The World Series of Dog Shows was held in Reliant Park over the weekend, and as always it provided a good, sometimes odd, look at dogs and the people who place them in competition. (See the full slideshow here.) We got us a dog interpreter, who really just mostly reports that everyone wants more fo ... More >>
Photos by Christopher Patronella, Jr.Wine: a guarantee of a good time.The 3rd annual Italian Expo was held this past weekend at the George R. Brown Convention Center, directly next to one of the gun shows that seems to rotate throughout Houston every other weekend. Walking up to the conventio ... More >>
Photos by Christopher Patronella, Jr.Some three thousand people joined together in Houston on Sunday to take part in May Day rallies held all across the nation as the battle over immigration laws has taken center stage. Demonstrators blanketed the streets around Burnett Bayland Park as they flow ... More >>
Philip Grantham counts on his meds and his MHMRA doctor to stay straight. Too bad Texas is slashing funding.
The final match-up of the Houston Zoo Cute-Off, the comprehensive effort to find The One Cute to Rule Them All, was close. Very close. Votes coming in by comments and e-mail, though, showed what had been evident from the beginning: Baylor the baby elephant is just damn cute. So revel, citizens, in ... More >>
Photos by Christopher Patronella, Jr.HISD's Terry Grier with a student at an Apollo 20 schoolAs if surrendering your long, lazy summer to the start of another tedious school year is not hard enough, students from five HISD middle schools and four high schools are making that plunge an entire week ... More >>
Photos by Christopher Patronella, Jr. You know how in the `80s, the NFC dominated the AFC in the Super Bowl, so that the real NFC Championship Game was the real title game and the Super Bowl was a foregone conclusion?We're kinda getting that feeling with the 2010 Houston Zoo Cute-Off. We love Lou ... More >>
Photos by Christopher Patronella, Jr.Moveon.org, throwing signs. See a slideshow from yesterday's protest.Local members of MoveOn.org held a rally Tuesday taking aim at corporate control in Washington, delivering petition signatures to the Heights office of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and ur ... More >>
The Final Four is here in the 2010 Houston Zoo Cute-Off, the cut-throat competition to determine just who is the cutest of all.Round two results were decisive, setting up a Final Four for the ages. It's1. Lou the tenrecPhotos by Christopher Patronella, Jr.
The first round of voting in the great Houston Zoo Cute-Off is finished, and one thing is clear: Everyone hates Baylor the baby elephant.And Houston is no place for Saki Monkeys.Actually, we're kidding about Baylor. But not about the Saki Monkey. Dude got stomped by a meerkat, for crying out loud.No ... More >>
The epic tournament of adorableness, also known as the Houston Zoo Cute-Off, is in full swing.Time is running out to cast your votes to see who makes it out of the first round.Will it be Hasani?Photos by Christopher Patronella, Jr.
The Houston Zoo is filled with animals so astoundingly cute that they're almost a danger to the public.But only one can be The Cutest of All.It has come time to determine who exactly should wear that noble title: Harr, the White-Faced Saki Monkey? Zuri, the African Pygmy Falcon? Some other contender ... More >>
Walmart brings out the passion.