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 week began with a couple of fires; one forced a renowned sushi restaurant to close its doors, and the other took a brand-new creperie food truck off the road. Let's start with the badnews before taking a look at all of the new restaurants that opened this week. On Sunday, September 29, around 1 ... More >>
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 >>
"I am not a smart man." Forrest Gump's words echoed in my head as I stared at the Saint Patrick's Day decorations hanging on the temporary plastic tents erected outside Watson's House of Ales this past Sunday afternoon. In my haste to come and try what I've been told is one of the better pub-style ... 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 >>
Getting your car towed is an aggravating experience, to be sure. It's perhaps more aggravating if you're a former state district judge and current legal counsel to County Judge Ed Emmett -- in other words, a person who's used to not having to deal with the petty annoyances that afflict the not-poli ... 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 >>
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 >>
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
Could there be a fun, pro-music political action committee in Houston? Why the hell not?
Rep. Culberson is ready to take the gloves off in Iraq
Ten of the Bayou City's best short music films
Tunnels are a rare bird in Houston. But will they fly for I-45?
The legislature offers a solution to playground problems
Is Tilman's awesome new restaurant reason enough?
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse serves up excellent renditions of the nation's most average food and wine preferences
Duncan Ganley can't seem to tell the difference between fact and fiction
Chicks who rock and Tourbaby take the Washington Avenue stage
A state program was supposed to give moms a safe place to drop off unwanted newborns. Then why are so many babies still ending up in the trash?
Mattress Mac's bowl game is a joke, after all
El Tiempo's Cuba Libre
Glory days for KHOU and Anna Werner
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Some woes aren't going away at the county's new criminal justice center
Primary results make a hoax of Hotze
Glassell School's Core show reveals the heart, soul and blood-sugar levels of its visiting artists
Migraine Mills. All-consuming paths converge at Katy's megamall
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John Sheely's Riviera Grill shows that even a chain hotel can host first-class food
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