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Paul Knight

  • News

    February 10, 2011

    Great Minds

    Our MasterMind winners speak up.

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    December 30, 2010

    No-Good Goods

    Readers on American Grocers

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    December 30, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Marquis II

    Photo by Paul Knight​The Place: Marquis II2631 Bissonnet St. 713-522-2090The Deals: Most drinks are $1 cheaper than normal. Cans of Pearl Light and PBR are $2.50. Also nightly drink specials. The Hours: Monday through Friday 5-9 p.m.The Scene: A man to our left at the bar at Marquis II, the popula ... More >>

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    December 24, 2010

    Openings & Closings

    Photo by Robb Walsh​First things first. It doesn't seem like any kind of loving and righteous God would do this to us, but Cheese Berry Asian Pizza (9888 Bellaire) has closed. What kind of world is this?! While there are still a few other fusion pizza places around town, where else are we goin ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Khon's

    Photo by Paul Knight​The Place: Khon's2808 Milam St. 713-523-7775www.khonsbar.comThe Hours: Seven days a week, 4-7 p.m.The Deals: All drinks are $1 cheaper than normal. Except Lone Stars, which are always $2. The Scene: Our trip to Khon's actually started about a week earlier, when someone at Spec ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010
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    September 30, 2010

    Goodbye, David Thompson

    Mystery fans mourn the passing of a Houston bookseller

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    September 14, 2010

    The Volcano Roll at Blue Fish House

    Justine Schmider​Paul Knight's recent post on the happy hour at Blue Fish House led me to venture there instead of Miyako recently when I was longing for cheap "American" sushi. By "American" sushi, I am specifically referring to sushi and maki rolls and nigiri, etc., etc., that are inflected ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Hamburger Heaven at Hefley's

    Poor picture quality aside, this was a fine burger specimen.​I confess to not having very high expectations when Hefley's (138 West Gray), opened recently in the old Luling BBQ location in Midtown. Perhaps it was due to the former tenant's proclivity for really poor Texas food, perhaps it was ... More >>

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    September 2, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Hefley's

    Photos by Paul Knight​The Place: Hefley's 138 West Gray St. 713-527-8100The Hours: Monday through Friday 4-7 p.m. All day Wednesday. The Deals: Domestic beers are $2.50 and imports are a dollar more. There are also nightly drink and food specials, like 25 cent wings on Wednesday. Happy hour is all ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen

    Photo by Paul Knight​The Place: Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen1962 West Gray St. 713-528-3474www.tonymandolas.comThe Hours: Monday through Friday 2-6 p.m.The Deals: Domestic bottles are $2, pints of Bud Light are $2.75, and pints of Ziegenbock are $3. House wines are $3.75 and select wines are ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Aggies Recruit Teh Gheys

    College Station, the San Francisco of Texas

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    April 22, 2010

    High Flying

    Readers respond to our feature on the championship Yates basketball team.

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    February 25, 2010

    Teen Porn Troubles

    Plus: Readers reaction to Wild on Washington.

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    February 18, 2010

    You Heard It Here First

    The Press reported on the Prius long ago.

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    February 18, 2010

    Happy Hour Scene: Mardi Gras Grill

    Photos by Paul Knight​The wheelchair ramp leading to the front door of Mardi Gras Grill was packed with people, waiting to get in the small bar and restaurant on Tuesday evening.The bar was so packed that the options were to wait for a table with the people outside on the ramp, elbow through ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Hi there, Minsa! Take your seat next to Sun Maid raisins and Land-O-Lakes butter in the "Totally Bangable Food Mascots" section.​ Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we're waiting until there's a public health care option to organize our Inappropriately Fried Fo ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    SQUIRT! Haha, caughtcha nappin'!​ Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where today we're contemplating the design of the turtle, and thinking perhaps creatures known for making good soup shouldn't be walking around with their own bowl strapped to their backs. We're als ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Houston's Craziest Headline?

    Does a headline that draws attention to a story always have to be politically correct?

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    January 14, 2010

    A&M Assault Case and Abortion Super Center?

