Texas Medical Center

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    Mobile Medical Unit Gets Trial Run in Houston

    Blood clots in the brain are some scary business. Luckily, we now have what's been called "the first" mobile stroke unit in the nation in operation since late last month. It has some fancy equipment, but most importantly, it has people on board who can administer tPA, the clot-busting medication kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    UPDATED One Student Killed, Two Others Injured at Spring High School

    Update: Press conference: Sheriff Adrian Garcia confirms one 17-year-old dead and four injured. "We have three persons of interest that our investigators are interviewing....We believe that a confrontation of some sort occurred...this morning that ultimately led to a physical confrontation that then ... More >>

  • News

    August 8, 2013

    The Houston Bucket List: The 100 Things to Do Before You Kick It

    The list of the things you absolutely must do in the Bayou City.

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    More Concrete Coming On SH 288: 26-Mile Toll Road To Pearland

    Hey Pearland!!! You are about to either a) enter a bright new day of easy commuting to downtown Houston, or b) add to our area's smog problem via the addition of more concrete laid down for the rich to use while the less well-off suffer. It's a matter of perspective, we guess. State Highway 288 ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    William "Billy" Michael Martin: Steals Panties, Masturbates in a Hospital, Dresses Like a Pregnant Woman and Has a Thing for Blond Chicks

    According to a report from KTRE 9, the ABC affiliate in Lufkin, police apprehended William "Billy" Michael Martin, 45, and charged him with three counts of burglary after he went into the East Texas Medical Center, stole master keys and stole photos from various offices as masturbatory aids. Oh, but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Cover Story: Houston Babylon, a Collection of Houston's Creepiest Tales

    After my editor assigned me to write up a collection of some of Houston's creepiest tales for this week's cover story Houston Babylon, I took to Facebook for some group-sourcing of ideas and leads. That thread ballooned into an 158-post beast. Far too many good stories came in for me to include them ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    Baby Delivered After Mom's Death Is In Critical Condition

    A baby born after her mother died in a Texas Medical Center traffic accident is in critical condition, police say. The Houston mom, 30, whose name was not released, was crossing the intersection of Main and Cambridge about 9:20 a.m. Tuesday when she was hit by a grey Acura MDX going north on Main. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Gelareh Bagherzadeh: Crime Stoppers Offers Record $200,000 Reward for Tips on Her Murder

    Police are still baffled by the January 16 murder of Gelareh Bagherzadeh, a Texas Medical Center student and activist against the Iranian government who was gunned down in an expensive neighborhood. Today Houston Crime Stoppers announced they are offering the highest reward in their history: Inform ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Annise Parker Tells You How to Get Around Houston During Spring Break

    Mayor Annise Parker announced two things today: 1) Houston is a big Spring Break destination, which we admit we never really realized; and 2) She wants you to use specific routes to get to some tourist hotspots during this time. Again, we didn't realize there were Spring Break tourist hotspots in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    The Rest of the Best: Houston's Top 5 Hidden Treasures

    Photo by Troy FieldsScallops and grits at our No. 1 pick.​For the next 20 weeks, we'll be rounding up the runners-up to our 2011 Best of HoustonĀ® winners. In many categories, picking each year's winner is no easy task. We'll be spotlighting 20 of those categories, in which the winner had heft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Bike Nazis at the Texas Medical Center

    ARGH! DON'T YOU DARE PARK YOUR BIKE AT THE TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER OR ELSE! ​Before going to the office this morning, I cycled over to the Texas Medical Center to visit Chris Gray, the Press's whiz-bang music editor who is recovering from an apparent heart attack. I greatly enjoyed sharing laughs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Blues on the Light Rail: Ensemble Theatre to Ride & Sing

    Making waiting for the train entertaining.​Well my mama told me, my papa told me too Now my mama told me, papa told me too Well I shouldn't be here tryin' to sing these railroad blues. Metro will ignore this parental advice Wednesday when they partake in a stunt that actually sounds like it c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Rush Hour and a Big Soccer Game at Reliant: Metro Says It's Ready

    Keep your traffic fingers crossed.​There's a big soccer doubleheader at Reliant Stadium tomorrow, including both Team USA and the star-studded Mexico squad. They're not playing each other, but combined they'll bring enough fans to pack the place. Which could be a problem, since the first game ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Tropical Storm Allison, 10 Years Later: Where Were You?

