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  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    State Attacks Whole Women's Health in Battle Over Anti-Abortion Bill

    Clinics continue to rail against the state's new abortion law in court, a law that has closed almost half the abortion clinics in Texas through more stringent facilities requirements and required hospital admitting privileges. Whole Woman's Health has closed clinics in Beaumont, McAllen and Austin ... 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

    August 14, 2013

    JFK, Oswald, and Nick Beef: A Mystery Solved

    JFK assassination conspiracy theorists probably felt a pang of disappointment when the New York Times revealed the (non)-mystery behind the curiously monikered grave marker beside Lee Harvey Oswald's grave in Fort Worth. For 15 years, conspiracy theorists and pilgrims to Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    State Rep Wants to Force Universities to Allow Faculty to Research Intelligent Design, Thousand-Head Giants, and Earth-Creating Ravens

    The current legislative session has been, as far as we can tell at Hair Balls, a series of marginal victories for the state's education system. The voucher system State Sen. Dan Patrick attempted to instill -- the same kind that's beset Georgia in corrupt conflicts; the same sort that's hollowed Lou ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 17, 2013

    30 Essential Texas Restaurants

    Eat here before you die.

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    Internet Commenters Joke About Homeless Man Crushed in Trash Compactor

    Just the other day, I wrote about a man who commented up to 70 times per day on the Sacramento Bee Web site and how he wouldn't even make the top 20 on the site, according to the paper's managing editor. Internet commenters are a strange and fascinating breed, to be sure. They can be witty or vile, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    Those Concerns Over Fracking Haven't Gone Away

    A lot of people still hold onto fracking as the latest great hope for a clean, efficient, prosperity-producing bit of environmental manna from heaven. But doubts and concerns across the nation continue to grow, and the picture has become more clouded. Fluctuating markets don't help clear things up, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Pat Green: "I Don't Feel Like I Needed Rebooting"

    Did Pat Green save country music? That is a contentious question no matter on which side of the Red River you're standing, but it's also a little beside the point. Nurtured by the storytelling culture of legendary Central Texas singer-songwriter rooms like New Braunfels' Gruene Hall and San Marcos' ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Last Night: Steve Earle & The Dukes At Stafford Centre

    Steve Earle & the Dukes, The Mastersons Stafford Centre for the Performing Arts April 25, 2012 After three decades of music, mischief and critical accolades, it might come as a surprise to some to find Steve Earle performing at the relatively out-of-the-way (by Inner Loop standards) Centre for the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Texans Getting Dumber: More Are Playing the Lottery

    Step right up.​In these tough economic times, there's no greater financial plan than putting your money into a game where the odds of winning are relatively microscopic. Right? Apparently that's what a lot of Texans think: This year, for the first time in ten years, there has been an increas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Ten Tunnels Of Texas: Some Pretty, Some Odd, Some Bat-Infested

    Love tunnels not included​A while back we presented a dozen of the most beautiful bridges in Texas, a state most people don't normally associate with bridges. They associate it even less with tunnels. Texas isn't exactly a mountainous state, and wherever there's a big outcropping there's gene ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    The 10 Worst Things Texas Has Given To The Modern World

    It's not nature's way, it's Houston's​If we were to list all the great, terrific things Texas, Our Texas has given to civilization, we would be here all day. (Two words: Jessica Simpson.) Unfortunately, Texas has also gifted America and the world with some things the world and America would n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    Possum Kingdom On Fire: The Official Video

    Possum Kingdom, the beloved state park west of Fort Worth -- celebrated in song by The Toadies -- has been very unlucky when it comes to the wildfires hitting west and north Texas. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department has released some official video of the event, including interviews with firefig ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 2: Ozzie Rogers of III Forks

    ​Yesterday, EOW sat down with Chef and Proprietor Ozzie Rogers of III Forks Houston to discuss all things beef. Today, we find out what he likes to snack on when he's not behind the broiler. And then we talk more about beef. Eating Our Words: You haven't been in Houston that long, but are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Weed In Texas: The Top Seven Stories Of The Year

    Merry Christmas: our Top Weed Stories. ​It's been a decent year for potheads. So what if Prop 19 didn't pass in California, because medical marijuana laws, even in places outside that dirty hippy state, expanded. This year ends with two more states, Arizona and New Jersey, along with Washington, D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Visiting One of America's Top Ten New Restaurants

    Shrimp toast.​As a longtime subscriber to Bon Appetit magazine, I am generally disappointed year after year when Houston's illustrious restaurant scene is completely neglected in the magazine's annual restaurant issue. Sadly, this year was no different, but I was at least able to take a bit o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2010

    RealFilms Screening: Living with the Trinity

    How the Trinity River made political history

  • News

    April 29, 2010

    Readers Miss Robb

    And viewers of our chef tats piece weigh in on the ink.

