ConocoPhillips Company

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2014

    Texas Companies are Pretty Awesome About LGBT Equality, According to Report

    Even if politicians in our deep red state are lagging behind, it seems Texas businesses know a thing or two about good, old fashioned equality, according to a new report from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Each year, the HRC looks at Fortune 500 companies and top law firms around the nation ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 7, 2013

    Reaching Critical Mass

    Suddenly fashionable Houston shows off its contemporary arts scene along Main Street in and around the Isabella Court building.

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Ken Bridge Opening New Cantina Concept at White Oak and Studewood

    I am convinced that Ken Bridge has figured out a way to subsist on thousands of micro-naps during the day, like Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock. It's the only way I can think of how Bridge must manage the handful of restaurant concepts he's successfully grown throughout Houston. His company, Delicious Conce ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    The Ten Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.

  • 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

    July 12, 2011

    Good Air Pollution News in Texas? "Flexible Permit" Companies Agree to EPA Guidelines

    Breath of fresh air​It's a rarity: Good air-pollution news in Texas that doesn't involve the Obama administration forcing state officials to do their job. The Environmental Protection Agency announced today that 156 Texas companies who have received the notoriously loose "flexible" permits ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Summer Reprieve: Pools & Community Centers to Remain Open

    Closing city pools? Never mind.​Great news for kids: Thanks to some corporate donations, eight swimming pools and seven community centers that were going to be closed this summer due to budget cuts will now be open. U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Mayor Annise Parker announced the g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    "That ice machine is looking pristine, bro."​You know what Jesus was doing around Easter? Getting crucified and coming back from the dead to hang out in the Middle East instead of in paradise with his dad, for some reason. You can learn about the first part of this in Mel Gibson's The Passion ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Milo the Drink: Five Things to Expect, If You Know Milo Hamilton

    Now you can drink the essence of Milo​A friend of the blog took this photo of an amazing drink called Milo. It's popular in Australia, Wiki tells us, but here in Houston -- home of Houston Astro play-by-play legend Milo Hamilton -- it seems especially apt. We've never tasted the stuff, but j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    Saturnino Aguerta, 57, Bayou Body Count No. 302

    Shot to death in a robbery​A man was killed during the robbery of a southwest side gas station Friday evening. Houston police say Saturnino Aguerta, 57, was leaving a Conoco gas station/convenience store about 6:30 Friday evening when three men entered with ski masks. They robbed and shot him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Phil's Texas Barbecue

    ‚ÄčThe Place: Phil's Texas Barbecue110 S. Heights Blvd.713-862-8600www.philstxbbq.comThe Hours: Seven days a week, 4-7 p.m.The Deals: Domestics are $2.50, well drinks are $2.25. There are also nightly specials, which the bartender chooses. Wednesday night, for example, featured $10 buckets of be ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 25, 2010

    23rd Annual ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run

    It’s a human stampede - for a good cause

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    A N00b Runs the Houston Chevron Half-Marathon

    Photos by Jason McElweenie / Click here for a slideshowRunners in the marathon, some of whom dressed like Disney characters.​Every January for the last several years I have stood on a curb along Allen Parkway, cheering for my friends in the early hours of a Sunday as they competed in the Chevr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Houston Companies Don't Do Too Badly In Survey Of Gay-Friendly Workplaces

    ‚ÄčThe Human Rights Campaign Foundation has issued its latest rankings of how businesses treat their gay and lesbian employees, and things look a little better than last year.The report gave 305 businesses a top score of 100 this year; that's an increase from last year's 260. Eleven of the top 20 Fo ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 18, 2009

    Not So Clear Cut

    What are you really eating when you order fajitas in a Tex-Mex restaurant?

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009
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    January 30, 2009

    How Can Exxon Make A Giant Profit And Conoco A Giant Loss? Gas Is Gas, Right?

    After reading about ExxonMobil's record $45.2 billion annual profit, Hair Balls was scratching our head over why Exxon had a profitable fourth quarter, when Conoco lost $31.8 billion. Does Exxon jack up the cost of Little Debbies at its stores or something?Fortunately, we caught Hoover's Oil & G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    ConocoPhillips Keeps A Ball Or Two

    Houston petroleum giant ConocoPhillips never realized just how much people loved their balls.Not "their balls" in the sense of the guts it takes to charge four bucks a gallon for gas (Am I right or am I right, people?!), but their balls as in the red, round "76" signs that dot their gas stations.Con ... More >>

  • News

    January 15, 2009

    Quanell X

    The Houston activist says he's dumped the hate

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Let The Polluting Begin Anew!

    You still may not have electricity, ice, Internet access or Starbucks access, but the petrochemical plants of Southeast Texas are slowly cranking up again after the bastard Ike came and left. Frankly, it's an awesome undertaking starting everything up again. The process will continue, in some cases ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Ike Brings On The Pollution

    Hurricane Ike still may miss the petrochemical heart of the upper Texas Coast, but it's already taking a toll around here, both in lost product and environmental-wise. Four plants near Houston have begun shutdown procedures, so the flares will be burning over the next several days and nights, and m ... More >>

  • News

    June 5, 2008

    ConocoPhillips, Art Car Shenanigans and Concrete Canoes

    Panic for ConocoPhillips' stockholders

  • Culture

    July 26, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    July 19, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    $50K Between Friends

    A donation stirs things up at LULAC

  • News

    August 18, 2005

    Low-Cost Housing

    A home for a buck, with one catch

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2005

    Beyond the Bovine

    Christian cowboys, carnivals and Chianti await you at the rodeo

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    Welcome to Fire Island

    While communities across the country block LNG terminals, Quintana just shrugs

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2004

    H-Town Goes Cowtown

    It's rodeo time in the city

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2003

    Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Shine your boots and bust out your cowboy hat -- it's that rodeo time of year

  • News

    December 20, 2001

    Before the Fall

    The Chron plays catch-up on the biggest local business story of the year

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Range War

    The shootout over gun club safety

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Traditional and Trite

    Plastic and the past melt together in a field of schemes

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    The One and Only

    A fiddler gets a leg up on the competition

  • News

    September 10, 1998

    Do Not Go Gentle

    Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby fights on for better, more diverse education in Texas

  • News

    May 29, 1997

    Shadow Over Texas City

    Petrochemical plants and refineries are the lifeblood of Texas City's economy. But for Hester Joiner and her neighbors, all they've provided are foul odors, property damage and mysterious ailments.

  • News

    January 2, 1997

    Two for the Road

    In which our man in Dallas joins Sofia Staks, Kayla Kleevage and other noted First Amendment activists on a mission to rescue Houston from the pashas of prudery. Or something like that.

  • News

    October 3, 1996
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    May 30, 1996


    A tankful of trouble lingers for some Houston motorists

  • News

    January 20, 1994

    The fight to save the Katy Prairie

    How many winters more will Arctic waterfowl make their 10,000-year-old journey to the western edge of Houston?