A man who was shot in the face by a Stafford police officer after a 2012 skirmish is suing the officer -- a decorated ex-Marine once honored by President Barak Obama -- and the Stafford Police Department over what he claims was an unjustified shooting. In dash-cam footage of the incident, driver Ja ... More >>
The Shiloh Keo Era ended earlier this week. I think most of us could see that coming, what with Keo only being healthy for like one day this entire 2014 preseason and regular season. (To be fair, it was a very productive day, as he had 11 tackles in the final preseason game to temporarily save his s ... More >>
Los Rakas Warehouse Live, September 12 Equally competent remixing Wiz Khaifa's "We Dem Boyz" as they are grooving a smooth reggaeton love jam, Panamanian cousins Raka Dun and Raka Rich are as cool and colorful as their adopted city of Oakland, Calif. Their major-label debut, this year's El Negrito ... More >>
Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? If there's one thing the ... More >>
Have you watched Urban Cowboy lately? It's actually on Netflix right now if you never have. But the movie that in many ways put Houston on the map in the world's eyes -- how come nobody ever brings up Terms of Endearment, though? -- frankly hasn't aged all that well. Pulpish B-movie fare to begin w ... More >>
Debonair Lounge Cafe 4212, March 31 Since approximately Labor Day 2013, the only way to get each week off on a good foot has been at this Museum District oasis of cool. Debonair Lounge has already welcomed a who's who of Houston's hottest young hip-hop and R&B performers -- this week's "Ladies Nigh ... More >>
Late last year, I asked my daughter what she wanted for Christmas and she said she wanted the entire family to get tattooed together. It was so much easier when I could just buy her a Barbie dream house and be done with it; but, as she'd just left home to live on her own, how could I deny her? It ... More >>
Willie Nelson & Family, Paula Nelson Band Stafford Centre November 19, 2013 The thought that Tuesday night might be the last time I see Willie Nelson never even popped into my head until after the show was over. I just assumed he'll be back about eight months from now, like he was eight months ago ... More >>
While some classic rock-era bands have been able to carve out a comfortable touring niche on the strength of a couple of hits, others face an opposite dilemma in trying to cram all or most of their most popular material in a show. In the '70s, America notched up a number of success with tracks incl ... More >>
This week several big name chefs and restaurant owners spoke about their newly opened and to-come restaurants. Oh yeah and Iguana Joe's apparently got a lot of people sick and is shut down temporarily. But enough of the gross news, let's get back to some openings we are pretty excited about. Eater ... More >>
Today, when the 65-year-old Howard Kaylan looks back on the '60s, it's still hard to imagine the kind of commercial and chart success he had with the Turtles, and how by age 22, it was all over. "They say that wisdom comes with age, and at that time, I had absolutely none of it!" he laughs. "I mean ... More >>
Even the most voracious reader or rock-music biographies and autobiographies would be hard-pressed to find a better opening sentence than Howard Kaylan, lead vocalist of The Turtles, has in his new memoir Shell Shocked. "I was snorting coke on Abraham Lincoln's desk in the White House," it reads. T ... More >>
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? All of the greats start out in church ... More >>
Ray Price is a Texas music legend and a former roommate of Hank Williams. Rocks Off reached him by phone on his tour bus somewhere between Wisconsin and Nashville to talk about satellite radio, his love of stray dogs, and his show this Tuesday at Conroe's Crighton Theater. Rocks Off: How's the tour ... More >>
Roy de la Garza on what's next.
