Political Families

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    April 17, 2014

    #Lunchmovement: Texas Teen Wages War Against Michelle Obama's Diabolical Healthy School Lunch Program

    Ty Caskey, a student at Venus High School, about 30 miles south of Arlington, is one of many high schoolers around the country Tweeting their outrage over, um, "grotesque" school lunches. As head of his school's Turning Point USA chapter, the 19-year-old Caskey is urging his peers to tweet pics of ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Five Bits of JFK Assassination Paraphernalia You Won't See

    Right now the world is full of Kennedy nostalgia and tons of stuff you can see linked to the day President John F. Kennedy and company drove past the Texas Book Depository in downtown Dallas. The 50th anniversary is upon us, and while it might feel a wee bit on the morbid side to be so focused on th ... More >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    The Land of Tomatoes and Honey: A Tour of the White House Kitchen Garden

    Although it's not officially fall yet, plump orange pumpkins are resting on mounds of hay and dirt in and around two plots that -- along with dozens of others -- makes up the 1,100 square feet White House Kitchen Garden. It's a warm day in early September and the garden is sprawled out like a sunbat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2012

    DNC 2012: Who Had The Best Speech? Hint: Not The One Last Night

    Three completely different emotions and narratives of the United States unfolded in each of the keynote addresses this week at the Democratic National Convention by two presidents and one first lady. In a way, all the speeches were spectacular displays of poise, command of the issues, and sheer lika ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Healthcare for Homeless Head Meets Michelle Obama, Gets Big Surprise Check

    As founder and president of Healthcare for the Homeless -- Houston (HHH), Dr. David Buck is a busy man. So busy, in fact, he was taken aback when his office got a voice message from U.S. Representative Gene Green's wife Helen saying that she would like Dr. Buck to attend the Centennial First Lady's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Lance Berkman, Cavorting with the Obamas: He's a RINO!!!

    There's a new batch of official photos up on the White House Flickr page, and it includes this damning piece of evidence that Lance Berkman -- former Rice Owl, former Houston Astro, current proud church dude and proud Republican -- is pals with the Obamas. You know who else pals around with the Ob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    RIP Etta James: A Dynamic Voice And An R&B Legend

    ​Etta James, whose fiery voice helped influences generations of R&B singers, has died at the age of 73, after a long bout with leukemia. James, known best for her ballad "At Last", had been ill for sometime, and had went home to be with family just a few weeks ago around the holidays. Accord ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Jason Wu for Target Debuts on February 5

    If you feel fully recovered from the frenzy of the 2011 Missoni for Target event, your next combat shopping mission awaits. Designer Jason Wu, who designed first lady Michelle Obama's white Inaugural Ball dress, is launching his debut line for Target on February 5. The Wu launch is anticipated to be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    The 10 Worst Movies Ronald Reagan Watched at Camp David, and the Five Hippest

    During a panel discussion on C-SPAN recently, someone mentioned that the Ronald Reagan Library has a list online of every movie he and Nancy watched at Camp David or the White House. So we checked it out. They watched a lot of movies, including Reagan's old films. There are a lot of Hollywood class ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    LBJ Museum's Big Renovation About to Start

    The LBJ Museum will still resemble a bunker, even after renovations.​The LBJ Presidential Library & Museum in Austin is not one of the best of its kind -- it was built before the era when presidential libraries went big-time and devoted more resources to attracting and wowing tourists rather t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    The Bushes Hate Rick Perry: Now Everyone Knows

    Rick Perry and "George"​It really hasn't been a secret in Texas that the Bushes don't really like Rick Perry -- after all, George H.W. Bush came out for Kay Bailey Hutchison in the 2010 guv race -- but all of a sudde ntalk of it has bubbled up again. Kevin D. Williamson, a writer for the ultr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2011

    The Five Dark Secrets America's First Ladies Wanted Desperately to Keep Private

    Let me tell you what my astrologer said, Warren​The position of First Lady is often a thankless one. A surprising number of presidential wives, usually citing health, were all but recluses during their husband's administration, brooding out of sight like something out of Jane Eyre. Others hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Like the Obamas Wanted to Go to Your Stupid Royal Wedding Anyway

    The invite the Obamas -- and you -- didn't receive​Despite having cast off the shackles of the British monarchy over 230 years ago, our great nation has yet to free itself of the embarrassingly colonial obsession with all matters concerning the Royal Family. A cursory scan of Google News yest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    World Series: Comparing The Rangers/Astros Experience

    That didn't take long, did it?I won the World Series and all I got was this penis hat​If you didn't switch channels to get away from the Texans' ineptitude against the Colts, then you missed the Texas Rangers getting mercifully put out of their hitless misery in the World Series.The Rangers' showi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2010

    Aggies Shelter In Place With Gunman Report (UPDATED: All Clear)

    Texas A&M is in a lockdown mode after reports of a man carrying an AK-47 on campus.The school's "Code Maroon" warning page says no gunman has been found, but police are still searching.Reporters listening to the local police scanner say the shooter is described as a white male with olive or gree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Levi Johnston - The Future's So Bright...

