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  • News

    November 21, 2013

    Even Though He Doesn't Smoke It Anymore, Marijuana Is at the Core of Kinky Friedman's Run for Public Office

    Political gadfly Kinky Friedman thinks winning the Agriculture Commissioner race is the key to legalizing marijuana in Texas.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    IndyCar Returns With A Double Feature For Houston

    For the first time in six years, open-wheel racing made its return to the Bayou City this past weekend, as the IZOD IndyCar Series hosted a two-race weekend at Reliant Park. The timing couldn't have come at a better time for the Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston. Race fans saw - or should I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2013

    It's National Wine Week; Celebrate With a Glass of Vino at These Events

    The 53rd Annual National Wine Week, sponsored by the Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, is celebrated from September 16 through September 20. Of course, because it's an SWRG event, it tends to take place exclusively at Smith & Wollensky restaurants across the country, but we don't really like the i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    UPDATE: Suspect Arrested in Bomb Threat at UH Misunderstanding, Official Says

    Update: A man has been arrested and charged with trespassing in the wake of a bomb scare at University of Houston on Tuesday afternoon. John Simeon, 30, was arrested by UH police after an altercation between the former student and a faculty member, Richard Bonnin, interim associate vice president o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Saturday Night: Ray Price at Stafford Centre

    Ray Price Stafford Centre January 12, 2013 Ray Price has seen scoundrels, outlaws and pop-star pretty boys rule over country music for most of his lifetime, but he sounds determined to go out the same gentlemanly crooner he's always been, the picture of stoicism to the last. Price, who celebrated ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Dr. Rick, Physician Turned Patient, Learns to Enjoy Every Sandwich

    Rewind: RIP Leo Aston: Local Guitarist, Leo Trio Leader Passes Away There's an old saying about what happens when a doctor becomes a patient. Dr. Richard Patt, once a high-placed anaesthesiologist at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, became a musician first. Patt, who musically goes by "Dr. Rick," left ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Tiffany Anne Saint: Hooters Pageant Contestant Shares Her Inspiration

    Here's a touching story that begins, of all places, at a Hooters in Humble. It involves Tiffany Anne Saint, who vied against 18,000 Hooters waitresses to make the top ten for the16th annual Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant, which takes place in Miami on June 23. She says she decided to compe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    10 Things We Learned At The Awready! Houston Hip Hop Conference

    The much-anticipated Awready! Houston Hip-Hop Music Conference was held Wednesday at the University of Houston, drawing in academics, screwheads, and media alike. The conference is a joint venture between the University of Houston Libraries and Rice University's H.E.R.E. Project (Houston Enriches Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Gelareh Bagherzadeh: Police Unsure If Murder Was Due to Politics Or Robbery

    Houston police are unsure if the shooting death of Iranian activist Gelareh Bagherzadeh was politically motivated or simply a botched robbery, Homicide Captain David Gott said Thursday. The 30-year-old Houston-based student activist was found dead in her car at about 12:30 a.m. Monday morning. Go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    RIP Joe Gracey, Austin Media Giant

    ​Another Austin music legend, Joe Gracey, passed away this morning of cancer complications. He was 61. When Lonesome, Onry and Mean arrived in Austin in June, 1973 after having worked in radio in West Texas, Gracey immediately became our hero. A disc jockey at the notorious KOKE-FM, Gracey an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Dio Disciples Keep Ronnie James' Metal Flame Alive

    When Ronnie James Dio succumbed to stomach cancer in May 2010 (some reports say it occurred here at M.D. Anderson), heavy metal lost its arguably greatest voice. And with a career spanning decades in bands like Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath/Heaven & Hell, and his own Dio, he left a lot of material to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Last Night: Clay Walker At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Robert Easley​Clay Walker Reliant Stadium March 1, 2011 This year's round of RodeoHouston performers began with Gov. Rick Perry, Clay Walker, a truckload of patriotism, and a few tears. Those things are all not all related, at least not in regards to Tuesday night, unless you accoun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Tyagaraja, Elephant Aid Cancer Patient's "Obstacle" Removal

