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  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Hoaders, Trash Keepers Beware Proposed City Ordinance

    Last week the Houston City Council presented a proposed change to an ordinance that would levy a fine on people who hoard. Not just the grandma who keeps a huge collection of china dolls, or the dude who can't throw away the last 650 issues of Playboy. We're talking about the folks you see on telev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    Credit Card Numbers, Checks, Cash Stolen From Megachurch

    Joel Osteen's megachurch became more than a half-million dollars less prosperous, according to reports, following a theft from the Lakewood Church coffers over the weekend. The church sent out a letter to churchgoers on Monday, the Houston Chronicle reports, telling them about the theft of cash, ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 9, 2014
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    July 22, 2013

    UPDATED: Cyclist Killed When Struck by Metro Train Monday Morning

    Update: According to, eyewitnesses say the woman who was killed by the Metro train was riding down the tracks. One witness reportedly yelled at her to get off the tracks before she was struck by the train. Original Post:Details are still just trickling out, but according to multiple media ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Blanco's Supposedly Needs a New Home by November

    Houston has known for that Blanco's days are numbered for a little while. About six weeks ago, the Houston Chronicle reported that the honky-tonk in River Oaks had been sold to nearby St. John's School as part of a 13-acre land deal to expand the independent private prep school with a student body o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    Classic Downtown Macy's Shutting Its Doors

    According to a report from the Houston Chronicle, the store those of us who grew up in Houston knew as Foley's downtown since it opened in 1947 will be shutting its doors as part of a move by Macy's to close underperforming stores. It will begin a clearance sale on January 7 that will run for about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Nine Dead in Fatal Car Accidents Over the Weekend

    The roads in Houston aren't exactly beyond Thunderdome, but they can be dangerous, particularly when the are wet and slick with rain, as was the case this weekend when nine people lost their lives in six separate accidents on the streets and freeways of Houston, according to multiple reports. One b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Comment of the Day: Chron's Journatic Mistake Criticized

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning or afternoon from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    Trey Eric Sesler: YouTube Film Critic "Mr. Anime" Accused Of Killing Three Family Members

    Trey Eric Sesler, a 22-year-old who styles himself "Mr. Anime" for his YouTube movie reviews, is in jail, accused of using a high-powered rifle to kill his parents and his brother. The murders were discovered Tuesday in the small town of Magnolia. Police found the bodies of parents Lawton Ray Sesle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Houston's Underground Reservoir: Five Potential Uses to Fear

    The Houston Chronicle has a terrific story on an empty underground reservoir near Buffalo Bayou. The large space -- about one and a half football fields -- features 25-foot ceilings supported by slender columns, with entry and exit limited to a trap-door at the surface. The Buffalo Bayou Partnersh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2011

    Tasting Notes: This Week in Wine Blogs

    Another Wine Blog: Love born in the blogosphere. It's a beautiful thing. A few weeks ago, when I shared a glass of stinky, delicious Cortese (from Piedmont) with tandem wine bloggers Amy and Joe Power, authors of Another Wine Blog, they told me the story of how they met in the "pre-blog" era, in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Openings & Closings: Food Trucks and Football-Shaped Bars

    As we reported earlier this week, Houston is getting three new out-of-town chains soon. Will you be patronizing any of them? Austin-based Torchy's Tacos will be opening on December 7 in the old Gratefull Taco spot. Burger House is moving down from Dallas into a space in Rice Village in 2012. And El ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Hard Times Hit the Chronicle: Restrooms Cleaned Just Twice a Day, Unbleached Towels and Defrost Your Own Damn Refrigerators

    It's unbleached towels now....​The Houston Chronicle has been hit with the same rough economy as others in the print media. Sometimes that leads to layoffs. Sometimes it leads to cutting back on the janitorial services. A new memo from management outlines the shocking hardships Chron staffers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Tarell Waller, 24, and Javon Shantrice Williams, 22, Bayou Body Count Nos. 145 & 146

    HPDChavon Frank faces two counts of intoxication manslaughter​Police say a drunk woman ran a red light and plowed into two pedestrians, and she has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in their deaths. Chavon Latowya Frank, 30, was driving westbound on West Fuqua about 9:15 p.m. Wednes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    China Sends Cops to HPD, HPD Sends Them to Hospital

    Two Houston police cars at the agency's driving range had "a timing issue" with a maneuver this morning, and crashed. Among the passengers: Cops from Houston's sister city in China, who were being shown just how great HPD drivers are. The Houston Chronicle reports "five Chinese law enforcement dig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Kevin Gonterman: Spent Two Snake-Ridden Days At Bottom Of 30-Foot Manhole

    "Andy crawled to freedom through five hundred yards of shit-smelling foulness I can't even imagine"​A League City man who has been missing since Saturday was found at the bottom of a 30-foot manhole, apparetnly lucid but suffering from a number of snake bites. Kevin Gonterman, 25, was found b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Ira Jones, 33, Bayou Body Count No. 94

    Keira Jones's charge may be upgraded to murder.​A man whose girlfriend threw scalding water on him during an argument has died from the injuries, police say. Ira Jones, 33, was arguing with his 17-year-old girlfriend Keira Jones June 18 in the home they shared in the 1000 block of East 32nd ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2011
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    January 13, 2011
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    May 5, 2010

