Christmas shopping -- you either get into it or you don't. Since we tend to hate any kind of shopping, period, we don't especially look forward to the holiday season. It's bad almost everywhere you go, but some places in town turn the stress and frustration and annoyance up a notch or two or eight ... More >>
Kelvin O'Brien: On the run.Houston police are looking for the third man who helped take $6 million in jewels from a Bellaire store in February. They've already arrested Jason Clay Kennedy and John Dewayne O'Brien; Kelvin Lynn O'Brien is still on the loose. (What's with all the Irish? Is it a ... More >>
Barry SigmanThe grass is always greener, metaphorically speaking.According to the weather people, Texas's big, ugly drought should be coming to an end today. Well... not necessarily today, but soon. Supposedly, the worst is over, La Niña is leaving us the hell alone for a while and we'll sta ... More >>
Why do THEY get the best spots?We can all agree -- can't we? -- that people who illegally park in handicapped spaces tend to be lazy, self-absorbed, selfish a-holes. Being so just got a lot more expensive, and tomorrow some lucky person will become the face of the campaign against illegal ha ... More >>
Not official Nike footwear.Like most of Western society, I'd figured I was pretty much numb to the use of popular songs in commercials. I don't know how far back the practice dates, exactly, but I remember the anecdote from No One Here Gets Out Alive about Jim Morrison shooting down the sugge ... More >>
Land Rover: Get one by any means necessaryApparently, Tequila Antwannette Coleman really, really, really digs luxury SUVs. They are the salt and lime in her life; without them, she is just not complete. The trouble is, she seems to have trouble paying for them, and now the 31-year-old Houst ... More >>
A whole new concept in international fast food is coming to a stretch of Taft Street in Houston's Fourth Ward. Juan Mon's International Sandwiches and Drinks plans to bring an eclectic cuisine to one of the most eclectic neighborhoods in the city. First, the neighborhood. Taft Street between West ... More >>
A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder
Tilman's tigers are on the prowl
Nobody's getting paid. There are no investors left. The rent money is running out. But George Molho and company are hanging on, hoping that with a good product and just a little luck they'll strike it rich.
Carlos Sosa promised to sell seized goods from the Port of Houston on the cheap. Many believed him. Until they learned he was a Customs Service snitch, and perhaps a con man on the side.
Houston mines international gold with the Pan-Cultural Film Festival
Arms dealer-turned-gadfly Al Johnson thinks everyone's out to get him. He's right
The Guv readies surplus handouts in a legislative lovefest