It's hard enough worrying about your school-age child getting a good lunch, now you have to worry about how close their school is to a plant that handles dangerous chemicals. Reportedly, just under 100 schools in the area are within a mile of one of these facilities. In the map above, the orange do ... More >>
The high school senior football combine gives kids a free chance for scouts to have a look and maybe help them finance college in Division II, III and NAIA.
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:
Dear Monster Ballads, As the result of two recent death scares involving skydiving and putting a fork in an electrical outlet, I have been having questions about where Heaven is located? Is it on a map where I can find it or is it located in a closet -- like those kids in that Narnia movie? Also, a ... More >>
This past weekend and Monday, March 19, Southern Catholics gathered to celebrate the feast day of St. Joseph, aka San Giuseppe, the patron saint of fathers, workers, families and the Sicilian people, among others. Sicilian immigrants first brought the custom of St. Joseph's Altars to south Louisiana ... More >>
There's this deli across the street from our work. It's an okay place to get a cheesesteak but it's an excellent place to get a burger. And for a brief period last year, it was A1 territory for fistfights. Kids were going nuts with that shit. They'd show up, fight, record it, then run home and pu ... More >>
It spent nearly 25 years in the hands of a woman who started as a bar owner when she was only a few years short of senior discounts, and upon her death, it was passed on to her beautician because she didn't have any blood family, though she seemed to have the other kind in spades. Bonnie's ha ... More >>
Police and Crime Stoppers are looking for the people behind the brutal murder of a 36-year-old woman whose nude and badly beaten body was found near a Pasadena bayou New Year's Day. Edlyn Villegas had gotten into a verbal altercation at a nightclub late the night before, police say. Her body was f ... More >>
View 100 Favorite Dishes: The 2011 Edition in a larger map Now that it's been a little over a week since we wrapped up this year's list of our 100 Favorite Dishes, you've hopefully had a chance to digest some of the dishes on the map -- and I mean that both literally and figuratively. I know at lea ... More >>
This South Houston burger joint with a small-town vibe serves tasty, old-school burgers.
Photos by Troy FieldsPrepping for a busy lunch at C&D.Everything about C&D Burger Shoppe has that pleasant glow of a hazy, nostalgic time somewhere in between the late 1970s and early 1980s. Even the slideshow accompanying this week's cafe review of the little burger joint in South Houston lo ... More >>
View Best of Houston® 2011 Food & Drink Winners in a larger map By now, you've hopefully had time to peruse this year's Best of Houston® winners in the food and drink category. If not, then we've put together a handy map (above) with all of the winners listed, for those who prefer spatial int ... More >>
Photos by Katharine ShilcuttTexas barbecue done right at Gatlin's.On Wednesday afternoon, I mused that some day I hoped for visitors to Houston to feel as excited about our dining scene as I was about New York City's. The sheer breadth and depth of ethnic and regional cuisines present here is ... More >>
Cafe TH harkens back to East End Chinatown with a French vibe.
The Owls are led by their Ray Guy Award nominee punter Kyle MartensThe Rice Owls (2-5) aren't going to out-physical most football teams. They usually don't have the talent of other teams. So for the Rice Owls to win football games, they need outstanding game plans, solid execution, and they ... More >>
Can suburb support a concert venue?
The first time Rocks Off ever went to Houston's Show Palace Cabaret, we took eight tequila shots in a row in less than ten seconds (we have witnesses). Our friend Billy, who lost the tequila-shot contest, filled up three urinals with food he consumed that night and probably all the way back to t ... More >>
Photos by Robb WalshIn August of 2004, I asked a truck driver in the parking lot of Laredo Taqueria on Patton if he agreed that the spectacular breakfast tacos we just ate were the best in the city. "Second best," he said, "the best is Cherry Bakery." I had never heard of Cherry Bakery, and I ... More >>
The best taquerías, like Taquería Jesus Maria, serve great Tex-Mex along with the regional Mexican fare.
Hamilton Middle School, which was closed Thursday and Friday over swine flu concerns, has reopened, HISD and city officials said.Hamilton had been closed because an individual "had exposure to a known case" of the flu, Health and Human Services spokeswoman Kathy Barton tells Hair Balls. "And subsequ ... More >>
With another Sole stroll nigh, we thought now was as good a time as any for a look back at what we've accomplished already. Here is the Google map of our past adventures. View Larger Map Looks like we're gonna need to tackle Fifth Ward / Kashmere Gardens, the Heights, Sunnyside, Acres Homes, M ... More >>
This and every Christmas season the most important person is the baby Jesus, with a bearded, white-haired toy factory owner coming in a close second. Every year we flock to the malls to sit in our kids down on Santa's lap. Sometimes they run off screaming, while others take to the old guy just like ... More >>
Photos by Daniel Kramer This house in South Houston made it through Ike with just some power loss, only to catch fire yesterday afternoon. Neighbors at Ammons and 8th Street say no one was home as they rushed over to watch firefighters battle the blaze.
That stuff flowing from the faucet is safe, cheap and environmental
Yeah, it’s that time of year again when all of us people in the rock journo cabals start telling you what we liked this year. Then we make little lists and try out-obscuring one another. It’s fun, in a very sad and angry nerd sort of way. Anyway, this week I figured each day this week I would go ... More >>
Tropical Storm Allison destroyed houses that never quite got fixed, thanks to bureaucratic bungling and cheaters
Sometimes it's all in being in the right place at the right time
An Episcopalian gets bounced from her church for pressing the issue of female priests
With a local Democratic Party official at the helm, an AIDS agency nears collapse
Lee Brewer started stepping out on her husband of 30 years. She told him it was over. But Pete Brewer had other endings in mind.
Adult-shop raids raise the issue of what's nice and what's vice
In search of love and glamour on the Pasadena karaoke circuit
Cecil Hopper subdues the wilderness -- then enshrines it in his museum