Glad this wasn't a Monday. The winter is giving us a sign that it's not ready to go yet, causing highway grief as well as power outages, close to 30,000 people were without power early this morning according to various reports. Freezing rain pelted roofs throughout Houston and we even got a little t ... More >>
Alicia Richman sets world record pumping 86 gallons of breast milk.
Houston Babylon, the feature coming out this week, dissects a few of the creepiest and most chilling events in Houston history. In coming up with four of those tales, we stumbled over many more -- too many to fit the print edition. All this week we'll bring you some extra, online-only stories. Wit ... More >>
Cooler temperatures mean that the City Hall Farmers Market is open once again and that more Houstonians will be heading out to enjoy the many other excellent farmers' markets across the city. Each week, we'll be spotlighting a produce pick from the Urban Harvest network of farmers' markets by showin ... More >>
The tradition of open-pit barbecues in Texas is older than you think.
For those who may not know, being a blogger and writer also means you sort of have to support yourself with a 9-5. Some chose teaching, others chose busting their ass at a prospective company. Somehow I chose to be a town-car driver. An entrepreneur, a goddamn transporter of people. There are perks ... More >>
It wouldn't be June if we didn't have some sort of off the field drama to worry about with our college football. And since the realignment talk this summer is at a dull roar at best, and since the resolution of a college football playoff is still several weeks away, how about a little recruiting ang ... More >>
Mitt Romney's years at Bain represent everything you hate about capitalism.
It's amazing what Vanessa O'Donnell, pastry chef and owner of Ooh La La Dessert Boutique, has accomplished in the four short years since she opened her first location. Even more amazing is the fact that she was just 26 years old when she started, and that she did it all by herself. Barely 30 years ... More >>
Viva the Houston Blues Scene.
Guy V. Lewis's wife and a former associate athletics director respond to our Phi Slama Jama story. Last week's cover story in the Houston Press, "Resurrecting Phi Slama Jama," focuses on the University of Houston basketball team's ups and downs since legendary coach Guy V. Lewis left the school. ... More >>
Texas eggs and Texas flour in the pancakes at Lola.Although the Go Texan Restaurant Roundup kicked off this past Monday, it's not too late to support the Lone Star State while eating at some of Houston's best eateries. Each year, the Restaurant Roundup celebrates and promotes Texas agricultu ... More >>
HoustonianWhy, you ask? "Farmers markets are good for you for health, good for your community, and good for the economy," says Stacy Miller, executive director of the Farmers Market Coalition, a nonprofit supporting farmers' markets across the country. "During Farmers Market Week, we invite e ... More >>
Better not be a cel-phone camera in thereFrancisco Olvera says all he did was take a cop's photo with his cell phone. And for that, he claims, he was thrown into the back of a police car, handcuffed at the police station, made the butt of racist jokes by officers, and jailed on false charges.Olve ... More >>
When I can, I buy local ingredients. I feel like I'm doing my good deed for the day, and sometimes they just plain taste better. But when the price for local is almost double the competitor's price, I break my rule and forgo it. Susan Holle started Cheesygirl in Sealy, Texas, after leaving ... More >>
This is the first in a series of blogs where readers ask major albums by artists passing through Houston for advice in love, money and other quandaries related to the human condition. Email your questions to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Today, we turn to Heart's gre ... More >>
H.I.S.D.'s DJ grinder turns his camera on.
Guitarist Huey Long, the last surviving member of the doo-wop pioneers the Ink Spots, passed away Wednesday at his Houston home. The Sealy native was 105 years old, khou.com reported. Long got his start playing banjo in the Frank Davis Louisiana Jazz Band, one of Houston's top Dixieland draws of th ... More >>
Attorney General Greg Abbott has hit yet another hotel for price-gouging during Ike.This time it's the Sealy Rodeway Inn. And if you're going to be staying in lovely Sealy, in a lovely Rodeway Inn, why not be gouged while you're at it?Abbott's office says the hotel "charged evacuees a higher, 'speci ... More >>
The Bayou City Farmers’ Market, in the parking lot behind 3000 Richmond, is my favorite Saturday morning hang-out. There's live music, Katz's coffee and free samples from Susan Holle, a cheesemaker from Sealy who goes by the name of Cheesygirl. There's a craft table for kids — on a recent Satu ... More >>
The organization was supposed to make him a better man. Instead, his parents say, it made him a dead one.
Former country superstar. Now starring in a courtroom near you.
Happy Birthday Huey Long! ! ! Born in Sealy on April 25,1904 guitarist Huey Long's career began in 1925 with the Frank Davis' Louisiana Jazz Band in Houston. By 1933, he was working with Texas Guinan's Cuban Orchestra in Chicago. Over the next few years, he worked with Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaugha ... More >>
We got this nomination for Best Marrying Judge from our friend Jim Sherman. It's a little early for the Best of Houston awards, but we thought we'd pass it along - just in case any readers are thinking about tying the knot any time soon. - Olivia Flores Alvarez From Jim Sherman: Yesterday mor ... More >>
Dr. Roger Wood and James Fraher serve up another heaping helping of Houston music lore
Forget the money crunch, let's play golf
Houstonian Nick DiFonzo has one of the world's finest collections of bad album covers
Houston dodges a bullet and finds traffic hell
A bomb scare at a Midtown light-rail stop
Or, how I became the most wanted man in Texas
The MFAH pays homage to an American's love of Eastern film
Indulge your inner Olympian with skater Sasha Cohen
Old bar game, big following
Loosen your tie and get in the groove
Plus: Paving Lunatics, Statue of Limitations, Batty over News
The same extreme measures that saved Sidney Miller at birth also severely disabled her 11 years ago. Texas courts are still trying to determine who should pay for it -- and could set a legal precedent in the process.
SXSW turns a cold shoulder to the Houston music scene
Poseurs are performing under famous band names, including one with a Houston connection
Marshall Ball can't talk. So he listens to God. Everyone else listens to Marshall.
Hackemack's is a barrel of fun