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    August 29, 2014

    Upcoming Events: September is National All-American Breakfast Month

    Throughout the entire month of September, several restaurants will be celebrating National All-American Breakfast Month. Funky Chicken is promoting its Funky Brunch offered on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. featuring chicken and waffles, chicken biscuit sandwiches and mimosas. Bradl ... More >>

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    August 8, 2014

    Chikungunya-Positive Mosquito Confirmed in Harris County

    The Houston area has always been impressively swampy, so of course the first Texas mosquito carrying chikungunya, a disease that causes high fever and severe joint pain, has been found right here in our very own mosquito-plagued backyard. There have been rumblings about chikungunya in recent months ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Get Ready to Welcome the 346

    In some circles area codes are those self-identifying numeric IDs that really let people know where you're from. Anyone repping that 713? But, seriously, when was the last time you actually met someone who gave you a 713 number? The Public Utility Commission said Houston would require a new area co ... More >>

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    May 12, 2014

    Celebrate American Craft Beer Week at These Houston Spots

    Twenty years ago, this wouldn't have been a thing at all. But it's 2014, and the craft beer movement is bigger and more awesome than ever. And just in case you needed an excuse to indulge in craft beer made right here in the ol' US of A, some marketing genius has created American Craft Beer Week, ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Five HISD Schools on the Chopping Block (Unless A Successful Argument is Made Why This Shouldn't Happen)

    Three elementaries -- Dodson, Nathaniel Q. Henderson and Port Houston -- Fleming Middle Schools and Jones High School will be closing their doors to their students if the Houston ISD school board agrees with administration proposals spelled out in a press conference this morning. All the schools f ... More >>

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    January 17, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Say It Ain't So, Hubbell & Hudson

    For those living in Spring and The Woodlands, this week brought sad news about two establishments. The first tale of woe concerns Koya Asian Kitchen in Spring. In one of the saddest restaurant closing announcements we have seen, Koya Asian Kitchen posted on Facebook that the barely three-month-old ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2013

    Texas, Harris County Still No. 1 in Executions, but Numbers Down Sharply Nationwide

    According to a report from the Death Penalty Information Center, there have been only 39 executions in the United States this year, only the second time that number has been below 40 since 1994 and down 4 from last year's 43. This is additionally a decline of 60 percent since 1999 and the number of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Report: Only 2 Percent of U.S. Counties Behind Most Executions

    Harris County is responsible for 115 executions since 1976 -- by far the highest driver of capital punishment -- but taxpayers statewide have to bear the burden of the costly appeals process, according to a new study by an anti-death penalty group. The Washington, D.C.-based Death Penalty Informati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Openings & Closings: Houston Gets a Food Truck Park & Many Restaurants Reopen

    This week brought more openings and reopenings than closings, so let's start with some reopenings. Eater Houston reports that Marfreless, the makeout bar that closed in March of this year, posted an announcement on its website on June 14 that it will be reopening at the same location in River Oaks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Blackberries: Where to Find Them, How to Pick Them & What to Make with Them

    Blackberry-picking season is right around the corner. In fact, in the next several weeks, blackberries will be ready for picking at several local farmers' markets. Don't be fooled by the early berries growing on the side of the road because those are dewberries, not blackberries. Tommy Neal from Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Coogs for the Cure: Great Sports, Great Cause this Weekend

    The University of Houston Athletics Department's Coogs for the Cure is giving you a chance to have fun while raising money in the battle against breast cancer this weekend. Come cheer your favorite team, whichever one it may be, when UH takes on Rice in volleyball and soccer, and then takes on the U ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012
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    September 19, 2012

    14,000 Pot Plants, 24 Arrests

    Federal prosecutors are continuing to dole out indictments and arrests in connection with the seizure of 14,000 pot plants across three counties last month, with more information coming out this afternoon. The indictment returned today intensifies the charges defendants face. It: charges the defend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Food Truck Fridays and Feliz Cumpleaños to El Gran Malo

