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    October 2, 2014

    Fifth Circuit Ruling Shutters Most of Texas' Abortion Clinics

    More than a dozen abortion clinics in Texas won't reopen tomorrow. The federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Thursday afternoon allowing state officials to immediately begin enforcing the second part of House Bill 2 (the one that state Sen. Wendy Davis famously filibustered agains ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    All Young Rapper Sevon Wants Is "Everything," and That's Okay

    It's never fun to be the new guy in the room. That's what Seven "Sevon" Davis is currently experiencing. He's a soul-patched 20-year-old with large round eyes and a wide smile. His hair rests in a manicured stasis not exceeding maybe four inches off the top of his head. His voice is thin, nowhere n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Cover Story: Private Companies Score Huge Property-Tax Breaks, Homeowners Don't

    The old AstroWorld site, the Dallas Country Club, Valero refineries in the San Antonio and Port Arthur areas, and Western Refinery out in El Paso are a handful of high-end properties that have ditched millions of dollars in property taxes to the detriment of school districts, firefighters and emerge ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 28, 2013

    Praise the Lord and Pass the Pints

    Houston's 10 best beer bars

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants: The List Is Live

    Sorry about that teaser earlier this week. No fooling around this time, though: Our list is live. Go check out this week's feature -- "Eat Here: 30 Essential Texas Restaurants to Visit Before You Die" -- before reading on. We don't want to spoil any surprises for you. *** Read it yet? Are you sure ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 13, 2012

    Special Navidad Gift Guide Edition

    What books on Mexicans should I buy this Christmas?

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    The 25 Best Reasons To Love Texas In The Fall

    Fall has arrived in Texas, and thank God. There is no better time in the Lone Star State, for so many reasons. The switch in season may be more subtle than it is in the north -- you never can get that far away from a Texas summer, after all -- but there's enough change in the air to signify that y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2012

    Last Night: The Gourds at Discovery Green

    The Gourds Discovery Green June 14, 2012 I have lost count of how many Gourds shows I have seen over the years. I doubt I have seen any other band live more times than this one. But I never realized how much children loved the Gourds until Thursday at Discovery Green. Man, these kids loved the Gou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    March 30, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness: New Mex to Tex-Mex, the Monte Cristo & More

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're growing out our summer mustaches so that we can carry around the savory scent of any crawfish boils we attend for at least a week. Speaking of weeks, we started this one off right with a look at how New Mexican cuisine compare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Texas Sons The Mars Volta Strip Down To Progress With New Album, Movie

    El Paso natives Omar Rodriguez-Lopez and Cedric Bixler-Zavala of The Mars Volta have long been known for their bombast and progressive-rock self-indulgence. Ever since they departed the seminal post-hardcore band At the Drive-In, they've spent their time making what can only be described as "epics." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    The Best (Fake) SXSW 2012 Rumors So Far

    It happens every year: an errant rumor turns Austin and SXSW upside down for a few hours or even days, leading to mass hysteria, mild apathy, and sometimes sadness. At my first SXSW in 2001, I got a "hot tip" that the Beastie Boys were going to join Mix Master Mike at La Zona Rosa for a secret show, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    This Station Is Now Operational: At The Drive-In Is Reuniting. Finally.

    With the beginning of a Twitter account and an official website, heavily influential El Paso-based rock act At The Drive-In has announced their reformation today. What the future will hold for the group, which splintered into the Mars Volta and Sparta after their 2001 split, is anyone's guess. SXSW? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Texans Getting Dumber: More Are Playing the Lottery

    Step right up.​In these tough economic times, there's no greater financial plan than putting your money into a game where the odds of winning are relatively microscopic. Right? Apparently that's what a lot of Texans think: This year, for the first time in ten years, there has been an increas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Full Swag For Das Racist, No Swag For Astros & Paul Wall

    ​Das Racist is Rocks Off's favorite joke-rap group, ever. It annoys most people we know -including our boss, who is like, "All right, no more Das Racist for everyone's sake, please." That's being nice - Ed. Earlier this year, we traveled to SXSW strictly to catch every show, and we're planning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Sittin Sidewayz: Paul Wall Busted For Pot In El Paso Wall via Twitter​Paul Wall followed in the footsteps of his outlaw country heroes over the weekend... all the way to jail. Wall, fellow Houston rapper Baby Bash ("Suga Suga") and producer BiggRoy were arrested early Sunday on suspicion of possession of less than 2 ounces of m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Owls Basketball: Just One or Two Plays Away, Again

    John RoyalBen Braun questions a call in the first half​Rice Owls head coach Ben Braun says that his team is close. One or two plays away close. One or two plays away from winning those close games and being a good basketball team. But all that actually matters is that the Owls are still a f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Rocks Off's Top 10 Favorite Story-Songs

