• Blogs

    September 8, 2014

    Put On Your Lederhosen, It's Oktoberfest Time at King's Biergarten and Restaurant

    King's Oktoberfest is right around the corner. So put on your lederhosen and head down to King's Biergarten & Restaurant for the fourth annual celebration on September 26 through September 28 at the Pearland restaurant. During the first year of King's Oktoberfest, the restaurant only had seating f ... More >>

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    May 9, 2014

    What's With All the Naked People Doing Crazy Stuff This Week?

    It might be part of some pagan annual right of spring or something like that, but this week there were three incidents that involved people doing naked stuff in public. While you should be able to let your bits hang in these balmy days leading up to the heat, we don't make the laws and we have to ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Featherface, Young Mammals, Ishi & More Keep 8th Wonder's One-Year Party Buzzing

    The guys over at 8th Wonder are no stranger to delivering exactly what Houstonians desire, which mostly boils down to producing a delicious product in the most adventurous and amusing way possible. What began with the Eatsie Boys' "Intergalactic Food Truck" and continued with the "Mmmontrose Cafe" h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Big Savings on Caribbean RumFest Passes, Sparrow Bar Cookshop, Union Kitchen, and More

    How does an evening of Caribbean food, music, and cocktails sound? Today's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal is good for half-off your choice of passes for the Third Annual Caribbean RumFest, August 16-17, 2013: • $30 for $60 off of general admission passes (four rum sample tickets per day, souvenir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Discount Dining Deals at La Vie Fusion Bistro & Lounge, Quattro, Majorca, and More

    We are kicking the week off right with delicious savings on Creole, Caribbean, and soul food at La Vie Fusion Bistro & Lounge. Grab today's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal to save 50 percent off of your choice of two deal vouchers: $10 for $20, or $20 for $40. La Vie specializes in soul, Creole/Caju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend

    Memorial Day Prep and Kolache Breakfast at Revival Market Saturday, 8 a.m. 550 Heights Boulevard If you've got a lot of prep work for a Memorial Day weekend cookout, Revival Market is giving you an incentive to get out of the house and get going this Saturday morning. The special Saturday breakfast ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    Half-off Burgers at MytiBurger in Celebration of Burger Month, Plus Savings at Sorrel Urban Bistro, Nelore Churrascaria, and More

    Celebrate Burger Month with help from today's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal, good for half-off ($7 for $14) at MytiBurger. Established in 1967, MytiBurger has the burger down pat(ty), and you'll dig the vintage diner feel as much as the food. Go full-on retro and pair your burger with an order of h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Gays In The Boy Scouts: Texas Elected Officials Are Signing On To Say Hell No

    A conservative group called "Texas Values" is taking a new approach in the battle to make sure that no Lone Star boy scout ever, ever gets cooties from being near a gay person -- the group is circulating a letter urging the Boy Scouts of America to reject gay scouts, it's getting elected officials t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Half-off (Or More!) at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, The Fish, Charivari

    Indulge your sweet tooth with today's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal, good for half-off ($5 for $10) of the decadent fro-yo desserts at Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt (Memorial City). The frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf combine superior taste and texture, while also delivering the amazing flavors you rememb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Carefully Curated Deals include Half-Price on Pizza at Bombay Pizza Company, Brunch at Birraporetti's

    This week's Houston Press Voice Daily Deal is good for 53 percent off ($7 for $15) the unique, Indian-Italian fusion food at Bombay Pizza Company. Your coupon this week is good at both the downtown and the new Sugar Land locations, so enjoy the pizza named to Eating...Our Words' recent Top Ten Pizza ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Breaking News: Funnel Cloud Warning for Fort Bend County

    Click 2 Houston is passing on a weather report warning of possible funnel clouds this morning in Fort Bend County. The report says that rapidly developing thunderstorms coupled with "a very buoyant atmosphere" will lead to funnel clouds. Their report follows:

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    This Means War: $1K Reward Offered for Info on the Heathens Who Vandalized Pearland's Football Field

    Messing with The Rig? Have people no sense of decency these days? The Rig, which is what they call Pearland High School's football stadium, has been attacked by persons who somehow do not hold Pearland football in the high esteem it has earned. We're thinking someone from Friendswood. The Texas- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend: Crawfish, Scott H. Biram, Blaggards, Etc.

