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Labor Day

  • Film

    January 30, 2014

    Jason Reitman's Labor Day Takes Too Much Work to Believe

    The film is so phony it must be the work of a pod person.

  • Film

    September 12, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Weather Week: The Long, Slow March to Fall Begins

    It's September. Let that sink in for a moment. The un-official end to summer was this past weekend: Labor Day. Most people around the country consider this pst weekend to be the real end to summer. Up north, it starts getting cooler, much cooler, beginning now. We still have, at minimum, a couple mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Are You Ready For Christmas? Cuz Bering's Hardware Is.

    While you're enjoying your Labor Day weekend, Bering's Hardware would like to remind you that Christmas is only 114 days away. The store at Westheimer and Fountain View has not one, but THREE Christmas trees already on display. Never mind the fact that this pictures was taken last week when it was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    What's Cooking This Week? Baked Eggs w/ Chorizo Hash & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredient's I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week - my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Family-Friendly Restaurants, Labor Day Openings & More

    What a month it has been for openings and closings! Fortunately, we haven't seen many restaurants leave the Houston dining scene, but we are in store for a ton of anticipated fall openings. We will get to that in a little bit, so let's start with the the openings and closings from this week. Habibi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Weekend Weather: Labor Day Weekend Looks Hot, Dry

    The state of Texas has never been able to fully recover from the drought of 2011 and it is only exacerbated during months with little or no rainfall. While we have had a few decent rain days in August, on the whole it's been pretty dry, which is typical for this time of year. So, most of the state r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    The 5 Best Things to Eat or Drink This Weekend: Celebrate Labor Day Weekend With Beer, Wine, Bacon & More Beer

    Brewmasters International Beer Festival @ Moody Gardens Friday-Monday, All-Day 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston Island Throughout the entire Labor Day weekend, Moody Gardens hosts the 4th Annual Brewmasters International Beer Festival where more than 400 craft beers and a multitude of culinary bites will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Happy 177th Birthday, Houston: Ride the Light-Rail for Free All Weekend; Here's Where To Eat

    Houston turns 177 years old on Saturday, and METRO is celebrating by offering free rides on every light-rail and local bus starting today and lasting through Labor Day on Monday. With the longer weekend more and more families are going to be out and about, so we are here to help you make the most of ... More >>

  • Culture

    August 29, 2013

    Special Labor Day Edición: Whatever Happened to the Lazy Mexican?

    And will gabachos ever pick crops like Mexicans?

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    BBQ Like A Boss: 5 Homemade Sauces for Your Labor Day Cookout

    Fire up the grills, ya'll -- it's Labor Day weekend. To celebrate the holiday and the unofficial end of summer, we're sharing 5 killer BBQ Sauce recipes ( 1 Texas-style cheat) that are easy to make and easier to eat. Slather 'em on chicken, ribs, burgers, or even your shirt (you can't wear white a ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 20, 2013

    MasterChef Season 3 Winner Christine Ha

    Wows crowd at Brazos Bookstore.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    10 Things to Do Before Labor Day: My 2013 Summer To-Do List

    Summer's back, and although it feels like it's here to stay, Labor Day has its way of creeping up on you. Every year, I give myself a list of things I'd like to accomplish before the end of summer (this usually involves a promise of nightly laps in the pool that I never ever do). Last year, I thou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Labor Day Laughs: Real Actors Read Yelp Reviews

    On the off chance that you haven't been exposed to the thrilling beauty that is "Real Actors Reading Yelp Reviews," we've compiled the entire series into one post for you. So take a break from doing...whatever the hell it is people do on Labor Day...and remember that dining at the Olive Garden in Ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    What's Cooking This Week? Gourmet Grilled Cheese & More

    I love cooking for my fiancé and me, but most of the time, cooking for two proves to be difficult. If I don't make a plan, I end up running around in circles at the grocery store and wasting half the ingredients I've bought (and I hate wasting food). Enter What's Cooking This Week -- my weekly meal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2012

    #MadeInAmerica: The Heat, Crowds & Fireworks of Day 1

    Rewind: #MadeInAmerica: Translation's Steve Stoute Talks Diversity, Honesty, and The Digital Revolution "If you put on a festival full of good music, people will find you". That was advertising executive and Jay-Z inner circle member Steve Stoute's answer to my question regarding the who/what/why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Drunk Melon Balls: The Labor Day Party Must-Have

