The Owl Bar at 3200 Kirby will close after the weekend of July 26. The Upper Kirby bar won't be gone for long though; there are plans to reopen The Owl Bar at 2221 West Alabama sometime during the fall of this year. For three days (July 24-26), The Owl Bar will have a "closeout" weekend to get rid o ... More >>
Harris, Montgomery, Fort Bend, Brazoria, Galveston and Chambers counties make up a little East Texas pocket of "doing better." That's according to a New York Times graphic released last week. The Times ranked every county in the United States by median household income, unemployment rate, disabili ... More >>
An exceptional year brings new work and performances center stage.
Very few people have ever said that there are not enough college football games. Yet if the smaller, minor conferences have their way, then more college bowl games we'll be getting. And these bowl games won't just be in any minor location like Phoenix or New Orleans, they'll be in Dubai and Dublin a ... More >>
The Ensemble Theatre opens the season with a bang and a laugh.
If you or your kid have had any online dealings with a dude who looks like this guy on the right, beware. Law-enforcement officials in Montgomery and Galveston counties say he is a sexual predator who has been stalking and contacting underage girls on the net, and they're not sure how many victims ... More >>
Being a honky-tonker in Baltimore seems as unlikely as finding a communist cell in River Oaks, but Arty Hill is living proof that honky-tonk exists on the Eastern seaboard. With five albums in his briefcase, the most recent 2011's Another Lost Highway, Hill has been making some inroads in Austin an ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.
In a DWI incident that recalled last year's "Why was the helicopter flying so low?" debacle, a 25-year-old Montgomery woman has been jailed after police said she drunkenly rear-ended a police Blood Alcohol Testing Van. According to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, a county sheriff's deputy wa ... More >>
The Ponzi-er gets Ponzied. And pwned.You are so freaking clever and smart that you have scammed $45 million out of 125 people in a Ponzi scheme. So when someone offers you a risk-free return of 30-40 percent on foreign exchange markets with a personal guarantee you will at least get your mone ... More >>
There's more to singer-songwriter Amos Lee than just his pitch-perfect voice.
For the past few months, Rocks Off has been deluged with several tips indicating that Houston rap icon Scarface may be behind bars. Those rumors were confirmed today by a Montgomery County Jail representative who spoke to XXLMag.com. According to reports, Scarface was arrested on Oct. 13, 20 ... More >>
Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economyNew Year's Eve is coming up, and that means local law enforcement agencies are putting out tons of press releases warning drivers about DWI. Harris and Montgomery counties, two of the mroe aggressive players in that game, scor ... More >>
Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.
Where is thy designated driver?Harken!! Ye king of the County of Montgomery hathe decreed that -- ah, we were never really into this Renaissance Festival stuff. But lots of people are, and they should be aware that shoud they be enjoying the Queen's Mead or ye olde mulled wine or the Miller ... More >>
Montogomery County might have had a serial killer 20 years agoA Montgomery County detective has detected a possible pattern in five murders committed between 1980 and 1983. All of the victims were young women from blue-collar backgrounds, and all were found dumped along major roadways. "That's ... More >>
Don't give these two any ideasPolice say they typically find a couple of hundred pot plants when they raid an outdoor growing operation. This is Texas. Everything's bigger here, including the pot farms.Hunters sprucing up their deer blinds in darkest East Texas made a startling discovery Sunday - ... More >>
boost ventilatorBasically an entire goddamn Grand Slam Breakfast between two slices of bread.In the recent kerfluffle regarding Denny's new sandwich, the Fried Cheese Melt, we seem to have forgotten that it's far from the only reason to be afraid of the 24-hour restaurant chain. Allow us to r ... More >>
Just like the Houston Humane Society, the folks taking care of animals up in Montgomery County are running into trouble thanks to Ike. Their urgent press release: From the Montgomery County Animal Shelter: Montgomery County Animal Shelter on I-45 exit 242 East, gets about 2000 animals a month, th ... More >>
Hello friends. You shouldn't have to guess too hard where my musical heart lies this weekend. Tonight, of course, it's at the Woodlands. If you're going, do yourself a favor and get there early for openers Back Door Slam and Reverend Run (no kidding)... Kid Rock, "American Badass" Lynyrd Skynyrd ... More >>
The Ensemble Theatre produces a work of poetry and power
First, in December 2006, controversial Chicago alderwoman Dorothy Tillman was exposed by a community newspaper for using a taxpayer-funded development project to steer contracts to family and friends and possibly cheat the IRS. Then, in April 2007 – despite being endorsed by Democratic presidentia ... More >>
The Houston rock scene and the cultural cringe
Thanks to the Endangered Species Act, alligators are everywhere in southeast Texas. So now the state is going to make it easier for you to shoot you one.
A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions
A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions
The art of Bill Traylor and William Edmondson is powerful, no matter what we call it
Despite downpours and dwindling diesel, the Klan tries to mount a soggy comeback
Rising asthma rates have experts scratching their heads - and children struggling to breathe
Maya Lin's Topologies
April 16 - 22, 1998
Buses brings the civil-rights struggle to life -- vexing, complicated, human life
Insider deals. Outrageous perks. Exorbitant salaries. No wonder Eddie Webster's taken a permanent vacation from the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau.