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    May 28, 2014

    Houston Ranks Low in Health, Fitness Survey (But We're Better Than Dallas!)

    It might be all that BBQ, the late-night bar hopping, or the fact it just makes more sense to drive wherever you have to go (we really wish we had the adventurous spirit of you daily bicycle riders), but Houston recently ranked not too far from the bottom of the American Fitness Index. The report ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    UH Football Coach Levine Signs Five-Year Contract Extension

    This season the University of Houston will open a new football stadium and the Cougars' head coach will have a new contract to go with it. It was announced this week that Tony Levine, 41, will enter his third season as head football coach after he signed a five-year contract extension. UH finished ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Five Derby-Themed Recipes for the Kentucky Derby

    It's time to don your best seersucker suits an Southern belle hats; the Kentucky Derby is this weekend. Whether you're supporting Wicked Strong, hoping to win big on Uncle Sigh , or just like getting bourbon-wasted while wearing a bowtie, we've got 5 classic derby-themed recipes for your Derby Day P ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    Celebrate Derby Day in Houston with Big Hats and Lots of Mint Juleps

    On your mark...get set...go! And by "go," of course, we mean get to the nearest bar or restaurant that's showing the Kentucky Derby and have yourself a mint julep. Though Derby Day isn't as big a celebration here in Houston as it is in parts of the Deep South (or, you know, in Louisville), we still ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Barrage of Lies Means the NFL Draft Is Almost Here

    This is where the NFL Draft process really starts to get get fun. (This is also where I wish that sarcasm had its own font.) We are only a few weeks away from the 2014 NFL Draft, and maybe it's because we sit smack dab in the middle of the city with the number one overall pick, but it feels like th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Rice Baseball Trends Down, But UH Flies High

    Sunday morning starts with a chill. The air's heavy with fog and mist. There's not much of a crowd at Reckling Park, but none of this is stopping the Rice Owls and East Carolina Pirates from playing baseball. The Owls are up 1-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning when the skies open, stopping play fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Pro Days Done, Clowney Makes Case For Number One Overall Pick

    When it comes to the draft process in the NFL, and there are multiple prospects jockeying for any one position or status, it may not be about who has the last word necessarily, but from a Pro Day standpoint, it's definitely about who has the latest word. The Texans, in theory (and probably in actua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    The Johnny Manziel Dunk Show (w/ VIDEO)

    When Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles conducted his Pro Day last week in Orlando for virtually every NFL team, it was on the heels of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's less than stellar Pro Day the week before. So when Bortles went out and tore it up (he was reportedly pretty damn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    With UH Basketball, the Status Quo Rules the Day

    It's been 11 days since the Houston Cougars basketball season ended. A 94-65 ass-whipping handed to it by Louisville in the AAC Conference Tournament in Memphis. The loss left the Cougars at 17-16 for the season, three fewer victories than the previous season, and no post-season tournament in the of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Reliant Stadium May Be Changing Names, But Texans Still Lining Pockets With Naming Rights Fees

    For over a decade, Bob McNair has been given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to his ownership of the Houston Texans. "He brought football back to Houston and he spent a billion dollars to do it," is the familiar refrain. Part of that sentence is true. After the Oilers left, he most certainly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    UH Basketball Versus the Apathetic Fan Base

    It's easy to jump on the UH fan base and once again belittle the lack of attendance at Hofheinz Pavilion for UH basketball. Yesterday's UH/Rutgers game was a noon tip-off, and the excuses range from church, the marathon, the great weather, and NFL playoffs. But none of that really matters because it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Old School Christmas: 9 Gifts That Got (Get?) Kids Out of the House and In Better Shape w/Video

    Since the advent of video games, kids have increasingly spent time inside huddled around game consoles. Even for an older guy like me, I grew up with Atari and early handheld video games that were pretty damn addictive, but nothing like the sophisticated games out today that not only look amazing, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Google's Most Searched Athletes Of 2013 Shows We Love To Consume Dark, Miserable Stories

    "Mostly I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time. Can you understand?" -- John Coffey, The Green Mile I understand, John Coffey. I really do. (And trust m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    Soccer Fan Bets His House AND LOSES! (Also, My Weekend Best Bets)

    There's an old saying that when people feel strongly about a sports betting premonition that they should "bet the farm." The phrase is never uttered with the thought that anyone anywhere would literally do that, though. However, apparently Iganga, Uganda is not part of "anywhere." (And internationa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Yes, It's Early, But Seriously, UH and Rice Could Go Bowling

    This college football season is still early, but early though it might be, it's becoming increasingly evident that both the Rice Owls and Houston Cougars are going bowling. Each team still has some obstacles to overcome, but both teams are fast approaching the needed number of wins for bowl qualific ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    For His Next Trick, Johnny Manziel Will Try To Will A&M To An 11-1 Record

    "For us, this wasn't the end of our season. This wasn't the Super Bowl. This wasn't the last game of the season. Alabama lost a game last year and still went on to win the national championship, they lost to LSU the year before and still went on to go to the national championship. Our season isn't o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Saving the Astrodome: From Perfectly Fine to Nearly Demolished, the History of the Dome's Demise and the Rise of New Stadiums in Houston

