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Houston (Texas)

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    September 1, 2014

    The Most Underrated Fried Chicken in Houston...According to You

    Texas is known for its juicy barbecue, sensational Tex-Mex and oh so yummy comfort cuisine. But, it's also known for good old Southern food, and to us that means fried chicken. It's a staple at picnic lunches or church potluck meals. The crispy, crunchy buttermilk coating around tender, juicy chick ... More >>

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    September 1, 2014

    Happy Labor Day! Houston Has More Workplace Fatalities Than Other Texas Cities

    Friday marked the end of the national Labor Rights Week, which takes place every year during the last week of August leading up to Labor Day. But Houston as a city isn't in the best position when it comes to worker safety. Labor Rights Week -- organized by the U.S. Department of Labor in conjunct ... More >>

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    September 1, 2014

    Two of Houston's Freeways Top Texas' 100 Most Congested Roadways

    Sorry Austin, but Houston has knocked you out of the top spot. Well, at least when it comes to the top spot on the list of Texas' 100 most congested roadways, anyway. We haven't quite caught up to you on being a hipster hot-spot yet, but we suppose there's always next year. According to an analysi ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    Houston the Top City for Rising Credit Card Debt

    It seems that Houstonians are getting pretty darn comfortable swiping that plastic at the register again. So comfortable, in fact, that Houston has become the top city in the United States for rising credit card debt. We've finally made it onto the top of a list for something other than pollution, t ... More >>

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    August 29, 2014

    Is It Really Bye-Bye To IndyCar Racing In Houston?

    There were two IndyCar races in Houston this past June. The races were run on a course laid out around the NRG Park parking lot with NRG Stadium and the Astrodome looming large in the background. The track was bumpy and dangerous. The first day saw racing in the rain, the second day saw racing durin ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    The 10 Best Places for Desserts in Houston

    Sometimes you just want something sweet and when you get that sugar craving, you have to satisfy it right then and there. Baking cookies or brownies takes too long and that small piece of chocolate you have in your pantry just won't do it for you. But, there are multiple places around town serving u ... More >>

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    August 28, 2014

    Houston Rent May Be Skyrocketing, But These Five Areas are Still Affordable

    Looking for an affordable apartment? Good luck -- and we mean that. Houston's rental prices are increasing at the fastest pace on record, and those sky-high apartment tags are no longer limited to the inner loop. As of July 2014, the average apartment rent in Houston is about $1,249 a month, and re ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    Heights Guitar Tech Fills Big Gap In Gear-Repair Scene

    There's a great music scene and a lot of gigging musicians living in Houston, but few places to get musical equipment fixed when time is a factor. When I was playing in bands a few years back, any problem with a guitar or one of my amps meant I had two basic options: take it to one of the guitar sho ... More >>

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    August 27, 2014

    Instacart Launches in Houston Providing a Quick Grocery Delivery Service

    Need to go grocery shopping but just don't have the time? Are you stuck at work and won't have enough time to purchase groceries on your way home? Is going to the grocery store difficult for you, and would you prefer to have your groceries delivered? No matter what your situation is, a quick on-dem ... More >>

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    August 26, 2014

    Houstonians Without Voter ID Are Mostly Black and Poor

    Texas' Voter ID law -- which requires that voters show election officials an approved and up-to-date photo ID in order to cast a ballot -- has long been a point of contention. Since the Lege passed a voter ID requirement in 2011, many of its opponents have questioned whether the law unfairly singles ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    The 10 Best Songs From True Blood

    For the past seven years, each episode of HBO's True Blood was named after a song, and in those seven years I've watched great tracks come and go. Here's the ten best the show had to offer. 10. Massive Attack, "Paradise Circus" In Season 3 there's the wonderful visit to a strip club, and this is ... More >>

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    August 25, 2014

    Hurricane Season 2014: Cristobal No Threat, but Disturbances Lining Up in the Atlantic

    Tropical Storm Cristobal continued to strengthen over the weekend as it headed north through the Bahamas. While it is expected to grow gradually into a hurricane, it will not be a threat to the U.S. Nevertheless, it killed three in the Caribbean with torrential rains and the flooding that accompanie ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Upcoming Events: Do You Know How to Spatchcock a Chicken?

