El Salvador

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Texas Republican Thinks Cutting Aid to Central America Will Cut Immigration Influx Problem

    With an influx of women and children coming to the United States illegally from Central America, more money might soon be spent domestically while cutting down foreign aid. United States Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) on Monday introduced H.R. 5014, the Illegal Entry Accountability Act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Surge in Undocumented Kids Linked to Cartel Activity, Says Texas Congressman

    By now you've heard about those hundreds and thousands of kids who are flowing over the border and causing what the president terms a humanitarian crisis. Some are blaming the Obama administration for leaving a loophole in its immigration policy that allows minors some time to find family and stick ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 22, 2014

    The Midtown Banh Mi Showdown

    Settling the banh mi question once and for all.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    The Five Best Hidden Restaurant Gems in Spring Branch

    Oh, Long Point Road. You are a foodie's dream destination. There are consummate favorites Vieng Thai and El Hidalguense. There's Korea House, one of the most popular Korean restaurants in town, and Tacos Del Julio, home of greasy but delicious trompo. Detour a little and you'll find Polonia, Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2014

    There's a Difference Between Human Smuggling and Human Trafficking

    Usually, when someone is smuggled into the country they pay a fee to a coyote. When they are forced here to work, or to pay off a debt with their labor it becomes trafficking. Sometimes it's not clear which one it is until all the facts come to light. And that decision will soon get made after au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    ICE Returns MS-13 Fugitive to El Salvador

    Federal immigration officials have deported an MS-13 gang member to El Salvador, where he was wanted for extortion. Jorge Alberto Dominguez, 29, had been in custody since a May arrest in Houston, but had evaded capture for almost two years, according to an Immigration and Customs Enforcement press ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    The 2013 Gold Cup: Wait, No Mexico This Time?

    The 2013 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup made its stop at BBVA Compass Stadium Monday night - where it was wet and very un-wild. It was a double-header that featured the final round of group matches for all four teams in Group B - El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Trinidad & Tobago. We learned af ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 10, 2013


    Images of battles won and lost paint us all with the brush of brutality at a searing, resonating MFAH exhibit.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Unarmed Man, Kenneth Brian Releford, Fatally Shot After Charging Police, HPD Says

    Police fatally shot an unarmed man, Kenneth Brian Releford, early Thursday morning near downtown, following a confrontation when he approached officers with a hand tucked behind his back, police said. This was the second time in three weeks that police gunned down a person who had a suspected ment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Last Night: OFF! & Negative Approach at Warehouse Live

    OFF!, Negative Approach, Power Trip Warehouse Live September 20, 2012 Thursday night, East Downtown was hoppin.' The streets were filled with orange-clad soccer fans ready to watch the Dynamo whip up on El Salvador's C.D. FAS, and the bars on St. Emmanuel St. were doing brisk business. Rewind: Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    El Salvador vs. New Zealand: BBVA's First International Match Ends In A 2-2 draw

    So what do you get when you cross FIFA's 49th-ranked team against its 130th? You get BBVA Compass Stadium's first international soccer match featuring El Salvador and New Zealand. And it didn't disappoint. The 2-2 draw had more goals than either of the Dynamo's first two games at BBVA. A relativel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Welcome back to the weekly roundup, where yours truly is currently racing against an incoming hellstorm-raingasm, and hoping to get this thing completed before the bottom falls out. Will I succeed? The only way to know is to read on. We started the week off right with sushi, sushi, sushi, sushi. Do ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 19, 2012

    East Side Vacation

    Every trip to cheerful Salvadoran spot El Petate is an adventure.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Clint Cannon -- Surfer Dude

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Seven MS-13 Gang Members Indicted Here

    Three murders, the feds say.​The U.S. Attorney's Office announced the unsealing of indictments for racketeering and murder against seven members of the notorious MS-13 gang, who have been arrested. The USAO says MS-13 is: a criminal organization in Houston that functioned as a unit engaged i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Wilber Adalid Rodriguez: Homeless Man Murders Another Over National "Honor"

    Some things are better left unargued​You'd hope that San Antonio residents Wilber Adalid Rodriguez and Jose Antonio Rodriguez would find a way to get along. As the old blues song goes, they were both poor boys a long ways from home: the 24-year-old Wilber hails from El Salvador, while Jose, 28 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Terry Grier Girds His Loins And Wants You to Do the Same

    Photos by Margaret DowningFormer Governor Mark White with Terry Grier​Declaring "we can't afford to press the pause button on our children's education," Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier vowed to continue doing the things he believes have to be done, even if the Texas economy is in the cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Note: Beef jerky is best enjoyed in a t-top Firebird with .38 Special blasting from your stereo and your majestic mullet trailing behind you in the breeze.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we've never yet pegged a rude waiter with a saltshaker from across the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Breakfast at Brasil: Eggs El Salvador

