There is one thing that rock trio the Whigs would like the general music public to know: the Athens, Ga.-based group has nothing to do with the '80s/'90s (and since-reunited) alt-rock band of a similar name, albeit with the addition of a certain well-known central/south Asian country in the moniker. ... More >>
Houston ISD trustee Manuel Rodriguez told us yesterday he wasn't going to take a public position on the much-debated-question in recent months of whether the principal at Patterson Elementary is any good or not. "It's not a board member position to handle administrative or personnel positions," he ... More >>
Planning on voting early in Houston? There are only two days left to do so and on November 5th you can ONLY vote in the precinct you are assigned to. When time is against you, waiting until the last minute to vote could be worse than trying to find this year's IT toy during a Black Friday sale. Wi ... More >>
Back in the rum-smuggling days, runners used to head for the narrowest, shallowest spit of land blocking the Gulf of Mexico from entering Galveston Bay. They're roll their barrels over the land, which became known as Rollover Pass. In 1955 the state dredged the site in order to improve fishing and ... More >>
A stroke, a brain tumor and the loss of his sense of taste haven't kept Chef David Guerrero out of the kitchen.
I grew up calling any sandwich on long French or Italian bread a sub, like any normal human being would. Or so I thought, until I realized my aunt called it a grinder...and my friend called it a hoagie. WTF. This is three people, from three states (New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania), callin ... More >>
As the Rockets head into summer league play with their ultra-young roster, a question has arisen among fans: what exactly are they going to do with eight power forwards? It's a valid question. They currently have eight guys who play the position -- some can split time at other spots, but more on tha ... More >>
In my season preview for the Houston Rockets, I cited the current portion of the season as the "make or break stretch" for the team -- a six-game road trip against a bunch of pretty-good-but-not-great teams followed by a six-game homestand against mostly good teams. And once the season started, and ... More >>
Terry Grier proposed some controversial changes to HISD last night.The Houston school district suggested sweeping changes to nearly every detail of its infrastructure last night in light of the budget crisis it faces, from cutting down the number of crossing guards that lead children to schoo ... More >>
With 7:10 left in last night's men's college basketball championship game, Duke senior guard Jon Scheyer hit two free throws to put the Duke Blue Devils up 56-51. I turned to the person next to me at the establishment where I was watching this instant classic unfold and said, "Well, go ahead and ... More >>
The Houston school district has announced that 120 schools will be open for students on Tuesday. Other schools will be added Thursday, officials said. Some other schools might need generators or portable buildings. No school was damaged so severely that massive repairs are needed, officials said. ... More >>
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Boozoo Chavis and the Magic Sounds, Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band, Verbena
Tracy Byrd, Jim Hall and Pat Metheny
State Comptroller John Sharp has suggested that HISD needs to fire more incompetent teachers. But as the case of Beverly Goodie shows, it's not that simple. Just how do you tell who's incompetent? And what happens when you try?
Hiram Butler and his neighbors are fighting to retain the funky charm of Magnolia Grove, and they're drawing their battle line in the ditch.
Austin's Sincola has hype behind it, and good attitude to burn