    As the referendum on the Astrodome gets closer, I thought it might be worth taking a look back at the last 20 years of stadium history in Houston. Thought 20 years isn't a lot of time in the grand scheme of things, a lot has happened. Would you believe that, at one point, there was a better-than-ave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Futurebirds at Fitzgerald's, 8/2/2013

    Futurebirds Fitzgerald's August 2, 2013 Friday night, Athens, Georgia-based alt-country rockers Futurebirds made their way to a crowded Fitzgerald's for a rambunctious showcase of their tunes. The Washington Avenue crowd found itself a bit north of its normal destinations, as people crowded the ups ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Charlie Horshack, LP4's Guitar Warrior

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Charlie Horshack (his nom de rock) was ... 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 29, 2013

    Upcoming Events: What Do Duck Dynasty and Robert Earl Keen Have in Common?

    Any and all crawfish-eating you've been doing so far this season has just been practice for the main event: the annual Texas Crawfish Festival in Old Town Spring, which is coming up on April 19 through 21 and April 26 through 28. The festival has to be two weekends to pack in all the food and entert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    This Houston Team -- Unlike the Texans, Rockets, Etc. -- Is Number One

    For the past few years, a Houston-based team has quietly produced college-basketball talent for prestigious school like the universities of Arizona, Alabama and Oklahoma. The elite squad has traveled all over the country, owning the competition in tournaments in places like Philadelphia. And this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Local Musicians Come Together For Charalambides' Tom Carter

    Rewind: Charalambides Guitarist Tom Carter On the Mend Some local musicians are rallying to help out one of their own this weekend, and it appears that some good, weird tunes will be a happy side effect for the rest of us. Tom Carter, guitarist for long-running H-town expatriate avant-gardists Cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Know Your Local Media: The Chron's Eric Berger on Hurricanes, Climate Change and Evacuating Katy

    Full disclosure: In 2000, I was working on a grassroots campaign supporting the arena referendum that passed and resulted in the building of Toyota Center. At the time, the Houston Chronicle's Eric Berger was covering the campaign, a less contentious follow-up to the loss suffered a year earlier tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Drops In the Bucket List: 5 Venues To See a Show In Before You Die

    I'm not much of a traveler. Outside of a few trips to Vegas, I've never been on a real grownup-type vacation. Every year it's a struggle to think of something to do with my vacation days, one that eventually leads to a few four-day weeks and a couple of midweek shows. Now that I'm getting older, I' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    March Madness -- 4 Prop Bets For NCAA Title Game (And My Game Prediction)

    In Friday's post, it turns out I went a painful 0-2 on my Final Four semifinal selections with Kentucky missing by half a point against Louisville (in a game where in ultra-shady fashion, Louisville folded up their tents down eight with 30 seconds to go), and Ohio State choking away a double-digit l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Weekend's Best Bets -- Final Four and Wrestlemania 28

    When I was a kid, there were only a small handful of sporting events to which you set your calendar/watch, events that owned certain weekends or weeks of the calendar year. They were the biggies: Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Finals. But with the advent of a million different television channels, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Jambalaya, Crawfish Pie and File' Gumbo: The Bounty of Lafayette

    Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and file' gumbo / 'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio / Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-o / Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou -- Hank Williams, "Jambalaya" In late December, Southern Living announced a contest in which 10 "Southern" cities wo ... More >>

  • Music

    December 8, 2011
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    September 27, 2011

    Five Oddly Timed or Just Plain Odd Texas License Plate Offerings from MyPlates.com

    ​The folks over at MyPlates.com, who bring us just about every custom license plate our Texas hearts could desire, just released a batch of new offerings we didn't even know we needed. The mostly-sports-themed releases provide citizens of our great state the opportunity to show pride in their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    September Knows How To Party: Bourbon!

    Anamaris Cousins PriceBourbon - before and after​I don't know how this all got started, these National (fill in the blank) month/day, but if September is celebrating the joys of bourbon, who am I to stand in the way? Well, officially, it is National Bourbon Heritage Month, a time to celebrate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    RIP Lorenzo Charles, The Man Who Broke Phi Slama Jama's Heart

    Lorenzo Charles, who will be forever remembered in Houston as the man who astonishingly ended UH's Phi Slama Jama's title hopes, has died at the age of 47 in a bus crash. Charles was driving an empty bus back to his company's depot when he crashed on an interstate in North Carolina. No one else was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Fifteen Of Our Favorite Cheating Songs

    zazzle.com​Songwriters find inspiration many of life's varied realms: Joy, grief, sex, drugs, anger and, evidently, two-timing. Some are sad, some cheeky, some violent and revengeful, but we've collected a sad-sack grab-bag of cheating-related songs. Here is our Top 15, along with their lyric ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Top 10 Musician WTF Hobbies

    Zazzle.com​Musicians are weird. Well, the good ones, at least. It's a little-known, beloved factoid. While artists' news, drama, and private lives are sometimes aired to the point of over-saturation, it becomes more interesting when we learn relatively kept insight into their rockers' offstage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Bedbugs in Houston: Hey, We Ain't Too Bad

