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  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Ben's Beans: Another New Coffee Shop Opens Downtown

    Ben Deaton not only kept the old Royal Blue sign outside Ben's Beans, he had it fixed up and fitted with new lights.​After years without a decent coffee shop, downtown is suddenly spoiled for options: Cafe Luz on the north end of downtown opened a few weeks ago. And now Ben's Beans, next door ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Tunnel Explorer: Treebeard's

    All right. This one's an oldie, but, uh... well it's an oldie where I come from.​Tunnel Explorer isn't necessarily about turning up new places to eat. Sure, there might be the occasional hidden gem to mine out (I'll tell you if I find one), but in general, there's just not much down here that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Say Goodbye To Nine Houston Post Offices

    Offices a-closin'​The U.S. Postal Service has announced it's thinking about shutting 3,700 locations across the country, many in small towns. But Houston would not be spared: A list of potential closings -- hilariously labeled the "Expanded Access Study List" -- shows nine sites in the city a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Bye-Bye, Borders (On The West Side)

    ‚ÄčIt's been talked about for some months, but now there is an official date: The Borders at Westheimer and Gessner will be closing January 16.Three other Borders have been announced as on the endangered list -- locations in Willowbrook Mall, the Houston Center and Northwest Mall -- but the Gessner ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2009

    “Purple Hearts — Back from Iraq”

    Photographer Nina Berman and filmmaker Roel van Broekhoven show two takes on one story

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2008

    “Hot Glass, Cool Collections”

    From bowls to free-form sculpture, these artists create art from an unlikely medium

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    What $9 Billion Would Have Wrought

    We talked below about a 1970 Time magazine article on Houston's efforts to attract Yankees. As we mentioned, one of the things Time discussed was a $1.2 billion development that was about to be built "on the edges of downtown." That translates to about $9 billion in today's dollars, which is one bi ... More >>

  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Houston's Food Nazis

    Some are curmudgeonly but intriguing. Others are just a bad trip to S&M land.

  • News

    August 4, 2005

    They Walk Among Us

    A closer look at a spiffy downtown park reveals it's crawling with rats

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2004
  • News

    January 31, 2002

    Law Breakers

    County prosecutors and the sheriff target a controversial judge

  • News

    January 27, 1994

    Wanna Buy a RoboDome?

    The city's sports tycoons maneuver for inside position, and the questions mount: Who needs it? Why? At what cost?