Company proud of effort that will hit Houston soon.
Forty-four minutes early was one minute too late for Michael Monroe Brown Tuesday when he tried to fly the low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines back to Indianapolis from a business trip to Houston Tuesday. The 22-year-old budding entrepreneur and recent Indiana University business major graduate, sa ... More >>
The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Concert Venues.
When Houston musician Ben Godfrey headed to the Grand Prix of Houston at Reliant Park this past Sunday, he wasn't aware that he would go from simply watching the action to being a part of it. Godfrey, best known around town for his role in local acts listenlisten and B.E. Godfrey, was struck by fen ... More >>
Over the last couple seasons, I'm very fortunate in that I've had the chance to frequent some of the away venues and cities on the Houston Texans' schedule. Last season, I made road trips to both Chicago and New England. A couple seasons ago, it was Indianapolis. This weekend, it'll be San Francisco ... More >>
The result by itself doesn't matter. Despite losing to the Saints, the Texans had a mostly good day from a big-picture standpoint. They put up nearly 500 yards of offense (496) against a competent opponent. They came out without any significant injuries. Andre Johnson looked better than ever. They ... More >>
I knew something cool was going on when bubbles started floating past my office window. Then Abe at the front desk gave me a call. "Is there a limo selling ice cream out front?" he asked. "I don't see one...should there be?" Indeed, there should be, and indeed there was a vehicle selling ice crea ... More >>
Buck up there, Texans fans. I know all week all you've heard is how the Patriots are going to slaughter the Texans just like they did a few short weeks ago. And, yes, instead of facing the Patriots at Reliant Stadium after having had to go through the Broncos in Denver, is a pretty shitty deal. But, ... More >>
It was, to quote Yogi Berra, "Like deja vu all over again." In this case, the Texans' loss to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on the road in prime time was eerily similar to week six when they were dismantled by Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. In what was being billed as the most ant ... More >>
After back-to-back games of exhilarating drama, the Texans seem back to their usual selves. That's just fine for soon-to-be Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt. Led by Watt and a defense that suffocated Tennessee and second-year QB Jake Locker, the Texans cruised to 11-1 and clinched the second ... More >>
While they were on tour behind 1987's The Joshua Tree, U2 -- either homesick and looking for fun, bored or legitimately curious to see if the people who showed up that early would recognize them -- booked themselves as their own opening act on the Los Angeles, Indianapolis and Hampton, Va. stops und ... More >>
Marshall Crenshaw, The Bottle Rockets Continental Club April 22, 2012 Sunday's Marshall Crenshaw/Bottle Rockets show again raised the question of whether Houston fans of intelligent, literate rock and roll should be disappointed that our city isn't more interested in this kind of music, or whether ... More >>
There are some fascinating objects in this wannabe blockbuster, but mainly it's a grab for crowds and cash.
More than 200 soldiers are suing KBR for knowingly exposing them to toxic chemicals in Iraq, whose effects started with nose bleeds and could end with cancer. KBR says that didn't happen. But even if it did, the company isn't responsible. Taxpayers are.
Rumors swirled across the Web on Tuesday that Madonna's upcoming Super Bowl set list had leaked. It sent shivers down the spines of pop historians and shrugs across the shoulders of people who know which teams are actually playing in the Super Bowl. Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. have already confirmed th ... More >>
Photo by OrbitDidIt/Smoker's Club TourHopefully you've been keeping up with the exploits of Patron-loving Houston MC Marcus Manchild as he winds his way toward Warehouse Live with Method Man, Big K.R.I.T. and a bunch of others on the Smoker's Club 2011 tour. Marcus will be filing his usual re ... More >>
Photo by Marco TorresMatt Schaub stays hotIn a game worthy of the oft-overused and dramatic "biggest in franchise history" distinction, the Texans finally delivered. Reeling from consecutive defeats and still missing Andre Johnson, questions swirled all week as to whether these Texans could ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresMatt Schaub didn't play much.In the big picture, the narrative from Monday's preseason opener at Reliant Stadium was a promising one for Gary Kubiak's Texans. First and foremost, there were no major injuries. Secondly, the retooled unit of renowned defensive coordinato ... More >>
It's another big night for you, Matt LeinartI don't know that there was ever any point during the NFL lockout where I was fearful that we wouldn't have football this season. Still, the specter of the work stoppage that loomed over us throughout thus summer made us at least ponder life without ... More >>
South Dakota State PrisonJames Vernon McVay: Proud HoustonianJames Vernon McVay wanted to kill President Obama. After his arrest in Wisconsin earlier this month, he told police that he believed the best way to do that was to stalk the commander-in-chief while he was playing golf and pick him ... More >>
Anderson Fair alumna Lucinda Williams returns to Houston.
