The largest music festival in the United States in terms of attendance is not Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, or Austin City Limits. While each sees thousands of music fans pass through the gates every year, the real attendance champ is Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. The 2012 version of the e ... More >>
Fall has arrived in Texas, and thank God. There is no better time in the Lone Star State, for so many reasons. The switch in season may be more subtle than it is in the north -- you never can get that far away from a Texas summer, after all -- but there's enough change in the air to signify that y ... More >>
Looking for booze, babes and beach parties on Galveston Island
Earlier this year, Coed magazine cobbled together a listicle of America's ten trashiest Spring Break locales. Among the criteria: the number of liquor stores, tattoo parlors and Hooter's in a given town, and the number of visits from the Girls Gone Wild bus. (And it should be noted that "trashy" ... More >>
Fun in the sun?Earlier this month we listed five places to have water-based fun in Texas during the drought, and the spring-fed Comal River was one of them. We weren't alone in our thinking -- the river has become packed on weekends, to the point where officials say tubers have had trouble e ... More >>
Twin Lakes Scuba Park: There's a bus under that waterAs we noted yesterday, the ongoing drought is kicking the ass of Texas rivers and lakes. The Guadalupe is just inching along, low in its banks, formerly underwater roots exposed, making toobing not the traditional summer romp it usually is ... More >>
One of the great advantages of living in Texas -- beyond the chance to vote for Rick Perry your entire life -- is Schlitterbahn, the renowned waterpark in New Braunfels. The Hill Country setting, the nearby Guadalupe -- whether you're on your own or herding kids, it's a unique and terrific place. ( ... More >>
In the City That Was Supposed to be Houston, famed for its throwback seaside kitsch and relentless resilience in the face of crippling natural disasters, the technology tide has turned. More accurately, the City Council transformed itself into progress-hatin' Dementors last night, entering y ... More >>
A serious health scare, as soundtracked by Scarface's finest album.
One year later, Galveston residents like Marie Creasy have dug in for the long haul
In time for summer, the park's had a facelift.
Most doctors say the Heimlich maneuver should not be used to save drowning victims. So why does UH professor John Hunsucker continue to teach it to lifeguards?
Imagine you are a tourist here in town. You have a room at one of the seeming dozens of swanky new downtown hotels. You've been to the zoo and the museums and now you want to see what Houston's all about after dark, so you head over to the downtown visitor's center in city hall and pick up a few of ... More >>
Artists invade the Orange Show's hallowed grounds
The Sam Houston Hotel unites shrimp curry, king salmon with Moroccan spices, and mac 'n' cheese
Houston police boxers plan to bruise the Big Apple
May 13-19, 1999