Summer is a time for ice cream and cold treats, and folks headed to Galveston for a day on the beach should definitely check out Hey Mikey's Ice Cream at 2120 Postoffice Street. The ice cream parlor opened on June 7 and features a multitude of sundaes with hot fudge and brownies, banana splits, and ... More >>
Food Network is looking for the next star to host a new cooking show this year, and Sarah Penrod, from League City, has been selected as a finalist. Penrod is joined by 11 other contestants vying for the title of Next Food Network Star. But, this isn't her first rodeo. Penrod had a chance at compet ... More >>
Stay tuned -- we'll be adding to this list throughout the day... In April, a tug-of-war over the fate of a pit bull in Montgomery County came to a happy end: noted dog trainer Cesar Milan agreed to take the dog, Gus, on the condition Gus never again step paw in Texas. Gus had seriously injured a ... More >>
Macarons have taken your place.
This is the third part of a three-part chef chat series. If you missed the first parts, you can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. This week, we chatted with 28-year-old Matt Pak, a self-trained chef who had worked up the kitchen ranks since the age of 15. Like many young chef-entrepreneurs around t ... More >>
Twenty-eight years after he was charged with tampering with a corpse, Clyde Edwin Hendrick has been charged with turning that person into a corpse in the first place. The Galveston County Sheriff's Office, in connection with League City police and the FBI, announced the arrest of the 59-year-old Sa ... More >>
While other states debate whether or not to allow armed guards in schools, one Texas legislator has decided to shift the discussion with a novel, untested idea. Rep. James White, representing an area around Hillister, has recently put forth a bill that, instead of placing weaponry in the hands of a ... More >>
As the recent weather has proved, there's no better time to be outdoors in Texas than fall. In springtime, there's always that lingering knowledge that summer is right around the corner, so this time of year there's nothing else to look forward to but Santa Claus. It's also harvest time, and the tho ... More >>
I spent the morning over at KHOU's studios this past Tuesday discussing ice cream and other cool treats with Debra Duncan on Great Day Houston (all pandering aside, a really great crew of people to work with and always a very fun time) and special guests Matt Marcus and Ryan Soroka from the Eatsie B ... More >>
He8, She8: The first of two new (to us!) blogs this week, He8, She8 is similar in concept to 2 Dine For, in which a couple eats together and then reports independently on their own experiences at a restaurant. He8, She8's latest review is of Feast, where they both gave the nose-to-tail palace a soli ... More >>
The newspaper industry hasn't been in the best of shape for a while now, and layoffs and buyouts and declining subscriptions are common. Besides the employees directly affected, hard times have also hit the people who will sell you the Houston Chronicle while you're waiting at intersections across ... More >>
I first met Adrienne while visiting a friend in New York in 2009. She was working at an art gallery in the Lower East Side for the summer, and after the internship was over, she moved back to Austin to finish school at St. Edwards, getting her degree in photography. Adrienne moved to Houston and s ... More >>
The Colbert ReportGet More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video ArchiveState Rep Larry Taylor of League City may have thought his whole "Jew them down" crisis had passed over. But last night, it went national. The Colbert Report tackled the subject. Stephen Colbert sugg ... More >>
Brewpub is go!The city has lost one of its two restaurants with a tequila-themed nomenclature: Ruby Tequila's in Midtown, which closed swiftly and quietly late last week. The chain's website was quick to reflect the closure, removing the Midtown location from its site without a trace. A manag ... More >>
Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. New York Times: No less than the New York Times visited El Real recently, and f ... More >>
KPRCMicah Ashley Alford: She just wants to danceWe have a new candidate for the prestigious Peole Who Should Not Reproduce award: Micah Ashley Alford,, a 26-year-old League City who just wants to rub guy's crotchies with her butt, without being bothered by all those damn babies she keeps pump ... More >>
striaticI'm a notorious bargain-hunter, and it drives my husband crazy. "We're not grad students anymore," he complains, as I scour the Internet for menu prices and coupon deals. I can't help it; I love a good discount. And I'm more excited to check out online coupon websites in the morning t ... More >>
Photos by Craig HlavatyA Sunday morning on the firing line"Don't point your gun at anything you are not willing to destroy or kill," reads the sign in the middle of the room. It's 8 a.m on Sunday morning and I am reading this, while drinking a cup of coffee, still bleary from being dragged ou ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresArms Room: A formey Circuit City storeSee our slideshow from the Arms Room's grand opening. Kathleen James and her family have been running the Arms Room out in League City for four years. Two months ago the family team moved the operation into the old Circuit City location ... More >>
Jonas Brothers are playing softballO.M.G. The Jonas Brothers, the biggest trio of musical talent since the Jimi Hendrix Experience or Tony Orlando and Dawn (there were only two Dawns, right?) are finally hitting the big time -- League City. Depending on your point of view, it's either a good or ... More >>
Popular lesbian bar Chances is done.
