Clear Lake

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Top 10 Bars In Clear Lake/NASA

    As our sister blog Eating... Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Cheap & Good Eats: Top 5 Budget Lunch Spots in Clear Lake

    We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town (See the complete list at the end of the post). This week, we're moving toward the shores to the Clear Lake/NASA area. With plenty of old-time favorites and a couple of newer spots in the mix, here's our l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Houston Traffic Hotspots: The Clear Lake Narrows

    In this series, I take a look at places around Houston to avoid during rush hour and offer some alternatives that might keep you from going road rage and killing somebody. Anytime you need to make a trek out to Clear Lake, Kemah or Galveston, you are practically forced to endure the pain that is th ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 28, 2013

    Here, Eat This

    A beginner's guide to Indian cuisine.

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    The Transforming Power of Houston-Grown Citrus

    The first thing I noticed upon returning to Houston after 14 years away? Flipping citrus is everywhere. In December when I arrived, a laden grapefruit tree was around every corner, satsumas fell and gathered beneath their bushes, bright lemons winked from boughs, and kumquats -- those pellets of p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend

    Down Warehouse Live, January 11 Long-running sludge daddies Down are still riding high from last year's six-song EP, Down IV Part I - The Purple EP, and rightfully so. The effort was one of 2012's best releases, making it onto plenty of year-end lists and satisfying Down fans' hunger for new materi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Upcoming: Cypress Hill, Merle Haggard, The Wallflowers, Roberta Flack, Etc.

    The 71's, The Rocketboys: Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m., $10/$14. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Authority Zero: Fri., Nov. 23, 8 p.m., $12/$14. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Bombay Bicyle Club, Vacationer: Thu., Oct. 11, 8 p.m., $12/$16. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Upcoming: Bonnie Raitt, P.O.S., REO Speedwagon, Richard Cheese, Wiz Khalifa, Etc.

    2 Chainz: Wed., Sept. 26, 8 p.m., $25-$150. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Above & Beyond: Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m., $20-$50. Stereo Live, 6400 Richmond, Houston. Alien Ant Farm: Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m., $14/$18. Scout Bar Clear Lake, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Houston. Allen Stone, Sister Sparr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    John Lydon: "You Can't Hold Prejudices To Brick And Mortar"

    On Wednesday morning I had the pleasure of speaking with one John Lydon, the founding member of Public Image Ltd and the lead screamer of punk legends the Sex Pistols. PiL -- that's what he calls it, never the full name -- released a new album This Is PiL earlier this summer. It's been getting gre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Upcoming: Jandek, Kaskade, Drake, Father John Misty, Soulfly, Etc.

    Augustana, Greylag: Wed., April 11. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Benjamin Wesley (Record Release), The Niceguys, Khruangbin: Fri., April 6. Fitzgerald's Béla Fleck: Sat., Sept. 22. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. The Boxer Rebellion, Canon Blue: Thu., April 12. Fitzger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Upcoming: Peelander-Z, Collective Soul, Merle Haggard, Ting Tings, Isley Bros., Etc.

    Calle 13: Thu., May 10. House of Blues, 1204 Caroline, Houston. Carrie Rodriguez: Thu., March 29. Dosey Doe Coffee Company, 25911 I-45 N., Spring. Charlie Wilson: Fri., May 25. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Collective Soul: Fri., June 1. House of Blues Dirty Ghosts: Fri., April 27. Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    Upcoming: Chickenfoot, Knife Party, Marilyn Manson, The Skatalites, Titus Andronicus

    The 71s, Eyes Burn Electric, The Great Coats: Sat., March 3. Continental Club, 3700 Main, Houston. Acid Mothers Temple: Thu., May 10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Southeast Engine, Ancient Cat Society: Tue., March 13. Leon's Lounge Beach Boys: Fri., June 8. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavili ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Texas Buzz: 94.5 FM Hands Out 2011 Local Music Awards

    Photo by groovehousethelastplaceyoulook​The voting members of the Texas Buzz have spoken, and we have the results. For those unfamiliar with the showcase, Houston's 94.5 The Buzz gives the spotlight to local artists Sunday evenings beginning at 9 p.m., and the program is called The Texas Buzz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    Clear Lake Shores Mixers City Council Meetings Feature Alleged Boozing, Personal Attacks and One-Fingered Salutes

    Clear Lake Shores residents say some are enjoying a certain Rocky Mountain flavor at city council meetings.​The people who attend Clear Lake Shores's city council meetings get started early...and we're not talking about the recitation of the pledge of allegiance. Last week, Hair Balls was co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Upcoming: Buzzfest XXVII, The Gourds, Mastodon, Sting, Etc.

    ​Brent Nettles, Literary Greats, Poor Pilate: Sat., Sept. 24. Continental Club. Brown Bird, The Devil Makes Three: Fri., Dec. 2. Fitzgerald's. Buxton, By The End Of Tonight, Cosmic Sound: CHANGED Fri., Sept. 30. Mango's. "BuzzFest XXVII" With Bush, Staind, Chevelle, P.O.D., Everlast, 10 Ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Upcoming: CSS, Dark Dark Dark, The Judds, Etc.

