When you hear the word "queso," what do you picture? If you live anywhere outside of South Texas, you probably see cheese, possibly a Mexican cheese like queso fresco or cotija. If you grew up with Tex-Mex in your life like I did, you hear queso and think of a warm, soothing bowl of melted yellow ... More >>
An unidentified man was shot to death by a Houston police officer when he reached into his waistband -- contrary to the orders of the officer -- and she shot him. There was no weapon on the man; he was reaching for a can of beer, investigators reported. Officer J. McGowan and her partner were c ... More >>
If there's anything that can fix public education, it's yet another standardized test with a bizarre acronym. Forget TAAS and TAKS -- get used to hearing about STAAR. (The State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness, of course.) The Houston school district says STAAR is "much more rigorous" t ... More >>
Paula Harris is the Law & Order of HISD TV.If you watch Houston ISD TV, then you know school board President Paula Harris and the First Vice President Manuel Rodriguez. They are everywhere. For just some of the examples: Besides the televised monthly board meetings, Harris was on The Stude ... More >>
Both sides weigh in on Glenbrook Valley vote
And is Spanglish something to Celebrate?
Alex "Pr!mo" Luster got himself a documentary from the street art life.
DPSMark Bauman: Fashion plate. Also, alleged child-raper.A new name has been added to the Department of Public Safety's 10 Most Wanted Sex Offenders list and, more importantly, a new mugshot. Instead of the usual bunch of unshaven, T-shirt-wearing fat guys staring blankly into the camera, DP ... More >>
Photo by Margaret DowningTerry Grier has a chart for successIn Greensboro, North Carolina, Terry Grier was known as that (crazy) guy who gave a car away every year.Grier, now slightly more than one year into his superintendency in Houston, used that dramatic, crowd-pleasing technique to up the nu ... More >>
These are not the tacos you're looking for.Here's a question that seems pertinent in Houston, of all multiethnic, multilingual cities: When you're dining in a Hispanic restaurant where the staff speaks little to no English and you, as a product of being raised in a multilingual city, speak Sp ... More >>
We're talkin beisbol....ESPN Deportes Radio, the Spanish-language arm of the sports giant, has arrived in Houston.It began broadcasting this week on KGOL 1180 AM....and just as the name and above description implies, they didn't use English, which if it isn't the official language of North Americ ... More >>
Read a penetrating chapter from former Phoenix New Times investigative reporter Terry Greene Sterling's book: ILLEGAL: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone.
You'll need a diagram to keep up with who's in love with whom in this 1971 film
The San Antonio-born performer has made a career out of not fitting into musical pigeonholes
Photo copyright (C) Joan Marcus 2009Daniel Bolero, Natalie Toro and Kyle Beltran Kyle Beltran, who plays the lead role of Usnavi in the Broadway Across America version of the Tony Award and Grammy Award winning In the Heights, now showing at the Hobby Center, credits the musical for bringing "hip ... More >>
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has bravely defended Texans from being....incredibly, incredibly stupid?Abbott announced today that his office has obtained a temporary restraining order shutting down a business called Media Dime Marketing. MDM sold something called the "MPG Device," which promise ... More >>
Out of the ashes of Chango Jackson come two new denizens of the primate house
An activist Roman Catholic priest with little English is sent to conservative Aggieland
Japaneiro's Sushi Bistro and Latin Grill
News wars return as two Spanish papers go mano a mano
At Fabio's, the atmosphere and the Alfredo sauce are old clichés. But so is "Mom's apple pie," and it's still good.
The Nuge keeps on offending all sorts of people
Spanish-language media cries foul over Railcar Killer interviews
HISD's bilingual policy can leave Spanish-speaking kids in a language lurch
Sure, an unlicensed doctor was performing liposuction at a hair salon. Stranger still: Clients kept showing up.
A fractious bunch fills the city ballot, but the blood flies in District H
Novelist Tony Diaz stirs up a Latino writers movement in Houston and, in some respects, becomes his own main character
The chords are the same, but the lyrics are en espanol. The rockeros like it, yes they do.
At home and (sort of) away, Radio 1320's Gonzalez and Rojas bring the basketball action to Houston's international audience