Despite the flood of people arriving here for the first time every day, Houston has never been a tourist town. Ask anybody: the skiing sucks, the mosquitos are packing heat and the traffic is stressful enough to put one off the very concept of travel for life. As an added bonus, the weather is too u ... More >>
Politics is an ugly business, but things went from ugly to violent this week when supporters of state Rep. Hubert Vo, Democrat, and those backing Republican opponent Al Hoang showed up at an early voting center in District 149 on Monday afternoon. Hoang's party took offense to a banner that Vo's su ... More >>
Connect the dots and you’ll find our city’s restaurant scene has been dominated by a few hardworking culinary pioneers and their descendants.
Plans to reroute Buffalo Bayou will rescue an unstable waterway. Or they will destroy one of the last natural stretches of riparian forest on the bayou. Consensus seems to have taken a hike.
The Colbert Report Get More: Colbert Report Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,Video Archive There are a lot of misconceptions when it comes to life in Houston. We're fat. It's hot. Our scenery is ugly. We all wear cowboy hats every day and have oil wells in our back yards. Well, we do all ... More >>
Six historical paintings at Houston's federal courthouse have raised some hackles with two federal judges, who believe the paintings dredge up offensive imagery of slavery. The paintings, depicting the Houston Ship Channel in the late 1870s, were completed between 1938 and 1941, and were displayed ... More >>
Now THAT is some serious flood water.When Tropical Storm Allison hit in 2001 and dropped almost three feet of rain on central Houston, there were all sorts of terms like the "100-year storm" or the "500-year storm" thrown around. These kinds of weather events do more than just destroy propert ... More >>
A Facebook page for the victims
If you missed last night's debate then you missed a good one. In fact, it was the best one to date. Check the live-blog coverage to catch up on the juicy details.Gene Locke's background and possible conflicts of interests were brought up midway through the debate via a question submitted by a viewer ... More >>
As we noted yesterday, most Houstonians have no idea who they want for their next mayor. A poll shows more than two-thirds don't favor any of the candidates, partly as a result of financially crimped campaigns that haven't been able to advertise much yet.Houstonians who were called for the poll a ... More >>
From McG's Terminator, that is. What a drag.
I just can't get enough of Houston's East End/Second Ward/Ship Channel area, so that is where the latest installment of the Sole of Houston took us. I don't think I can recreate the route with anything more than about 90 percent accuracy, but my best guess is that it looked something like this.David ... More >>
Photo by Beau BThis week's cover story (coming online later today) is about the drive to bring legal casino gambling to Galveston. With the Island's economy in shambles after the one-two punches of Hurricane Ike and the global financial meltdown, a vocal contingent of Galvestonians think the best wa ... More >>
From West U to deep space
Its true belivers trash Hair Balls
The Pearland school board — entertainment for years to come!
A reporter, a photographer and canoeist Tom Helm paddle from the Galleria to Galveston Bay by canoe and kayak, finding beauty, danger and urban debris in equal measure
Critics say Perry's turnpike plans will take a terrible toll on Texans
An MFAH show and a crop of new galleries are redefining what Latino art is supposed to look like
Here's how Metro wants to sell us on light rail
Critics wonder if massive TDCJ cuts will be a prelude to privatization
Zumm Escudier has put the Angelika Cafe back on track, but her path has been long and winding
Candidates clash in a castaway district, exes attack, and Bell wringers rumble for a final round with Brown. Voters, pick your fight.
Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court
Ex-congressman Stockman is labeled a co-conspirator in prescription fraud
Houston's latest image-boosting campaign gets a big hand from the Chron
In the '70s, Jim Harithas's radical chic collided with the CAM. Twenty-five years later, he's back, gunning his engines at the Art Car Museum.
After a career serving kingmakers, can Jim Edmonds really be his own leader?
Houston's first female hockey team gives new meaning to the term "body check"
When political egos and a basketball star vow to beautify a derelict building next door to Enron Field, what do you get after more than a year? Nothing.
Will past financial flops come back to haunt a front-runner?
Exercising rights in Seabrook can land you in court
Has the fight over port expansion turned a bay watchdog group into a rubber duck?
More for Les and the Rest. Brown finally figures out that spending equals power
The city of Houston is being carved into special taxing districts, promising windfalls for some, financial burdens for others
Government and civic boosters know the way to clean up the air in polluted southeast communities: add another chemical plant
Pasadena police wanted bad trucks off the road. Then big-rig politics wrecked their plans.
As Jew Don Boney has moved upward in public life, have his values changed to meet his needs rather than those of his constituents?
Roland Garcia has the political backing to be the U.S. Attorney for South Texas. He also has a brother imprisoned for murder and drug trafficking -- a fact he somehow forgot to tell his congressional sponsors. That may not be enough to disqualify him, but
In 1966, Cleveland "Big Cat" Williams fought Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight championship. In 1996, he fights just to get by.
Privatization of Houston's municipal golf courses has been a bad deal for everybody but the operators. But golfers and taxpayers had best look out: the city's on the verge of giving away two more of it courses.
Can Buffalo Bayou beshaped into an economic redevelopment tool?
The city's sports tycoons maneuver for inside position, and the questions mount: Who needs it? Why? At what cost?