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  • News

    September 27, 2012

    RIP, Larry Joe Miggins

    Houston's fabled Irishman dies.

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2012

    RIP Larry Joe Miggins, Grand Irish Texan and Vintage Baseball Player

    "It's for the love of the game that we all play," Larry Joe Miggins told me this past Cinco de Mayo. We were at a Pony League field out in Katy, where Miggins had just spent four or five hours under a sweltering sun playing first base for the Houston Babies, the Bayou City's 1860s-style baseball t ... More >>

  • News

    May 17, 2012

    Houston's Babies Play Vintage Baseball

    There's no gloves or batting helmets when Larry Joe Miggins and the rest of the Houston Babies regularly travel back in time to play the game by its 1860 rules.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    For St. Patrick's Day: 10 Notable Irish Texans

    This weekend brings St. Patrick's Day, the annual celebration of all things Irish. Even in Texas there are parades. As well there should be, because Irish Texans have definitely made their mark on the world. Like these ten: 10. Matthew McConaughey His Mom was a McCabe. "McConaughey" is Gaelic for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Texas Seceded 150 Years Ago Today: Five Reasons It Was a Great Idea

    Sam Houston said no to this​On this day 150 years ago, the Texas legislature voted to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy. Nowadays, of course, we have a governor who daydreams about the seceding, if not (necessarily) the Confederacy part. So it makes sense to look at how things w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    Houston 101: The Short Happy Life of Dick Dowling

    ‚ÄčAside from the city's namesake, no 19th-Century Houstonian was more famous than Dick Dowling, the Irish-born saloonkeeper/businessman and Confederate war hero. In fact, when city leaders commissioned Houston's very first public monument in 1905, it was Dowling and not Sam Houston who got the hono ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Barbecued Crabs: The Secret Recipe

    Photos by Robb Walsh​When barbecued crabs were invented, there were only three ingredients required to make them: blue crabs, hot cooking oil and the now-discontinued Alamo Zestful Seasoning mix. These days, what exactly went in the seasoning mix is unknown. I have been working on my own barbe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: Houston and "Brazoria"

    The final installment of our Five States of Texas project brings it all back home, to the new state of Brazoria, encompassing all of Southeast Texas from the Brazos Valley to Sabine Pass. ‚ÄčPatron Saint: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. A master of rock and roll, country, Cajun/Creole, blues and jazz, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    BBQ Crab at Floyd's in Webster

    Photo by J.C. Reid​The dog days of summer bring both good news and bad news for Houston seafood lovers. The bad news is that crawfish season traditionally ends around the 4th of July. Also, high summer is not the best time to eat raw oysters as the warmer waters of Galveston Bay tend to produc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    It's Been 50 Years Since the Music Died

    Fifty years ago today - February 3, 1959 - the world lost three of its early pioneering rock and rollers in a fiery plane crash over Clear Lake, Iowa. Texan Buddy Holly, Chicano rock godfather Ritchie Valens, and Sabine Pass-born disc jockey/songwriter J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson all lay dead ... More >>

  • Best of Houston

    September 28, 2006


    Despite natural disasters and failed marriages, this seafood joint lives on

  • News

    August 17, 2006
  • News

    July 13, 2006

    Crab Man

    Meet Doug Sartin, onetime heir apparent to a Texas barbecued crab dynasty

  • Dining

    September 6, 2001

    Blue Crab Standard Time

    Take your time when eating Gulf blue crabs