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Michael Berry

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2014

    Houston's Top 10 Honky-Tonks

    As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    ReShonda Tate Billingsley: Local Author's Punishment Of Daughter Sparks Social-Media Debate

    ReShonda Tate Billingsley is a romance author of such books as Can I get a Witness? and Holy Rollers. It's not her writing that has people talking about her online, though, it's what's happened with her daughter. Tate Billingsley's daughter posted a picture of herself on Instagram holding a vodka ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2012

    The Columbine Effect

    Thirteen years and a hundred school shootings later, why is Hollywood still obsessed with this one?

  • News

    September 22, 2011

    The Peddler

    Both in and out of prison, Brian Culwell has spent his life selling people baubles, trinkets and jewels. Now he's buying your gold and silver.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    KTRH All But Says Goodbye to News, Welcomes More Right-Wing Blather

    The Houston Chronicle's David Barron just reported that longtime KTRH news anchors J.P. Pritchard and Lana Hughes are leaving the station in favor of new hosts Mike Patrick and Lois Melkonian. In case you need an introduction to Mike Patrick, check out the above video where he personifies the term ... More >>

  • News

    May 12, 2011

    Houston's Bachelors a Prize?

    Rankings tell different tales

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Our Houstonian-ness Is Questioned

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden Mission: Rick Perry & Greg Abbott Weigh in Without Mentioning Obama

    Neither went so far as the New York Daily News.​The world has presumably been waiting breathlessly for the chance to know exactly what Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott think about the death of Osama Bin Laden. The wait is over. Both politicos issued statements this morning ... More >>

  • News

    February 10, 2011

    Getting Past the Bouncer

    Local nightclub door policies aren't always black and white

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Rush Limbaugh: Ten Great Moments to Remember Him By

    Rush Limbaugh: A reasoned voice in a sea of shrill partisan rhetoric​Happy 60th birthday to the man who helped birth modern right-wing talk radio in the late '80s, and made the world safe for the dozens of like-minded and ratings-hungry guys who would follow in his footsteps, stomping on the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Hudson Lounge: Still No Agreement On What Happened

    Photo by Roy OdomThe HPD car that showed up as the Hudson Lounge party broke up​Hudson Lounge. Again. Yesterday on Hair Balls and on the music blog, Rocks Off, we summarized the Hudson Lounge ordeal that has gripped Houston nightlife patrons, with accusations of racism and exclusionary pract ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Hudson Lounge Situation Still Clear As Mud

    ​The fallout from the December 28 "Hydeout at the Hudson" party continues to fester. As you probably know by now, the party organizers say Hudson Lounge's owner threw them out and shut down the chichi Rice Village club because they were black, while the staff contends it was because too many p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    The Year In Aeros Hockey: 25 Random Thoughts Centered Around Ice Girls

    Dear Aeros, can we get some Ice Girls already?​The Houston Aeros had a disappointing 2009-10 season, and closing in on the midway point of the 2010-11 season, playoff chances are up in the air. Then again, this being Houston, just having a chance at the playoffs should be seen as successful, espe ... More >>

  • News

    July 15, 2010

    Battle in the Heights

    Walmart brings out the passion.

  • News

    May 20, 2010

    Aggies Recruit Teh Gheys

    College Station, the San Francisco of Texas

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Right-Wing Radio Ignites A Flap At A Klein High School

    These colors don't run, they just get thrown in the trash​Gee, does this sound a little defensive?Response to Inaccurate Allegations# Neither the Klein Independent School District nor any of its campuses has flown another country or state's flag on a pole outside of its facilities.# Neither th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Dear Local Musicians, Grammy Consideration Is Not the Same Thing As Grammy Nominations

    Ah, here we go again with local artists trumpeting "Grammy nominations." The latest is Atascocita-grown country singer Susan Hickman, who seems to fancy herself as a Miranda Lambert/Martina McBride type. We stumbled across Hickman accidentally through MySpace's "Status Updates," and our eye was imm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Other Uses for Best In Texas Besides, You Know, Reading It

    ​Lonesome Onry and Mean recently stopped wasting good notebook paper writing drafts of articles about Best in Texas Music Magazine. We were perusing the current issue and thinking about how bad it is when it suddenly dawned on us: the environmentally pure thing would be to write a column about it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Spec's Wine & Cheese Festival Goes Cheese-Only, For Some Reason

    Photos by Margaret DowningIt's time for Spec's Wine & Cheese Festival!!!!.......... .....or maybe not. Spec's downtown on Smith is always busy on a Friday afternoon with patrons arming themselves with enough adult drinks to make it through the weekend.Today was extra special. Booths were line ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Spec's Wine & Cheese Festival Goes Cheese-Only, For Some Reason

