• News

    September 26, 2013

    Whatever It Takes: Houston Baptist University Turns to Football to Build a Name

    Houston Baptist University decides the best way to grow is to start a football team for the first time in its 50-year history.

  • Music

    May 16, 2013

    Lights, Camera, Headaches

    The quickest way to ruin a music festival? Get actors to show up.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    UPDATED: Is ACL Festival Ignoring Houston? Does It Even Matter?

    UPDATED (Thursday, 2:50 p.m.) to reflect the Houston-area roots of a few ACL performers this year, as pointed out by reader comments. We stand by our original point, though. As most of our readers no doubt know by now, the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced its 2013 lineup at the stroke of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Tito C. Milam, 33, Bayou Body Count No. 66

    A Navasota man was shot to death in his car near an apartment complex west of the Heights early Tuesday, police say. Tito C. Milam, 33, was found wounded from multiple gunshot wounds near the complex at 800 North Durham shortly before 3 a.m. He was in the street , lying near his car. He was taken ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    7 Cool & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend -- In Houston, Not At SXSW

    T-Bone Walker heir Don Kesee, one of the area's Houston's most underheralded bluesmen - which unfortunately is saying something, but watch a little bit of the above clip at Navasota's Blues Alley festival - comes into the city for a gig at the Shakespeare Pub. Super Happy Fun Land's SXSW Overflow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Houston Acts Stage Own SXSW Invasion

    Sixteen Houston acts will play an all-day free show during SXSW from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Gypsy Lounge, 1504 E. 6th St. The party is sponsored by The Convoy Group, the company run by Houston promoter and sometime Rocks Off photograher Mark C. Austin, who announced the party ear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Guy Clark To Play Galveston's Old Quarter In May

    Houston boys gone to Viet Nashville​ Guy Clark, the quintessential Texas singer-songwriter, has just announced a one-off gig at Galveston's historic Old Quarter Acoustic Café for May 15. According to club owner Wrecks Bell, he had been negotiating to get Clark to Galveston for some time, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    Eric Paul Morgan: Veteran Houston Robber / Thief Comes to Grief in Navasota

    After a short multi-county crime spree, including an armed home invasion in Lufkin and a bank robbery in Navasota, Eric Paul Morgan sits in the Grimes County Jail. He's already been charged with bank robbery, and Lufkin police are in the process of getting a warrant for the home invasion. That was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    National Illegal Immigrant Sting Nets Over 2,900 Convicted Criminals, 125 in Houston

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the results of its "Cross Check" enforcement operation targeting convicted criminals who are also illegal immigrants. The sting conducted in all 50 states netted 2,901 criminals, including 125 in the Houston area. The seven- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    For Friday the 13th: Five of the Unluckiest Texans Ever

    Investors held on too long.​Beginning with LaSalle, the French explorer who survived shipwrecks and cannibal Karankawa Indian attacks only to perish at the hands of his own men near Navasota, some people in Texas have had some pretty damned hard luck. You might lay some or all of the blame at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Get Your Passport Stamped Along the Texas Wine Trails

    ​While the trail riders rode into town last Friday, you could be riding out one weekend soon to hit one of Texas's 11 wine trails just as the bluebonnets are beginning to bloom this spring. The fifth most productive wine-producing state in the nation, Texas features more than 200 vineyards wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    A Taste of Honey: Harvesting A Beehive

    Photos by Brittanie SheyTom Helm, urban outdoorsman and hobbyist beekeeper​This weekend we were invited to a honey-harvesting party at the home of Tom Helm, an urban outdoorsman who in 2006 was the subject of our cover story "Dark Water", in which he and then-Press reporter Josh Harkinson kaya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    Local Spotlight: Bee Wilde Honey

    ​What: Heavenly honey from a guy that's gone from a figurative worker bee to a literal beekeeper. Kenny Reed started his corporate life as a FedEx courier. He earned a respectable living at a respectable company that most any guy would be thrilled to work for. And he liked it. But one year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Steve Earle, Lyle Lovett Praise Houston On NPR​Monday around lunchtime, local singer-songwriter and multiple 2010 HPMA nominee Lee Alexander emailed us that Steve Earle and Lyle Lovett were being interviewed together on NPR's World Cafe. Not only that, he added, both men were saying lots of nice things about Houston, where - in cas ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 20, 2009

    King Bubba

    The bacon cheeseburger at this Cypress roadhouse Rockwell Tavern blows all of Texas Monthly's favorite Houston burgers out of the water.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    May 21, 2009
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    May 4, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Americana Alpaca Ranch

    Photos by Brittanie SheyCurious alpacas line up at the fenceAh, Navasota: the Blues Capitol of Texas. What more have you to offer than bluebonnets, Victorian homes and historical plagues? How about big-eyed beauties with long, slender necks and the softest of hair? Yes, we're talking about alpacas, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Happy Texas Independence Day from Rocks Off

