One of the joys of interviewing chefs is finding that very few are boring. They are often dynamic, adventurous people with amazing stories. Chef Jason Gould of Cyclone Anaya's is no exception. This native Australian worked early in his career for one of the original "celebrity chefs" at a restaura ... More >>
It was like landing on the moon. The thought ricocheted through Joleena Malugani's mind as she took in the vast, dusty expanse of the corner of West Texas claimed by Midland and Odessa. Malugani was fresh out of college when she came across an Ector County Independent School District booth at a job ... More >>
Note: Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, is going on this weekend in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly will be there the whole weekend and will be bringing us regular updates. This article is by Paul T. Bradley. Perhaps you've heard about ... More >>
The Flamin' Hellcats w/ Brad "Scarface" Jordan Worhals October 31, 2013 The great thing about Halloween is that it gives people license to do things they otherwise wouldn't. For a lot of people on Thursday night, that means slipping into an alternate identity for the evening, like the Incredible Hu ... More >>
Last month marked the end of one of the great musical feuds of the 1990s. Any Britpop fan knows you can either be a fan of Oasis or of Blur, but not a fan of both. The two bands hated each other's guts and were in constant competition throughout the decade. So all of us in the press were shocked wh ... More >>
Bobby Matos Ciao Bello 5161 San Felipe 713-960-0333 ciaobellohouston.com This is the second part of a three-part chef chat series. Read Part 1 here and look for Part 3 in this same space Friday. Yesterday, we chatted with Chef Bobby Matos about why he became a chef, and why he chose culinary sch ... More >>
Investigators with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals say they've discovered more videos of animal torture linked to two Houstonians already charged with mutilating and killing a puppy and kitten on video. Stephanie Bell, associate director of PETA's cruelty investigations department, ... More >>
Valerie June Leon's Lounge March 20, 2012 "Tell your tale and listen too, as others tell their tale to you," stated Valerie June around the start of her set Tuesday, framing the tone for the rest of the night. "Find a point at which you meet, and form a bond that's strong and sweet. But if your lif ... More >>
Hot Wheels was, for a while, perhaps the coolest invention ever. Built to go much, much faster than the staid old Matchbox cars, Hot Wheels also came with a DIY track where you could start them off high and have them leap off a ramp into something expensive in the living room, thereby earnin ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttEvery time I gaze down on its bright lights from my balcony at night, the Greyhound bus station taunts me. Look past the homeless man deliberately coughing on cars as they drive by and the cab driver yelling at the drug dealers, and you'll see it too: the bright bl ... More >>
Wild West in MidtownA man who tried to smuggle guns on a Greyhound bus and then engaged in a wild downtown shootout with police apparently killed himself after being injured, Houston police say. The exchange of shots and SWAT team reaction to the man barricading himself in a parking garage l ... More >>
HPDLucky Ward: HPD says he's strangled five victimsHouston police are saying a man they have charged with one murder is linked to four others, all strangulations. Lucky Ward, 46, had been charged with murdering a homeless woman near the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in September; today he ... More >>
Stock photo courtesy of McDonald's because - unlike other menu items - the smoothies really do look just like this.At a chili cookoff a few months ago, I struck up a conversation with one of Houston's many McDonald's franchise owners. The gentleman had owned and operated the McDonald's near t ... More >>
Don't ride with strangersHer car got towed from a McDonald's parking lot, and she ended up dead.Raquel Mundy, 24, dropped off her two children and her mother at the Greyhound bus station downtown about 1:30 a.m. Thursday morning. She made the mistake of parking at the nearby McDonald's, where tow ... More >>
It's been 25 years since Tipper Gore and the ladies of the PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) self-righteously rode the the rescue of delicate ears across America, claiming that rock music was "infecting the youth of the world with messages they cannot handle." It was the 1950s all over again. Th ... More >>
If you want musical comedian Neil Hamburger to play your benefit, you better have proof.
The Mag Racket
Is it? Is it wrong to drink Miller Lite after Miller Lite as I watch meth heads struggle with the decision to go into treatment? Maybe it is. But if it’s wrong, I don’t want to be right. I got sucked into the A&E program about addicts facing a make-or-break decision to go to rehab when it fi ... More >>
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A loving mother drowned her children. It's hard to believe no one could stop her.
A CPS worker says the agency erred by ignoring an earlier report on Andrea Yates
Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's real - and really angry.
First there was the passion for English and the woman he loved. Then came the pain.
During the Branch Davidian siege, a Waco TV reporter risked his life to help federal agents -- then was falsely accused of setting them up. Before the compound burned, his career was in ashes.
Tom Moser wants to put Texas on the map as a commercial launch pad for cargo-carrying rockets
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