Missouri City

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2014

    Lee-Lonn Pens a Lustful Love Letter On Deprived EP

    MIXTAPE OF THE WEEK: Lee-Lonn, Deprived In order for you to believe Lee-Lonn Walker isn't a charming dude who could take your girl and mine (and probably your best friend's), you'd have to also believe he doesn't exist. Crazy, no? That's him, though. He doesn't have the physically imposing stature o ... More >>

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    March 20, 2014

    Missouri City Bank Robbery Suspect Grabs Loot, Gets Away on Kiddie Bike

    At first, cops must've thought it was some kind of prank. A guy walks into a bank on Wednesday afternoon, asks for some money and walks out. His getaway car, though? A little kiddie bike. Maybe drugs were involved, who knows. But this guy committed a federal crime in broad daylight and then pedals ... More >>

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    June 14, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Sad Farewells & Exciting Expansions

    Let's just get to the sad news, first. Feast is closing today. The wonderful and beloved restaurant, however, is having a yard sale to get rid of, well, everything. Head on over on Saturday, June 15 at 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.-ish and Monday, June 17 from 10 a.m. until dusk to snag something from the re ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Candlestick, One Niceguy and a Very Busy DJ

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there, too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? "My name is DJ Candlestick, but my f ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 22, 2012

    Dining Out on Turkey Day

    Our guide to restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day

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    July 4, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: BevNaps and Designated Hipster Seating

    Delicious Mischief: If you have been lucky enough to get your hands on some dewberries -- one of the great edible treats in the Texas summers -- radio host John DeMers has a great idea for what you should do with them... Make dewberry cobbler, of course. Blue Jean Gourmet: Speaking of terrific Texa ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2012
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    November 22, 2011

    Collins and Gorathy Uwake: Feds Seize Over $1M and Five Fancy Cars in Drug Raid

    Wikipedia CommonsOf the five rides cops seized in their raid, police say that Collins Uwake loved his Titan the best.​With a Missouri City drug raid late last month, agents from the DEA and multiple other local and state agencies closed an investigation into the activities of husband-and-wife ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 14, 2011

    It Takes Tuwo

    Suya Hut serves a slice — er, ball — of West Africa in Houston.

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    March 11, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by cybertoadHoli: the family-friendly, Indian version of Mardi Gras. Sort of.​Mardi Gras was fun while it lasted. Now? Lent, the most depressing time of the Christian year. What are you sacrificing for Lent? Chocolate? Beer? Something even stupider, like Diet Coke? Whatever you're givin ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Delo's Hood Politics Vol. 2 Best Local Mixtape Of 2011

    ​On his first tape, Hood Politics Vol. 1, Missouri City product Delo did one great thing ("Ghetto Boy"), one excessively beautiful thing ("Ain't My Style"), six good things ("Dream On," "Tell Me Mamma," "16 David," "Can I Live," "Hold On," "Money & Blood"), two bad things ("I Got Wings," "Hwy ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Remember Delo's Hood Politics?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email ​Delo Hood Politics (Self-released, 2010) Delo is a Missouri City rapper who, as proof that th ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 23, 2010

    Whole Hogg

    Hoggs n' Chicks serves creative pork and chicken dishes in Missouri City.

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    December 23, 2010

    Remember Eskabel's Pep Talk?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email ​Eskabel Pep Talk (Black Shark, 2010) Eskabel, the Missouri City spitfire MC who's just as like ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Openings & Closings: November 2010

    Zelko Bistro and Katz's have some new fried pickle competition in the new Natachee's.​It's been a while since we've done a monthly roundup of openings and closings, but we're getting that train back on track now, and what a month to pick for that re-railment. November was busy, both in terms o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2010

    Sick of Turkey? Order a Pizza: Our Top 5 Pizza Places

    Photo courtesy of luna715Look at you, eating your Star Pizza off a real dinner plate. Oh, you fancy, huh?​Not all of us are like the Old Man in A Christmas Story; we aren't all turkey fiends. Some of us are happy to have it once a year and then forget the bland white meat even exists. So while ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    No Day-Care Centers In Strip Malls, Missouri City Decides

