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  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    Activists Planning to Broadcast Live Abortions Near the Alamo

    There is such thing as an "Abortion JumboTron TV," and it will be deployed for some extremely graphic anti-abortion protesting in San Antonio on Wednesday, as the fight over reproductive rights in the State of Texas rages on. Parents are being warned to keep their children away from the Alamo in S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Hump Day Cocktail: Caipirinha at Leon's Lounge

    It's Wednesday. Hump Day. Still two days until the weekend. Honey, you look like you need a drink. Here's our suggestion. Tell 'em the Houston Press sent you. "I've been looking for a place like this," the gray-haired man said as he sat down at the bar next to me. "It's dim. I was hoping for sofas, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    Appeals Court Rules Texas Not at Fault in Whooper Deaths

    Back in the 1940s, there were only 16 whooping cranes left in the world. The birds, hunted for their white feathers (used for ladies hats, of all things) and shot for sport, were on the brink of extinction, but they didn't go the way of the Dodo. Instead, years of conservation efforts brought the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Jerry Patterson's Old West Jamboree: Land Commish Wants to "Normalize the Sight of an Armed Citizen"

    Current Texas Land Commissioner and Lt. Governor hopeful Jerry Patterson has been a stanch supporter of conservative causes. He recently told reporters he thought liberal states like New York and California should be kicked out of the Union. He is also is a proud concealed gun carrier, allegedly pac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2013

    So That Was The Smell: San Antonio Fined For More Than 23 Million Gallons of Raw Sewage Dumped In Waterways

    Have you ever been strolling by the San Antonio River Walk and thought you smelled something a little, you know, funky? Turns out it may not have all been in your head, or nose. The San Antonio Water System was supposed to be taking care of the raw sewage coming into the plant but from 2006 to 2012 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Selling T-Shirts For Two Sweaty Rock Bands Is Exactly as Sexy as It Sounds

    It's barely 10 p.m. and, instead of watching thelastplaceyoulook perform, my head is inside of a Tupperware container. I'm sifting through T-shirts, looking for a woman's small. The Houston-based five-piece is only halfway through their set at Stubb's in Austin, and two twentysomethings have alread ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    Down Boy: Texas Ranks Third in Most Dog Bites in the U.S.

    Being a mail carrier for the postal service must be a bitch, particularly in older neighborhoods where they have to walk up to houses instead of just driving by a mailbox. There's the heat and carrying a big pack full of mail. But, perhaps the worst part is the fear of being attacked by a dog. Any a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    UPDATE: Two Texas Longhorn Football Players Accused Of Sexual Assault In San Antonio

    UPDATE: Mack Brown disclosed at his press conference Friday morning that two players have been suspended for the game and sent home for violating team rules. He didn't get into specifics, wouldn't name the players specifically, and wouldn't indicate if either is a starter. When asked if the team had ... More >>

  • Music

    October 25, 2012
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    July 24, 2012

    Know Your Local Media: The Houston Chronicle's Dwight Silverman, from Rock Critic to Nerd King

    A number of years ago, one of the then music writers at the Houston Chronicle recruited me to write a music blog for I had done some writing for the defunct Houstonist website and personal stuff, but nothing like that. I happily accepted and began writing a music business blog called Brok ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Girl in a Coma on Fans Making Up Lyrics and 12 Hours in a Van

    Girl in a Coma performs at Cactus Saturday as part of the Rocks Off sponsored in-store concert series.​Rocks Off told you yesterday about our sponsorship of the Cactus In-Store series of concerts. We caught up with Girl in a Coma's percussionist Phanie Diaz who'll be in town for the second ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Chefing Shows Come to Texas

    Guess who's not coming to town!​The big food TV news from over the weekend came from San Antonio (of all places), where it was revealed that Top Chef is currently filming. The news broke when a local blogger spotted Gail Simmons and Tom Colicchio in a San Antonio bar, then promptly got into a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Brown Coffee Company: Texas Firm Hilariously Defends Anti-Gay Tweet

    Brown Coffee Company, a San Antonio outfit we've raved about in the past is in hot water over a tweet sent out on the company's account. In the wake of New York's decision to legalize gay marriage, the account (now taken down) posted this: ​ It seems clear enough, and outrage soon followed. ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 2, 2011

    Why Did Every Mexican's Great-Grandfather Fight Under Pancho Villa?

    And why don't Mexicans spay or neuter their pets?

