George H.W. Bush

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Five Things You May Not Know About 45-Year-Old IAH

    Time flies, doesn't it? This weekend, George Bush Intercontinental Airport celebrated its 45th birthday. It's an international hub for the Bayou City bringing people from around the world to Houston (sometimes for things other than tourism, we imagine). In honor of the airport named after the 41st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Texas Isn't All Rednecks and Bible Thumpers as Gay Marriage Ban May Suggest

    In the 2000 Bush/Gore presidential election, George W. Bush carried the state of Texas, which came of little surprise to anyone. Texas is, after all, as red as red states can be on most socio-political issues and the former governor was a poster boy for socially conservative politics. But, here in H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    This Time Kanye's Music Will Be Inside the Rothko Chapel

    Surely one of Houston's biggest music-related events of 2013 was really a non-event: the failed screenings of Kanye West's "New Slaves" video, which was supposed to be projected onto three different local landmarks the evening of May 24. Technical difficulties scotched the events at the Houston Publ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2013

    Want to Help Fund an Astrodome Documentary?

    The makers of a documentary on the Astrodome are closing in on the $65,000 they need to finish the film and are optimistic that it will be released early next year. Filming of "The Dome" began in 2009 by Chip Rives and David Karabinas of Austin-based Texas Crew Productions. Another Crew member, Pat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    One Man's (Idiotic?) 2013 Baseball Predictions

    The major league baseball season opened up on Sunday night with the Rangers traveling to Rangers Ballpark in Arlington South to face the Astros. Most of the teams started up yesterday, and the rest of the league will get underway today. With the season getting underway, it's time once again to make ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    George Prescott Bush, Yes, ANOTHER One, Considering Run for State Office

    Honestly, I thought George Foreman had a lot of Georges in his family, but now I'm beginning to wonder if the Bush clan doesn't have him beat. First there was George H.W. Bush, then George W. Bush. Now, there's George P. Bush (maybe even P.G. if you count his second middle name), son to Jeb and gran ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Former President Bush Still in Hospital

    George H.W. Bush is still being treated for bronchitis at Methodist Hospital, negating doctors' predictions that he was to be released last weekend, the Associated Press reports. "There is no timeline at the moment for his release," according to the report. Methodist Spokesman George Kovacik told t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Doctor: Former President Bush Doing Well After Bronchitis, Will Leave Hospital Soon

    Former President George H.W. Bush is in Methodist Hospital for bronchitis, his chief of staff has told the Houston Chronicle. Jean Becker says the 88-year-old Bush was hospitalized seven days ago, but doctors have said his condition is not life-threatening. He is expected to be released this weeken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Forget Reagan's Blood: 5 Other Presidential Fluids That Should Be Auctioned

    A European auction company says it plans to sell a vial of Ronald Reagan's blood, taken on the day of his attempted assassination. While any number of Republicans might like to own the fetishistic object in order to aid their rituals which banish from memory all the things Reagan did that meant he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    For President's Day: The Best Movie Portrayals of 15 Presidents

    Portraying presidents on screen is always tricky. Crass imitation makes the thing look like a comedy skit, but completely ignoring the mannerisms and voice that people know doesn't work either. There have been some laughingly inept acting jobs when it comes to the 44 people who have been the countr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    The Song Stylings Of The Modern Presidents

    For reasons better not gone into, Rocks Off has been running around YouTube searching for presidents singing, rapping, and otherwise making music, and YouTube delivered as usual. It's like the Web site is a kind of third-rate God that answers every prayer, but only with penis jokes and Rick Astley, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    George H.W. Bush Actually Thinks There Are Astro All-Stars

    ​George H.W. Bush did have some good ideas as president -- for one, he didn't invade Iraq just because he thought he could. But now the dude just seems off his rocker. In a MLB video that's unembeddable but can be viewed here, Bush encourages fans to vote for the hometeam. "Together, we can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Seven White House Musical Guests Sketchier Than Common

    whitehouse.govWe've always wanted to run that photo credit.​Our man Rizoh did a fine job yesterday detailing how, despite what the Fox News brigade may think, Common is a pretty standup guy. In fact, compared to some of the other musicians who have been invited to the White House, he's practic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Best Broccoli in America

    ​We know Houston has the best hamburger selection in the nation, and coming soon near you, the best real mojito north of Havana. A bigger surprise is that Houston has the best climate for growing rich and flavorful broccoli, and everyone I've served it to agrees that it's the best they've eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2011

    Elvis: 30 Famous Quotes About The King

    ​Rocks Off is celebrating Elvis week this week - the King would be 76 years old on Saturday. (Or hell, maybe he will be 76 years old on Saturday.) That's more than three-quarters of a century, but it just doesn't seem like a very long time. Maybe that's because whether or not he actually died ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Top 5 Local Ideas: The Gift of Lone Star Deliciousness

    Looking to spread Texas-size cheer to friends and family out of state? Need a universally appealing present for employees or clients? Below are five suggestions for food gifts chock full of local flavor and appeal. The "DJ Special." Original BBQ Sauce, Jalapeño Garlic BBQ Sauce, Heavy Garlic BBQ Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    The James Baker Monument: Five Things It Needs

    James Baker: Not related to Velvet Revolver​Finally, there will be a reason to visit downtown Houston: A statue honoring former Secretary of State James Baker will be unveiled Tuesday.Why Baker? As the monument's official website so modestly puts it, he's "A Magnificent American."Some people might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Chuck Norris Officially A Texas Ranger, Finally

    We have to admit, the above Keyboard Cat clip contains the only footage of Walker, Texas Ranger we have ever seen.But the great and august government of Texas must have seen more, for today they officially voted to make Chuck Norris an honorary Texas Ranger.

