Texas Children's Hospital

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2014

    Texas Children's is Studying a Seizure Drug Derived from Marijuana

    Houston now has an unlikely new pot dealer. Well, sort of. This month, Texas Children's Hospital will break new ground in medical marijuana research, starting an FDA-approved clinical trial of Epidiolex, an experimental marijuana-based pharmaceutical used to treat seizure disorders. The clinic tri ... More >>

  • News

    June 19, 2014

    Treating a Mystery: A Disease Named Pandas May Be Causing Frightening Changes in Children

    Parents say their kids have something called Pandas, and it's not cute or cuddly.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    Authorities Say Nurse Dropped Near-Deadly Amounts of Salt in Daughter's Feeding Tube

    It took removing a pre-schooler from her mother's care for seven months for authorities to build their case against a mom they say tried to poison her little girl with salt. Katie Alice Ripstra, 31, was charged this week by the Harris County Sheriff's Office for allegedly poisoning her 4-year-old ... More >>

  • News

    April 3, 2014

    The Lessons of the Galveston Bay Oil Spill

    It's not just dollars and cents that makes the Galveston Bay oil spill such terrible news

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Galveston Bay Oil Spill: A Lesson In a Series of Lessons

    Mark Twain's declaration that "History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme" is an appropriate and memorable reminder in the wake of the March 24, Galveston Bay oil spill. It's one more prompt that environmental abuses, whether by negligence, human error, or political gain, need our attention no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    Openings & Closings: Adios 1252 Tapas in Uptown & Hello Taco in The Woodlands

    While it's not a restaurant, it's still a notable closing. B4-U-Eat, an online Houston restaurant guide, announced its own closure on Monday, February 17. For the past 23 years, B4-U-Eat has provided Houstonians with a variety of updates for restaurant openings and closings, reviews and events listi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Audrina Cardenas: Miracle Baby Celebrates First Birthday

    Feel good stories are so few and far between in the news sometimes. This one is just impossible to turn down. Audrina Cardenas recently reached her first birthday. This wouldn't be a significant milestone except that Cardenas was born with her heart outside her body and it took the gifted doctors an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    Music Therapists Bring Healing Through Tunes and Beats

    Elton John once said, "Music has healing power; it has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours." This divertive nature forms the science behind the music therapy field, a burgeoning subsector of behavioral health care that is popping up in institutional settings -- from hospital ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Lawsuit: Pharmacy Screwed Up Prescription, Killed Child

    A Houston pharmacy accidentally dispensed a morphine prescription for a child ten times higher than what was actually prescribed, resulting in the girl's death, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Harris County District Court. Cullen Care Pharmacy is accused of preparing 150 mg of morphine sulf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    This Week in Craft Beer: Ash Bash Continues, Beer Legislation News and More

    It's a busy week in beer. That said, it always seems to be a busy week in beer around here lately thanks to Houston's growth in the industry over the past two years. The Craft Brewer's Conference is wrapping up in Washington D.C. and we're creeping closer to National Craft Beer Week, but there's ple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Craft Beer and Charity: More Details on Next Week's Ash Bash Events

    The craft beer community is still dealing with the as-yet-unsolved murder of Duff Beer Distribution founder Ashley "Ash" Rowell. The murder came at the tail end of Duff's existence, as the brand was in the process of being integrated into Favorite Brands following Rowell's sale of Duff to the much l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Audrina Cardenas: Miracle Baby With Heart Born Outside Her Body Leaves the Hospital (with Photos)

    Back on Thanksgiving Day, I said you should count your blessings if for no other reason than because of the story of little Audrina Cardenas, a baby born with a rare birth defect, her heart was literally formed outside her chest. A team of doctors at Texas Children's Hospital raced to save her life ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    5-year-old Girl Abducted from Fairbanks Library, HSO Looking For Man in His 30s

    Harris County Sheriff's Department investigators are looking for a man, said to be 30 to 35 years old who they believe abducted a 5-year-old girl from the Fairbanks Library, 7122 North Gessner. Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding the man who offered the girl candy to come with ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    Millionaires Clash Over Shadyside Mansion

    Despite all the Tenth Commandment strictures to the contrary, coveting the mansion next door has led millionaire executive Tony Petrello to years of depositions and lawsuits.

