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Southwest Airlines Inc.

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    Nashville Stars Step Onstage But Not Out of Character

    It's been several decades, since The Monkees and The Partridge Family, that a television show about fictional musicians has turned its actors into real-life singing stars. Maybe it was MTV's fault, or the flood of reality programming, but the '80s through '00s were painfully short on shows capitaliz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    One Minute Late to Check-In, Frontier Airlines Passenger Kept Off Flight

    Forty-four minutes early was one minute too late for Michael Monroe Brown Tuesday when he tried to fly the low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines back to Indianapolis from a business trip to Houston Tuesday. The 22-year-old budding entrepreneur and recent Indiana University business major graduate, sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Southwest Introducing Nonstop to Washington, D.C., Reagan National Airport

    Beginning the first week of August, if you need a flight to DC, it just got a little easier. Southwest Airlines is launching nonstop flight service between Hobby Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, according to a release. Recently, the airline began nonstop service to Pittsburgh ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    Harris County Attorney Sues Sharpstown Hotel Over Drugs, Prostitution, Violence

    Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan, in conjunction with the Sharpstown Management District, filed suit against the Plainfield Inn off Interstate 59 and Bissonnet on Wednesday. The hotel is known around the country -- it must be because they mentioned that TWICE in the press release -- for its prostit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Southwest vs. United: The Tale of the Texas Tape

    This week brings another chapter in the titanic showdown between Southwest Airlines, who wants to fly international flights out of Hobby, and United Airlines, the company that flies international flights out of Bush. United knows that allowing international flights out of Hobby would be a very, ver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Odd Pair: Mile-High Wine

    Photos by Jeremy Parzen.​"What are my white wine choices?" I asked the other day after boarding one of the roughly 24 Southwest Airlines flights that I will take this year, as I commute monthly to work with one of my clients in California. "Chardonnay," answered the steward. "Is there more t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Hobby Airport Renovations Promise to Make Air Travel Even More Fun For The Next Year

    Once you're inside, it's back to all thease and comfort of air travel​Nothing these days is as soothing, hassle-free and just plain fun as flying on a commercial airline. So the fact that starting today, repairs are going to be causing detours for the next year in traffic circulation at Hobby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Southwest's Pilot Apologizes For Misogynist, Anti-Gay Rant

    Sorry about that.​KPRC, which first broke the story, has an update: The pilot caught on an open cockpit microphone denigrating gays and flight attendants has sent out a company-wide apology letter. Captain James Taylor said he "deeply regret[s]" the remarks. "Please know that this event has ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 5, 2011

    Up From the Underground

    Alex "Pr!mo" Luster got himself a documentary from the street art life.

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Southwest Airlines TV Ads: Creepy, Kinky, Sexist or Just Bad -- Five Examples

    Southwest Airlines had another big month in February, the company announced today. They also announced they'd be joining in the latest round of airfare hikes, which is nice. We do love us some Southwest here in Texas. Maybe it's the ads. Through the years, they've been...odd, for the most part. Als ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Southwest Prepares to Fly to Newark: Five Tips

    New Jersey: Enter at your own risk​Southwest Airlines is busy with the final preparations for their new service into Newark Liberty Airport. As a native of the Garden State -- one who grew up only a few miles from Newark Airport -- we're here to help. Five tips for the airline: 5. Offer a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    What's Closed: Your One-Stop List, Updated Throughout the Day

    ​The announcements of closings due to the anticipated winter storm are beginning to roll in, the most significant so far being HISD closing all its schools and offices tomorrow. We'll be keeping a list of what's closed and updating it throughout the day, so check back frequently for news. Our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Aeros Would Like To Start Making Plans, But The AHL Doesn't Have A Schedule Yet

    LeBron, causing trouble again​The Houston Aeros know who they'll be playing this season. They know the date of their home opener, and they know the dates of five other home games. What they don't actually have yet, as the start of the AHL regular season draws close, is an actual schedule, and with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Dave Chappelle and Other Memorable Celebrity Airplane Freak-Outs

    Victoria Osteen: No Dave Chappelle​Because celebrities are better than regular people and therefore fly a lot, it's only natural that the friendly skies are occasionally subjected to the inexplicable fame-fueled freakout.The latest famous person to go bananas at 30,000 feet was comedian Dave ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 4, 2010

    Kevin Smith

    The director behind Clerks and Mallrats makes it big

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Pop Rocks: "Fly, Fatass, Fly!"

