Houston now has an unlikely new pot dealer. Well, sort of. This month, Texas Children's Hospital will break new ground in medical marijuana research, starting an FDA-approved clinical trial of Epidiolex, an experimental marijuana-based pharmaceutical used to treat seizure disorders. The clinic tri ... More >>
As is typical before any scheduled execution, attorneys for death-row inmate Willie Trottie are fighting the clock. As Trottie - a Harris County man convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend and her brother in 1993 - awaits his date with the country's most active death chamber tomorrow, his appellate ... More >>
Opinions on pot are changing in the Lone Star State.
McConaughey sheds 40 pounds to play AIDS victim and entrepreneur.
What do they really mean?
Purdue Pharma makes Oxycontin. In fact, Purdue has made $27 billion selling the drug since it was introduced in 1996. In case you weren't aware, Oxycontin is a powerful opiate painkiller -- it's twice as potent as morphine -- that is coveted by opiate-lovers in the drug-using community. Indeed: Ox ... More >>
Satisfy Tex-Mex cravings with one of these offerings.
We've come along way from the plague years when HIV was a death sentence. We're living in the days when some believe a cure is on the horizon and when the tests to find out if you've contracted the disease are getting faster and more precise. It's becoming ever more clear that the key to dealing wi ... More >>
Whenever we buy products from a grocery store, we usually don't second guess where it came from. If a sign for shrimp says that it is from the Gulf of Mexico, we believe it. We are a very trusting society when it comes to purchasing food or drinks from a supermarket, farmers market or grocery store, ... More >>
The Drug Enforcement Administration took steps today against synthetic stimulants and cannabinoids So if that little froggie pictured above used synthetics to get the sly semi-smile look some drug users get when they finally figure out the world (only to eventually forget what it was that had occur ... More >>
Houston's 10 Best Patios
In a big, bold move that throws The Original Ninfa's on Navigation an ever-so-slightly threatening glance, El Tiempo Cantina opens today on Navigation Boulevard, just a stone's throw away from Ninfa's. While the El Tiempo building structure is brand spanking new to Navigation, the family that owns t ... More >>
David France's stirring history of ACT UP.
The history and survival of ACT UP.
Katsuya Chefs David and Kenji were recently at Houston's Recipe House for a June Chef Surprise. Guests were treated to a sushi and sashimi demonstration and tasting from Chef Kenji and a dinner served family-style from Chef David. Recipe House is part of Recipe for Success, a foundation dedicated t ... More >>
It's been a strange season for the Aeros. They shot off to a quick start, having the best record in the league for the first month or so. Then the injury bug hit the parent club, and key player after key player got the call to join the Wild, leaving the Aeros depleted and relying on young players ... More >>
Won't sell morning-after pill
Won't sell morning-after pill to man.
No Plan B for you, dudeIf you keep a Plan B morning-after pill around for emergencies, sometimes it's going to get used, which means you're going to have to go get a new one, right? And if you're a chivalrous dude, you'll offer to do the chore yourself. That's what Isaac Kurtz set out to do ... More >>
Here's a warning for anyone out there considering blogging or tweeting anything questioning the greatness of cancer-curing Houston doc Stanislaw Burzynski: You will probably be threatened by the head of marketing for the Burzynski Patient Support Group. We first heard about loose cannon Marc Stephe ... More >>
It's hot outside, folks. We're starting to think the Aztecs were onto something, and if we could find a virgin and a sharp knife we might see if a little human sacrifice would appease the hateful sun god. Until then, we'll have to settle for staying indoors and drinking many tall glasses of f ... More >>
Thomas R. Karsten believes he has a vaccine for cokeWhile a Houston doctor thinks he has found the cure for cocaine addiction, bureaucratic red tape is hindering the vaccine's approval and building doubts for its future success. "My hopes are pretty simple: number one, find some company in t ... More >>
Samir Itani got rich sending expired food overseas to U.S. troops in the Middle East.
Fake weed's final freewheeling days
Perhaps a firing squad?Sodium thiopental, the drug that the state of Texas so desperately needs for its executions, is approved by the FDA for use only as an anesthetic. On the market for more than 70 years, it has been largely replaced in American hospitals by other anesthesia, according to ... More >>
Photo by Daniel KramerStanlislaw Burzynsk: Coming soon to a theater near youHouston's Stanislaw Burzynski, who sells a so-called cancer treatment to patients who have had to mortgage homes to meet his steep fees, has found another major supporter: A NYC-based animator named Eric Merola has just c ... More >>
Is the Omega Protein company overfishing the most important fish in the sea?
Craig Hlavaty Collective Soul, House of Blues, September 1: "Collective Soul is no one's idea of a Southern Rock band, but the band did manage to prove a point or two. First, nostalgically speaking, the '80s are over. The '90s are where the money is. Second, Kings of Leon hardly sprung from a vac ... More >>
Craig HlavatyMusician, author, animal-rights activist (and probably a couple of other titles we're leaving out) Kinky Friedman announced Monday he was withdrawing as a candidate for governor in next March's Democratic primary and instead seeking the office of Agriculture Commissioner, a post p ... More >>
The mass shooting at Fort Hood was just one of a growing number of troubling military deaths, murders and suicides.
Is Houston about to become America's coffee capital?
Photo by elvissaToday's Chron column by Lisa Falkenberg, headlined "Finally, a bit of good news out of BARC," might have been more accurately titled "When Public Relations Attacks!" What the column lacks in actual news value and insight, it makes up for by highlighting what might be one of BARC's th ... More >>
This Valentine's weekend may be your best chance to eat oysters for years to come
That stuff flowing from the faucet is safe, cheap and environmental
Ray Hafner We can't quite put our finger on it, but something seems shady... So I was just strolling through the Galleria last weekend to pick up some shoes and a Chinese herbal tea infusion set when I spotted this three-story banner ad for the Hotze Health and Wellness Center. "Health and welln ... More >>
How taking a Parkinson's disease wonder drug apparently makes some people want to gamble and have sex all the time
PCBs may prompt a first-ever warning against bay speckled trout fishing
Illuminata's new production is as counterculture as its hero
This Spike Lee joint is a cockeyed, self-righteous and graceless diatribe
Which Houston restaurants are swapping pork for veal?
A bacon-packed burger that arteries loathe and taste buds love
A new book detailing the "dark side of the all-American meal" could use a little more beef itself
Fireflies are dissapearing from the night sky
End of the Road
Zonagen Inc. took its name from Bonnie Dunbar's groundbreaking research into contraceptive vaccines. Then, when she wasn't looking, the company took her research.