    ​Against All Will: Fri., Aug. 12. Warehouse Live. Andrew Karnavas, Clory Martin: Sat., July 23. Khon's. CSS: Sat., Oct. 29. House of Blues. Dark Dark Dark: Mon., Oct. 10. Warehouse Live. Devildriver, Skeletonwitch: Sat., Sept. 3. Scout Bar Clear Lake. DJ Sasha Grey: Fri., July 29. Stereo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Photo courtesy of Tookie'sAll your honking finally paid off, folks!​It's a busy weekend across the city, from a pub crawl downtown to a flash mob in Clear Lake. But first things first, tickets are still available for the Hats Off to Hospitality gala this Sunday, June 26, at Haven. The gala wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Upcoming: Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Peter Bjorn & John, Etc.

    ​Bowling For Soup, The Dollyrots, Sunderland: Fri., Aug. 19. Warehouse Live. Breathe Carolina, Chiodos, I See Stars: Thu., July 28. Warehouse Live. Craig Kinsey, Sara Van Buskirk, Benjamin Wesley: Fri., June 10. Heights Live. The Damned Things: Wed., Aug. 17. House of Blues. The Dead Revo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Upcoming: Erykah Badu, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Etc.

    ​Apocalyptica: Wed., March 23. House of Blues. Blu, J*Davey, The Niceguys: Tue., March 15. Groundhall. Deep Dark Robot: Mon., April 4. Rudyard's. Erykah Badu: Sat., May 21. Arena Theatre. Frontline Assembly, Die Krupps: Sat., June 4. Numbers. George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: Fri., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Last Chance To Vote Early: Avoid The West Gray Center

    Last chance to vote the rascals out or keep them in​Tonight's your last chance to vote early, and you've only got until 7 p.m.So on your way home, you'll probably stop at the West Gray Multi-Service Center, pop in and get it done, right?Probably not. Reports are that it's crowded over there and ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Upcoming: Bobby "Blue" Bland, Die Antwoord, Justin Townes Earle, Etc.

    ​Apocalyptica: Wed., Dec. 15. House of Blues. Betty Wright, Bobby "Blue" Bland: CHANGED Fri., Oct. 15. Arena Theatre. Die Antwoord: Mon., Nov. 1. Stereo Live. "Girls Gone Wild" With Dev Electric, Chrome 44: Sat., Dec. 11. Scout Bar Clear Lake. In This Moment, Taking Dawn, One Eyed Doll: W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Upcoming: Atari Teenage Riot, Heart, Rocks Off's "Reduxion," Etc.

    Poster by DUAL​Atari Teenage Riot, Black Congress, Female Demand: Wed., Sept. 29. Numbers. Betty Wright, Willie Clayton: Sat., Oct. 2. Arena Theatre. Cory Morrow: Mon., Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m. Cactus Music & Video. Devil Driver, Kataklysm, Kittie: Tue., Aug. 31. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Flyleaf, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Upcoming: Night Ranger, KeSha, Soulja Boy, Stars, Etc.

    ​Black Queen Speaks, Dimitri's Rail: Fri., July 23. Verizon Wireless Theater. Burn The Boats, Venomous Maximus, Secret Prostitutes: Sat., July 24. Rudyard's. Forbidden, Evile, Gama Bomb, Bonded By Blood: Fri., Dec. 3. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Great White, Night Ranger: Sat., Sept. 4. Moody Ga ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    4th of July Cruise

    See the fireworks spectacular over Clear Lake from the deck of a yacht

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Upcoming: Adam Lambert, School Of Seven Bells, Vampire Weekend, Etc.

    ​12 Stones, Egypt Central: Sat., July 24. Scout Bar Clear Lake. Adam Lambert: Wed., Sept. 8. Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Andre Nickatina, Bizzy Bone, Glasses Malone, TMills, Dot Dot Curve: Sun., Aug. 15. Warehouse Live. Black Label Society, Clutch, Children Of Bodom, 2 Cents: Thu., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    Strip Club Central: Clear Lake Gears Up To Fight T, A & Umlauts

    Not in Clear Lake, please​A Houston City Councilman and a Clear Lake community association manager are up in arms over what they fear might be a strip club moving into their turf.Luks Cabaret (it's fancy because it has an umlaut, or it would if we could figure out how to do it) has a website, a bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Upcoming: The Eagles, Aerosmith, BoDeans, Otep, Slim Thug, Etc.

