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Keith Plocek

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    January 5, 2009

    Big Ass Hole in Daisetta Still a Mystery

    What's that you say? There's still no known reason for the giant hole in Daisetta? We figured the graphic simulation in our video below would've made everything clear. -- Keith Plocek

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    January 2, 2009

    Nightlife Photos: New Year's Eve at Rich's

    We hope you and yours had a good NYE. Here are some photos to help bring in '09. -- Keith Plocek

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    December 21, 2008

    Best Nightlife Photos of 2008

    We've loaded up the mother of all nightlife slideshows, which just might be perfect hair-of-the-dog viewing for a lazy Sunday. -- Keith Plocek

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    December 4, 2008

    The Recession Affects Free Booze In Houston, Unfortunately

    Yesterday we were informed that it's official - the country is in a recession. And the lean times got us thinking -- can you still score a free drink in this town?     Keith Plocek got drunk for free for ten days straight back in December 2005 for the story "Free Booze," guzzling ... More >>

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    December 2, 2008

    The Recession Affects Free Booze In Houston, Unfortunately

    Yesterday we were informed that it's official - the country is in a recession. And the lean times got us thinking -- can you still score a free drink in this town?     Keith Plocek got drunk for free for ten days straight back in December 2005 for the story "Free Booze," guzzling ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    November 2008 in Photos

    Over the past few weeks, we've seen the National, Usher, Baby Bash, Metallica, Madonna and Willie Nelson, not to mention voting, posing, drawing, partying, bikinis and face paint. And now you can see it all in one place. Yep, it's that time of the month.   -- Keith Plocek

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    November 24, 2008

    ArtCrawl Houston 2008, Now with More Video!

    We've just loaded up some video from Bill Olive and Rachel Estrada of this weekend's ArtCrawl action. Check it out: -- Keith Plocek

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    November 4, 2008

    Slideshow: Houston Votes 2008

    We've just loaded up some election-day photos from Aaron M. Sprecher. Right now there are only a few, but we'll be updating the slideshow throughout the day. Promise. -- Keith Plocek

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    October 16, 2008

    Slideshow: Top Ten Totally Lame Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

    Still trying to decide on a Halloween costume? We suggest you come up with something soon. Otherwise you might wind up being one of these suckas. -- Keith Plocek

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    September 20, 2008

    Slideshow: The Journey to High Island After Hurricane Ike

    Speaking of High Island, we've just loaded up some images from Craig Malisow and Daniel Kramer's trip there on Thursday. -- Keith Plocek

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    September 15, 2008

    More Images from Before and After Hurricane Ike

    We've just loaded up some images from Bill Olive of fires, rattlesnakes, boat thieves, flotsam, flooding, cracked trees and shattered boats in Galveston, Houston, League City, Texas City and Kemah. -- Keith Plocek

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    September 5, 2008

    Slideshow: The Houston Texans at Training Camp

    Are you ready for another Hank Williams, Jr. reference? Too bad. We're just here to tell you we've loaded up some training camp images of Amobi Okoye, DeMeco Ryans, Matt Schaub, Mario Williams and the rest of the Houston Texans. And if this is your first time to drop by this week, you might also wan ... More >>

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    September 5, 2008

    Houston Texans Win the AFC South

    With football season kicking off (sorry!) this weekend, we've done a good deal of pigskin previewing here at the Houston Press. But we've just realized we overlooked one of the game's most important contingents of all: the tailgaters. Thankfully, our friends at the Denver Westword haven't dropped ... More >>

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    June 10, 2008

    $7 at Cecil’s on West Gray

    Where: Cecil’s, 600 West Gray, 713-527-9101 What $7 gets you: A slightly less painful hangover We haven’t always been kind to Cecil’s over the years, but we can’t quit the place, mainly because our buddy has a dog that does well there, and also because of the pool tables. Not to mention th ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008

    Court of Appeals Rules State Had No Right to Seize FLDS Kids

    Keith Plocek Send the little fundamentalists home. That was the decision earlier today as a state appellate court ruled that child welfare officials had no right to seize some of the more than 400 children they took into custody during a three-day raid in early April of the 1,700-acre Yearning F ... More >>

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    April 7, 2008

    Authorities Raid Polygamist Compound in West Texas

    Keith Plocek "This is the United States," Schleicher County Justice of the Peace James Doyle told me two years ago when I was reporting on polygamy in West Texas. "And I don't kick in your door and you don't kick in mine and we don't kick in theirs. They're citizens of the United States and we've ... More >>