    Do you take a little extra tima at lunch on Fridays? If so, come and spend it with us. Starting in September, the Houston Press will be hosting Food Truck Fridays on the first Friday of each month from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the House of Dereon (2204 Crawford). Every Food Truck Friday will feature a d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    24 Arrested, 14,000 Pot Plants Seized In Three-County Illegal Growing Operation

    Two dozen people have been arrested and close to 14,000 pot plants seized in a crackdown on a three-county growing operation, federal officials announced today. Investigators raided nearly 60 properties in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties Tuesday, two-thirds of which contained active hydro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2012

    Jason Cassidy's 10 Country Songs You Should Hear Before You Die

    Tonight traditional country upstart Jason Cassidy headlines Big Texas Dance Hall & Saloon out in Clear Lake. The strip-center venue, known for it's pretty girls with painted-on jeans and copious amounts of trucks in the parking lot and a Bud Light in every hand, has been host to Cassidy many times b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Severe Storms, Hail Moving Through the Area

    Courtesy of Wunderground​So, you wanted some rain, eh? Well, here you go. The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Harris and Montgomery counties. Strong storms that include heavy rain, damaging winds and even hail are moving through the area from the north ahe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Wildfire Relief: The 8 Best Firefighter Movies

    ​This wildfire stuff is getting ridiculous. The entire state of Texas is experiencing drought, categorized as "extreme" or "exceptional" in 95 percent of the state. Severe lack of rain high winds and high pressure = the fires currently ravaging Bastrop and Montgomery counties. Firefighters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Tuesday July 26, 2011 Deals of the Day

    ​Today's VOICE Daily Deal from the Houston Press will earn you half-off the rich, delicious flavors of Vietnamese food--get 50 percent off ($10 for $20) the distinctive, spicy Vietnamese flavors cooked up by Kim Chau. The menu features recipes inspired by the city of Huế. Today's VOICE Daily ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Feds Bring Down Hammer on Lufkin Meth Trade

    In two distinct actions, federal authorities have indicted 17 East Texans on over 200 counts of crimes related to the crystal methamphetamine trade in and around Lufkin. You just might be hearing this song all over town this week: In the first action, the Lufkin Daily News has reported that a fed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    No-Refusal Programs, Increased Anti-DWI Patrols: It Must Be the Fourth of July Weekend

    HPDDon't be this guy.​Just about every government jurisdiction with a pulse is putting out reminders that they are going to be looking hard for DWI cases this coming long weekend. The state Department of Public Safety is upping patrols in areas where there have been alcohol-related crashes; H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Top 5 Local Food Products

    Liz ( Hall Farmers Market​The local and sustainable food movement is not a new one, but for the last few years the interest here in Houston has grown as more and more chefs and restaurants have really begun to prominently feature and use local foods. The term "local" is s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2011

    ACLU Questions Use Of Church For Lone Star College Graduation

    Rumbles about using a church​The ACLU of Texas is looking into complaints from at least one faculty member about the Lone Star College System's decision to hold graduation ceremonies this weekend in two churches. They say they have been contacted by an LSCS faculty member, and quoted him as s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Today's Deals

    striatic​Groupon: How does a three-course meal, cooked for you in your home, from Cooking For You! sound? Get 53 percent off ($175 for $375) a three-course meal, cooked by a professional chef, in your own home with today's Groupon deal. Limit two coupons per person (you may purchase two ... More >>

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    February 9, 2011

    Ice Storm II -- It Cometh Again? (With a Closings List)

    Photo by Abrahan GarzaThe re-reckoning​The forecasters got everything right about the big snowstorm that hit us last week, except for the fact it didn't include snow. It did include plenty of dangerous icy road conditions, though. Get ready: The sequel is here. It's been drizzling all day an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Big Little Fudge: A Lot of Taste in a Little Package

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​Kevin Graham and Robin Strickland might not be the two people you'd think would join forces to create a fudge company that sends out squares of chocolate packaged in punchy tins with sayings like "A little piece offering" or "What's your fudge factor?" tied to thei ... More >>

