There were some that said it couldn't be done. There were some that said that Jonestown - after the cyanide and the suicide and the doctor from Houston who helped provide both - had turned cults passé, and tired, and pointless. Cults had had their time. They flamed out, in spectacular fashion, and ... More >>
A stroke, a brain tumor and the loss of his sense of taste haven't kept Chef David Guerrero out of the kitchen.
This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>
Tejas Chocolate is a young company. Scott Moore, Jr. and his partner Michelle Holland started making chocolate from scratch and working with cacao beans in 2010, and Tejas Chocolate began in earnest in 2011. Scott and Michelle are still working their day jobs running a railroad supply company, while ... More >>
Once Galveston emergency personnel discovered the dead motorcyclist was "one of us," a Bellaire teenager's nightmare revved into overdrive.
Photo by Mai PhamExecutive Chef David Guerrero of Samba Grille, a year and a half after having brain surgeryWhen I asked to interview Executive Chef David Guerrero of Samba Grille, I knew very little about him. I didn't know that he'd been diagnosed with brain cancer at the young age of 27, ... More >>
If you've never been to Next Door Bar, but bartender Art Baez looks familiar to you, there's a reason for that. True, he's a Houston legend in the bar scene, but I'm talking about something else.
Breakfast and more at Harry's
Scandalously good lúcuma ice cream, a rare treat in Houston.Pollo Bravo (10434B Richmond Ave.) is the only place in town I know of that makes homemade lúcuma ice cream. They're the only place I know that serves lúcuma ice cream, for that matter. The flavor is difficult to describe -- caram ... More >>
The media firestorm is gone, the pain is notWhen Elisabeth Mandala, a high school student from Sugar Land, was murdered in Mexico in May, it made national news. The stories, however, didn't just focus on the death of an American teenager in Mexico, but more about Elisabeth's secret life outside t ... More >>
Yes, that's a Build-A-Bear in the background.Each Tuesday and Thursday for the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look at alternatives to cokes for the sticky Houston summer that lies ahead. And so here we are. A Cooler Coke has finally hit (pardon the pun) a roadblock in attempting to disco ... More >>
Harry's (318 Tuam) is hands-down one of our favorite places for a leisurely breakfast on the weekends. Its unassuming exterior hides one of the best spots in town for a good, hearty breakfast that won't cost an arm and a leg, with cheerful service to boot. It's not the place to take the girls ... More >>
A group of marathon runners were kicked out and banned from the Chevron Marathon Expo for displaying material that was critical of the oil company, but one of the runners tells Hair Balls that the group is continuing as planned. "We are still going to, at least try to, run the race on Sunday. We ... More >>
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[Note: While we're on the subject of House of Blues shows, please note the Goodie Mob/Scarface concert scheduled for tonight has been rescheduled for Thursday, January 14.]www.drivebytruckers.comOnce again Rocks Off allowed ourselves to get distracted and nearly forgot we've got this Live Nation ... More >>
The latest space shuttle mission opens up a new, bold era in NASA history -- the desperate attempt to remain hip and relevant and therefore worthy of federal budget dollars.Commentators have pointed out how the agency seems to be embracing pop culture, but it seems to be getting to the point ... More >>
After Guevara destroyed his family and his fortune, Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader to his grave.
Believe it or not, the Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose, Costa Rica, might actually get finished.Stunning, right?You may not have known that there have been ongoing delay problems with the airport. Even more likely, you may be wondering why you should care.But it was the opening of this story tha ... More >>
How taking a Parkinson's disease wonder drug apparently makes some people want to gamble and have sex all the time
Beyond the Gates chronicles the rebirth of a brutal Ecuadoran tribe
Morgan Faulkner may be the best surfer Texas ever kicked out
This new Peruvian restaurant is serving the best seafood cocktail in town
If they want a team, Houstonians have got to represent
Nuestras Canciones/Our Songs (Self-released) / Para Gloria (Luna Records)
From the strange store next door to the mystery bits in the soup, there's plenty to ponder at Arepas & Empanadas Gourmet
Once burdened by debt and internal politics, a rejuvenated Texas ACLU is back mixing it up with those who dare to trample on the U. S. Constitution.
Long after Britney Oops her way to obscurity, these releases will continue to sing
Sandra Orellana became known as the woman who had sex on a hotel balcony and fell to her death. Her family says that's a lie- she was murdered by her boss.
The secret herb at Houston's pupuserias can drive you out of your mind
Arms dealer-turned-gadfly Al Johnson thinks everyone's out to get him. He's right
August 20 - 26, 1998
Houston's John Kelley has pursued his dream of bringing the Olympics to Houston for years, despite all odds. Now he's official.
Butterflies are nature's floorshow and the Natural Science Museum's cash cow. John Watts' job is to keep the performers alive and flitting.