This year will mark the 136th time the Cattle Raisers Convention has met, but it's in a climate that these cattlemen haven't battled for a long time. More than 2,500 ranchers and landowners are convening in Fort Worth this March to discuss a trifecta of issues that won't easily be solved.
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As old as paying bills with checksLast week, Bank of America announced it would begin charging $5 monthly fees to any customer who wanted to use a debit card at retail establishments, setting off a wave of angry online protests by customers and people already infuriated by government bailouts ... More >>
Maybe we could use less lighting on the capitol buildingLet's harken back to the blissful days of autumn 2010, when Governor Rick Perry was able to deflect any talk of a looming budget gap by blithely noting no official estimate for it had been made.
Democrats' talk that it might be as high ... More >>
Courtesy of OGPR TMZ fails to catch Chamillionaire ridin' dirty.
Chamillionaire has recently been getting a lot of media attention from the likes of TMZ and Perez Hilton for the Houston rapper's so-called "business decision" to let his Houston-area house go into foreclosure - or, more accurately, ... More >>
Here's a little something to remember the next time you venture out to Minute Maid Park. The Houston Astros are the 11th most valuable franchise in major league baseball. In fact, the team's franchise value increased over its value from last season, despite dropping attendance and awful play.S ... More >>
Working class America is mad as hell. Luckily, CBS Corporation has
their backs with a hard-hitting new show called Undercover
Boss.The concept is the stuff proletariat dreams are made of: the CEO of a
(usually) mid-range corporation spends a week "undercover" in his own
company, working an assort ... More >>
ABC's World News Tonight, their anchor network-news show, will be originating from Houston next week, in part to examine why we seem to have escaped (so far) the crunchiest part of the economic crunch.Charlie Gibson is taking the show around the country to assess how the recession is affecting diffe ... More >>
Folks, I am scared shitless. Yet I am unable to properly process this shitless feeling.
The economic situation is not good. In fact, it is very bad. I am regularly breaking out in cold sweats, dreaming of Suze Orman (not in a good way), and practicing my rendition of, "Brother, Can You Spare a D ... More >>
A victim of misfortune
scha·den·freu·de [shahd-n-froi-duh]-nounsatisfaction or pleasure derived from the misfortune of others
I'm going to get to the point of this post right now: My life as a food lover is better because the economy is in a recession.
There I said it.
And before you label me ... More >>
The 88 major job markets across the U.S. lost a total of 1.2 million jobs in 2008, according to a study by Bizjournals.Only 15 of the 88 markets saw a job increase in the year. And the city with the largest increase of all -- Houston.We added 57,300 jobs in 2008. While that may have been a good mont ... More >>
Thank Christ that we have the River Oaks Country Club, ever ready to assure the world that we here in Houston are nouveau riche dilletantes who don't give a shit about those who aren't making the big bucks.The Economist magazine's most recent issue has a brief item dedicated to the fact that even th ... More >>
Thanks to some generous people in Houston and from as far away as New York State, J. Will Jones Elementary will celebrate its annual "Gift of Giving" celebration this Thursday, distributing "donated presents and hurricane relief supplies to students and their families," HISD announced today. St. Nic ... More >>
It's become a tradition. You spend two days cooking, slaving over a hot stove, sweating into the family green bean casserole, making gallons upon gallons of iced tea for assorted loved and loathed ones. But instead of taking the next day off to go comatose and let the fullness subside, what do yo ... More >>
You know the old saying – “any publicity is good publicity.”
But might not some publicity be utterly pointless? We ask, because we have come across some that seems to be just that.
Now ordinarily, a little blurb about your event in a paper like Dublin’s The Irish Independent would be a ... More >>