Fort Bend County

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    November 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Modest Mouse, Olivia Newton-John, etc.

    Modest Mouse Bayou Music Center, November 7 Nearly capsizing after 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank baffled most of the latecomer fans who arrived with 2004's unlikely Top 40 single "Float On," idiosyncratic Washington State indie-rockers Modest Mouse have stayed on the road and out of ... More >>

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    July 2, 2014

    The Mystery of Mary Sarah: Country Music's Next Star?

    Many critics believe that for the past few years, country music has been experiencing the kind of artistic bankruptcy that comes along once in a generation. But now something odd is happening, and the unlikely catalyst is a teenager from Fort Bend County who once confessed her "MAJOR" crush on Justi ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Petiton Urges Killing Plan to Cut Down Forest in Section of Terry Hershey Park

    Terry Hershey Park is known for its lush wooded areas and the trails that lace through them. But now some locals are worried that it won't stay that way after the Harris County Commissioner's Court authorized a study of the area that points toward the creation of a detention basin for the water down ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Saturday Night: Ray Price at Stafford Centre

    Ray Price Stafford Centre January 12, 2013 Ray Price has seen scoundrels, outlaws and pop-star pretty boys rule over country music for most of his lifetime, but he sounds determined to go out the same gentlemanly crooner he's always been, the picture of stoicism to the last. Price, who celebrated ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Goodbye, Goldfish and Hello, Caballo

    As our own Josh Justice hinted at in last week's round-up of jinxed restaurant locations, there is indeed a steakhouse moving into the old La Strada spot on Westheimer. According to a press release that went out this week, La Casa del Caballo -- the second location of "the most internationally popu ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    DOJ Eyes Will Be On the Ground in Harris, Fort Bend counties on Election Day

    Voters in Harris and Fort Bend counties will get an extra treat on Election Day: Federal poll watchers. As a result of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (now 47 years old!), the federal government attempts to make sure every registered voter regardless of race, color "or membership in a minority langua ... More >>

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    October 3, 2012

    UPDATED: Memorable Houston Concerts of 1992

    UPDATE (2:03 p.m.): Alice In Chains was advertised but dropped out, and was replaced with Australia's Baby Animals. The year 1992 was an important one for me as far as Houston concerts are concerned: It's the first time I went to a concert within the Houston city limits, the "Outside Broadcast" leg ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Carlos Alvarado: Murders, Burns, Buries His "Queen" Of A Wife, Cops Say

    When KTRK interviewed Carlos Antonio Alvarado, 45, about his missing wife, they say he looked into the camera and addressed the presumed kidnappers by saying ""Isabel Alvarado is not a normal person. She is a queen. And you have no right to put your dirty hands on her." Sunday he was charged with k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Bruce McMillian: Former Star Chef Accused of Molesting Kids Will Be in Prison Until He's 84

    Bruce McMillian: Gone for, probably, the rest of his life​Bruce McMillian, the former chef for the ultra-upscale restaurant Tony's, has gotten a 75-year sentence on charges of molesting children. Under Texas law he will have to serve at least 35 years in prison before becoming eligible for pa ... More >>

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    September 1, 2011

    Bruce McMillian: Former Tony's Chef Accused Of Molesting Kids Will Be in Prison Until He's 84

    Bruce McMillian: Gone for, probably, the rest of his life​Bruce McMillian, the former chef for the ultra-upscale restaurant Tony's, has gotten a 75-year sentence on charges of molesting children. Under Texas law he will have to serve at least 35 years in prison before becoming eligible for pa ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Leadbelly's "Midnight Special" Prison in Sugar Land Closing (Although It Might Not Be the Prison He "Wrote" It in)

    Texas legislators are likely to agree to closing the century-old Central Unit prison in Sugar Land, mostly because it sits on land near the airport that can be developed. It's one of several Texas Department of Criminal Justice units in the area; a compound of four units is nearby in unincorporated ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    How Much Do Local Bands Get Paid At Shows?

    Hollywood FLOSS on FacebookHollywood FLOSS​Most of us go to concerts, stand in the crowd and gaze in awe at performers onstage. While we're there, we might even become a little green with envy. Lights, cameras, confidence and everyone's attention - who wouldn't want that? Rocks Off, however, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Robert Douglas Dewitt: Soldier Traded Sex Photos With Fort Bend Pre-Teen

    Cell phone leads to trouble of the sex-up-minors kind​Basic training in the Army can be a drag, so it's small wonder that a man might seek diversion. When that diversion involves sending videos of himself masturbating to a 12-year-old girl, and getting similarly explicit photos in return, the ... More >>

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    August 10, 2010

    Larry Dressendorfer: Terrible Bike Bandit, Terrific Mugshot Poser

    Photo courtesy FBSOLarry Dressendorfer: It's a GREAT day to get a mugshot!!​Last Saturday, Richmond police officer Michael Hicks was dispatched to a high noon disturbance in the parking lot of Rosita's Bail Bonds downtown in Fort Bend's quaint old county seat. There they found an irate man collec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Tiffani Mayes, Houston Cop: You Made Some Traffic-Court Defendant Very Happy Today