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2011

    Hearst & H-E-B: A Beautiful Friendship

    How Hearst approaches stories about H-E-B​A San Antonio blog has broken an interesting piece of news about the San Antonio Express-News, the sister paper to the Houston Chronicle (a relationship that gets closer and closer as budget cuts force consolidation). The Plaza de Armas story is behin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Wilber Adalid Rodriguez: Homeless Man Murders Another Over National "Honor"

    Some things are better left unargued​You'd hope that San Antonio residents Wilber Adalid Rodriguez and Jose Antonio Rodriguez would find a way to get along. As the old blues song goes, they were both poor boys a long ways from home: the 24-year-old Wilber hails from El Salvador, while Jose, 28 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    "Blizzard of Pollen" Hitting Hill Country

    Keep Austin pollen-free!!​If you have plans on visiting Austin or the Hill Country any time soon, you better hope you're not allergic to Mountain Cedar: The area is getting hit with massive amounts of the pollen, an expert says. "In all my life, I have never seen so much Mountain Cedar pollen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    San Antonio Director Taps Houston Rappers For Powderkids

    ​San Antonio independent film director Buddy Calvo of Machina Cinema is all about his city. He films movies in his city and uses local city talent to make those movies, but when it comes to his flicks' soundtracks ... let's just say they couldn't be any more Houston. Such was the case with Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Road Trip: Kountry Bakery

    ​The American interstate highway system was designed for many purposes: to link metropolitan areas as directly as possible; to aid in military transport in case of war; and to connect to major border crossings with Canada and Mexico (just to name a few). Nothing could be finer if your sole pur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    PSA: Board Games And Loaded Guns Don't Mix

    Did he go to the St. James Place Infirmary?​By now everybody's heard of the Keep Austin Weird campaign, and most of us are probably also aware of the copycat campaigns in other Texas cities, like Keep Dallas Pretentious and Keep Houston Crunk, or Trill, or Ugly, or whatever. (We can't seem to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Last Night: Hacienda At Under The Volcano

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Hacienda Under the Volcano November 4, 2010 How long did it take Hacienda to warm up and find the rock groove Thursday night? About two drum beats. For a bunch of peaceful, soft-spoken, just-grateful-to-be-here guys who have been touring non-stop all year, the rising ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 8, 2010
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    July 1, 2010

    More Consolidation For Chronicle And San Antonio

    The Chron-Express News​Hearst's unending efforts to make the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News one and the same continue apace.The latest memo appoints several editors to oversee matters at both papers, and offers tips on how the two can share coverage.Chron editors Laura Goldberg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    The Best Taco in America?

    cogdogblog​A few months ago, I was watching TV at a ridiculously late hour when I became hooked on a food network program chronicling Bon Appetit's Best Dishes in America. I watched as they named the best steak and the best pizza. Finally, they came to the best taco in America. I watched anxio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Teenage Werewolves: A City's Shame

    The above clip is not from The Onion; it may be from the files of Teens Pulling Pranks On Reporters.At any rate, you owe it to yourself to watch these marvelous four minutes from a San Antonio news station.And then read the comments that the clip brought forth from Gawker, after the jump.

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    Dmetrius Alexander, Young & Recessioned: You're Just A Set Of Keywords In A Search Engine

    ​Today's Installment of Young & Recessioned features Dmetrius Alexander, a 26-year-old from San Antonio that found the only thing worse than being unemployed in Houston for ten months is searching for jobs online. I went to St. Mary's University in San Antonio. I always wanted to get into busi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Dope House Records Invades San Antonio

    Photos by Rolando RodriguezCarolyn Rodriguez moves the Fiesta crowd.​ If you know anything about San Antonio's annual Fiesta celebration, you know it's a two-week excuse to show up three hours late to work hung over and throw up in your company's restroom a few times throughout the day without ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Tejano Ain't Dead; Chingo Bling Puts On His "Lentes"; Flatline Rides For His Block; And The 210 Mic Pass

    ​How can something be claimed dead when it still has life, when it's still living in speakers, iPods, as well as the hearts and souls of red-blooded American music lovers across the country? When it's still being passed on to younger generations? In the track "Pimpin' Ain't No Illusion," Pimp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    How Do Get Your Tortillas Fluffy?