    It's crawfish season, as Rocks Off may have mentioned recently. All weekend - today through Sunday, in other words - the Houston Blues Society is sponsoring the stage at the Kemah Crawfish Festival, featuring dependable locals such as Mojofromopolis, the Paul Ramirez Band, Texas Johnny Brown, Don Ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Tuesday December 6, 2011 Deals of the Day

    ​Warm up from the inside out with today's VOICE Daily Deal from the Houston Press, good for 50 percent off ($12 for $24) spicy Vietnamese fare from Kim Chau. Owner Kim Tang showcases the flavors of the city of Hue, Vietman, such as her popular Bun bo Hue--a rice noodle soup in which beef slice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    Friendswood Police Chief Robert Wieners' E-Mail Troubles

    E-mail problems​The online hackers/pranksters/terrorists Anonymous have taken on Texas police chiefs, breaking into a central e-mail and releasing a ginormous dump of private correspondence. Sadly, you probably will not be shocked to learn that Texas police chiefs often receive or forward cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Five Ways to Accommodate Houston's Population Growth

    Spacious, fixer upper available for immediate rental.​A recent Rice University study found that Houston is getting bigger and not just around the waistline. According to the study, H-Town was the fastest growing city in America over the last decade. Apparently, everything truly is bigger in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Krystal Baggerly: Barentender Sues Over Beer Bottles

    Dammit, Bones.....​The life of a bartender can be dangerous, if you work in some club where people come strapped and there's no security doing door searches. Not to mention the beer bottles.Krystal Baggerly was a bartender at a Friendswood bar called Cheers when, just about a year go, disaster str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Joyce Espinosa: The Family That Lifts Together Sticks Together

    Photo courtesy GCSOJoyce Espinoza is all about the family​And they say that not enough families are spending time together and sharing family activities...Last week, a 42-year-old Webster mom was arrested along with her two teenaged kids after the threesome walked out of a Friendswood HEB with $70 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Mud And Dreams At Summerfest: A Personal Reflection

    Jen Dulisse​ Due to a previous commitment to my Houston 48 Hour Film Project team, I missed Summerfest on Saturday, so it was with eager anticipation that I got into my car and started on the trip from my home in Friendswood to Eleanor Tinsley Park. And that was how I found myself thinking "I hope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Tera Trevino: She's Happy With How Tonight's Wife Swap Episode Turned Out

    The place to go for subtlety and nuance​Tonight's the big night for Friendswood's Tera Trevino, if you're the type to describe "big night" as "putting my family out there on a pretty bad reality-TV show."She and her family will be appearing on Wife Swap, the ABC show where moms from two diametrica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Tera Trevino Will Bring Friendswood's Low-Rider Culture To A Shocked America

    Not the Wife Swap you see on ABC​Remember Nelson Muntz coming out of Naked Lunch with Bart Simpson et al? "I can think of at least two things wrong with that title," he says.That's the general sense viewers of ABC's Wife Swap get. The show is titillating only if you're turned on by whiny, self-ob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Man, That Was Going To Be One Laid-Back Jail Stint

    ​If you're going to be stuck in jail for a while because of a hit-and-run charge, you ought to enjoy the experience, right? That's certainly the philosophy Anna Sporleder of Friendswood follows. The 30-year-old woman was arrested on the old "failure to stop and give information" charge and wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Openings and Closings: November 2009

    ​Although a very high profile restaurant shut its doors this month -- the longtime Montrose institution La Strada -- we've seen far more openings lately than closings. Below is your roundup of new and defunct restaurants from November 2009. Closings La Strada, 322 Westheimer Bangkok Room, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    The Dallas Cowboys (And Friendswood), Keeping It Classy

    Photo via Deadspin​ Whitney Isleib is a Friendswood gal who's a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, which means she's willing to sell her dignity for fame. So she was probably hoping to become an Internet sensation one day.Not this way, though.The web is alive -- IT'S ALIVE!! -- with photos Isleib posted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    House of Enchiladas

    ​Deep in Friendswood (it isn't that far away, people) is an establishment that has ballooned into an enchilada institution. It's called La Casita (18043 County Rd. 127), and Tom Hanks ate here during the filming of Apollo 13 at Space Center Houston. It's also the local dive of a recent Bachelo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Inept Pregnant Woman Spoils Motorcylist's Getaway From The Cops

    ​You know what you just hate when you're on a motorcycle trying to get away from a DPS trooper because you're wanted on a burglary charge?Pregnant women who slam their cars into drug stores.The sad tale of 18-year-old Daniel Nuno of League City proves the point. Nuno was on his motorcycle in F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Downtown Friendswood To Repeal Prohibition, Maybe