    Molto Italiano at Sabetta Cafe & Wine Bar

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​A new restaurant has stepped up to the plate at 2411 S. Shepherd, the former location of Crostini and -- more recently -- the ill-fated Cafe Zol. Sabetta Cafe & Wine Bar, the creation of Chef Riccardo Palazzo-Giorgio and wife Donna, opened this week. Sabetta was th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    iFest Aftermath: After The Rain, A Downpour Of Gulf Coast Soul

    Photos by Eggs/ breakfastontour.comThe Hustlers Brass Band was popular with our writers and photographers.​ As Sunday morning came down in sheets of rain and the crackle of thunder, prospects looked cloudy for Day 2 of the Houston International Festival. Intrepid music fans who dragged out of bed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    The Chronicle Bids Adieu To The Free Weekly TV Section

    ​Houston, you only have a few weeks left to enjoy your free weekly TV section in the Sunday paper. This announcement applies only to the few dozen people who still do so, most of them looking for Matlock reruns.The Houston Chronicle announced this weekend it is joining the hosts of dailies who are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    David Adickes' Random Big Head Lady Gone From Main Street

    ​Sculptor David Adickes is having a rough April. The spry, 83-year-old monumentalist hewer of concrete -- famous for his president heads, gargantuan mustachioed telephones, giant Beatles, and enormous Texas heroes -- first saw the six presidential busts he had places in a busted Pearland real esta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Great Moments With Mr. Rockefeller: Billy Harper, Garth Brooks and Sonny Rollins

    [Ed. Note: To help spread the word about next Friday's benefit for the Houston International Festival's education programs at Rockefeller Hall, featuring Texas Johnny Brown and Marcia Ball, Rocks Off asked iFest director of performing arts and former Houston Chronicle music critic Rick Mitchell to r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    New Thai Joint Opens on Bangkokheimer

    ​Thai Bistro, the popular Houston Thai restaurant located at 3241 Southwest Freeway, recently opened a new location at 11660 Westheimer, the former location of Thyme Table Café. The Houston Chronicle's Alison Cook loved Thyme Table for reasons I never understood. I tried it and found it too b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2010

    Ask A Rapper: H-Kane Explains Proper Diss Procedure, Demonstrates on Chronicle

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Election Night Parties So Far Are As Scintillating As The Campaign

    Photo by Mike Giglio​Things are very quiet at the vote-watch "parties" tonight, as the candidates and their supporters settle in for what's likely to be a long night of seeing who ends up being the odd person out.This description, of the Annise Parker bash, is pretty much true of the others. Excep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Aftermath: The Pogues Destroy House of Blues, and Rocks Off Is Ready to Move On

    Photos by Daniel KramerThis is about how we feel this morning.​Attention budding music writers, assuming there are still a few of you left who think getting into shows for free is a fair trade for your health, well-being, a decent paycheck and reasonably normal social life: It's not. It's pretty m ... More >>

  • News

    September 3, 2009

    Jacko's Doc and the Ultimate Stage Mother

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    American Idol Returns Tonight... Yawn

    Come back Kelly Clarkson, all is forgiven... If you've been lucky enough to spend the past several months in a media-deprivation tank - or maybe you just don't read the Houston Chronicle - then you no doubt know Fox's shrill-singing flagship series American Idol returns tonight at 7 p.m. (As ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    We Try To Help HISD's Druggie Teachers, But Get Rebuffed

    HISD teachers, you have been warned: the drug-sniffing dog is coming for you. Superintendent Abe Saavedra told reporters the dog will be visiting every campus to check the employee parking lots.Of course, publicity about the string of teacher-drug arrests hasn't stopped teachers from bringing drugs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008
  • News

    February 15, 2007

    This Blows!

    Houston has a national rep for taking down buildings. So why are these eyesores still standing?

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    Stocking Stuffers

    Homeless pols, rail guardian angels and drugs for City Council

  • News

    August 7, 2003

    Tale of Two Cities

    Kid-Care's former leader says the attorney general is playing favorites

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Criminals Beware

    KPRC has an FBI man to state the obvious

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Golden Oldies

    How many times can the Chronicle write the "How to be a Texan" story?

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    This Modern World

    The marriage of local TV news and the World Wide Web is rocky

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    KPRC Tops Itself

    Dr. Freud, breast obsession on Line 2

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Starry, Starry Night

    The Chronicle gets honored at a downtown bash

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    Holier Than Thou

    Channel 13 and the Chronicle squabble over a pothole story

  • News

    March 22, 2001

    Energy Rules

    The Chronicle performs a boosterism triple play

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Booster Shot

    A proposed Medical Center project gets big, big play

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    No Contest

    KPRC uses the IRS for this month's sweeps giveaway

  • News

    November 2, 2000

    Playing Games

    The Olympic vote is hush-hush at the Chronicle

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Sports Columnist

    Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle

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    September 30, 1999
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    May 27, 1999
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    May 20, 1999
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    January 28, 1999
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