    View Larger MapMissouri City councilmembers, after a long debate, decided 4-3 Monday night to ban all such businesses from the town's strip malls, Fort Bend Now reports.Proponents said it was a safety issue; the day-care center shown above, behind the yellow pillars, isn't in Missouri City, it's in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Robert Hall, 22, Bayou Body Count No. 236

    Shootout on the southwest side​A shootout on the southwest side left one person dead and a second critically injured, police said.The incident occurred early Sunday morning.Police responded to a call of a person being shot about 3 a.m. near the intersection of Sway and Stone Haven and found an inj ... More >>

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    September 28, 2010

    Yancy Daniels, 30, Bayou Body Count No. 232

    Couple murdered miles apart from each other​A man was shot at a southwest side apartment while his girlfriend was shot killed in her Missouri City home, Houston police said.Yancy Daniels, 30, of Missouri City, was shot several times in the torso about 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the 6300 block of West Ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Houston's DJ Buddha Disputes DWI Charge

    ​The above mixtape touts Missouri City's DJ Buddha, as a "Hustler to the End," but HPD thinks he may have been hustling a little too much. Buddha was involved in a bizarre chain of events in the wee hours of Wednesday morning. It began as, according to the associate of Trae the Truth, he was ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Riot At The Nail Salon: A City's Shame

    I wanna riot of my own....​Hoa Nguyen had no idea what was in store for her when she opened her shop, Summit Nails Salon in Missouri City, Tuesday. Generally, salon owners do not face the same mortal threats of more dangerous occupations like soldier or Metro bus driver.But, according no Nguyen's ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Stoner Follies: "Dorothy Petite Bud" Flunks Grow House 101; Two Mo City Men Lack Cop-Handling Skills

    Even this shirt is more subtle than two Mo City dudes​Those silly stoners are at it again, providing snarky bloggers with humorous true crime fodder.Our first two cases take us down to Missouri City.In the most recent incident, police pulled over 20-year-old Adam Hitchcock at around 3:40 p.m ... More >>

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    May 4, 2010

    Ahmad Hall-Chan, Mo City's Nominee For Most Half-Assed Robbery Attempt Ever

    Photo courtesy Fort Bend SOHow not to rob a pizza place​The list of how NOT to rob a business is long, but Ahmad Hall-Chan of Missouri City managed to add a few items to it.Hall-Chan, 29, had been working at Russo's Pizza; he went there Friday morning to dispute his last paycheck.The manager told ... More >>

  • News

    February 4, 2010
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    January 25, 2010

    Houston's Jesus Knows When The Next Caribbean Earthquake Is Coming, But He's Not Telling

    Photo by Daniel Kramer​In case you haven't gotten your share of tragic news out of Haiti, a reliable Hair Balls source tells us there will be plenty more death and destruction within the next 30 months. And just who is this unimpeachable tipster? Why, none other than Jesus Christ Himself, aka Jose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Yuletide Mayhem Round-Up: Bank Robbing Santas, Spouse-Throttling 'Round The Xmas Tree, And Wal-Mart Parking Lot Catfights

    ​'Twas the season to be jolly. Too bad these people didn't get the memo...First, there's this 60-year-old Missouri City woman who was charged with assault after a fight over a parking spot outside a Fort Bend County Wal-Mart. Fort Bend Now picks up the tale... According to reports, the victim was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    A Palestinian-Texan BBQ Sandwich

    Photo by Robb Walsh​I ate a brisket and sausage sandwich the other day at the new Brookstreet BBQ location on Westheimer west of Beltway 8. Ever since I ate the Bohemian Special at Mustang Creek BBQ in Louise, I have been trying to recreate the brisket and sausage sandwich at every barbecue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Missouri City Goes Back To The Non-Computer Age

    ​The modern computer age? Not in Missouri City.The world has tumbled to a halt in the suburb -- computers and phone lines have crashed at both City Hall and the police department."It's some kind of virus," police captain John Bailey tells Hair Balls.911 calls can still come in, because the dispatc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Breaking Up Is Hard To Do When Your Girlfriend's Wearing Brass Knuckles

