Subject:

Gabrielle Giffords

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2013

    Mars Missions And Twin Testing: Just Regular Old NASA Stuff

    Seeing astronauts on Mars in the near future still seems as unlikely as the moon landing must have seemed when President John F. Kennedy first got the program going in the early 1960s. But the folks over at NASA are still dreaming Martian dreams, and conducting weird experiments on twins (Not becaus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2012

    Last Night: Maná At Toyota Center

    Maná Toyota Center April 4, 2012 The last time Maná visited Houston, they sold out Toyota Center two nights in a row. The world's premier rock en español band is on the second leg of the Drama Y Luz tour, in support of their latest album of the same name. The group from the land of tequila y ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    Bill Moyers at Progressive Forum: An East Texas Sage's Optimism Twists in Today's Ill Winds

    Bill Moyers believes that the sun-baked scattered bones of Wall Street's carcass are being picked clean by "animal spirits" -- namely, hyenas, and that these scavengers believe that they are justified, indeed morally sanctioned, in behaving as such, and that nobody in government is willing or able t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Appears in Congress to Vote on Debt-Ceiling Deal

    ​U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who recuperated in Houston from a shooting, made her first appearance back in Congress today, receiving a standing ovation. She voted yes on the debt-ceiling deal. From her press office: "I have closely followed the debate over our debt ceiling and ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Gets Out of TIRR, Moves to League City

    Giffords heads to League City.​U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords has completed her stint at TIRR and will begin outpatient therapy, Memorial Hermann announced today. The Arizona rep, shot in the head five months ago, will live in the League City home of her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords: What She Looks Like Now

    Giffords: A CNN special on her recovery at TIRR airs Sunday.​Very few people have laid eyes on Gabrielle Giffords since the congresswoman was shot in January. She did appear, in a blurry fashion, in a long-distance shot as she boarded a jet at Ellington Field to go to her husband's shuttle li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords: Out on the Town for a Dinner Date

    No word whether they had coupons.​Big scoop for CultureMap: Gabrielle Giffords left TIRR Sunday night for a dinner date at Grotto with her husband Mark Kelly. They were at the Grotto on the West Loop, not River Oaks. Tilman and Paige Fertitta were with them. CultureMap was sadly short on any ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Walks Up Steps to Board Jet

    In case you were skeptical of the progress made by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at the Texas Medical Center's TIRR rehab clinic, long-distance video showed her climbing the stairs to board the jet that's taking her to watch her husband's shuttle launch. KHOU's camera shows Giffords, with assistance, wal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords: No Media Appearances If She Goes to Husband's Shuttle Launch

    Expected to go to Florida for shuttle launch.​Staffers for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, recuperating here after her Tucson shooting, say she still plans to attend the April 29 launch of her husband's space shuttle mission. But if she does, there will be no press interviews or public stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords: Docs Say Progress Amazing, Though Shuttle Launch Trip No Done Deal

    John Nova LomaxThe doctors face the press for an upbeat update​U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords has her personality back, is speaking in full sentences and has made continuous neurological improvement, her team of TIRR Memorial Hermann doctors said at a news conference at the Texas Medical Center t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords to Attend Shuttle Launch?

    Gabrielle Giffords: Making strides​There's a press conference tomorrow at the Texas Medical Center to discuss the "strong progress" being made by Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords as she recovers from her shooting. There may be a more dramatic announcement: Fox News is reportingthat th ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2011

    Ruins in the Park

    The search for remnants of Houston's past

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords's Set List: A Critical Appraisal

    Gabrielle Giffords: An eclectic, but marred, set list​It's difficult to imagine anyone not happy with the progress being made at the Texas Medical Center by Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. She's walking, talking and, according to an e-mail from her mother obtained by the Houston Chronicle, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords: Get This Woman Toast STAT

