CultureMap first reported Monday morning that controversial chef Bruce Molzan has left Corner Table, the restaurant he's helmed since it opened in December of 2012. We called Corner Table for comment and received pretty much the same recited statement as CultureMap: "Corner Table and chef Molzan h ... More >>
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What if Rick Perry had never said, "Oops"? What if he could have, for Christ's sake, just remembered that he had wanted to gut the Department of Energy? What if he hadn't climbed into a tan coat and Brett Favre jeans and released that abominable Youtube video -- you know, the gay one. &nbs ... More >>
FacebookRebecca Dauler: Take your little cease-and-desist letter and stick it, Texas Workforce Commission!Say what you will about Rebecca Dauler, but if what the State of Texas is alleging about her is true, you can't deny that the 33-year-old Clear Lake woman has plenty of pluck and good-old ... More >>
Photo by Ed T.Ruggles owner and chef Bruce Molzan lost 60 percent of his staff Saturday night.Update: Bruce Molzan says that he has "three auditors" and a new manager going through files and payroll records as of today, admitting that Ruggles does owe the waitstaff back wages. "It's about $14 ... More >>
Photo by Ed T.Ruggles owner and chef Bruce Molzan lost 60 percent of his staff Saturday night.Saturday night at Ruggles was busy. There were nearly 200 customers packing the restaurant at Westheimer and Montrose, with a skeleton crew of only five waiters out of a normal ten-man crew. And at 7 ... More >>
Found not guilty of the rape charges against him twice over, a former deputy constable still can't get his job back.
America, you will soon be free of this (we assume) terroristEver-vigilant of illegal aliens taking over our state and country, Hair Balls jumped at the chance to look into the case of Anne-Kathrine Ubberud, a Norwegian citizen who will have to leave Houston Wednesday, after 17 years in the U.S.Ub ... More >>
Photo by Katharine ShilcuttThrowdown judge Gracie Cavnar prepares to sample an entry.The big guns were brought out last night for the fourth -- and largest to date -- throwdown organized by Jenny Wang and the Houston Chowhounds: the Mushroom Throwdown at Vic & Anthony's. From the judging pane ... More >>
Photo by Pete Vonder HaarConservative radio/TV host Sean Hannity began hosting his "Freedom Concert" series, benefiting Oliver North's Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund for the children of soldiers killed or disabled in action, back in 2003. Last Saturday the 2009 incarnation kicked off at the Cy ... More >>
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Maybe money's tight for you these days so you play the lotto, maybe the Daily 4 game. Then you win and the payout is so much -- $600 -- you have to take the ticket to a claims office in Houston to get your check. That was Jesse Phillips's situation last week until a worker at the claims office took ... More >>
The Texas Workforce Commission announced this afternoon that they're upping the weekly payments to people getting unemployment checks, thanks to the Obama stimulus bill.The checks will increase by $25 a week starting mid-March, for everyone receiving benefits as of February 22.Twenty-five bucks a we ... More >>
By now, most everyone has heard something of the off-the-mike November conversation between Texas Education Agency Deputy Comissioner Lizzette Reynolds and Associate Deputy Commissioner Gina Day that was made public last week. After a very brief meeting, someone forgot to turn off her microphone and ... More >>
Physically disabled young adults who weren't supposed to live this long find themselves hemmed in by an unprepared heath care system
Hilarity ensues after a UH scheduling mix-up
Desperate clients hand over thousands of dollars for a chance at a job
Scott Wizig's bread and butter is first-time home buyers with bad credit. He says he's making dreams come true, but many say dealing with him has been a nightmare.
Will Carpenter's short story was too frightening for his office
Too scared to leave her house, Sandy has one last chance: a county crisis team that will come to her
For 13 hours, guard Jeanette Bledsoe wondered if she would see one more murder inside prison walls -- her own. Now she wants to make sure TDCJ protects those who protect us from society's rejects.
Community groups find out - far too late - about crippling cutbacks in student jobs
Charter school scandals are teaching Texas a hard lesson -- one the state should have known fouryears and $77 million ago
Arms dealer-turned-gadfly Al Johnson thinks everyone's out to get him. He's right
Former curator Karl Peterson has been shut out of the zoo, and he wants to know why
Lockheed Martin's welfare-reform efforts have cost taxpayers across the country millions. So naturally, Lockheed Martin has been hired to train and find jobs for the poor in Houston and Harris County.
In the battle to privatize welfare services in Texas, corporate bidders have enlisted some inside help