Katy Freeway

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Katy ISD Superintendent Calls Anti-Stadium Signs "Bullying At Its Worst"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    The Five Best Hidden Restaurant Gems in Spring Branch

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Houston Losing Last Full-Service Sheet-Music Store Next Month

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Fish & The Knife Finally Opens; Gigi's Closes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Police Seek Man Charged With Raping 13-Year-Old

    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.

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Houston Remembers 9/11: Day of the Attacks Still Resonates with Locals

    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 >>

  • Dining

    May 9, 2013

    Todo con Queso

    Houston's 10 best Tex-Mex restaurants.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    Top 10 Restaurants in the Heights

    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 >>

  • Dining

    September 13, 2012

    Nundini: Straight from the Old Country

    Italian kitchen, still lacking its sea legs, shows real promise.

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Shannon Michelle Garcia: Wanted In Fatal Hit & Run That Killed Jeremy Choate

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Openings and Closings: Triniti Takes a Break, Bohemeo's Brings In Beer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 10 Hot Dogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Openings & Closings: October 2011

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Upcoming Events: Hairy Bikers Heat Up Houston

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    The Taste of Nostalgia at C&D Burger Shoppe

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Top 5 Houston Food Signs

    Photos by Kevin Shalin​There 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Al-Jazeera Headed For The Houston Airwaves?

    Al-Jazeera: But first, a look at traffic on the Katy Freeway​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2009

    The 10 Biggest Houston Bummers Of The Decade

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    The 10 Best Places to Eat in Memorial

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Commuter Rail From Galveston And Hempstead By 2012!! Well, Maybe

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    A Brennan's Hatchling and Fancy Movie Food: CityCentre Updates

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    That Heights Bike Trail Developing Nicely, Except For The Arson

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Houston Is The Mecca Of The Middle Class, According To New York Researchers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007
  • Dining

    August 2, 2007

    Mom's Hand Restaurant

    Inside the Komart store on Gessner, you'll find Korean food like Mom used to make

  • Dining

    June 28, 2007

    La Fiesta Mexican Restaurant

    Old-fashioned Tex-Mex served in the atmosphere of your choice

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2007

    The Shepherd Stroll

    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 >>

  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Fight the Power

    Could there be a fun, pro-music political action committee in Houston? Why the hell not?

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Getting Schooled: Bombs Away

    Rep. Culberson is ready to take the gloves off in Iraq

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    Ten of the Bayou City's best short music films

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Digging It

    Tunnels are a rare bird in Houston. But will they fly for I-45?

  • News

    March 10, 2005

    Bully for You

    The legislature offers a solution to playground problems

  • News

    August 5, 2004
  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003

    King of the Roads

    A Houston author tells how our traffic got jammed

  • Culture

    December 12, 2002

    Reel Life

    Duncan Ganley can't seem to tell the difference between fact and fiction

  • Music

    October 31, 2002

    Rhythm Room Boom

    Chicks who rock and Tourbaby take the Washington Avenue stage

  • News

    April 25, 2002

    Rock-A-Baby Bye-Bye

    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?

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    We Take It Back

    Mattress Mac's bowl game is a joke, after all

  • Dining

    October 25, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    El Tiempo's Cuba Libre

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Rubber Fetish

    Glory days for KHOU and Anna Werner

  • Dining

    May 11, 2000

    Server Up

    (Online Restaurant Reservations)

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Courting Disaster?

    Some woes aren't going away at the county's new criminal justice center

  • Culture

    April 13, 2000

    Young at Art

    Glassell School's Core show reveals the heart, soul and blood-sugar levels of its visiting artists

  • Dining

    December 9, 1999

    Dinner and a Movie

    Local Restaurant News

  • Dining

    November 19, 1998
  • Dining

    October 23, 1997

    Hotel Haute

    John Sheely's Riviera Grill shows that even a chain hotel can host first-class food

  • Dining

    April 17, 1997

    Mex, Not Tex

    La Valerosa runs from the border to find what's haute in Mexican cuisine

  • Dining

    January 9, 1997
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