"I think we are a contender, so that's no surprise to me. I guess they got tired of losing money out there, putting our over-and-under too low, so they're getting more realistic." -- Houston Texans owner Bob McNair trash-talking the oddsmakers when asked about the Texans' status as favorites in the ... More >>
Whether it's for a radio station or print/Web publication (both of which are entities from whom I draw a paycheck), it's always good to be the resident expert at something. Ever since Bobby Petrino crashed his motorcycle into that wood pile on that fateful Sunday afternoon in early April, I've morph ... More >>
You can't spell "elite" without E-L-I. Really, you can'tWe interrupt this Texans-grieving for an update on the Alabama tea bagger and my AFC and NFC title game picks! (I'm pretty sure when my parents sent me off to college, they didn't think I'd be typing that sentence in my job.) The main c ... More >>
After reading Chris Gray's review of the last Glen Campbell show here in Houston back in September at the Stafford Centre, I was expecting the worst at Campbell's Friday night show at the Arena Theatre. The country legend had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few months before the Stafford show, a ... More >>
All right, this is starting to get ridiculous, football gods. First, you knock out Arian Foster for the first three games of the season with a hamstring injury. Then you rob us of Andre Johnson not once but twice with injuries to each hamstring, forcing him to miss most of the season. Then you rip ... More >>
Nancy Donalson: One of the alleged ringleadersHouston cops have arrested five people after a lengthy undercover operation found they were running a lucrative 8-liner operation in several area locations. Police say they seized "$1.5 million dollars in currency, nearly $200,000 in bank account ... More >>
2011 is almost here — how will you ring it in?
2011 is almost here — how will you ring it in?
At BB's, get your hot dog dragged through the garden.
Photos by Troy FieldsCharles Rivers assembles each sandwich and hot dog at BB's to order.On a recent trip to Chicago, I had a scandalous affair with an Italian beef -- dipped, with cheese and peppers -- one late night in Little Italy. It was messy, but I didn't care. I knew the affair might l ... More >>
World Cup 2018: Houston will be tested this weekIf one game was a microcosm of the Houston Dynamo's 2010 MLS regular season, it was the 2-1 loss this weekend to the San Jose Earthquakes.The loss all but dashes any playoff hopes the Dynamo had; though they are not mathematically eliminated yet, t ... More >>
Photo by Jeff BalkeSteak and cheesy grits at Plonk Beer and Wine BistroLast week, I wrote about my experiences photographing 100 restaurants for the Houston Press online restaurant guide. During the month I was shooting, I shot eateries both familiar and not so much. Given my time constraints ... More >>
[Ed. Note: We temporarily interrupt our real-time SXSW coverage to give you something else to read about for one of the last times this week.] Richmond and Rosenberg are tough places to describe, partly because there are many faces to the two towns, which are referred to on the streets as just one ... More >>
Through word of mouth alone, Smitty's has become a Third Ward staple.
We met Bernard Brunon for dim sum at Empress Pavillion restaurant in Los Angeles Chinatown last week. After 18 years in Houston, the French artist accepted a job offer in Tinseltown a couple of years ago. Bernard was a familiar fixture on the Houston arts scene, and he told me to say "hi" to ... More >>
There's the guy who allegedly drove over a woman and then there's the fellow who allegedly shot three dudes and burned the house down.Yes, these are just a few of the many murders that the hard-working Houston homicide detectives have ostensibly solved over the past week. It started out as jus ... More >>
Last week, we asked you to share your comments with us about Houston's most underrated restaurant. In the second of a two-part question about overrated and underrated restaurants thorughout the city, you weren't any shyer with your comments than you were when we asked about overrated restaur ... More >>
He's treated thousands of people from all over the world, so why can't he get FDA approval?
Randalls has quite a few stores open in the Houston area as well. Not as many as HEB has, but, then again, Randalls isn't counting Bryan and Brenham as the "greater Houston region." Full list after the jump:
When five-year-old Adriel Arocha ran afoul of the Needville school district, getting cut off wasn't an option for his parents
A new Asian diner brings dinnertime dim sum to the Inner Loop
The burgers at Moores Double Horn Grill make our food critic do a double take
Houston actually pulls off one crazy week
Golden Palace is Houston's top weekday dim sum destination
Plus: Porn Priorities?, House Woes, Sit on It
The Chron editor starts to make a mark
Consuming Hate, Best and the Rest, Percentile Envy
From the week of February 10, 2000