    ​I know that this will not sit well with many Montrose-dwelling diners, but I don't really like Brasil, at least not for the food. Sure, it's a great place to go hang out over a cup of coffee or a beer, relaxing on the patio and watching the Montrosian wildlife walk by, caught in their timele ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2010

    Salvadoran American Cultural Day

    We think the festival's title lost something in translation - like an extra day

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    All-You-Can-Eat Pupusas in Bellaire

    ​Sweet fancy Jesus. That was the first thing that ran through my mind as I was driving down Bellaire -- on my way to a different restaurant entirely -- and saw Pupusa Buffet instead. A whole buffet? Of pupusas? I had to stop. Pupusa Buffet (5920 Bellaire) is a no-frills pupuseria in a part o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    Palma Garcia Marlen-Beatrice, 30, Bayou Body Count No. 181

    Photo courtesy HCSOWeird, but surprisingly successful, way to kill your wife​Back on May 13, 48-year-old Pedro Cueva-Ferman thought he had come up with the perfect way to get rid of his wife and get clean away with the crime, according to allegations in a probable cause warrant on file at the Harr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Raul Dominguez's Playitas

    ​Raul Dominguez is a good bartender. Not only did he incite fervency in the crowd at the Iron Bartender competition recently, he also knows how to charm the bar patrons at Yelapa Playa Mexicana (2303 Richmond). We can't get enough of his sweet and spicy creations, such as the oft-yearned-for ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2010

    David Corbett: Do They Know I'm Running?

    His new novel has been called a "rich, hard-hitting epic"

  • News

    February 4, 2010

    Crash Reports

    Running a red light and killing someone does not automatically mean you're in trouble in Harris County.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Visiting Finca Santa Rita

    We recently wrote a review of a coffee from Cuvee Coffee, a roaster out of Spicewood, Texas. The coffee we discussed was the El Salvador Santa Rita Peaberry. Mike McKim, the owner of Cuvee Coffee, just got back from a trip to Finca Santa Rita, the very farm where the coffee came from, and the comp ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Dynamo Choosing A Bad Time To Slump

    Photo courtesy Houston Dynamo​Everything was aligned perfectly for the Houston Dynamo on Wednesday night. Before their final CONCACAF Champions League match, Pachuca defeated Arabe Unido, meaning all the Dynamo had to do was win against the previously winless Isidro Metapan to advance to the quart ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2008

    Oscar Romero’s Legacy

    Sister Dianna Ortiz and Bishop Medardo E. Gomez Soto discuss the effect winning the Rothko Chapel’s human rights award had on their lives

  • Dining

    March 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008

    $13 at Sabor! on Bellaire

    Where: Sabor!, 5712 Bellaire, 713-667-6001 What $13 gets you: Delicious authentically prepared Central American specialties. Sabor! is best known for its fajitas ($11.95) and seafood entrees, such as whole fried tilapia ($8.95) and black clams ($8.50). But I go for the simple, traditional fare – ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2007

    Holy Shit!

    Oh, damn. It was only a matter of time before Jose Luis De Jess Miranda 's followers brought up the G-word. As you might recall, first De Jess claimed to be the Apostle. Then he went with the J-man. Then the Antichrist. There really was nowhere else to go but up, as this press release attests:

  • Film

    October 13, 2005

    Countdown to 12

    A Salvadoran boy awaits the birthday that renders him a warrior

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2005
  • News

    May 5, 2005

    The Zwicks: "Faith People"

    At Casa Juan Diego, compassion -- not green cards -- has always mattered most

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2004

    Wax Fantastic

    Electro-phenom DJ Keoki spins by Numbers

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2004

    Canadian Invasion

    SXSW heaps sloppy seconds on Houston

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Pupusas

    El Pupusodromo

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2003

    We're Gonna Get You, Soccer!

    If they want a team, Houstonians have got to represent

  • Dining

    January 16, 2003

    Globalization's McBacklash

    Guatemala’s Pollo Campero has American fast-food franchises running scared

  • Film

    April 4, 2002

    Reel Guilty

    The military thriller High Crimes sets a new low for Ashley Judd

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Battle Corps

    How the fine art of diplomacy dissolved into a bitter two-word war

  • Dining

    August 17, 2000

    Loco for Loroco

    The secret herb at Houston's pupuserias can drive you out of your mind

  • Dining

    February 10, 2000

    Crema de la Crema

    Los Ranchitos' mellow, cream-heavy cuisine belies its strife-ridden origins in El Salvador

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Child Trek

    The devastation of Hurricane Mitch propelled thousands across our southern border in search of new lives in America. And those were just the kids.

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Deporting Disparities

    Immigration law divides Central Americans

  • News

    December 15, 1994

    Stay or Go?

    Houston's Salvadorans are given more time to worry

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