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  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    TMZ: Dwight Howard "Blows More Reds Than Communist Hooker"

    Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is a happy, free spirited guy to go with his tremendous talent on the court. He is also, apparently, a scofflaw, at least in Florida. According to a report by TMZ , Howard recently had his Florida license suspended for multiple traffic violations, mostly running ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2014

    Happy Labor Day! Houston Has More Workplace Fatalities Than Other Texas Cities

    Friday marked the end of the national Labor Rights Week, which takes place every year during the last week of August leading up to Labor Day. But Houston as a city isn't in the best position when it comes to worker safety. Labor Rights Week -- organized by the U.S. Department of Labor in conjunct ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Warning to Owners of Recalled GM Vehicles in Houston

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra has had a rough few days. She's been subject to intense grilling from House and Senate inquiries regarding GM's actions, or lack thereof, leading to the recall of 2.53 million vehicles with ignition switch problems. As USA Today reported, "thirteen deaths and 32 crashes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    Ted Cruz, Most Powerful Texas Republican in the Primaries , Even Though He Wasn't Running

    When Texas kicked off primary season on Tuesday, the most powerful guy involved wasn't on the ballot. Yep, we're talking about Sen. Ted Cruz. Since taking office two years ago, the freshman Tea Party senator has made a name for himself with Dr. Seuss-ian pseudo-filibusters and a habit of bucking ag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Valentine's Day Treats & More Italian Wine, Please

    The Pancake Princess: Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day with someone special, or you're just spending the evening by yourself, you can't go wrong by making a giant Red Velvet cake. Erika has a recipe for a single slice of Red Velvet layer cake, and it's vegan! Minus the Greek yogurt frostin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2014

    LBJ People Want Historic Air Force One, and Ohio Says No

    Even in the historic popularity contest, LBJ can't seem to win. Lyndon B. Johnson and John F. Kennedy got to the White House on the same ticket, but the two weren't exactly best buddies. It was a marriage of convenience, because they needed each other to deliver their respective sections of the cou ... More >>

  • News

    January 16, 2014

    Lane Closure Exposure

    New Jersey traffic retribution scandal tough for Houstonians to understand.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2014

    With Money Tight, the EPA is Dialing Down Actual Enforcing

    Once upon a time -- and we're talking like three years ago -- the Environmental Protection Agency was a force to be reckoned with. EPA regulators were throwing their weight around and pushing the issue on things like biofuels, air quality and the effect of fracking on water quality. They had the Whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    The Keystone Pipeline, Another Victim of the Shutdown

    It looks like the federal government will be back up and running soon, but the damage may already be done where the Keystone XL Pipeline is concerned. That's good news, bad news or that which doesn't much matter if you're against the pipeline, for it or politely indifferent, respectively. The Keyst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Woodlands Pharmacy Wants Lethal Injection Drugs Back

    It's one thing to be the people that make the drugs used in lethal injections, but it's a horse of a different color for other people to know about it. At least that's what Hair Balls gathers from the reaction of the head of the Woodlands Compounding Pharmacy after it was revealed that his company ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Out of Lethal Injection Drugs, Texas Turns to Houston to Make More

    Texas, the state with the most executions under its belt since reinstating the death penalty in 1976, is solving a shortage on execution drugs by having a Houston compounding pharmacy make the drugs required for lethal injection, according to the Associated Press. Texas and other death penalty stat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    The Supremes Want to Hear About Cross-State Air Pollution (Texas Still Doesn't)

    The Supreme Court is all finished with the rulings for this session, but the high court is already looking ahead to the next session, and they're about to take a look at air, as in air pollution. In July 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency finalized the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule, requir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    How Can Anyone Think MTV's 24-Hour Online "Music Festival" Is a Good Idea?

    In recent years, it seems like music festivals have begun to pop up left and right. While it was once something you had to travel for, it's now hard to live in a major city without encountering at least one local music festival each year And now, music festivals have become so cool that even MTV is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Update: Are Southern Baptists in Town to Break up with the Boy Scouts?

    Update: The Boy Scouts of America responded to our request for a comment with a written explanation on their stance on the issue from Deron Smith, public relations director for Boy Scouts of America: "We respect the deeply held religious beliefs of all of our members. We're finding that when peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Rats Needed to Keep the Keystone Pipeline Rolling

    The Keystone Pipeline people just can't seem to win. First there are the landowners and environmentalists down this way objecting to the pipeline hauling the sticky black tar sands through their property. Then the Native Americans are furious because they feel the federal government isn't negotiatin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Five Ways the Cell Phone Camera Has Changed the Way We Live

    When I was a kid, I used to follow my dad around with a Kodak Instamatic he got me from a drugstore. He was the pro in the family, shooting photos for magazines and for himself. Like most shutterbugs, he had an ample collection of lenses and camera bodies. When I turned 12, he bought me my first rea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2012

    Robin Gibb Of The Bee Gees Falls Into Coma

    Robin Gibb, one-third of fraternal British/Australian '70s disco-pop superstars the Bee Gees, fell into a coma Friday night in a private London hospital, according to wire services. Reuters reports that Gibb, 62, is surrounded by his family. He was hospitalized for pneumonia earlier this earlier t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2012

    Whitney Houston In Houston: A Brief Retrospective

    All morning, the world woke up to the shocking, but not altogether surprising, news that troubled pop/R&B superstar Whitney Houston died Saturday afternoon in Los Angeles. Houston, 48, was pronounced dead at around 3:55 p.m. at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, according to Reuters. No cause of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2011

    Alabama Illegal Immigration Law: Texas Tea Partiers Can Only Look On In Awe

    That truck is no doubt filled with dehydrated, oxygen-starved illegals​Sure, Rick Perry can swagger about a meaningless "sanctuary bill" to keep the brown hordes out of Texas, but if you want real action on illegal immigration, the place to go is Alabama. That state's governor, faced with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Japanese Nuke Disaster Might Stop Texas Expansion

    STNP, with a rainbow​Financial analysts are predicting that the series of nuclear accidents resulting from the Japanese earthquake will put an end to plans to expand the South Texas Nuclear Plant in Bay City, 90 miles southwest of town. The energy company NRG had ambitious plans to double STN ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 3, 2010

    Corporate Takeover

    The Yes Men take on companies using their own tools.

