• Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    Kevin Durant Praises LeBron James, Countdown to 2016 KD Sweepstakes Begins

    "I'm going to do what's best for me. It's hard to talk about that right now when I've got two years left in Oklahoma City. I'm just going to focus on that. I'm not going to make a decision based on what anybody else does." -- Kevin Durant, 7/29/14 LeBron James and Cleveland have given 29 other NBA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2014

    Houston Second in Population Growth, Census Says

    Humidity, hurricanes and no zoning laws weren't enough to keep people away. According to US Census data, from 2012 to 2013, Houston was second in population growth behind New York. H-Town added an estimated 35,202 residents from July 1, 2012, to July 1, 2013. New York was far ahead, adding an esti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Texas Cop Tripping High School Kids Is Kind Of a Jerk (VIDEO)

    At a young age, we are taught in elementary school that the police are our friends. When our impressions of good and evil are in their formative stages, around kindergarten, we are shown pictures of firemen, doctors, and police officers (also, Johnny Bench) and taught "GOOD." We are shown pictures ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Billionaire Tom Steyer Supports Obama, Hates the Keystone

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2013

    Let Them Eat Cake: The Poverty of Libertarianism

    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 >>

  • Film

    July 25, 2013
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    December 5, 2012

    Autorama Delivers Sweet Rides, Lovely Ladies and One Kick-Ass 1948 Dodge Power Wagon

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Missing Houston Journalist, Austin Tice: Where Are You?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Houston's Austin Tice, Missing: The Most Dangerous Of Assignments -- Freelance Journalism In A War

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    A Feisty Texas Radio Road Trip with the Mike Stinson Band

    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 >>

  • News

    May 24, 2012

    Pradaxa Patients Can't Stop the Bleeding

    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.

  • News

    March 29, 2012

    In Search of Spring Break

    Looking for booze, babes and beach parties on Galveston Island

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    A Rush Limbaugh Playlist: What Else Could Upset Artists Like Peter Gabriel?

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    More NFL Owner Premature "Celebra-culation" As Lockout Rolls On

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Nolan Ryan Out of Hospital

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Nolan Ryan Hospitalized In Houston

    Nolan Ryan, hospitalized​Nolan 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Grandparent Alert: Sun City Development Coming To Houston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2010

    Bush's Chicken in Georgetown

    Tam Vo​As 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 >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    Houston's 10 Best Sports Moments*

    *And the 5 most heartbreaking...

  • News

    April 22, 2010

    The Man Who Sued the Pope

    Houston's Daniel Shea thinks Joseph Ratzinger has a lot to answer for if he'd talk.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Flashforward: It Didn't Suck This Week!

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Poppy Seed Kolaches at Olde Towne

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    The Pizza and Ranch Dressing Rebellion

    Romano’s on West Gray has outlawed dipping pizza in ranch dressing. The pizzeria’s owners, two cousins named Frank and Vinny, were born in Calabria, Italy. They spent 15 years working in New York pizzerias before coming to Texas. The cousins pride themselves on making one of the best New York-st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2008

    Hurricane Wine

    Prolonged power failures are hell on wine collectors. If your wine cellar gets hot, your wine gets cooked and your investment goes down the drain. Luckily for me, there was only one bottle of wine in my little portable wine cellar that was worth anything when the power went out. It was a 1991 Far Ni ... More >>

  • Film

    September 11, 2008

    Intolerable Cruelty: Burn After Reading

    Remarkably consistent, the Coens make another mockery

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Mail Call

    A Different Breed

  • Film

    August 30, 2007

    No End in Sight

    Breaking out of the pack of Iraq war docs, No End in Sight devastates

  • Music

    November 30, 2006

    Some Kind of Wonderful

    Cheyenne James and her "big girl" voice

  • Music

    August 24, 2006

    Starry Lullabye

    Ailing Houston-area native David Schnaufer has taken the Appalachian dulcimer to the mountaintop

  • News

    March 2, 2006
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    February 16, 2006

    Crossing Lines

    A Houston teenager learns how convictions can lead to convictions

  • News

    December 29, 2005

    A Cut Above

    The future of the best beef in America may depend on a herd in East Texas

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Richard Dobson

    Friday, April 1, at the Old Quarter Acoustic Caf, 413 20th Street in Galveston, 409-762-9199. Dobson also appears Saturday, April 2, at Anderson Fair, 2007 Grant, 713-528-8576.

  • News

    February 26, 2004
  • Music

    October 31, 2002

    Rhythm Room Boom

    Chicks who rock and Tourbaby take the Washington Avenue stage

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    Warmed Over

    Plus: Shoe Scuff, Stand Up, Broiler Steam

  • Dining

    October 4, 2001

    American Kobe

    Lynn's Steakhouse proves a few restaurants still serve up USDA Prime

  • News

    June 1, 2000

    Let's Make A Deal

    Convicted felons Mike and Pat Graham are at it again, trading allegations for favors

  • Film

    August 5, 1999


    Too many mysteries muddle what tries to be a feel-good horror movie

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Striking Out

    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.

  • News

    June 25, 1998

    Capital Irony

    As Governor Bush reviews the case of Henry Lee Lucas, a local lawyer casts a jaundiced eye