The soul of a good musician is usually restless and ambitious, always ready to expand their sound and talent towards as many ears and hearts as possible. Houston is blessed with many such individuals, including Mario Rodriguez, the curly-haired, bespectacled, wonky frontman of the electro-pop group ... More >>
Go outside and play (or, power walk). Remember mom telling you that back in the day? Megacities have been borrowing an initiative that closes major thoroughfares for a spell to get people on the move. Seriously, don't look at it like some hipster thing, it's about taking advantage of public walking ... More >>
On a pleasantly sunny Sunday afternoon, just a few feet removed from a set of railroad tracks, the sounds of a hyperactive accordion can be heard dancing within a small, simple building. The room is packed with family and friends rejoicing in their mutual love for conjunto music, that traditional an ... More >>
Once upon a time, Mexico was more than a land of cheap tequila, drug violence and border issues. Back in the day, it was oil country and oil industry types from all over the United States and the rest of the world flocked to Mexico because of all the slick black crude discovered beneath the soil. T ... More >>
Every year in early October, chef Hugo Ortega begins decorating his restaurant, Hugo's, for one of the most important holidays in Mexico: Dia de los Muertos. Papier maché skeletons hang from the chandeliers in the dining room. Bright, fluffy tissue-paper flowers poke out from behind light fixtures ... More >>
Before you start pulling out your sweaters, when I say "cooler," I mean "not quite as unbearable but basically still brutal." Fact is, a trough of low pressure moved through the area and that should lead to slightly milder temps and drier weather as we move into the weekend. There is still a chance ... More >>
It's one thing to talk about immigration problems, but it's a whole other ballgame to actually see a dead body floating in the Rio Grande, along that ribbon of water dividing Texas and Mexico. That's what a group of politicians saw as they motored down the border river between Texas and Mexico on a ... More >>
Something we have in common?
Navagating the courtship ritual.
And why do Mexicans still bother with the United States?
And why do Mexicans try to get their sons to marry Mexican villagers?
And why are Mexican Indians so poor?
In today's FIFA/ Coca-Cola World Rankings of soccer, Mexico is 19th in the world. Guyana, Mexico's opponent this past Friday night, was ranked 122nd. By all accounts, Mexico should have had a convincing 3-0 victory that night at BBVA Compass Stadium. Instead, El Tri struggled to win 5-0. And it's ... More >>
And what are some Mexican regional stereotypes of Mexicans?
Those Ford truck ads with Denis Leary schticking his way through the vehicle's high points so far have not included one enticement: "Great for carrying LIQUID METH." (We see the "LIQUID METH" as the words emblazoned on screen as he growls them.) Enrique Alvaraez-Soria, an undocumented immigrant fro ... More >>
Avocados. Many people's experience with them doesn't go much further than the standard bowl of guacamole. Which is precisely why Avocados from Mexico sponsored an Avocado Throwdown this past weekend at Warehouse Live. The unique contest challenged Houston cooks and chefs to use avocados to create a ... More >>
Two men received stiff sentences for running an illegal-immigrant smuggling business that was exposed when a Toyota Tundra carrying 17 of their clients crashed, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Houston announced today. Rafael Valles, "a.k.a. El Viejo or Rafa," and Refugio Reyna-Huerta, "a.k.a. Cuco," ... More >>
Check out our slideshow of fans and dives during the Mexico vs. Venezuela game. To get a feel for Mexico's game against Venezuela last night at Reliant Stadium, one only needed to watch the last 25 minutes. Seriously... the previous 65 minutes only produced one Venezuelan goal. Mexico found the n ... More >>
And what's the Mexican music that sounds like polka?
And why won't my hot Mexican gardener take an HIV test?