"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 >>
First, get geared up with photos from the Mardi Gras celebration in Kemah... ...and the one in Galveston.
As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
For your holiday pleasure: An artist's rendition of Houston Press blog editor Rich Connelly, in ornament formIn 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 >>
With expectations sky-high, El Real Tex-Mex Cafe struggles for glory.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The Whalers can take it out of youI'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 >>
Photo via DeadspinJose Lima, an eye for talentWhen 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 >>
Readers respond to "The Man Who Sued the Pope."
Kevin ScanlonIt'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 >>
Houston Press readers weigh in
Our readers weigh in.
And more reader responses from the past week
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 >>
Readers fight back after our Texans season opener feature.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
What a Turkey
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 >>
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 >>
On the Cover
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.
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