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    We're Buzzed About Houston Beer Week

    foshydog​From October 11 to 17, local taprooms, eateries, breweries and beer aficionados will join forces to pay homage to all the creative combinations of hops, malt, yeast and water - better known as beer. The first ever Houston Beer Week will be eight days of beer magic taking place in Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    A Deep Discussion Of Thug Life With Thugz Of Normandy

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to sheaserrano@gmai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2010

    Last Night: Billy Idol At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Billy Idol House of Blues August 25, 2010 See a slideshow of snarls and sweat from last night's show. Hot in the city. Tonight. Billy Idol, that ever-grinning Dorian Gray of rock and roll, didn't really need to yell "Sweat! Sweat! Sweat!" during "Dancing With Myself" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    The Art Of Battling Cancer

    Love and Light Reverberated by Laura Tyler‚ÄčLaura Tyler took care of her grandmother while her grandmother was dying of cancer 20 years ago. Tyler is an artist, and she mainly worked on dark-charcoal and pencil drawings while serving as a caretaker, but her grandmother convinced her to paint. Tyler ... More >>

  • News

    April 30, 2009

    Treating Themselves

    Readers have second oponions about the high cost of health care and Generation DIY

  • News

    January 15, 2009
  • Music

    November 6, 2008

    Bronx Cheer

    Ten years in, Bronx Bar is still the Rice Village slickster club

  • Culture

    July 13, 2006

    Long Life

    The MFAH showcases autobiographical work by a Houston legend

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Stairway to Heaven

    Gauging 2005's rock deaths with the Greil Marcus Death Meter

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    So Long, For Now So Long

    RIP, Gatemouth Brown

  • News

    January 20, 2005

    Frontier Justice

    Maybe you shouldn't go all Charles Bronson on someone

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    The Specialist

    Scott Wizig's bread and butter is first-time home buyers with bad credit. He says he's making dreams come true, but many say dealing with him has been a nightmare.

  • Music

    April 29, 2004

    The Dirty Thirty

    The worst songs of all time from Texas

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Quilt and Innocence

    Probationers find a thread to society in this unique bee

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    MUD-Slinging Breakaway

    A kingmaker leads an exodus from legal giant V&E

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    King Kinder

    Rich Kinder has made a cool billion dollars since leaving Enron. Now he’s ready to take over the world, or at least the nearest pipeline.

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Going Baroque

    Musicians and management of the Houston Symphony battle over a budget that wonít stay in the black

  • News

    February 28, 2002


    A loving mother drowned her children. It's hard to believe no one could stop her.

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Gutless Politicians

    Plus: Med Center Madness?, Cover Convicts, Force of Hobbit

  • News

    November 30, 2000


    Transgender Slap, Rush and Hush, Rubac's Cube

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Taking Credit

    A lawyer gets charged up -- really -- over a convict's financial plight

  • Culture

    October 26, 2000

    In Plane Sight

    Alex MacLean's aerial photography puts our development-happy city in its proper perspective

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Miller's Crossing

    Frozen, cloned or retooled, Miller Quarles plans to live forever. But time is running out.

  • News

    June 3, 1999

    Family Unfriendly

    How Hermann Hospital and the Texas Medical Center left employees' kids high and dry

  • Calendar

    April 22, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 22-28, 1999

  • News

    April 1, 1999
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    October 1, 1998

    Street Smarts

    Nicolas Kanellos uses his radical training to get books to the people

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Trivial Pursuit

    Should taxpayer dollars help prosecute a reporter with a big mouth and inoperable cancer?

  • Dining

    April 9, 1998

    Semper Fidelis

    Who needs innovation? Pasquale's stays faithful to the Italian classics.

  • Music

    November 27, 1997
  • Music

    November 20, 1997

    The Wizard of Weird

    After two decades of oddity, Beans Barton still has a lock on the inexplicable

  • Calendar

    September 5, 1996
  • Music

    September 5, 1996
  • News

    May 30, 1996

    Blood Feud

    The head of the ME's DNA lab says prosecutors are trying to discredit her for failing to be a "team player"

  • News

    April 25, 1996

    Poor, Proud, But Independent

    Houston's indie record entrepreneurs do it for the love of the music. Of course, they don't mind moving a few units, either.

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    August 31, 1995
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    December 1, 1994
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