    Probably not the first thing we would have ordered​There's a breakthrough on Gabrielle Giffords's road to recovery in Houston: She wants toast. Okay, perhaps more important, she asked for it. With her voice. "It's very good news," Giffiords's spokesman C.J. Karamargin told CNN. Well, only i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Mickey Gilley Talks Rehabbing From '09 Spinal Injury

    gilleys.com​Monday, in Rocks Off's our review of Jerry Lee Lewis's show in Winnie, Texas, we mentioned that Mickey Gilley, legendary country pianist and proprietor of probably the most famous honky-tonk in the universe was sitting at stage right. Gilley and Jerry Lee are cousins, about a six ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords and TIRR: Country Legend Mickey Gilley Spent Eight Months at Hospital

    gilleys.com​Monday, in Rocks Off's review of Jerry Lee Lewis's show in Winnie, Texas, we mentioned that Mickey Gilley, legendary 74-year-old country pianist and proprietor of probably the most famous honky-tonk in the universe, was sitting at stage right. Gilley and Jerry Lee are cousins, abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    State of the Union Preview: Five Things You're Guaranteed to See

    No Nancy Pelosi on the screen tonight​President Obama addresses the Congress and the nation tonight in the annual State of the Union, which has become a rite as ossified and rigid as any. You've got the humble heroes sitting with the First Lady, the various standing o's, the predictable post-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Friday Night: Jerry Lee Lewis At Nutty Jerry's

    Ed. Note: A reader wrote in Wednesday informing us that the reason Mickey Gilley required assistance moving at Friday's show is because he fell down some stairs in a 2009 accident. After several months at TIRR, where U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is now, Gilley has resumed performing (though not play ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Lands in Houston; New Picture Released

    Courtesy Gabrielle Giffords's office​Gabrielle Giffords has landed in Houston, to much media coverage. Tilman Fertitta provided the jet. Earlier today her office released a picture of Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly taken yesterday. "The two are on an outdoor deck at University Medical C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Remember: No Light Rail Service This Weekend

    Another weekend without light rail​Things are back to normal with Metro light rail service -- it's out again all weekend. Construction on a new pedestrian bridge over Fannin in the Medical Center will once again force people onto the bus from 8 p.m. tonight to midnight Sunday. (You might wan ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords: The Media Mob Descends

    Photo by Sulla55 The TV wagons are lining up already for the scheduled arrival of Representative Gabrielle Giffords to the Medical Center. This picture by Houston Press reader Sulla55, taken from a nearby building, gives some taste of what's to come when Giffords arrives at The Institute for Reh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords: From Hobby to TMC by Helicopter

    Gabrielle Giffords will get a veterans' motorcycle escort for the flight to Houston​No OJ-type newschopper hovering for Gabrielle Giffords's planned move to a Texas Medical Center facility tomorrow. Her office has just announced details of the move, and it says the congresswoman will arrive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Coming to Houston

    Gabrielle Giffords with her astronaut husband, Mark Kelly​CNN is reporting that family members say Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will be coming to Houston Friday to begin her long rehab process. The victim of the Tucson shootings will move to an unnamed facility here, but one with "military surgeon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Fallout: NASA Announces Backup Shuttle Commander, But Her Husband Still Hopes to Fly

    Mark Kelly still expects to fly in April​NASA is appointing a backup commander for the upcoming shuttle flight led by Mark Kelly, husband of wounded congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, but Kelly says he still expects to make the mission. Rick Sturckow will be the commander throughout the rest o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Rush Limbaugh: Ten Great Moments to Remember Him By

    Rush Limbaugh: A reasoned voice in a sea of shrill partisan rhetoric​Happy 60th birthday to the man who helped birth modern right-wing talk radio in the late '80s, and made the world safe for the dozens of like-minded and ratings-hungry guys who would follow in his footsteps, stomping on the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords: NASA's Moment of Silence, and a Message From the Space Station

    NASA held a moment of silence for the victims of the Tucson shooting today, victims who of course included Representative Gabrielle Giffords, wife of an astronaut. The congresswoman's brother-in-law, Scott Kelly, spoke from the International Space Station as part of the event and criticized harsh ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    Get Out!

    Arizona and America join Joe Arpaio in rushing to inquire: Are your papers in order?

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2008

    A Blast From Calexico's Past Blasts Into Space

    Space, the final frontier, will be transformed into Calexico's "Crystal Frontier" Friday morning. Astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle will be shaken from their slumber to the mariachi-rock of the Widescreen Remix of Calexico's classic cut from their 2001 EP Even My Sure Things Fall Through. And to ... More >>

Loading...