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Hilton Hotels Corporation

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Raul Hernandez Case: Electricians Charged in Hilton Hotel Pool Death

    Three months after 27-year-old Raul Hernandez was electrocuted to death in the pool of the Westchase Hilton Hotel, the Harris County District Attorney's Office has charged two electricians who worked on the pool with criminally negligent homicide. Assistant District Attorney Bill Exley said he bega ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    Family Sues After a Man's Electrocution Death in a Hilton Hotel Pool

    It's only been a month since it happened. Maria Isabel Duran's body has healed. Her youngest son, David Duran, 11, has gone back to school. But there's a space at the dining room table where her oldest son Raul Hernandez used to sit and the family walks around in a daze, still finding it hard to bel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2013

    Sheriff's Kick-Ass K-9s Nominated for National Awards

    A couple of extremely hairy, four-legged employees of the Harris County Sheriff's Office have been nominated for a prestigious national award: Canine crimefighters Boomer and Tommy are up for the American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards. The two black German Shepherds are among 15 finalists in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    The Best Hip-Hop at SXSW 2013

    I remember going to SXSW a few years ago without a place to sleep, less than $100 to spend, no agenda, badge, wristband, or RSVP. I bar-hopped up and down Red River, made friends, snuck into Stubb's, ate cheese pizza and drank Lone Star. After years of busting my ass as a music photographer and wri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2013

    All-Star Friday: Rookies, Legends and Media Chaos

    Admittedly, I've never been to an All-Star event, definitely not as a member of the media, but one thing is for sure: this isn't a weeknight Rockets game. Players, celebrities and media descended on downtown Houston for All-Star weekend 2013 and filled every square inch of space in the Toyota Center ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2013

    Rap Capitalism

    ScoreMore is the successful byproduct of booking agents Sascha Stone Guttfreund and Claire Bogle trying to deliver the acts they wanted to see.

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    October 8, 2012

    Big Wins for Chris Shepherd and Bobby Heugel at the 2012 My Table Houston Culinary Awards

    It wasn't quite a Lord of the Rings-style Oscars sweep for Underbelly last night at the 2012 Houston Culinary Awards -- the restaurant didn't win in every category in which it was nominated -- but chef Chris Shepherd and mixologist/bar owner/restaurateur Bobby Heugel took home four awards between th ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2012

    Dust Off Your Flannel

    Does the looming '90s revival presage a Nirvana-style breakthrough?

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    September 24, 2012

    Highway Robbery at the Sheraton New York or A Cautionary Tale of Minibar Snickers

    As long as I've known about that monstrous invention known as the hotel mini-bar, I have also known better than to satisfy my hunger and thirst with its overpriced wares. The first time I encountered a mini-bar was at an Embassy Suites during a family vacation to Philadelphia. The idea of staying in ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 2, 2012

    BlackFinn's Average American

    Midtown "grille" offers something for everyone.

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    May 18, 2012

    Healthcare for Homeless Head Meets Michelle Obama, Gets Big Surprise Check

    As founder and president of Healthcare for the Homeless -- Houston (HHH), Dr. David Buck is a busy man. So busy, in fact, he was taken aback when his office got a voice message from U.S. Representative Gene Green's wife Helen saying that she would like Dr. Buck to attend the Centennial First Lady's ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012

    In Search of Spring Break

    Looking for booze, babes and beach parties on Galveston Island

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Health Department Roundup

    We're kind of disappointed there's not a flash-point restaurant or bar in this week's crop of inspection reports - the kind of place that usually brings out the worst in bitchy internet commenters. No one gets worked up about the food-service area of the Hampton Inn on I-10. It's spotless, by the wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    The Best (Fake) SXSW 2012 Rumors So Far

    It happens every year: an errant rumor turns Austin and SXSW upside down for a few hours or even days, leading to mass hysteria, mild apathy, and sometimes sadness. At my first SXSW in 2001, I got a "hot tip" that the Beastie Boys were going to join Mix Master Mike at La Zona Rosa for a secret show, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Kevin Naderi of Roost

    Photos by Mai PhamChef/Owner Kevin Naderi of Roost​It's not often that a small restaurant becomes an instant hit, but from what I could see on a busy Tuesday night with a small line forming at the door, neighborhood eatery Roost possesses everything it needs to make it -- a small, cozy space; ... More >>

  • News

    February 2, 2012

    The Super Bowl Prostitution Hoax

    Indianapolis mobilizes for an epic battle with an urban legend.

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Frankie Sanders: Union Boss Put in Travel Vouchers for Hotels Closed by Katrina

    Make sure your fake receipts are not for closed hotels.​If you're going to rip your union off for $10,000 by putting in fake travel vouchers, don't put in one showing you stayed at a New Orleans hotel while it was closed because of huge Hurricane Katrina damage. It's just common sense. Con Ar ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    March 24, 2011
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    March 18, 2011

    SXSW Find: Valerie June At The 18th Floor Hilton Garden Inn

    Craig Hlavaty​ Each year at SXSW there are certain artists that you find either by sticking around after the artist you came for, or coming to the venue early, for said artist you came for. Memphis' Valerie June is our first and best find so far this year, coming directly after Buxton at the 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    SXSW: Local Band Makes Good, A Wild Flag, DJ Quik & A Witch

    Photos this page by Marc BrubakerBuxton​Marc Brubaker: For Rocks Off, sometimes SXSW isn't about seeing new bands or drinking until Sixth Street becomes a blurry swath of humanity. It's nice to check in with our hometown boys and see how they are received by the ears and arms of the masses in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    SXSW Music, Day One, Minus One...

