Frank Billingsley

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    November 7, 2014

    Eight Can't-Miss Acts at For the Community 8

    The eighth edition of the always free and musically packed For the Community festival runs from Saturday afternoon into early Sunday morning. Once again, promoters Visionary Noise and Houston Free Thinkers have assembled a lineup of artists, poets and musicians representative of our city's diversity ... More >>

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    April 30, 2013

    KHOU' Weatherman David Paul's On-Air Hiccups Attack Goes Viral

    We've named David Paul as the city;s Best Meteorologist before, but we never knew he had the stoic ability to soldier on through physical afflictions that would have broken lesser men. We speak, of course, of the hiccups. But now -- or soon -- the world will know of his dedication. KHOU put the ab ... More >>

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    March 25, 2013

    KPRC Weatherman Frank Billingsley to Speak at Marriage Equality Rally Monday Night

    Frank Billingsley is used to answering tough questions. He predicts the weather for a living. The longtime weatherman for KPRC channel 2 is one of the most capable and well liked meteorologists in the city. But when he came out as openly gay and even married his partner in a ceremony in New York Cit ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    Know Your Local Media: KPRC's Frank Billingsley Keeps You Calm During the Storm

    As someone fascinated by hurricanes and living in Houston, the summer of 2005 was an odd and captivating time for me. A record was set for the number of named storms and major hurricanes in a season, and Houston was caught staring down the barrel of a gun twice, first with Hurricane Katrina and then ... More >>

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    May 11, 2011

    Five Reasons the Drought is Worse Than A Hurricane (i.e., Rick Perry Doesn't Make Us Pray About Hurricanes) (Yet)

    Some storms are just more fearsome than others.​Hurricane season opens June 1 -- unlike deer season, you don't get to hunt so much as be hunted by nature's version of Bambi on steroids -- and the collective hand-wringing from local news, nervous nellies and weather nerds will soon commence. Bu ... More >>

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    June 9, 2010

    Beaumont Weatherman Busts Rhyme; Ryan Seacrest Approves

    ​ Somebody call Swishahouse. Rocks Off has spent a fair amount of time in the Golden Triangle over the years, and the live-music options in the greater Beaumont-Port Arthur area are usually somewhat limited. In the next couple of weeks, for example, if you're not a fan of Pat Green, hillbilly hard ... More >>

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    April 19, 2010

    iFest Aftermath: A Sensory Smorgasbord And Spontaneous Reggae Dance Party

    GroovehouseNew Orleans Hustlers Brass Band​ The best laid schemes o' mice an' men gang aft agley when it comes to Houston weather. That's how Aftermath found ourselves obsessively refreshing the iFest Twitter page around noon yesterday for some sign that the show would go on in spite of the stormy ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    A Few Chill Artists for Your Wintry Commute This Afternoon

    ​If there's anything that makes Houstonians freak the fuck out worse than an oncoming hurricane, it's the threat of winter weather. Rocks Off was in our local grocery store Thursday night (we simply had to have that new Rolling Stone with Taylor Lautner on the cover) and the checkout line was teem ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    Who Would You Rather?

    So the other night my dear friend Tamarie and I spent too long on the phone engaged in a game called Who Would You Rather? You know, that classic girl game of who you would rather sleep with. The problem was that Tamarie was high on prescription cough syrup, and I'd had a couple of G&Ts, so the co ... More >>

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    September 19, 2008

    Miss Pop Rocks: Special Hurricane Ike Edition

    I am typing this on a computer fueled by a generator (we just received one an hour ago thanks to my dear husband’s boss who doesn’t need it anymore). It is so loud, I can barely think to type…or perhaps that is just the carbon monoxide setting in ha ha. I fucking hate this hurricane. I hate ... More >>

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    September 12, 2008

    "Certain Death" Doesn't Bar Commercials

    In the past, when I've talked to TV meteorologists about whether or not they hype hurricanes, at some point they're quick to point out that there'd be no reason to hype, because hurricanes are a losing proposition money-wise for stations. As KPRC's Frank Billingsley put it to us last May: Billings ... More >>

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    August 16, 2007

    Houston Hurricane Reporting, or Maybe We're Not All Gonna Die

    We tend to do some Houston Chronicle bashing on this site sometimes, mostly with good reason. But right now we’d like to give them a tip of the ol’ hat. Hurricane season has finally arrived in full force, with a wimpy Erin staggering into Corpus Christi and, more ominously, Hurricane Dean possi ... More >>

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    July 20, 2007

    Seething in the Rain

    Houston is as wet as a Desperate Housewife sitting courtside at an L.A. Lakers game. Each day we wake up and are yet again inundated with this cursed rain. It’s summer, dammit! Where are the blistering heat waves, with old people croaking over and kids breaking into neighbors’ pools? Do we live ... More >>

  • News

    May 31, 2007
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    November 24, 2005

    Turkeys of the Year

    Just stuff 'em

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    February 17, 2005
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Weathercaster

    Frank Billingsley

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    October 24, 2002

    On the Mark

    Plus: Equal Justice, Downtown SUV Alert, Needle Points

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    October 4, 2001


    Bests and Beefs, Prisoners' Plight, Street Legal

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    August 30, 2001

    This Modern World

    The marriage of local TV news and the World Wide Web is rocky

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    December 26, 1996