Santa Fe

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    HSPCA and Prosecutors Won't Say How Rescued Dog Died

    The Houston SPCA and Galveston County District Attorney's are not revealing the fate of a dog whose former foster believes overheated and died during a highly publicized seizure in Santa Fe last month. Susan Culver says the dog's death was disclosed at a September court hearing to decide what to do ... More >>

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    July 10, 2014
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    May 8, 2014
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    January 29, 2014

    Instant New Mexico: Red Chile Sauce In A Jar

    Los Chileros puts a lot of New Mexico into a little jar.

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    September 12, 2012

    Breaking News: Funnel Cloud Warning for Fort Bend County

    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:

  • Dining

    August 23, 2012

    Drawn by Drunken Seven-Year-Olds

    The five ugliest beer labels in Texas.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Drawn by Drunken Seven-Year-Olds: The 10 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    Upcoming Events: A Week Full of Beer

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Fast Times: Einstein Bros. Bagels Santa Fe Wrap

    Photo by Christina Uticone​I 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 >>

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    October 13, 2011

    The Frito Pie Is Not from Texas: Commence Pearl-Clutching...Now

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Robert Wayne Niffen: Carnie Fugitive Sex Offender Nabbed In Santa Fe

    Santa Fe PDRobert Wayne Niffen: Carnie, alleged sex offender​Given 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 >>

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    March 24, 2011
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    December 24, 2010

    The Ten Oddest Crimes Of 2010, Southeast Texas Style

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    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 >>

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    December 2, 2010

    Food Fight: Sante Fe Rice and Beans

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2010

    Peter Neal Ennis: Cops Ask For K-2, He Tries To Sell Real Weed

    Photo courtesy of Santa Fe PDThe smartest weed dealer in Santa Fe​The 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Last Night: Drive-By Truckers At House Of Blues

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Drive-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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Brian Joseph Bentley: Giant Sex Offender Tries, Fails To Fly Under Radar

    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 >>

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    July 29, 2010

    Chelsea Clinton's Wedding: Five Reasons We Won't Be Attending, Thank You Very Much

    Another wedding we passed on, btw​Frankly, 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 >>

  • Culture

    July 8, 2010
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    May 27, 2010

    Plundering Facebook's Punk Rock Flyer Archive

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Matthew Ray Creel Finds A Very Ironic, And Unsuccessful, Place To Hide His Weed

    Photo from KTRKLike rain on your wedding day, dude​Matthew 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 >>

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    January 20, 2010

    Real Life Scene From The Wire In Rural Santa Fe

    Photo courtesy Santa Fe Police Grigg (left) and Bemrose​Remember 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 >>

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    December 14, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Pignataro Castle

    Photos by Mr. Kimberly​Most 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 >>

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    December 1, 2009

    El Pinto Green Chile Sauce

    ​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 >>

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    August 17, 2009

    Lone Star Scorecard: How Accurate are Your Favorite Songs About Texas?

    ​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 >>

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    May 7, 2009

    Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

    Go from Twyla to Moses during this program of über-relevant dance

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    February 17, 2009

    Today's Morning Video: A Police Beatdown

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2008

    The Recession Affects Free Booze In Houston, Unfortunately

    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 >>

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    July 24, 2008
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    May 1, 2008
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    December 6, 2007

    Toxic Town: Cancer and Birth Defects in Somerville

    In Somerville, chances are far better than normal that you will die of cancer or give birth to a deformed baby

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2003

    Water Wonderful World

    Ski-daddle down to Santa Fe for the U.S. Open

  • Music

    October 18, 2001

    I Want My M(ontrose) TV!

    Video killed the radio bars, at least in Montrose

  • Dining

    October 26, 2000

    Stirred and Shaken

    Canyon Cafe's candy-corn margarita

  • News

    October 19, 2000


    Heaven's Gates, Teaching Tolerance, Todd's Odd

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    October 12, 2000


    Investigate CEP, Santa Fe's Shame, Politics Makes Strange...

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Breaking Bigotry

    Some schools won't hear of intolerance; others just don't want to listen

  • Dining

    June 8, 2000

    Hot Plate

    River Cafe's Shrimp Santa Fe

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Trying to Make Amens

    If only there were school prayer. If only it were that simple.

  • News

    December 31, 1998

    Virgin Rebirth

    The statue doesn't look like a traditional Our Lady of Guadalupe. But its appearance is just the start of the

  • Music

    September 11, 1997
  • Music

    June 19, 1997

    Fit for a Fiddle

    Classical? Country? In the hands of fiddler Mark O'Connor, it's one thing: music.

  • News

    September 14, 1995


    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.

  • Dining

    January 5, 1995
  • Culture

    September 8, 1994

    Pushing the Artistic Borders

    Mexico, America and La Frontera find expression in "Poison Amor"

  • Dining

    May 26, 1994
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    April 28, 1994

    The Dallas Version

    At Mesa: A Taste of Santa Fe, there's a whole lotta trendiness going on

  • Dining

    February 3, 1994

    Lotsa Pasta

    Just emigrated from New Orleans, Semolina's international noodles are trendy and copious -- but only intermittently scintillating

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    January 13, 1994
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