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    March 14, 2008

    SXSW: The Weakerthans at Cedar Street

    Dusti Rhodes will have a full report later, but here's some quick audio: -- Keith Plocek

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    March 12, 2008

    SXSW from A to Z

    Still figuring out your plans to see hundreds of bands in five days? Check out this handy scheduler. Or if you're more into visuals, we've got a slideshow of SXSW bands from A to Z. -- Keith Plocek

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    February 29, 2008

    Slideshow: Top Ten Reasons Not to Go to South Padre for Spring Break

    Heading south for Spring Break? Read this list and you just might think twice. -- Keith Plocek

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    February 19, 2008

    Houston Humane Society Neuters 500 Tomcats

    Be sure to watch the video above for our in-depth coverage of the Houston Humane Society's mission to neuter 500 cats. Ouch. -- Keith Plocek

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    February 12, 2008

    Slideshow: 14 Really Lame Valentine’s Day Gifts

    Tired of getting laid? Prefer lonely nights eating chili out of the can while watching M.A.S.H. reruns? Fed up with all that affection? We’re here to help. -- Keith Plocek

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    February 3, 2008

    Slideshow: 11:30 p.m. at the Proletariat

    We've just loaded up a slideshow from last night at the Proletariat. You can watch the Super Bowl there later today, and that's just about all, folks. -- Keith Plocek

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    February 3, 2008

    Slideshow: 12:37 a.m at Numbers for Cirque du SoGay

    Last night got kind of wild. Check out this slideshow for more. -- Keith Plocek

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    September 7, 2007

    $13 at Gabby’s Barbecue and Ribs

    Where: Gabby’s Barbecue and Ribs, 3101 N. Shepherd, 713-864-5049 What $13 gets you: A sampler plate ($9.99), a soft drink ($1.69) and your own police detail (priceless) I’ve never been to Gabby’s on a weeknight without seeing at least two cops inside. This joint must be giving the po-po so ... More >>

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    August 23, 2007

    Slideshow: This Old House, by Aerosol Warfare

    The boys of Aerosol Warfare are covering an entire house for DiverseWorks. Click here for the slideshow and be sure to drop back by tomorrow to listen to a Radio Houstoned podcast of the artists describing their work. – Keith Plocek

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    August 8, 2007
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    August 8, 2007

    $13 at El Rey

    It’s time for another installment of $13, where we hit the streets and find out what you can get for 13 smackers in this restaurant-crazy city. Keith Plocek steps up to the plate: Where: El Rey, 910 Shepherd at Washington, 713-225-1895 What $13 gets you: A finger-licking, dog-choking rot ... More >>

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    August 1, 2007

    Houston Press Music Awards Announced Tonight

    We counted the votes, ignoring the hanging chads and rolling our eyes at the wacky write-ins, and yes, yes, y’all, we have some winners. Almost 40 of them, actually. Check back here at 10 p.m. tonight for the complete list of the winners and drop by tomorrow morning for in-depth, hung-over covera ... More >>

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    July 27, 2007

    Someone Cut the Wires on Our Space Equipment? Time to Head to the Bar. Unless, of Course, You Were Wanting to Have Sex...

    "Sounds like I'm missing all the fun and intrigue down there." Okay, just to be clear: First there was astronaut sex. Then that little spelling gaffe. Then the drunk astronauts. And now there’s…[wait for it]...[wait for it]....sabotage! NASA is investigating the apparent sabotage of a compute ... More >>

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    July 25, 2007

    We Blame the Chicken Fried Steak

    Yes, indeed, everything is bigger in Texas, including our fat asses. Check out this obesity map from CNN. It's kind of interesting the way fat states are marked in red and slightly less fat states are marked in blue. Maybe it's a subtle statement on the politics of the Fat Belt. Maybe not. We're ... More >>

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    June 21, 2007

    Re: Hunt and Gather

    The search continues for the hidden Tony's tile. This next clue should be pretty obvious to local drunks. -- Keith Plocek

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    June 20, 2007

    Calling All Critics. Calling All Critics.