    Although it'll stay hot here through at least the "fall," Labor Day weekend is traditionally the last big pool party and/or barbecuing weekend of the year. And nothing goes better with swimsuits and/or smoked meats than cool, refreshing, healthy fruit. That's been saturated with booze. Drunk waterm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan: Don't Let That San Jac River Dioxin Be Part Of Your Holiday Meal

    The Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate than taking the family out fishing for some good ol' Texas seafood fresh from the water? Especially if it's fresh from dioxin-laden water, like the stuff down by the San Jacinto Rover Waste Pits. Frankly, any family outing ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    10 Things to Do Before Labor Day: My Summer To-Taste List

    Summer's back, and although it feels like it's here to stay, Labor Day has its way of creeping up on you. Every year, I give myself a list of things I'd like to accomplish before the end of summer (this usually involves a promise of nightly laps in the pool that I never ever do). This year, I though ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    Oyster Po' Boy with Remoulade: Only One Wine Will Do

    At our house, we're already cranking up the A/C and bracing for the Texas summer. But with the arrival of the heat also comes my favorite time of our yearly gastronomic cycle, when fried and grilled foods are guiltlessly consumed in mass quantities. Summertime holidays -- from Memorial Day to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Garden Fresh: Radishes

    Photo by John Kiely​A Master Gardener will know the ideal dates to plant and harvest each crop, but a Casual Tiller like myself requires a simpler scheme, so I go with holidays. Tomatoes and hot peppers go in after Valentine's Day; broccoli comes out on St. Pat's. Parsley and cilantro get pl ... More >>

  • News

    September 15, 2011

    Protect Yourself

    10 Sex toys as weapons

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2011

    Ben & Jerry Whip Out Their Schweddy Balls: Five Other Pervy Food Names

    sheknows.com​Neat. Good times. Ben & Jerry have exposed their newest, limited-batch flavor "Schweddy Balls" based on the mock-NPR SNL sketch starring Alec Baldwin because "It's never too early to start celebrating the holiday season." (Wasn't it just Labor Day?) According to the company sit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Lesbian Lube, And Three Other Sex-Based Pick Up Lines To Try At Your Labor Day Barbecue

    Sure to blow her skirt up​Today is Respite from Labor Day, which means it's best spent lying on your back for a full 24 hours. Like seesawing or tie dancing, lazing is best executed with a partner. Partnerless? Never fear. Chicks at the barbecue will be powerless against your arsenal of time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    What's Cooking Next Week?

    Lauren ViggianoOven-baked fish tacos with homemade guacamole.​Mmm, last week's menu plan hit the spot, and we're looking forward to a fabulous long weekend followed by another week of easy cooking. Since it is a long weekend, and long weekends mean we can drink more, you may want to add a drun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2011

    We'll Be Here Labor Day, Just for YOU, EOW Nation

    ​So, we thought these pillows were kind of kinky, until we realized they're for people with babies...Thank God it's the weekend. Anyway, get a pencil, make a note: Eating Our Words will be reporting for duty this Labor Day. We taking eating and words that seriously. Oh, and drinking. We ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    The Best Summer Movie Soundtracks Of The '90s

    This movie is old enough to drive.​Summer is officially here, even though it's been ball-dripping sweaty since at least early May. This is also about the time that we are already steeped in big-budget Hollywood summer would-be blockbusters, the kind of movies that have fast-food promotions and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    No Refusal DWI Crackdowns: Every Weekend For The Next Three Years

    Because you're mine, you walk the line​Every holiday weekend, it seems, the Harris County District Attorney's office puts out a release touting a "No Refusal Weekend," where law-enforcement sets up locations targeting drunk drivers.Normally, DWI suspects who refuse to take a Breathalyzer (as attor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    Working Girls: A Labor Day LP Gallery

    ​What better way to wish y'all a happy Labor Day than with a gallery of album covers featuring working women in uniform? Obviously, we couldn't think of one. Enjoy, and for the love of God, we hope you haven't been doing, and/or won't be doing, any actual labor today.

