League City

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Group Says League City Undocumented Kids Resolution Also Anti-Muslim

    According to the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the recently adopted League City resolution banning undocumented immigrants from using city services also contains language suggesting closing the borders to Mexico is about more than keeping out impoverished children. In an op-ed piece in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    League City Says No to Undocumented Kids

    Real classy of League City council to adopt a resolution this week basically telling the federal government to not even think about sending any unaccompanied minors to be housed or processed there. Other places like Dallas have pitched in and agreed to take in several hundred kids, and even Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Openings & Closings: The Honeymoon Is Open

    Boil House, located at 606 East 11th Street in the Heights, closed just as quickly as it opened. The crawfish restaurant opened its doors on May 9, but because crawfish season has ended, Boil House decided to close until mudbugs become available again, a.k.a. next year. On June 20, Boil House posted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Sammy Patrenella Shares Some Family History

    This week's feature story (online Wednesday) takes an in-depth look at the Houston families who developed our diverse food scene into what it is today. We spent hours researching and interviewing family members to compile their stories, but not everything could make it into print. In celebration of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2014

    Craving Peruvian? Head South to Chuyos

    About 40 minutes south of Houston there's a small restaurant in a strip mall whose owners are from Lima, and they are making some very good and authentic Peruvian food. Ana Cecilia and Oscar Dasso opened the place in 2008, and it has since become a favorite of Peruvians and others looking for lomo s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    Hype or Help: The Fine Line Between Weather Warnings and Scare Tactics

    Whenever there is a storm approaching, news media outlets go a little crazy. They know that, quite often, storms equal big ratings. No only are people watching for warnings, but they are sometimes captive participants in the drama unfolding outside their homes. The problem is when weather is hyped t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Unpaid Traffic Fines Mean You Can't Renew Your Car Registration in League City

    There was a possibility that if you were caught speeding or blasting through that red light you could get away without paying the ticket you received. Sure, you would get a few phone calls, maybe an annoying letter or two and eventually a warrant, but that's about the most the city can do. And that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    Nullifying Federal Gun Statutes: After League City's Precedent, Towns Across Texas -- and Beyond -- Race to Do The Same

    It's been over two months since League City became the first city in the nation to instruct local officials to forgo federal arms enforcement. League City, owner of the largest rate of concealed handgun licensees in the state, decided that any potential Bushmaster restriction was beyond the pale, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    The Wave Builds: Now The City Of Gonzales Nullifies Federal Gun Statutes, They Think

    Two weeks ago, League City became the first Texas town to nullify federal gun statutes. It was clear from the beginning, however, that it would not be the last. Numerous municipals legislators had contacted the town's City Council for advice. A dozen other cities had reached out for a copy of the re ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2013

    Hotel ZaZa's Hidden Dungeon

    You have to ask for this cell.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    League City Grants Itself Right to Ignore Any Firearm Limits Elected Officials Pass

    Heidi Thiess wants you to know that this isn't about her. This resolution -- this resolution that League City's just passed, banning any federal limits pertaining to guns, to ammunition, to the Second Amendment -- isn't anything personal. This is something larger, she says. This isn't a woman and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    10 Fun Food Festivals Coming Up This Spring

    News of Houston's first big barbecue festival was announced yesterday, and fans have already begun buying up tickets to the appropriately-named Houston Barbecue Festival. Scheduled to take place on March 24, the festival has already booked such popular local smokers as Pizzitola's Bar-B-Cue, CorkScr ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Breaking News: Funnel Cloud Warning for Fort Bend County

    Click 2 Houston is passing on a weather report warning of possible funnel clouds this morning in Fort Bend County. The report says that rapidly developing thunderstorms coupled with "a very buoyant atmosphere" will lead to funnel clouds. Their report follows:

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    DUI Suspect Jason Murray: District Clerk Ticketed for Accident, Crashes Into Car Driving Away

    How not to leave an accident scene: Troubled Galveston County District Clerk Jason Murray was ticketed by League City police after he rear-ended a truck March 28. He then got in his car and, as newly suspicious officers noticed he was driving erratically, he rammed into a second vehicle. He has be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Comment of the Day: The Tired Old N-Word Defense

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    League City's City Manager Suspended for Using the N-Word in LSU-Alabama Discussion

    Rich Oller, the acting city manager of League City, has been suspended for a week following a long closed-door council session investigating his use of the N-word at City Hall. reports that Oller was discussing the previous night's BCS title game between LSU & Alabama last month ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    State Rep Larry Taylor At Committee Hearing: "Don't Try to Jew Them Down"

    At least he didn't make any cracks about "Jew York City"​Larry Taylor is League City's state rep, and a co-chair of the state's Joint Legislative Committee on Windstorm Insurance. According to the Quorum Report, at a hearing today he "was discussing delivery of quick and fair payments for win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    HPMA Showcase: Win 2 Nights At South Shore Harbour

    cred​Now that the 2011 Houston Press Music Awards ballot is up and running, Rocks Off would like to offer you a little more incentive to attend the HPMA showcase on Saturday, November 12. Head over to the showcase's Facebook page, click "I'm attending" and you will be automatically eligible to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Comment of the Day: A Reader Grosses Us Out

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Kevin Gonterman: Spent Two Snake-Ridden Days At Bottom Of 30-Foot Manhole

    "Andy crawled to freedom through five hundred yards of shit-smelling foulness I can't even imagine"​A League City man who has been missing since Saturday was found at the bottom of a 30-foot manhole, apparetnly lucid but suffering from a number of snake bites. Kevin Gonterman, 25, was found b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Gets Out of TIRR, Moves to League City

