Four months to the day that the Houston Dash were officially announced as the first expansion franchise in the National Women's Soccer League, they played their inaugural match against the defending champions Portland Thorns. The two MLS-owned franchises kicked off the NWSL season at BBVA Compass ... More >>
If you're outside the city of San Francisco, and you know the name of San Francisco 49er defensive back Chris Culliver, it's probably for one thing. Back during Media Day, prior to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, Culliver did an impromptu interview with comedian Artie Lange where they discussed a ... More >>
Snow Tha Product Warehouse Live 2/27/14 Thursday night at Warehouse Live, I met Claudia Feliciano, a short, soft-spoken, wide-eyed Latina with a timid laugh. "Houston is one of the cities where I get the most nervous at, the others being Atlanta and New York City" she said while searching for an iP ... More >>
Even after the Affordable Care Act, tens of thousands of Texans have no medical coverage. That is why the San Jose Clinic in Midtown still exists.
The city of San Jose, California filed an antitrust lawsuit against Major League Baseball last week. This doesn't concern Houston. It doesn't concern the Astros, or Jim Crane, or the Astros dwindling fan base. It is a lawsuit that has almost zero chance of success. Bu, hopefully it will do something ... More >>
I think it is fair to say Houstonians are a friendly lot. We say "hi" to people on the street whether we know them or not. We take in hurricane victims and wave at our neighbors. Syndicated sports talk show host Travis Rogers once explained to me how confused he was when a total stranger started up ... More >>
You see it on Twitter -- a Huffington Post tweet saying Forbes has released yet another click-bait list, this time of the "best cities for young professionals." You know you shouldn't, but you click just to check quickly to see if your city is included. You soon learn you are dealing with Forbes, ... More >>
Ed. Note: This post from L.A.'s West Coast Sound was written expressly about Coachella, but could just as easily apply to Houston's upcoming Free Press Summer Fest or ACL, except for the whole medical-marijuana thing. Read closely; learn something. Hate to say it, but some of you at large Coachella ... More >>
The Rolling Stones announced the dates of their 2013 North American tour Wednesday morning, and Houstonians who were hoping to see the band on the North American edition of their 50th anniversary celebration will have to either hop on a plane or wait for a possible second leg. The tour, announced o ... More >>
Hey, boys and girls, it's the weekend again. I bet you didn't think you'd make it here from Monday, did you? We assume the next few days are all filled up with plans for antiquing, buying groceries, working in the garden, eating sensibly and going to church for Easter. HA HA HA! We're kidding. But ... More >>
Here's something the sophisticates in New York, elitists in Los Angeles and crack dealers in Miami don't have on Houston. The Brookings Institution released their Global MetroMonitor last week and Houston's economy is number one in the country and 40th in the world. Take that, San Diego, with your p ... More >>
Do you remember those two goals the Dynamo scored on Sporting Kansas City last Sunday at BBVA Compass Stadium? Even though they lost 1-0 to Sporting Wednesday night at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, the 2-1 aggregate score secured the Dynamo's place in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Dynamo know on ... More >>
The music world truly lost one of the greats when songwriter Hal David passed away at age 91 following a stroke this past Saturday in Los Angeles. To borrow an old joke, the lyricist wasn't from the old school, he was from the school they tore down to build the old school: The artists who covered hi ... More >>
Remember the days when The Burger Guys had first opened and Jake Mazzu was doing these amazing brunches with his crew, like Brandon Fisch and Steve Marques? Well, these day's you can find Marques turning out killer food at The Tasting Room Uptown, but Mazzu and Fisch are doing the brunch thing once ... More >>
A few years ago, Van Halen front man David Lee Roth filled in for Howard Stern on his nationally syndicated radio show. Roth also served a stint as a deejay for New York's 92.3 Free FM. This is nothing new, because many artists have at some point served as DJs, such as Greg Kihn of the Greg Kihn ba ... More >>
Medical effects of concussion far worse for kids.
