The last time we compiled a list of Houston's best coffee houses was in February 2011, and things have certainly changed since then.
In just the last several months, Houston's caffeine scene has benefited from several new entrants, all of which are determined to raise the city's coffee profile just ... More >>
Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen
6401 Woodway Drive
Earlier this year, Sylvia Casares, owner of Sylvia's Enchilada Kitchen, was shot in the stomach and air-lifted to the hospital. It's not an experience that anyone would be expected to recover from ea ... More >>
The Rainbow Lodge
2011 Ella Blvd.
This is the last installment of a three-part part chef chat series. Read Part 1 and Part 2 for more.
This week, we've been chatting with Mario Valdez, the 24 year-old-chef who is re-invigorating the menu at Rainbo ... More >>
My grandmother and grandfather had their first date at a Mexican restaurant in Oak Cliff, just south of downtown Dallas, after the end of World War II. These days, there are still plenty of Mexican restaurants to be found in this rapidly gentrifying part of town, but it's now also home to an eclecti ... More >>
For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of Houston® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had hefty competition from other Houston bars and restaurants.
Police say a Corpus Christi woman was drunk when they arrested her early Saturday morning after a low-speed chase. At the time of her arrest, 18-year-old Taylor Burnham was wearing nothing but a pair of cowboy boots.
Acting on a complaint about a suspicious person, police found Burnham in a back al ... More >>
Has the lottery been played?You may remember Joan Ginther, the woman who's racked up four Texas Lottery million-dollar-plus wins over the years.
The lottery said she had just gotten lucky, but now one expert thinks she might have figured out how to game the system in a completely legal way.
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Krayolas drummer David Saldana is not your average power pop rock and roller. While his resuscitated band continues to draw gobs of press and is grabbing some high profile gigs, Saldana's life is taking him in another direction.
"I'm actually getting my Masters in education so I can be a pri ... More >>
Jose Maravilla, celebrated in songIn the borderlands of South Texas, there has long been a tradition of immortalizing revolutionaries in song. Corridos, as these tunes are known, date back to the decades before the Mexican Revolution, and have been written in honor of people like Emiliano Zap ... More >>
Photos by Jason WolterLyle Lovett & John Hiatt
The Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston
June 27, 2011
Coming soon to an Improv near you: The comedic stylings of Lyle & Hiatt!
Almost sounds like one of those old-time yukster duos, doesn't it? It certainly played out like that Monday night in Th ... More >>
TPWDIt shrinks like a cold, frightened turtleMore than 800 sea turtles who had been stunned by the state's cold snap are getting their release back into the wild starting today, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department says.
In the past the animals were kept for weeks, but TPWD says a new philo ... More >>
One more thing, ma'am....After the murder and decapitation of one of their own, Mexican investigators are calling off the search for David Hartley's body, temporarily at least.So, is it case closed? Is STRATFOR's theory -- that Hartley was gunned down by Zeta thugs who believed he was a scout for ... More >>
A boon for budding comediansThe Washington Post has a great story this morning, a profile of Austin lawyer Harry Whittington, better known as the man shot by Vice-Preesident Dick Cheney on a South Texas hunting trip.The lengthy story breaks some new ground -- for instance, despite reports, Whitti ... More >>
The other day, Hair Balls was discussing the case of Crystal Sosa with a friend.Sosa is a young prostitute. Two years ago, her dead infant was discovered stashed in the freezer of the motel where she was staying with her boyfriend. She was eventually convicted of nothing more serious than attempt ... More >>
For most of the spring and summer, a souped-up squad of 100 ATF agents was running all over Houston and South Texas doing everything possible to slow the raging river of guns illegally flowing into Mexico.Agents followed up old leads, tracked down new ones, made scores of arrests, confiscated hun ... More >>