    Discover why local foods matter during the Food-as-Medicine Experience at Sparrow Bar Cookshop Monday, August 25 from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. Chef and owner Monica Pope along with Ali Miller of Naturally Nourished, will teach guests about the medicinal qualities of foods, and demonstrate how to inclu ... More >>

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    August 21, 2014

    Videos of the Week: Watch Houston Area Chefs and Restaurants Take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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    August 21, 2014

    Food Trucks and Restaurants Bump Against Grease, Drugs and Empty Chairs

    Let's make Houston a more walkable city, even if people are walking on their way to tacos. Or so went the thinking for dozens who showed up to Wednesday's council committee meeting in support of relaxing regulations for food trucks. The issues on the line: whether food trucks are allowed to serve i ... More >>

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    August 21, 2014
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    August 20, 2014

    New Houston Rap: Travis $cott Rides In Another Rodeo

    So...who wants new music? MIXTAPE OF THE WEEK: Travi$ Scott, Days Before Rodeo A year ago, Travi$ Scott emerged from Houston obscurity, Tumblr fanfare and the tutelage of Kanye West, T.I. and others to release his Owl Pharaoh EP. For much of the tape, Scott felt like he was doing more of a solid ... More >>

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    August 20, 2014

    Five Biting and Stinging Bugs to Watch Out for This Summer in Houston

    Of all the joys that summer in Houston brings -- heat, humidity, hurricanes -- perhaps the most aggravating is the plague of bugs that descends on us like a swamp (which is basically what the city is anyway). As the creepy crawlies come out of hibernation in the spring, they begin to infest what fee ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    Iggy or Isn't She? "Fancy" Star's No-Show Leaves Some Fans Upset

    Some Houston fans are upset and wondering what happened after rapper/pop star Iggy Azalea's purported appearance at a popular Midtown dance club this weekend never materialized -- or if it was ever truly on the books to begin with. The event had been promoted by Houston-based Sticky Promo, the loca ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    DJ Mustard's Hyper-Branded Ratchet Turns Up House Beyoncé Built

    Type the words "post-superproducer" into Google (go ahead...just come back) and the first name you're likely to see is that of the ubiquitous DJ Mustard. While he's been the engineer of the type of music that makes the classiest girls twerk something, Mustard has also been a key ingredient for today ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    The Surprising Cost of Renting a House in Eight Popular Houston Hoods

    For nearly two years the Houston housing market has been booming. Home inventories are at all-time lows and the city set a record in July for total houses sold and total value of homes sold. It is no surprise then that rental costs have risen right along with home values. That includes rent houses, ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Mercy Bros., Wiz Khalifa, Nine Inch Nails, etc.

    The Mercy Brothers McGonigel's Mucky Duck, August 15 Houston may not have seen a band like the Mercy Brothers around these parts since the Sideshow Tramps (mostly) folded up the tent. The five-piece from about 200 miles east in Lafayette, La., are the kind of evangelists who have no fear about play ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Bands: Texas Is Good Enough For Your Limited Tour

    This article isn't a gripe about the local music scene, which has actually been looking up for a while now, nor is it even about Houston specifically. Instead, it's about all those wonderful reunion tours that continue to pop up, only to avoid certain areas of the United States entirely. A few week ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Upcoming Events: 91-Cent Original Coneys at JCI Grill

    Planted: Houston will host a Traveling Speakeasy series to fund the project of developing a network of urban farms in Houston on Monday, August 18 at Beaver's Icehouse. Each Monday night a bar will host a "Traveling Speakeasy" where customers can sip on special drinks only offered that night; half o ... More >>