    Craig Hlavaty​Tuesday marked the first full day that Rocks Off was on the ground for this year's South By Southwest in Austin, and it was also the last day of the interactive and film portions of the ten-day festival. This made for some fun culture-clash, as the typically tech-driven and nerdier h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    SXSW For Dummies: Keep That Beer In Your Pocket

    Photos by Stacy SchwarzYes, that's Superbad's Michael Cera playing bass with Mister Heavenly at Bat Bar (wherever that is) Tuesday.​See more SXSW silliness from Tuesday in our slideshow. It's time: this week, hordes of bands and interlopers will descend upon Austin and do their best to take i ... More >>

  • Music

    March 10, 2011

    2011 South By Southwest Supplement

    Buxton takes its bump to the roots-rock big leagues in stride.

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2011
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    February 17, 2011

    Terry Grier Girds His Loins And Wants You to Do the Same

    Photos by Margaret DowningFormer Governor Mark White with Terry Grier​Declaring "we can't afford to press the pause button on our children's education," Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier vowed to continue doing the things he believes have to be done, even if the Texas economy is in the cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Brew Blog: Boulevard Brewing Company's Unfiltered Wheat Beer

    ​Ever since my business unit got stuck in Austin for nearly a month during Hurricane Ike, living out of the Embassy Suites on South Congress, my kids have been deeply infatuated with the place. Not Austin, mind you, but that hotel. The "Nightly Manager's Reception" has a lot to do with that. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    On-Campus Houston Concerts Now Ancient History

    ​ For lots more posters from Hofheinz, see below and our slideshow. Essentially, universities in Houston don't have rock concerts anymore. In fact, pretty much all across America, institutions of higher learning are focusing less on bringing in live entertainment for students and more on bui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Bartender Chat: Mindy Kucan of Anvil Bar & Refuge

    ​Mindy Kucan, who was named Best Bartender in the 2010 Best of Houston® issue of the Press, used to commute to Houston for her shifts at Anvil. "I'm originally from Houston, but had moved to Austin to bartend at the Hilton. Then I got the job at Anvil in November of 2009, and I would commute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Bryan Caswell: No Pity

    ​Last night, half of Houston tuned in to watch Chef Bryan Caswell of REEF and Little Big's represent the Bayou City on the Food Network's newest show: Next Iron Chef. I didn't watch it. I was catcalling people from the back of a banquet room at the Hilton during the otherwise classy My Table ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    The Houston Culinary Awards Get a Facelift

    Photo courtesy of My TableThe steel awards themselves (no more glass!) weren't the only new things this year.​"You can't help but feel great when you're honored and respected by your peers and Houston diners," said Sean Beck today, after bringing home a stunning two awards at the annual My Tab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Hope Justin Bieber Dies Before He Gets Old

    ​Oh, calm down. This isn't a call for the murder of American's favorite prepubescent pop idol. Sure, the former YouTube sensation from Stratford, Ontario who dresses and talks (and Tweets) like a diminutive Tupac Shakur has made more money in the last two years than you or I will see in ten li ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    2nd Annual Houston Fine Mineral Show

    Can't afford diamonds? Try some mineral crystals.

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    It's Not Easy Being Green: How Venues And Festivals Handle All That Garbage

    Marco TorresSold-out Jay-Z crowd = A lot of trash at Toyota Center.​ On any given night, 18,000 to 25,000 people fill the Toyota Center, whether to watch the Rockets play or to see Lady Gaga in full regalia. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American produces more than ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Run Through The Jungle: A Zoological Field Guide To SXSW 2010

    ​ Even if you've never pulled a trigger in your life, SXSW is, on some level, an exercise in hunting. Rocks Off had no idea how true this was until earlier this afternoon. As we were looking over the schedule at sxsw.com, we got the brilliant idea to note every band named after any kind of animal, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Breakfast Row on Westheimer

    Photo by Robb Walsh Personally, I am pretty fond of the under $3 breakfast specials at Houston taquerias like Jesus Maria on Spencer Highway or Kiko's on Fulton. But when I have to entertain visiting grandparents at breakfast time, I head for the stretch of Westheimer just east of Beltway 8 nea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Houston: Come for the Renovations, Stay for the Electric Cabs

    While trolling the nether regions of the UK press, we came upon this, touting the wonders of Houston as a luxury vacation spot. It's all enough to make Hair Balls wish it didn't live here already so it could start making travel plans now!We cannot help but imagine how impressed our luxury-seeking Li ... More >>

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    August 8, 2008
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    August 7, 2008
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    March 13, 2008
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    May 25, 2006
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    June 24, 2004
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    June 12, 2003
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    July 23, 1998

    Trench Warfare

    There's a hole carved out of the earth 32 feet deep, 210 feet wide, and 400 feet long near the Texas-Mexico border.

  • News

    April 23, 1998

    Hotel Whitewash

    What do the FBI and developer Wayne Duddlesten have in common?

  • Calendar

    September 25, 1997
  • Dining

    August 7, 1997

    Grade A

    At the University of Houston, Barron's makes college food like you've never seen

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    August 1, 1996
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    May 16, 1996

    Coffee with Betti and the FBI

    Lightning strikes the ReBates Hotel; death toll unknown

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    January 25, 1996
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