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    For Opening Day: The Worst Pregame Renditions Of The National Anthem Ever

    What so proudly we hailed... Can you pass the earplugs, please?​ You can be forgiven for not realizing Opening Day for baseball season was here already (yesterday, in fact). Maybe you've been too busy cursing the guy in your NCAA tournament pool that filled out his brackets using the coin-flip met ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Kay Bailey Hutchison Continues To Nail Down The Inside-The-Beltway Vote So Important To The Texas GOP This Year

    ​Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison rolled out the big guns today as President George H.W. Bush endorsed her. Coming on the heels of the recent endorsement of former Secretary of State James Baker, Hutchison has ably demonstrated what it takes to win the GOP gubernatorial primary. If it were being run i ... More >>

  • News

    January 21, 2010

    Net Gains and Losses

    Is the Omega Protein company overfishing the most important fish in the sea?

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Eleven Days of Giftmas: Cowboy Boots

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​Sick of corporate Christmas? Try shopping local. Hair Balls presents a 12-part series highlighting ideas for holiday gifts made and sold in Texas. Cowboy boots are a Texas tradition, and not that Hair Balls cares, but they're apparently a huge trend for this winter. Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    The Obama Invasion Of Aggieland Has Almost Begun; Where To Get Live Coverage

    Photo courtesy The Battalion​Some Aggies got upset with our interpretation of President George H.W. Bush's open letter to them saying "Chill out, brosephs, when Obama comes to town."Now the President is in town, and how are they doing?You can follow along at The Battalion, the campus paper, which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    George H.W. Bush To Aggies: Please Don't Be Aggies When Obama Visits

    ​President Obama is headed to College Station Friday, at the invitation of former President George H.W. Bush, to speak about community service and whatnot.Obama, having already spoken at Notre Dame earlier this career, apparently decided to find an even more hostile environment. (Next stop: Bob Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    They're Making A Documentary About The Dome, And They Want Your Family Keepsakes

    Via the always-entertaining Bayou City History blog at the Chron we learned of a budding documentary about that quaint old abandoned building that used to be the Eighth Wonder of the World.Chip Rives, one of the producers/directors/writers of The Dome, tells Hair Balls he and his partner have do ... More >>

  • News

    February 26, 2009

    Guantánamo's Final Days: Profile in Cojones

    Top Pentagon lawyer Alberto Mora risked his career arguing against Guantánamo abuses. Now he's an Obama man

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Aftermath: Broken Social Scene at Numbers

    On the one hand you have your "scene," you know the one. With the super-skinny jeans, the ambivalently knotted skinny ties, the American Spirits blown carefully through the nose, the ironic hair. And on the other, you have your Broken Social Scene. With the music. And those voices. And all the majes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Living In W's Hood

      Josh Harkinson used to write for us here at the Houston Press before he decided that living in San Francisco was somehow a lifestyle upgrade.Now he writes for Mother Jones, continuing his stellar career of raking muck.It turns out that Harkinson grew up just six blocks from where George ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    The First George Bush, A Houston Stud Muffin

    There's a process under way to pick someone to be vice-president of the US.One candidate is "very attractive," but is young and doesn't have much experience.A rival to that candidate moans that he would never "win a personality contest" with the young foe.Who's the sparkling but inexperienced veep p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Come On Aggies! Cheer For The President! He's Almost As Good As Your Football Team!

    It's not easy being a George W. Bush supporter these days. Even at Texas A&M.The Aggies, of course, have the somewhat dubious honor of having Bush deliver a speech to their December graduates. If there's anyplace in the US outside of Utah, or maybe Kennebunkport, where this event would go over w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2008
  • Film

    August 2, 2007

    The Simpsons Movie

    Breathe easy, Simpsons fans

  • News

    November 30, 2006

    Conflict of Interest

    A gay Republican for City Council?

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Getting Schooled

    A legendary debate teacher has a lesson plan to knock off Congressman John Culberson

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2006

    So It's Govt' Money -- Don't Have a COW

    Neil Bush: Working to improve American kids' reading skills. (Next year.) Remember when Barbara Bush dropped that "working very well for them" bomb about Katrina victims? Folks everywhere said she was harsh, even going as far as calling her a "cold-hearted bitch." But, would you still call Mrs. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2006
  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Hip-hop as She Is Rapped

    Translating the German Wikipedia entries of Houston's top MCs

  • Culture

    June 30, 2005

    Art Lite

    At two new shows, it's half the substance, all the style

  • News

    January 27, 2005

    Love It, Fear It

    A Brit flourishes by studying Houston

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Draining the Swamp

    A scorched-earth management philosophy is sucking the life out of our region's wetlands

  • News

    February 26, 2004

    History for Dummies

    Neil Bush touts a school curriculum for guys like himself

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Role Model

    Terry Hershey

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Deal of a Lifetime

    Drug addicts can get hard cash to be sterilized or go on birth control. Is it ridding the world of unwanted babies -- or just ducking the underlying problems of abusers?

  • Dining

    July 5, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    The Houstonian's George Herbert Walker Bush martini

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Capitalist

    Painter Vladimir Gorsky learned how to work the system in the Soviet Union for personal gain. He discovered that things operate much the same way in America.

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    RodeoHouston: Some 'Splainin to Do

    Secret correspondence from the rodeo

  • Dining

    November 23, 2000

    Hitchin' the Wagon

    A horse trailer turned taqueria gets corralled in Montrose

  • Dining

    April 27, 2000
  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Double Image

    Does selling George W. Bush mean Mark McKinnon has sold out?

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