• Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Old-School Conjunto Scene Thriving In Jacinto City

    On a pleasantly sunny Sunday afternoon, just a few feet removed from a set of railroad tracks, the sounds of a hyperactive accordion can be heard dancing within a small, simple building. The room is packed with family and friends rejoicing in their mutual love for conjunto music, that traditional an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Morrissey Once Again Postpones Jefferson Theatre Gig

    On Friday night, Morrissey fans learned that the former Smiths front man and bard of the morose had yet again postponed his gig at Beaumont's Jefferson Theatre. This show had been highly anticipated, for the relatively out of the way venue and the fact that the man hasn't played in this region sin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Road Trip? Morrissey Coming To Beaumont, Not Houston, In December

    Later this year Texas will once again be graced by the presence of former Smiths frontman and cult icon Morrissey, who is embarking on a shortish U.S. tour. The frequently controversial crooner and vegetarian hero is hitting all the major cities in the Lone Star State, like Pharr...and Wichita Fal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Morris "Big Boy" Jones: Luck Runs Out for (Alleged) Westside Fence

    According to court records, police already had Morris "Big Boy" Jones over a barrel when they rolled up outside his Katy home. A criminal complaint shows they had already seized more than $30,000 worth of stolen Palais Royal threads from his storefront way out Clay Road. And when police went to visi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    First "Coke Strapped to the Thighs" Bust of the Year!!

    Thighs have many uses​Cigars wrapped on the thighs of Cuban virgins are the stuff of legend, but cocaine warmed by the nervous sweat of female Hispanic smugglers is oh so real. But at least one load of it is not making its way to your neighborhood. The Customs and Border Protection agency ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Big Brother Is Watching You Buy Cellophane

    ​Police in the Rio Grande Valley have a new tactic in the war against pot smugglers: staking out office supply stores. In three cases since last November, suspects have been followed after making large purchases of cellophane. Here's more on the most recent case, from U. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    DeBakey High Racks Up Another Honor

    ​Honors are nothing unusual for the Houston school district's DeBakey High School. And frankly, after you've been named Best High School after an extensive study by the Houston Press, everything else is a bit of an anti-climax.But we guess the folks there will still accept the latest good news, fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    Exotic Texas Gulf Coast Crime Round-Up: Zip-Tied Kids, Flipping Out In Victoria, And Santa Punishes A Pedophile

    Photo courtesy of Cameron County Sheriff's Office Juan Luis Sanchez​A few awful items and weird crime tidbits from the Texas Gulf Coast... A Brownsville jury convicted 27-year-old Juan Luis Sanchez on ten counts of possession of child pornography. Sanchez's predilection was discovered not ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 15, 2009

    Big House on the Hill

    Casa Grande, the Tex-Mex restaurant on a cliff above I-45 is a truly offbeat spot to eat nachos and dance salsa.

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2008

    Squeeze Play: Texas Valley Lemons

    I always buy a sack of Valley lemons along with my red grapefruit on the way home from the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the citrus season. The not very tart lemons are wonderful to cook with. But I was never quite clear on the botanical details. "Valley lemons are a cross between a lemon and an or ... More >>

  • News

    May 31, 2007

    Border Fence May Destroy Wildlife Habitat

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife services spent $80 million to reclaim wildlife habitat in South Texas. Now Homeland Security is ready to wipe that out.

  • News

    May 11, 2006

    In the Pink

    Surgeons are sculpting labia, reconnecting hymens and inventing a new standard of beauty in female genitalia

  • News

    August 18, 2005

    At the Ready

    The Minutemen have come to Texas

  • Dining

    October 16, 2003

    Cancún Cuisine

    Take a little trip to Cascadas Cantina y Restaurante

  • Dining

    September 28, 2000

    Mama's Got a Brand-new Bag

    Mama Ninfa brings home fajitas

  • News

    May 22, 1997

    Brothers of the Road

    'The I-69 "NAFTA Highway" is supposed to create thousands of jobs. Thanks to your tax dollars, it's already provided a very good one for the underemployed brother of Tom DeLay.

  • News

    August 22, 1996