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Rich Connelly

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Time to Sign Up for Houston Marathons...and Relive the Grossest Marathon Photos EVER!

    "I had a friend who went to jail for something he didn't do...he didn't run fast enough." -- Damon Wayans There's nothing quite like the feeling of crossing the finish line after miles and miles of running. The satisfaction, the joy, the sheer exhaustion is an incredible moment for a runner. All th ... More >>

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    February 11, 2013

    Your Ultimate Mardi Gras Guide: Get Fat on Fat Tuesday

    First, get geared up with photos from the Mardi Gras celebration in Kemah... ...and the one in Galveston.

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    December 27, 2012

    Texas Crimes of the Year, 2012

    As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.

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    November 29, 2012

    An Ongoing Issue: Bartender in The Woodlands Arrested After Allegations of Over-Serving

    The Houston Chronicle reported this morning that a bartender at the popular Baker Street Pub location at The Woodlands Waterway has been arrested for allegedly over-serving a patron. Chelsea Marie Willburn, 24, was arrested early Sunday morning after a patron whom she'd served at Baker Street was fo ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Roman Delight, Droubi's and a Troubled Taqueria on the North Side

    We had an Italian professor who told our class that in Italy, if you eat at a restaurant and get sick, you don't sue or make a fuss. It's just part of the deal. Also, Italian barristas don't clean coffee machines between each use, because that's pointless. For some reason we remembered that lesson a ... More >>

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    February 17, 2012

    Nacogdoches Man Creates the Most Expensive Starbucks Drink Ever

    As if the coffee chain wasn't overpriced enough as it is, one East Texas man decided to beat Starbucks at its own game. The result: the most expensive Starbucks drink ever at $23.60 for the cup. It ended up being completely undrinkable, as one might imagine. Not only for the flavor -- which Logan W ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    Health Department Roundup

    For your holiday pleasure: An artist's rendition of Houston Press blog editor Rich Connelly, in ornament form​In the spirit of the season, we're going to throw in more clean inspections than usual. In hard news, if it bleeds, it leads; and for the Health Department Roundup, if there's slime, i ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 22, 2011

    The Real World

    With expectations sky-high, El Real Tex-Mex Cafe struggles for glory.

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    September 20, 2011

    An Economics Lesson at Boheme

    Inside Boheme​"What you're thinking is that we have an inelastic product here. But what we have here is an elastic product." - Economist Russell Bell In general, products that create dependence - cigarettes, hard drugs, exotic Asian quasi-opiates ordered legally on the internet, somehow - are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Game of Thrones - Eight Ways the TV Series Differs from the Book

    ​HBO's epic series based on George R.R. Martin's first novel in the Song of Ice and Fire series concludes next month. I've been doing my best to sum up the adventures of the Starks, Lannisters and Targaryens each week in such a way that newcomers to the story wouldn't be overwhelmed by the she ... More >>

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    May 23, 2011

    Ray Lewis Predicts Crime-ageddon If There's No NFL

    This is what society looks like without the NFL.​"Do this research if we don't have a season -- watch how much evil, which we call crime, watch how much crime picks up, if you take away our game." -- Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio Well, that's a new one. I've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Five Step Plan To Being A Terrible Little League Parent (w/ VIDEO)

    Let me preface this post by saying that I love my kids, all three of them. They are named James, Judy Anne, and Sammy and they are ages 12, 12, and 11. They have all played sports since virtually the time they could walk and attending their sporting events -- whether it's soccer, football, baseb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Game Time: Mike Leach, Texans and Grounded Clubs -- Weekend Thoughts

    The Whalers can take it out of you​I'm two hours removed from a 5:00 a.m. flight this morning from Boston to Houston, so if this post is even remotely coherent we all have Rich Connelly and his ninja proofreading skills to thank. Because when you go up to Hartford for Whaler Fest 2010, there's no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Game Time: Jose Lima, One More Inning Of "Lima Time"

    Photo via DeadspinJose Lima, an eye for talent​When I hit "Save" yesterday morning on my post paying tribute to the late Jose Lima, I figured that would be the end. It was, coincidentally, about the same time we were finishing up what evolved into a tribute, a Jose Lima Memorial show on 1560 The ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010

    The Pope Problem

    Readers respond to "The Man Who Sued the Pope."

