The time for the great exodus has arrived. Every summer as the temperatures rise and the oppressively hot days stretch into muggy nights, Houstonians escape the confines of the city for tropical paradise Galveston. No, it's not the loveliest beach in the world (or even in Texas), but it's our beach ... More >>
"So how are these guys?" asked my security-guard friend at the House of Blues as I entered the photo pit Monday night. "I hear they are a reggaeton group, but that's all I know." "I guess that's technically true" I answered. "They are from Puerto Rico and have roots in the reggaeton movement, but t ... More >>
While the United States decides their fate, asylum seekers sit in immigration detention.
Scores of great female chefs are ignored.
Time magazine recently published a feature on the 13 most influential people in the food world. The list actually included 15 people and a company, but it wasn't the fact that Time editors seemingly can't count that had readers, chefs, restaurateurs and just about everybody else in the food industry ... More >>
Slum Village, Non Stop Rebels, Noon, All Day, Boi Dru Fox Hollow May 29, 2013 "Baby will you call me... the moment... you get there. Don't forget about me baby!"-- Aretha Franklin Judging from the crowd response at Fox Hollow last night, fans have not forgotten about the Detroit rap crew Slum Vill ... More >>
ScoreMore is the successful byproduct of booking agents Sascha Stone Guttfreund and Claire Bogle trying to deliver the acts they wanted to see.
Down a man for almost the entire second half, the Houston Dynamo held on to an important 1-1 road draw against Honduran side Deportivo Olimpia. The Dynamo and Olimpia remain tied atop of the CONCACAF Champions League Group 3 standings with 4 points apiece. It didn't take long for the home team to g ... More >>
If you're anything like me, pupusas are the first thing that spring to mind when thinking of Salvadoran food. And why not: The fat, round pockets of cheese, beans, meat (and sometimes all three) are like the divine offspring of Mexican quesadillas and gorditas. They're portable and easy to consume, ... More >>
A nationwide sweep of convicted criminal aliens, immigration fugitives and "egregious" immigration violators resulted in almost 100 arrests out of the Houston field office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. ICE took in 3,100 people nationwide in its six-day "Cross Check" operation, with 74 com ... More >>
Our 100 favorite dishes in Houston.
Photo by Ronald WoanThe longest line of them all...I greeted last week's news of a second Banana Leaf with a bittersweet kind of joy. It's sad to lose the only good Chinese halal restaurant in Chinatown, but if the trade-off is getting another Banana Leaf location...then I guess it's almost a ... More >>
On Wednesday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the results of its "Cross Check" enforcement operation targeting convicted criminals who are also illegal immigrants. The sting conducted in all 50 states netted 2,901 criminals, including 125 in the Houston area. The seven- ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresAs anyone not a fan of Panama or Honduras expected, the USA and Mexico came out victorious from their CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal matches at Reliant Stadium on Wednesday night. The Stars and Stripes opened up the doubleheader with a high-scoring 1-0 victory over Panama, ... More >>
Operation Streamline costs millions, tramples the Constitution, treats migrants like cattle and doesn't work.
A tradition unlike any otherThe Mexican military leader of the investigation into the disappearance of David Michael Hartley has been beheaded, according to Texas state representative Aaron Pena and Zapata County sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez.A spokesman in the Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office c ... More >>
The world's great cuisines converge here.
An around-the-world guide to the foods of Planet Houston
A too-small dining scene gets a welcome addition.
This ball is shaped funnyThe world's biggest sporting event might be coming to a stadium near you, that is, if you want it here more than everyone else. A reception was held at City Hall Thursday to announce that Houston is holding the top spot in the bidding to host the FIFA World Cup in 2 ... More >>
In this week's feature, a man named Steve Morrison was hit in his car and killed by Rosa Villegas-Vatres, a legal immigrant from El Salvador. Villegas-Vatres was allowed to stay here through the T visa program, which was founded about nine years ago by then-Attorney General John Ashcroft as a too ... More >>
"When I'm on my last line I'm gonna let ya'll know." "Yo, yo I want to welcome... welcome everybody to Hustle Town. Are we recording? Alright, let's do this, fellas." True Houston Latino rap fans don't need us to cite the opening lines of this track or what album it appeared on, but maybe you need ... More >>
When Rocks Off started asking local musicians to fill out music-related lists as suggested in Lisa Nola's Music Listography, we never expected to get one like this one from one-man skronk-blues machine Room 101, known to a few select people as Roburt Reynolds. Reynolds, who plays Thursday at the ... More >>
Right in the middle of the Gulfton Ghetto, one school is putting on a grand experiment.
Hispanic Heritage Month started yesterday and if you didn't notice, we're betting you do today since the majority of Latinos in U.S. will be celebrating 16 de Septiembre -- Mexican Independence Day.Maybe you missed it because no other month-long celebration begins in the middle of the month. Yes ... More >>
Physically disabled young adults who weren't supposed to live this long find themselves hemmed in by an unprepared heath care system
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services is busy determining what to do with all the kids from the FLDS, but meanwhile, another group of children under TDFPS care is alleging abuse. Eight immigrant youths from the Hector Garza Treatment Center, a facility for unaccompanied minors, h ... More >>
HISD continues to send students to CEP. Whether they go there, stay there or return successfully to their home school is anyone's guess.
Romance resides at the bottom of a bottle in local cantinas
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
Ted Poe got the spotlight for a shame-based sentencing -- the victim says it was a sham
Has Amerigo's been resting on its "best restaurant in The Woodlands" laurels too long?
What does it take not to be left behind?
St. Jubilee's Bryan Contreras overcomes a harrowing background to explore the duality of the Tex-Mex thing
For 14 years David Rosenfield has been fighting with the service station next door. He just dug up his backyard in search of contamination. He found it.
Quietflex laborers laud EEOC findings after setbacks
In the '70s, Jim Harithas's radical chic collided with the CAM. Twenty-five years later, he's back, gunning his engines at the Art Car Museum.
Immigrant Hispanic workers at Quietflex spoke out. Now their struggle may reshape organized labor in Houston.
Rousting day workers under the banner of a crime crackdown
May 21 - 27, 1998
Dominique de Menil did what she pleased. Thank God.
For more than 70 years, Milby High School has educated working class kids from the East End. In the early 1960s, I was one of them. I recently went back to Milby to see not what had changed, but what, if anything, remained.
Butterflies are nature's floorshow and the Natural Science Museum's cash cow. John Watts' job is to keep the performers alive and flitting.
In Gulfton, soccer is much more than a game
From Panhandle flatlands to Guatemalan mountains, Houston doctor and artist Robert Campbell searched for a life with meaning.When he died, many said that life was his.
The employees of Allied Fibers came to America looking for work and freedom. They found work.
Why would the U.S. ship dozens of snowmobiles to the Caribbean?