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  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Even Dallas Agrees, We're Boomin'

    How far back does the Dallas vs. Houston rivalry go? Is it even a legitimate rivalry anymore? A column in the Dallas Morning News this week seems to question this, but then points out to how much stronger growth seems on the Houston front. And while we cheer about Toyota Motors bringing about 4,000 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2014

    Kinky Friedman Campaign Make One Last Play For Houston Voters

    With the state primary runoff election only a month away, Cleve Hattersley, who is steering Richard "Kinky" Friedman's run for Texas Agriculture Commissioner, says the big push is on in Harris County, where Friedman did poorly in the March primary. "Harris is the only major county we got whupped i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Five Bits of JFK Assassination Paraphernalia You Won't See

    Right now the world is full of Kennedy nostalgia and tons of stuff you can see linked to the day President John F. Kennedy and company drove past the Texas Book Depository in downtown Dallas. The 50th anniversary is upon us, and while it might feel a wee bit on the morbid side to be so focused on th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    The 6 Creepiest Things About R U Dateable's Justin Lookadoo

    On Wednesday, students at Richardson High School near Dallas were treated to an assembly featuring Justin Lookadoo, porcupine-looking religious "motivational" speaker. Lookadoo is the man behind the website and books R U Dateable, in which he presumes to tell 16-year-olds how to find a suitable mate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: Manziel Sent Home From Manning Camp For Hangover Dehydration

    Every year around this time, former Saints quarterback Archie Manning oversees the Manning Passing Academy. For those not familiar with the Academy, it is a four day, annual camp conducted in Thibodeaux, LA on the campus of Nicholls State University where the Manning patriarch, along with his Supe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    West Moves Forward (Sues) As Senate Tells EPA Just How Much They Screwed Up

    It's been more than two months since the explosion at the West, Texas fertilizer factory left the little town looking like a nuclear bomb had been dropped on it. Since then, the hits have kept on coming. The townspeople have gone about trying to rebuild their home without the help of disaster reli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants: Surprising Shut-Outs

    Haven't had a chance to peruse this week's feature yet? Catch up on our list of the 30 essential Texas restaurants and then meet us back here. Synchronize Swatches! There have been plenty of questions asked by readers confounded by how some of their favorite Texas restaurants could have been left o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2012

    R.I.P. Texas Metal God Mike Scaccia

    The Texas metal community lost a major creative force over the weekend when Ministry/Rigor Mortis guitarist Mike Scaccia passed away in Ft. Worth. He was 47. Scaccia collapsed onstage at Metroplex metal haunt the Rail Club early Saturday morning, where he was performing as part of a 50th birthday ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2012

    Atheism Rising

    Those folks across Texas who don't believe in God are getting organized and going public.

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Anthony Bourdain, Part 2: Layovers, Twitter, Ruth Bourdain and the Dangers of Boredom

    Yesterday, we caught up with Anthony Bourdain -- chef, author, TV host, publisher and recent Texas barbecue convert. We talked about his love affair with Austin (he used the word "quirky" twice, if you're counting) and his disdain for Dallas Morning News critic Leslie Brenner, why restaurants servi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    This Week In Food Blogs: Burgers, Burgers and More Burgers

    29-95: Did you head out to the food truck rally this past Sunday at The Refinery? Andrew Rebman was there snapping shots all day long, in case you missed it. Most food trucks ran out of food -- although a few were able to restock and sell out once again -- as huge crowds clamored for unique eats fro ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Flaming Young

    Ten food-related words you need to stop misspelling

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    The Texas Chefs Hall of Fame: 1981 and Now

    Assistant music editor Craig Hlavaty recently purchased a 1981 edition of The Genuine Texas Handbook, a guide to all things Texan. It's an often-tongue-in-cheek look at the people, places, outfits, songs, foods and more that made someone Texan 31 years ago. Incidentally, the book and I are the same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    50 Rad Things Now on the Sig's Lagoon Walls

