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San Jacinto

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Veterans Day and the Other Holidays That People Just Don't Celebrate Like They Used To

    These days Veterans Day is simply a holiday celebrating veterans and their service. That's it. But the U.S. version of this holiday used to be a much bigger deal, and in the days before that it was actually another holiday entirely, Armistice Day. Today some people will definitely remember and may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2014

    Houston's 10 Best Dance Clubs 2014

    Grooving to the beat is all well and good and all, but sometimes when the music burrows deep into your veins, there's only one way to unleash that energy...and that is to get down on it, shake your bombon and boogie. Houston is filled with a plethora of dance meccas, where our fellow citizens go to ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014
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    August 14, 2013

    Former Houston Pavilions Getting Facelift to Go with Name Change

    When the downtown Houston Pavilions was being built, it was touted as a pass through from Main Street and the rail line to the other side of town with Discovery Green, Toyota Center and the George R. Brown Convention Center. People would be able to leisurely stroll and browse various shops on their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2013

    You, Too, Can Shop for Groceries by Light Rail!

    When I tell people that my husband and I share a car, and have for the entire three years we have lived in Houston, we get a lot of funny looks. It's true that the logistics don't always work out, but we almost always make it work. Note the "almost" -- that's the little word that forced me to get ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Quietly, For a Dance Club, Rich's Reopens Under New Ownership

    Rich's, the popular but troubled Midtown dance club, has quietly reopened under a new ownership group after the landlord evicted previous tenants in May. The venue at 2401 San Jacinto is now operated by a group of investors calling itself Rich's Sacred Ground Inc. According to Texas Alcoholic Bever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    Yes, Traffic Will Suck On The East Freeway This Weekend

    Your quick and jaunty trip down the scenic environs of the East Freeway just got a little less quick and jauntier. The already somewhat depressing ride will feature something extra this weekend -- lots of slow-moving traffic. The cause: more work on the Meadow Street Bridge east of downtown Housto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2012

    Cool: Old Houston Photos Mashed With Their Present-Day Houston Equivalent

    Houston Press staffer Abrahan Garza likes to meld Houston's past and present together. He goes around town matching up old postcards to present-day sites, something he saw on the web a year or so ago. "I'll find a remnant in the old photo I will try to match it up perfectly," he says. "It's defini ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Jesus Walks: Way Of The Cross Traverses Downtown Houston

    Craig Hlavaty​Lunch-hour drivers in Downtown Houston got a dash of religion this Good Friday afternoon through Midtown with St. Basil Chapel's "Way Of The Cross" walk. Essentially a two-mile church crawl, the walk saw the members of the chapel visiting four religious stations through town, end ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    Our San Jacinto Quiz, Including Silk Underwear, Syphilis and Dennis Quaid

    Good thing he wasn't named Sam Schnackenpfefferhausen​Today marks the 175th anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto, the glorious day when a ragtag Texan army surprised a siesta-enjoying Mexican force and won independence for the Lone Star State. The battle, fought near present-day Refinery ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011
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    March 3, 2011
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    January 21, 2011

    Openings & Closings

    Photo courtesy of The Love ShackSeriously, this place just looks downright charming.​We broke the news earlier this week about the Anvil boys -- Bobby Heugel and Kevin Floyd -- opening a new bar, Hay Merchant (1100 Westheimer), which will focus entirely on beer. Mostly craft beer. And that sup ... More >>

  • Dining

    October 28, 2010
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    October 27, 2010

    Stirred & Shaken: Polk Street Pub's Houston Tycoon

    Troy Fields​It's a strange scene when you have groups of Houstonians at a bar experiencing collective joy at the success of a Dallas-area sports team, but that's the power of New York Yankee hatred. It's stronger than love and most kinds of sexual attraction, and it's definitely more compellin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Unidentified Female, Bayou Body Count No. 234

    Strangled outside a church​An apparently homeless woman was found strangled to deathnear the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart downtown this morning, police say.Her name was not released, and an autopsy will be done to officially determine the cause of death, although police said she had "suffered ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 8, 2010
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    July 7, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken: Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge's Luxetini

    Photo by Troy Fields​Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge (1201 San Jacinto, 713-343-3300) is the kind of place where Zac Efron and John Mayer bowl. At least the Lucky Strike in Los Angeles is, according to the framed PR rags mounted over the urinals at the Houston location. So you might not run into a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Texas Traveler: Independence Day

    Photo by photine​How did you celebrate the 174th anniversary of Texas' independence from Mexico? You probably didn't do anything like what a group of stalwart runners spent their weekend doing -- running the 203 miles from Gonzales to the San Jacinto Battleground in Deer Park.Dozens of teams ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 7, 2010