Rocks Off loves just about everything Slim Thug does. We're big fans of his music, of course, but our admiration has really grown since we started getting to know him via Twitter over the past year or so. Screw that Shit My Dad Says guy; we think Slim should have his own TV show. Keep Shatne ... More >>
Cruising down the highway, Houston-styleIf someone were to do a study of commuting traffic in 90 American cities, gauging cost and miles and hours wasted, where do you think Houston would rank? Would it be 90th? Maybe 89th? NO. We are not as bad as horror pits like San Jose (89) or Dallas ( ... More >>
Marco TorresGuess who was on the Continental Airlines flight from San Jose to Houston that was diverted to Albuquerque, N.M., this morning because of a "disruptive passenger"? That's right, the Boss of All Bosses, Slim Thug. Guess how we know? That's right, Twitter. Apparently the passenge ... More >>
"Playoffs?" Not for the DynamoBetter late than never, as the Houston Dynamo finally won back-to-back matches for the first time all season - MLS regular season that is. Unfortunately, they were also the last two games of the season for the Orange, as they take their first losing season since arri ... More >>
Dynamo can't get the ball in the netA second half equalizing goal by Dominic Oduro was not enough for the Houston Dynamo as they fell to the New England Revolution 2-1. Once again, a pair of defensive miscues doomed the Orange to another home loss last night at the Rob.Just before the half, the R ... More >>
World Cup 2018: Houston will be tested this weekIf one game was a microcosm of the Houston Dynamo's 2010 MLS regular season, it was the 2-1 loss this weekend to the San Jose Earthquakes.The loss all but dashes any playoff hopes the Dynamo had; though they are not mathematically eliminated yet, t ... More >>
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The new exhibit at the Children's Museum of Houston has a large circumference
Photos by Brittanie SheyMore than 30 scooter enthusiasts from Houston spent Memorial Day weekend in San Antonio representing the Bayou City at AmeriVespa, the largest scooter rally in the nation. Now in its 17th year, the event, which takes place in a new city each year, draws scooterists fro ... More >>
Let us be forthcoming about 22-year-old, San Jose, Calif., native Claudia A. Feliciano. We'd put her up against any female MC in the game, and we're confident she'd give anyone of them a run for their money... or take their money. She's a versatile, bilingual lyricist who can fluently chop you up i ... More >>
Photo courtesy Jason Villanueva/Houston AerosHouston Aeros goalie Wade Dubielewicz has been all over the place recently. He's been traveling with the Aeros as they criss-cross the country. He's been to Minnesota and California with the parent club Minnesota Wild. Saturday night he backed-up the ... More >>
Photos by Paul KnightThe cab drivers were restless, sitting in their cars and vans along the street next to the Greyhound Bus Station near downtown. "This is the slowest Christmas I've ever seen," Joseph Keener, a cab driver, told Hair Balls. "We're sitting out here talking about stuff that happe ... More >>
The bell tolled for several area restaurants over the past week, including some big-name establishments that have been in Houston for quite a long time. Fox Sports Grill was at the top of that list, with a significant presence and killer location in the Galleria. There has been no immediate indicat ... More >>
Washington PossatoSamba is not just a single musical genre; it's actually subdivided into countless sub-genres ranging from the party-friendly Carnaval beat to the highly subtle bossa nova made famous by the likes of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Joao Gilberto. However, among the best-loved in Brazil (an ... More >>
Photo by babyparentingguideDamn, guys, what's up with Houston only being the 39th manliest city in the land? We're only one spot above Seattle, and we all know what kind of dudes hang out there. Not very manly dudes, that's who. In all seriousness, this is easily one of the lamest surveys ever. ... More >>
Count Five, "Psychotic Reaction" Here comes sad news that will bring down us dancing drunken fools who make our way up to Boondocks every third Saturday for Reverberation. John Byrne, lead singer of Nuggets mainstays the Count Five, has passed away at the age of 61. The San Jose-based band's bigg ... More >>
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