Los Chileros puts a lot of New Mexico into a little jar.
Click 2 Houston is passing on a weather report warning of possible funnel clouds this morning in Fort Bend County. The report says that rapidly developing thunderstorms coupled with "a very buoyant atmosphere" will lead to funnel clouds. Their report follows:
The five ugliest beer labels in Texas.
I can admit it: I am a packaging whore to some extent. A nice label is bound to catch my eye, be it laundry detergent, gin, beer, heroin... By the same token, bad marketing can turn me off of what may very well be a great product. Beer is a notorious offender in the bad-packaging arena. Across the ... More >>
Read on for our picks of the best beer dinners next week.In case you hadn't heard, it's Houston Beer Week, y'all. The week-long celebration of craft beer and local breweries kicks off tonight with a kick-off happy hour at Ziggy's Downtown, from 5 to 7 p.m. The restaurant will be offering $2 ... More >>
Photo by Christina UticoneI love eating fast food for breakfast more than any other meal. I feel like it gives me a leg up on the calorie situation -- since I'm eating it early, I have all day to work off as much of the junk food as I can. During the two years I have lived in Houston I've dri ... More >>
Jalapeños are a popular Frito pie topping in Texas...if you're not a weenie.There I was in Half-Price Books this weekend, poring over the alarmingly titled 500 Things To Eat Before It's Too Late (fearmongering listicles: they're not just for food blogs), when I saw it: a section on our belov ... More >>
Santa Fe PDRobert Wayne Niffen: Carnie, alleged sex offenderGiven two key facts, you could safely probably suppose that 52-year-old Robert Wayne Niffen was a miscreant of some sort. To wit: 1. His middle name is Wayne. 2. He is a carnie. And its Peace Officer 101 that all carnies with the ... More >>
Hard as it may be to believe, the criminal element of Southeast Texas did dumb and weird things in 2010, continuing a tradition that dates back to the creation of Southeast Texas. Here are ten of the oddest and dumbest: 10. Two former EMS employees in Santa Fe were arrested after they allegedly p ... More >>
According to foraging experts, there is food in this picture. Hahahaha. Those silly bastards.Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where in ten years we'll make a fortune when we start auctioning off our stockpile of Four Loko. We kicked the week off with a cautionary f ... More >>
As I did with my first Food Fight, I hit up the frozen section at the grocery store for this one. Being healthy was on the brain this time around, so I checked out the section for "lean" meals. It wasn't easy finding two brands that served the same dish. But my persistence paid off, and I pre ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Santa Fe PDThe smartest weed dealer in Santa FeThe redneck-a-licious northern Galveston County town of Santa Fe is one of a growing number of Texas municipalities to have banned so-called "K-2," the synthetic marijuana convenience stores peddle under brand names such as Kush ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterDrive-By Truckers House of Blues September 23, 2010 To be considered "great," a rock group needs to occasionally (at least) spread itself beyond the confines of songs about chasing girls/ditching school to touch on more universal themes. Some acts come to this realizati ... More >>
Galveston County SOBrian Joseph Bentley: Single and "flirty"Brian Joseph "Bubbers" Bentley is a big guy, and perhaps it's because he carries close to 400 pounds on his 6-foot frame that police tracked him down Sunday at Galveston County's Mainland Hospital, where he had gone to seek treatment for ... More >>
Another wedding we passed on, btwFrankly, when June ends we breathe a sigh of relief. No more weddings, we think. And even more: No more having to turn down invitations to weddings at Vail, Santa Fe, St. Bart's or all those New York suburbs. It can be devastating listening to someone plead for yo ... More >>
The art of the attention-grabbing flyer has a history almost as old as entertainment itself, but there are few genres that are as boundary crossing as that of punk rock. Sam Atakra, a record-label owner and formerly employed by the Freemasons in Santa Fe, N. M., can attest to that. While cleaning ... More >>
Photo from KTRKLike rain on your wedding day, dudeMatthew Ray Creel, 21, was pulled over by a cop in Santa Fe last night for having a defective headlight.He was then arrested because, it turns out, he was driving with a suspended license.So the cops searched his car. And, according to KTRK, they ... More >>
Photo courtesy Santa Fe Police Grigg (left) and BemroseRemember that scene in season two of The Wire where Bubbles and his junko partner Johnny Weeks get caught pillaging a Baltimore ambo for needles and morphine?Apparently these two Santa Fe women did. They are alleged to have practically ... More >>
Photos by Mr. KimberlyMost people haven't even heard of Santa Fe, TX, so you wouldn't expect them to know that there was a real life castle in the small community. It's one of about 30 castles in Texas, the closest one to Houston, and its origins are a bit of a mystery. The house is on High ... More >>
Believe it or not, there are some foods you can't get in Houston. I'm told Santa Fe Flats (21542 Hwy. 249) is pretty much the only place in town where you can get true New Mexican-style food (with the exception of a few dishes at Chuy's). The second-best option, recommended to me by a New Mex ... More >>
Many songs about Texas are written by residents wishing to celebrate some part of their beloved Lone Star State. Others come from non-Texans who are unable to resist the je ne sais quoi of the place that produced both Walter Cronkite and Karl Rove. One thing that many of them have in common, ... More >>
Go from Twyla to Moses during this program of über-relevant dance
Today's video fun comes to us through KHOU, which exclusively got its hands on a dashboard video of two Santa Fe cops beating the shit out of guy. Or, as one of the cops later put it in a hallway conversation caught on a security camera, "We fucked him up."Here's the video of Sergio Robles, who was ... More >>
Yesterday we were informed that it's official - the country is in a recession. And the lean times got us thinking -- can you still score a free drink in this town? Keith Plocek got drunk for free for ten days straight back in December 2005 for the story "Free Booze," guzzling ... More >>
High school football could be the last thing on anyone’s mind in Galveston, but Ball High School football coach Ron Holmes has already said that he’ll help his players find a transfer if the season is canceled. Two or three missed games – much less a missed season – could be the difference i ... More >>
In Somerville, chances are far better than normal that you will die of cancer or give birth to a deformed baby
Ski-daddle down to Santa Fe for the U.S. Open
Video killed the radio bars, at least in Montrose
Texas boasts the soil, the climate and the grapes for a strong wine industry. So what stands in its way? Bad taste and politicians.
Canyon Cafe's candy-corn margarita
Heaven's Gates, Teaching Tolerance, Todd's Odd
Investigate CEP, Santa Fe's Shame, Politics Makes Strange...
Some schools won't hear of intolerance; others just don't want to listen
River Cafe's Shrimp Santa Fe
If only there were school prayer. If only it were that simple.
The statue doesn't look like a traditional Our Lady of Guadalupe. But its appearance is just the start of the
Classical? Country? In the hands of fiddler Mark O'Connor, it's one thing: music.
In a small town south of Houston, they say school prayer is a matter of religious freedom. But even in Santa Fe, freedom for one student can be tyranny for another.
Mexico, America and La Frontera find expression in "Poison Amor"
At Mesa: A Taste of Santa Fe, there's a whole lotta trendiness going on
Just emigrated from New Orleans, Semolina's international noodles are trendy and copious -- but only intermittently scintillating