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 >>
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 >>
Who? The Houston rapper who goes by Noon, or Noonston, has a pretty compelling tale to tell and an easy flow, so we'll just let him take it from the top, as unfiltered as one of his rhymes. Here he is: Who I am is a question I think I just figured out. My whole life has been one big ball of confusi ... More >>
Houston Heights Association Cans Board Member Who Built a Beloved Playground Train.
If you've driven through the Heights recently and thought, "Gee whiz, I wish this historic, beautiful neighborhood could become really douchey," you're in luck: The nonprofit Houston Heights Association, whose volunteers once created a jogging trail, planted trees, and created playgrounds, just dism ... More >>
We've been rounding up our favorite budget lunch spots in different neighborhoods around town (See the complete list at the end of the post). This time, we're moving to the antique shop, bungalow, and dining mecca that is the Houston Heights. There were certainly no shortage of great eateries befor ... More >>
I am a big fan of the Houston Heights. I lived there for the better part of 15 years and spent countless summer days at my grandparents' house just about 8 blocks east of there. It has so many things that make it a desirable place to live, from the big old oak trees to the quaint shops to the locati ... More >>
Let's say you want to be a real estate broker in Houston, but you're a bit of a fuckin' idiot. Relying on underhanded tactics online in the hopes that it'll drive traffic your way, you create a website called, oh, Texasrealtypros.com, and then, in a section of alleged client reviews and testimonia ... More >>
It's here again, that time of year when the kids are let out of school and immediately begin whining that there's nothing to do. Oh, sure, you try and try to make them happy. You can invent a brand-new game with balls and paper sacks and even clean up the damn mess they make when they nearly kill th ... More >>
Art Car stalwarts employ time, energy and creativity to bring their new creations to life. Oh, and scrap metal comes in handy too.
100 Favorite dishes in the Bayou City
T.I. is no Marvin Gaye. Or is he? Both men were blessed with supreme talent as musicians and songwriters. Both men exhibit an overflowing charisma and a flair for the dramatic. Both men chose acting as a supplementary alternative expression of their talents. Both men were also cursed with an unfor ... More >>
Four of the spookiest true tales in our city's history
As event grew, so did promises, expectations and disappointments.
There was a show at Jet Lounge last night. I wanted to go for a three reasons: 1. Local rapper D. Risha was performing. He has a brilliant song called "Ebonics" that is a manuscript on Houston slang and I was hoping it'd send whatever crowd was watching him perform it into fits; it'd have been fun ... More >>
Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where the leftover Peeps are finally starting to develop that intriguing leathery outer shell. We started the week off right with some chickens. That's right, chickens. They're tasty, and tasty things come out of them. Plus if you live nex ... More >>
If you are just about to the point of Christmas decoration overload and even the most ridiculous looking blow-up snowman inside a snow globe doesn't make you crack a smile, head over to Jenni's Noodle House in the Heights for something totally different. Look up and you will see a recently construct ... More >>
Houston gets a visit from architect Hermes Mallea who is dropping by Brazos Bookstore on Friday to sign his book Great Houses of Havana: A Century of Cuban Style. The book features wonderful photographs of some of the most beautiful homes in Havana. One shows a courtyard, glowing in the evening lig ... More >>
Not one of the houses donated to HISDWhile going through their normal delinquent tax collections business, Houston ISD tax staff members discovered three separate property owners had gifted them with parcels of land. Wow, Hair Balls was thinking, isn't that nice? Nope. Or as Donald Boehm, ... More >>
To get this week's feature, I knew I would have to learn firsthand what it is to be a bike courier. While I have been an almost daily bike commuter for over a year, I knew that my bike was not up to the task.
One side's happyCity Council easily passed today some important revisions to Houston's historic preservation laws, the key part being you can no longer thumb your nose at Houston's historic preservation laws.The ""90-day clause" -- which said the city could stop you from demolishing a historic st ... More >>
Jaxon Leone had plenty of `emWe've all heard that urban legend about the drunk guy who drives off in the cop car and forgets all about it...You know, he's in a black-out, and he goes home and passes out, and then the next day, he's woken by an angry cop beating down his door, and there's the cop ... More >>
This week on Health Department Roundup, we visit the historic Houston Heights, and marvel at our city's most aggressively quaint neighborhood. And the grimiest corners of its restaurant kitchens. An April 9 pre-opening inspection at Les Givrals (4601 Washington Ave.), found the floors not co ... More >>
No, not that McCain. Our own McCain's, right here in Houston. It seems the economic crisis we're currently experiencing has claimed yet another victim: McCain's Market on Heights Boulevard abruptly closed up shop on Saturday, January 10th. The owners placed a note on the front door explaining tha ... More >>
We talked last week with Los Angeles urban expert Joel Kotkin, author of a study for the Greater Houston Partnership on how to keep Houston growing. Kotkin told the GHP (Houston’s version of the chamber of commerce) they should not follow other cities who have tried to attract “the elite” – ... More >>
For Macario, the fight for Chicano causes and culture is far from over
Lee Friedlander goes to homes for the holidays
Who knew HPD gave away free heroin shots?
Heights residents fear the toll road authority's new land acquisition plans
Guitarist Huey Long is from all the eras
Houston-based Sex Addicts Anonymous knows the lesson well: For those caught in the Bubble, lust has no limits
The murder of their loved one haunted Amy and Linda White until a Texas prison mediation program brought them together with the killer. Now they've all got their answers -- and unique justice.
Anti-affirmative-action crusader hits the road (at least for now)
Carter & Cooley
Opera in the Heights brings Italy to Houston with Puccini's Tosca
Attention, drunks, drug runners, cactus thieves, and other enemies of Sunset Heights: Jackie Harris is looking for you. And she's got her machete.
Eagle Pennell's advice for independent directors? Fight.