Back in June, President Obama made a big environment speech at Georgetown. He tackled the Keystone XL Pipeline in said speech, proclaiming that he will only approve the pipeline if pipeline supporters can prove it won't accelerate climate change. Well, some might have seen that speech as the presid ... More >>
The GOP's ill-fated strategy to defund Obamacare via a government shutdown ended in a political defeat for the Republicans. But the Libertarian Party was happy: "Elected Republicans in the House can stimulate the productive private sector by slowing down Big Government," said Geoffrey J. Neale, cha ... More >>
Cool cars and hot chicks. If that isn't how the Autorama is normally promoted, that is exactly how they should do it next year. As you can see in our slideshow from this past weekend's car-stravaganza, there were plenty of both, but especially the rides. They had all the freaking Batmobiles and the ... More >>
It's now been 33 days since anyone's heard from missing Houston journalist Austin Tice, lost somewhere in Syria, possibly in captivity, and even Twitter's gone quiet about him. This is how these things work, unfortunately, when it comes to social media -- everyone expresses outrage, panic, disappoin ... More >>
When Houston journalist Austin Tice left for Syria eight months ago to cover the country's devolution and nascent civil war, he melted into a country that has become, both anecdotally and statistically, the most dangerous place in the world to be a journalist. He did it as a freelance reporter, pos ... More >>
Lonesome Onry and Mean hasn't been out on the road with his son, Mike Stinson Band guitarist Lance Smith, in quite a while. But due to a propitious routing that took us to my father's place in Gatesville for a couple of days, LOM hit the highway with the band last weekend. It is worth noting that L ... More >>
There's only one really bad thing about the anti-clotting pill Pradaxa. You can't fall or get cut while taking it because once you start bleeding, there's almost no way to stop it. There's no reversal agent, no antidote.
Looking for booze, babes and beach parties on Galveston Island
There are a lot of people upset with Rush Limbaugh. If you've heard what Limbaugh had to say about Georgetown student Sandra Fluke, then you can guess which parties are upset with him. Even a professional troll faces repercussions for calling a 30 year old college student "a slut". It's not surpr ... More >>
So, the NFL owners ratified the proposed collective bargaining agreement on Thursday afternoon. Instead of following up that approval with a brief, measured statement from commissioner Roger Goodell (an appropriate follow-up since the deal is not done until the players approve it), the owners ... More >>
Nolan Ryan is a free man again.Baseball great Nolan Ryan has been released from the hospital after a health scare, the Texas Rangers have announced. Ryan, 64, entered a Houston hospital yesterday after experiencing discomfort in areas that a man who has had heart bypass surgery doesn't want ... More >>
Nolan Ryan, hospitalizedNolan Ryan, the pride of Alvin, has been hospitalized in Houston for chest pains, the Texas Rangers have announced. "Ryan was resting comfortably and reported he was feeling better," said the Rangers, where Ryan is the CEO.. The Hall of Fame pitcher started experien ... More >>
Del Webb was the guy who invented retirement communities, with Sun City in Arizona.He's long gone now, but his company lives on -- even if most of its clients don't -- building other big-time developments across the southern tier of the country, including Georgetown, north of Austin.Now they're com ... More >>
Tam VoAs a Baylor Bear, I always do two things when visiting Waco: eat at Bush's Chicken and then regret eating so much at Bush's Chicken. It seems most colleges or universities have their own local food joint that started out by surviving on the continual stream of students spending Mommy an ... More >>
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Houston's Daniel Shea thinks Joseph Ratzinger has a lot to answer for if he'd talk.
Lesbians kissing! Asians with rocket launchers! KARAOKE SHOOTOUTS! In one week, FlashForward went from boring to bananas, unleashing a torrent of pulpy action and crazy plot twists that played like Alias on sleep deprivation. The show made minor headway with the mystery in Somalia that will ... More >>
photo by Robb Walsh The poppy seed kolaches at Olde Towne Kolaches on Memorial near Kirkwood are stuffed extra thick in a nice moist pastry dough, Is my addiction to poppy seed pastries genetic or is it the opiates in the little black seeds? I don't know but my Eastern European grandmother baked p ... More >>
Remarkably consistent, the Coens make another mockery
A Different Breed
Breaking out of the pack of Iraq war docs, No End in Sight devastates
Cheyenne James and her "big girl" voice
Ailing Houston-area native David Schnaufer has taken the Appalachian dulcimer to the mountaintop
A Houston teenager learns how convictions can lead to convictions
The future of the best beef in America may depend on a herd in East Texas
Friday, April 1, at the Old Quarter Acoustic Café, 413 20th Street in Galveston, 409-762-9199. Dobson also appears Saturday, April 2, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576.
Chicks who rock and Tourbaby take the Washington Avenue stage
Plus: Shoe Scuff, Stand Up, Broiler Steam
Lynn's Steakhouse proves a few restaurants still serve up USDA Prime
Convicted felons Mike and Pat Graham are at it again, trading allegations for favors
Too many mysteries muddle what tries to be a feel-good horror movie
Reid Ryan embarked on a new career as a team owner facing one big obstacle: voter approval of a new stadium. Then he called in a campaigner with the perfect pitch: a father named Nolan.
As Governor Bush reviews the case of Henry Lee Lucas, a local lawyer casts a jaundiced eye