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Olivia Flores Alvarez

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    December 7, 2011

    You Want to Be a Houston Press Intern, Don't You?

    You won't be sorry.​There are internships where you sit around and do a whole lot of nothing, internships where you actually do a lot, but "a lot" is confined to coffee runs and making copies, and then there's a Houston Press internship. No matter what you're looking to get into -- reporting ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Food Interns Wanted

    Laser BurnersBoys may apply too. ​The Houston Press is looking for interns with excellent writing and/or photography skills to contribute to Eating Our Words and our other dining coverage. Interns must be enrolled in college presently; this program is for course credit only. You must be able ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    4th of July Cruise

    See the fireworks spectacular over Clear Lake from the deck of a yacht

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    March 1, 2010

    The Parade, The Cook-Off: Can The Rodeo Be Far Behind?

    Photo by Olivia Flores Alvarez​You want photos of the wholesomeness of the rodeo parade, featuring giant cans of food, and the debauchery of the rodeo BBQ Cookoff, featuring giant cans all but bursting out of western shirts?You know you do. (WARNING: BBQ pictures might not feature the aforemention ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Thanksgiving Nightmares

    ​Ah, Thanksgiving. A time for pumpkin pie, good cheer, sweaters...and loved ones swilling booze and going at it. Yes, Thanksgiving family tension -- if not outright violence -- is a tradition as time-honored as postprandial football. Inspired by this recent article in the New York Times, we as ... More >>

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    November 19, 2009

    $13 at Raia's Italian Market

    Photos by Olivia Flores Alvarez​Where: Raia's Italian Market, 4500 Washington Avenue, 713-861-1042, www.raiasitalianmarket.com. What $13 gets you: We'd been driving by Raia's Italian Market for a while, always meaning to stop but never quite getting there. The steady stream of customers shoul ... More >>

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    June 12, 2009

    Upcoming Events

    Photo by Olivia Flores AlvarezCrawfish season is at its close, as noted by Robb Walsh last week, and you can catch the last big boil of the season at Calliope's Po-Boy tomorrow, June 13. They're serving up the biggest mudbugs of the year for $26.99 per person, which includes all-you-can-eat crawfish ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    Why Does The Chronicle Hate People In Wheelchairs?

    Photo by Olivia Flores AlvarezIf you're in a wheelchair, it's almost impossible to navigate the north side of the 800 block of Texas Avenue, home to the Houston Chronicle. There are trees planted in the middle of the sidewalk, splitting the already-narrow walkway into sections as thin as 26 in ... More >>

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    June 10, 2009

    Tonight: John Egan and Little Joe Washington at Under the Volcano

    Olivia Flores AlvarezWord has reached Lonesome, Onry and Mean that Little Joe Washington will be on hand tonight when local blues rocker John Egan takes the stage. And Washington will have his guitar with him, if you know what I mean (wink, wink). Egan, who was featured in the Chronicle's Sunday Zes ... More >>

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    November 26, 2008

    Slideshow -- Ike's Still Here

    Hair Balls made a tour of downtown and some inner-city neighborhoods and found that evidence of Hurricane Ike's destruction is still very much evident. It's nothing like what Galveston and other beach-front communities are facing, of course, but plenty of Houston  businesses and homes are still ... More >>

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    November 14, 2008

    Not So Great News from the Health Department, Worst Offenders Edition

    This week’s restaurant report is a look at the area’s biggest offenders. Starting off the list is Plallitas y Mexican Restaurant (3406 Mangum) with 14 violations. (Woohoo, that might be a record!) • Plumbing not sized/installed/maintained properly • Heating/air conditioning/ventilation n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Veteran's Day In Houston

    It was a thin crowd at the Veteran's Day program on the steps of City Hall this morning. Maybe it was the steady drizzle of rain that kept folks away, maybe it was the country's current anti-war sentiment. Some politico types were there including John Cornyn, Anise Parker and Shelia Jackson Lee. But ... More >>

