Just as we predicted in our cover story on the Texas Agriculture Commissioner race last November, it has turned into one of the best political circuses since Claytie Williams went on his dove hunt, opened his arrogant, chauvinistic pie-hole, and handed Ann Richards the last statewide Democratic vict ... More >>
Yet again a Texas court has absolved a teacher for being pervy with a student, thanks to a court ruling last year connected to a Houston case. A Fort Worth teacher in this 30s was let off the hook recently and the case dismissed after being arrested for getting all PG/PG-13 with a student at Baxter ... More >>
Until last December, Hewitt-based Happy Endings Dog Rescue paid hundreds of thousands of dollars a year to board dogs at the Lavon-based Camp Diggy Bones kennel. But word went out among the animal rescue community that Happy Endings, run by a woman named Linda Robinson-Pardo, suddenly lost a major ... More >>
You may not have the foggiest notion what Proposition 6 is -- and/or you may not care -- but the proposition to change the state constitution to allow funding of the state water plan has got a few fancy supporters, including Attorney Gen. Greg Abbott and Sen. Wendy Davis, the two frontrunners for th ... More >>
About an hour after the close of the second special session of the 83rd Texas Legislature Gov. Rick Perry did what he said he would and called a third special session roughly an hour if the second special session -- the one where the state lege pushed through the anti-abortion bill but choked again ... More >>
Haven't had a chance to peruse this week's feature yet? Catch up on our list of the 30 essential Texas restaurants and then meet us back here. Synchronize Swatches! There have been plenty of questions asked by readers confounded by how some of their favorite Texas restaurants could have been left o ... More >>
Eat here before you die.
Tuesday night was a groundbreaking night in the history of this country. No, I'm not referring to the election of an African-American president (technically, a re-election), we had already crossed that off the social bucket list four years ago. Breaking down racial barriers is so 2008. No, I'm talk ... More >>
A nursing professor has sued the Texas Board of Nursing for disciplining him after it stumbled onto an online chat where he talked of his "fantasies of sexual contact with minors." Rodney Wayne Hicks' lawsuit reported by Courthouse New Service, says no evidence of pedophilia was presented in his ca ... More >>
Pesky little complaints like pollution, flaming water and abandoned homes continue to cast doubt on the argument that drilling into shale will benefit all.
When Steve Lipsky blamed fracking for turning his water well into a flamethrower, he set off an epic battle between the EPA and Texas.
It had all the earmarks of the next big college football scandal. Alas, what initially appeared to be a potentially program-crippling drug epidemic within the TCU football team may turn out to be on the level of mere regular college shenanigans. Taking a page out of Jose Canseco's book (Remember C ... More >>
photo via spoonforkbacon.comI remember the first time I had La Madeleine's tomato basil soup. It was freakishly cold in February of 2004 in Austin. We got almost two inches of snow on Valentine's Day, the most snow Austin received at one time in the past decade. We were starving, freezing and g ... More >>
Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Houston Food Adventures: Phaedra is back and blogging, and just in time to help ... More >>
We prefer Irving to Houston, thank you very muchExxonMobil, which has a large downtown Houston presence (right near the Houston Press; we heartily recommend the cafeteria), but rumors that it will be building and moving into a large campus on the city's north side are apparently untrue.ExxonMobil ... More >>
White House photoJoe Biden reacts after reading a Texas textbook and discovering the middle name of the guy next to himThe only good thing about the State Board of Education's ongoing textbook hearing is that it will soon be over. We hope.As yesterday's hearing dragged on and on into the night, o ... More >>
Houston lawyer Barbara Ann Radnofsky, who plans to challenge Greg Abbott as a Democratic candidate in next year's Attorney General race, must feel that the spotlight isn't shining bright enough from her speaking gig at tonight's Tarrant County Young Democrats Gubernatorial Forum at Texas Christia ... More >>
Courtesy Chuck PotterThe raid, where everything was fine and dandyA lot of people were up in arms about the raid by Fort Worth police and TABC agents on the Rainbow Lounge, a gay bar in Fort Worth.Patrons were beat up because, cops reportedly said, they were making goo-goo eyes at police, or howe ... More >>
Richard Justice is a columnist, not a reporter. And as part of his job, he's supposed to give his opinions, no matter how wrong I think they usually are. But that said, when he's writing an opinion piece trashing Klein High School's Matthew Purke for turning down a $4-million-a-year contract ... More >>
Someone gets your social, ruins your credit, upends your life. And gets away free and clear.
Photo by Robb WalshMy old friend Bud Kennedy from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram e-mailed me this morning. Since his favorite Tex-Mex joint in San Antonio, Karam's, is out of business, he wanted some suggestions on where to go in San Antonio for old-fashioned enchiladas. I told him that Blanco Cafe wa ... More >>
A month ago Texas Monthly editor Jake Silverstein promised subscribers an upcoming Gary Cartwright "screed" against modern-day sportswriting, and it's here.And it bored, mostly. Precis: No one writes as good as we did back in the old days.At least Cartwright calls people out by name: Cedric Golden a ... More >>
Photo courtesy Court of Criminal Appeals Sharon Keller's in the middle. Take our word for it.A state rep from Fort Worth has called for the impeachment of Sharon Keller, the chief justice of the Criminal Court of Appeals.Rep. Lon Burnam wants her taken to task for the infamous incident in 200 ... More >>
Thank goodness it's still popular in the small towns of the Chicken-Fried Steak Belt.
She was always more than what she seemed
Hands off the Bolivar ferry, Al Qaeda!
Hopeful beggars shake their virtual cups online
A Houston priest is suspended after decades of molestation accusations
After his latest CD, few of Pat Green's fans are feeling like Lucky Ones
Texas author explores the people who made pool cool
Despite the mounting evidence of innocence, a convict remains in prison
Eleven artists work up a show about Houston past and present
Almost nobody -- not even the trial judge or the victim -- thinks John Michael Harvey molested a child. So why's he still serving 40 years in prison?
The Chronicle's film critic doubles as a pinko commie naysayer
Debra Duncan pays her dues, hits her cues and hopes to be the next Oprah
So you know Houston's goats, heroes and high points? Think again.
George's civic slur
The Chron doesn't deliver, and brags about it
The question is why
Bank on it: The Rangers sale will haunt the governor's run for president in 2000
Suddenly, as the year 2000 approaches, Phillip Arnold's study of first-century apocalyptic Christians is more than a scholarly pursuit
From 4-H to Miss Molly, Hadden Sayers keeps aiming for the next plateau