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Mississippi River

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Galveston Ranked on of the 10 Destination Cities on the Rise by Website

    For Houstonians, Galveston is a great weekend getaway, even a day trip. Sure, it's a bit seedy and the water, thanks to silt from the Mississippi River, is not exactly like a tropical island unless the island is surrounded by dirty river water. But, they have some great places to eat, there's plenty ... More >>

  • News

    November 14, 2013

    The Alabama-Coushatta Still Exist and Are Doing What They Need to Do to Continue

    Beset by federal budget cuts, no written history and a general lack of recognition, the Alabama-Coushatta try to learn a different way of being indian.

  • News

    July 11, 2013

    The New Hornographers: The Fight Over the Future of Texas Deer

    A herd of headless deer, the looming threat of disease and Big Government in Texas's thriving trophy buck industry.

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend: Father's Day Edition

    Another week behind us and another weekend of hot, humid Houston weather in front. Time to kick back in the air conditioning and watch some movies in the dark surrounded by ice packs and half a dozen oscillating fans. Now, that is how you spend a summer weekend. I'm sorry, what? Oh, this post is abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Jordan Rethmeier: That's One Helluva Big Catfish, Dude

    Catfish for dinner!! For the next month and a half. That's what would have been on the menu at the Jordan Rethmeier home after he reeled in a massive ol' blue catfish at Lake Zebco this weekend, except he released the fish back to the (relative) deep. Lake Zebco, in Athens, is the Texas Parks & Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Surviving The Great Blackout Of Super Bowl XLVII

    Last night's Super Bowl blackout in New Orleans went something like this. At first, the lights dimmed in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome after Jacoby Jones' 100-something yard kick return. Just like they had done in preparation for Beyonce's pyro-laden halftime show. Then, the screaming scoreboards an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Luck: "You Don't Know Your Own Depth"

    When word came out that David Milch was working on another series for HBO, the inevitable question arose: Would we be getting the David Milch that created the densely lyrical, critically acclaimed Deadwood? Or the David Milch responsible for the incoherent John from Cincinnati? As it turns out, Luck ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Top 10 Louisiana Bands Of All Time

    ​Pardon the geographical pun, but besides Texas, our neighbor to the east may be the most musical state in these United States. And in terms of per capita, Louisiana, which ranks 25th in population to Texas' second, is probably second to none. Outside Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the program m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Friday Night: Chuck Berry At Nutty Jerry's

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Chuck Berry Nutty Jerry's, Winnie March 4, 2011 "Chuck Berry is food" - Keith Richards There is no adequate way to describe the evolutionary gift that Chuck Berry signifies to the world at large. He created everything that we hold dear and true - all the sex, anger, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2010

    Friday Night: Dr. John At House of Blues And Jon Cleary At The Big Easy

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Dr. John/Jon Cleary House of Blues/The Big Easy August 20, 2010 In spite of all the BS whining that we don't "support the local scene" or that we have our head up somebody's ass, it's a great time to be a music journalist in Houston. Friday night was no exception, as Af ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010

    Lawn Mower Man

    Kenneth Page followed his peculiar dream from Texas to Florida.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Kermit Ruffins, New Orleans' Beaming Musical Ambassador

    ​Many people say that going to New Orleans feels like being in another time. In fact, the city's current slogan for its tourism TV spots, which Rocks Off caught just this morning, is "you're different here." Listening to Kermit Ruffins, who plays House of Blues Friday night, has that effect t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Your Fantasy Hurricane Draft Tips For 2010

    It's that time again........‚ÄčToday marks the beginning of hurricane season, and  for many reasons things look ominous. God has already shown He's pissed at the gulf, and if anything further bad can happen in connection with the BP spill -- like, say, a hurricane -- it will.Plus all the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Crawfish Season? Yes and No

    ​Several people have asked me if crawfish season has started. There are signs popping up all over town advertising crawfish, so I guess the answer is "yes." At Baja, the new oyster bar and seafood restaurant on Westheimer where Tommy's Steakhouse used to be, crawfish were recently selling for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Moonie Bergeron's Cajun Meats