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2010

    The Buzz Is Building, Somehow, For Houston And Its Alleged Love Of Electric Cars

    ​Earlier this month city officials announced they'll be buying more electric cars and also providing (temporarily) free charging stations for such vehicles downtown.The photo op seems to be paying off -- there seems to be the beginning of a small groundswell in the national media citing Houston as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2010

    NASA Still Struggling With The Whole Pee-Drinking Thing (And Who Can Blame Them?)

    ​NASA, which is bound and determined to turn its astronaut corps into a bunch of watersports enthusiasts, has hit another roadblock.The hugely expensive ($250 million!) system on the space station that is supposed to magically make urine drinkable (or, we guess some fetishists might say, even more ... More >>

  • News

    August 6, 2009
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    July 28, 2009

    Allen Stanford Deserves A Better Jail Cell, Dammit

    ​Allen Stanford, the alleged Ponzi-schemer who led a billionaire's life allegedly on the alleged backs of allegedly bilked investors, doesn't like his jail cell.It's got no air-conditioning, it's dark, it's crowded. In other words, it's a lot like Houston in the weeks after Ike. But we're guessing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    The Pitch Forks Come Out Near The Galleria

    Photo by Blake WhitakerHolding a pro-union demonstration near Voss and San Felipe, a short distance from the epicenter of frou-frou that is the Galleria, seems likely to elicit a less-than-enthusiastic response from passersby. But economic trouble has turned things around a bit, and local activists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2009

    Rice Says A Person's Looks Influence Loan Decisions. Let's Assess

    Who says you can't judge a book by its cover? It appears that banks and other lenders know a trustworthy face when they see one - or at least that's what a study co-authored by Rice professor of real estate finance Jefferson Duarte indicates.Using loan information and photographs from the website Pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Political Change (Here And In DC) May Help Murder Victim's Mom

    Carrie Ruiz of Humble is praying that President Obama and his promised commitment to foreign diplomacy will help bring her daughter's killer to justice.Nine years ago, Ruiz's teenaged daughter, Felicia, was stabbed to death 26 times in an open field. Two of the three attackers are now behind bars, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    A Foggy Day In Houston Town

    Dickensian fog has settled over Houston this morning, making the morning commute a hassle.But that's not all the problems it's causing.There are delays at the airport -- up to 45 minutes and increasing at Bush (Hobby seems to be doing better).Not only that, but ships are stacking up outside the Port ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    One Definite Effect of Ike

    Even though the disaster declaration that's been invoked includes an anti-gouging provision, you can expect to get hit in the pocketbook even if Ike turns out to be a Rita in terms of its Houston effects. That's because the price of gas is going to see an Ike Spike. Gas prices have climbed dramati ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    August 7, 2008
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    July 28, 2008

    "Alien" Astronaut Edgar Mitchell Goes Mainstream

    We wrote last week about Apollo astronaut Edgar Mitchell's latest foray into X-Files territory. Mitchell, who for years has been an advocate of ESP and paranormal stuff, told a British radio program that NASA and the US government have long been covering up the fact that Earth has been visited by a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2007

    Sex Offenders on MySpace? No Way!

    Seven Texas sex offenders have been popped for using MySpace, according to Reuters: The seven, whose profiles on MySpace had already been removed under an internal program to weed out sex offenders prowling the News Corp.-owned site, were arrested for breaking parole or probation rules. The arrest ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 10, 2007

    Mexican-American Culture

    Special Houston-Seattle Edition

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    February 5, 2007
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    February 5, 2007
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    January 11, 2007

    Bikini Revolution

    UH student Mariyah Moten put on a two-piece and became (in)famous in Pakistan

  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    Loony Zunes

    Universal Music helps Microsoft set a crappy precedent

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2006

    It's a Blast at HISD

    Reuters What's a harmless grenade among friends? First it was clawin' and bitin' at police officers at Waltrip High. But hey, things move fast at H.I.S.D. More details regarding Tuesday's news about the eight-year-old kid who brought a grenade to Kate Bell Elementary. (Now that's an interestin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2006

    Oh, Slap!

    Fisticuffs? Let's hope they turn around and make up. First Press prom king Ray Hafner spotted it on KPRC. Then it started buzzing around the blogosphere: President Bush slapped Al Green. Whoa — could Dubya have decked the Reverend during a soulful rendition of "Let's Stay Together," perh ... More >>

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Last Rites

    Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Last Rites

    Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Age-Old Axiom

    The Axiom can't seem to shake its past

  • News

    January 20, 2000

    Where Angels Fear to Tread

    When Kilgore College staged a gay play, administrators learned there were limits to a liberal education in East Texas

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    January 13, 2000
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    December 30, 1999
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    August 5, 1999
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    May 20, 1999
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