    Photo via KTRKArrested at court: that can't be good for the resume​When you get a ticket you want to fight, standard operating procedure if you don't want to spring for a lawyer is show up and hope the cop that gave it to you is absent.You look around -- there's plenty of time to do so -- and your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Friday Night Lights, Houston Style: The Difference Between High School Football In Texas And Pennsylvania

    Photos by Paul Knight​Hair Balls traveled to a high school football game this weekend with a native Pennsylvanian to see how high school football in that state matches up against high school football in Texas. We went to Rosenberg to watch a Saturday night match up between the B.F. Terry Ran ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Friday Night Lights, Houston-Style: Hightower-Dulles, And Ranking The Best

    Photos by Paul Knight / Click here for a full slideshow​Hair Balls watched a game about a month ago between two old HISD rivals, and we noticed that the stands were a little empty and the game play was a little soft. We found an old Madison coach, Richard Blair, who told us that he thought H ... More >>

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Sex and Soccer

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

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    August 24, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Death At The Movies...And The Firehouse

    ​Damian Scott was restless. He woke up in his home at around 4:30 a.m. Friday, told his wife to go back to sleep and walked out to the garage. Then he hopped in his car, closed the door, turned on the engine and started watching a DVD. The garage door was shut. Back inside the house, at 10137 I ... More >>

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    August 11, 2009

    This Is One Way To Report A Story, We Guess

    ​All the BARC brouhaha today brought us an interesting bit of e-mail correspondence, forwarded to us from a chain that began with a Houston Chronicle reporter.Rebecca Maitland, a freelancer who writes occasionally for the Chron's Fort Bend zoned edition, was doing a story on animal shelters in tha ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Simonton's Place In History, Revisited

    Simonton, Texas doesn't figure in many history books. Orville Schell thinks it should. Schell, a former correspondent for the New Yorker, believes that it was in this northwest Fort Bend County hamlet that Chinese-American relations finally normalized.In 1979, Deng Xiaoping became the first senior C ... More >>

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    August 19, 2008

    Big Plans in Little Sugar Land: Pro Baseball and Concerts Coming to the Brazos?

    It’s a prominent national trend: sterile but affluent suburbs all over strip-mall and cul-de-sac America scramble to retro-fit with culture, fun, a municipal center. You know, one of them-there “downtown” thingies. The Woodlands has already done so. Lisa Gray at the Chronicle wrote about the ... More >>

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    February 2, 2007

    Bad Advice

    Imagine you are a tourist here in town. You have a room at one of the seeming dozens of swanky new downtown hotels. You've been to the zoo and the museums and now you want to see what Houston's all about after dark, so you head over to the downtown visitor's center in city hall and pick up a few of ... More >>

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    January 4, 2007
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    January 12, 2006
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    August 18, 2005

    Live Sex Chat

    Get the dirt on doin' the dirty with these college ladies

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    June 23, 2005

    Got Your Health

    How much more can you cut?

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    March 31, 2005

    Wretched Excess

    Sludge, spread across the land, makes some people vomit and others very rich

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    January 27, 2005
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    November 4, 2004

    Daddy Day Care

    Bars and kids -- perfect together in Houston

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    June 10, 2004

    Sweet Charity

    For years Tom DeLay has used nonprofits to help himself. Now the heat is on.

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    March 11, 2004

    Young Loves

    Tom Zaratti was just a lawyer of modest means, looking out for his boy. Then the revelations began.

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    November 27, 2003

    Stealth Statue

    Sssh! There's a secret project under way for the senior Bush

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    Richmond's Burning

    Ten people have been shot on the Richmond Strip since May. And this is where we want to send thousands of Super Bowl fans?

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Playas on Parade

    Halloween brought out the inner pimp in all of us, but some playas dont go away after the holiday

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    Holier Than Thou

    Channel 13 and the Chronicle squabble over a pothole story

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    April 5, 2001


    The arts council director departs after accusations of board conflicts

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    February 8, 2001

    Parking Whoa

    More than spectators will be reined in by the loss of the rodeo's wide-open spaces

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    December 30, 1999

    Houstowne, Texas

    Shrouded by mists and unrecovered documents, the history of Houston is still worth a probe

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    February 25, 1999

    Buffalo Bill

    Legislation would cut citizens out of the process

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    December 17, 1998
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    August 27, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 27 - September 2, 1998

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    June 4, 1998

    No Relief in Sight

    Traffic congestion will remain a problem for westside streets as the Westpark Tollroad and the HOV-lane projects are stalled

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    April 24, 1997
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    April 18, 1996
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    February 22, 1996
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    January 4, 1996
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    July 6, 1995
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    June 15, 1995
  • Dining

    March 16, 1995

    Manna from Sugar Land

    Magnus Hansson's new bakery-cafe is worth an expedition

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