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    August 15, 2014

    Houston Has Its Own History of Race Riots

    As tear gas and rubber bullets flew on the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, this week, I couldn't help but be thankful for the relatively peaceful streets of Houston. Sure, we have crime like most big cities and racial tensions do, at times, rise. For instance, when protesters took to the streets of R ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    Day of Joy: Remembering Houston's First Outdoor Music Fest

    "It was definitely a labor of love. It cost me $5,000, I'll put it that way; and, looking back on it, I'm not sure I didn't get my money's worth." -- Jim Tucker We're living in the festival era of popular music. In the U.S. alone, there are more than 200 major music festivals annually. Some, like B ... More >>

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    August 14, 2014

    Notable Dates on the 2014-15 Houston Rockets Schedule

    The NBA released its schedule for the upcoming season and, naturally, the first thing everyone looked for was when Lebron James would return to Miami (Christmas Day as it turns out), but we here in Houston were more interested in the Rockets, who will try to improve on their 54-win season and first ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014

    100 Favorite Dishes 2014-15: No. 73, Hog & Hominy Poutine at Underbelly

    Once again, Kaitlin Steinberg is eating her way through Houston and counting down her 100 favorite dishes as we work our way toward our annual Menu of Menus® issue and culinary extravaganza. She'll compile a collection of the dishes she thinks are the most delicious, most creative and, of course, m ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014

    Courts are Making Interesting Rulings on Abortion Restrictions Similar to Those in Texas

    Texas is most likely on course to enact the last section of the state's stringent abortion laws, forcing all but six of the abortion clinics in Texas to close, but there are interesting goings-on as similar state abortion laws work through the court system. Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of App ... More >>

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    August 7, 2014
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    August 6, 2014

    Rest of the Best 2014: Houston's Top 10 Family-Friendly Restaurants

    There are still a few weeks left before school starts for most of Houston on August 25, and in that interum, parents will be getting in as much time as possible with their little bundles of joy--assuming they aren't already itching to hand them off to teachers the first moment they can. While soaki ... More >>

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    August 4, 2014

    Foam Wonderland Feat. Carnage at NRG Arena, 8/1/14

    Carnage NRG Arena August 1st, 2013 Foam Wonderland did not end with some giant, faux-orgasmic tidal wave of foam engulfing an excited crowd an hour and a half deep into a set from Carnage. Whether or not that was the plan we'll never know, because it ended half an hour early, the crowd being told t ... More >>

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    August 4, 2014

    Six Summer Salads to Enjoy Now in Houston

    Say what you will about the oppressive Houston heat--our greenhouse-like atmosphere makes for some great summer growing. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, corn, beans, melons and various greens are in abundance, while traditionally fall crops like squash, brussels sprouts, grapes figs are starting to r ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

    The 5 Best Brunch Spots in the Museum District

    In Houston, we're pretty serious about our brunch. Whether it be migas and breakfast tacos or chicken and waffles and loaded Bloody Marys, we have no shortage of awesome spots to get our brunch on. Keeping later hours and killer cocktails in mind, we'll be taking a look at some of our favorite spots ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

    Competitive Wine Prices at Coltivare Pair Well

    Back in 2009, when the Houston wine scene was just beginning to take off, then-sommelier Antonio Gianola asked a visiting wine writer to cast his gaze across the dining room of the now defunct Catalan. "Look," he said with evident pride, "there's a bottle of wine on every table." It was a seminal ... More >>

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    July 31, 2014

    10 Places Where Summer Weather is Worse Than Houston

    No one will argue with you if you claim that Houston is one of the most miserable places to be in the summer. It is. It's hot. It's humid. The mosquitoes fly off with small children. And, of course, there is always the threat of a hurricane. But is it the worst place in the world when it comes to su ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    OG Ron C to Host New Chop Not Slop Clinic

    Since its debut a few months ago, DJ Supastar's Spin Academy has hosted plenty of large names in the DJ world, from DJ EQue to DJ Kid Capi. Located right near the Astrodome, it's a hub for any number of aspiring DJs whether old or new to try their hand at moving the crowd, all by timing, record blen ... More >>

