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  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Five Things That Make Houston More Country Than You Think

    The most country city in America, according to is Fort Worth. OK, we'll buy that, but Houston at number 16? Preposterous. We fell into the "somewhat country" category, a couple of notches above Austin and way below San Antonio, which came in at number 2. But we're not going to let thi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Jeff Bridges Abides, In or Out of Character

    When it comes to music, Jeff Bridges is not some dilettantish actor noodling around with a guitar. Inspired by Bob Dylan and the Beatles, he and a friend would play hootenannys at L.A. clubs like Ledbetter's while still in high school. Years later, while filming the infamous 1980 western Heaven's Ga ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014
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    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

    October 21, 2013

    More JFK Assassination "Swag" Hits the Auction Block as Anniversary Approaches

    We're rolling up on the 50th anniversary of the assassination, so of course everyone in possession of items with any tie whatsoever to the death of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, is coming out of the woodwork and popping their stuff up on the auction block. We all know about the in ... More >>

  • Music

    April 25, 2013

    Mr. Record Man: Willie Nelson

    In the Houston of 1959 and 1960, Willie Nelson was just another unknown musician. But not for long.

  • Dining

    January 24, 2013

    The Dan Marino Restaurants

    The 13 restaurants that nearly made our 30 essential Texas restaurants list.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants: Nearly Made It (a.k.a. the Dan Marino Restaurants)

    If you've read this week's feature -- "Eat Here: The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants to Visit Before You Die" -- then you've no doubt already asked why X, Y or Z restaurant didn't make the list. Maybe you've asked this question angrily to your computer, or rhetorically to a coworker who actually trie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Dallas Beer Scene: Revolver Brewing Gets Serious in Granbury

    It's been a big year for craft beer in Texas. One of the biggest stories, however, is news that hasn't quite made its way down to Houston. Dallas is currently experiencing a boom in breweries as big as, if not bigger than, the expansion Houston and Austin have seen in past years. Dallas/Fort Worth a ... 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.

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Last Night: Mayhem Fest Jagermeister Stage at The Woodlands

    Mayhem Festival Side Stage Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 11, 2012 Holding the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at a suburban amphitheater on a weeknight posed a few serious logistical problems, for the touring company and concertgoers alike. In order to meet the venue's curfew, several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Parents Sue School District for "Violently" Washing Stinky Son

    Parents of an 8-year-old boy are suing a Fort Worth-area school district, saying a teacher and school nurse, ostensibly objecting to the child's fetid stench, stripped him, gave him a whore's bath with a washcloth and stuck cotton balls in his ears. Michael and Amber Tilley allege in federal court ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    June 14, 2012
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    May 31, 2012

    Mary Gonzalez: The Lege Gets Its First Out Lesbian

    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 >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    September 8, 2011

    George Strait's Top 20 Songs Of All Time: Nos. 15-11

    ​Today's installment of our 20 favorite George Strait songs, which we began Wednesday, comes with word that Billboard is projecting his brand-new Here For a Good Time to debut on top of next week's Billboard 200. It will take some work, but he could just knock off Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV. Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Five Texas Sluts Worth Admiring

    SlutWalk Houston is right around the corner, and we've decided to celebrate, (Hair) Balls out. In case you're not familiar with the march, SlutWalk was born of a Toronto police officer's comment that women should avoid "dressing like sluts" in order not to be raped. It's a chance to stop the cycle o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    The 10 Hottest Women On The Texas Sex Offenders List

    You probably would not be too surprised to learn that the vast majority of people in the Texas Department of Public Safety's sex offender list are male. And most are not good-looking. But there are females on there, too. Most of them are not good-looking, true, but who takes a good mugshot besides ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Google Street View, Houston Circa 1891 and 1912

    Milam & Pease: Current home of the Houston Press​We seem to be all about the zooming in on graphics today. A site called BigMapBlog apparently specializes in adapting old bird's-eye map illustrations of cities into Google Street View-like zoomability. They've got Fort Worth in 1891 and Amaril ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Census: Texas Is a Whole Lot More Hispanic

    Hola, Tejas​The AP has gotten a preview of the census data to be released later today about Texas, and it shows what most everyone knows: The state has gotten more Hispanic. Data shows 38 percent of the 25.1 million people residing in Texas are Hispanic, 45 percent are Anglo and 11.5 percent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Ozzie Rogers of III Forks

