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Port of Houston

  • Dining

    February 27, 2014

    Meet the First Families of Houston Food

    Connect the dots and you’ll find our city’s restaurant scene has been dominated by a few hardworking culinary pioneers and their descendants.

  • News

    January 9, 2014

    Fighting for Control: Can Buffalo Bayou Survive the Latest Plan to Save It?

    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.

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2012

    Six Houston Myths Mayor Parker Dispelled on the Colbert Report

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    Some Judges Want Paintings of "Shirtless Black Men Hauling...Bales of Cotton" Removed from Courthouse

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Five Reasons Another Tropical Storm Allison Won't Happen in Your Lifetime

    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 >>

  • News

    August 12, 2010

    Passionate Prius Drivers

    A Facebook page for the victims

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    Gene Locke The Lobbyist

    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 >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    What Was And Wasn't In The Candidate Biographies Of that Latest Mayor's-Race Poll

    ‚ÄčAs 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 >>

  • Film

    May 21, 2009

    Save Yourself!

    From McG's Terminator, that is. What a drag.

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Sole Of Houston: East Side Story -- Trains, Tequila, Dogs & Grief

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    How To Save Galveston, Part One

    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 >>

  • News

    February 5, 2009

    Star Trek for the Ages

    From West U to deep space

  • News

    July 31, 2008
  • News

    November 1, 2007

    Pearland ISD, the Inspector of Hides and Animals, and Joel Osteen's New Book

    The Pearland school board — entertainment for years to come!

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007
  • News

    July 20, 2006

    Dark Water

    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

  • News

    July 6, 2006
  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Double-Wide Divide

    Critics say Perry's turnpike plans will take a terrible toll on Texans

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    No Virgins, No Velvet

    An MFAH show and a crop of new galleries are redefining what Latino art is supposed to look like

  • News

    September 11, 2003

    Trainspotting

    Here's how Metro wants to sell us on light rail

  • News

    July 17, 2003
  • News

    July 17, 2003

    Prison Break?

    Critics wonder if massive TDCJ cuts will be a prelude to privatization

  • Dining

    August 1, 2002

    The Chef Who Almost Wasn't

    Zumm Escudier has put the Angelika Cafe back on track, but her path has been long and winding

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Smackdown at City Hall

    Candidates clash in a castaway district, exes attack, and Bell wringers rumble for a final round with Brown. Voters, pick your fight.

  • News

    August 30, 2001

    Cracking the Club

    Latinos find little sympathy from Commissioners Court

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Curiouser and Curiouser

    Ex-congressman Stockman is labeled a co-conspirator in prescription fraud

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    We Are Terrific!

    Houston's latest image-boosting campaign gets a big hand from the Chron

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Revolution in Chrome

    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.

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    From PACman to Port Chairman

    After a career serving kingmakers, can Jim Edmonds really be his own leader?

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Hell Just Froze Over

    Houston's first female hockey team gives new meaning to the term "body check"

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Dream Taker

    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.

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Business Bewareing?

    Will past financial flops come back to haunt a front-runner?

  • News

    December 2, 1999

    Gag Me with a Suit!

    Exercising rights in Seabrook can land you in court

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    Adrift

    Has the fight over port expansion turned a bay watchdog group into a rubber duck?

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    The Insider

    More for Les and the Rest. Brown finally figures out that spending equals power

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Landrush

    The city of Houston is being carved into special taxing districts, promising windfalls for some, financial burdens for others

  • News

    February 18, 1999

    Blowing Smoke

    Government and civic boosters know the way to clean up the air in polluted southeast communities: add another chemical plant

  • News

    December 3, 1998

    Semi-Safe

    Pasadena police wanted bad trucks off the road. Then big-rig politics wrecked their plans.

  • Calendar

    June 11, 1998
  • News

    March 26, 1998

    Situational Ethics

    As Jew Don Boney has moved upward in public life, have his values changed to meet his needs rather than those of his constituents?

  • News

    December 18, 1997

    A Family Affair

    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

  • News

    February 13, 1997
  • News

    May 30, 1996

    On the Ropes

    In 1966, Cleveland "Big Cat" Williams fought Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight championship. In 1996, he fights just to get by.

  • News

    January 11, 1996

    Fore!

    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.

  • News

    May 25, 1995

    A Heritage Corridor

    Can Buffalo Bayou beshaped into an economic redevelopment tool?

  • News

    January 27, 1994

    Wanna Buy a RoboDome?

    The city's sports tycoons maneuver for inside position, and the questions mount: Who needs it? Why? At what cost?

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