    No Can Do

    Sardinas a la brasa en escabeche at Andalucia Tapas and Taverna

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2010

    Openings and Closings: 2009 Edition

    ​The year gone by marked some very exciting restaurant openings (such as Haven, Branchwater Tavern, Yelapa Playa Mexicana and Stella Sola) and some equally important closings (such as Cafe Annie, Bedford, Las Alamedas and Felix Mexican Restaurant). To close out the yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    Gingerbread Houses at the House of Blues

    The House of Blues (in the Downtown Pavilions, 201 San Jacinto) held four gingerbread house workshops on the weekends leading up to Christmas, run by executive chef Jeff Inman. We stopped by to video one and have sped up the video for your amusement. At $45 per Swedish-made gingerbread kit and $1 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Openings and Closings: November 2009

    ​Although a very high profile restaurant shut its doors this month -- the longtime Montrose institution La Strada -- we've seen far more openings lately than closings. Below is your roundup of new and defunct restaurants from November 2009. Closings La Strada, 322 Westheimer Bangkok Room, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Openings and Closings

    ​Despite the brief interruption of Thanksgiving, several restaurants opened this week just in time for the holidays. Especially busy are downtown's Houston Pavilions, where Lucky Strike Lanes and Pete's Dueling Piano Bar have been hosting healthy crowds while several restaurants have opened. ... More >>

  • News

    September 10, 2009

    Jail Hell

    Inmates emerging from the Harris County Jail tell remarkably similar stories of horrible conditions inside.

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2009

    All-You-Can-Eat Seafood at the Monument Inn

    Photos by Robb WalshThe all-you-can-eat seafood dinner at the Monument Inn starts with a basket of boiled shrimp and a plate of oysters on the half shell, then continues with a basket of fried seafood. The basket is deceptive -- it's a lot deeper than it looks. There were around three dozen fried oy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2009

    The Rockets, Joining The Pantheon Of Those Who Gave Up Surprising Momentum

    Hey, how'd those Rockets do last night?!Oh.In case you missed it, Our Rockets (and by "Our," we mean "team we started cheering for a week ago"), got shellacked by the Lakers 118-78. Everyone had expected the injury-riddled Houston team to lose like that -- in Sunday's game, which they had won.That ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 30, 2009
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    April 23, 2009

    The San Jacinto Day Festival

    Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! And remember your sunscreen

  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009
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    March 19, 2009

    SXSW: American Apparel Factory Flea Market

    This afternoon off Fourth and San Jacinto, venerable hipster outfitter American Apparel hosted an outdoor flea market. All manner of humanity came out to rummage through the inventory, most of which were factory seconds, with ripped and stained items scattered throughout. There were a few gems, incl ... More >>

  • Music

    January 22, 2009

    Community Bar

    A new Midtown bar caters to — gasp! — mature adults

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    December 4, 2008
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    October 9, 2008

    Houston Pavilions Almost Ready For its Close-Up

    There are some strange new lights piercing the night downtown near where Dallas intersects with Fannin and San Jacinto. They're the "sky rings" that are to be a signature of the new Houston Pavilions development, which will begin opening next Thursday. The lights were supposed to be unveiled in a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Where To Get Supplies From FEMA

    If you need ice or MREs you're probably not checking a blog, but in case a friend or relative out of the area is checking and can pass on the info, here's the official list of PODs -- the "places of Distribution" where you can wait on line for an ungodly amount of time to pick up some necessities: ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2008

    Creole Heritage Zydeco & Crawfish Festival

    Great music and all the mudbugs you can eat — who could ask for more?

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    April 17, 2008

    Une Soirée Pelouse

    The GLBT Community Center uses French-style fund-raising

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    January 10, 2008

    Baby Loves Disco

    Hip moms find a way to keep the party going

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2007

    City of Spin

    Be sure to come out this weekend for the Houston Press City of Spin. We’ll have some of the city’s best decknicians battling it out to see who can make you shake your ass the fastest. The cover is free and the full schedule is below. –KP

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    February 21, 2007
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    August 18, 2005

    Hotter than Hasselhoff?

    Maybe not yet, but Koufax is on the way

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2005

    Swallow Your Pride

    A big dose of dance parties and concerts is coming your way

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    December 16, 2004

    Johnny Demonic

    Kill the holiday crap with some caustic rock at the Proletariat

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    December 9, 2004

    Tie One On

    You're bound to have a blast at Dare Ware's Sinful X-mas Party

  • Calendar

    November 18, 2004

    Queen of Clubs

    Dance royalty is in the cards for remix diva Amber

  • Music

    October 7, 2004
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    December 25, 2003

    Always Darkest Before the Dawn

    Trotting out the clichs for a year-ender piece

  • News

    April 18, 2002

    Going off the Rails

    A proposed line into the Bayport Industrial District has residents from Clear Lake to the East End vowing to stop the "toxic train" in its tracks

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    Tippling from Tap to Tap

    Down and out (and drunk) in NoDo

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Bargain Basement

    Are open courts and basic defendant rights the latest flood victims?

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