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    July 30, 2014

    Houston's Traffic Pain is a Slow Burn Thanks to a Lack of Vision

    One of the toughest things to deal with besides daily traffic in Houston is the prolonged traffic nightmare faced by Houstonians over years and years and years thanks to poor planning and a lack of foresight. While most cities struggle with similar issues, ours feels like its own special brand of he ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    Real Estate, Like Everything Else, Getting More and More Public

    Recently I was speaking with a colleague who lives near me. We are both rather fixated on the development to our entire area, hoping as property values continue to rise and nearby infrastructure is improved, the surrounding commercial developments will improve. Better grocery stores. More restaurant ... More >>

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    July 29, 2014

    Proposed I-45 Redo Includes Option for Replacing the Pierce Elevated with Parkway

    Imagine downtown Houston with a wide parkway right down its southwestern edge no longer blocked by a massive elevated freeway which currently highlights a giant neon cross and a ton of traffic at all times of the day. This is one proposed option being offered by TXDOT as part of a massive overhaul t ... More >>

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    July 25, 2014

    The Houston Press is Expanding Its Food Coverage, Has Opening for a Freelance Restaurant Reviewer

    The Houston food scene is gloriously rich, wild and big. And getting bigger. As a result, we at the Houston Press have decided to split up some of the responsibilities of our food coverage. Restaurant critic Kaitlin Steinberg will remain fulltime but move to a new role with additional daily online ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    Houston to Ban Smoking at Parks, Pools, Golf Courses

    Following a trend that is occurring in numerous cities across the country, the city will extend its ban of smoking already enforced in most public indoor spaces, outdoor stadiums and within 25 feet of buildings to larger outdoor areas as well beginning September 2. The downtown library facilities wi ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014
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    July 23, 2014

    Eat Local Food & Support Planted: Houston at Benefit Pop-Up Dinner

    Edible Earth Resources is a local edible landscaping firm that installs home gardens and landscapes, as well as many restaurant gardens, like the ones found at Haven and Coltivare. On Sunday, July 27, from 5 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., Edible Earth will hold a benefit pop dinner at Haven as the kick off t ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    Trae Day 2014 In Photos

    Six years ago, in the sweltering summer of 2008, the City of Houston bestowed a proclamation upon one of its citizens, a certain Frazier Othel Thompson. Rap fans know the man much better now as Trae Tha Truth, Houston's own "King of the Streets." The following year, the city was rewarded with "Trae ... More >>

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    July 23, 2014

    New Home Buyers Being Priced Out of Houston's New Construction Market

    For nearly two years, the Houston residential real estate market has been booming and shows almost no sign of letting up. As a result, home inventories have been at all time lows in many parts of the city and surrounding area. It is not uncommon for a desirable home to go on the market and have mult ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    Rum at H-E-B--Who Knew?

    Houston does not adhere to the same liquor laws as New Orleans, where even pet stores are allowed to sell hard alcohol. Nor does Houston adhere to the same liquor laws Philadelphia, where no booze at all is vended in grocery stores and beer is sold in establishments separate from state-run wine and ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    We're Looking For a New Nightfly

    Do you like to go out in Houston? Can you tell a good story? If you can answer "yes" to both, you might be the person we're looking for. The Houston Press has a vacancy for Nightfly, our longstanding column that has seen some of the city's most intrepid writers get the lowdown on what happens in th ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    Time to Tell Us What You Think: Our Annual Readers' Choice Awards

    We're getting ready for our annual Best of Houston issue which will hit the stands in early October. This year's theme: We're gamblers willing to take chances and roll the dice. As a result, Houston has prospered and even when the pot gets low, we double down and rebound. And so do the people who ... More >>

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    July 22, 2014

    It's Time for You to Do Your Part With the Readers' Choice Awards

    We're getting ready for our annual Best of Houston issue which will hit the stands in early October. This year's theme: We're gamblers willing to take chances and roll the dice. As a result, Houston has prospered and even when the pot gets low, we double down and rebound. And so do the people who ... More >>

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