    Hey you, the one with all the opinions! Yeah, you. HouStoned Rocks wants you to contribute. Drop us a line and introduce yourself. – Keith Plocek

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    June 15, 2007

    It’s Not Like It’s Rocket Science

    Dude! Don’t you know anything about computers? You should never set up a solar array unless you want electromagnetic interference. What’s next? You gonna tell me your “cup holder” is broken? – Keith Plocek

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    June 8, 2007

    Even Superheroes Get Groceries

    Keith Plocek for HouStoned Images Ltd., Ulmtd. If you’re hanging out down by the bayou this weekend, be sure to check out David Chien’s new sculptures at the Sabine Street ArtPark.They feature superheroes performing quotidian tasks and are a nice contrast to all the minimalist stuff that’s d ... More >>

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    June 7, 2007

    Re: And They're Off...

    Voting is still open for our May contest for high school photographers. Click here to have your say. -- Keith Plocek

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    June 5, 2007

    And They're Off...

    They came. They saw. They took photos with their phones. You can see the contenders in our May contest for high school students here. Be sure to come back and vote for your favorite in the comments section of this post. The winners get bookstore gift certificates. The theme for June is water. ... More >>

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    June 4, 2007

    Mexican Invasion

    The Chron has an item today on one of our favorite Mexicans. Click here to check it out. -- Keith Plocek

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    May 30, 2007

    Pick Up the Phone

    Last chance for high school students to submit camera-phone photos for our monthly contest. The photos can be of whatever you want, so long as they're captured between checking voicemails and typing out text messages. Send all submissions to studentphotos@houstonpress.com. The deadline in midnight t ... More >>

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    May 25, 2007

    We See They're Point

    Meanwhile, across the street from where there isn’t any price gouging going on, there’s a small group of concerned citizens holding up signs in support of deporting illegal aliens. Good for them, I say. You know what I hate most about those damn illegals? The way they’re corrupting the fine an ... More >>

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    May 23, 2007

    We're Sure It Was an Honest Mistake

    Looks like the mother of the microwaved baby wants her man back. KHOU has the story: "I need my daughter and my daughter needs me, especially right now,” she said. So she will fight to get her baby back. And she said she will fight to keep her marriage alive. 11 News: Why would you stay wit ... More >>

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    April 30, 2007

    Re: In the Line of Fire

    Oh. Shit. Some dude just showed up in an all-black Explorer, wearing camo and wielding a machine gun. How exactly that green camo is gonna hide him in the urban jungle, we don’t know. But it’s on. – Keith Plocek

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    April 30, 2007

    Re: In the Line of Fire

    And now HouStoned Theatre presents a dramatization of what could be going on right now in the parking garage across the street from the Houston Press building. Naturally, our definition of "what could be going on" comes from watching too many bad cop movies. “Look, buddy, I know what you’re goi ... More >>

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    April 30, 2007

    Re: In the Line of Fire

    Is it just us, or does this cop have a sweet tattoo? -- Keith Plocek

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    April 30, 2007

    (Not Actually) In the Line of Fire

    This just in (no, seriously, we’re actually breaking news this time): The suspected carjackers were not inside the building. They’d apparently slipped through before the place was surrounded. The end. (Or is it?) – Keith Plocek

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    April 29, 2007

    Live Shots: The Houston International Festival, Take Three

    Here's a little YouTubage from the Stone Coyotes on Sunday at iFest:

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    April 27, 2007

    At the Buzzer...

    The deadline for this month’s photo contest for high school students is Monday, April 30. The theme is sports, so let’s see those photos of players, coaches, mascots and overzealous little league parents. Click here for more information. -- Keith Plocek

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    April 13, 2007

    We Don’t Even Know Where to Begin

    So let’s just say a friend of a friend was hanging out on Craig’s List this balmy Friday evening and this, um, friend came across the most random, most awesome posting ever. Seriously, that thing’s a work of art. -- Keith Plocek

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    April 9, 2007

    Just a Little Nip Here, Perhaps a Tuck There

    HouStoned is getting a facelift this afternoon, so there might be a few glitches over the next couple of days. Hang in there. We're working on it. -- Keith Plocek

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    March 29, 2007

    Re: It's Getting Hot in Heere

    As promised, here are a couple of snaps from this morning's protest outside the Dynegy building. First off, we have the offering below, a typical shot of angry white folks holding up signs. As you can see, they think dirty coal is bad investment that melts our prosperity and, you know, Houston is al ... More >>

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    March 8, 2007

    Technicolor

    The limitations of black & white wouldn't let us show off the subtle colors of Judy Pfaff's installation at Rice Gallery in the print version of this week's art review. So here's a color shot of ".....all of the above," an installation that's definitely worth a look. nashbaker.com Bonus: Mo ... More >>

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