    Within the past month, the walls of Sig's Lagoon have been transformed into a sprawling pop-culture collage of posters, photos, newspaper clippings, magazine covers, picture discs and cardboard cutouts courtesy of former Sundance Records owner Bobby Barnard. Since the longtime San Marcos music stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    TAPPS Head Edd Burleson's Take On Non-Christian Schools: A Texas Shanda For The Goyim

    Edd Burleson is the head of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, and when it comes to discussing recent controversies between TAPPS and non-Christian schools, he brings the crazy like he brings the "d"s to his first name. The Dallas Morning News published an interview with Burle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    ESPN's Craig James to Run for U.S. Senate In Texas

    The next senator from Texas?​Great news if you're a fan of inept political campaigns, or if you just want less awful announcing on your TV. Craig James, ESPN college football analyst who was personally involved in two ugly college football scndals of varying degrees, is running to replace Kay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Welcome to the Nabi-hood: Montrose Gets a New Asian Fusion Restaurant

    ​Another table-turning restaurant is making Montrose its home: Say sayonara, Tomo and irashaimase to its new incarnation, Nabi. The Asian fusion restaurant is taking over the sushi joint, which had been a fixture on Lower Westheimer since 2007. Prior to Tomo, the building at 1517 Westheimer wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Rick Perry Asking Other Governors to Pray And Fast For A Day, Including Chris Christie (Updated)

    Fast for a day, Chris Christie: the power of Perry compels you!​There are few t hings more annoying than the stranger who asks you if you've accepted Jesus, but Governor Rick Perry has became That Guy with a letter to the 49 other state leaders in the U.S. He's asking them to come to Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    Arts vs. Grannies: Texas Lege Axes Culture

    What would Stingo say?​The state's budget crisis is making for some stark choices in the legislature, clear-cut votes that lay things out for all to see. One of them came today, when House members voted on whether to budget $3.5 million to the Texas Commission on the Arts (enough to keep it a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Tommy Lee Jones for Senate: Crucial Updates

    Since our item on Houston attorney Geoff Berg's campaign to draft Tommy Lee Jones for the Senate seat being vacated by Kay Bailey Hutchison, things have been moving fast. 1. Tommy Lee Jones still has had nothing to say on this. 2. But the story has been picked up by CNN, the Dallas Morning News, ... More >>

  • News

    December 30, 2010

    Prison Pays

    Despite a history of abuse and bad conditions, private prison corporation GEO keeps getting contracts from the state.

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2010

    Top Ten Sports Moments: Four Personal Stories

    Different kinds of heartbreak​We've identified the absolute, unarguable Top 10 Sports Moments (and five worst) in Houston history. Everyone has at least some personal stories connected to events on the list. I have four.1. UH-LouisvilleI was the quintessential cub reporter, having lucked into a j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Feds To Texas' Environmental Regulators: Good God, You Suck (UPDATED With Rick Perry Saying No, You Suck)

    Feds come to the same conclusion we did​The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency smacked the hell out of Texas environmental regulators earlier this week, announcing that the feds will begin taking control over the issuance of operating permits to chemical plants and refineries because the s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Which Classy Texas Congressman Shouted "Baby Killer" Last Night? (Updated)

    Last night's historic health-care vote was an emotional event on both sides of the aisle. Only one side, however, showed the class it takes to yell "Baby Killer!!" at a colleague.And all signs point to a Texan doing the deed.Anti-abortion Democrat Bart Stupak got up to speak late in the evening, exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Hutchison Staying In Senate Until She Wins The GOP Gubernatorial Primary (If She Does Win)

    ​More stumbles for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in her attempt to take out Governor Rick Perry: After saying for months that she would quit the Senate around now to go all in on the gubernatorial race, she has just announced she won't leave until after the GOP primary.Why? Bad poll numbers leading ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    U2 and Muse Set Lists from Cowboys Stadium in Arlington Monday

    Pete Freedman/ DC-9 at NightIndependence Day in Arlington? Nah, just U2's ginormous 360 "Claw" stage.​ It's a little less than 36 hours and counting until U2's 360 Tour stops at Reliant Stadium, and Rocks Off is starting to get excited. Really excited. Bono and the boys were in Arlington at Cowboy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    How Did Texas Monthly Miss This Burger?

