Michael DeBakey

  • News

    June 6, 2013


    Plans to turn the Astrodome into a parking lot are just wrong.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Tear the Dome Down If You Must, But Not for a Freaking Parking Garage

    I have spent most of my 44 years on this earth in the city of Houston. I started visiting the Astrodome when I was just a kid for Astros and Oilers games as well as the occasional high school football game. I even walked on the floor for one of them. After all the memories and all the discussions, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    St. John's/River Oaks Land Deal Said to Include Blanco's

    The Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday that private River Oaks prep school St. John's has purchased a 13-acre tract of land that includes Blanco's, central Houston's only remaining traditional country-western music venue (or "honky-tonk"). However, the school's headmaster said there were no immediat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Female Veterans Needed for PTSD Study

    The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center and Baylor College of Medicine are seeking female veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder for a study that might hopefully lead to a new medical treatment for the condition. The study is aimed at the role played by a neuropeptide called corticotropin-re ... More >>

  • News

    March 15, 2012

    Breaking It Down

    It may not be PTSDs or brain injuries that pose the most long-term danger to our surviving vets from their Middle East tours.

  • News

    October 27, 2011

    Out of Hand

    Michael Glyn Brown was recently acquitted of assaulting his wife. But that's only the latest allegation against the violent, drug-abusing doctor, long a fixture of Houston TV commercials and society.

  • 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

    December 29, 2008

    Five Biggest Houston Deaths This Year

    One thing about being famous and dying -- you don't want to do it too late in the year.Early December, great; you'll be fresh when every media outlet puts together its "They Will Be Missed" list (We're looking at you, Van Johnson). Late December and you find yourself left off the lists that are put ... More >>

  • News

    October 9, 2008
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    July 17, 2008
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    November 27, 2007

    Miss MASH: Dr. Michael E. DeBakey Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

    Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison sends over missives on a pretty regular basis - Senator Kay did this, Senator Kay did that. They are usually pretty boring. Today’s press release details the fact that Senator Kay presented Dr. Michael E. DeBakey with the signed bill she pushed through Congress awardin ... More >>

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    December 26, 2006
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    April 20, 2006
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    March 16, 2006
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    July 7, 2005

    Psyched Out

    VA nurses say a new rule that they be able to physically subdue unruly mental patients was just an excuse to get rid of them

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    Bulldozers at the Gate

    Houston fiddles while its architectural and cultural heritage disappears

  • Dining

    December 7, 2000

    Today's Horoscope

    You'll meet a creative Aries who will shake up your traditional ideas

  • News

    April 9, 1998

    Rocket Men

    Two starry-eyed entrepreneurs shoot for the moon -- or at least for suborbital space

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    January 1, 1998
  • Calendar

    November 20, 1997
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    December 26, 1996
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    June 20, 1996

    Cut & Run

    He made millions sculpting the figures of Houston women while dodging one of the largest malpractice judgments in Texas history. But after botching another surgery, can Dr. Gerald Johnson continue to operate?