Fish on Friday for Lent? The fast choice is J & J Seafood Market.
The crazy, complicated conundrum of Houston traffic.
It's tough enough to get around in Houston with traffic, accidents and messy spider web of freeways. If you just moved here, you're probably having a difficult enough time figuring out the difference between the Southwest Freeway and U.S. 59 (hint: there is none, but more on that later) and then one ... More >>
Local Kolache Factory takes on national Starbucks with a cup of coffee.
Teaching fellows looking for raises.
A Galveston-based ambulance was driving along the South Loop about 4: 30 yesterday afternoon when a small black SUV pulled up alongside. As the vehicles continued along, the driver and passenger of the SUV managed to convey the message that they needed the ambulance to pull over ASAP, which it did ... More >>
Police have a charged a 23-year-old man for brutally beating his girlfriend's four-year-old son because the kid would not stop kicking the car seat, according to court documents. Jamail Wagner is charged with injury to a child. Wagner told police he "was taking [the child] to day care when he tol ... More >>
Drive better, Houston. The first two days of 2012 saw four fatal traffic accidents, three of them on or near the Loop. Two occurred in the early morning hours of January 1, meaning they were probably New Year's Eve-related, but still: That's way too much dying going on. The deaths included a drun ... More >>
Western civilization's crowning achievement In this Fox 26 piece, one of the opponents of the new city regulation that says cops don't need decibel meters to write noise ordinance tickets puts forth an interesting theory. Steve Bundrick suggests the new rules took effect shortly after the red ... More >>
Which sushi place has opened its second Houston location?Unfortunately, we're ending the week on a sad note: Sweet 'n' Namkin, which I just spotlighted on Wednesday as having my favorite dahi puri in town, has closed. Anyone want to try and direct me to a new place for dahi puri, preferably a ... More >>
North-south cycling trails could be a go!
Open spaces begging to be usedAbout a year-and-a-half ago, as a sidebar to an article we wrote on the perils of urban cycling here in Houston, we cast our battle-tested, road-weary eyes longingly toward the possibility of CenterPoint Energy surrendering their scores of miles of utility easeme ... More >>
Photos by Kevin ShalinThere are so many Houston eating establishments, and thus, so many signs. But these are the best. 5. Antonio's Flying Pizza (2920 Hillcroft) There's nothing not to like about this sign. It has all the characteristics you look for--big, bright, eye-catching lights, a ... More >>
Photos courtesy of SF2Yelawolf, Alabama's most mystifying rapper, stopped by Sunday night for a show at the House of Blues as part of the prep for his forthcoming Trunk Muzik: 0 to 60. While Rocks Off was not allowed to attend the show - our wife has this crazy notion in her head that a fath ... More >>
The Texas Hill Country has arrived in Houston -- at least in the form of bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes. Patches of wildflowers can be spotted in green spaces along highways and in parks throughout the city.Volunteers of the City of Houston seeded 50 acres of land last September in the hopes of ... More >>
Our state is the top beer market in the country, so why are we falling behind in the microbrewery movement?
I’ve been feeling pretty down about a bunch of crap lately – the march of condos all over town and the douche-ification of Washington Avenue, among other things -- but the Sideshow Tramps' Craig Kinsey has gone and cheered me up with this here jazzy little ragtime-feeling “Montrose Boulevard B ... More >>
For some mysterious reason, most people’s musical knowledge of the YMCA begins and ends with the dance routine depicted here and probably the last wedding you attended. But Houston’s newest outpost of the 163-year-old service organization, located at 5801 West Orem, wants to change that. The Wes ... More >>
Appearances aside, is the Houston Public Library doing the right thing for all?
A Bevy of Bad News
Stevie Wonder, Prince and Martin Sexton combine in the Mighty Orq's tasty blues-rock stew
Screw mass transit -- this is the way to commute. Sure, citizens along Richmond Avenue may be bitching about light rail, but music editor John Nova Lomax has a real gripe against Houston mass transportation... Transportation, or "mobility" as people who like buzz-words seem to always call it, is ... More >>
The pork-and-hominy soup at Taqueria Mexico looks a little plain, until you dress it up
Central American early-bird specials
Continual crime, aging apartments and new activism collide as the fight for Fondren Southwest's soul rages onward
J&J Seafood Market
Now that he's got Mayor Lee Brown's attention, can Chris Bell win your support?
Learning to love the one-party state
Some health department citations seem to be vanishing into thin air, despite procedures that are supposed to keep that from happening
Some ex-patients credit the mind-body therapy of New Age healer JoAnne Mandel with saving their lives. Others say her compassion stopped at the bottom line.
After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.