Ellen Cohen

  • News

    May 29, 2014

    USDA, PETA Go After Dude Whose Primate Hit Great Day Houston Host

    They claim Brian Staples is bad at the monkey business.

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Grace Church (Obviously) Uneasy About Giving LGBTQ Community Some Protections

    Oh, the Riggle's were at it again last night at their Grace Community Church. After sending out a three-page letter last week giving their followers some of the all-caps "truths" about Houston's equal right's ordinance proposal. Their main fear, as usual: the mobs of gay and transgender people (and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    The Corner Table and City Parking Ordinance Saga Continues

    A handful of folks who live next to the popular River Oaks eatery Corner Table say the restaurant's customers are crowding the streets with parked cars because the restaurant doesn't have enough parking spots -- in violation of the city parking ordinance. Sure, this might be one of those issues to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Some Sanity Coming To Houston's Heavy Trash Pickup?

    Solid waste, in terms of heavy trash pickup, is one of those essential but annoying city services you'd just as well like to take for granted. It's essential because, obviously, you want your crap taken away when the city says it will take your crap away. It's annoying because often that job can s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    It's Now Illegal to Feed [More Than Five] Homeless People [at Once] on Public Property

    After a protracted debate and opposition from nearly every political and religious group in the city, Houston's City Council passed an ordinance last week that bans serving charitable meals on properties -- public or private -- where the property owner hadn't granted express permission for you to do ... More >>

  • News

    October 27, 2011

    Sex & the Coach

    Cops say she raped, sexted 14-year-old girl

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    HPD: No Crime Found in Gay-Mag Publisher's Claims

    The article on Ellen Cohen that started it all has been pulled​After investigating a magazine publisher's claims that he was threatened by the head of the GLBT Political Caucus last week, Houston Police have determined no criminal activity occurred and have closed the case. Caucus President ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Magazine Publisher: LGBT Caucus Prez Threatened Me

    A disagreement over Ellen Cohen​The publisher of abOUT magazine, which targets Houston's gay community, has accused the president of the GLBT Political Caucus of making threats against his safety. So who are the players? The publisher is Michael Lance Williams, better known as Cade Michals. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Las Puertas: 10 Things You May Not Know About The Doors

    "Hey Robby, don't try to look too not-stoned in our press still. Thanks, buddy."​On this day in 1965, The Doors began recording demos together, laying down some songs set to Jim Morrison's freaky poems. Nearly 50 years later, the band is an exalted classic-rock group, firmly implanted in that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    RIP Gay Montrose? Community Members Say Yes, No and Maybe So

    According to some, Montrose is seeing fewer rainbows these days.​Montrose's "gayborhood" status is officially over. Or it's just like it has been for the past five to ten years. It depends on who you ask. Hair Balls recently spoke with various movers and shakers of the neighborhood's GLBT co ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2011

    Five Jobs for Fastow

    Enron honcho needs work.

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Kristi Thibaut: Former State Rep Announces for At-Large Council Seat

    Kristi Thibaut: Running for council.​Kristi Thibaut, the Democrat who rode the 2008 Obama surge into a single term in the state legislature representing Memorial and the west side of town, has announced she is running for the at-large City Council seat being vacated by term-limited Sue Lovell. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Former State Rep Ellen Cohen Gearing Up for a Council Race?

    Ellen Cohen doesn't sound like she's ready for retirement​With Anne Clutterbuck term-limited out of representing her posh and semi-posh southwest side district in 2011, who's going to take her place? Former state rep Ellen Cohen, fresh off being a victim of the GOP tsunami, apparently is read ... More >>

  • Music

    October 28, 2010

    Little Haus on Upper Kirby

    Sixteen years in, Hans' Bierhaus is as good as ever.

  • Calendar

    October 7, 2010

    Fourth Annual Montrose Pub Crawl

    Prowl lower Westheimer bars in your costume

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2009

    Abstinence Education In Texas To Take A Hit

    Hey kids, break out the condoms!! All those millions of dollars in abstinence education -- as we all know, the only thing keeping you from having sex -- is going away!Not all of it, to be honest. But more than half.The Legislative Budget Board told a House committee in Austin this morning that Texas ... More >>

  • News

    August 10, 2006
  • News

    July 27, 2006

    Changes in Attitude

    When voters elected Martha Wong, they thought they were sending a moderate Republican to Austin. Critics say once there, she took a right turn. Now her district is rethinking its representation.

  • News

    November 27, 1997
  • News

    April 4, 1996

    Ana's Angel

    Jay Hamburger rushed in where others feared to tread ... only to find that no good deed goes unpunished