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 >>
The list of the things you absolutely must do in the Bayou City.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 Houston® 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Five rules that should be added to light rail.
Rhode Island: Almost as many square miles as Harris CountyLincoln 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 >>
Gabrielle Giffords will get a veterans' motorcycle escort for the flight to HoustonNo 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 >>
Metro's light rail will actually be working this weekendHey, 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 >>
Get on the busIf 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 >>
Photo courtesy GHCVBA global city....with a disappointing football teamForeign Policy magazine, desperate to hike pageviews now that their "Hottest Women of Diplomacy" issue is a thing of the past (or of our imagination) has ranked the 65 "Global Cities" of the world.The magazine looked at 65 cit ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
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.
Roll up to Everyone's Art Car Parade
The mayor was threatened -- or maybe he wasn't
Cinco de Mayo festivities abound around town
Expect the Iraq war to worsen the Medical Center's reduction in Arab patients
From leftist camps and corporate security to semi-panic and port patrols, Houstonians tackle terrorism threats. Sort of.
A shopping list for your favorite political types
The Med Center gives Mansfield the boot
Trevísio's Alan Ashkinaze
Plus: Med Center Madness?, Cover Convicts, Force of Hobbit
Houston region in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Allison
A proposed Medical Center project gets big, big play
Main street's light rail is on it's way, and boosters hope to see passengers lining up for a ride
A big anonymous boob bars a large fake breast from the medical center food drive
Another day care plans to close in the Texas Medical Center
How Hermann Hospital and the Texas Medical Center left employees' kids high and dry
October 15 - 21, 1998
One of Houston's most venerable communities is set for redevelopment. Before that happens, though, perhaps one question needs to be answered: Whose community?
Redesigning Hermann Park so it's not just isolated compounds for special interests