Update:Looks like the Weather Channel is still working on damage control. We got the following statement from weather.com: "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 â€ ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Eat here before you die.
Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Texas voters, even in the midst of a so-called "conservative uprising," managed to elect the first openly gay woman to the Texas House on Tuesday night. Mary Gonzalez, to be more specific, will be both the first woman to win House District 75 in El Paso and the second openly gay candidate to secure ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Love tunnels not includedA 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 >>
It's not nature's way, it's Houston'sIf 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Merry Christmas: our Top Weed Stories. â€‹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 >>
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 >>
How the Trinity River made political history
And viewers of our chef tats piece weigh in on the ink.
Steer wrestler Nick Guy. â€‹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 >>
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 >>
Courtesy Chuck PotterThe raid, where everything was fine and dandyâ€‹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 >>
â€‹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 >>
Photo by Robb WalshThe 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 >>
The police raid on the Rainbow Lounge rocked the calm world of Fort Worth gays.
[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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
There's always someone offended over something these days
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
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 CafĂ© on Camp Bowie Boulevard in For ... More >>
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 >>
We took a pilgrimage in search of old-fashioned tamales, chili con carne and cheese enchiladas
A long line of people say they've been stiffed by Rolando Dumagan and company.
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 â€śHoogie Boogie Landâ€ť with Completeâ€¦
Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isnâ€™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 Houstonâ€™s own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nati ... More >>
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 >>
Thank goodness it's still popular in the small towns of the Chicken-Fried Steak Belt.
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 >>
Collin Herring hits somewhere between Merle Haggard and Hüsker Dü -- and that's a good place to be
Houston Press does well in a two-state contest
American Analog Set rocks lightly
At this sushi buffet, the lobster is gone Todai. Will it be here tomorrow?
The gunman moved methodically, killing cowering churchgoers, before one of them stood up for the final confrontation. Then came the last shot.
Montrose-area neighborhoods broach a novel idea: Let freeway expansion improve the inner city