  • News

    September 27, 2012

    RIP, Larry Joe Miggins

    Houston's fabled Irishman dies.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Behind the Scenes at The Iron Sommelier Competition

    "In ten minutes, they're gonna be in the room," said sommelier Antonio Gianola with a tone of urgency. To his right, fellow sommelier Jonathan Honefenger encouraged his fellow somms along with cries of: "Hustle! Hustle!" The two men moved swiftly from one seat to the next, pouring a deliberate ounc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Three-Month-Old Baby, Bayou Body Count No. 147

    Houston police are investigating the death of a three-month-old baby on the southeast side August 30. The baby boy, whose name has not been released, died after being taken to Texas Children's Hospital and the cause of death is pending autopsy results by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Scie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Seven-Month-Old Girl, Bayou Body Count No. 139

    Police are investigating the death of a who died seven-month-old girl after being left in the care of her grandfather. An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death for the child, whose identity has not been released. HPD says the baby was left with her grandfather at a home in the ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 16, 2012

    More Than Just Nolan Ryan

    5 food-related reasons to drive to Alvin.

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Wine Lost and Found in Translation with Sean Beck

    "The sommelier is there to 'translate' the wine" for the patron, says sommelier Sean Beck. Beck runs one of the city's most respected wine programs at Backstreet Café. "You're there to make the guests feel confident about their choice" of wine, he explains. In a city like petrochemical-based Houst ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    Unidentified 2-Month-old Baby Girl Found Dead: Bayou Body Count No. 111

    Houston police are investigating the death of an unidentified two-month-old baby girl who died about 2 p.m. Thursday. The infant was transported by ambulance from her home at 11911 Martin Luther King Boulevard to Texas Children's Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Health Department Roundup: Just the Facts, Mostly

    Normally we go all Popeye Doyle on the inspection reports, doing things our way, asking for forgiveness rather than requesting permission. We'd even consider purchasing an ankle holster if we were allowed to rub up against girls while on the clock. (Just kidding, it's a quick-draw gimmick.) Today, t ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011

    Hugs and Hoots

    Corporate shenanigans way out yonder at Whiskey River.

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    MetroRail Suspending Service This Weekend: BestFest Plan Bs

    Monica FuentesThe Superblock: No (train) cars go.​As a frequent and mostly satisfied mass-transit commuter ourselves, Rocks Off has been recommending those of you headed to our Best of Houston® BestFest this weekend take the MetroRail to the McGowen stop. It would have been nice, but we just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    No Light Rail For Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest

    Buses will take the place of rail​Thanks, Metro: You've taken away the best option for getting to and from the Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest. There's no light-rail service this weekend "to allow Texas Children's Hospital to continue construction on a pedestrian bridge over Fannin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Sandrell Crosby, 1 Year Old, Bayou Body Count No. 47

    HPDChristopher Washington: Faces capital murder charges​A west Houston man has been charged with beating his baby daughter to death, police say. Christopher Washington, 35, is charged with capital murder in the death of Sandrell Crosby, 1, about 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in the 2900 block of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Some Good Metro News: Light Rail Will Be Working This Weekend!

    Metro's light rail will actually be working this weekend​Hey, here's some good news for a change from Metro: the light rail system will be working this weekend! Hey, you take your good news any way you can these days. All of you saying, "Shouldn't a light rail system be designed to work on a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Early Warning: No Light Rail This Weekend

    Get on the bus​If you're planning to be all urban and hip and modern by rocking the light rail system this weekend, forget about it. You're back on the bus. Metro is closing the system starting at 8 p.m. Friday, and it won't be back up until midnight Sunday. The Texas Children's Hospital is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Songs For Our Brother's 21st Birthday