    ​30footFALL, Latch Key Kids: Sat., June 26. Continental Club. Aerosmith, Sammy Hagar and the Wabos: Thu., Aug. 5. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The Ataris, Gasoline Heart, Don't Panic: Sat., Sept. 4. Scout Bar Clear Lake. The BoDeans, Ray Johnston: Thu., June 17. The Warsaw. The Burden, B L A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Mediterraneo's Market & Café: Mediterranean Food Tapas Style

    ​We'd been hearing how good Mediterraneo's Market and Café (18033 Upper Bay Road) was for quite some time. But it wasn't until two things happened that we finally got the impetus to drive all the way down to Nassau Bay to try it out. First, there was a big sample menu in the Menu of Menus ins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Top 10 Restaurants In Clear Lake

    Photo by Jared Cherup​There's more to Clear Lake than just NASA, the sadly rotting Jim West mansion and that hotel where a woman mowed down her husband in the parking lot. And there's also more to the area than overly-fancy eateries like Cullen's or old mainstays like Villa Capri and the Seabr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    In Ongoing Bat Invasion Of Texas, Terrifying New Theaters Of War Opened

    ​Two weeks ago today, in an nearly all-but-exclusive report, Hair Balls broke the story of the ongoing bat invasion of Texas schools and courthouses.At the time, the winged mammals had seized control of two schools in Clear Lake and one each in Chambers and Matagorda counties. They had also staked ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Seabrook Elementary School To Parents: Sorry About All Those Bats Flying Around The Place

    ​Here's a sentence you don't like to read in a letter from your kid's school: "We certainly understand your questions and concerns about the presence of Mexican free-tail bats in Bay Elementary."Well, as long as you understand it......Bay Elementary, a school in Seabrook that's part of the Clear C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Bad Santa: Clear Lake Shores Saint Nick Accused Of Indecency With Child

    ​Last week 45-year-old Glenn Roy Klusendorf was Santa Claus at a Clear Lake Shores farmers market. This week, he is an inmate in Galveston County Jail, where he sits charged with indecency with a child, sexual contact and sexual exposure.Klusendforf, who was arrested at the Clear Lake Shores home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Angry Residents Trash-Talk Clear Lake-area Civic Association President

    ​Residents of the Bay Oaks subdivision (in the Clear Lake area) are fed up with their community association and they aren't gonna take it anymore. Over 300 showed up last Wednesday at an impromptu meeting at the Bay Oaks Country Club that was called after a petition had been signed demanded to kno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Carrie Underwood, Eric Benet, Kinky Friedman, Muse, Rogue Wave, Supersuckers, etc.

    ​The Audition, Sparks The Rescue, The Right Coast: Thu., Jan. 28. Meridian. The Bellamy Brothers: Thu., Feb. 4. The Firehouse Saloon. The Black Dahlia Murder, Obscura, Augury: Mon., March 1. Meridian. Carrie Underwood: Mon., May 10. Ford Pavilion (Beaumont). Citizen Cope: Sat., March 13. House of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 10, 2009

    The Annual Christmas Boat Lane Parade on Clear Lake

    This yearly flotilla lights up the Gulf Coast

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Jay Reatard - If You Haven't Seen the "Piss" Video, Look No Further - Cafe Tacuba, Dax Riggs, etc.

    Among this week's Distant Early Warnings comes Jay Reatard, who is set to hit Walter's "Possibly Still" On Washington December 8. The art-damaged garage-rocker recently pissed on (and pissed off) his backing band at Goner Fest 6 in Memphis. It's hard to tell exactly why the things happened in the v ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 8, 2009

    2009 Autumn Artists Concert

    Chopin and Mendelssohn are both on the program for today's performance by Evan Drachman and Richard Dowling

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2009

    It's 110 Down, Much More To Come In County's Fourth of July DWI Crackdown

    The first weekend of the county's DWI crackdown resulted in 110 arrests at "Hot Spots," the DA's office announced today. And the big weekend is still to come.The Hot Spots feature lots of patrol cars and a mobile lab with all that's necessary to get a blood sample for those who refuse the breath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Aftermath: White Rhino at Scout Bar

    Scout Bar in Clear Lake gets a bad rep most of the time, as far as our clannish Houston scene goes. It's so far out of the Loop, physically and aesthetically, that rarely do Inner Loopers make the drive - save for the odd Tone-Loc nostalgia gig or visit back to the 'rents for food and nagging. Most ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2008
  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Prom 2K6

    What do seniors really do on prom night? The Houston Press investigates

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
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    August 5, 2004

    Heapin' Helpin' of Homicide

    Mystery Cafe serves up dinner with a side of death

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    Wall Brawl Truce

    A fragile détente settles over Kemah and Clear Lake Shores

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Showdown at the Shore

    Thrill to the battle of the boardwalk brawlers of Kemah versus the maulers of Clear Lake Shores. Sales-tax slugfests, counterpunches to kayo streets and a flurry of jabs have jolted city services in a municipal grudge match yet to end.

  • News

    September 28, 2000


    From the Balcony, Kemah Savvy?, Acting in Concert?

  • News

    December 25, 1997

    Changing the Channel

    For years, homeowners, developers, environmentalists and the federal government have wrangled over a flood-control plan for Clear Creek. Now a compromise is in view -- but the creek's future is murkier than ever.

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    July 4, 1996
  • Dining

    April 27, 1995

    The Year of the Indian

    Pavani proves reason to mark the calendar for celebration

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