Leon Hale

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    The Moving Sidewalks at Bayou Music Center, 9/28/2013

    Moving Sidewalks Bayou Music Center September 28, 2013 "We're actually remembering this shit," Billy F. Gibbons said after the Moving Sidewalks had played two choppy, fuzz-clouded songs Saturday night at Bayou Music Center. By all accounts, it was his pre-ZZ Top engagement's first public performanc ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken: Onion Creek's Gin Rickey

    Photo by Troy Fields​The first time I got drunk at a bar was at Fitzgerald's in the Heights. Many years later, I'm sitting at a picnic table and drinking a Gin Rickey down the block at Onion Creek (3106 White Oak Dr., 713-880-0706), thinking about how things are different now. Mainly, I'm not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    What The Web Was Made For: Old Newsmen Reminiscing About Sex

    The other day, Hair Balls stumbled on the newish blog I Heard It At the Ice House, the online home of eightysomething retired newsman John Moore Moore's complete profile reads "I am a retired newspaper columnist" (for the Houston Post, among other papers) and he has the stories to back it up. There ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2006

    Porn to Be Wild

    Just what was on the probation director's computer?

  • Resolutions

    January 20, 2005

    Houston Resolutions

    Ten ways to make our town a better place

  • News

    May 6, 2004
  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Bye-Bye Bongs?

    Tubing without beer bongs? Why?

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    Lineup Change

    The pressure is on the Chron's sports columnists

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    May 22, 2003

    Lineup Change

    A new writer should shake things up at 801 Texas

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    Column Calamity

    The Chron editor starts to make a mark

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    Thou Shalt Not Pee

    Yates trial judge makes a captive audience of the media

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Any Story Will Do

    It's rerun time with the Chronicle's Enron coverage

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    Publishing Gulf?

    How Internet pipe dreams and literary ambitions dismantled one of Texas's largest publishers

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Quoth the Chron

    The Chronicle runs out another inept marketing campaign

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Local Cookbook

    Supper Time, by Leon Hale, Winedale Publishing

  • News

    April 1, 1999
  • News

    December 18, 1997
  • News

    May 11, 1995
  • News

    April 27, 1995

    Post Mortem

    Though not unexpected, the death of the Houston Post was still a surprise. Even more surprising was how little truth got out about how and why the paper perished.

  • Music

    February 23, 1995
  • News

    November 10, 1994

    The Lost Houston of Sig Byrd

    Forty years ago, one writer captured our city better than any before or since. Now he's forgotten. And the Houston he saw? All but gone.