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    November 7, 2008

    Not So Great News from the Health Department, Downtown Edition

    We take a look at downtown restaurants today. Let’s start off with the biggest offender first. Popeye’s (1116 Travis) was inspected on Oct. 15 and they had a whopping 13 violations – way to go Popeye’s! • Food was found that was not safe for human consumption • Potentially hazardous ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    Hilton Furniture Giving Away Free Water and Ice (and Yes, Jack, That Is a Fact)

    We've just received word from Olivia Flores Alvarez that Hilton Furniture on the Gulf Freeway is giving away ice and water. There's quite a line, and the cops are there to make sure no one jumps ahead. Patience, people. - KP

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    September 15, 2008

    A Dispatch from Galveston

    Galveston is a ghost town. We haven't seen anybody. The Elissa is fine. The Willie G's across from it now has a boat in the parking lot. The damage seems cosmetic in the places where we've been able to go, but we haven't made it to the West End. -- Olivia Flores Alvarez

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    September 11, 2008

    Oh Yeah -- It's 9/11

    Even though everyone is paying attention to Hurricane Ike, a few folks remember that today is the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. A very, very few folks. Hair Balls went out and asked the downtown lunch crowd, “How did 9/11 affect you?” Here’s a sampling of the answers: “It di ... More >>

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    August 14, 2008

    Not So Great News from the Health Department

    We scanned the Houston Department of Health and Human Services reports for the week of July 28 and found these popular restaurants among the offenders. The Breakfast Klub (3711 Travis) got its hand slapped during an August 7 visit, racking up seven violations. Employees were mishandling food; equi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    John Culberson Loves Ben Franklin. Foreigners, Not So Much.

    U.S. Congressman John Culberson, 7th District of Texas, sent out a note this afternoon reporting that the “Democrat led Congress has finally passed a responsible Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, (FISA), that President Bush can sign.” His note also included this snappy statement: “I am ... More >>

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    June 5, 2008
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    April 20, 2008

    $13 at Candelari’s Pizzeria on Washington

    Olivia Flores Alvarez Where: Candelari’s Pizzeria, 6001 Washington Avenue, 832-200-1474 What $13 gets you: We tried the lunch special which includes soup, salad, pizza, pasta, dessert and a drink for $10.50 (available seven days a week). We also tried two by-the-slice slices of pizza, salad an ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008
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    April 4, 2008
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    April 3, 2008

    Radio Houstoned: Nevada Barr and Winter Study

    Click the button below to listen to Nevada Barr reading from her latest work, followed by an interview with Night & Day Editor Olivia Flores Alvarez... Nevada Barr fans have been anxiously awaiting the 14th installment of the Anna Pigeon series of mysteries and Winter Study does not disappoint. Se ... More >>

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    March 27, 2008
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    January 18, 2008

    Radio Houstoned: Altar Boyz

    It’s your last chance to catch the musical Altar Boyz at Stages Repertory Theatre this weekend. The story of a Christian boy band, Altar Boyz is a bit of fluff, but fun fluff nonetheless. You can read what our reviewer Lee Williams had to say about the show here, and click the button below to li ... More >>

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    December 18, 2007

    Little Joe Carols Zydeco Diner

    Daniel Kramer Lunch time customers at Zydeco Louisiana Diner got a treat today – Houston guitar great Little Joe Washington performed an impromptu acoustic set of Christmas tunes. ("Rudolph had a really, really, really shiny nose"). No word on if he'll be making a repeat appearance – Washingt ... More >>

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    December 8, 2007

    Radio Houstoned: Café Tacuba

    Click here for Olivia Flores Alvarez's interview (en español) with Joselo Rangel of Café Tacuba. Café Tacuba perform at 7 p.m. on Sunday, December 9, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483.

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    November 28, 2007

    Well, What Do We Have Here?

    Houston Press staffer Olivia Flores Alvarez was on the way to work this morning when she saw a caravan of six trucks hauling ...uh, well... we don't know what exactly. They look like something aeronautical but we're not sure what. What do you think these are?

