• Dining

    May 9, 2013

    Todo con Queso

    Houston's 10 best Tex-Mex restaurants.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Tex-Mex Restaurants

    It's been more than a century since the first Tex-Mex restaurant opened in Houston. George Caldwell brought The Original Mexican Restaurant to our city in 1907, influenced -- most agree -- by a restaurant of the same name in his hometown of San Antonio. It would be another 20 years before Felix Mex ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2013

    Jonestown's Medicine Man

    A young Houston physician designed a lethal cocktail that killed more than 900 men, women, children and babies at a place that was supposed to be a paradise but is better known as Jonestown.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    2012: The Year in Openings and Closings

    Here it is. The wooly mammoth of a post that we provide to you as a public service every year. All of 2012's openings and closings, listed by month, without fanfare or commentary. This is just the nitty gritty of every single restaurant whose doors have shut or opened in the last 12 months. Enjoy. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Are These the Best Fajitas in Houston?

    When it comes to fajitas in Houston, many Houstonians seem firmly divided into two camps: Those who hold Lupe Tortilla's lime-marinated strips of steak to be the best around, and those who maintain that Ninfa's on Navigation is where the fajita was born and where they'll go to eat their own last pla ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 1, 2012

    Join the Club

    Top 10 restaurants on Washington Avenue

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants on Washington Avenue

    After last week's Top 10 Restaurants in Rice Village kerfuffle, we've made extra-double sure that this week's list is wholly and completely intact. Now, that doesn't mean your favorite restaurant necessarily made the cut -- that's a whole other conversation for the comments section. What did make t ... More >>

  • News

    September 13, 2012

    Santa Muerte: Know Your Narco Saints

    The religious iconography of the drug trade.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Know Your Narco Saints: The Religious Iconography of the Drug Trade

    Santa Muerte, the newly-popular Grim Reaper-like Mexican folk saint, and subject of this week's cover story, is not the only object of supernatural devotion in the drug trade. Far from it. In fact, she's something of a Johnny-come-lately in Mexican folk religion. For as long as there have been smug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Enchiladas

    For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    This Just In: SXSW Announces First Round Of 2012 Showcasing Bands, Including Fat Tony and Something Fierce

    Photo By Marco TorresFat Tony at a day show at SXSW '11​Sweet lord, it's not even Thanksgiving yet and South By Southwest is making us excited for March in Austin already. Today the industry festival announced a few bands coming to the capitol city next year, and a few Houston names and Rocks ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    Get Out!

    Arizona and America join Joe Arpaio in rushing to inquire: Are your papers in order?

  • News

    April 29, 2010

    The Crucifixion of Juarez

    On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Blind Woman Comes To Houston, Gets Robbed....Niiice, Lowlife Thief

    ​Here at Hair Balls, we understand that living the life of a low-level street thief can be tough. The paycheck that comes from smashing out car windows and ripping out stereos probably doesn't go too far, especially when you've got a nasty crack habit to support. But it has to take a special kind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Openings and Closings: 2009 Edition

    ​The year gone by marked some very exciting restaurant openings (such as Haven, Branchwater Tavern, Yelapa Playa Mexicana and Stella Sola) and some equally important closings (such as Cafe Annie, Bedford, Las Alamedas and Felix Mexican Restaurant). To close out the yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Food Fight: Battle Breakfast Taco

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Chorizo and egg taco from Brother's Taco House​There are those of us who are naturally early risers. And to those people go such wonderful things as brilliant sunrises, early morning calm, blessedly empty streets and the smell of freshly brewed coffee. And ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 23, 2009

    Loaves and Fishes

    The best taquerías, like Taquería Jesus Maria, serve great Tex-Mex along with the regional Mexican fare.

  • Dining

    January 31, 2008
  • News

    March 8, 2007
  • Culture

    October 26, 2006


    The Houston Press guide to all things Halloween

  • Culture

    October 19, 2006

    Spooky Spotlight

    The Houston Press guide to all things Halloween

  • Culture

    October 12, 2006


    The Houston Press guide to all things Halloween

  • Dining

    September 2, 2004

    Fruits of Franchising

    We all scream for La Paletera’s popsicles

  • Dining

    July 29, 2004

    Wild or Mild

    Houston's most elusive taco truck serves up hot goat grease

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    The Dispossessed

    When HISD starts deciding whose homes to take, schoolkids are the only messengers. The Moríns learned that lesson too late.

  • News

    May 2, 1996

    Goin' South

    I learned many things when I accompanied a trio of bounty hunters to Mexico to fetch a fugitive drug suspect. Foremost among them: never leave your map at home...

  • News

    October 13, 1994


    With big bucks and blessings from on high, Eugene Fontenot comes out from behind his wall to buy a seat in Congress