    ​The Internet wants to kill Gordon Lightfoot - back in February, someone started a rumor that the Canadian troubadour was dead. Of course it started on Twitter, of all places, where an offhand remark about a celebrity death will be held as fact. Hell, the other night we killed Tim Allen and To ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Brew Blog: Deschutes Brewery

    ​Many excellent West Coast and Pacific Northwest brewers have long shown the good sense to ship their wares to Texas, and Deschutes Brewery has now joined the party in a real way, too. The Bend, Oregon brewery has inked a deal with Ben E. Keith Beverages to expand its local reach. Of course ... More >>

  • Music

    April 15, 2010

    Before the Flood

    West Texan Ned Sublette reflects on pre-Katrina New Orleans in a new memoir.

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    He Said She Said: Did We Shave Our Legs For This? More Cornball Country Comedy

    Not all country music has to be about down-and-out truck-driving lifestyles, D-I-V-O-R-C-E, abusive husbands and the dissolution of the American Dream. More than any other genre, country lends itself so nicely to parody and self-satire. The best country music is self-referential, where the artist k ... More >>

  • Music

    February 18, 2010
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    November 19, 2009

    Thanksgiving Recipe: Pork Chops in Apple Butter Mole

    Photo by Jasmine&Roses​Calvin Trillin has lobbied to replace the Thanksgiving turkey with spaghetti carbonara --something to do with Columbus being Italian, I think. In the Tex-Mex Cookbook, I pointed out that Juan de Onate and his Mexican pioneers held a Tex-Mex thanksgiving in El Paso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    TEA Releases Further Details On School Rankings

    ​The Texas Education Agency has released the 2009 school rankings -- let the talk of how schools are gaming the system begin!!Results are searchable by district, by category, by all kinds of things.The 12 HISd schools that have been ranked "unacceptable":High Schools -- Jones, Kashmere, Lee, Sterl ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009
  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Road Trip!

    Break the summer monotony at one of these out-of-the-way destinations.

  • Calendar

    May 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    Oh, Aldine ISD: Get Ready To Have Your Heart Broken Again

    We've noted before how Aldine ISD is the Susan Lucci of school districts when it comes to the prestigious Broad Prize.Three times in the six-year history of the award, Aldine has been one of the five named finalists. They've never won it, though.And this year....they're nominated again. BY THE MOST ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Texas Horror Movies: The Top Five

    We Texans live with our share of horrors: fire ants, Rick Perry, residents of Plano, but this entry was still something of a challenge. After all, coming up with Texas horror movies without invoking the one that actually has the name of our state in the title is harder than successfully suing local ... More >>

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    July 15, 2008
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    February 14, 2008
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    October 4, 2007
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    February 12, 2007

    Okay, That's It. We're Calling Bullshit.

    Houston apparently has dropped to number six on the annual Men's Fitness list of the nation's fattest cities. 1. Las Vegas 2. San Antonio 3. Miami 4. Mesa, AZ 5. Los Angeles 6. Houston 7. Dallas 8. El Paso ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2006

    Curtain Call

    A new doc celebrates the glory days of movie time

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    Jeff Black

    Thursday, September 11

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2003
  • News

    August 23, 2001

    War Dance

    Alabama-Coushatta Indians are shedding their passive ways in big bets on land claims and casinos. But some fear they could be gambling away their great tribal heritage.

  • Music

    June 14, 2001

    World Class?

    Houston can't join the ranks of other cities until it has an anthem of its own

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Like a Virgin

    KPRC kicks off another mind-boggling sweeps month

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    Third Coast Roast

    Let's rap music

  • Culture

    February 11, 1999

    Spirit of Texas

    Luis Jimenez approaches the intangible by depicting the flesh

  • News

    February 4, 1999
  • Music

    March 26, 1998

    Tangled Web

    From Mexico to L.A. via Alaska and El Paso, Tito Larriva has seen it all -- and more

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    March 5, 1998
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    December 11, 1997

    See Juarez

    From a forthcoming book by Charles Bowden and the street shooters of Ciudad Juarez The photojournalists of the border are capturing the grisly face of the future. And it's a lot closer than you think.

  • News

    September 26, 1996

    Bullet Proof

    The D.A.'s office gets under the skin of an accused robber

  • Music

    August 3, 1995

    Northern Exposure

    Canada's favorites, The Tragically Hip, try to conquer the lower 48 without violence

  • Culture

    September 8, 1994

    Pushing the Artistic Borders

    Mexico, America and La Frontera find expression in "Poison Amor"

  • News

    June 9, 1994

    Open Mouths, Closed Hearts

    The Feds created a program to feed the hungry. In Harris County, it became a program to feed the greedy.

  • Calendar

    January 27, 1994
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