Miya Shay

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    September 20, 2012

    Terrorist Attacks, Drugs and Danger: Why City Council Doesn't Want Food Trucks Downtown

    "Food trucks -- are they allowed to sell other items within the food trucks?" asked a bewildered-sounding Jack Christie, Council Member At Large 5, during Tuesday morning's City Council hearing on food truck regulations. "To what extent does it not become a food truck?" Christie continued. "I reali ... More >>

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    January 11, 2012

    Annise Parker Orders City to Support Texans in Grimmest Picture Ever

    The pure joy of an NFL playoff run is captured here in a photo by KTRK's intrepid Miya Shay. "Mayor @AnniseParker says Friday is #GoTexans day. Urges all to support @HoustonTexans, wear team colors," Shay tweeted. We can't say for sure, but it looks like there will be stern penalties for anyone wh ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    First Look at E Tao

    Star of the show: sticky rice-and-pork-stuffed chicken wings.​"You should try the stuffed chicken wings," said our young waitress at E Tao as my friend Dr. Ricky and I considered which items to order from the restaurant's broad menu for dinner on Sunday night. "All the Chinese people" -- she ... More >>

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    June 16, 2011

    Memorial Park's New Bike & Jog Trail Opens

    Miya ShayA windblown Mayor Annise Parker opens the trail​A casual running trail that was carved out by Memorial Park users over the years has been turned into a 1.5-mile, shaded 10-foot wide path open to both bikers and runners. The new path, on the north side of the park, was officially open ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    "Wo"men's Room Door at City Hall: Best Left Unused

    Miya ShayWould you trust this door?​From KTRK reporter Miya Shay's Facebook page comes this photo of City Hall. Have budget cuts forced unisex bathrooms where Post-It Notes are used to declare the current status? Or is this some sort of trap set by a perv? If we were female, we think we'd se ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Best Tasting Lemonade Contest at the Children's Museum Kicks Off Lemonade Day

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe Alonso sisters with their lemonade stand.​"We thought it tasted too sweet," said Brenda Alonso as she stood shyly next to her sister behind their lemonade stand. "So we added a little bit of salt." The 10-year-old beamed as I told her what a good idea that had b ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Saint Arnold's 4th Annual One Pot Showdown

    Photos by GroovehouseThe One Pot Wenches and their stewed collard greens.​Sometimes taking a risk pays off. At least it did yesterday, when the One Pot Wenches won second place at Saint Arnold's 4th Annual One Pot Showdown with a very unusual ingredient: collard greens. "We had people giving ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Heights-Area Walmart: Self-Created Traffic Jams To Prove A Point

    Heights residents plan to stage a protest to show how bad traffic will be with a new Walmart. ​There hasn't been much noise lately about the Heights Walmart, except those embarrassing e-mails from city officials, but one group opposed to the development still has hopes that the project can be der ... More >>

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    August 26, 2010

    Last Night: Billy Idol At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​Billy Idol House of Blues August 25, 2010 See a slideshow of snarls and sweat from last night's show. Hot in the city. Tonight. Billy Idol, that ever-grinning Dorian Gray of rock and roll, didn't really need to yell "Sweat! Sweat! Sweat!" during "Dancing With Myself" ... More >>

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    May 24, 2010

    LaBricia Scyrus: Almost Evicted Put on the Road to Eviction For Not Paying One Dollar Of Rent

    The rent is due....all one dollar of it​LaBricia Scyrus has lived on public assistance at the Victory Apartments in the Fourth Ward area for over three years. Thanks to the Houston Housing Authority, the terms of her rent were such that the HHA actually paid her a buck a month. But in April, she s ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010

    10th Annual Dragon Boat Festival

    You won't be able to train these dragons

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    February 22, 2010

    A Texas-Sized Food Fight at the Rodeo's Best Bites Competition

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttMasraff's got into the spirit of the rodeo with Lone Star attire.​With a nearly endless bounty of fine food and wine that stretched over an area larger than a football field, guests at last night's Best Bites Competition at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo were ha ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    Dynamo May Go Uptown For A New Stadium

    ​KTRK's Miya Shay reported an interesting development in the never-ending quest to build a stadium for the Houston Dynamo -- the team is considering an offer to build it near the Galleria, instead of the east side of downtown.The idea surfaced at yesterday's Commissioner Court meeting, and Dynamo ... More >>

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    November 13, 2009

    On a Roll at Kubo's Sushi Competition

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe bibimbap roll at Kubo's​Rice, salmon, tuna, seaweed, wasabi, avocado, octopus, daikon radish, cucumber -- it seemed the food would never stop coming. Last night at Kubo's, we were faced with enough sushi to feed two sumo wrestlers. One brightly colored roll aft ... More >>

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    August 21, 2009

    Comings and Goings

    ​Because so little went on by way of restaurant openings or closings and so much went on by way of personnel changes at some of Houston's most high-profile restaurants, we're shifting focus this week. First up is the news that Robert Gadsby, the executive chef and co-owner of upscale Heights ... More >>

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    August 4, 2009

    A Three-Hour Council Meeting On BARC Achieves...About What You'd Expect, Unfortunately

    Photo by dunkv​The biggest surprise during yesterday's City Council Committee on Human Services and Technology meeting on BARC was not that it was three hours of meaningless bureaucratic babble -- Hair Balls had $50 on that -- but that the ghost of Dante Alighieri showed up. "Aband ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Former Judge Woody Densen Indicted, And There Is Much Rejoicing Among Some Veteran Lawyers

    Former district judge Woody Densen was indicted today for criminal mischief after getting caught on video keying a neighbor's car. It's a state-jail felony charge, since the car damaged was expensive, so he's facing up to two years in jail.And around the courthouse, among veteran lawyers, there is m ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Texas Governor's Race: The Fun Is Beginning

    As you've no doubt heard, Kay Bailey Hutchison yesterday took the first steps to enter what would be a highly, highly entertaining GOP primary for the governorship next year (Just think of the hair-care budgets alone between her and Rick Perry).What about the not-so-boy wonder from Houston, Mayor Bi ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Leaks At The Discovery Green Garage

    Yesterday Channel 13 Eyewitness News reporter Miya Shay reported that Discovery Green’s brand-new $21-million dollar parking garage leaks. Not major gushers, mind you, just some drip-drips. The source for her story? An unidentified City Council member who wouldn’t speak on camera “because of ... More >>

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    July 23, 2008
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    July 22, 2008

    Bush: Wall Street Was "Drunk"

    Channel 13 reporter Miya Shay has a great bootleg video up on her blog showing President Bush at a closed-door River Oaks fundraiser for congressional candidate Pete Olson. A very loose Bush tells the fawning crowd that Wall Street "got drunk" and is now suffering a hangover. ("That's why I told yo ... More >>

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    December 13, 2006

    Bad Spell There are at least four ways to spell Kelly's, er, Shelley's name. Miya Shay, the political reporter for Channel 13, has a lively blog that's often worth checking in on. A few days ago (hey, we don't read it daily) she had an item about council member Pam Holm, wh ... More >>