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    November 16, 2007

    Radio Houstoned: Gypsy

    Courtesy of Masquerade Theatre Rebekah Dahl and Laura Gray Click the button below for a Radio Houstoned podcast with Rebekah Dahl and Houston Press Night & Day Editor Olivia Flores Alvarez. How do you go from a boyish tomboy to a sexy, sultry burlesque star? Well, it helps if you have a domineer ... More >>

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    November 16, 2007

    $13 at Zydeco Louisiana Diner on Pease

    Where: Zydeco Louisiana Diner, 1119 Pease, 713-759-2001 What $13 gets you: More than enough to leave you happily burping for hours. The day I visited I had the fried chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, cornbread and sweet tea. One friend tried the chicken fricassee, another friend tried the shr ... More >>

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    November 1, 2007

    Rick Perry Talks Cancer at the Texas Life Science Conference

    Gov. Rick Perry appeared today before 250 national venture capitalists, researchers and business executives at the annual Texas Life Science Conference. During his talk, the governor called for a renewed commitment by the public and private sector to fight cancer. “Cancer is not a new fight fo ... More >>

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    October 25, 2007
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    October 20, 2007
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    September 11, 2007

    Radio Houstoned: Remembering 9/11 with Dom Irrera

    Cick the LISTEN button below to hear Olivia Flores Alvarez talking with comedian Dom Irerra about being funny in a post-9/11 world.

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    September 6, 2007

    Hey METRO!

    Rumor has it that METRO was supposed to throwing an 'appreciation dinner' for some of its employees. Trouble is somebody couldn't spell appreciation, so instead the announcement said 'apprciation dinner.' Hey METRO - how exactly do you 'apprciate' someone? Does it involve Vaseline? -- Olivia Flores ... More >>

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    August 1, 2007
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    August 1, 2007

    $13 at La Carreta Mexican Restaurant

    What kind of meal can $13 buy you in restaurant-crazy Houston? We're going to find out. Armed with just $13, Houston Press staffers and freelancers are hitting the streets and eating. The rules are simple: It's $13, flat. Not $13 and change, not just under $14. $13, that's it. Olivia Flores Alvare ... More >>

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    July 12, 2007

    Mail Call

    Just for Sports

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    June 26, 2007

    Free Format Download

    The Format is going to be busy this summer: They have a 50-city headlining tour and their latest CD Dog Problems is going online for free! For free, the entire album, for two weeks starting today. Here's the note we got: The band is doing this because NOBODY has the answer to where music is h ... More >>

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    June 6, 2007
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    May 16, 2007

    Carrot Hot Dog

    Houston Press Art Director Monica Fuentes was having her lunch when she came across this little oddity. Looks like a hot dog, doesn't it? - Olivia Flores Alvarez

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    April 5, 2007

    Monkey See?

    Olivia Flores Alvarez Christian's Tailgate bar with a rounded tin roof... The new Texas Department of Transportation (TX DOT) Headquarters complex is going up at 7600 Washington Avenue. A sign out front says "Gensler, Architect of Ideas." They might want to change that to "Borrowed Ideas," sin ... More >>

  • Music

    March 8, 2007
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    February 11, 2007
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    January 25, 2007
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    January 16, 2007

    Playbill: Moodafaruka

    Local multi-genre, multi-cultural music group Moodafrauka is performing tonight at McGonigel's Mucky Duck, 2425 Norfolk, 713-528-5999. This is a copy of the note they sent over telling us about the performance. We're not sure why it's all in caps, since that's the equivalent of screaming on the In ... More >>

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    November 10, 2006

    HouStoned Rocks!

    Just a little ol' reminder to check back here Monday ayem, as we'll launch HouStoned Rocks, the Houston Press music blog. Expect all the good stuff from our regular Music section, along with tidbits from John Nova Lomax and Olivia Flores Alvarez. Sounds pretty cool, no? (See what I did there? "Soun ... More >>

  • News

    November 9, 2006
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    August 11, 2005

    The Hipster's Guide to Rock and Roll Vendettas

    And you thought rappers were the only ones who had beefs

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    August 5, 2004

    ¡Viva H-town!

    Latinos come to the fore in this year's music awards

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