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

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    January 8, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    God, there could be anything in there. You first. No, please, we insist. Let us know if it's filled with spiders, because that means we're having that stupid nightmare again.​ Welcome back to the weekly round-up here at Eating Our Words, where we've built a little fort out of our vast stockpil ... More >>

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    December 23, 2009

    Christmas At The Bus Station Ain't Exactly Like IAH Or Hobby

    Photos by Paul Knight​The cab drivers were restless, sitting in their cars and vans along the street next to the Greyhound Bus Station near downtown. "This is the slowest Christmas I've ever seen," Joseph Keener, a cab driver, told Hair Balls. "We're sitting out here talking about stuff that happe ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Happy Hour Scene: Ruby Tequila's

    Photos by Paul Knight​The large group of drunk people on the patio at Ruby Tequila's somehow managed to open the garage door that separates the bar from the outdoor area, and when they threw it open, letting in a cold blast of air, another large group of drunk people inside yelled in unison, ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Happy Hour Scene: Leons Lounge

    Photos by Paul Knight​The road in front of Leon's Lounge is torn up -- really bad torn up -- and there were only a couple cars parked behind orange safety cones when we walked up, so we thought, 'This is going to be one lame happy hour.' We walked in and, besides the bartender, there were t ... More >>

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    November 16, 2009

    Friday Night Lights, Houston Style: Another Hurricane Beating For Galveston

    Photos by Paul Knight​After the high school football playoff schedule was released last week, Hair Balls was ready to jump on the Galveston Ball High bandwagon and follow the team on what we hoped would be a miracle playoff run. Ball had already exceeded expectations by making the playoffs, c ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Friday Night Lights, Houston Style: The Difference Between High School Football In Texas And Pennsylvania

    Photos by Paul Knight​Hair Balls traveled to a high school football game this weekend with a native Pennsylvanian to see how high school football in that state matches up against high school football in Texas. We went to Rosenberg to watch a Saturday night match up between the B.F. Terry Ran ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Smallpox vaccination scars are sexy as hell.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup at Eating Our Words, where we never roll less than three sous-chefs deep, y'all. Paul Knight started off the week by attending the Grand Opening of Lucky Strike Lanes and sampling their grub. We'll spare you the in ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Hopia baboy is a lard-based Filipino pastry, not the name of the new Sigur Ros album.​Welcome back to Eating Our Words' weekly round-up, where we separate the wheat from the chaff and then have Robb Walsh make us a bitchin' spiced blackberry chaffshake. We started off the week with some gou ... More >>

  • News

    July 16, 2009

    The Life of Brian

    Readers rejoice over the acquittal of an innocent man

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    June 15, 2009

    $7 at Hank's Ice Cream

    Where: Hank's Ice Cream, 9291 South Main, 713-665-5103 What $7 will get you: We tried to utilize the full expense allotment. We failed. The banana split comes in at $5.50, which includes tax and three toppings. We went for more toppings, but the girl behind the counter refused to charge for them. W ... More >>

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    May 22, 2009

    This Week In Deliciousness

    Photo by Jay FrancisJapanese peppers: God's own napalmWelcome back to our weekly food blog round-up. This has been an unusually delicious week for all of you, because, like the universe, it begins and ends with me. Yes, Monday kicked off with my in-depth investigation into the roll-slowing prowess o ... More >>

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    May 13, 2009

    Local Self-Described Rap Supergroup Admires... Nickelback?

    Photo by Paul Knight Young Problemz, a self-described "supergroup" of local rap talent, joined Mike Jones Monday evening at the Arena Theatre, and the group's "Boi" was one of the high points, if not the high point of the night. The five Houston-bred performers - Chyco, Just-O, JM, J Yung and Star S ... More >>

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    May 11, 2009

    The Miniature Horse Show: Because You Need To Know

    Photos by Paul KnightThe Greater Houston Miniature Horse Club was out in Katy this weekend hosting a horse show, and Hair Balls paid a visit to find out what the animal is all about.Miniature horses look eerily similar to real horses -- exactly almost -- but smaller. The mini-horse club advertised h ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009
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    January 15, 2009

    The Express Elevator To Lawsuit Hell

    In little more than a month, three people have been injured at the same downtown building in elevators falling from the same cursed floor.A story in today's Chronicle has the details: a man and woman were hurt on Monday when their elevator dropped two floors; on December 9, a woman was injured when ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008

    "Nicest Guy" Gets Break

    Still on death row, though

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Countdown To Championship Saturday: Calm In Katy