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Cowboy Tales From The Rodeo: From The Hockey Rink To Steer Wrestling

    Steer wrestler Nick Guy. ​Rodeo cowboys basically live on the road, traveling with men and women crazy enough to ride, rope and wrestle live animals for a paycheck. Each day, Hair Balls is asking a different cowboy to tell us a little bit about himself and his wildest story from a life of rodeo. N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Dan Jenkins's Favorite Cheese Enchiladas

    ​Yesterday, I ate some of Molina's "Enchiladas de Tejas," old-fashioned cheese enchiladas in chili con carne topped with raw onions. When I was researching the "Temples of Tex-Mex" feature, I heard about this dish from Tex-Mex enthusiast and legendary sports writer Dan Jenkins. "The first ti ... 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

    September 11, 2009

    Houston Companies Don't Do Too Badly In Survey Of Gay-Friendly Workplaces

    ​The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has issued its latest rankings of how businesses treat their gay and lesbian employees, and things look a little better than last year.The report gave 305 businesses a top score of 100 this year; that's an increase from last year's 260. Eleven of the top 20 Fo ... More >>

  • News

    September 3, 2009
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    August 28, 2009

    Texas Blind Salamander Blues

    Photo by Robb Walsh​The Texas blind salamander lives in a dark cave in San Marcos and doesn't see very well, hence the blues-guitarist moniker. It's also an endangered species. Blind Salamander Pale Ale from Rahr Brewery in Fort Worth is the first of a new series called "Rare Breed" beers. Eac ... More >>

  • News

    August 20, 2009

    Gay Panic in Cowtown

    The police raid on the Rainbow Lounge rocked the calm world of Fort Worth gays.

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas, Part 2: "Trinity"

    [Note: This week Rocks Off is looking at the musical heritage, highs and lows, for each of the five possible states that might result should Texas secede from the U.S. like Gov. Rick Perry wants it to. Yesterday we began with the Panhandle/West Texas "Palo Duro" territory; today it's northeastern qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    How To Celebrate Gay Pride Day In Fort Worth: Bust Some Heads

    How did cops in Fort Worth celebrate the 40th anniversary of Stonewall, that epic day when gays fought back against cops harassing them in a bar? By harassing gays in a bar. Allegedly.Protests have sprung up in Cowtown over events at the Rainbow Lounge Sunday night.The Dallas Voice reports: Sources ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    School Districts Don't Need To Close To Protect Funding, TEA Says

    When the Fort Worth school district made the seemingly bizarre decision to close down for a week even though they hadn't experienced a single confirmed case of swine flu, there were some rumblings that FWISD officials were more concerned about budgets than parents.Parents might have to spend a week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    Swine Flu Closes Three HISD Schools, Episcopal High -- And All Of Fort Worth ISD (UPDATED)

    HISD has announced two schools have closed until further notice because of possible -- but not confirmed -- cases of swine flu.Harvard Elementary and Hamilton Middle School, both in the Heights, are the schools."Late last night the City of Houston Health Department informed HISD Superintendent Abela ... More >>

  • News

    April 23, 2009

    Tea Parties and Tex-Mex:

    There's always someone offended over something these days

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Tonight: Son Volt at the Continental Club

    No doubt we'll hear this, a highlight from the band's most recent album, 2007's The Search... "Methamphetamine," live at Fort Worth's Main Street Arts Festival, April 2008

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    The Roosevelt Special at the Original in Fort Worth

    Commenting on the Palmetto Inn's Number #10 Dinner, a plate of cheese enchiladas with chili and queso Jim Sherman wrote: "Needs a sunnyside-up fried egg on top!" That reminded me of another famous Tex-Mex dish--the "Roosevelt Special" at the Original Mexican Eats Café on Camp Bowie Boulevard in For ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    Fort Worth's School Superintendent Has A Bigger Salary Than Houston's

    Houston, you have been dissed by Fort Worth. Fort Worth.That cowtown up north has gone all big-time, paying its school superintendent the highest salary in the state. Abe Saavedra here in Houston has been relegated to the poverty line.Fort Worth ISD superintendent Melody Johnson received a 1.4 perce ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 3, 2008

    Temples of Tex-Mex: A Diner's Guide to the State's Oldest Mexican Restaurants

    We took a pilgrimage in search of old-fashioned tamales, chili con carne and cheese enchiladas

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    No Show: EMC Expos

    A long line of people say they've been stiffed by Rolando Dumagan and company.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2007

    So Bad They're Good? Not Exactly.

    Too bad these dudes are from Ft Worth. They might be strong contenders for the Houston 100. Not. This might just be the worst band I have ever heard, including ones that I have tried to sit in with. After the jump, ride off to “Hoogie Boogie Land” with Complete…

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    We Heart CFS

    Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isn’t just because the current Press features 25 choice locations for CFS. Daniel Kramer Nope, as an added bonus, we learn from the New York Times today that Houston’s own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    We Heart CFS

    Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isn't just because the current Press features 25 choice locations for CFS. Daniel Kramer Nope, as an added bonus, we learn from the New York Times today that Houston's own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nation's ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    I Love CFS

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

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2006

    Beating a (Nearly) Dead Horse

    Dixie Wilson/ARTEX Some of the horses endured much more than a bumpy ride and exhaust. In April, Press staffer Josh Harkinson told a sad tale of horse slaughterhouses and horse abuse. On the coattails of that story, we have a depressing follow-up. On Thursday, Bryan Morgan was been charged wit ... More >>

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Young Gun

    Collin Herring hits somewhere between Merle Haggard and Hüsker Dü -- and that's a good place to be

  • News

    April 21, 2005

    And the Winners Are

    Houston Press does well in a two-state contest

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2004

    Songs of Sorrow

    American Analog Set rocks lightly

  • Dining

    July 17, 2003

    All-You-Can-Eat Bait

    At this sushi buffet, the lobster is gone Todai. Will it be here tomorrow?

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Faith's Fusillade

    The gunman moved methodically, killing cowering churchgoers, before one of them stood up for the final confrontation. Then came the last shot.

  • News

    March 11, 1999
  • News

    February 1, 1996

    Make It Ugly, By All Means

    Montrose-area neighborhoods broach a novel idea: Let freeway expansion improve the inner city

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