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Kuwait

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    It's Going to Be Hot As Hell Come Summer 2100, Study Finds

    Come 2100, summers in Houston will feel like Mission, Texas. That's according to a research by Climate Central, a journalism and research non-profit based out of New Jersey. Climate Central's analysis looked at projected changes in average summer high temperatures at the end of the century for 1,0 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Elevation Burger: Ingredients Matter, But So Does Flavor

    A burger and fries for me is one of those guilty pleasure meals in life -- you know it's not great for you but when you want one you want a really good one. When a craving hits you, it hits you hard and if you've used up your designated cheat day for something else, you're S.O.L. I was hoping that ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of Kuwaiti Soccer Ref Punching A Player

    Fan scorn, player arguments, maybe even a little physicality. Those things are all, unfortunately, part of the officiating experience. Whether it's an umpire in baseball, a referee in basketball, or any of the various officiating positions on a football field, the whole thing can be a thankless gig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2013

    Shemekia Copeland's Blues Journey: "It Changed Who I Am"

    Blues chanteuse Shemekia Copeland may have never actually lived in Houston, but as the daughter of legendary Bayou City bluesman Johnny "Clyde" Copeland (1937-1997), she heard a lot about it growing up. "My daddy was from Houston, and Texans love being from Texas!" she laughs. "So it's a wonderful ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2013
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    June 14, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Delmus Scott, Jr.: Army Postmaster Steals $565,000 Worth Of Postal Orders

    A man who was the equivalent of a postmaster at an Army base stole 565 $1,000 money orders and manged to convert about $90,000 each to himself and his fiance before getting caught, federal prosecutors say. Delmus Eugene Scott, Jr., 34, of Humble, Texas, was sentenced to almost three years in a fede ... More >>

  • News

    February 16, 2012

    Blood Money

    More than 200 soldiers are suing KBR for knowingly exposing them to toxic chemicals in Iraq, whose effects started with nose bleeds and could end with cancer. KBR says that didn't happen. But even if it did, the company isn't responsible. Taxpayers are.

  • News

    December 16, 2010

    American Grocers

    Samir Itani got rich sending expired food overseas to U.S. troops in the Middle East.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    American Grocers: Joins A Stellar List Of Companies Ripping Off Troops

    ​This week's cover story in the Houston Press details the case of Houston-based American Grocers and its owner Samir Itani, charged with shipping expired food to troops stationed in the Middle East and ripping off the government with bogus shipping costs. As noted in the story, "the case stretched ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    American Grocers: Houston Company Sold $36 Million Worth Of Outdated Food To U.S. Troops

    A Houston company gets nailed for $15 million for sending expired food to U.S. troops in the Middle East. ​The Department of Justice announced today that Houston's American Grocers, Inc., has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit that charged the company with shipping expired food to U.S. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2010

    Your Buzzword Is My Band Name, Part 1

    Friedrich Glorian via Flickr​It's a Google-rific society we be a-living in, and the fastest way to notoriety is to coin a phrase that, when Guantanamo Bayed safely between quotation marks in a search field, will bring up endless debate upon your win or fail. We have been blessed with some rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Ten Fun Facts About "God Bless The USA"

    ​As America (fuck yeah!) prepares to celebrate its 234th birthday over the long July 4 weekend, our proud yet troubled nation is about to be inundated once again by Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA." About as innocuous as a song can be on the surface, it's become one of the most polarizing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Texans Cheerleaders In The Far East: Stuck In An Airport And You Can't Get Out Of It

    Try the wasabi-flavored Kit Kats​The Texans cheerleaders are headed to Japan on an Armed Forces Entertainment tour, because our brave service members want to hear what Matt Schaub is really like. Or maybe they want to look at cheerleaders.Texans cheerleader Lindsay (as always, first names only to ... More >>

  • News

    September 17, 2009

    Spy Story

    Con man or super spook — either way, Roland Carnaby wasn't supposed to meet his death on a Houston highway in a high-speed chase with the cops.

