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  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Some McAllen Folks Oppose Plans for Private Prison

    Some McAllen residents are opposing plans for a 1,000 bed federal detention center that could potentially be run by private prison company GEO Group, which has a track record of abuse, mismanagement, and losing track of sex offenders in its Houston halfway house. According to The Monitor, "the deal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    We Don't Get an Actual Shuttle, but We Get a Chance to Name a Fake One!

    Houston has long maintained a kind of inferiority complex. Even now after publications from coast to coast have proclaimed our surprising hipness, we still get things stuck in our craw. Case in point, not getting a space shuttle for Space Center Houston. Plagued by the insipid overuse of "Houston, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    I-69 Signs Along I-59: No, It's Not a Clever Joke. Stop Giggling.

    Whenever I think of U.S. 59, I think of constant gridlock from Shepherd through the 288/I-45 interchange, the flat, treeless drive to Ft. Bend County and the piney woods of east Texas, in all its glory. It is a unique stretch of road that runs from Mexico well into Missouri. Oh, sure, it changes num ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2013

    Where the Chefs Eat: Christine Ha and Alvin Schultz

    This week, our Where The Chefs Eat series turns to two amateur chefs turned television reality stars: Christine Ha and Alvin Schultz. Both living in Houston and Vietnamese by descent, they each snagged a spot on the TV reality show, MasterChef. Schultz, who was featured on Season 2, is known for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2012

    Sarah Combs, 2 Others: Ran $27 Million "Black Market Peso" Money-Laundering Scheme, Feds Say

    A Dickinson woman and two other people have been charge with running a $27 million "Black Market Peso Exchange" money-laundering scheme, federal prosecutors announced today. Sarah Combs, 48, appeared in court here today; Willie Whitehurst, 44, of Houston will be arraigned next week and Enrique Mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Does Dallas-Fort Worth Have the Worst Tippers in the State?

    Last week, Eater alerted the great foodie masses to a website called Lousy Tippers that contains a pretty scary database of the nation's worst tippers. "There is a consequence," the site preaches ominously from its header. Call it the ultimate form of societal pressure to make sure you leave a grat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2012

    Outernational Brings The Fight To House Of Blues Tonight

    Coupled with dynamic rhythms that somehow flow together like streams of water, their ripped-from-the-headlines lyrics of liberation struggle had the audience literally -- at least in the case of one wild fan in a Mexican wrestling mask -- hanging from the rafters. -- Nick Turse, Village Voice Mile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    Troy Allison: Reward Upped for the Sporting Sex Offender

    Troy Allison, a sex offender whose mug shot features a slight smile and a sporty shirt, is still on Texas's Top 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list, and the reward for helping to find him has increased. Tips, anonymous or not, that lead to his arrest can be worth up to $12,000 now. Allison began his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    25 Signs That You Aren't From Houston

    That's right, you're not from Houston​Earlier this week Arturo Valdes was pulled over for speeding down the West Loop feeder road in the City of Bellaire. After finding "irregularities" with his registration (probably something other than a Bellaire or West U address), Bellaire cops called in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Top 5: Mexican Restaurants

    Pico's Mex-Mex.​If Kevin Shalin's Top 5 Sandwiches was controversial, it will probably have nothing on my picks for the best Mexican eateries in a town where fajitas and 'ritas reign supreme. Although I have no Mexican blood in my heritage, like many Houstonians, I was raised on a taco- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2011

    Dale Allen Richardson Jr.: This Badge Means I'm an Attorney!

    OF COURSE I'm a lawyer​A 28-year-old Plano man is going to federal prison for more than five years after falsely claiming to be a lawyer -- despite submitting a badge declaring him to be an "Officer of the Court" of the Cherokee Nation. That's not good enough? Well, it isn't when a clerk for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Joe Ely's Top Five Live Shots, By iFest's Rick Mitchell

    Jason WolterJoe Ely (left) and David Grissom at iFest 2010​Next Friday, Feb. 11, the Joe Ely Band returns to Rockefeller Hall for the first time in more than a decade, since the legendary Washington Avenue showcase club stopped presenting live music to focus on the less risky business of priva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Yet Another Study Says Houston Traffic Is Horrible

    Cruising down the highway, Houston-style​If someone were to do a study of commuting traffic in 90 American cities, gauging cost and miles and hours wasted, where do you think Houston would rank? Would it be 90th? Maybe 89th? NO. We are not as bad as horror pits like San Jose (89) or Dallas ( ... More >>

  • News

    October 14, 2010

    Wet and Half Naked

    One way to smuggle cash

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    ACL Day 3 Recap: Devendra Banhart, Band Of Horses, Other Beardos

