Pancho needs your prayers, it's true, but save a few for Shorty, too. He just did what he had to do, and now he's growing old. The battle of barrio Christmas.
And why do Mexicans use lard to refry their beans?
Since 1973, César Chávez, Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata have had steady presences at the University of Houston. That's when Vietnam War veterans and then UH students Ruben Angel Reyna and Mario Gonzales painted the icons into the "Chicano Mural," located on the basement level of UH's University ... More >>
Jose Maravilla, celebrated in songIn the borderlands of South Texas, there has long been a tradition of immortalizing revolutionaries in song. Corridos, as these tunes are known, date back to the decades before the Mexican Revolution, and have been written in honor of people like Emiliano Zap ... More >>
And why don't Mexicans spay or neuter their pets?
Pancho Villa redux: U.S. sends troops into Mexico due to border crime?Talk about an election win going to your head: Now Rick Perry wants U.S. troops to invade Mexico. Speaking with Chuck Todd on MSNBC this morning, Perry said "He'd be open" to sending U.S. troops into Mexico to control bord ... More >>
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email introducingliston@gmail. ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Robb WalshArtist's rendering of El Real Tex-Mex Cafe."You have to give people what they're interested in eating," Robb Walsh laughed over the phone. "Fajitas will be very well represented on our menu." Wise words that should quell any concerns Houstonians may have had about ... More >>
Two landmark films close out the Classic Mexican Cinema Film Festival
The Mexican revolution wasn't glorious for everyone
Photo by emmiegrnThe Pig Stand, one of Houston's lost restaurants. Read about nine more of the most important restaurant closings of the decade below.1. Maxim's Maxim's closed in January 2001. It was possibly the most influential restaurant in Houston's culinary history. It was the only upsca ... More >>
Photo by Robb WalshThis plate of huevos rancheros with bacon and homemade flour tortillas set me back $2.29 at Taqueria Jesus Maria in South Houston. You can breakfast equally well at dozens of other taquerias all over town -- Kiko's on Fulton and Pancho Villa's on Wilcrest both charge $2.99. ... More >>
Cinco de Mayo is a day for Americans of Mexican descent to commemorate their rich history and heritage while at the same time trying to ignore the legions of mouth-breathing Chron commenters clamoring for their deportation. And if being blamed for the H1N1 (don't call it swine) flu outbreak wasn't ... More >>
We hope everyone had a loud and proud weekend. We sure did, and we'll have a wrap-up of Saturday's Houston Pride Parade festivities in a little bit. Promise. 1:17 a.m. at La Carafe Photog Bill Olive hit up Market Square for a glass of wine... 2:04 a.m. at Frank's Pizza ...and a slice of 'za ... More >>
Where: Goode’s Armadillo Palace, 5015 Kirby, 713-526-9700 What $13 gets you: A juicy burger cooked to your specifications and a Negro Modelo. We could debate burgers in Houston till the cows come home medium-rare with just a little pink in the middle. But Goode’s meat-loving empire has devised ... More >>
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This is a sidebar to the story posted yesterday on the murder of Brad Will. Brad Will is the latest victim in a continuum of U.S. reporters who have traveled to Mexico to document the struggle for justice here -- and perhaps assuage their personal demons -- and have wound up in a shallow grave or o ... More >>
Pancho Villa's purloined pate
The Mexican replies
Next time you watch a game, get Marine's empanadas instead of pizza
Jetports and elite resorts may do what border bandits, blistering heat and harsh desert life couldn't: rob Big Bend of its rugged beauty.
A preview of this year's show
Unable to secure a new location, Leo's Mexican Restaurant says adios -- for now
Long after Britney Oops her way to obscurity, these releases will continue to sing
"El Matador" Chavez fought his way to the top of the boxing ranks. Now he hopes to make his greatest comeback - if the INS will let him in the ring.
Local Latium Records rides pop Latin wave to success
Exercising rights in Seabrook can land you in court
If not for the chips and guacamole, Tecate would blend in with all the mediocre Mexican joints
Is Bravos the best Tex-Mex in town?
Macario Ramirez is reconnecting Mexican-Americans to a forgotten cultural tradition and their own pasts. It's a tradition that Anglos are embracing, too.
Joe Ely sends a sad, beautiful Letter to Laredo