The good news: On the 99th anniversary of its commissioning, the Battleship Texas will be getting "the first significant structural repairs...in more than 20 years,: Texas Parks & Wildlife announced. The bad news: Those repairs are about half of what is needed just to make a solid first step toward ... More >>
A Spring man who is the son of a former active-duty serviceman stationed in Japan pleaded guilty in Houston today to intoxication manslaughter in connection with a March 2008 fatal crash. James Lewis Yeakey was 20 at the time and partying with friends in Okinawa, federal prosecutors say, when he de ... More >>
Because every generation needs an Armageddon.
Our Texas chefs not only come from Texas but from all over the world and bring their culinary homes with them -- fortunately for us. Lone Star Chefs by John DeMers and Julie Soefer highlights 13 outstanding and diverse Texas masters. This book is part biography, part cookbook and part restaurant gu ... More >>
Ah, yes, that mysterious block of meat housed in the blue and yellow can. In 2007, the seven billionth can of Spam was sold. On average, 3.8 cans are eaten every second in the U.S. alone. Since its inception in 1937, Spam has become part of American pop culture--it has acted in films, been acquir ... More >>
Stolen, by manly menEvery month Houston police put out a list of the most-often stolen vehicles, a list that defines what are either the most vulnerable or most desirable members of our automotive society. This month's is out....what does it tell us about Houston? 3. Our car thieves want yo ... More >>
The world's great cuisines converge here.
This nondescript-looking restaurant is serving the real thing.
Aboard the sub USS FloridaThe Texans cheerleaders are headed to Japan on an Armed Forces Entertainment tour, because our brave service members want to hear what Matt Schaub is really like.Or maybe they want to look at cheerleaders.Texans cheerleader Lindsay (as always, first names only to deter s ... More >>
They're cheerleaders, and they're armedThe Texans cheerleaders are headed to Japan on an Armed Forces Entertainment tour, because our brave service members want to hear what Matt Schaub is really like. Or maybe they want to look at cheerleaders.Texans cheerleader Lindsay (as always, first names o ... More >>
Japan is a mere 13 hours away The Texans cheerleaders are headed to Japan on a USO tour, because our brave service members want to hear what Matt Schaub is really like. Or maybe they want to look at cheerleaders.Texans cheerleader Lindsay (as always, first names only to deter stalker creeps) will ... More >>
Venerable windbag Andy Rooney took a break last Sunday from complaining about Hispanic ballplayers and the number of non-functioning typewriters he owns to address the problem of unemployment: Rooney understands your problem, because he's been out of work too...though apparently not since 19 ... More >>
The artworks in this Blaffer show may have nothing in common, but everyone's Asian!
New HPD Chief Hurtt is still plainclothes
Kill Bill's missing something -- like, oh, a proper ending
Edmund J. Pankau trades on his hard-boiled private-eye image to attract clients and speaking engagements. To find out more about him, we resort to some Sam Spade work of our own.
It's table tennis, not Ping-Pong. And now Houston's would-be Olympian can play every day.