    ​You've had the fabulous "Baby Goat Masala Burger" at Indika, right? You know, the cabrito burger seasoned with masala and topped with goat cheese and watercress? How did Texas Monthly skip this masterpiece on its list of the 50 top burgers in Texas, while the messy bulgogi burger at Burger Te ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Hard To Believe, But Texas Is Fouling Up The Process Of Distributing Food-Stamp Relief

    ​It's taking longer for people to get their food stamps these days, and that's because so many people are trying to get food stamps. (INSTEAD OF GETTING A FREAKING JOB, as KTRH listeners are no doubt saying after reading that sentence.)Two civil-rights groups have sued the Texas Health & Human ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 30, 2009

    Washington Ave. Revisited

    Forget what I said about Catalan – Chris Shepherd is one of the top toques in Texas.

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Our Robb Walsh Gets Plagiarized In Journalism's Mini-Scandal Of The Day

    Breaking news: Ocala, Florida, has an "award-winning lifestyle magazine."Further breaking news: That magazine steals. A lot.A local paper in Ocala (we assume it too is award-winning) has the story of how Ocala Magazine's editor, Heather Lee, was a enthusiastic plagiarist.A story Lee "wrote" about he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Our Robb Walsh Gets Plagiarized In Journalism's Mini-Scandal Of The Day

    Breaking news: Ocala, Florida, has an "award-winning lifestyle magazine."Further breaking news: That magazine steals. A lot.A local paper in Ocala (we assume it too is award-winning) has the story of how Ocala Magazine's editor, Heather Lee, was a enthusiastic plagiarist.A story Lee "wrote" about he ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    Texas Woman Fights Abuse at the State's Schools for the Mentally Retarded

    Her son was beaten up by an angry caregiver at Denton State School

  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Abstinence Education, (Not) Propaganda and Sugar Land

    Trees Have Been Killed: The print edition of the blog debuts

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Houstonian Kady Malloy = Early American Idol Front-runner

    Dallas may have hosted the American Idol auditions’ most recent Texas stop back in August, but it looks like a Houstonian stole the show. On last night’s episode, notoriously curt Idol judge Simon Cowell practically flipped his wig over effervescent Katy Taylor alum and Jessica Alba lookalike Ka ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    Exploding Playgrounds

    It’s a good thing Tropical Storm Erin is headed toward Texas and predicted to be ready to drop some heavy duty water on us and cool things off. Especially our mulch, which according to some people becomes a time bomb on the ground if the right conditions are in place: namely day after day of ext ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 5, 2007

    Swift Meatpacking Plant and Illegal Immigrants

    Swift & Company pitted employee against employee when it replaced injured workers with illegal immigrants

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2007

    Getting Authentic

    Craig Larotonda Today's cover story is based largely on court documents and internal government memos, most of which can be found at The NarcoSphere, an online project of the Narco News bulletin. Unlike other publications which have covered the House of Death story, Narco News has not ignored th ... More >>

  • News

    August 7, 2003

    Tale of Two Cities

    Kid-Care's former leader says the attorney general is playing favorites

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Dream Team or Bad Dream?

    Democrats sift pre-election portents for the answer

  • Calendar

    October 10, 2002

    Space Center & Me

    Or, how I learned to stop caring and accept the dumb

  • News

    January 17, 2002

    It's Still News

    What's the statute of limitations for rip-n-read violations?

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Golden Oldies

    How many times can the Chronicle write the "How to be a Texan" story?

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Running on Empty

    Local political campaigns struggle to get news coverage

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    One for the Geezers

    Former staffers line up to testify against KHOU

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    More of the Same

    Houston braces for an invasion of TV news

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Rubber Fetish

    Glory days for KHOU and Anna Werner

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Business Bewareing?

    Will past financial flops come back to haunt a front-runner?

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    November 11, 1999
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    April 1, 1999
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