    Giffords heads to League City.​U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords has completed her stint at TIRR and will begin outpatient therapy, Memorial Hermann announced today. The Arizona rep, shot in the head five months ago, will live in the League City home of her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2011

    Openings & Closings: February 2011

    A plate of nigirizushi at Blue Fish.​As we showed you in our sneak peek earlier this week, The Blue Fish is now open at Bayou Place downtown. The Dallas-based sushi bar will also open a second Houston location in a few months next door to benjy's on Washington Avenue., where a new build-out is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    Photo courtesy of AvaInside Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar​First things first, for anyone who might be heading out to Skewers (3991 Richmond, 713-599-1444) for its grand reopening: Don't. At least, not yet. The restaurant's PR team emailed us an explanation for the delay this week: Skewers is not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Z-Ro Actually Smiles, Laughs - We Have Proof!

    Marco TorresZ-Ro at Arena Theatre, Jan. 22, 2011​This morning, one of Rocks Off's readers in Dallas sent us an email. In fact, that sentence was almost the headline of this blog - apparently we actually have readers up there, so maybe those North Texans Southern Oklahomans aren't as hopeless a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Rob My Purse? Sure. Just Let Me Get My Cigarettes First

    Take my money, sure...BUT NOT MY CIGARETTES, dammit​A classic radio skit by Jack Benny (look him up, young'uns) had his miserly character being confronted by a robber. "Your money or your life," says the robber. Loooong pause. (Benny was the master of comic timing.) "Well?" says the robber. ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 19, 2010
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    August 18, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Noah's Ark Bar and Grill's Oyster Shooter

    Troy Fields​Noah's Ark Bar and Grill (4438 Boulevard St., 281-339-2895) in Bacliff is salty as hell, in the best way possible. Downstairs, countless cigarettes have infused the walls with a smell we city drinkers aren't exposed to much anymore, thanks to Houston's indoor smoking ban. Area resi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Bradley Prior: Don't Impersonate A Cop On The Jailhouse Phone

    Photo courtesy GCSOBradley Prior, genius​Last Sunday, 21-year-old Bradley Pryor apparently forgot his Target card when he went shopping for memory cards and clothes in his native League City. Also his checkbook and cash, because he is alleged to have walked out without paying for anything.Pryor wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    League City Ladies Room Peeper Nabbed

    Photo courtesy League City PD​Imagine this scenario, ladies. You're out shopping, and your bladder is bursting. You rush to a stall and sit down to pee. Ahhh, bliss. Suddenly, from the stall next door, this head appears under the partition:That head belongs to Dickinson's Juan Gomez, who is allege ... More >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009

    Life, Post-Ike: The Comeback Kid

    Without as much to lose as Galveston, Bolivar surges ahead in its recovery.

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2009

    La Marque Elects First Black Female Mayor In Galveston County

    Galveston County's been around for a while -- you could argue modern Texas began there, with the unfortunate meetings between Spanish explorers and natives -- but it has never, in any of its towns, had a black female mayor.That changed over the weekend, when League City La Marque voters elected Gera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    PBK Architects Brings Its "Build Big" Sales Job To League City

    PBK Architects, the Houston firm that's in a messy battle because it wanted to build Taj Mahal facilities at a suburban Austin district and that is making Fort Bend parents uneasy with plans to build a Taj Mahal science facility there (official estimate from the superintendent: It's going "to cost s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Don't Get A Toothache If You've Got Jury Duty In Galveston County

    A League City woman has been found in contempt of court and fined $100 because she got a toothache during a trial on which she was a juror, the Galveston County Daily News  reports.It wasn't so much she got the toothache and needed surgery; it was more that she told some people (including a rep ... More >>

  • News

    January 29, 2009

    Slip-Up on Taxes

    Boat owners get to evade

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    People Rich Enough To Own Boats Find It Easy To Evade Taxes

    Galveston County is getting screwed out of about $33,000 in property taxes from a League City marina. The county knows about it, but doesn't seem to care. On the Wharf Marina web site, it says plain as day (if you don't take into account spelling and grammatical errors) that wet slip owners "must pa ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    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

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007

    The Line for Taco Bell Jokes Starts Here

    Yeah, we really have no idea what this picture means. This weekend is host to three great moments in sports. The NFL draft, where dies are cast and dreams are made. The NBA playoffs, where sweat and sneakers separate the men from the boys. And, of course, the PETCO Search for the America’s Fastes ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 28, 2005

    Fly Ballas

    T-Mac and fellow all-star hoopsters trade the court for the diamond

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2005

    Boobs, Balls and Beer

    Check out what's brewing for Super Sunday

  • Music

    September 23, 2004

    San Francisco Treat

    Catching up with League City's Greg Ashley in that other city by the bay

  • News

    January 1, 2004
  • Calendar

    December 11, 2003

    I Love My Calendar Girl

    Houston's got its own for every day of the year

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    The Mirrors

    13 Patient Flowers (Fleece Records)

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Great American Sway

    Plus: Sterile at UH, Rolling On, Motor Madness

  • News

    January 18, 2001


    Full-time Friendly, In the Hood, Humanitiy's Teacher

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Almighty Municipality

    With League City controlled by the Christian right, citizens can rezone - and repent

  • Dining

    June 1, 1995

    Diner's Notebook

    Top of the Morning

  • Calendar

    July 7, 1994
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