Political gadfly Kinky Friedman thinks winning the Agriculture Commissioner race is the key to legalizing marijuana in Texas.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Robert EasleyClay 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 >>
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 >>
foshydogFrom 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 >>
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 >>
Photos by Marc BrubakerBilly 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 >>
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 >>
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