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    August 28 to September 3: The Week in Photos

    Each week, we take a dip into the Houston Press Flickr pool and see what our talented photographers have been up to. Got big Labor Day plans? Or just taking a staycation, maybe hosting your last barbecue of the summer? No matter what you do this holiday weekend, be sure to add your images to our Fli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Five Reasons Labor Days Means Next To Nothing In Texas

    Enjoy your Labor Day, pinkos​Labor Day weekend is almost upon us -- we can see you glancing at the clock, you know -- and lots of celebrations and events are planned. It's great to have a long weekend, but whoever made Labor Day didn't have Texas in mind. Five reasons why: 1. It sounds vaguely c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Deal of the Day: What Would You Like To See?

    ​Times are hard. So maybe you can't make it to the beach for Labor Day weekend. But at least you can look like you did with today's Voice Deal of the Day, two VersaSpa spray tanning sessions at Glo Sun Spa for a whopping $10.That's normally a $90 value which means you save... uh... a lot of money. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Labor Day: Be Sure To Be Blogging

    Chillin', sure, but don't forget us​Labor Day is a Monday of a long weekend, but don't worry -- there will still be blogging going on at the Houston Press.Be sure to check in here and with Rocks Off, Eating...Our Words and Art Attack.We'll have analysis of what we hope will be Cougar and Rice Owl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2010

    1st Annual Brewmasters International Beer Festival

    Everybody needs a hobby, right? Why not make yours beer?

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Benefits, Outdoor Shows Fill Up Fall Concert Season Quick

    ​"Winter changed into spring, spring changed into summer, summer changed back into winter, and winter gave spring and summer a miss and went straight on into autumn" - Monty Python and the Holy Grail That's what it's starting to feel like at Rocks Off HQ, especially on the local front. The su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Brewery Lineup Posted Here: Brewmasters International Beer Festival

    Marty.FMYes, this is a Homer beer-label mosaic. ​This morning I was visited by the Beer Fairy. If you haven't had the pleasure, just imagine a miniature Mike Ditka, aviator glasses and all, in a non-descript sports jersey and tutu yelling "Da Beers!" The reason for tiny Ditka's visit: Da Brewm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Brewmasters International Beer Festival

    ​Legally putting on a beer festival in the state of Texas is about as easy as sitting down at your favorite Tex-Mex place and limiting yourself to one chip and one scoop of salsa. Probably not going to happen. Moody Gardens is hoping to change the former -- Richard Simmons might be able to hel ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 22, 2009
  • Music

    September 3, 2009
  • Calendar

    August 28, 2008

    25th Annual Labor Day Cup

    300 boys’ and girls’ soccer teams descend on Houston for one of the largest tournaments of its kind

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Houston Zoo No Longer Free On Labor Day

    The Houston Zoo is a victim of its own success. Every year the Zoo sets aside several days for free admission, usually including Labor Day. But more than 30,000 people swarmed the Zoo last Labor Day, making for a hot, crowded, not-so-much-fun-after-all experience. So, no more free Labor Day. Now yo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2008

    Labor Day Show

    Cinema Bomar’s latest installment features filmstrips about a hard day’s work

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Geto Boys, Willie Nelson, Hot Dogs and Vintage

    What a weekend. That third day makes all the difference. Anyone else check out the downtown fireworks? We wound up watching them in White Oak Park, surrounded by Spanish-speaking families. Viva America! The Geto Boys at Warehouse Live Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill couldn't be stopped o ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2007

    Labor Day Show at Proletariat

    McAllen sextet will wind down audiences from three-day weekend

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2007

    23rd Annual Labor Day Classic

    T.S.U. vs. Prairie View, in a fight to the death (almost)

  • Calendar

    August 9, 2007

    The Barbeque People

    This family has more dirty secrets than the Sopranos

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    Get Your Immigrant Hands Off Our Armani!

    This angry missive arrived in our inbox the other day: I have a story idea that I find enraging. I work at the Galleria and monthly they send out a bulletin about sales figures and events. Well on the list of events they list 7 Mexican Holidays (including Mexican Independence Day, Mexican Revolutio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2006

    Six Degrees of Separation

    Way to go, NAFTA U.S. Border Watch has organized a rally this Saturday in response to Labor Day marches by pro-immigrant groups, and you can expect plenty of hooting and hollering about all the bad stuff those damn Mexicans are bringing into this here country. We don't necessarily want to throw ... More >>

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