Columbus Day

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Les Miles: Zapruder Analysis Of The LSU Head Coach Breaking Traffic Laws

    Welcome to the most important weekend so far this college football season! Yes, I am welcoming you to the weekend on a Thursday morning! It's an odd college football weekend in that the two most important games are actually going to be played tonight, with 10th-ranked Oklahoma traveling to Waco to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Are You Ready For Christmas? Cuz Bering's Hardware Is.

    While you're enjoying your Labor Day weekend, Bering's Hardware would like to remind you that Christmas is only 114 days away. The store at Westheimer and Fountain View has not one, but THREE Christmas trees already on display. Never mind the fact that this pictures was taken last week when it was ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 20, 2012

    Why Do Mexicans Boycott Columbus Day?

    And why do white people like to brag about where they travel?

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Garden Fresh: Radishes

    Photo by John Kiely​A Master Gardener will know the ideal dates to plant and harvest each crop, but a Casual Tiller like myself requires a simpler scheme, so I go with holidays. Tomatoes and hot peppers go in after Valentine's Day; broccoli comes out on St. Pat's. Parsley and cilantro get pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    Columbus: Five Little-Known, And Possibly Inaccurate Facts About Him

    Columbus: Amerigo Vespucci's a pimp​Why are you at work? It's Columbus Day!!It is only rampant anti-Italianism that prevents Houstonians from getting a three-day weekend to celebrate the guy who was among the first dozen or so people to discover America.Columbus, of course, is a misunderstood figu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    The Five Worst October Traditions

    Must be early October!!​October is when fall kicks in, for better or worse. In Houston, it's mostly for the better -- no hurricanes or stifling heat.But October also brings with it certain traditions that, truth be told, we could just as well do without. Here are five:5. The annual Hangin' of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Houston Zoo No Longer Free On Labor Day

    The Houston Zoo is a victim of its own success. Every year the Zoo sets aside several days for free admission, usually including Labor Day. But more than 30,000 people swarmed the Zoo last Labor Day, making for a hot, crowded, not-so-much-fun-after-all experience. So, no more free Labor Day. Now yo ... More >>