It's almost the weekend and time for the inaugural edition of what to do this weekend in Houston: sports edition. Each week, we'll be giving you color commentary on events in and around the area you might want to choose for some weekend relaxation, all for sports fans.
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With Houston landing at number seven on the New York Times list of places to visit in 2013 last week, I decided to give you seven things not to look at when you visit on Monday. Today, I go for the opposite approach.
Houston is not exactly a beauty queen. I've heard that there is a formula for pote ... More >>
Every couple of years, the world turns its eyes to a country to watch the pomp and circumstance, the agony and the defeat (as the brilliant Jim McKay put it), the drama and potential glory that is the Olympic games. This year's spectacle are the summer variety being hosted by London. It will be hard ... More >>
Mayor Annise Parker visited the Roller Derby Saturday and blew the first whistle.
She stayed for both matches, watching the HRD Knockouts vs. Assassination City (Dallas, of course) and the Houston Roller Derby All-Stars vs Arch Rival Roller (St.Louis) Girls All-Stars at the Bayou Music Center.
YouTube goodness stumbled upon: The opening of a new campus for Alvin Community College. Note how much airtime is expended on this. Note the fashions. Note Dave Ward.
Of course, it's not like you didn't have a choice back then. As this pitch for advertisers from Channel 67(Huh?) shows, you could w ... More >>
The place to go for subtlety and nuanceTonight's the big night for Friendswood's Tera Trevino, if you're the type to describe "big night" as "putting my family out there on a pretty bad reality-TV show."She and her family will be appearing on Wife Swap, the ABC show where moms from two diametrica ... More >>
Not everyone was at the Houston Chevron Marathon this weekend, even though we couldn't have had more perfect weather for it. Some of you were at pubs and clubs, some of you were getting your roller derby on, some of you were at a burlesque show (naughty!) and some of you were at our very own Artopia ... More >>
Photos by Jay Lee / Click here for a slideshowFew fans were cheering louder than Shirley Rivera, mother of Baby Face Assassin, aka Rita Roxanne Rivera. Sitting on a fold-out chair only a few feet from the action, Rivera hollered every time her 27-year-old daughter took her turn on the rink. River ... More >>
Photo by Danny NguyenThe bad-ass chicks of Houston Roller Derby are competing in the national championships in Philly Nov. 13-15, so make sure you check 'em out at www.derbynewsnetwork.com. It's the first time the Houston Roller Derby league's travel team, HaRD Knocks, will compete in the Wo ... More >>
The Houston Roller Derby (here's a feature on it) had a rough night Saturday.A big crowd packed into Kicks Indoor Soccer Arena on Shepherd in the Heights for a round-robin match....and that was the problem.The Kicks facility has a legal capacity of no more than 277; maybe 900 people were in the plac ... More >>