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  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    Miss Texas And Mo'ne Davis Establish The Two Ends Of The "Throws Like A Girl" Scale

    For decades now, right or wrong, the phrase "throws like a girl" has been part of the American lexicon. I am not here to say that it's okay to use that phrase (lest I somehow alienate all of my female readers and listeners out there -- I love you all), but I'm not here to say that the phrase should ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Copper Crooks Are Destroying Little League Season in Northeast Houston

    Robert Dejean came to yesterday's City Council meeting to express his frustration at not being able to carry out the remainder of the Little League season with proper lights at Smokey Jasper ball field. See vandals, he said, ripped the copper out of the light poles some time ago and the city has yet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    It Returns! BATTLE-DRINK, The Houston Texans BINGO Drinking Game, Monday Night Opener Edition

    I am banging out this post in the dewey sweet ocean air of San Diego on Sunday morning. Since I make it to California like once every couple years, at best, I plan on spending Sunday watching football near the water somewhere (which I call "show prep" to you IRS auditors out there when I go to claim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    Astros Opening Day 2013: Fans Weigh In With Hopes & Opinions On AL Baseball

    For as long as I remember, I've been a baseball fan. Which is kinda strange considering I never played Little League, didn't learn how to hold a bat or catch a ball until my best friend taught me in high school, and my father's favorite sports team are fútbol-playing goats (Las Chivas Rayadas de Gu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Foul Balls, Philosophy and Baseball Gods: Notes from the Houston College Classic

    Six teams. Three days. Nine games. Seventy-one innings, give or take a couple here and there. So was The Astros Foundation 2013 College Classic. And after sitting through all nine games and three days, it's safe to say that this weekend was anything but a classic of college baseball. Most of the ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    Summing Up the 2012 VMAs In One Awkward Photo

    By the time you finish this sentence, the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards will have been over for more than 12 hours (unless they're still killing you with that damn endless loop). Your brain will have turned to mush, your Twitter and dFacebook timelines slowly rebuilding themselves from ash and your co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Get the Fork Out: Our Favorite Utensils

    So far in life, I have never had to suffer through a so-called "formal meal." I've never had to know my salad fork from my dessert fork, my soup spoon from my whatever-the-hell-the-other-spoon-is-used-for. Thanks, Mom and Dad. I do, however, have passable table manners, with the possible except ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Awesome Little League Parent Brawl Between Some Total Losers (w/ VIDEO and Zapruder-Style Breakdown)

    When I was a kid, Little League season was a fairly compact slice out of the calendar year. It started in mid April, ended in June, and then after that you were free to play sandlot ball with your buddies as you prepared for Pop Warner football to start. Nowadays, baseball is a year round deal (whi ... More >>

  • News

    May 17, 2012

    Vintage Baseball: The Wanderers

    In 1904, Houston's base ball team couldn't find a home base.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Frito Pies (or Not) Across America

    I suffer under no delusions that Frito pies -- whether Texan in origin or not -- are as popular outside of Texas/Oklahoma/New Mexico as they are in this Frito tied-triangle. I understand that Frito pies are to our region as lutefisk suppers are to Minnesota or lobster rolls are to Maine. However, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Corkscrew BBQ: Solid 'Cue in Spring

    Although "spring" is right around the corner (more like summer at this rate), the solid barbecue at Corkscrew BBQ at 24930 Budde Road is actually to be found in Spring, just south of The Woodlands. There, in a gravel lot off a quiet side road, Will and Nichole Buckman have set up a simple shop with ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 6, 2011

    C&D & Nostalgia

    This South Houston burger joint with a small-town vibe serves tasty, old-school burgers.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Six Horrible Ceremonial First Pitches -- A Video Anthology

    When a wookie outthrows you.....​I preface this post, a post where I'm about to ridicule people for making awful ceremonial first pitches at professional baseball games, by saying that I would dread throwing out a first pitch at a baseball game. I would be a nervous wreck all day long leading ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    God-Fearing Gangster

    National buzz builds, but J-Dawg has already lived a rapper's life.

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Violence, F-Bombs: Texas City Little League Is A Quentin Tarantino Movie

    From now on, no one under 17 will be admitted to a Little League baseball game in Texas City unless accompanied by a parent or adult guardian.At least that's the way it should be, if recent events are any indication: A brawl between coaches that resulted in two arrests a couple of weeks ago, and no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2010

    I Wanna Be Your Dog (Or Cat): The Mad Libs Edition

    Hair Balls was cleaning out our closet the other day and, right there next to our old Little League uniform and a fossilized finger-bone of Jimmy Hoffa, was a stack of old Mad Libs books. It unleashed a flood of memories -- staying up past bedtime with friends, laughing like fools as we co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Houston 101: The End Of Gaslight Video Spells The Final Demise Of The West U. Tenderloin

