School bond elections don't exactly see the type of white-knuckle politics currently plaguing Gov. Rick Perry (you can read about that here, in case you missed it). Still, things got pretty tense before the Katy ISD Board of Trustees' unanimous vote Monday night to put a $748 million bond package on ... More >>
Oh, Long Point Road. You are a foodie's dream destination. There are consummate favorites Vieng Thai and El Hidalguense. There's Korea House, one of the most popular Korean restaurants in town, and Tacos Del Julio, home of greasy but delicious trompo. Detour a little and you'll find Polonia, Houst ... More >>
After 21 years in the Houston area, next month RBC Music will no longer host a local location. The city's last full-service sheet music store will shut its doors on May 15. Previously, RBC had partnered with H&H Music to supply a wide selection of piano, guitar, instrumental, and choir music to al ... More >>
The week was filled with openings and upcoming restaurant announcements, as well as one notable closing. Gigi's Asian Bistro and Dumpling Bar has closed after serving customers classic Asian dishes and dumplings for six years inside the Galleria. Houston Chronicle's Greg Morago reported that the res ... More >>
Houston police are asking the public's help to find a man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. Forrest Wayne, 41, is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.
The morning of September 11, 2001, I was asleep upstairs at my house in the Heights. It seems like 100 years ago considering all the changes that have happened to the world and for me personally since then. As was typical, my alarm went off. It was the radio tuned to 610 AM KILT. Lance Zierlein and ... More >>
Houston's 10 best Tex-Mex restaurants.
It's been more than a century since the first Tex-Mex restaurant opened in Houston. George Caldwell brought The Original Mexican Restaurant to our city in 1907, influenced -- most agree -- by a restaurant of the same name in his hometown of San Antonio. It would be another 20 years before Felix Mex ... More >>
Let's get one thing out of the way before we get started: This is a list of the 10 best restaurants in the Heights, as "the Heights" is defined by the Houston Heights Association. That means that restaurants outside of its boundaries -- north of Loop 610 West, west of North Shepherd, south of the Ka ... More >>
Italian kitchen, still lacking its sea legs, shows real promise.
Police are looking for a 25-year-old woman who they say hit and killed a motorcyclist Saturday and then took off without rendering aid. Shannon Michelle Garcia, 25, has been charged with accident involving injury or death in the incident, which left a 33-year-old man dead. His identity has been wit ... More >>
Starting off the week with a bang was news that Triniti, which is less than three months old, will be closing temporarily on March 12 (this coming Monday). Said a press release: "Triniti Restaurant will be breaking to produce and refine the Spring lunch, dinner, wine and cocktail menus." It's a hig ... More >>
Photo by Jeff VogtYou can even get sauerkraut on your $1.50 Costco dog!For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the w ... More >>
Coming soon: Free bitch-slaps for anyone who says, "Meet me at the Finn."It's been a busy month for restaurant openings, closings, name changes and remodels. Hang onto your coffee cups -- we've got a lot of restaurant news to get through in one post. Openings: BlackFinn American Grille is c ... More >>
Hairy Bikers hosts Bill Allen and Paul Patranella will be in town tonight at District Lounge.The History Channel came to Houston recently, and the bloggers behind spicy food blog Eat More Heat were tapped to help the show Hairy Bikers with the Ultra-Hot Chile Burger Challenge that will be fea ... More >>
Photos by Troy FieldsPrepping for a busy lunch at C&D.Everything about C&D Burger Shoppe has that pleasant glow of a hazy, nostalgic time somewhere in between the late 1970s and early 1980s. Even the slideshow accompanying this week's cafe review of the little burger joint in South Houston lo ... More >>
Photos by Kevin ShalinThere are so many Houston eating establishments, and thus, so many signs. But these are the best. 5. Antonio's Flying Pizza (2920 Hillcroft) There's nothing not to like about this sign. It has all the characteristics you look for--big, bright, eye-catching lights, a ... More >>
Al-Jazeera: But first, a look at traffic on the Katy FreewayThe Washington Post broke a story this morning on previously undisclosed negotiations between Pacifica and Al-Jazeera that would see Pacifica's five self-owned stations broadcasting content from the controversial Arabic network.One of th ... More >>
As we noted earlier this week, the fast-approaching end of the first decade of the 21st century brings with it a lot of lists.Some will be national; this will be strictly local. A lot of great things happened in Houston in the ten years of The Oughts, but a lot of bad things happened too. It's calle ... More >>
Although it's undergoing some massive growth in the form of redevelopment and expansion at Memorial City Mall and the construction of the nearly finished CityCentre "town square" off Beltway 8, Memorial is still in many ways a sweetly sleepy suburb. But sleepy doesn't necessarily mean boring. And su ... More >>
The Citizens Transportation Coalition is currently giddy with dreams of 90 MPH commuter trains speeding from Galveston and down 290 into the city...possibly by 2012, which sounds like the far future but is only three years away. There hasn't been much public movement on commuter rail since the HG ... More >>
Studio Movie Grill is now open for business, the second of the anchor tenants to open up at CityCentre in west Houston. CityCentre is the latest in a series of "town center" mixed-use developments that have sprung up around the city. This one is slightly different from its c ... More >>
Photos by Amina Rivera The new bikeway near 7th Street and CourtlandThe Missouri, Kansas, Texas Southern Pacific railroad (try to say that three times fast) Rails-to-Trails project in the Heights is finally underway. After the official groundbreaking ceremony last December, men in hard hats a ... More >>
Although, as we said below, economists aren't generally predicting great things for Houston in 2009, there is a ray of light: It's still cheaper to live here than other big cities.In a report released yesterday detailing how the middle class is abandoning New York City, the Center for an Urban Futur ... More >>
Inside the Komart store on Gessner, you'll find Korean food like Mom used to make
Old-fashioned Tex-Mex served in the atmosphere of your choice
Although I was more or less familiar with every stretch of Shepherd Drive, I didn't know its headwaters up by I-45 and Veterans Memorial very well at all. I had a vague idea that there were a bunch of junkyards up there — but the farthest north I tend to venture up in that direction is the Sea ... More >>
Could there be a fun, pro-music political action committee in Houston? Why the hell not?
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Mattress Mac's bowl game is a joke, after all
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