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  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Five HISD Schools on the Chopping Block (Unless A Successful Argument is Made Why This Shouldn't Happen)

    Three elementaries -- Dodson, Nathaniel Q. Henderson and Port Houston -- Fleming Middle Schools and Jones High School will be closing their doors to their students if the Houston ISD school board agrees with administration proposals spelled out in a press conference this morning. All the schools f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    An Open Letter to the A-Hole Who Sent a White Powdery Substance to Franklin Elementary School Today

    Dear Jerk-Off, As you know, a bunch of parents already rattled by last week's tragedy had to receive a letter from Franklin Elementary Principal Jilliane Raphiel today, notifying them that "a white powdery substance arrived on campus through the U.S. mail." Of course, "testing on the envelope and t ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012

    In Search of Spring Break

    Looking for booze, babes and beach parties on Galveston Island

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Crystal Crime Report, 2011: It Really Is The Female Version of Wayne

    As is well-known, when it come to crimes committed by men, Wayne is the name. Less well known but no less true is the fact that Crystal (including variant spellings) is the female equivalent. Oh yeah, she's a Crystal​We first put forth this hypothesis last March and furnished numerous example ... More >>

  • News

    August 4, 2011

    Polarizing Playhouse

    Readers react to River Oaks splurge.

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Neighbors Help Neighbors With Habitat Building Projects

    Photos by Taylor TurnerMaria Aguilar helps work on a neighbors house in order to earn the hours for her own Habitat for Humanity home.​The normally quiet suburban street in Rosenberg is filled with sweat, nails, loud drills, and excited anticipation in the air. Volunteers of all racial, religious, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Another Notch In Houston's Intellectual Belt

    ​Who the hell says we're stoopid here in Houston? Besides The Daily Beast, we mean.Houston is only the second city in the entire nation to host a convention called "The Guy Expo," an orgy of cliches about sports, beer, babes and cars."It caters to the guy's guy and there's nothing wimpy or soft sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Ripping Off FEMA And Oprah: Not A Good Idea

    ​It's one thing to defraud FEMA in the wake of a hurricane. It's another to mess with Oprah.That's the sad, heavy lesson learned by four people named in indictments unsealed this morning by the U.S. Attorney's office. They're charged with, as the feds put it, "wrongfully obtaining rental assistanc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Down Payment Blues: Musicians With Tax Trouble

    Finished that tax return yet? Not to worry: you've still got a few hours until midnight, and the post offices are open late. Over the years, these musicians have gotten in hot water with their countries' internal-revenue collectors as well... Bono Forever a proponent of all things charitable, Bono ... More >>

  • Music

    May 24, 2007

    New Orleans Legend Al "Carnival Time" Johnson and a Guilloteen's Swan Song

    McManus plays his last Houston gig this week, while a Big Easy piano-pounder plays his first

  • Calendar

    June 8, 2006
  • News

    September 18, 2003

    Doing Time

    With JC in the TDCJ

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Administrative Judge

    Chief Justice Michael Schneider, First Court of Appeals

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Keeping the Faith

    Houston Jews and Christians favor peaceful coexistence

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Yakety Yak

    Sara Hickman makes her audience part of the show

  • News

    November 11, 1999

    Shame, Shame, Shame

    Judge Ted Poe's shame-based punishments have brought him fame and the D.A.'s job...if he wants it

  • Culture

    November 19, 1998

    Home Despots

    At DiverseWorks, architects offer better living through architecture

  • News

    July 11, 1996


    Stephen Fairfield's restless spiritual journey brought him to the Fifth Ward, where he found true deliverance while helping to rebuild the neighborhoods