    Rocks Off spent a good chunk of the afternoon today competing in RodeoHouston's annual media Rodeo Roundup (more on those exploits tomorrow), so he's feeling especially nativist today - and with good reason. On this day almost a century and three-quarters ago - 173 years, if you're counti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Real Deal Q: Barbacoa de Borrego

    This is some awesome barbecued lamb. It's the result of a fairly complicated process--a hybrid of braising and smoking. But I figure this is the season for a challenging barbecue recipe, what with the Rodeo BBQ Championship coming up and all. I figure Houston barbecue enthusiasts are ready to show o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    The Tango Blast Houstone Gang Takes A Hit

    Local and federal agents in an anti-gang task force charged with waging the much-debated "War on Drugs" have nabbed another round of bad guys, this time more than a dozen members of Texas' largest prison gang, Tango Blast Houstone. Acting Houston U.S. Attorney Tim Johnson announced today that 14 mem ... More >>

  • News

    November 20, 2008

    The Collector: Mack McCormick's Huge Archive of Culture and Lore

    A great American folklorist has spent a life squirreling away bits and pieces of Texas culture. Now time is running out on him and his inventory.

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2008
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    May 30, 2008
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    May 29, 2008
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    May 20, 2008

    Dewberry Time

    Meet Tom, a roadside produce vendor with a lovely hat who sold me my first dewberries of the season. His pick-up truck was parked near an Exxon station on the southbound side of Route 6 south of Navasota. Tom had some big berries that were still too red and too tart, but he also had some little ones ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Mike Huckabee Will Rock You

    Even if you’re not a Mike Huckabee supporter, you might be compelled to make a donation to his campaign this weekend. That’s because the Republican presidential hopeful’s classic rock cover band (yep, you read that correctly) will be playing a fundraiser up near Navasota. The band, called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2008

    Get Lit: The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, by Robert Leleux

    The Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy, by Robert Leleux, tells the story of what happens to Leleux and his larger-than-life, overbearing mother after his father walks out on them, leaving them in Petunia, Texas with a lot less money than they’re accustomed to. Robert thinks Mother should get a job, but, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    Day of the Dead at the Graves of Southeast Texas Music Legends

    As some of you may remember, I wrote about visiting the graves of southeast Texas music legends on Day of the Dead. Last Friday, Press music listings editor Brett Koshkin and I did just that. Or tried to, at least. The plan was to head up to Navasota’s Oakland / Resthaven cemetery, where both Ma ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    The Scene Is Dead. Long Live the Scene!

    Ideas toward a Houston-style musical Day of the Dead

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    October 4, 2007
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    September 26, 2007

    The Houston 100: From Sir Douglas Quintet to Guy Clark

    The Houston 100 continues. Follow the links for numbers 61-70, 71-80, 81-90 and 91-100. 60. “The Rains Came,” Sir Douglas Quintet, 1965. The follow-up single to “She’s About a Mover,” this Huey Meaux mainstay of a lament would likewise rank higher were the sound not so indelibly San ... More >>

  • News

    August 17, 2006

    Parish Predators

    Despite the bishops remarks to the contrary, the Galveston-Houston Roman Catholic Archdiocese had child molesters and let them go. But dont blame just the Church.

  • Music

    July 27, 2006
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    August 21, 2003

    Bluegrass Meltdown, Montrose-Style

    Medicine Show, J.W. Americana and Two Star Symphony have the cure for the Monday-night blahs

  • News

    May 1, 2003

    A Dozen Brisket Sandwiches

    The best black East Texas barbecue within an hour of downtown

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    War Dance

    Alabama-Coushatta Indians are shedding their passive ways in big bets on land claims and casinos. But some fear they could be gambling away their great tribal heritage.

  • Music

    May 3, 2001

    Treasure Hunter

    Chris Strachwitz's 40-year journey through ethnic music deserves an arhoolie of its own

  • Music

    April 27, 2000

    Long Haul

    As the rest of Americana crumbles around him, Guy Clark just keeps getting better

  • Dining

    December 2, 1999

    Clucking and Trilling

    Bryan's Messina Hof winery is a feast for the senses. Just be sure to confirm your reservations.

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Taken for a Ride?

    An AIDS charity event's enormous expenses are alienating some activists

  • Calendar

    May 20, 1999

    Night & Day

    May 20 - 26, 1999

  • Music

    April 8, 1999

    Boogie Nights

    Music, a Houston DJ andthe lure of Austin

  • News

    January 22, 1998

    Critical Diagnosis

    If you think your HMO is bad, check out what Texas has created for its prison inmates

  • News

    August 21, 1997

    Skin Deep

    If nudism is not about bodies, what's it about?

  • Music

    September 12, 1996
  • News

    March 14, 1996

    The Texas Rose Rustlers

    They went in search of the vehicle of fragrance, and found adventure and companionship.

  • Music

    January 25, 1996
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    January 18, 1996
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    May 18, 1995
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