    Let no man put asunder​Been a busy month for Levi Johnston. The 20-year old former hockey player and impregnator of Sarah Palin's eldest daughter not only saw his engagement to Bristol disintegrate over reports he wasn't so discriminating with his seed ("Levi is one of three possible fathers w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    Sarah Palin: Libs Hate Her Because She's Beautiful, Not Like That Michelle Obama

    The ugliness!! It BURNS!!!!​Texas Tech, that bastion of Americanism way out there in Lubbock, has done it again.This time they're not protesting a statue that allegedly features Commies and lesbians, nor are they linking tattoos to social deviance.This time, they're saying liberals hate Sarah Pali ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Al & Tipper: Five Political Marriages We Thought Would End Before Theirs

    "Just 10 more years of this and I'm free"​If you've been wondering why the internet is full of awful global-warming related puns today, it's because Al and Tipper Gore have announced that, after 40 or so years of marriage, things are just not going to work out.We're guessing there are some shoes a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    President and Barbara Bush Catch Chorus Line at the Hobby

    Theater-goers at the Hobby Center for last night's performance of A Chorus Line got an added bonus when right at 8 p.m. in walked President George Bush (the first) and his wife, Barbara, acoompanied by a small entourage.​Whispers swept through the crowd as audience members made sure of what they w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Michelle Obama on Iron Chef

    ​Michelle Obama appeared on Iron Chef America last Sunday to promote healthy eating. Ever since she planted that organic garden last year, she has become a spokesperson for eating your vegetables and therefore a lightning rod for controversy. The White House communications office reached out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    In Honor of Michelle Obama and "Shortsgate," the Best Ass Songs of All Time

    In a year when the biggest news stories aren't about war or the environment but a mentally unbalanced woman having a litter of children and the death of a creepy pop singer who hadn't put out a decent album in 25 years, it should come as no surprise that so many people would be up in arms ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    This Week In Beyonce: BET Awards, Remembering Jacko, Michelle Obama in Crowd and More

    Queen B: Rocks Off usually loves your style, but this just equals two words: Ask somebody. From one superstar to another: Beyonce pays tribute to Michael Jackson at her concert. "He taught me everything I know," she told the crowd at Philadelphia's Wachovia Center last week. Tyra vs. Beyonce: Who'd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    A Missing Gasp In Last Night's A Bronx Tale

    Michelle Obama, Chazz Palminteri, A Bronx Tale and the American Dream all collided yesterday during opening night of Palminteri's one-man show. A Bronx Tale, based in part on Palminteri's life, shows a kid named Calogero growing up in a tough New York City neighborhood during the 1960s. Pulled in on ... More >>

  • Music

    January 29, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    The Bush Twins' Real Letter to the Obama Girls

    Did you hear how the Bush twins, Jenna and Barbara, recently sent an open letter to the Obama girls, offering up advice for surviving life in The White House? Now, to be honest, I thought their original letter was a truly sweet and lovely gesture, and I actually think the Bush twins have turned o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Living In W's Hood

      Josh Harkinson used to write for us here at the Houston Press before he decided that living in San Francisco was somehow a lifestyle upgrade.Now he writes for Mother Jones, continuing his stellar career of raking muck.It turns out that Harkinson grew up just six blocks from where George ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    At Last: Beyonce Serenades President & Mrs. Obama

    Beyonce stepped back into her Cadillac Records character Etta James to sing "At Last," and sing the hell out of it, for President and Mrs. Obama's first dance at last night's HD Neighborhood Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. It's hard to imagine either a better singer or song for the occasion - sor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Standing Up For Jenna Bush's Dignity

    There's a new "reader representative" at the Houston Chronicle -- Jim Newkirk, who's been at the Chron and the old Post for many years. His predecessor (save for an interim), James Campbell, was not exactly known for sticking his neck out on matters. Newkirk, however, has weighed in on an importan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2008

    HISD Keeps Giving Money To Neil Bush

    In case you were wondering whether HISD's love affair with the Bushes would end with an Obama victory, you have your answer -- it won't. On the board agenda for Wednesday is an item to spend $350,000 more on Ignite!, the computer-learning company founded by Neil Bush through the kindness of various ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 15, 2008

    Kirbyjon Caldwell Loves Bush, Hates McCain

    Kirbyjon Caldwell, the Houston pastor who presided over Jenna Bush's wedding, has made it clear his love of Republicans doesn't extend to presumptive GOP nominee John McCain. Speaking to reporters yesterday, Caldwell let it rip, breaking out the hate just because McCain attended a biker rally in So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    The Trailer For Oliver Stone's Bush Movie Now Online

    Oliver Stone has been speedily rushing production of his new bio W., a look at the life and times of George W. Bush. The first trailer has hit the nets, and Houston is a star! Kind of. But the clips do include scenes of the infamous night when W drunkenly crashed a car onto the front lawn of Dadd ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    Cokie Roberts

    This award-winning NPR reporter knows all about the first first ladies

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2008

    Andrea White

    Mrs. Mayor reads from her new children’s book

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    They Must’ve Been Awash in Nostalgia

    According to the July issue of Harper’s, there was a 153 percent increase in Louisiana and Mississippi newborns named Katrina in the year after the hurricane. Maybe Barbara Bush was right after all… -- Keith Plocek

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    Momma Joke

    Tonight at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, it's former first lady Barbara Bush's turn to pick her favorite flick for the Movies Houstonians Love series. Her choice: Life Is Beautiful, Roberto Benigni's touching tale of a father's efforts to shield his son from the grim horrors of the Holocaust. ... More >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Macon Greyson

    Friday, July 15, at Dan Electro's, 1031 East 24th Street, 713-862-8707.

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Bash-Free Zone

    Is the Texas Book Festival protecting George W.?

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Art Show

    Dario Robleto, "Roses in the Hospital/Men Are the New Women"

  • Music

    July 4, 2002

    Yolanda Adams

    Saturday, July 6

  • Calendar

    June 13, 2002

    Write On

    Jim Maxfield's Tanglewood Pharmacy is home to the autographs of the rich and famous

  • News

    May 24, 2001

    How Dare You?

    The White House gets offended by a Chron question

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2000

    Watt Go Surfing Now

    The Beach Boys

  • News

    May 28, 1998
  • Calendar

    May 14, 1998
  • News

    March 2, 1995

    All About Elyse

    After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.

  • Music

    January 19, 1995
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