ingredients, ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 16, 2010

    Weasels and Deer

    Inman Gallery rocks the holidays with two great shows.

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    November 16, 2010

    Four Loko Soon Banned In Texas?

    Four Loko: Someone has to cover it​It's funny how certain things become your beat. Some guys get latched onto animal rights, some find their niche working for homeless people, while other find themselves covering a can of liquid death, in my case, Four Loko. I was the one who drank three can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Top 5 Food Network Chef-Inspired Halloween Costumes

    You can be Mario Batali in just a few easy steps.​Halloween is upon us, yet again. And every year, Halloween costumes get either sluttier or blatantly, intentionally lamer. (Witness our sister blog, Art Attack, for more ideas on how to achieve the latter.) So what does a food-loving, non-slut ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Unidentified Male, 45, Bayou Body Count No. 210

    Convenience store clerk killed in robbery​A convenience store worker was murdered in a robbery on the southwest side Wednesday night, and a suspect has been arrested.The victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, was working at a Chevron station in the 11300 block of Fondren about 9 p.m. Wedne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Keisy Marquez, Bayou Body Count No. 207

    A man leaving a gas station on Friday night made it less than a mile down the road when he was shot to death by a motorist. ​Keisy Marquez, 28, was driving eastbound near the 10700 block of Bissonnet when someone in another car pulled up to Marquez and shot him, police said. "This caused Marqu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Giving Pledge: How Three Houston Billionaires Should Help

    Houston billionaires haven't joined Bill Gates' and Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge. Yet. ​One of the big stories this week is Bill Gates' and Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge, where the super-billionaires have promised to donate half their money to charity. Even better, they've convinced 38 other ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    A to Z Food & Deli # 7: A Chevron Breakfast

    ​I love food served at gas stations and convenience stores. Every time I've passed by that Chevron on Montrose and Alabama, I've seen that picture of a two-egg breakfast plate on the window outside. And every time, I think, "Does their breakfast really look like that?" I got up early one day a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2009

    Juan Mon's International Sandwiches

    Photos by J.C. Reid​Juan Montero is an international man of sandwiches. Adorning the walls of his newly opened sandwich shop are pictures of him eating sandwiches in just about every world city -- Rome, Berlin, Barcelona, Buenos Aires and many others. And as it turns out, these gastronomic tra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    Lone Star Scorecard: How Accurate are Your Favorite Songs About Texas?

    ​Many songs about Texas are written by residents wishing to celebrate some part of their beloved Lone Star State. Others come from non-Texans who are unable to resist the je ne sais quoi of the place that produced both Walter Cronkite and Karl Rove. One thing that many of them have in common, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: New Albums from Webb Wilder and Commander Cody

    Sometimes Lonesome, Onry and Mean flat dreads going out to the mailbox. Why? Because there's no telling what musical mediocrity or aural atrocity lies ticking like an Al-Qaeda dirty bomb inside those bubble-packs with faraway foreign addresses like Saginaw, Michigan or Sausalito, California. I ... More >>

  • Music

    January 8, 2009

    Pretty Poison Girl

    Montrose's hippest hangout draws bohemians and their admirers

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Coming Soon: Juan Mon's International Sandwiches

    A whole new concept in international fast food is coming to a stretch of Taft Street in Houston's Fourth Ward. Juan Mon's International Sandwiches and Drinks plans to bring an eclectic cuisine to one of the most eclectic neighborhoods in the city. First, the neighborhood. Taft Street between West G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Five Very Bad Christmas Ads

    The Christmas shopping season is in full swing, such as it is this year. The airwaves are full of idiotic giggling women who have been waiting patiently and desperately to see if they'll get a ring from their boyfriend, because Lord knows no woman would ever bring up the subject of marriage herself. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2008

    Tough Times At The Gas Station

    At the Downtown Tiger Mart on Fannin, just below the I-45 overpass that carries motorists by the Houston skyline, manager Ali Badruddin has just about had it. On Friday, the state served notice to shut down his retail gas business in 30 days due to a laundry list of technical violations related to ... More >>

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    July 17, 2008
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    June 19, 2008
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    May 21, 2008

    A Fall from Glory for Hruska’s Grocery & Bakery?

    Has anybody noticed that the formerly spectacular burger at Hruska’s Grocery & Bakery in Ellinger has slipped a little? I stop at Hruska’s almost every time I drive between Houston and Austin by way of I-10 and Highway 71. I think it's almost exactly half way. At breakfast time, I either get k ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 19, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    February 22, 2007

    Good Budd

    At Lawndale, it's popcorn, boogie boards and neuro-linguistic programming

  • News

    September 15, 2005


    How taking a Parkinson's disease wonder drug apparently makes some people want to gamble and have sex all the time

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Parts Unknown

    Did Donnie Riley kill Tarron Dixon, or was he shooting at someone else in a different Houston neighborhood that night 13 years ago?

  • News

    June 24, 2004

    Tax Cuts for Some

    Bugged about property taxes? Buy a skyscraper.

  • News

    March 25, 2004

    Taking Stock

    The family thought old receipts would mean big bucks. But money has proved elusive.

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    Kurtis Blow

    Saturday, October 4

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Win a Few, Lose One

    Service station dealers record a couple of victories in their court battles with parent oil companies

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    RV Xmas

    In which our intrepid reporter goes searching for the heart of America on a trailer pad. And finds disappointment, isolation, kindness and a great way to cook himself a turkey.

  • Calendar

    September 28, 2000

    Off Track

    The Race Car Club goes public

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    News Hostage

    Triumph of the Spirit

  • Music

    January 28, 1999
  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Looking for Answers Down Below

    The city doesn't seem to care that a Houston developer's plans for high-density apartments and a supermarket rest atop abandoned oil fields and possible contamination

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    January 9, 1997
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    December 26, 1996
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    July 27, 1995
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    December 29, 1994

    The Year of Living Anxiously

    Are We Having Fun Yet? Or is it just the jangly buzz of advanced urban stress syndrome?

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    April 21, 1994
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