    Photos by Marco Torres​Aftermath doesn't know the bargain Austin City Limits promoter C3 Presents gets by booking both Lollapalooza and ACL, but to this dog-tired participant, this year's Zilker Park festivities ended up feeling less Austin weird and more something-something. Not that it's a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Cash Smugglers Juan Sanchez & Pals: Soaking Wet & Wearing Only Underwear Is No Way To Transport $1.6 Million

    Breaking Bad: Another guy who does drug work in his underwear​More trouble for those pesky drug lords trying to  gt their cash from the marketplace in America to home in Mexico -- an employee, Juan Sanchez, just got more than seven years in a federal prison for doing their dirty work.We're su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Valley Sheriffs Want To Search Southbound Cars, Too

    Be careful headin' south​Be careful if you're driving south with your guns and life savings. If some sheriffs have their way, county cops could take it all away.Late last week, sheriffs from Cameron County and El Paso County announced that they would love it if deputies started inspecting every ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Speed In A Hunstville School Zone, Get Fined $312

    Houston makes the top 10 list for big fines​The school year has begun in some places, and that means school zones are up and cops are watching for violators. In some places you can't text or talk on your cell in a school zone; in every place you can't speed in one.What are the worst places in Texa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #6 Barbecued Ribs at Pizzitola's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #7 Turtle Soup at Brennan's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #8: In and Out Brisket at Thelma's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #12 Fried Chicken at Frenchy's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #15 The Reuben at Kenny & Ziggy's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #16 Enchiladas de Tejas at Molina's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #19 Barbacoa Tacos at Gerardo's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #22 The Roast Beef Poor Boy at Mama's Cajun Cuisine

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #26 Fried Shrimp at Segari's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes: #28 Couchon de Lait at Stella Sola

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Robb Walsh's 100 Favorite Houston Dishes #30 Elysian Fields Lamb and Mushy Peas at Tony's

    ​Over the course of the next few months, I'm counting down 100 of my favorite Houston dishes. I chose some because they are such quintessential Houston creations, others for their cultural or historical significance, and others because they are just so damn tasty. Share your own nominations in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Sorry, Houston Lawyers: The New U.S. Attorney Is From Laredo

    Photo courtesy DOJ​The new U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Texas has just been announced, and it's not a Houstonian.Jose Angel Moreno, a 53-year-old ex-Marine from Laredo, has been nominated to fill the important post."There can be no greater honor nor privilege for a career prosecutor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    He Said She Said: Songs That Remind Us of Our Grandfathers

    ​ She Said has something she wants to admit. Here goes nothing. We... like... country music. No big deal, right? You wouldn't think so, unless you grew up in a town filled with racist rednecks who thought the glitz of '90s Nashville qualifies for the only music worth listenin' to. She Said rebelle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Bayou Body Count: Son Kills Mom, Heads To Mexico

    ​Laura Palacios of Houston died with her son at her side. Though it was hardly a comfort to the 51-year-old woman: It was her son who allegedly killed her. That's the story told by Harris County Sheriff's homicide detectives who have charged Jose Palacios, 24, with murder. But he is not behind ba ... More >>

  • News

    July 30, 2009

    Love in the Time of Leprosy: The Critter Connection

    Where there's leprosy, there's usually an armadillo.

  • News

    July 30, 2009

    Love in the Time of Leprosy

    The life after death of José and Magdalena Ramirez

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008
  • News

    February 14, 2008

    Mescaline on the Mexican Border

    Texas is the only state in the country where peyote is sold legally. Really.

  • News

    May 31, 2007

    Killing Fences: Totally Misconstrued

    The department of homeland security is doing its best to get its message across

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    Unknown Legend

    Roots renegade Joe Ely never achieved pop stardom, but that's all right by him...sorta

  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Got Your Health

    How much more can you cut?

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Double-Wide Divide

    Critics say Perry's turnpike plans will take a terrible toll on Texans

  • Music

    July 24, 2003

    Wango Chango

    Houston rockeros Chango Jackson take on touring in Mexico, Ted Nugent and a bold new direction in rock en español

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    Bull Session

    A state clerk goes bonkers over legislative bills

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    No Haters Here

    OrchestraX plays for peace

  • News

    October 4, 2001

    Sound the Retreat!

    When the going gets hot, federal prosecutors head south

  • Music

    August 30, 2001

    Racket

    Houston's Toe Jam watches quietly as its 15 minutes tick by

  • News

    April 8, 1999

    Pyramid Scheme

    Two, four, six, eight.Come and watch us levitate!

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Easygoing George W. Bush

    With help from Democrats Pete Laney and Bob Bullock, Bush has been a Republican governor Texans love. But who'll be his pals if he sets his sights on the presidency?

  • News

    May 22, 1997

    Brothers of the Road

    'The I-69 "NAFTA Highway" is supposed to create thousands of jobs. Thanks to your tax dollars, it's already provided a very good one for the underemployed brother of Tom DeLay.

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