    ​For the first time since John F. Kennedy was president, it just may be legal to buy yourself a drink in downtown Friendswood without going through the charade of joining a "private club."The city council last night approved an effort to place on the November ballot a referendum on whether restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    The Speedy-Mart In Friendswood, Meeting All Your Viagra Needs

    It's tough getting an edge in the convenience-store game. Exxon's coffee is as shitty as Shell's, the price for a pair of tallboys is about the same, gas is gas.So if you're Ashish Shrestha of Friendswood, and you're running a Speedy-Mart, you go the extra mile.Some over-the-counter, no-prescription ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    10th Grade Cutie Makes Good on Power-Ballad Promise

    Fresh off harassing teen metal bands and Lemmy-fying suburban ice cream shops, Friendswood freak-punks 10th Grade Cutie booked time in a San Antonio studio for a demo session. This new track, "Flying on the Wings of Love (In Space)" was recorded in less than an hour and features singer Rex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Aftermath: "Beatdown" at Baybrook

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty "These aren't the droids we're looking for."Friday, Aftermath ran over to Baybrook Mall after work to catch the guerilla acoustic show in front of the Hot Topic, pitting Friendswood's own "Christian death metal" band Hematidrosis and scum-punkers 10th Grade Cutie. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Feuding Friendswood Bands to Throw Down at Baybrook Mall

    Rocks Off been so far removed from mall culture that we had almost forgot that Hot Topic existed. Not that we ever meditated on where on 14-year old girls get their "Twilight" shirts and metal gauntlets from or anything... Apparently local Hot Topic locations have been hosting acoustic shows by loc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    New Songs from Metavenge

    Metavenge are a gaggle of teenagers in faded Slayer shirts from the Friendswood/Alvin area, but they sound like they opened for Metallica on the Ride The Lightning tour. Ever since we first heard them back in the fall, we have been blasting "Time To Kill" on our iPod as we foolishly attempt to run a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    A Whole Lot of HEB Stores Are Now Open

    We just got a release from HEB that proudly declares the company "leads retailers in number of stores re-opened in the greater Houston region." Is that smack-talking? We dunno. Sounds a little bit like it. Full list after the jump:

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007

    Drenched in Blog: Top Five Videos of 2007

    These are my favorite videos of the past year. This was the first year when we all stopped waiting on people like MTV and Fuse to give us what we wanted; now we all just YouTube everything. We don't have to sit through Tila Tequila sifting through porno industry rejects and listen to a bunch of vall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Drenched In Blog: Mental Death

    Just as my memories of singing “Cum on Feel the Noize” at a dive bar in Friendswood began to fade came today’s news that Quiet Riot lead singer Kevin DuBrow was found dead in his home over the weekend. Score another one for God, I guess. Long a fixture on various metal documentaries, DuBrow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2007

    Friendswood Is a Great Place to Live. Or So We Hear. released its list of 100 Best Places to Live recently. Coming in at number 51 was Friendswood, Texas. The report said the list was “focused on smaller places that offered the best combination of economic opportunity, good schools, safe streets, things to do and a real sense of communi ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2006

    Houston's Best Public High Schools

    Counting down: Our sixth- through tenth-place finishers

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2004
  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Behind the Happy Face

    Labor pains flare in a worker's fight with Wal-Mart

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2003

    Don't Mock Us

    A book that's impossible to read

  • Music

    June 5, 2003

    Houston Music Map

    Queen Norah reigns, Josh Groban pains, and lots of Natalie Maines

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    Not Worth A Dam

    Clear Creek is on the rise, and local flood-protection methods have been helpless against it. Soggy residents, tired of being perpetual victims, are ready for a fight.

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Almighty Municipality

    With League City controlled by the Christian right, citizens can rezone - and repent

  • News

    January 6, 2000

    The Insider

    The Talented Mr. Stockman. A defeated politician resurrects himself in Seventh District heaven with a stash of campaign cash

  • Calendar

    June 10, 1999
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    January 7, 1999
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    March 12, 1998

    Looking for Laura

    First Friendswood rallied to find Laura Smither. Then it rallied to find her killer.

  • News

    December 25, 1997

    Changing the Channel

    For years, homeowners, developers, environmentalists and the federal government have wrangled over a flood-control plan for Clear Creek. Now a compromise is in view -- but the creek's future is murkier than ever.

  • News

    June 27, 1996

    Slab o' Trouble

    Some David Weekley homebuyers discovered their dreams were built on shifting sands. What's worse, they say, is that Weekley knew.

  • News

    June 13, 1996

    Into the Den of Stockmania

    The truth about my alleged "invasion" of the Friendswood congressman's one-stop political sweatshop and homestead

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