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Margaret Downing

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    July 25, 2014

    The Houston Press is Expanding Its Food Coverage, Has Opening for a Freelance Restaurant Reviewer

    The Houston food scene is gloriously rich, wild and big. And getting bigger. As a result, we at the Houston Press have decided to split up some of the responsibilities of our food coverage. Restaurant critic Kaitlin Steinberg will remain fulltime but move to a new role with additional daily online ... More >>

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    July 26, 2013

    Rice Student Struck by METRO Light Rail Memorialized in Noon Vigil Today

    A noontime vigil today at the spot where 20-year-old Rice architecture student Vivian Ziwei Guan was killed by a METRO train Monday attracted between 30 and 40 students, professors and architecture professionals. As people assembled, arriving either by light rail or walking up to the site, they sto ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Managing Editor Job Opening at the Houston Press

    The Houston Press has an immediate opening for a managing editor. We're looking for a journalist with exceptional writing, editing and management skills who can meet the daily challenges of our rapidly expanding online content while supporting high-quality print work. The ideal candidate will have s ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Wildfire Evacuees Pause for a Breath at Lake Conroe KOA

    Margaret DowningScott Ross had to flee his house​Scott Ross had held out past the wildfire evacuation order. The father of six didn't want to leave his place off at Southall Drive and FM 1486 to looters and in his case, it wasn't idle speculation. He'd already had a guy run out from under his ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Trade Off

    Readers on the cutting of career-based programs at HISD.

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    July 16, 2010

    A Night At TUTS' Little Shop of Horrors: Don't Forget The Bug Spray

    Photo by Margaret DowningTUTS' Audrey with the famed "corpse flower"​The Theatre Under The Stars acting company is staging its usual summer freebie at Miller Outdoor Theatre. This year's installment is the Broadway staple, The Little Shop of Horrors.    Hair Balls decided to check i ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    Photo by Margaret Downing​Just in time for summer, a cool-sounding restaurant with an even cooler concept has come along. Oceans, the ceviche-only restaurant that took over the old Bistro Vino location, is officially open to the public. We took a first look at Oceans a few weeks ago and found ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful

    ...but your photos are -- pardon the holiday cheer -- delightful. So keep sending in those wintery pictures to the Houston Press Flickr pool and let it snow! For more information on any of the photos, including location and photographer, simply click on them.

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    December 4, 2009

    Boating on Buffalo Bayou

    Photos by Margaret Downing​Buffalo Bayou Partnership is promoting its boat tours -- tying them into the Christmas season -- as part of its continuing effort to try to get Houston residents out of their cars and down to the bayou to see what all the clean-up has achieved. So Thursday, after two pr ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Straits Singaporean: A Different Kind of Fire

    Photos by Margaret Downing The Roti John Sandwich, Straits' signature dish, is braised beef (or chicken), with onion, tomato, spicy mayo and garlic fries.​There we were, looking at what appeared to be eyes staring back at us in a faintly orangish sauce. "It's messy," my dining companion pr ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Cure For Swine Flu Is Here!!!

    Photo by Margaret DowningWell, maybe the cure for swine flu is here.Note to self: The BBQ fund-raisers at Stafford's Calvary Church are probably not worth the drive. On the other hand, someone definitely should tell the Centers for Disease Control about this.

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    May 11, 2009

    Sunday's Walk for the Breast Cancer Network of Strength

    Photo by Margaret DowningBetty Trobaugh was there in a wheelchair. She enlisted the help of her three daughters to push her through the three-mile course. The first half of the non-competitive walk which started at Sam Houston Park and went down Allen Parkway wasn't bad -- all downhill. Coming back ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Food Fight at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Photo by Margaret Downing Click here for plenty more photos of fried goodness. The food was carefully laid out on each judge's plate. First up, a beef burrito taco. We had palate cleansers (pickles, crackers and green grapes) and water at the ready. Cameras were clicking and video was running ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Food Fight at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Photo by Margaret Downing Click here for plenty more photos of fried goodness. The food was carefully laid out on each judge's plate. First up, a beef burrito taco. We had palate cleansers (pickles, crackers and green grapes) and water at the ready. Cameras were clicking and video was running ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009
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    January 27, 2009

    Two Men Jump Out of the Way as Shards of Glass Rain Down From Houston Office Building

    Just after 1 p.m. as the lunch crowd was making its way out of downtown restaurants and back to their office cubicles, the general peace was disturbed by one of those true OMG moments.The wind was gusting pretty high when two guys sort of ran sideways on the sidewalk and glass from an office window ... More >>

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    January 8, 2009

    Looking Ahead to Next Week When We Name Our MasterMinds Awards Winners

    Last fall we started talking about our new MasterMinds program - a way to recognize some of the best creative talent we have in the Houston area with not only praise, but a bit of money as well. We took in nominations and examples of work through the end of October and then our critics and some of o ... More >>

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    January 6, 2009

    $13 at The Black Labrador Pub on Montrose

    Where: The Black Labrador Pub, 4100 Montrose Blvd, 713-529-1199 What $13 gets you: Many of their main course dishes for either brunch or lunch. The Black Labrador during the daytime has the most wonderful ambience. Located next to the Montrose branch of the Houston Public Library, you can go in ... More >>

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    November 24, 2008

    Over the Weekend: JFK, Via Colori, ArtCrawl and Ugly Buildings

    Short week coming up, which is awesome. Wait, did we just say awesome? We meant totally stressful. Let's get to it.JFK's Assassination, 45 Years LaterCraig Hlavaty trucked up to Dallas to hang out with fellow conspiracy, um, buffs.Via ColoriMargaret Downing spent some time in downtown, looking at th ... More >>

