Memorial High School

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    Gabe Bravo Drums Up a Comedy Career

    A funny thing happened to Gabe Bravo on the way to a successful career in music: he found out he was funny. More precisely, others are finding out Bravo is funny. The well-known and highly regarded Houston musician is notably an outstanding drummer known for his time in acts like Shotgun Funeral an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2014

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Kevin Naderi of Roost and Lillo & Ella

    Kevin Naderi has the daunting task of running not one, but two independent restaurants that each have a unique identity. Roost has been a mainstay of the Montrose neighborhood for almost three years and has scored national recognition on more than one occasion. He dad to a new "baby" now, too. Lillo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Remembering Chef Grant Gordon's Life in Food

    Anyone who knew chef Grant Gordon, whether it was through a restaurant, eating his food or being his personal friend, knew what an incredible person he was and that he was a truly skilled chef. Gordon established a name for himself in Houston as one of the most talented chefs under 30. He received a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 8, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Kevin Naderi of Roost

    Photos by Mai PhamChef/Owner Kevin Naderi of Roost​It's not often that a small restaurant becomes an instant hit, but from what I could see on a busy Tuesday night with a small line forming at the door, neighborhood eatery Roost possesses everything it needs to make it -- a small, cozy space; ... More >>

  • News

    January 19, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Emma Jean Hardy: 57-Year-Old High School Employee Caught Sexing Student in Van

    Jean Hardy, leading the active life​Port Arthur police say they caught Emma Jean Hardy, a 57-year-old employee of the town's Memorial High School, having sex with a 17-year-old student in a van Sunday night. According to published reports, a Port Arthur cop investigated a suspicious vehicle p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Grant Gordon of Tony's

    Mai PhamExecutive Chef Grant Gordon of Tony's​There's been a lot of buzz lately about young Executive Chef Grant Gordon of Tony's. Last month, he collaborated on a hugely successful Les Sauvages pop-up dinner with Chefs Justin Basye and Peter Jahnke. Gordon was also among the youngest of the ... More >>

  • Music

    August 25, 2011

    Doctor Doctor

    Billy Cohn wanted to be a rock star, and he is — as a trombone-toting heart surgeon and medical inventor.

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    And The Nominees For The Tommy Tune Awards Are...

    ‚ÄčTUTS annual Tommy Tune awards have become a highly anticipated event among high school drama clubs across the area.Scholarships are awarded, two winners are chosen to go to New York to compete on a national level, and the kids get to perform at the Hobby Center on the night of the event. (This ye ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Cecil's Strawberry Kamikaze

    ​"You happy with those?" a twentysomething stranger says, aiming an inebriated finger at the two shots sitting on the bar in front of me at Cecil's Tavern (600 W. Gray, 713-524-3691). The Strawberry Kamikazes, which were a lovely shade of rose, had come recommended by the bartender. "Sure," I ... More >>

  • News

    November 26, 2009

    Turkeys of the Year

    In a highly competitive 2009 field, Governor Rick Perry is the biggest gobbler of them all.

  • News

    October 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Memorial High: Staying Classy As Ever With The Stratford Rivalry

    ​Memorial High, the west-side bastion of education for suburbanites, is riling up the women at the website Jezebel.And with good reason.Someone sent the site a t-shirt apparently produced for their annual game with Stratford: It features two horses (Memorial's teams are the Mustangs) having se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    The Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Houston, Not As Dangerous As Dallas

    Using exclusive, apparently rigorous data from the real estate Web site, the personal finance Web site has come up with a list of the 25 most dangerous neighborhoods in America.We were oddly dismayed to see that none from Houston made the cut, while two from D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2009

    And The Tommy Tune Award Goes To.......

    The Tommy Tune Awards -- the Tonys for local high schools -- were presented last night.Among the nominees were schools from all over the area, presenting a pretty wide variety of plays. The big winners last night were Stratford High's production of Barnum and Seven Lakes High's production of Once Up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2009

    Tommy Tune Award Nominees Announced; St. Agnes Kicks Ass

    Logo courtesy TUTSTUTS' Tommy Tune Awards have become a big deal -- they're the Tonys for high-school musicals.Which may sound lame, but the ceremony is actually pretty nice and the productions some of these schools put on are impressive.As always, they're not to be confused with these high-school T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    High School Musical, Houston Style

    While they may not be as hilarious as The Onion's High School Tony Awards, TUTS' Tommy Tune Awards have become an annual highlight for high school theater geeks. Students from across the area compete for the nominations, and perform highlights at the Hobby Center before an audience of beaming paren ... More >>

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Chillin' with tha Eskimoz

    We have a Whatachat with the guys behind the fast-food rap video

  • News

    March 2, 2006

    These Kids Go to the Best Public High School in Houston

    This week: Our first- through fifth-place finishers

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Bayou City Music Mindbender, Part II

    Another chance to test your knowledge of local lore

  • Culture

    March 10, 2005
  • Calendar

    December 16, 2004

    Get the Shaft

    Pole-vaulting classes at Rice U will lift your spirits

  • Calendar

    January 8, 2004

    On Dog Food and Saddam

    The Austin Lounge Lizards crawl into town

  • News

    November 20, 2003

    Houston, Once Removed

    Go to Accra, Ghana, and find gated communities modeled on our own hometown

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Is This Guy Too Smart to Be Mayor?

    Bill White hopes brains and big bucks will get him elected

  • News

    March 30, 2000
  • Music

    November 25, 1999

    Prodigal Son

    Houston's Cory Morrow returns home in his V6 workshop on wheels

  • Music

    November 11, 1999
  • News

    July 29, 1999


    The city of Houston is being carved into special taxing districts, promising windfalls for some, financial burdens for others

  • News

    December 17, 1998

    Carbonated Cash

    Drink up, kids. Keep those soda dollars coming.

  • News

    June 13, 1996

    Watch out, stock market,, here come the SOES BANDITS

    And they're ready to make money the old-fashioned way: By outsmarting the big guys.