The 2014 Houston Texans have a new coach, new players, new hope and the same dedicated fan base of Houston-based rappers. As in years past, they took to Twitter on game day to comment on the home team's gridiron action. And, as in years past, Rocks Off read their tweets more thoroughly and efficien ... More >>
An anonymous tip to the Harris County Sheriff's Office led deputies to a large marijuana grow operation in North Harris County on Tuesday, according to sheriff's officials. Several marijuana grow areas were discovered in a wooded area off of I-45 N and Rankin Road, near a cemetery, after investiga ... More >>
Take this pot farm selfie as evidence that solo snapshots are always a bad idea. Benigno Ramirez of Michoacan, Mexico, might be regretting his recent selfie right now, considering it has landed him at the center of the investigation into last week's $10 million marijuana farm bust in Fort Bend Cou ... More >>
Marco Antonio Solis Toyota Center August 10, 2014 Hailing from the beautiful Mexican state of Michoácan, Marco Antonio Solis is the epitome of a Latino superstar. He is suave, romantic, talented and charming, equally comfortable singing a ranchera as he is a love ballad, dancing to a cumbia or swa ... More >>
Go Tejano Day, feat. Pesado and Banda MS Reliant Stadium March 16, 2014 "Tejano is dead... at least at RodeoHouston". -- me, every year The above statement is true, but RodeoHouston still managed to sell a record 75,224 tickets to Sunday's annual Go Tejano Day at Reliant Stadium. And boy, it sure ... More >>
100 Favorite dishes in the Bayou City
And what are some Mexican regional stereotypes of Mexicans?
This year leading up to our annual Best of Houston® issue, we're counting down our 100 favorite dishes in Houston. This list comprises our favorite dishes from the last year, dishes that are essential to Houston's cultural landscape and/or dishes that any visitor (or resident) should try at least o ... More >>
This tiny East End restaurant — attached to a dried-beef factory — serves tasty, old-school Tex-Mex classics.
A Mexican strawberry in Zamora.Octaviano Magaño Ortiz is sitting across from me in blue jeans and a simple chambray shirt, his hands gnarled and his face weathered. Magaño Ortiz, president of the Consejo Nacional de la Fresa -- or the Mexican National Strawberry Council -- has been picking ... More >>
No, not champagne flutes, tequila tasting glasses at TQLA. As the name would suggest, TQLA is serious about, well, tequila. Bottles of every shape and size glow seductively along red backlit shelving covering much of the rear wall. One-hundred-and-sixty-seven varieties, to be exact, with eigh ... More >>
The feds bury border patrol abuses of immigrants, but whats been unearthed reveals a culture of cruelty.
The small-town, family-farm lifestyle that we love to celebrate is being preserved thanks to Mexican immigrants.
It's a felony, sure, but in the absence of real immigration reform, some young, assimilated illegal immigrants see it as their best path to citizenship.
Health inspectors found serial offenders hard to nab this week, but we did the for you digging anyway on Health Department Roundup. At an unlucky Lucky Noodle House, (6609 W. Sam Houston Pkwy.), a June 23 change of ownership inspection yielded citations for storing containers of food within ... More >>
Gunshots in a night club on the southeast sideA barroom dispute out by the refineries ended with one man dead late Friday, police say.Javier Tufino Belmont was found dead in the Michoacan Night Club in southeast Houston after being shot. Police said no motive for the shooting was known.The suspec ... More >>
Two cheese enchiladas topped with a fried egg (or two) is one of my favorite Tex-Mex breakfasts. It used to be known as huevos montados (eggs mounted) back in the day. Dos Amigos on Washington has this dish on the menu. So do lots of other Houston Tex-Mex joints. But if I don't see it, I ofte ... More >>
amd other suave ways of getting in her chonis
Some of the best Mexican food in the city is sold by the pound at this little corner store
To sample the best tacos in the city, you have to order in Spanglish and eat standing up in the parking lot
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Robb Walsh Maria and the gang at Tacos Tierra Caliente on Montrose Tierra Caliente (it means "the hotlands") is a part of Michoacan that's famous for high temperatures, a unique musical style and great marijuana. In Houston, the hotlands are also getting famous for tacos, thanks to Maria Sama ... More >>
The Medicine Show rocks the ephemeral city with eternal music
Houston's most elusive taco truck serves up hot goat grease
Banda horns and hip-hop tracks blend in the music of L.A. duo Akwid
Benjamin Flores wants to box in the Olympics. But he isn't a U.S. citizen, and he can't risk returning to Mexico.
A former farmworker wanted only a utility system for her Fort Bend colonia. Seven years later, there's still tainted water and untreated sewage -- but raw words and the stench of politics flow freely.
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La Valerosa runs from the border to find what's haute in Mexican cuisine
Every weekday from 3 to 7 p.m., KLAT's Carlos Martinez loves to talk about sex. Many in his Spanish-speaking audience adore him. But not everyone's happy with what he has to say.