In Houston and throughout Texas, there are a lot of weird names that confuse visitors. It is difficult to explain that Kuykendahl Road is properly pronounced KIRK-un-dahl or that there is something in the state called Waxahachie. That's before we even get into the influences from the wide variety of ... More >>
A federal jury on Tuesday cleared the Patti LaBelle and her entourage in the beating of a West Point cadet at George Bush International Airport. Richard King sued LaBelle, her son, her hair dresser, and a 400-pound body guard after the March 2011 brawl. Attorneys for LaBelle and her crew claimed t ... More >>
"Everything is bigger in Texas." "If you don't like the weather here, wait." "Hey, y'all." There are certain phrases synonymous with Texas. Some of them you hear with regularity. Yes, we do occasionally quip about everything being bigger here and warn people not to mess with us. We even use y'all ... More >>
Earlier today we mentioned that the Houston area has a staggering 16 music retailers that will celebrate Record Store Day tomorrow, but we'd also like to single out two that go by the same name. Sound Revolution's F.M. 1960 location near Bush Intercontinental Airport has been around since 1976, long ... More >>
Company proud of effort that will hit Houston soon.
Forty-four minutes early was one minute too late for Michael Monroe Brown Tuesday when he tried to fly the low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines back to Indianapolis from a business trip to Houston Tuesday. The 22-year-old budding entrepreneur and recent Indiana University business major graduate, sa ... More >>
Houston has some great airports, but now the City of Houston and the Houston Airport System are working to see about getting one airport a little something extra as a licensed spaceport. Back in the days of the space race, our rockets were heading for the moon, and it all happened so fast that it s ... More >>
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In what we're guessing was just a simple misunderstanding, federal prosecutors in Houston have charged a Dominican citizen with importing drugs after he was allegedly caught flying into Bush Intercontinental Airport with 53 pellets of cocaine in his belly. Mikkail Antonio Nolasco Jimenez, 27, was ... More >>
On Wednesday, if you're driving to Hobby, rushing to make your Frontier Airlines flight, you are in a world of hurt. That's because you'll be headed to the wrong airport. Effective July 11 and moving forward (at least until it changes its mind again) Frontier and its planes will be going in and ou ... More >>
Critics say KTSU has lost its listeners, not to mention its soul, by ditching its cutting-edge music and many of its veteran DJs.
We've had a week off, and in that time frame the Top Chef: Texas contestants have moved on from Dallas to Austin. My drug of choice this week is cough syrup, which I've been drinking all day long. I feel like a gangster. (More on this later today.) Nathan Myhrvold is the guest judge this week, and ... More >>
In the movie The Breakfast Club, there's a scene where the five main characters are sitting around the library and the topic of conversation lands on "What's the one thing you can do well?" As it turned out, the Geek was pretty good at making spaghetti, the Basket Case could play "Heart & Soul" on ... More >>
Patti LaBelle, who has been maintaining silence ever since a West Point cadet sued her and her entourage for beating him up at Bush Intercontinental Airport, has finally said something. Well, her lawyer has. And it came in the form of a countersuit filed in federal court here that claims the cadet ... More >>
Patti LaBelle and part of her entourage.The City of Houston is claiming immunity in a lawsuit filed by a former West Point cadet who said members of singer Patti LaBelle's entourage assaulted him at Bush Intercontinental Airport last March. In papers filed Thursday, city attorneys claimed th ... More >>
Operation Excess Baggage hits homeFederal agents arrested a dozen baggage handler and airline employees in Detroit today for being ever so helpful to two drug rings, one operating from Jamaica and one from right here in Houston. Coke and weed were transported via baggage on regularly schedul ... More >>
Marco TorresLady Gaga at Toyota Center, July 25Conceivably, today's announcement that the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority has agreed to act as landlord for the proposed Houston Dynamo stadium in downtown's East End could present a serious challenge to the Houston area's reigning concer ... More >>
Lauri Price: Now she's taking them to courtRemember Lauri Price, the former substitute teacher and mother of four who was arrested earlier this year at Bush Intercontinental Airport after returning home from Canada, where she was visiting her 16-year-old lover? Well, in case you didn't hear, the ... More >>
Japan is a mere 13 hours away The Texans cheerleaders are headed to Japan on a USO tour, because our brave service members want to hear what Matt Schaub is really like. Or maybe they want to look at cheerleaders.Texans cheerleader Lindsay (as always, first names only to deter stalker creeps) will ... More >>
courtesy of HCSOAaron StellyLove is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave. -- BibleIt was around a quarter to 10 at night on St. Patrick's Day when Mark Collins pulled into a motel along the North Freeway, not far from George Bush Intercontinental Airport. As he exited his car, there wa ... More >>
Going from being a biomedical engineer NASA to writing Final Approach, a thriller set in a skydiving camp, wasn't as big a leap for debut author Rachel Brady as you might think. The Pearland resident tells Hair Balls, "After three or four years of reading a lot of mystery and a lot of suspen ... More >>
Photo by respresMonday marks the 40th anniversary of what is now Bush Intercontinental Airport, the huge facility north of town that forever banished Hobby Airport to second-class (a much more convenient second-class, though, if you ask us.)IAH, as its known on luggage tags, was a modern marvel of l ... More >>
A word to the wise: the next time you try selling the names and Social Security numbers of nearly 17,000 U.S. Marines, make sure the buyer is actually the spy he says he is, and not an undercover FBI agent. Randall Craig, a former military contractor, learned that lesson the hard way when he was ar ... More >>
Circle in the sand
This hard-to-find sandwich stand is a little slice of NOLA on the Katy Freeway
The Art Guys share 25 years of "drawings, proposals, failed schemes and pipe dreams"
Christians send in money for prayer requests which may just go up in smoke
It's still the safest way to travel. Well, thanks a lot, terrorists. If you're traveling by plane this morning, you'd better really dress down. By now, you've no doubt heard that British police have thwarted a would-be bomb plot against British flights destined for the U.S. The plot, as Brit off ... More >>
New Orleans mayoral candidates are looking for votes -- and finding them in Houston
The Art Guys make works from real food -- and things get rank
Willie, Dylan, Kinky and the Ghost of Bob Willis descends on Fort Worth. Wack is there too.
Was this the punch line to a bad racist, homophobic joke or a dry run for a terrorist bombing?
Is the Texas Book Festival protecting George W.?
Pop-art star Peter Max hawks his wares in Houston
Get your drink on and your hair done -- all at once
Houston versus Dallas: We're family-run; they're chained up.
In cargo holds or plane cabins, critters are taking more than flights of fancy
At Hobby Airport, the rallying cry is "Free the ferns"
Not Ready for Prime Time. Continental may have taught the mayor how to fly right
The return of the convention center hotel plan
A Reporter's Manifesto