And so, after all these years of condofication, it has come to this: one last row of shotgun houses in the Fourth Ward. The transformation from funky and proud Freedmen's Town to go-go, oontz-oontz Midtown is almost complete. Gone or boarded up are several historic churches, the Fa Real bar, King ... More >>
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We recently stumbled on this video made by the Houston Zoo, wherein people recall their favorite memories of the place. With the long Labor Day Weekend coming up, Hair Balls has a few memories of its own...
Fitzgerald's Hits the Dirty 30
Could there be a fun, pro-music political action committee in Houston? Why the hell not?
Our critic weighs in on local theater
For Macario, the fight for Chicano causes and culture is far from over
Houston's sweet-and-sour inaugural
Brown's last-minute signal keeps rail on track
Some former students question whether Brown's a plus
The Chronicle dares to dream -- again
Who can avert the 2003 runoff from hell?
Metro's incoming chairman loves to tell stories. Can Houstonians cotton to his next one?
Sour grapes, golden gloves and acidic comebacks on the campaign trail.
Wilfred Chevis provides the link between Clifton Chenier and the Zydeco Dots
With a battle looming, gays and their supporters seek high ground
Why did so many Houston Hispanics punch twice for president?
Councilman Chris tests the waters against Brown
Lester Tyra's short reign as chief of the Houston Fire Department has been filled with controversy. Can he quench the flames fast enough to save his job?
Curse of El Mercado. Did a city planning commissioner try to cash in on the project?
Political Goodfellows Editor: Gabe and Gary get new toys; Lee and Mario cry in their stockings
Fears of a future light train trouble Katy Freeway expansion critics
Exercising rights in Seabrook can land you in court
Hordes of city candidates block-walk, while voters sleepwalk
The restaurants changed. The barflies remained the same.
A Gore vote in 2000 could send Brown back to D.C.
Dominique de Menil did what she pleased. Thank God.
Insider deals. Outrageous perks. Exorbitant salaries. No wonder Eddie Webster's taken a permanent vacation from the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
What happens when the county's premier good ol' boy tangles with a sensitive '90s-style guy? It ain't pretty.
Money may be the root of all evil, but it's fueled Steven Hotze's rise from a fringe player on the religious right to kingmaker in the local Republican Party. Now he's trying to stretch his influence further afield.
TUTS is claiming a new Music Hall is a done deal. But is it?
APV is more than his home. It's his life. No wonder he can't let it go without one final struggle.
Who gave Lanier & Co. permission to loot Metro? They did.
With his army of volunteer deputies, Victor Trevino is Harris County's most innovative and open lawman. But his sharp tongue hasn't endeared him to other politicians. And some wonder if all his power has gone to his head.
Can Lee Brown give a controller indigestion?
Lee P. may be headed back to town, with City Hall in his sights
What good is a review committee that doesn't get to review?
To the convention bureau, no nudes is good nudes
Mixed reviews for Chief Nuchia's promotions plan