The University of Houston went into pandemonium this afternoon when a pregnant Beyoncé showed up to surprise her mother Tina Knowles during the latter's interview for the Living Archives of the school women's studies collection. Even U of H's administration had no idea Beyonce was going to show up ... More >>
cybertoadYou can still get the fish at Luby's...Twenty-five years ago I was a wee elementary school lass who liked to watch Goonies, play Legos, and eat raw gelatin off my finger at swim meets. Life was easy back then - We got our sloppy joes from the cafeteria lunch lady and our Frito pies a ... More >>
Every election cycle, there are winners and there are losers. 2009 is no different. Here is a list of winners and losers and brief reason why.WinnersGarnet Coleman -- He was one of the few African-Americans that supported Annise Parker when she began her career. He stuck out his neck once again, ... More >>
Walter Cronkite, the baby-boomer's Voice of Authority, died Friday. He's remembered fondly in Houston, where he worked at the paper at what was then Lanier Junior High, attended San Jacinto High and worked at the Houston Press. (No, not the current Houston Press; the afternoon daily that brought a l ... More >>
A dockworker's strike in Houston? When was the last time we had a dockworker's strike in Houston?We're not sure, but such an event plays a key role in a new novel that got a big-time review in The New York Times yesterday.Black Water Rising, by an author named Attica Locke, concerns a black man ... More >>
The Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau has gotten a lot of attention recently for getting ZZ Top to push Houston for the Bureau’s “My Houston” campaign. We have no problem with the “Li’l Ol’ Band from Texas” (seems like that should come with a copyright sign) but let’s fac ... More >>
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Our critics weigh in on local theater
A decade and a half of devilish deeds and die-hard journalism
City Hall reality series: Who survives on Bill White's island?
Bill and Annise confront a City Hall curse
Jon C. Vanden Bosch
The best and worst from the Brown days
Foes of Mayor Lee Brown can't wait to see him gone. And a lot of his friends feel that way, too.
A year of Super Bowl media hype has begun
Houston firefighters say the city has been playing Russian roulette by carrying crews of three members instead of four on its trucks. Last October, Jay Paul Jahnke anted up with his life.
In this flood, Lee Brown has stayed high and dry (so far)
Will Montrose come home in 2001?
Conan Was a Warrior
Sources Are for Burning
Houston's best politicos were not always the ones elected -- or the ones who stayed in office
Strange Association. The ties that bind former mayor Whitmire with a sex offender
Jack Linvillle transformed a little architecture firm into a leading public contractor -- with help from some well-heeled political pals
Baby Tug-of-war. They're common folk from Converse, locked in a legal battle to get their grandchild back from a Houston judge
The triumph of Bob and Sheila; the tragicomedy of Craig and Lloyd
Houston's new mayor is working as hard as, or harder than, his predecessors. Now if only he could find a way to tell people about it.
As Jew Don Boney has moved upward in public life, have his values changed to meet his needs rather than those of his constituents?
George Greanias is smart. He's honest. He's independent. But Bob Lanier and his friends are pulling out the stops to see that Greanias doesn't return to City Hall.
Last fall, environmentalists thought they'd finally put a stake through the heart of the West Side Airport. But the mayoral race seems to have given it a new lease on life.
County attorney candidate Mike Fleming brands his opponent a traffic-court jockey. Sylvia Garcia labels him a special-interest pawn. You be the judge.
Under Bob Lanier and director Bill Smith, the city's Parks Department has been on a budget-busting blowout. But who's counting, right?
Privatization of Houston's municipal golf courses has been a bad deal for everybody but the operators. But golfers and taxpayers had best look out: the city's on the verge of giving away two more of it courses.
Thank the Lord, Jesus Christ above, this is Bob Lanier's last term as mayor of Houston. Now that he's bankrupt every city service, he's leaving the whole mess to somebody else. But who?
How one disgruntled reader got satisfaction from the Chronicle
After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.
In the Kingdom of Bob, lawyer Joe B. Allen is the prime minister of vested interests
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.