On a pleasantly sunny Sunday afternoon, just a few feet removed from a set of railroad tracks, the sounds of a hyperactive accordion can be heard dancing within a small, simple building. The room is packed with family and friends rejoicing in their mutual love for conjunto music, that traditional an ... More >>
No horsing around at this fine Mexican steakhouse.
The somewhat bold, almost new world of phone apps has now become a main player in fighting the sorta-scourge of weed. A tipster used the iWatchHarrisCounty to point officers to two houses that ended up housing more than $2.5 million worth of marijuana when they were raided this week. HCSO and Hous ... More >>
Benito Aguilar-Ozuna, whose known as Pichollo and has ties to the Zetas gang, is going to federal prison for almost 20 years, the United States Attorney's Office announced. Aguilar-Ozuna had earlier entered a guilty plea for conspiracy to traffic cocaine in what the feds say was a "large-scale oper ... More >>
Go Tejano Day feat. Julion Alvarez, Los Invasores De Nuevo Leon, Mariachi Invitational Finalists Reliant Stadium March 10, 2013 I've said it once or twice, but I will say it again, and continue to do so until I am proven wrong. Tejano music is dead, at least at RodeoHouston. In its place is banda m ... More >>
Go Texan with this guide.
The 2013 RodeoHouston lineup reflects Houston, not Texas.
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo wii do whatever it takes to keep its revolving stage from going dark.
I live too far away from the coasts to care about Coachella all that much, and have done far too much time in both the ACL and SXSW trenches to get too excited about anything that happens in far west Houston anymore. So instead, I have started looking forward to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's ... More >>
Pop stars of both the R&B and Latin persuasions, Bruno Mars and Pitbull, join new country favorites Brantley Gilbert, The Band Perry and the Zac Brown Band in the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's 2013 entertainer lineup, the rodeo announced this morning. Rodeo veterans Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Dier ... More >>
Gustavo Arellano -- a.k.a. "Ask a Mexican!" himself -- doesn't shy away from having strong opinions or expressing them. It's what has made Arellano into a popular columnist, author and public speaker over the years and what's bringing him to Houston on November 15 to kick off the University of Houst ... More >>
A Pearland biergarten serves up tasty Austrian-German food and lots of fun.
Taqueria offers al pastor-style meat cooked on a classic trompo.
In this week's cafe review of Northside restaurant Taqueria La Macro, which specializes in tacos de trompo, we take a brief look at the history of the trompo itself, which I was excited to find in Houston proper: And sure enough, sitting right there in the open kitchen surrounded by sanitation-main ... More >>
This tiny East End restaurant — attached to a dried-beef factory — serves tasty, old-school Tex-Mex classics.
And what's the Mexican music that sounds like polka?
Alex "Pr!mo" Luster got himself a documentary from the street art life.
As Mexican drug cartels increasingly recruit American teens as runners, a Sugar Land teen goes across the border and ends up dead.
On the front line of the U.S. war on drugs, a Mexican city bleeds to death.
The Northern Mexican dish, machacado con huevos, is one of my favorite breakfasts. Chacho's Tacos on Westheimer serves it on a taco, and it makes an awesome breakfast. "Machacado" mean "shredded" in Spanish. The name refers to the fact that the traditional carne seca (dried beef) of Monterrey ... More >>
I had chilacayote jam on toast for my first breakfast this morning. (Yes, I had two breakfasts.) Chilacayote is a tough little pumpkin that is cooked in syrup in Latin America. It has an odd crunchy texture that makes an audible sound when you bite it -- the fibrous flesh absorbs lots of the ... More >>
Monday morning, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced the remainder of its Reliant Stadium entertainment calendar for this year's rodeo, which begins March 2. Debuting on Reliant's revolving stage this year are Jason Aldean (March 6) and Texans the Eli Young Band (March 19). Returning fr ... More >>
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