The University of Houston looks nice, shiny and new when viewed from the outside. There's a new stadium being constructed, additions being made to the University Center. New buildings dominate the rapidly expanding perimeter of the campus. Enrollment is up. Admission standards are up. It's a Tier On ... More >>
Harris County Sheriff's investigators seized cash, drugs, weapons, and gambling devices from two allegedly illegal game rooms in southwest Harris County Thursday, according to a press release. Acting on a tip, members of the HCSO's Game Room Task Force (a whole task force, yo!) seized the loot -- w ... More >>
After 70 years, this is what has come of fabled Robertson Stadium. The photo above was taken on Wednesday as crews demolished the University of Houston campus football venue to make way for a brand new stadium in its place that will look something like this: The new facility is scheduled to be read ... More >>
As event grew, so did promises, expectations and disappointments.
Let's get this straight right out of the gate: White Linen Night is fun, White Linen Night is great, White Linen Night is one of those rare times when the surprisingly stuffy Heights lets its hair down. And nobody wants the event to wither and die. This year's dialed-back affair was less raucous th ... More >>
Look at the University of Houston, acting all grown up and everything. They are so cute at that age. UH, long suffering in grand old Robertson Stadium, particularly in recent years when the football team has been, you know, actually good, finally is moving forward on a much ballyhooed stadium plan ... More >>
What do younger people have against cruises? You can (sometimes) gamble, drink, eat all you want, and there is always tons of grim people watching to do. You don't have to drive anywhere, and if you want you can just hole yourself up in your cabin and not do a damned thing. Rocks Off has detailed ... More >>
The UH Cougars will be ending some relationships after this season -- they'll be leaving Conference USA for the Big East, and demolition crews will begin working on Robertson Stadium in December 2012. The school isn't sure yet where the 2013 football team will play while a new stadium is being buil ... More >>
When Sandra Bernhard says that "Opera has a lot of myths associated with it," she's not talking about the great story lines of La Traviata or Barber of Seville. No, the director of HGOco, Houston Grand Opera's community outreach arm, is directly confronting the litany of knocks that people have aga ... More >>
Somebody finalize this deal alreadyIt's known as the Rejected/Dejected shot. The camera focusing on the batter as he walks back to the dugout after having just struck out, usually on a called strike. It's one of those shots that best captures the emotion of the game and helps to bring the v ... More >>
Illegal downloading costs the film industry billions of dollars per year. But does the legal strategy designed to recoup this lost bounty amount to extortion?
We noted last month the interesting sidelight to the big Disney announcement that they'd be sailing a cruise ship out of Galveston -- that sidelight being that Disney was flipping the bird to the Port of Houston's boondoggle of a cruise terminal. KTRK's ever-intrepid Wayne Dolcefino has now taken a ... More >>
Illustration from PopulousYou may be cold now, but soon enough you'll be baking as you try to watch the Dynamo. Soon, though -- the 2012 season -- you'll be at least partially shaded, in the team's new stadium near downtown. Official drawings are out from lead architect Populous and they sh ... More >>
Neil Doherty wakes up the Post Oak Doubletree