    ​"Let me make you a little snack pack for the car, honey," Joyce said as she prepared the Styrofoam container. Joyce and Miss Peaches were the two women behind the counter at Bergeron's Cajun Meats that morning. Joyce heated up one of Bergeron's signature chicken patties, a spicy ground poultr ... More >>

  • News

    January 7, 2010

    Weed Takes Root

    Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Last Men Standing

    ‚ÄčLonesome Onry and Mean vaguely remembers someone telling us a couple of years ago that Las Vegas bookies actually had a line on whether Chuck Berry would die that year (we think it was 2007). The macabre factor aside, remembering this Wednesday got LOM to pondering about the Godfathers of Rock an ... More >>

  • News

    July 30, 2009

    Love in the Time of Leprosy

    The life after death of José and Magdalena Ramirez

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009

    Big River

    Web exclusive!

  • Dining

    June 4, 2009

    Crawfish Season's Tail End

    The bugs get bigger and the prices lower as the season comes to a close.

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    Can't Get It Out of My Head: "New Madrid"

    Wilco, "New Madrid," live at the Fox Theater, Boulder, Colorado, May 1995 Rocks Off is never really not on an Uncle Tupelo kick, but it sure came flooding back after he heard "New Madrid" on Fred Imus' Saturday-morning Trailer Park Bash satellite-radio show last weekend. Even among such fut ... More >>

  • Music

    December 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008
  • Dining

    April 3, 2008

    Crawfish Cravings at Swampy's Cajun Shack

    Cheap mudbugs and cold beer are the main attractions at this laid-back Katy Cajun restaurant

  • Culture

    January 17, 2008

    "Perspectives 159: Superconscious, Automatisms Now"

    This CAMH exhibition exudes heightened awareness

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    Paranoia Self Destroyer

    A New Birth Brass Band set at the Volcano makes Racket long for a new and improved tinfoil hat

  • News

    September 22, 2005

    Between Is and Was

    A New Orleans boy in Houston ponders what nevermore may be

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    My Darlin' New Orleans

    What hath God wrought?

  • News

    July 28, 2005

    One Dead Guinea Pig

    A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Die, Jeff Buckley, Die!

    It's time to put a bullet through the head of this zombie

  • Calendar

    July 1, 2004

    Sign Singing

    Deaf West Theatre's Big River is a hands-on show

  • Dining

    March 25, 2004

    Sex, Death and Oysters

    Beneath the muddy waters of Galveston Bay lies one of the greatest seafood treasure troves on earth

  • Music

    February 26, 2004
  • Music

    January 15, 2004

    Midtown Honky-tonkin'

    Trains and the vintage sounds of the Swank Countrypolitans bring a time warp to the Continental Club

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Endless Boogie

    Former Squirrel Nut Zipper Jimbo Mathus gets back to basics

  • Music

    April 24, 2003

    Cry Uncle

    For Uncle Tupelo fans, there's No Depression in reissue heaven

  • Culture

    November 29, 2001

    The Gift Of Music

    2001ís top ten picks

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    Angola Bound

    The Neville Brothers have toiled long and hard to win freedom from prisons of the body and mind.

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    Not Worth A Dam

    Clear Creek is on the rise, and local flood-protection methods have been helpless against it. Soggy residents, tired of being perpetual victims, are ready for a fight.

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    This Sand is Your Sand

    At the Village of Surfside, it's not just the beaches that are eroding. It's the Open Beaches Act.

  • Music

    May 21, 1998
  • News

    December 25, 1997

    Changing the Channel

    For years, homeowners, developers, environmentalists and the federal government have wrangled over a flood-control plan for Clear Creek. Now a compromise is in view -- but the creek's future is murkier than ever.

  • Music

    October 23, 1997
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    June 12, 1997
  • News

    May 19, 1994

    The Battle for Lavaca Bay

    Diane Wilson asked only that her home bay be allowed to live. She says she was told no. So she went to war.

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