Check out this chart from a new study by the Pew Research Center's Hispanic Trends Project. What is this chart telling us? Well, it's telling us that unauthorized immigration is increasing after declining -- mostly likely due to the Great Recession -- from its high in 2007 (12.2 million) to 11.3 mi ... More >>
Senator Ted Cruz is apparently pissing off everyone in Washington. From political blog The Monkey Cage: The staffer, whom two GOP sources identified as working for Representative John Culberson of Texas, went on to decry Cruz for holding events in Culberson's district and telling his constituent ... More >>
On a typical Thursday night, the first round of trivia at Griff's usually passes without incident. A group named something along the lines of "That's Not Your Taint, That's Your Ass" might be in third place, while "Balls Deep" and "A Gentleman Always Pulls Out" perhaps are tied for second. But you ... More >>
Stories of life challenges and the determination to overcome them is something that will always attract attention and admiration when we select our role models. On Tuesday night inside Cullen Hall at The Wortham Center, a room full of admirers welcomed Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as she sh ... More >>
Need some downtime for the NCAA tourney? Try a vasectomy.Yes, you read that headline correctly -- yesterday was "Day One" of the NCAA Tournament. Not Tuesday! Despite what the NCAA propaganda machine will tell you, the greatest single two-week period of sports during the calendar year is not ... More >>
Austin MillerFat Tony at the 2010 Houston Press Music Awards showcaseFor the past three years, Fat Tony has reigned over his section of Houston's underground rap scene like goddamn Pol Pot (minus the dead Cambodians, duh; read a book, suckas). This, of course, is a curious situation, because ... More >>
Your fantastic plastic Christmas tree has been lovingly packed away and stored in its original cardboard box from 1972. The holiday cheer has turned into New Year's rue in the face of long lines to exchange that UFC: Best of UFC 2009 DVD and re-gift a copy of Julie & Julia to your mother. C ... More >>
Photo courtesy UHAll that it took for the Houston Cougars to recover from their last-minute loss to the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon was a phone call and a little trap. And recover the team did nicely, defeating The Citadel last night 81-58.The phone call in question was place ... More >>
Two of todays best thriller writers share the Murder by the Book stage
Avant, Mateo: Thu., Aug. 13. House of Blues. Babyface, Frankie Beverly & Maze: Sat., Nov. 7. Reliant Arena. Brad Paisley: Fri., Sept. 11. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Candlebox, Earshot: Mon., July 6. House of Blues. Celtic Thunder: Tue., Nov. 17. Verizon Wireless Theater. Datarock: T ... More >>
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