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  • Dining

    February 27, 2014

    Meet the First Families of Houston Food

    Connect the dots and you’ll find our city’s restaurant scene has been dominated by a few hardworking culinary pioneers and their descendants.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2013

    Sex Slaves, Bio-Programming, and Christ Incarnate -- Now Near Laredo!

    There were some that said it couldn't be done. There were some that said that Jonestown - after the cyanide and the suicide and the doctor from Houston who helped provide both - had turned cults passé, and tired, and pointless. Cults had had their time. They flamed out, in spectacular fashion, and ... More >>

  • News

    May 26, 2011

    The Day After

    Our readers' worst hangovers

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Groping Guru Prakashanand Saraswati Believed to Be Hiding in Mexico

    Guru Prakashanand Saraswati may be spring/prison breaking in Mexico.​Guru Prakashanand Saraswati, founder and religious guiding light of Barsana Dham ashram near Austin, was found guilty earlier this month of 20 counts of sexual indecency with children. Three of his former female students accu ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 30, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Last Night: Texas Tornados At Discovery Green

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Texas Tornados Discovery Green September 23, 2010 Aftermath's favorite shows are the ones where we just have to write down the set list and not much else. The Texas Tornados are one of the bands that allow us to do that. We didn't know all the songs the reconstituted T ... More >>

  • Music

    September 9, 2010

    Los Skarnales

    The punk/ska band adds New Orleans funk.

  • News

    July 22, 2010

    Over the Line

    As Mexican drug cartels increasingly recruit American teens as runners, a Sugar Land teen goes across the border and ends up dead.

  • News

    April 29, 2010

    The Crucifixion of Juarez

    On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death.

  • Calendar

    November 19, 2009

    "Hasta La Basura Se Separa [artcrush]"

    Box 13 ArtSpace exhibits some beautiful trash

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Lone Star Scorecard: What Do Chris Rea, Webb Pierce and the Flamin' Groovies Know About Texas?

    ​ There are a million songs in the naked [Lone Star] state. Some - okay, most - are boastful, some are introspective and some are merely stupid, as the Austin Lounge Lizards once noted. Whatever the case, all must be subjected to the rigorours scrutiny of the Lone Star Scorecard in order to make s ... More >>

  • News

    July 30, 2009

    Love in the Time of Leprosy

    The life after death of José and Magdalena Ramirez

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Tremoloco Headed Back Under the Volcano

    Doug Sahm is probably up in heaven with a bottle of Big Red in his hand and a huge smile on his face and bending God's ear about Tremoloco. Lonesome, On'ry and Mean has received an early warning that Tremoloco is returning to Under the Volcano July 22, after a 13-month absence. Composed of Los Lobo ... More >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Album of the Week: Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm

    As much as he deserves one - make that several - Doug Sahm is a tricky subject for a tribute album. The late San Antonio native known as "Sir Doug" was a true musical polymath, a master of just about every form of post-WWII popular music, both the big ones - country, blues, rock and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    SXSW: Austin Music Awards at Austin Music Hall

    Austin is full of ghosts, and not just at the Driskill Hotel. (Say hi to LBJ's mistress for us, though, those of you staying there.) Some of the ghosts aren't even dead. Take the Dicks (above), Austin's early-'80s hardcore trail-blazers who reconvened to play Wednesday night's Austin Music Awards an ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009

    Tropa de Elite/The Elite Squad

    See the film Brazilian police officers tried to stop from being screened

  • Calendar

    March 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Doug Sahm Tribute Album Due March 24

    Vanguard Records (Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters, Kim Richey, the Watson Twins) announced today it will release Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm, a 14-song disc honoring the late musican known as Sir Doug, March 24. Artists include Delbert McClinton, Los Lobos, Alejandro Escovedo, Dav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Bring Back the Ramos Gin Fizz!

    In 1926 a Louisiana native named Mayo Bessan bought the Caballo Blanco bar in Nuevo Laredo and changed its name to The Cadillac Bar because he wanted "a rich sounding name." He moved the location a few years later and re-opened on July 4th, 1929, with signs advertising his New Orleans heritage and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008
  • News

    August 7, 2008

    No Honest Players Among Human Smugglers

    Illegal immigrants are subject to pain and death at the hands of their "rescuers" if they don't pay up in full

  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Americans Recording Mexican Songs

    The Bueno, the Bad and the Muy Ugly

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2007

    Tales from Transit: Proxima Estacion

    John Nova Lomax rides the rails. The Metro Rail, to be exact. And when he isn’t busy dealing with bomb scares or dodging Nigerian scammers , he’s jamming out to Manu Chao and writing poems... Infinita Tristeza Manu Chao writes train songs But they don’t roll with Johnny Cash’s smoke-belch ... More >>

  • News

    March 8, 2007
  • Music

    May 4, 2006

    Just Say No Ms

    In which we examine Cancuntry music

  • News

    February 9, 2006


    Houston-based immigrants who flock to New Orleans can get all the jobs they want. Getting paid is a lot harder.

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Black-Ass Fleas

    Are they sellouts -- or just really bad rappers?

  • News

    August 18, 2005

    At the Ready

    The Minutemen have come to Texas

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    Tee Time

    Lee High School dropped football, deciding golf was a better sport for its kids, no matter how poor or new to this country they might be

  • Calendar

    August 14, 2003

    (East) Indian Summer

    A local community celebrates its heritage

  • Music

    September 6, 2001

    Freddy Fender / Doug Sahm

    Exitos en Español: The Spanish Side of Freddy Fender (Music Club) /The Roots of Doug Sahm, Son of San Antonio (Music Club)

  • Dining

    June 28, 2001

    Stirred and Shaken

    Cadillac Bar's American Flag cocktail

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    Local Rotation

    Local Music Reviewed

  • News

    June 10, 1999

    Child Trek

    The devastation of Hurricane Mitch propelled thousands across our southern border in search of new lives in America. And those were just the kids.

  • Music

    September 3, 1998
  • Dining

    May 21, 1998

    Testosterone Mex

    At The Blue Agave, Charlie Watkins's food is anything but subtle

  • News

    November 27, 1997

    East End Transit

    Why have bus lines to Mexico bloomed all across the East End? Maybe because it's a family affair.

  • News

    March 21, 1996

    The Cheap Secrets of Harwin

    Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping

  • News

    September 14, 1995


    In a small town south of Houston, they say school prayer is a matter of religious freedom. But even in Santa Fe, freedom for one student can be tyranny for another.