    Probably from Dallas.​Anytime there's a list involving annoying bugs or pests, you expect Houston to be making a bold bid for the title. But exterminator giant Terminix has just released its list of the worst bedbug-infested cities in America, and Houston isn't on it. We don't make the top 1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    Houston Dogs Worst In Country For Attacking Mail Carriers

    Probably lives in Houston​It's hard out there for a Houston mail carrier -- if the heat doesn't get you, the dogs probably will. The United States Postal Service has put out its list of the 10 most dangerous cities for dog attacks, and coming in at the top is....us. USPS says 62 Houston lett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Last Night: The Damnwells at Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jeff Balke​The Damnwells Fitzgerald's April 5, 2011 Before playing a single note, Alex Dezen, singer for Brooklyn-based rock band The Damnwells, let the audience know what it was in store. He said the band's new release Nobody Listens to the Band Anymore was full of mid-tempo rock s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Top 5: Fast Food Chicken Dishes Done Right

    You can't beat the Whatachicken.​When I indulge in fast food, you can generally count on me ordering something chicken. Here are my top five. 5. Hartz's Fried Chicken First off, I hate fast food fried chicken (think KFC buckets), but given the title of the piece, felt obligated to include at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Top Ten Sports Moments: Four Personal Stories

    Different kinds of heartbreak​We've identified the absolute, unarguable Top 10 Sports Moments (and five worst) in Houston history. Everyone has at least some personal stories connected to events on the list. I have four.1. UH-LouisvilleI was the quintessential cub reporter, having lucked into a j ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2010

    Houston's 10 Best Sports Moments*

    *And the 5 most heartbreaking...

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Houston Zoo Cute-Off: A Competition For The Ages

    The Houston Zoo is filled with animals so astoundingly cute that they're almost a danger to the public.But only one can be The Cutest of All.It has come time to determine who exactly should wear that noble title: Harr, the White-Faced Saki Monkey? Zuri, the African Pygmy Falcon? Some other contender ... More >>

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    July 7, 2010

    Lindsay Lohan: Five Celebrity Courtroom Meltdowns Better Than Hers

    ​Turns out the Mean Girl wasn't so mean after all. Former child star and current cautionary tale Lindsay Lohan broke down in court after receiving a 90-day jail sentence for probation violation: "Are you serious?" she sobbed to her attorney as she furiously plucked Kleenex out of a tissue bo ... More >>

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    June 21, 2010

    Game Time: Tennessee Whiskey -- Jack Daniel vs Willie Wonka

    caption goes here​Having just returned from vacation literally about eight minutes ago, today's pearls of wisdom will not be sports-related (sports resumes in this space tomorrow). In my best efforts to derive some sort of synergy out of the 18-hour odyssey I just endured (Elkhart, IN to Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Game Time: Kentucky Derby -- Ten "Two Minute Events" More Exciting Than Horses Galloping

    Between-race entertainment at the Derby​I love horse racing. Actually, to be clear, I love the act of going to the racetrack -- any racetrack -- and sitting in the bleachers (do they call them "bleachers" at a racetrack?) with three or four of my buddies, drinking about twelve beers, eating roughl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Aftermath: Fun Fun Fun Fest In Austin Day 1 - Death, Young Widows, Melt Banana, The Sword, Jesus Lizard

    Photos by Marc Brubaker/ Click here for a slideshowDeath, reborn​This year's Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin was the exact thing Aftermath needed in the midst of his fall concert schedule, even though the last day was marred by mud and constant rain. But after last month's dillo-dirtied Austin City Lim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Classic Rock Corner: The Greatest Band Logos of All Time, Part 1

    Daniel Kramer With our ears still ringing from last night's AC/DC concert at Toyota Center (I knew we should have stayed away from the end of the stage with the cannon...), we got to thinking about the Aussie boys' iconic band logo. Sketched in pen on a million different school notebooks, and gracin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    Holiday Road: Linus Pauling Quartet Hits Terrastock

    [About a week ago, Houston's Linus Pauling Quartet returned from performing at Terrastock, the periodic psych-rock/noise festival, held this year in Louisville, Kentucky and a family vacation for LP4's Ramon Medina, his wife Rosa Guerrero and their son Orion. LP4's Charlie Horshack was kind enough t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008

    My Morning Jacket Announce Fall Tour

    My Morning Jacket have announced their fall tour. Check the dates after the jump, and let the wailing and lamentations begin...

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2008

    SXSW: Black Diamond Heavies at Fado's Patio

    Last night at Fado's Patio, I caught Louisville's Black Diamond Heavies. Saying "caught" sounds like I sat at an intimate show and quietly took notes. This wasn't one of the shows. This was a trip into the heart of the Dirty South. And not the South of the medicated syrup and extremely ostentatious ... More >>

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    April 26, 2007

    Notes from the Road: Opie Hendrix

    Opie Hendrix and the Tall Boys Opie Hendrix sent us this missive, and we thought we'd pass it on to you: It was Thursday morning coming down, 17 hours & four states later, I am sailing the rented Ford Taurus across the Ohio river into Jeffersonville, IN. . My good friend Rick has booked the Opi ... More >>

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