Deep thoughts, from a recent arresteeAbout all that can be said with any certainty is this: Mrs. Ralph Anthony Grohman, 71, was not about to let the League City cops just walk right up and arrest her 70-year-old husband Ralph for assault. What happened after that is open to debate.The offic ... More >>
Back in 2004, we covered the battle of man vs. coyote in League City. Now it appears the wily canines have moved the battlefront closer to town.WestUInstantNews picks up the, um, tail: Coyotes and bobcats have recently been spotted prowling the border of Bellaire and West University Place, prom ... More >>
This yearly flotilla lights up the Gulf Coast
Before heading to Fitzgerald's tonight, Girl In a Coma had to make a little pit stop: a courtroom in downtown Houston, where the band's Jenn Alva and Nina Diaz had a preliminary hearing for the felony assault on a peace officer charges stemming from the late-night brawl at Chances back in March. How ... More >>
The big news this week in Bayou Body Count is the three dead family members League City police are investigating as a possible murder-murder-suicide. Lewis Cantrell Jr. and his wife Gayle Cantrell were found shot to death in their living room on the 2900 block of Chinaberry Park Lane. Lewis Cantrell ... More >>
Local and federal agents in an anti-gang task force charged with waging the much-debated "War on Drugs" have nabbed another round of bad guys, this time more than a dozen members of Texas' largest prison gang, Tango Blast Houstone. Acting Houston U.S. Attorney Tim Johnson announced today that 14 mem ... More >>
The first of four House Select Committee on Hurricane Ike hearings kicked off this morning at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel. Chaired by Rep. Sylvester Turner (we like to call these the “Ike-Turner” hearings), the Committee’s goal, as explained by Turner, “is to come out of these hea ... More >>
The Texas Department of Public Safety announced great, terrific news for Houston-area drunk drivers Friday: as many as 2,600 DUI cases may be jeopardized because an independent contractor had not done the tests on Breathalyzer machines that she claimed to have done. Today Harris County DA Kenneth M ... More >>
Photos by Daniel Kramer / Click here for a slideshow There’s always someone unluckier than you. In the wake of Hurricane Ike, such people were easy to find in the devastated Galveston Bay town of San Leon, as Press photographer Dan Kramer and I found out when we crossed a police checkpoint to ent ... More >>
A Texas shrimper is finding out how hard it is to run a seafood restaurant in Houston
Friday, April 28, at Rudyard's, 2020 Waugh Drive, 713-521-0521
Get off the couch!
Paddling down Buffalo Bayou brings Katrina close to home
MetalFest rocks out -- in the a.m.
The Friedman-of-all-trades whips out a new book
Medicine Fuck Dream (Birdman)
League City neighbors go to war against rogue coyotes
Friday, November 21
Did the Devereux Treatment Center provide the care Cecilia Garrett needed or did it drive the young teenager to her death?
Rotten to the Corps, Wife Strife, Sweet and Neat
Silent Echo, Going Postal, Freedom Fighter
Filling the Gulf, Anime Alert, Harsh on Harsh
In which our intrepid reporter goes searching for the heart of America on a trailer pad. And finds disappointment, isolation, kindness and a great way to cook himself a turkey.