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    March 24, 2010

    The Rev. Billy Gibbons Scats About Old Buff Stadium And The Astros... We Think

    Kevin Scanlon​It's a gray day in Houston today (no pun intended), and just this past weekend, only a promotional hoodie a friend fortuitously found at our Village Voice Media party - we have no idea who or what a "Mojofilter" is; we're just glad they didn't make keychains this year - kept us from ... More >>

  • News

    December 17, 2009

    Credit, Perry and Shundrekia's Story

    Houston Press readers weigh in

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    November 5, 2009
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    October 15, 2009

    Death of a Dancer

    And more reader responses from the past week

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Adieu To (Part Of) The Savoy

    Hearts started racing with the announcement that downtown's vacant Savoy Hotel had to be demolished immediately because it was a danger. Hearts especially raced across the street at the Houston House apartments, where residents pondered being a neighbor to the implosion of an asbestos-filled buildin ... More >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009

    We Call Bull

    Readers fight back after our Texans season opener feature.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Chron Guts Sports Department

    Photo by Lori Greig On Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle laid off a whole bunch of writers and reporters, including Michael Murphy, MK Bower, and Terrance Harris, the beat writers for the University of Houston, Rice, and TSU. On Wednesday, while they were laying off people over on the advertising and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2009

    Chron Guts Sports Department

    On Tuesday, the Houston Chronicle laid off a whole bunch of writers and reporters, including Michael Murphy, MK Bower, and Terrance Harris, the beat writers for the University of Houston, Rice, and TSU. On Wednesday, while they were laying off people over on the advertising and sales side of the pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Blog on Blog: Off the Kuff's Charles Kuffner

    Hair Balls introduces a new regular feature: Blog on Blog. Each week we'll interview other area e-writers and explore what they're writing about, why they write about it and why you should read what they write about. Starting things off is Off the Kuff's Charles Kuffner, who we gave Best Blog in ou ... More >>

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    December 11, 2008
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    September 18, 2008
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    September 11, 2008
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    February 14, 2008
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    December 6, 2007
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    October 25, 2007

    Pop Quiz

    A New York Times reporter interviewed a Houston Press reporter for a story that appeared in the NYT yesterday. Which Press reporter was it? a) Craig Malisow, foreskin expert b) Chris Vogel, dancing-naked-men expert c) Rich Connelly, ferret expert d) Robb Walsh, Tex-Mex-cuisine expert If you g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    Our Sister City

    Back in May, Rich Connelly had this to say about a BayouSphere photo of one of those great big concrete ball-thingies in the Galleria area: Daniel Kramer “Things you never want to hear a supervisor say: ‘Hey, you -- go grab a broom and clean those balls.’ It obviously takes a big broom t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007
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    May 24, 2007

    Mail Call

    Supernaw's Story

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    April 12, 2007

    Mail Call

    On the Cover

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    February 22, 2007

    More Fodder for the Conspiracy Theories

    TMZ reports that John "Texas" O'Quinn, lawyer for Anna Nicole Smith's mother, has collapsed in court, apparently suffering from diabetic shock. Check out the comments here for some classic Abbott and Costello bickering. — Keith Plocek You can read Rich Connelly's story on O'Quinn here.

  • News

    November 23, 2006
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    October 26, 2006

    Spaced Out

    A non-PC e-mail riles a group of judges

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    July 20, 2006
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    July 6, 2006
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    February 17, 2005
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    August 29, 2002

    Warmed Over

    Plus: Shoe Scuff, Stand Up, Broiler Steam

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    February 14, 2002

    A Lucky Joe

    Plus: Smouldering Inside, Flunking English, Museum Stakes

  • Dining

    November 29, 2001

    Blind Drunk

    The palates of our staffers don't discriminate by price

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