Hank Schyma doesn't come off as insane... until you see his videos.
Hank Schyma doesn't come off as insane. Not at first. He speaks clearly and eloquently about being a storm chaser, and as you're talking with him, it seems like a perfectly reasonable thing. Hank Schyma, front man for Houston band the Southern Backtones, has been chasing storms for more than a deca ... More >>
If you saw the dramatic footage out of North Texas Tuesday, hopefully from the safety of your living room or gathered around a TV at work, you know that weather events like those tornadoes can make pretty compelling television. And someone has to head straight into those storms to film all that vide ... More >>
What were you doing at this time six months ago?One thing you probably weren't doing, if you lived in the Houston area, was checking blogs on the net.Today's the six-month anniversary of Hurricane Ike, the third-most destructive hurricane ever to make landfall in the US. Unfortunately, it made landf ... More >>
The Fresh Arts Coalition auctions off hurricane creations for relief efforts
Helping Hand Spurned
This past week saw two unlikely – and in some corners, unwelcome – comebacks. Brett Favre forced his way back into the NFL, and Neil Frank forced his way back into the KHOU studios. Both are old, old guys who just can’t give up doing what they once did – In Favre’s case, throwing intercept ... More >>
For those not familiar with the term, "HouStoned Theatre" (memo to web guys: name update needed) is an occasional presentation by the blog, wherein we present imaginary, but probably not completely untruthful, conversations between prominent Houstonians. Today we take you to the newsroom of KHOU, w ... More >>
Hola, Edouard. I hope you won't mind, but we Houstonians are still a little fatigued from taking 12 hours to drive from The Woodlands to Conroe during Hurricane Rita to get too worked up over the "threat" of a [*snicker*] Category 1 storm. And to cheer you up, we've compiled a list of the top five h ... More >>
As far as cinematic catastrophes go, Houston gets off pretty light. Other metropolises have a certain quality that invites destruction -- New York is full of New Yorkers, for example, and Tokyo sits on an archipelago teeming with monsters -- but we in the Paved Swamp seem to escape such attention. A ... More >>
When I first moved to Houston eight years ago, I found myself asking several questions: Is it legal to make freeways this wide? Is this furniture salesman for real and is he actually going to save me money? Oh my God, what the Hell is slime in the ice machine and why the Hell is that older man in ... More >>
Keeping viewers abreast... The other day I was slumped on the couch watching the tail end of Oprah claiming her truth or whatever the hell it is she does on that show, when during a commercial break, I almost fell off the couch. I reached for the phone to call my friend Tamarie. As if I was chan ... More >>
The horror! The Chron has a story today about the problems that arise for on-air personalities when broadcasting in high-definition television, a condition commonly known as Now People Are Going to Realize I'm Old. There's a choice quote in there from KHOU anchor-narcissist Greg Hurst: "I have jo ... More >>
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