    Before I'm accused of size discrimination, a little source material: If you've spent even five second on the internets in the last two days, you're aware of the escalating hostilities between movie director/"person of size" Kevin Smith and Southwest Airlines. Smith, 39, originally purchased two ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Southwest Airlines Picks On The Wrong Fat Guy

    ​Southwest Airlines, the pride of Texas, has picked on the wrong fat guy.Kevin Smith, the director of Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, was tossed off a Southwest plane this weekend in Oakland because he was deemed a safety risk because of his weight.Like any modern person, he took his ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Southwest To Make Guinea Pigs Out Of Passengers, All In The Name Of The Environment

    ​We've heard of test pilots, but Southwest Airlines is offering the chance to be a test passenger.The airline is introducing a new "Green Plane," one where the materials used on a lot of things are lighter, resulting in a plane that uses less fuel to fly.If it works.One aircraft will be outfitted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Houston Companies Don't Do Too Badly In Survey Of Gay-Friendly Workplaces

    ​The Human Rights Campaign Foundation has issued its latest rankings of how businesses treat their gay and lesbian employees, and things look a little better than last year.The report gave 305 businesses a top score of 100 this year; that's an increase from last year's 260. Eleven of the top 20 Fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Gubernatorial Candidate Kinky Friedman: My Dog Could Run This State As Well As Rick Perry

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ "Going from musician to politician is definitely a step down," says Kinky Friedman, who announced his Texas gubernatorial candidacy Tuesday morning. "But I'll take it for Texas." Of course, it's a step that Friedman, author of songs such as "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2009

    Gubernatorial Candidate Kinky Friedman: My Dog Could Run This State As Well As Rick Perry

    Photos by Craig Hlavaty​ "Going from musician to politician is definitely a step down," says Kinky Friedman, who announced his Texas gubernatorial candidacy Tuesday morning. "But I'll take it for Texas." Of course, it's a step that Friedman, author of songs such as "They Ain't Makin' Jews Like Jes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Southwest Airlines Offering Some Really Cheap Seats

    Photo by ACommentSouthwest Airlines has created a huge amount of buzz among low-fare junkies this morning with the announcement of a two-day sale where all tickets cost either $30, $60 or $90 one-way.As the Dallas Morning News' aviation blog puts it: Southwest calls it "one of the biggest fare sales ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2009

    Local Dude's Lawsuit To Be A Hooters Waiter Ends With A Settlement

    Photo by noelweathersNikolai Grushevski sued Hooters in January after the restaurant didn't hire him as a Hooters Girl. Mike McNeil, vice president of marketing at Hooters, told Hair Balls at the time, "If we lose this go around, you can next expect hairy legged guys in the Rockettes to line up and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2009

    Life On The Rodeo Road: The Road Was My Home

    Rodeo cowboys basically live on the road, traveling with a herd of men and women crazy enough to ride, rope and wrestle live animals for a paycheck. Each day, Hair Balls is asking a different cowboy to tell us a little bit about himself and his wildest story from a life of rodeo. In the end, we hope ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    You Are Now Free To Pahk Your Cah In Boston Yahd

    Southwest Airlines is taking another step in its plan to stop being thought of as "that airline that flies only to airports no one's heard of."The airline announced today it will begin service soon to Boston's Logan Airport. Up to now, travelling to New England via Southwest meant landing in Provide ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2009

    Houstonian Survives First Day Of Amazing-ness

    Houstonian Jodi Wincheski and her partner have (apparently) survived to live another day on The Amazing Race.The reality-Tv show's 14th season premiered last night, and Wincheski was on one of the teams, partnered with a fellow Southwest Airlines flight attendant.According to this report, they came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Erin Andrews: Playboy's Sexiest Sportscaster

