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  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    'I Did What I Had to Do,' Says Mailman Accused of Killing Dog With Rock

    Houston may have a high number of dog attacks on postal workers, but it's a Fort Worth letter carrier who's taking heat for allegedly killing a family's dog with a rock. Lawrence Brown says the mailman, whose name has not been released, admitted to caving in the 5-year-old Yorkshire terrier's skull ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Weather Channel's Snarky Social Media Editor Probably Lost Their Job (UPDATED)

    Update:Looks like the Weather Channel is still working on damage control. We got the following statement from "This morning one of our team members used sarcasm in an unfortunate and unacceptable way on our Twitter account. It was not our intention to offend and we are sorry that we †... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Is Jim Hogan a Trojan Horse in Democratic Run-off?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Another Teacher Wins in Sexting Case

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    248 Dogs Face Uncertain Future, And Their Rescue Organization Won't Tell us Why

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott Agree on One Thing (Proposition 6)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2013

    Perry Calls Third Special Session After Transportation Bill Flops Again

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants: Surprising Shut-Outs

    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 >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013

    30 Essential Texas Restaurants

    Eat here before you die.

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    5 College Football Players Who Would Have Chosen Colorado With New Weed Laws

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2012

    Rodney Wayne Hicks: Nursing Prof Sues Over His Sex-With-Minors Chats

    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 >>

  • News

    September 20, 2012

    New Cracks in the Frack

    Pesky little complaints like pollution, flaming water and abandoned homes continue to cast doubt on the argument that drilling into shale will benefit all.

  • News

    April 26, 2012

    State and EPA Battle Over Fracking, Flaming Well Water

    When Steve Lipsky blamed fracking for turning his water well into a flamethrower, he set off an epic battle between the EPA and Texas.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    So Maybe Those TCU Football Player Drug Test Failure Estimates Were A Bit Off

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Copycat vs. Real Deal: La Madeleine Tomato Basil Soup

    photo via​I 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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    ExxonMobil Not Moving To Houston, Chief Says

    We prefer Irving to Houston, thank you very much​ExxonMobil, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    State Board Of Ed's Latest Wingnut Brainstorm: Use Barack Hussein Obama In Textbooks

    White House photoJoe Biden reacts after reading a Texas textbook and discovering the middle name of the guy next to him​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    Radnofsky's Claim About Texas Marriages Is Quite A Stretch

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Fort Worth Police, TABC Clear Themselves In Gay-Bar Raid

    Courtesy Chuck PotterThe raid, where everything was fine and dandy​A 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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    The Texas Rangers, A Klein High Kid And Richard Justice

    ​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 >>

  • News

    June 25, 2009

    ID Theft

    Someone gets your social, ruins your credit, upends your life. And gets away free and clear.

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Tex-Mex in San Antone

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2009

    Texas Monthly Hates Houston Sports Columnists, Others

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    If There's No Money for Textbooks in Texas Next Year Can We At Least Do Away With the State Board of Education and Its Fights?

    In Texas, the Permanent School Fund is used to pay for new textbooks each year. With the economy in the dumpster, the fund's reserves are too low to pay for new textbooks, it has been concluded by those charged with such things. This is especially a shame since the State Board of Education puts a lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    One Of Our Turkeys Of The Year Might Be Impeached

    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 2007 where she closed the court's offices sharply at 5 pm, even though a lawyer for a Death Row inmate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Chronicle Hops On The Obama Bandwagon

    Eyebrows were raised all around Houston -- really!! We saw one!! -- when the Houston Chronicle endorsed Barack Obama for president, their first Democratic-presidential endorsement since LBJ (What, Dukakis didn't excite them?) Texas Monthly editor Evan Smith predicted that all five of the state's to ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    I Love CFS

    Thank goodness it's still popular in the small towns of the Chicken-Fried Steak Belt.

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    Remembering Molly

    She was always more than what she seemed

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    Beach Patrol

    Hands off the Bolivar ferry, Al Qaeda!

  • News

    April 20, 2006

    Money for Nothing

    Hopeful beggars shake their virtual cups online

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Not in Good Standing

    A Houston priest is suspended after decades of molestation accusations

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Crapped Out

    After his latest CD, few of Pat Green's fans are feeling like Lucky Ones

  • Calendar

    January 15, 2004

    Sure Shot

    Texas author explores the people who made pool cool

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    Heart Broken

    Despite the mounting evidence of innocence, a convict remains in prison

  • Culture

    September 18, 2003

    The Good, the Bad and the Humidity

    Eleven artists work up a show about Houston past and present

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    Penned In

    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?

  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Bashing Bush

    The Chronicle's film critic doubles as a pinko commie naysayer

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    Heir Time

    Debra Duncan pays her dues, hits her cues and hopes to be the next Oprah

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Overblown and Underrated

    So you know Houston's goats, heroes and high points? Think again.

  • Dining

    January 11, 2001

    Chicken-Fried Honor

    George's civic slur

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Too Close to Call

    The Chron doesn't deliver, and brags about it

  • News

    March 25, 1999
  • News

    January 29, 1998

    Bush's Big Score

    Bank on it: The Rangers sale will haunt the governor's run for president in 2000

  • News

    July 18, 1996

    Troubleshooter for the Millennium

    Suddenly, as the year 2000 approaches, Phillip Arnold's study of first-century apocalyptic Christians is more than a scholarly pursuit

  • Music

    January 26, 1995

    Nice Guy, Nice Songs

    From 4-H to Miss Molly, Hadden Sayers keeps aiming for the next plateau