What the hell happened to Leslie Visser?It's generally accepted that the first two full days of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament provide the greatest two-day watching/gambling/drinking/eating experience annually, for obvious reasons: 1. Whether by illness, approved vacation, or planned s ... More >>
Photos by Jim BrickerJustin Townes Earle Fitzgerald's December 2, 2010 It's been a tumultuous year for folk-rocker Justin Townes Earle. Lucky for him, we're fast approaching year's end. This fall the Nashville native and recently settled New Yorker released his third album Harlem River Blues ... More >>
Texans: Let's not get physicalWe knew the Texans' young defense could have games like this. A second disastrous performance in five outings for the supposedly-elite Houston offense, however, is incredibly concerning.The numbers are baffling. 195 total yards. 1.6 yards per rush with what had been ... More >>
Columbus: Amerigo Vespucci's a pimpWhy are you at work? It's Columbus Day!!It is only rampant anti-Italianism that prevents Houstonians from getting a three-day weekend to celebrate the guy who was among the first dozen or so people to discover America.Columbus, of course, is a misunderstood figu ... More >>
Playoffs? Are you kidding me? Playoffs!?At their core, the Houston Texans are a business, just like any other business, and they have customers -- you, the season ticket holders. The Texans have been above .500 for a total of eleven weeks in their history. I mean, let's face it, for the better p ... More >>
All natural?Brian Cushing had better get his training regime in order, because the NFL isn't buying that "Overtrained Athlete Syndrome" nonsense. Today, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced that the league will uphold the second-year linebacker's four-game suspension for taking a banned perfo ... More >>
Sometimes I forget that the cushy little sports world I live in is not the end-all and be-all. For the better part of the last two weeks, it has felt like everything was crashing down around me as housewives and receptionists everywhere had outpicked me on their March Madness brackets using such ... More >>
I was on fire. As dismal as my bracket had become whittling the field down from 64 to 16 teams, once the field was down to the Sweet Sixteen, I was seeing things much more clearly. This wouldn't save my bracket, because brackets are like kids -- once you crank one out, it's yours for better or ... More >>
After three weeks of the season, the Texans were on a pace to allow more total yards and more yards rushing than any team in NFL history.So who the hell are these guys? And more importantly, have the guys calling the shots figured something out?The Texans' defense pitched a third consecutive ... More >>
Hey, Esquire, stick to covering topics like this and we'll all be happy.The venerated Esquire has released its list of the Best Bars in America, compiled after what we imagine was some serious and excessive binge-drinking that had either mind-erasing or mind-altering effects on the editors ... More >>
Craig HlavatyThe Phish of the Southwest and king of Houston's summer concert hill: George StraitOnline ticket broker StubHub.com released its annual list of America's Top 20 "Most Rockin' Cities" Friday, with Houston holding steady at No. 17 for the second year in a row. We probably would have be ... More >>
Think it's hot in Houston now? Just want for....(switch to stentorian voice)...The Future!!!!That's the word from Climate Central, a non-profit scientific group that apparently believes all this climate-change mumbo-jumbo the socialist-fascists are trying to throw at us when they're not trying to ... More >>
Roger Caldwell/ Dallas ObserverIf you're headed to see the Doggfather Wednesday evning at House of Blues, you might want to be careful. Though Snoop denies any wrongdoing, MTV reported last week that a fan who rushed the stage at a 2005 Seattle show is alleging the rapper clocked him with a brass-kn ... More >>
The Rodeo saves local parents from a winter of sulking. But what's this whole Miley Cyrus thing about, anyway?
Dance royalty is in the cards for remix diva Amber
Local table-tennis players whack away
Even a wayward washing machine can't drop these sludge-rockers to the canvas
Dom Capers takes on Texan barbecue for the first time
With League City controlled by the Christian right, citizens can rezone - and repent
Gay domestic violence is a dirty little secret that traps victims with nowhere to turn
And other signs that Texas Monthly's brain trust doesn't have a neuron left
'The I-69 "NAFTA Highway" is supposed to create thousands of jobs. Thanks to your tax dollars, it's already provided a very good one for the underemployed brother of Tom DeLay.
... And don't let the door hit you on the way out