As the referendum on the Astrodome gets closer, I thought it might be worth taking a look back at the last 20 years of stadium history in Houston. Thought 20 years isn't a lot of time in the grand scheme of things, a lot has happened. Would you believe that, at one point, there was a better-than-ave ... More >>
On November 5, voters in Houston might have extra incentive to hit the voting booth in an off-year election. For years, the Astrodome has sat, falling into disarray and becoming an eyesore and an embarrassment to a city that used that building to define progress decades ago. Plans have been suggeste ... More >>
Photos by Jeff BalkeThe Houston Press is presenting a series of posts leading up to a feature story in the print edition of the 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die. Each blog post contains one of our top 10 bucket list items along with nine others in the top 100. To narrow our list, we chose ... More >>
This week the city of Houston will be pummeled with celebs, reality-show dander, 30K-wannabe socialites, and pro athletes in town for the NBA All-Star Game at the Toyota Center. Though the game isn't until Sunday evening, the parties and madness will begin on Wednesday and run until next Monday mo ... More >>
Wednesday's noontime announcement by Country Music Hall of Famer George Strait that he would retire from the road after his 2013-14 "The Cowboy Rides Away" farewell tour hit Rocks Off harder than it should have. True, he's 60, has a ranch and grandchildren, and has earned his golden years many, many ... More >>
This never happened at Compaq Center!! (That we know of)A volunteer at Lakewood Church, Joel Osteen's mega-temple to Christianity Lite, is being sought by police on charges he fondled an eight-year-old autistic boy. Alvaro Daniel Guzman, 25, allegedly committed the acts in February 2010, KHO ... More >>
Who's Got Next?
Shocking news this morning -- the Houston Comets are no more.First reactions were predictable. "The Houston Comets were still around? Do tell." But then reality began to sink in.The Comets won the first four WNBA championships at a time when no Houston team was winning anything. They brought joy to ... More >>
We have a lot to forgive – and forget – about 2005; here's hoping local celebs do better next year
John Lennon's other art takes center stage in "When I'm Sixty Four"
Getting in shape is like going to war
A new group wants to push an anti-flooding agenda
Plus: Been There, Din That; No Smut Glut; Cursory Check
John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers
Poseurs are performing under famous band names, including one with a Houston connection
If the Foo Fighters look like an indie-pop band and quack like an indie-pop band, then they must be an indie-pop band, right?
Don Henley -- Stereolab
When the synth dust settles, Nine Inch Nails is the band left standing
Ruff Ryders boast about boozing; Cash Money brags about billfold size. At least the rap's good.
From the February 24, 2000 issue
The Harlem Globetrotters
Careful What You Wish For
Sources Are for Burning
Local Music News
Rage Against the Machine preaches anticapitalism, sells millions of records
Justin Bull Riding Championship
R&B royalty roll out for Budweiser Superfest
The enigma that is R. Kelly keeps audiences enthralled, guessing
Forget Biggio, Bagwell, Bell. Move over, Barkley. The sports figure of the decade is...
Sex, drugs and rock and roll make up Monster Magnet
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