Houston has a strong job market. Many of those jobs are professional positions in a wide range of industries. Many of the people working in those jobs are creepy, sometimes even murderous criminals. Just because you've earned a PhD and a seven figure income doesn't mean you can't be wretched. All ... More >>
Bocca Deli sits on the cusp of change while embracing the now of this north of downtown neighborhood.
Dr. Richard Patt, a former anaesthesiologist and longtime member of the Houston blues community, passed away early Sunday morning, according to a post by Houston Blues Society president Gail Singer on the HBS Facebook group. Rewind: Dr. Rick, Physician Turned Patient, Learns to Enjoy Every Sandwic ... More >>
Houston Beer Week buzz has been kind of a slow burn this year. With no balls-to-the-wall epic beer dinners like last year's Petrol Station vs. Hay Merchant battle planned for this year, one big event -- The Draft -- is promising to be Beer Week's heavy hitter. The Draft is this year's revamped and ... More >>
It's a Thursday afternoon and Dr. Khaled Jabboury greets a patient in the waiting room of his office at the West Houston Medical Center. The woman, though it's not immediately noticeable, is facing the toughest challenge of her life. As Dr. Jabboury has proven, she has come to the right place. For ... More >>
Tim Brookover: Eat some spaghetti and helpTim Brookover has been the editor of OutSmart magazine, a key staffer for city councilmember Sue Lovell, and is currently president of the Houston GLBT Community Center. He's also fighting cancer at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and racking up some di ... More >>
It lasted almost 50 years, but that's too damn long for a Houston building. The Prudential Buidling, which a while back was imaginatively renamed the Houston Main Building, returned to dust Sunday through a planned implosion. It had been falling apart -- sinking one side at a time -- the M.D. Ande ... More >>
Sad news emerged today that heavy metal godfather Tony Iommi has been diagnosed with the early stages of lymphoma. It was a big shock for Black Sabbath fans, as the group's original lineup have a new album and a world tour planned for 2012. Though already counted among rock and roll's ultimate sur ... More >>
The University of Houston went into pandemonium this afternoon when a pregnant Beyoncé showed up to surprise her mother Tina Knowles during the latter's interview for the Living Archives of the school women's studies collection. Even U of H's administration had no idea Beyonce was going to show up ... More >>
Jason BargasLeft, Kata Robata. Right, Ouisie's.Grits have been an integral part of my life since I could gum food. Naturally, I was eager to get my gums (and teef) on the grits concoctions at Thursday evening's Kiss My Grits Gulf Coast Throwdown. Young Texans Against Cancer cobbled together H ... More >>
Paris Hilton: Another overriding interest of this dudeIt's only April, but thanks to KHOU, we became aware of a top contender for the Alleged Creep of the Year Award: Imran Mynuddin has been charged in Harris County on suspicion of stalking his former psychiatrist, who's now on the faculty of ... More >>
A meal from Vall Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, Spain: consomme, vol-au-vent of shellfish with prawns and a filet with mushrooms and potatoes.That's the question posed by a Tumblr page called merely "Hospital Food," where patients are invited to submit photos of their hospital meals from acros ... More >>
Earlier this year, we covered a video by Deborah Thomas showing the music therapy program at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Thomas was kind enough to pass along her latest video; a simultaneously inspiring and heartbreaking work called "All Obstacles Removed." The subject of "Obstacles" is a 10-ye ... More >>
Who needs Mommy?Researchers at M.D. Anderson have created mice from two fathers, the Wall Street Journal reports. That has to be the gayest thing we've heard since sing-along Project Runway. Which we actually haven't heard of, but we can dream, right? The scientists "first engineered a fema ... More >>
Photo by bhamsandwichAll this and more can be yours...A common complaint of Medical Center denizens -- whether they're in the area to work, to receive treatment or to visit someone in one of the maze-like hospitals -- is that there are very few decent places to eat and drink. (You thought we ... More >>
Rankings based only on "reputation"?Anyone familiar with U.S. News & World Report's annual hospital rankings knows that Houston facilities are repeat performers. The magazine's just-out 2010 list of the top 50 ranks M.D. Anderson as number one for cancer care; the Texas Heart Institute came i ... More >>
Earlier this year, we lost God himself Ronnie James Dio to cancer. Dio had been valiantly fighting the disease at Houston's own MD Anderson Cancer Center. Approximately 1,500 people in America die every day of cancer, but MD Anderson continues to find new avenues to help heal those afflicted, incl ... More >>
The 6th annual Empty Bowls Houston event is tomorrow, Saturday, May 22. Wondering what this creative charity event is all about? It's simple: For a $25 donation, you'll get a straightforward lunch of soup, bread and water, but you'll also get to select a one-of-a-kind, handmade bowl donated b ... More >>
Photos by Dave Rosales 7:56 p.m.: After puttering back and forth for 30 minutes, we're finally on a service elevator to get up to the press box. The elevator attendant says she just saw Fergie. She says she was "short and skinny." That's slightly different than how we would've described her. We p ... More >>
Jenny Wang and a bag of miracle berries The Berry Fairy is back in town! After taking her popular Miracle Berry Parties on the road, Jenny Wang is back in Houston for another series of the popular "flavor tripping" events. The term "flavor tripping" refers to the manner in which your tasteb ... More >>
Kathern Cathey thought she had an insurance policy that would save her life. Not exactly.
The Houston school district has announced that nothing is happening tomorrow, thanks to Edouard. The bastard. The cancellation includes all athletic practices, band practices, 26 scheduled field trips, registration for fall classes and any other student activities at the Houston school district pla ... More >>
Marvin Zindler died a year ago today. My wife and I happened to catch his final report under very weird circumstances. On a whim, we decided to take our daughter and check into the Hilton Americas downtown – do that tourist in your own hometown thing. (Hey, I Pricelined the room – it was about ... More >>
Houston Center for Photography works with the Childrens Cancer Hospital at M.D. Anderson to produce an art exhibit thats full of life
The Houston Center for Photography honors a friend with a look at some of his favorite photographs
MFAH hosts the Movies Houstonians Love series with guest speaker Dr. John Lienhard
A folk-country legend returns to the city that saved his life
Stem cell restrictions could send Texas Medical Center researchers fleeing to California
A parolee fights leukemia -- and the constraints of ankle monitors
Christmas is the weirdest time of the year. Who better to musically document the season than John Waters?
Where were you when Kennedy was shot? Nellie Connally was in the car with him
Jesse Dayton and Lew Temple do. And now so does Hollywood.
Are women concocting harassment stories to avoid being fired for cause?
Expect the Iraq war to worsen the Medical Center's reduction in Arab patients
Friday, December 6
How cold war fears fueled a hot market for Houston's human parts business.
Another day care plans to close in the Texas Medical Center
September 17 - 23, 1998
Dr. Carlos Fernandez is battling malpractice charges and his business associates at the Bellaire Cancer Treatment Center
M.D. Anderson just can't say no to research funding from the tobacco industry