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Jesse Jones

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Jay Z In Pictures: Can I Get a...

    When I first began to listen to rap music as a student at Jesse H. Jones Senior High, it was mostly screwed-down versions of hits by UGK and freestyles by Lil Keke, Lil Flip and Yungstar. Only after I graduated did I begin digging deeper into rap's history, with East Coast lyricism pulling me one wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Cover Story: Houston Babylon, a Collection of Houston's Creepiest Tales

    After my editor assigned me to write up a collection of some of Houston's creepiest tales for this week's cover story Houston Babylon, I took to Facebook for some group-sourcing of ideas and leads. That thread ballooned into an 158-post beast. Far too many good stories came in for me to include them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2012

    Houston Scores Big-Time In Latest Edition Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 4

    Our fourth installment of Houston-area country-music pioneers honored with inclusion in the second edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Music details the last of an amazing group of local musicians from the '30s, '40s, and '50s who left their brand on the people's music. While the Appalachian and ... More >>

  • Music

    August 5, 2010

    Showcase Showdown

    Great moments in HPMA history

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Houston 101: A Convention Center Built In 64 Days

    ​In 1928, Jesse Jones -- grand poobah of Houston, Lord of Suite 8-F -- was determined to bring national glory to his town by hosting the 1928 Democratic convention. Cleveland, San Francisco and Detroit also wanted the prize, but Jones took a $200,000 check to the bidding committee and got the nod. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Houston 101: Where Kingmakers Reigned And Plotted

    For decades, vital issues affecting the U.S. and Texas were hashed out in Suite 8-F of the Lamar Hotel in downtown Houston.The suite had only two rooms and a kitchenette and it was decorated in whatever the relevant time period's definition of "tacky" was, but it became the Unofficial Capital of Tex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    David Byrne Mystified by Houston's Sprawl, Loves Jones Hall

    Craig HlavatyYesterday one of our readers (thanks, Mimi!) posted a comment with a link to David Byrne's blog about the white-haired world-pop eminence's thoughts and experiences while on tour. Apparently Byrne got to spend quite a bit of time in Houston, because the entry surrounding ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2009

    David Byrne Bikes Houston

    Photo by Craig HlavatyFormer Talking Head David Byrne (we're nor sure, but we're guessing he hates that description) was in town recently for a show at Jones Hall.Byrne has become a biking fanatic these days; he's also an occasional diarist about his tour.His piece on Houston has him complaining abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2009

    Aftermath: David Byrne at Jones Hall

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty David Byrne knows about living in the moment. The white-haired former Talking Heads frontman and unofficial U.S. ambassador for Third World pop, whose hair was as white as his (and his band's) wardrobe, was a genial host at Jones Hall Monday night. "It's nice to be in Mr. Jes ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Hit Hermann

    In time for summer, the park's had a facelift.

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Some Further Thoughts on iFest, and Festivals

    Photos by Chris Gray Skyscrapers - something you won't see at Austin City Limits. Western Swing maidens the Quebe Sisters performed in the shadow of the Jesse H. Jones Library.Previously, Rocks Off's idea about what a "festival" should look like, and what to expect, came from his exper ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    R.I.P. Jerry J. Moore, In The Obscurity He Hated

    A Houston businessman who makes the Forbes 400 list of richest people twelve times, who gained fame for his large and luxurious car collection....a guy like that dies, you kinda expect the Houston Chronicle to notice.But apparently not.Jerry J. Moore died November 23 and, as best we can determine, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    Last Night: The Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    "I Don't Get Around Much Anymore." The Ellington tune is bouncing around my head as I take the train downtown (the A-Train?) for the 2007 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase. I just can't stay out ‘til two and work the next day like I used to. I was pretty sure this would never happen to me. Ya li ... More >>

  • News

    February 15, 2007

    Remembering Molly

    She was always more than what she seemed

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Ready for Some Football?

    The Houston Symphony sure is

  • News

    January 26, 2006

    Eaten Alive

    Rent-to-own stores, pawnshops, payday lenders -- it's hope for sale, with interest

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    Pride of Place

    Scenes from the 15th annual Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

  • Dining

    June 10, 2004

    Dry-Aged Discrimination

    What grade of beef are the steaks at The Capital Grille?

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2004

    Get Your Kicks

    A Texas filmmaker looks at small-town life through a windshield

  • News

    September 4, 2003
  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Herding Cats in District 5

    An effort to sort out black council candidates backfires

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    King Kinder

    Rich Kinder has made a cool billion dollars since leaving Enron. Now he’s ready to take over the world, or at least the nearest pipeline.

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Lobby

    JP Morgan Chase Bank Building

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    A Fixer-Upper

    Jones High needs a lot of renovation -- and not just the buildings. At least HISD can't pretend it doesn't know it has a problem. Its own task force told it so.

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    The Great Divide

    Principal Lawrence Allen is a role model to some, an inept bumbler to others. Jones High School is split: Magnet-program parents versus the local community. It's up to Superintendent Kaye Stripling to make it right. Lucky her.

  • Dining

    August 30, 2001

    Choking the Critic

    Why is the Chronicle so sour on hiring a full-time restaurant reviewer?

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Texas Gothic

    A timber baron's descendants head into courts and crypts in their decades-old effort to reclaim their birthright and big bucks from an arch-nemesis: his secretive third wife

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    Overblown and Underrated

    So you know Houston's goats, heroes and high points? Think again.

  • News

    September 21, 2000

    Letters 09-21-2000

    Listen to the Music, Still Fuming, Building Bonds

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Place to Smoke

    The State Bar and Lounge

  • News

    September 7, 2000

    Can the Band Play On?

    The Houston Symphony opens its new season without a music director, an executive director or a clear vision for the future. Only one thing appears certain: The post-Eschenbach era is going to look a lot different.

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    From PACman to Port Chairman

    After a career serving kingmakers, can Jim Edmonds really be his own leader?

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    The Good, the Bad, the Imprisoned

    Houston's best politicos were not always the ones elected -- or the ones who stayed in office

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    Houstowne, Texas

    Shrouded by mists and unrecovered documents, the history of Houston is still worth a probe

  • News

    December 3, 1998
  • News

    November 19, 1998

    Brother, Can You Spare a Vanity Video?

    Houston Endowment paid, so they had to come

  • News

    November 12, 1998
  • News

    October 15, 1998

    Castles for Welfare Kings

    Come 2023, Rice Hotel redevelopers can own their federally assisted project for a cool $1,000

  • News

    September 10, 1998

    Do Not Go Gentle

    Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby fights on for better, more diverse education in Texas

  • News

    June 6, 1996
  • News

    June 8, 1995
  • News

    April 27, 1995

    Post Mortem

    Though not unexpected, the death of the Houston Post was still a surprise. Even more surprising was how little truth got out about how and why the paper perished.

  • News

    March 30, 1995

    Old Boys at Play

    Gay society steps out at the Houston Club

  • News

    March 2, 1995

    All About Elyse

    After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.

  • News

    February 2, 1995

    It's Joe B.'s World

    In the Kingdom of Bob, lawyer Joe B. Allen is the prime minister of vested interests

  • News

    October 20, 1994

    Little Big Crony

    Bob Lanier's buddy Billy Burge wants to play the power game the way it was played in the old days. . . . . . But the rules have changed.

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