    Spec's downtown on Smith is always busy on a Friday afternoon with patrons arming themselves with enough adult drinks to make it through the weekend.Today was extra special. Booths were lined up out front and employees had on special Spec's Cheese and Wine Festival T-shirts.Except Spec's had a real ... More >>

  • News

    April 9, 2009

    The DWI Bride and Houston's Love for Rush

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Houston Is Loving Its Rush Limbaugh Again

    Photo through wikimedia commonsHouston has always been a big Rush Limbaugh town -- it was one of the first to sign on to his show, when a small Tomball station run by Dan Patrick picked it up. (Patrick rode that rocket to KPRC and eventually a state-senator gig, much to the chagrin of people who don ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Chris Baker's Show Is Returning To Houston, Not Chris Baker

    Photo by russbrady22We mentioned yesterday that KPRC-AM was bringing back right-wing looney Chris Baker to the Houston airwaves.One thing they're not doing -- bringing right-wing looney Chris Baker back to Houston. Baker will be doing his show from Minnesota, where he has another radio gig.Baker's b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Oh Lord, Chris Baker's Coming Back To Our Airwaves

    Chris Baker is coming back to Houston. Ummm, rejoice?Baker, a erstwhile stand-up comic who had an often inane political talk show on Clear Channel's AM stations here, a show where he blustered and bloviated and did the typical right-wingnut radio shtick.Clear Channel AM head Michael Berry has announ ... More >>

  • News

    January 15, 2009

    Quanell X

    The Houston activist says he's dumped the hate

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2009

    Houston Radio's Sports-Talk Battle Goes On

    The latest ratings are out, and there's a bit of a surprise in Houston sports-talk radio -- the fledgling outsider, KGOW, has made a bit of a name for itself.As we wrote about a year and a half ago, Houston is -- very oddly -- the home of four sports-talk radio stations. It's odd because even when y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    KTRH's Joe Pags -- Gone, But Not Far

    If you've been listening to KTRH-AM more than usual because of Ike, you may have noticed a small blessing -- Joe Pags is gone. "Joe Pags" is Joe Pagliarulo, a San Antonio-based radio shouter who ably carries on the choir-preaching duties of all of Clear Channel's local talk-show hosts. He also show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    Now the Question Can Finally Be Answered Once and for All: Jessica Alba or Jennifer Aniston?

    Guy talk has finally come to Houston!! Rejoice!! Or, better yet, change the channel. On Monday, venerable local station KPRC changed formats from right-wing blather 24/7 to a much more nuanced menu, one that seasons the right-wing blather with occasional forays into “guy talk.” This features s ... More >>

  • News

    June 28, 2007

    Jock Radio: Numbers Game

    Change is coming for Houston radio

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    June 28, 2007
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    March 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    December 6, 2006

    Party On, Coogs

    For a cynical, self-hating UH alum, yesterday was a pretty special day. The City of Houston held a pep rally for the Coogs, who've won the Conference USA title and are now headed to the Liberty Bowl. (Many fans at the rally at City Hall held up signs that said "Give us Liberty!" Clever.) The event ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2006
  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Do Not Enter

    Outside the gates of the Forbidden City

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

    Houston's sweet-and-sour inaugural

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    Send in the Election Clowns

    Don't worry, they're here

  • News

    November 6, 2003

    Election Ennui

    Why the mayor's race hasn't caught fire

  • News

    October 23, 2003

    Cockeyed Campaign Gambits

    A Republican runs on Lee Brown's coattails

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Gadfly

    Robert "Bob" Martin

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Republican

    Political consultant Allen Blakemore

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Trainspotting

    Here's how Metro wants to sell us on light rail

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    If He Could Turn Back Time...

    Sylvester Turner's second coming

  • News

    May 1, 2003
  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Too Quiet

    The City Hall press corps ain't what it used to be

  • News

    September 5, 2002

    Myths and Legends

    The officers didn't know, their supervisors didn't know, the police chief didn't know. Oh, tell me another one. Tell me a Kmart story, please.

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Adept Ada

    Edwards draws raves in her inaugural year on council

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Overdose

    Dr. Shelley's new operating room reveals the worst and best of a City Council under term limits

  • Dining

    August 1, 2002

    The Chef Who Almost Wasn't

    Zumm Escudier has put the Angelika Cafe back on track, but her path has been long and winding

  • News

    July 11, 2002

    Mayoral Minority Report

    Who can avert the 2003 runoff from hell?

  • News

    December 6, 2001

    When Will They Learn?

    GOP label doesn't sell in mayoral races

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