     No man really wants to hear "We have to talk" from his girlfriend, really. But he especially doesn't want to hear it if that girlfriend is wearing brass knuckles.The website Fort Bend Now tells us of the case of one Natalee Stewart, 23, from Humble, who sensed somehow that things were not goin ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Photo by Robb WalshI can't write this column on an empty stomach. It's difficult to maintain your trademark acerbic wit when all you can think is, "I would literally murder somebody for that hamburger / pizza / pastry / whatever insane but incredible dish from Feast we've featured this week." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    $13 at Charlie's Restaurant & Catering in Missouri City

    Photos by Margaret DowningWhere: Charlie's Restaurant and Catering, 8817 Highway 6, Ste. 900, Missouri City, 281-778-5222. What $13 gets you: Your choice of basic American comfort food and a dessert. Portions are substantial, and the food is served hot and fairly quickly. Charlie's is sparkling-cl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2009

    Openings and Closings

    Ah, the circle of life. Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. And other cheesy songs... When one restaurant in Houston closes down, it seems that another, eerily similar restaurant is waiting in the wings to take its place. 55 Degrees Wine Bar (7316 Louetta) closed this week, d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    $7 at New Hunan Restaurant in Missouri City

    Where: New Hunan, 2345 FM 1092 (Murphy Road), Missouri City, 281-499-3061 What $7 gets you: An assortment of mainstream Chinese dishes with more than half offered in the spicy hot Szechuan style. We had one dish that stepped over into the under-$13 range, but it wasn't any better than the lunch spe ... More >>

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    January 22, 2009

    New H-E-B Store Says Go Fish

    The scene at the grand opening of the new H-E-B (8900 Highway 6 in Sienna Plantation in Missouri City) last night was more low key than the opening of the nearby Kroger this past weekend. There were a few red balloons tied to the wrists of kids, but no bands or football players signing autographs. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    It Says It's Custard, And It's Not Pudding You On

    Sorry, couldn't resist. The CreamWorx that just opened at 8817 Texas 6 in Missouri City might want to change its sign just a little to let people - not as acquainted with frozen custard - know that what it's selling is closer to ice cream than Jello pudding. I drove by it several times, despite my ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Truancy In Missouri City May Cost You

    Truancy appears to be a growing concern in Missouri City, which is part of the Fort Bend school district. It may become more of a concern for parents, who might start getting hit in the pocketbook for their kids' actions. Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen has been discussing, at least in a preliminar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2008

    Hurricane Ike Be Damned, These Places Are Now Open

    Hungry? Here are a few places we've heard are open for business. Pappasito's on 290, I-45 North and 610 South Many HEB stores Spec's in Missouri City (on a Sunday, at that) Some Target stores We'll keep updating this list as info comes in. Please leave your tips in the comments. - KP UPDATE: Actu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Meet a Good Samaritan

    Meet Agustin Arroyo, a 16-year-old Good Samaritan, who goes to Brazosport High School. Classes have been canceled since Wednesday at his school. He said he and his family took in the trampoline, packed up and hit the road for destinations further inland. Late this morning he arrived at our front ... More >>

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    September 8, 2008

    $13 at Rizzi’s Pizzeria in Missouri City

    Where: Rizzi’s Pizzeria, 2865 Dulles Avenue (Pecan Plaza), Missouri City, 77459; 281-208-1800 What $13 gets you: A medium-sized pizza with two toppings or an eight-piece mixed serving of Italian fried chicken with rolls, coleslaw and potato wedges. Rizzi’s opened up just two months ago, taking ... More >>

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    July 29, 2008
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    November 16, 2007

    Music at the Y, Minus the Village People

    For some mysterious reason, most people’s musical knowledge of the YMCA begins and ends with the dance routine depicted here and probably the last wedding you attended. But Houston’s newest outpost of the 163-year-old service organization, located at 5801 West Orem, wants to change that. The Wes ... More >>

  • News

    September 28, 2006
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    September 14, 2006

    Name That Town

    An image crisis in Fort Bend County

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    February 2, 2006
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    May 20, 2004

    Sudden Impact

    What could be safer than dropping your kid off at the movies? A lot of things, as it turns out.

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    October 16, 2003
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    July 10, 2003
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    May 8, 2003

    Goal Tending

    Missouri City nets fines from residents who hoop it up

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    April 19, 2001

    Going Nowhere

    Metro's multimillion-dollar roadway mess

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    February 22, 1996
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