Greens Bayou

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    The Five Best Hidden Restaurant Gems in Galveston

    The time for the great exodus has arrived. Every summer as the temperatures rise and the oppressively hot days stretch into muggy nights, Houstonians escape the confines of the city for tropical paradise Galveston. No, it's not the loveliest beach in the world (or even in Texas), but it's our beach ... More >>

  • News

    February 13, 2014

    Ride at Your Own Risk

    Cycling remains dangerous in car-centric Houston.

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    Cycling Not a Two-Way Street in Houston

    I learned how to ride a bike in the parking lot of the not-quite-completed Greenspoint Mall in the '70s. My first fall was when I couldn't figure out how to steer around a piece of debris and went sailing over my handlebars. Within a couple years I had graduated to a BMX-style bike and was happily r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Auto Theft: 10 Best Houston Neighborhoods To Get Your Ride Stolen

    ​Houston can be a tough place to live without a car. So getting it stolen is a real bummer. And here are the 10 places where it's most likely to happen. We're not saying you need to avoid them, just be careful. The stats are from December, and as always, HPD cautions against comparing raw be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    DJ Buddha Tells His Side Of The "Truck Flies Into Greens Bayou" Story, Including His Arrest

    If only this sign had been up​While Houston police investigate the death of a man whose truck smashed through a guardrail and plunged into Greens Bayou Wednesday, the man who says he was chasing the driver told Hair Balls his side of the story. Aryan Kaivani, a DJ and producer who goes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Houston's DJ Buddha Disputes DWI Charge

    ​The above mixtape touts Missouri City's DJ Buddha, as a "Hustler to the End," but HPD thinks he may have been hustling a little too much. Buddha was involved in a bizarre chain of events in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. It began as, according to the associate of Trae the Truth, he was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Death Doesn't Take A Holiday

    Unfortunately, murder doesn't recognize holiday weekends, as evidenced by the following homicide investigations recently opened by area law enforcement.A man was killed following a shootout with Humble police late this morning. Details are limited, but the incident occurred outside an employment off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2009

    Jesus Christ Celebrates His Birthday Yesterday On Bissonnet

    With a smile on his face, the Anti-Christ leaned over and blew out the candles on a birthday cake decorated with a big black "666." The fifty or so of his followers crammed into the small storefront church on Bissonnet, across the street from a used car lot, went nuts, cheering "Feliz Navidad!" This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    All The World's Fair Success Knoxville Had Could Be Replicated Here

    Local marketing executive Manuel Delgado wants to bring a world's fair to Houston in 2020. He has been interested in world's fairs since he was a child, and that interest intensified when he worked for the expo in Seville in '92. "I've always been a big fanatic of world's fairs," he tells Hair Balls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Sole Of Houston: Airline Drive, Complete

    The longest walk in the history of the Sole of Houston requires the longest piece. This being a blog and all, we have decided to break it up into three installments. Coming today, tomorrow and Thursday in this tale of 22-plus miles of concrete, mud, and fairly cold weather: The fending off a potent ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2005

    A Mighty Wind

    A mountain of garbage in northeast Houston is looking to get bigger. Neighbors cry foul.

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Wading for Godot

    Allison arrived in a flood of thoughts -- mattress rafts, murky thigh-deep water and the sudden flotsam of family life rushing out the back door

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    Green Port?

    A Port suit accuses several companies of contaminating its land for decades

  • News

    May 23, 1996

    Down the Drain

    Encroaching development and bureaucratic inertia are jeopardizing Sheldon Reservoir, one of east Harris County's last natural outposts

  • News

    January 13, 1994

    Rabbit Was a Boxer

    The education & travels of the natural-born fighter, fierce homeless poet, charming talker, convicted felon, begetter of children & receiver of messages from Heaven