Most of the year we use this blog to tell you about all the great food there is in Houston. We tell you what gifts to buy for the food-lovers on your list, where to eat a nice meal out and which hot restaurants are opening. But this time of year, we want to remind you that for many, these words ar ... More >>
You Have 51 animals in your home, claim to run a no-kill shelter and you write notes to your dead veterinarian? Sounds fine.
If you've been sitting around your pad, thinking to yourself, "Gee, I really should adopt a cat, but I should probably wait until the shelter is freaking overloaded with like a gazillion of 'em," then you're in luck! Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care took in 82 cats Tuesday -- 29 of wh ... More >>
People dropping dogs off at the refuge trusted they were sending them to the best place possible. Not exactly.
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A series of gruesome cat killings in several Inner Loop neighborhoods has gotten the attention of Crimestoppers. The killings, which date back to 2009, have occurred in the River Oaks, Montrose, and the Heights, and the area around Jaycees Park in Lazybrook / Timbergrove is a particular hotspot. ... More >>
Photo by HPDJames Rogers shot Mom, petsA 26-year-old man has been arrested for killing his mother, Houston police say. Reyna Rogers, 50, was shot several times in her westside townhome in the 3000 block of Las Palmas about 9 p.m. last night, HPD says. Her son, James Allen Rogers, was arrest ... More >>
FacebookEric Dowlen: A boy and his pit.Nassau Bay cops say a man assaulted two neighbors with a deadly weapon -- namely, his pit bull terrier. According to a criminal complaint and published reports, 33-year-old Eric James Dowlen sicced the pit on a 21-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy with ... More >>
All three of these DVDs were released in early December. They didn't make our cut then, but we thought we'd take one more look at them. The Found Footage Festival: Volume 1 (2004) and The Found Footage Festival: Volume 2 (2005) star Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher; Pickett and Prueher direct. The S ... More >>
Being something of a professional Thanksgiving guest -- we live too far away to host any family get-togethers, and frequently travel during the holidays -- I have seen some heinous holiday behavior over the years. You would think being a good guest, especially as an adult, would be second nature, ... More >>
No one likes rabid Tyra.You know what blows? Rabies. You know what doesn't blow? The new Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care Wellness Center's prices: You can make sure your furry friend is rabies-free for just $20. Coinciding with World Rabies Day (which we at first mistakenly thought was ... More >>
Sad kitten is sadA veterinarian who left the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care after he was caught dispensing controlled substances without proper registration is now accused of botching routine surgeries on four kittens last week at his new job at a low-cost clinic. Marie Melancon told H ... More >>
BARCBurned, scarred and looking for a homeBARC has put out another warning that conditions are getting crowded and anyone coming in to adopt a pet would be really, really welcomed. They've also got a special one they're trying to give away, the dog pictured above, a black chow and German shep ... More >>
News that a new tapas bar is opening in Midtown led to the brief discussion on Twitter this week about pronunciation issues concerning holiday islands in the Mediterranean, and Houstonians' propensity to open restaurants named after them. Majorca Island Bistro and Tapas, that new tapas resta ... More >>
Do it doggie style
Show off your schnauzer and raise money for a good cause at the same time
Taking BARC to task
When the feds and local law-enforcement agencies busted a big dog-fighting ring a while back, there was much talk of the more than 100 dogs that had been "rescued." If by "rescued" you meant "Sent to Doggie Death Row," then they were indeed rescued. A commenter to our item on the arrests said ... More >>
John B. Levine plays to your brainwaves
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Family pets and beloved tykes take to the streets of Galveston
The Houston Rocket Power Dancers
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Houston versus Dallas: We're family-run; they're chained up.
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