It started in mid-April with a fever, as if her body were trying to burn itself up. Then 39-year-old Belkys Jimenez developed a pounding headache and pain in her muscles and joints. Her feet and ankles ballooned, and even taking a step became difficult. Jimenez had dealt with hypertension for years, ... More >>
As Puerto Rico is battered by a wave of drugs and brazen murders, Houston and other continental U.S. cities feel the blowback.
Each year, Food & Wine recognizes the nation's great up-and-coming chefs with The People's Best New Chef -- a contest which allows readers to vote on the 10 best new chefs from 10 regions around the country. This is the first year that Food & Wine has employed a Gulf Coast regional category -- excit ... More >>
Dagan Lynn 024 Grille at the Westin Memorial City 945 N. Gessner Road Tel: 281-501-4350 This is Part 1 of a three-part Chef Chat series. Parts 2 and 3 will run in this same space on Thursday and Friday. It's a Friday afternoon, and even though he's in full chef's gear and responsible for the ent ... More >>
As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.
Last week a man in the Rio Grande Valley caught one of his neighbors trespassing in his kennel, diddling his dog. It happened last Tuesday in the town of San Juan. San Juan Police Department Sgt. Rudy Luna said Jose Angel Hernandez, 54, was spotted by the homeowner when he got up to feed his pooch ... More >>
Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>
Earlier this month Travel and Leisure asked their readers to rank 35 American cities on the quantity and quality of their live music scenes, coffeehouses, microbrews, and independent boutiques. They also asked their readers to quantify more ineffable qualities such as the quirkiness of a city and h ... More >>
An oddly tame adaptation of The Rum Diary.
The piña colada is the tropical drink associated with palm-shaded plazas of Puerto Rico and resort beaches in the Caribbean, where it provides icy pleasure against the blazing tropical sun. The reality is that San Juan averages around 85º this time of year, while a thermometer in Houston p ... More >>
The world's great cuisines converge here.
First rule, kid: Don't take nothing but cashEven the most grizzled cops in the Rio Grande Valley town of San Juan say this is a new one for them, and that's saying something.They say they have had to remove a four-year-old girl from her home after neighbors complained that the pre-kindergartener ... More >>
When contestants on romantic/superficial reality shows are sent packing - when Flav withholds a clock, Tila Tequila declares that you've lost your shot at "love," or whatever - it's tough to empathize with the teary-eyed rejects, because by now the audience recognizes their exile as temporary, a ste ... More >>
Note: For part 1 of Rocks Off's interview with ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons, click here. Rocks Off: Describe a typical day for ZZ while you were making this album. BG: Well, we had the golden work ethic. We were in by 9, out by 9. RO: 9 p.m. to 9 a.m.? BG: Either way. The clock was upside down many ... More >>
This Puerto Rican makes hits on the charts instead of on the diamond
U.S. Fish and Wildlife services spent $80 million to reclaim wildlife habitat in South Texas. Now Homeland Security is ready to wipe that out.
Was this the punch line to a bad racist, homophobic joke or a dry run for a terrorist bombing?
Storyteller Edwin Negrón tells stories from other lands
Floridita has a cute concept. Is there anything wrong with that?
La Valerosa runs from the border to find what's haute in Mexican cuisine
Tex Chick goes from fast food to home food of the island