    Craig HlavatyLemmy (left, duh) and Jake Hlavaty​Today is the 21st birthday of one of Craig's Hlist's biggest musical influences: Not the Pixies' Doolittle, Nine Inch Nails' Pretty Hate Machine, or even Operation Ivy's Energy LP. It's an actual person, our little brother Jake. The kid came of l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Wadren Hilger: East Texas Woman Faces Three Felony Counts In Horrific Child Abuse Case

    Photo courtesy Silsbee PDWadren Hilger somehow smiles for the camera​Back in June, doctors at Beaumont's St. Elizabeth hospital were shocked at the condition of their little patient from Silsbee. The three-year-old girl was semi-comatose, suffering from seizures and bruised from head to toe.After ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    The Junior League of Houston Cookbooks

    ​The Junior League of Houston was once a group of affluent ladies who lunch who came together at the Tea Room to plan out their charitable contributions. Today the Junior League of Houston is comprised of a much more diverse crowd; they are working women from all walks of life, bound by a genu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Saturday Night: The Houston Symphony Does Final Fantasy At Jones Hall

    Photos courtesy of Houston SymphonySaturday's cast (from left): Alan Halverson as Kefka , Rachel Smith as Yuffie, Amanda Ayr as Tifa​The Houston Symphony Jones Hall July 24, 2010 While everyone else in Houston was going gaga for Gaga, Aftermath headed down to Jones Hall to hear the Houston Sy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    U.S. News & World Report Again Ranks Houston Hospitals Highly, But How Serious A Study Is It?

    Rankings based only on "reputation"?​Anyone familiar with U.S. News & World Report's annual hospital rankings knows that Houston facilities are repeat performers. The magazine's just-out 2010 list of the top 50 ranks M.D. Anderson as number one for cancer care; the Texas Heart Institute came i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    Tekerrious Jackson, 6, Bayou Body Count No. 171

    A boy who never had a chance​A little boy who apparently wouldn't go to bed fast enough for his father is dead, and two people are in custody, Houston police say.Alex McGowan Duncan, 35, and his girlfriend Tammyra Sampson, 31, were arrested Sunday morning in connection with the death of Tkerrious, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    The EPA: "Castrating," Maybe, But Also Getting Tougher

    ​The EPA may giveth, but it can also taketh away -- the agency is toughening guidelines in the fight against smog pollution, lowering the national ozone limit for the eight-hour standard.A federal Environmental Protection Agency spokesman says the agency will announce today that it is lowering the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Saturday: "Hip-Hop Hope Family Fun Day"

    Tomorrow, from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Rap-A-Lot Records, local Christian rap label Much Luvv Records, and a slew of local businesses/ministries, unite to offer Hip-Hop Hope Family Fun Day, an event meant to uplift the community and celebrate more than ten years of community service at the Prince Complex ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    What Happens When Chronically Ill Kids Grow Up

    Physically disabled young adults who weren't supposed to live this long find themselves hemmed in by an unprepared heath care system

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008
  • News

    May 17, 2007

    Mail Call

    Snake Snark

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Sunday Morning Coming Down

    Just in time for New Year's Eve, The Nightfly and friends put a few hangover drugs to the test

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2004

    Shooting the Puck

    High school camera crews score the big one: the Aeros' halftime show

  • Calendar

    September 16, 2004

    Ice Dreams

    Indulge your inner Olympian with skater Sasha Cohen

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    A Bevy of Benefits

    Saturday, December 20

  • Calendar

    November 13, 2003

    Monster Trucks on Ice

    What would Brian Boitano think?

  • News

    May 2, 2002

    Child Support

    The same extreme measures that saved Sidney Miller at birth also severely disabled her 11 years ago. Texas courts are still trying to determine who should pay for it -- and could set a legal precedent in the process.

  • Dining

    February 22, 2001

    You Deserve a Break Today

    McDonald's has it their way - in your museum, church and even in print

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    Hot Shots

    There's a bull market on the meningitis vaccine. Are some doctors cashing in?

  • News

    April 10, 1997

    Bursting the Bubble

    "Bubble Boy" David Vetter was hardly the happy, well-adjusted child portrayed in the media. Thirteen years after his death, his friend Mary Murphy is fighting to tell his story.

  • Calendar

    November 28, 1996
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