    Hair Balls learned there would be a little hoopla in Katy last night, as the team and town geared up for Saturday's state championship game, so we went there expecting to see bonfires lining the streets with the band, drill team and cheerleaders marching down Stadium Lane. We were wrong, and accordi ... More >>

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    November 25, 2008

    Metro May Be Facing A Cash Crunch Soon

    There's been some noise recently about banks demanding $14 million from METRO to cover loans insured by AIG, causing agency officials to travel to Washington and hold out the hat.Maybe METRO planned for the $14 million problem months ago - that's the amount of additional revenue expected from Octobe ... More >>

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    November 3, 2008

    Houston, As Seen From The Middle East

    Seven professors from seven Middle Eastern countries arrived in Houston on Friday to finish their tour of the United States. Previously the group had traveled to Washington, D.C. and San Francisco and is in town this week to study, among other things, Houston's large Hispanic population. The group ... More >>

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    October 17, 2008

    No Death Penalties This Year For The Death-Penalty Capital Of America (That's Us)

    Harris County is known as a pipeline for Death Row, but that changed this year. The county hasn't had a death penalty conviction in 2008, the first time that's happened since 1977, the year capital punishment was reinstated and Chuck Rosenthal was hired as an assistant district attorney. The depa ... More >>

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    October 17, 2008

    Border Patrol Amps It Up This Weekend

    At midnight on Saturday, the U.S. Border Patrol launches "Operation River Freedom Denial," a response to several clashes between agents and drug smugglers this week along the border. The operation will move more agents to the Brownsville and McAllen areas, to assist sheriffs' departments and local ... More >>

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    October 13, 2008

    "World Day Against The Death Penalty" Passes Quietly In Houston

    On the World Day Against the Death Penalty, here in the state-sanctioned-execution capital of the nation, you might expect an elaborate protest or demonstration, like in Japan or India where protesters wore black execution hoods with nooses around their necks and shirts that said “Save Me." There ... More >>

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    September 19, 2008

    Let The Bidding For Galveston's HS Football Stars Begin!!

    High school football could be the last thing on anyone’s mind in Galveston, but Ball High School football coach Ron Holmes has already said that he’ll help his players find a transfer if the season is canceled. Two or three missed games – much less a missed season – could be the difference i ... More >>

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    August 29, 2008

    UH To Students: Your Classmates Are Not Drunk

    The University of Houston has joined four other colleges in the nation that are getting paid to keep students from drinking too much. For its alcohol-prevention program, the university gets $124,000 of federal money from the always-fun Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools. The money is a reward fo ... More >>

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    August 27, 2008

    Free Housing For Mentally Ill Inmates Proposed

    One idea talked about during a mental illness forum was building free housing for mentally ill inmates released from Harris County Jail. David Mincberg, who is running against Ed Emmett for County Judge, believes such housing can be built in the city, publicly funded with federal money, and staffed ... More >>

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    August 22, 2008

    The Jail's Mental-Health Issues To Get An Airing

    Several candidates in upcoming Harris County political races are meeting for a forum on Tuesday to talk about mental illness and the Harris County Jail. If you don't think the jail can be rough for a mentally ill inmate, check out "Gone to Hell," this week's Houston Press cover story. Harris Coun ... More >>

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    August 15, 2008

    FLDS Son Cuts Deal With Prosecutors

    A teenage son of Warren Jeffs, the leader of the FLDS church, has reached an agreement with authorities to avoid any punishment relating to his arrest during the April raid of the church's YZF Ranch. Levi Jeffs, 19, was arrested after state troopers stopped the car he was driving through the churc ... More >>

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    July 8, 2008

    This Just In: Not All Serial Killers Are Sex-Depraved Evil Geniuses

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a new report concerning the myth of the serial killer, titled "Serial Murder: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives for Investigators." The report highlights a couple Houston-area killers to disprove some myths. One is Coral Eugene Watts, who was arrested ... More >>

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    June 12, 2008

    Machinist and Truck Drivers

    The College Question

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    October 12, 2007

    Harris County Leads the Nation in Polluting Facilities. So We’ve Got That Going for Us.

    A report released earlier this week lists Harris County as one of the top ten water polluters in the nation. It also reveals a dirty secret about our beloved city. The report – Troubled Waters – comes out just before the 35th anniversary of the federal Clean Water Act, which aimed to make all ... More >>

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