    Photo by speedye The competition has ended, and just like the Philadelphia Phillies putting down the upstart Tampa Bay Rays in last year's World Series, ESPN Erin Andrews' dominated her competition once again to repeat as Playboy.com's Sexiest Sportscaster. Playboy.com attempted to toughen things u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Erin Andrews: Playboy's Sexiest Sportscaster

    Photo by speedye The competition has ended, and just like the Philadelphia Phillies putting down the upstart Tampa Bay Rays in last year's World Series, ESPN Erin Andrews' dominated her competition once again to repeat as Playboy.com's Sexiest Sportscaster. Playboy.com attempted to toughen things u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Man Wants To Lick Hooters (In The Courtroom)

    Nikolai Grushevski, a man from Corpus Christi, has filed a lawsuit because Hooters wouldn't let him work as a waiter, which we guess would be called a Hooters Boy. "Hooters tries to circumvent the law by referring to its waiters as 'Hooters Girls.' Hooters is wrong," claims the lawsuit, filed yester ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    High-Speed Rail Coming To Texas, Once Again

    Last week, the Houston Business Journal reported that high speed rail  is coming to Houston. At a speech at New York's Penn Station, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced that her office will soon begin "accepting expressions of interest to finance, design, build, op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Southwest Airlines Going All International On Us

    You are now free to move about...another country?Has Southwest Airlines, the little Texas company that introduced cattle-call boarding, going all international on us?The airline announced today it's taking the first steps to offering flights to Canada, which is a country somewhere to the north of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    At Least Someone Wants To Come To The Texas Bowl

    Okay, so Notre Dame somehow preferred the Hawaii Bowl to the Texas Bowl. Some people just prefer Honolulu to Houston, we guess.But ND's replacement, Western Michigan University, is pleased as punch to be coming here.That can happen when you live in Kalamazoo (Motto: No, We Are An Actual City).The an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    A SugarHill Supergroup of Sorts

    The SugarHill Gang, from left: Fever Tree's Rob Landis, Radio Birdman's Dennis Tek, engineer Andy Bradley, Tyson Steth, Kenny Cordray and Dust Peterson Photos by Chris Gray Watching musicians in the studio is like watching meat processors make sausage: it's tedious and there's lots of blood. But it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Southwest Adding Flights To See Obama Get His First Executive Experience

    As we've noted before, Houstonians are going wild over the chance to be in DC for Barack Obama's inauguration (assuming it still goes on, after the world discovers The Truth about his birth certificate.) More proof: Southwest Airlines is adding flights to Washington just to handle the increased dem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2008
  • Music

    August 2, 2007

    They Fought the Law

    In Rap, You're Nothing Without a Sheet

  • Music

    May 10, 2007

    Houston Radio Still Sucks

    David Sadof shares his dream station with Racket

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2006

    Bees on a Plane!!

    New Line Cinema "Forget about the damn snakes! We got bees up in this bitch!" As the countdown to the most hyped horror movie this summer begins, there's news that there may be a greater threat to airline passengers than Snakes on a Plane... Bees. Yesterday's WSJ reported that angry bees, at ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    No Fun Allowed

    Who hates parades? Councilman Mark Goldberg.

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Keeping It Real

    Spring Creek stands poised to ride into history, one way or another

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2004

    Thong and Dance

    Hang with the scantily clad at the No Pants Party

  • Music

    January 22, 2004

    Caroline Herring

    Friday, January 23

  • News

    October 9, 2003
  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    Cold Relief

    Radio wild card Coldplay struts in from the UK with plenty of attitude

  • Dining

    January 9, 2003

    New Digs, Old Tricks

    The Riviera Grill has moved downtown, but it doesn't know how to make an urban statement

  • Culture

    July 19, 2001

    West Coast Cool

    L.A. curator turns "The Big Show" into a breezy stroll along Santa Monica Boulevard

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    We're (Kinda) Sorry

    The Chron finally gets around to apologizing for being wrong about the supposed Clinton-staff vandalism scandal

  • Music

    June 8, 2000
  • News

    September 10, 1998

    Do Not Go Gentle

    Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby fights on for better, more diverse education in Texas

  • Dining

    February 26, 1998
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