    ​The recipe I gave for flour tortillas in The Tex-Mex Cookbook called for flour, lard, water and salt. I think this is pretty much the standard Houston flour tortilla recipe. The tortillas come out pretty good. But they aren't like the fluffy tortillas they eat in San Antonio. After eating th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2009

    Aeros Breaking Out Of Their Funk, Maybe

    Photo by Jason Villenanueva/Houston Aeros​Last Wednesday, the Houston Aeros lost a tough 1-0 game to the Lake Erie Monsters at Toyota Center. It was disappointing not only because of the loss, but because it dropped the team below the .500 mark on the young season.Worse, the team appeared to be l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Snackshot: The Lone Star State

    This week's old school Snackshot comes to us courtesy of Samantha Bales and the good folks at Lone Star Beer. From the photographer's description: "peace. love. & lone star."

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2009

    Aftermath: The Krayolas at Cactus Music

    Photos by Chris Gray The coolest band in Houston this weekend couldn't find a club or venue to play. Not at night, anyway - San Antonio's the Krayolas did manage to play Dan Electro's during Saturday afternoon's live broadcast of KPFT's Joe's Roadhouse, and Cactus Music an hour or two thereafter. If ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Another Record Store Day at Cactus Music

    Cactus Music and the Record Ranch is having another Record Store Day Saturday, with a lineup of events that borders on serious party happening. The highlight of the day will be a live appearance by red-hot San Antonio band The Krayolas (above). San Antonio's oldest and most respected rockero outfit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Tex-Mex in San Antone

    Photo by Robb WalshMy old friend Bud Kennedy from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram e-mailed me this morning. Since his favorite Tex-Mex joint in San Antonio, Karam's, is out of business, he wanted some suggestions on where to go in San Antonio for old-fashioned enchiladas. I told him that Blanco Cafe wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    The Texas Traveler: San Antonio's Fiesta

    (Note: We're starting a new occasional feature on travel suggestions within Texas for these economic times when you put off that two-week jaunt to Tahiti. Today: The Fiesta in San Antonio -- Not just a supermarket!)The economic downturn may have dented your vacation budget, but gas prices are below ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 2, 2009
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    March 24, 2009

    10th Grade Cutie Makes Good on Power-Ballad Promise

    Fresh off harassing teen metal bands and Lemmy-fying suburban ice cream shops, Friendswood freak-punks 10th Grade Cutie booked time in a San Antonio studio for a demo session. This new track, "Flying on the Wings of Love (In Space)" was recorded in less than an hour and features singer Rex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    A Politician's Blog Actually Worth Reading

    Every politician these days is doing The Twitter, or having some unpaid intern blog for them. It's great if you're looking for the latest in boilerplate rhetoric.And then there's Texas State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, a Democrat from San Antonio.Check out his blog, Poli-Tex.Here's a note to former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Evolution Vs. Science, The Deathmatch: Part 1

    We're semi-liveblogging the Scopes Monkey Trial of the 21st Century -- today's meeting of the State Board of Education, which is discussing science standards. Here's the first report:Board member Barbara Cargill of The Woodlands said she "loves high school students." She really loves them when they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    Duran Duran Still On... for Now

    Although Duran Duran drummer Roger Taylor is battling a pernicious ear infection that makes travel impossible, forcing the '80s icons to cancel last night's show in San Antonio and tonight's in Dallas, the band's publicist says Friday's show at Verizon Wireless Theater is still on. For&nbs ... More >>

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    October 19, 2008
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    June 23, 2008
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    October 29, 2007
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    September 26, 2007

    This Just In: Tattoos Make You Look Like a Bad Ass

    Good news for folks who, in the late ’90s, got drunk, got sentimental, and, along with their best friend (and much of the population), got tattooed with one of those silly Chinese symbols and really have no idea what said symbol means, but are marked with it – such a sign of the times! – on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2007
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    July 13, 2007

    Linda Pace, RIP

    Her former professor at UT told Linda Pace he would give her a C if she would give up painting. She didn't give up making art and she never gave up supporting art. Pace died from breast cancer July 2 in San Antonio, a city she almost singlehandedly put on the national and international art map throu ... More >>

  • Music

    December 21, 2006


    Snowbyrd performs Thursday, December 21 at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh, 713-521-0521. Dirty Leg also performs.

  • Music

    September 28, 2006


    Buttercup appears at Friday, September 29, at Rudyard's, 2010 Waugh. Moonlight Towers also appears. 713-521-0521.

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Image of the Week

    Mission San Francisco de la Espada

  • News

    July 14, 2005

    Road Signs

    Or, how I became the most wanted man in Texas

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