  • News

    June 11, 2009

    Mack Brown vs. Iraq & John Lomax vs. a Metro bus

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    UT's Mack Brown Visits The Troops, And Complains Endlessly

    Mack Brown, along with a handful of other NCAA coaches, is making a goodwill visit to the troops in Germany, Iraq and Kuwait. (He's following in the footsteps of a coach at an actual good football school, Notre Dame's Charlie Weis, who visited the Middle East earlier this year.)Brown's to be com ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Houston Company Fails To Bribe Its Way To Success In Iraq

    Ah, the Iraq War. Great opportunity to do bid-ness, Houston-style. It's all fun and games until the FBI gets involved, though. Houston-based EGL, also known as Eagle Global Logistics, has agreed to pay the federal government $750,000 to settle allegations that they bribed employees of KBR (Hallibu ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2008

    Soldier Suicides

    Surviving our War on Terror calls for more than an ability to dodge bullets and IEDs

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Local Comedian Hits The Big Screen

    Next week a local comedian will get the big screen treatment. Mo Amer, a Houston-based, Kuwait native stars in Allah Made Me Funny alongside Azhar Usman and Preacher Moss. The Kings-of-Comedy-style film, which opens at the Angelika on October 3, features a live performance by three men as well as be ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    Texas Air National Guard Boots Sick Soldier

    Jason Franco now struggling in civilian life

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008
  • News

    January 5, 2006

    Don't Ask, Don't Be

    A Houston-area man leads the fight against the ban on gays in the military

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Who Cares?

    Celester Hall went to Afghanistan to help the troops and make his fortune. He came back deaf, in diapers and looking for benefits.

  • News

    December 2, 2004

    Gambling on Iraq

    Hundreds of Houstonians have signed up for wartime jobs with KBR. The hefty paychecks come with a scary, bloody price.

  • Film

    July 29, 2004

    Summer Camp

    Demme's Candidate overhaul goes for the knowing giggle

  • News

    April 15, 2004

    Who's on First?

    Mo Amer is an Arab-American and Muslim, but you might not know that

  • News

    February 26, 2004

    Spring Thaw

    There's actual good news for CITGO's battling refinery union

  • Film

    December 4, 2003

    White Dork Down

    Silly Caucasian boy Tom Cruise likes to play with Samurai swords

  • Culture

    October 30, 2003

    Fable for One

    Stern's diversity shines in the Alley's Fully Committed

  • Culture

    April 17, 2003

    The Gulf Between

    When these soldiers became writers, the pen becomes very mighty indeed

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Weapons of Mass Distraction

    At Miami's Winter Music Conference, P. Diddy blows up dance music while the U.S. blows up Iraq

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    War Is Not Hell

    The Chron's embedded reporter is far from the action

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    All Duct Up

    From leftist camps and corporate security to semi-panic and port patrols, Houstonians tackle terrorism threats. Sort of.

  • Culture

    August 29, 2002

    The Art of Oil

    Welcome to the "Jewelled Arts of India," made possible by your SUV

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Tresspassers Will Be Prosecuted

    Ranch Rescue's Jack Foote swears he just wants to mend fences. Is pseudomilitary secrecy, right-wing rhetoric and an armed vigilante militia the best way?

  • News

    February 22, 2001

    A Portrait of the Artist as a Capitalist

    Painter Vladimir Gorsky learned how to work the system in the Soviet Union for personal gain. He discovered that things operate much the same way in America.

  • Film

    April 27, 2000

    Seek Bomb Shelter

    Director Rod Lurie's nuclear debate blows up in his face

  • Calendar

    March 4, 1999

    Night & Day

    March 4 - 10, 1999

  • Culture

    November 5, 1998

    Getting the Picture

    Winter Street Art Center focuses on photo-based art

  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Trench Warfare

    There's a hole carved out of the earth 32 feet deep, 210 feet wide, and 400 feet long near the Texas-Mexico border.

  • Calendar

    March 26, 1998

    Night & Day

    March 26-April 1, 1998

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    March 14, 1996
  • Film

    August 3, 1995

    Fashion Plate

    Clueless is an improbably entertaining time-waster

  • Culture

    July 7, 1994

    Art of Darkness

    Painter Susan Crile takes on the oil-field infernos of Kuwait

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