    ​Ten years ago today it began. A Friday that didn't seem to hold any particular weather interest, maybe some rain, and then -- if you were in the wrong spot -- a rain to end all rains, it seems. Portions of Houston flooded like never before; other parts of the area didn't get hit much harder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords Walks Up Steps to Board Jet

    In case you were skeptical of the progress made by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords at the Texas Medical Center's TIRR rehab clinic, long-distance video showed her climbing the stairs to board the jet that's taking her to watch her husband's shuttle launch. KHOU's camera shows Giffords, with assistance, wal ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2011

    Metro Etiquette

    Five rules that should be added to light rail.

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Rhode Island Wants a Medical Center Like Ours

    Rhode Island: Almost as many square miles as Harris County​Lincoln Chafee, the former senator from Rhode Island who is now the (barely a) state's governor, announced today he wants to build a presumably mini-version of the Texas Medical Center. A "knowledge center" would be developed on land ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2011

    Gabrielle Giffords: From Hobby to TMC by Helicopter

    Gabrielle Giffords will get a veterans' motorcycle escort for the flight to Houston​No OJ-type newschopper hovering for Gabrielle Giffords's planned move to a Texas Medical Center facility tomorrow. Her office has just announced details of the move, and it says the congresswoman will arrive ... 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

    May 6, 2009

    Treat Mom Right on Mother's Day

    Mother's Day is quickly approaching, and if you've already made plans to take your dear, sainted mother out to a lovely meal on Sunday...wonderful! You're ahead of about 90 percent of us. Make us all look bad, why don't you? If you're like the rest of us, you're probably still trying to deci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Shamrock Hotel, We Hardly Knew Ye

    Today at 9 am, near the corner of Main & Holcombe, a small group of dedicated fans will once again pour out some Irish whiskey and toast the demise of the Shamrock Hotel.Today marks the 60th anniversary of the legendary hotel's opening. The dream of Texas oilman Glenn McCarthy, the place epitomi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Fort Bend Transit Has A Charmingly Naive Trust In Its Customers

    Things were a little bumpy yesterday on the inauguration of the Fort Bend County-Texas Medical Center Park-and-Ride. One bus broke down and two more got stuck in traffic, making some of the 265 riders a little late to work. Fort Bend Transit officials tried to make it up to riders this morning with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008
  • News

    July 27, 2006

    Changes in Attitude

    When voters elected Martha Wong, they thought they were sending a moderate Republican to Austin. Critics say once there, she took a right turn. Now her district is rethinking its representation.

  • Calendar

    May 11, 2006

    Here Comes "Trouble"

    Roll up to Everyone's Art Car Parade

  • News

    June 3, 2004

    He Won't Back Down

    The mayor was threatened -- or maybe he wasn't

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2004

    Mucho Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo festivities abound around town

  • News

    April 3, 2003

    Critical Condition

    Expect the Iraq war to worsen the Medical Center's reduction in Arab patients

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    All Duct Up

    From leftist camps and corporate security to semi-panic and port patrols, Houstonians tackle terrorism threats. Sort of.

  • News

    December 26, 2002

    All I Want for Christmas Is...

    A shopping list for your favorite political types

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Bad Judge; Worse Security Guard

    The Med Center gives Mansfield the boot

  • Dining

    October 31, 2002

    Doctoring Dinner

    Trevísio's Alan Ashkinaze

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Hotel

    The Warwick

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Gutless Politicians

    Plus: Med Center Madness?, Cover Convicts, Force of Hobbit

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Restoration Project

    Houston region in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Allison

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Booster Shot

    A proposed Medical Center project gets big, big play

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best View

    Chase Tower

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Train In Vain?

    Main street's light rail is on it's way, and boosters hope to see passengers lining up for a ride

  • News

    July 15, 1999

    Tit for Tat

    A big anonymous boob bars a large fake breast from the medical center food drive

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    Bye-bye, Baby, Bye-bye

    Another day care plans to close in the Texas Medical Center

  • News

    June 3, 1999

    Family Unfriendly

    How Hermann Hospital and the Texas Medical Center left employees' kids high and dry

  • Calendar

    March 11, 1999
  • Calendar

    October 15, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 15 - 21, 1998

  • Film

    October 8, 1998
  • Calendar

    July 10, 1997
  • News

    July 20, 1995

    Third Ward Rising

    One of Houston's most venerable communities is set for redevelopment. Before that happens, though, perhaps one question needs to be answered: Whose community?

  • News

    December 2, 1993

    The Park at the Heart of Our City

    Redesigning Hermann Park so it's not just isolated compounds for special interests

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