    ​Located in Houston Pavilions downtown, III Forks is an upscale dining establishment that encourages patrons to relax with a nice bottle of wine and a big steak. Ozzie Rogers is the man mostly responsible for those impressively behemoth cuts of beef (as well as the decadent side dishes). EOW ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Wait a minute, where the hell are the Fritos?​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where procrastination is (note to self: think of some clever definition and insert it here later). We started the week off with one of our favorite things: a recounting of time spent jud ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    The Strip House: Steak and Glenlivet Scotch

    Smoked Scottish salmon paired with endive, dill vinaigrette and a large potato chip.​Our invitation to sit in on a special Scotch & Steak dinner at the Strip House in downtown Houston the other night was memorable for the food, our table companions and the dedication of the diners to march the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Upcoming Events

    ​Taking place on Monday will be the long-awaited Chefs Under Fire competition, in which five area chefs compete for a spot in the state-wide Chefs Under Fire Finals to be held in Austin on October 25. So far, the chefs from Dallas-Ft. Worth and the Austin-San Antonio region have already been c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2010

    Houston's Love For Caffeine A Middling 15th Among Nation's Top 20. We Blame You, Water Drinker

    Not sluttier than Seattle, though​Houston, you drink a lot of cofffee. Not as much as New York, definitely not as much as Seattle (of course), but more than Dallas/Fort Worth and Atlanta.This comes from the Daily Beast, which has combined marketing data, a survey and whatever else they could find ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2009

    Today's Bowl Menu: UH And The Texas Bowl, Both With Teams Wishing They Were Elsewhere

    ​Two of what should be more of the entertaining non-BCS Bowl games should be played this afternoon. They'll be entertaining because of the teams involved and because of similarities among all four teams. Both games feature teams that don't want to be playing that game and have chips on their shoul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    George Strait Week, Part 5: Texas George

    Like the man himself said, easy come, easy go. Happy as we are that it's Friday, and almost quitting time to boot, Rocks Off a little sad too, because that means George Strait Week is almost over. But not quite. We're putting it to bed the only way we know how - with the King's five best Texas song ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    Shauna Glenn

    Pinot Grigio and midget porn — somehow she fits it all in

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Single-Album Sets We'd Like to See, Part 1: Bob Dylan, George Strait, The Pogues and More

    Initiated by indie-rockers like Sonic Youth, Slint and Built to Spill at mid-2000s festivals - UK/U.S. hopover All Tomorrow's Parties and its various tie-ins being the most prominent - playing a beloved LP front to back in concert is now the hottest thing going on the classic-rock circuit. Within th ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Road Trip!

    Break the summer monotony at one of these out-of-the-way destinations.

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    November 13, 2008
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    July 25, 2008
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    July 3, 2008
  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Americans Recording Mexican Songs

    The Bueno, the Bad and the Muy Ugly

  • Music

    May 1, 2008
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    February 28, 2008

    Joyce Yang

    The Society for the Performing Arts presents a piano prodigy in her Houston recital debut

  • News

    September 27, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 15, 2007

    Playbill: Jake Hooker

    How many cowboys do you ever see in sunglasses? Jake Hooker has a classic honky tonk jones as big as Fort Worth. Across a four album span, it's hard to tell Hooker's own songs from covers of Ray Price and Johnny Bush. Dressed in retro tonk style, this fiddle-and-steel ensem ble flawlessly nails b ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Parish Predators

    Despite the bishops remarks to the contrary, the Galveston-Houston Roman Catholic Archdiocese had child molesters and let them go. But dont blame just the Church.

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Scenes from a Picnic

    Willie, Dylan, Kinky and the Ghost of Bob Willis descends on Fort Worth. Wack is there too.

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Recognition Time

    Contests honor Houston Press writers

  • News

    October 21, 2004

    Dance Fever

    HISD kills a reality show on high school dancers

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    Catching Elevators

    Dr. Hitoshi Nikaidoh stepped on a St. Joseph Hospital elevator and died. His death was gruesome and horrifying. But it wasn't unique.

  • Dining

    January 11, 2001

    Chicken-Fried Honor

    George's civic slur

  • Dining

    June 8, 2000

    Cowboy in the Kitchen

    Welcome The Houston Press's new food critic, Robb Walsh

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2000

    The Not-So-Grand Experiment

    "Black Coffee," part of Video Radio

  • News

    September 2, 1999

    Cash Cow or White Elephant?

    The return of the convention center hotel plan

  • Dining

    April 30, 1998
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    March 2, 1995
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