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    September 10, 2010

    Dave Matthews Band's Seven Best Covers

    Craig Hlavaty​Tonight the Dave Matthews Band hits the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion with Austin's Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears as their supporting act. Now into their second decade of massive touring schedules, the DMB is now a cash machine on wheels - a sort of cleaner and less hairy Gr ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    Texas Traveler: St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​North of Houston, outside the small town of Montgomery, there is a house where lobos in limbo live, the St. Francis Wolf Sanctuary. The sanctuary, a non-profit organization staffed entirely by volunteers, aims to provide a permanent home to captive-born wolves and wolf-dog ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    How Texas and Alabama Match Up... Musically

    ​ For once, Rocks Off is grateful for this sinus-splitting headache (thanks, Mike Stinson!), because it gives us something to focus on besides the fact that we are crawling out of our skin waiting for kickoff tonight. At this point, sports pundits have analyzed the Longhorns and Crimson Tide to wi ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009

    Newest Family-Violence Stats Are As Grim As Ever For The Houston Area

    ​The numbers are out on family violence in Texas and they aren't good.According to the Texas Council on Family Violence's 2008 report, released today, 136 women were killed in the state by an intimate partner last year. The youngest was 14 (she was killed by her 15-year-old boyfriend) and the olde ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    Recipes: Fred's Fairly Famous Concoctions Cooking Sauce

    Photo by Robb Walsh​Culinary tinkerer Fred Konig's Sixth Generation Foods is headquartered in Montgomery, Texas. Fred has been making his "fairly famous" cooking sauce for 45 years according to the company website. The "Our Story" page tell us that Fred was one of those guys who gave away bott ... More >>

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    May 25, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Bluebonnet Wine Trail

    While in Navasota lovin' on some alpacas, Texas Traveler had a hankerin' thirst. So we got on our trusty iPhone and found the closest winery, a funky l'il shack called the Purple Possum Winery. While in the air-conditioned comfort of the Purple Possum's tasting room, we met a lovely couple we'd se ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    Talk About a Fundraiser

    Photos by Jeff BalkeChef Albert Roux at the restaurant's grand opening in MarchChez Roux, the very fancy, very upscale top restaurant at La Torretta Del Lago Resort & Spa on Lake Conroe, is putting on a six-course wine dinner Saturday, June 6. It will cost $500 per couple, or $600 , if you want t ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    HISD Actually Gets Some Good Grades On A Statewide Report

    Some good news for the Houston school district -- it is kicking the asses of other urban districts in the state when it comes to meeting the high standards of the National Center for Educational Accountability.NCEA, though its Just For Kids organization, has released its annual study of schools who ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008
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    September 15, 2008

    Silver Lining Huh?

    The U.S. Housing and urban Development Department has announced it won’t allow anyone to be foreclosed upon if they live in the areas affected by Hurricane Ike – at least not for now. HUD Secretary Steve Preston announced today that his agency will send disaster assistance of the sort that prov ... More >>

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    August 29, 2008

    Hurricane Gustav -- Already A Disaster

    It's officially a disaster! The TV weathercasters always get rapped for over-hyping approaching hurricanes, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not shy about jumping the gun. From Austin, he's already declared the counties of Harris, Bexar, Brazoria, Brazos, Calhoun, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Grime ... More >>

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    August 1, 2008

    TEA Releases Ratings, Houston ISD Has Some Hits, Some Misses

    Thirteen of the Houston Independent School District’s schools were deemed academically unacceptable by the Texas Education Agency in its just released annual ratings. On the much brighter side, 38 received the top rating of exemplary, 118 got recognized status and 97 made the bare minimum of aca ... More >>

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    September 13, 2007
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    April 26, 2007

    Stupid Baby Names

    Metallica Jones

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    June 8, 2006

    Prine Time

    A folk-country legend returns to the city that saved his life

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    October 7, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    September 30, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    June 19, 2003

    Getting Carnal

    Sexcapades come to Conroe ISD

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    December 5, 2002

    (Cl)ass Warfare

    Forget the fig leaf and the banished art. Now the censors are after student T-shirts.

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    June 21, 2001


    Steve Young

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    December 28, 2000

    Some Sugars Added

    Speaking off the toque: Richard Hazzard

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