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    November 23, 2008

    Via Colori in Downtown Houston

    Artists of all ages representing local schools and businesses were in full and colorful work mode this weekend on the streets running behind the central branch of the Houston Public Library and next to Sam Houston Park. The streets were closed off so the artists could spread out and apply chalk to t ... More >>

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    October 28, 2008

    MasterMinds -- Deadline Approacheth

    Deadline is fast coming up to apply to win one of three Houston Press MasterMinds grant, a cool $2K prize to any local gifted artist, entrepreneur or innovator. Hurricane Ike messed with us a little, so the original deadline was moved back. But the new one, October 30, is nigh. Here's how editor M ... More >>

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    September 16, 2008

    Legal Help Available for Ike Victims

    Starting today, volunteer attorneys from the Houston Bar Association will answer legal questions from 2-5 p.m. daily. This free service will run through Wednesday, October 1. Take a break from clearing the debris or scouting for ice and MREs and call 713.-759-1133 with your questions. - Margaret ... More >>

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    September 12, 2008

    Meet a Good Samaritan

    Meet Agustin Arroyo, a 16-year-old Good Samaritan, who goes to Brazosport High School. Classes have been canceled since Wednesday at his school. He said he and his family took in the trampoline, packed up and hit the road for destinations further inland. Late this morning he arrived at our front ... More >>

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    August 1, 2008

    TEA Releases Ratings, Houston ISD Has Some Hits, Some Misses

    Thirteen of the Houston Independent School District’s schools were deemed academically unacceptable by the Texas Education Agency in its just released annual ratings. On the much brighter side, 38 received the top rating of exemplary, 118 got recognized status and 97 made the bare minimum of aca ... More >>

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    July 1, 2008

    National Non-fiction Writers Conference in Texas

    Non-fiction writers who’d like to improve their long-form narrative style and would-be true-story book writers burning to find an agent might want to look into the Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference of the Southwest ’08. Sponsored by the Mayborn Graduate School of Journalism out of ... More >>

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    June 18, 2008

    Announcing…Crime Story, a New Column from Randall Patterson

    Like a perfect storm, what are all the components that need to come together to generate a crime? Could a crime that occurs in one part of Houston have happened in another, or in the suburbs? How much does place as well as persons have to do with all that follows? In “Paranoid Reality,” the fir ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008
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    April 24, 2008
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    February 29, 2008

    Early Voting in Fort Bend County

    Out in Fort Bend County, usually a stronghold of Republicans, the polling place at Hightower High School meant a wait of about 25 minutes mid-day – if you were a Democrat. There was no wait on the Republican side because no one was there other than a lone poll worker and the precinct election judg ... More >>

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    December 6, 2007

    Upping the Ante: Houston Press Gets Staples, Better Colors

    If you’ve seen our latest issue on the racks, you’ve probably noticed some format changes. For one thing: The paper’s staying together better, with no loose parts falling to the floor thanks to the staples holding everything together in the middle. We’ve also switched to newer presses than ... More >>

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    September 25, 2007

    Welcome to MySpace: Joe Pags Gets Hacked

    For the past several days, Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo, the weekday mid-morning host on KTRH-radio, has been talking up his just initiated MySpace page. In just a few days, the number of his friends skyrocketed, he has been announcing proudly on the radio. Listeners have been encouraged to join up, ... More >>

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    September 21, 2007

    Let Me Clear the Fleming From My Throat

    And this just in: The Key Middle School students will move to Fleming Middle School next Wednesday, September 26, while HISD tries to figure out if it’s got a toxic building on its hands. Now for the good news as far as the kids are concerned: They won’t have school Monday or Tuesday, while th ... More >>

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    August 1, 2007

    Coming Up: Which Schools Are Horrible?

    Well the accountability ratings are in and at 1 o'clock today we'll be able to tell you which schools made the grade in the Houston Independent School District and which schools got failing report cards from the Texas Education Agency. Check back here at 1 p.m. -- Margaret Downing

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    June 19, 2007

    All in All It’s Just Another Brick

    This just in: South Texas officials are calling for a wall to be built around Washington, D.C. After being told by federal officials that a fence along the border with Mexico is just what the area needs to protect itself against terrorists, drug smuggling and illegal immigration, they are urging Was ... More >>

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    May 2, 2007

    Guilt Tripping

    Novice Texas Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, was the show again today in Austin as he argued successfully to a Senate committee that any woman seeking an abortion would have to have an ultrasound first. Physicians would be required to perform the test and review the results with the pregnant patient. ... More >>

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    May 19, 2005

    Getting Our Props

    Houston Press writers do well in national and state contests

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    April 29, 2004
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    April 22, 2004
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    November 20, 2003
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    May 1, 2003
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    April 24, 2003
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    April 17, 2003
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    April 10, 2003
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    April 3, 2003
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    November 14, 2002

    Cut the Apple

    Plus: Buck Rogers, Harvesting Knowledge, Star Pizza Resolve

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    April 11, 2002

    The Fate of Yates

    Plus: Leaf Them Alone, Thais to Houston, Culture Stock

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    November 23, 2000

    Letters

    Mental Health Madness, Residental Revelations, English or Else?

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    October 12, 2000

    Letters

    Investigate CEP, Santa Fe's Shame, Politics Makes Strange...

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    February 19, 1998
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