    ​With the recent verdict against Eugene Etheridge and the permanent closure of his infamous Gaslight Video on Bellaire Boulevard in the West University area, an era has drawn to a close. No longer can the 3500 block of Bellaire be accurately described as the Red Light District of West University P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Food Fight: Battle French Fry

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt Five Guys vs. Jax GrillDid you know that Monday was National French Fry Day? Yeah, neither did we. We were still distracted by trying unsuccessfully to find poutine for Canada Day (July 1, ya hosers). But take National French Fry Day and combine it with Bastille D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2009

    Food Fight: Battle Frito Pie

    In theory, Frito pie should be a relatively difficult thing to screw up. It's just a bag of Fritos and some chili with shredded cheese on top (and onions, if you're not one of those obnoxiously fussy eaters). But in reality, the Frito pie is greater than the sum of its parts: It's an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Why Does Memorial Day Suck In Houston?

    Photo by Paul KeleherIf you've ever lived outside of Texas or the Deep South, you can find yourself asking a simple question: What the hell happened to Memorial Day?Up north and back east, it's a huge event. Every little town has a parade, there's a ceremony, people really, really look forward to it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Let's Jump To Conclusions About That Bellaire Cop

    Bellaire police officer Jeff Cotton, who was indicted for shooting Robert Tolan, insists he's not someone who indulges in racial profiling. Well, he doesn't insist. Nor does his attorney. Instead, a spokesman for his attorney insists, to the Houston Chronicle, that he's no profiler. Just because he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Astros Bring The Game To Acres Homes

    Major League Baseball, the Astros, and Mayor Bill White unveiled plans today for the Houston Astros MLB Urban Youth Academy, which will be built on the north side of town in the Acres Homes community on Sylvester Turner Park.The academy will include a show field with room for around 2,300 fans, two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2008

    Never Been To A Gun Raffle? Head To Manvel

    Feeling lucky? Got $30? Get a gun. The Manvel Lions Club is raffling 100 hunting rifles and tickets are just $30 each during the "Hunters Night on the Town" fundraiser October 25. The money raised (in the neighborhood of $100,000) will help build a Little League field in Brazoria County. Now, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2008

    Intergalactic Dance Party

    They may live around the corner. They may come from a tiny town in the Midwest. They may live out in East Dallas where he coaches Little League while she designs baby clothes. But more than likely though, they live inside an dry ice block on the planet WTF?! surrounded by eunuchs wearing ski masks t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2008
  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    Rounding Third

    There are big problems in the Little League

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008

    He’s Roger Clemens, and He Supports That Message

    The Rocket’s mission to sell baseball cards in Bellaire has been aborted. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. In the case of Roger Clemens, you can see just how far at Bellaire Little League’s Jessamine Field. As at many well-heeled Little League ballparks, the outfield fence is for sale to adverti ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2007

    Nipples to the Wind

    Coco and Anderson deliver a night of silliness

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Bad Checks

    Sure you can ferret out the slimeballs in our midst? Guess again if you're relying on standard background searches in Texas

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2005

    Joystick Jams

    Slam it home without breaking a sweat at the NBA Live 2005 tourney

  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    Bad News

    One more awful remake strikes out

  • Calendar

    July 14, 2005

    Ready for Some Ftbol?

    Reliant Stadium gets worldly with the 2005 Gold Cup games

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Out of the Park

    Second Ward slugger Aaron Trevio scores a scholarship and prepares to leave the barrio behind

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2005

    Fever Pitch

    The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston wants to take you out to the ball game

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2005

    Kicking It

    WAKA lets you do it playground-style

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Baby Blak

    Once You Go Blak (Rapster/BBE)

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    Bend Over and Take One for the Team

    Surprise, surprise. The Little League has trounced T.H. Rogers.

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Bar X Views

    Plus: Junk Food, Junk Suits; Pigeon Hold, Meds for the Poor

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    Seventh-Inning Stretch

    HISD's Stripling stalls while opposing sides clamor for a decision about the T.H. Rogers playground

  • Culture

    October 31, 2002

    Paul Faaaaag!

    The creator of TV's Freaks can't stop talking about being a geek

  • News

    October 24, 2002

    Power Plays

    Behind the scenes, HISD trustee Shadwick and influential good ol' boys work to do good. And they probably have -- though maybe not for everyone.

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Club Sandwich

    Edloe St. Café & Deli

  • Culture

    March 1, 2001

    House of Pain

    Former Oiler safety Bo Eason tackles the emotional and physical fallout from a career in professional football

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Neighborhood Spot in West University

    Edloe St. Cafe & Deli, 6119 Edloe, (713)666-4302

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Place to Play Table Tennis

    Houston Table Tennis Center

  • News

    August 5, 1999

    You Gotta Want It

    And other lessons for the Sharpstown All-Stars

  • Music

    July 29, 1999
  • News

    July 30, 1998
  • Calendar

    May 26, 1994
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