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  • News

    April 17, 2014

    The Horse "Soring" Torture Show

    The cruel world the Prevent All Soring Tactics Act is trying to shut down.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Texas Wineries Bring Home Gold in Dallas Competition

    The organizers of the Dallas Morning News-TexSom Wine Competition announced this week the winners of the highly regarded annual event, now in its 30th year.

  • News

    March 27, 2014

    Dr. Steven Hotze's Weird War Against the Texas Medical Board

    Right wing physicians claim the TMB doesn't play fair. Not everyone agrees.

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Louie Gohmert Rejects Obamacare, Personally

    There's a lurching feeling that comes when you realize you don't have any health insurance. You'll be walking along, a swing in your step, a grin on your face, when it hits you: Anything could happen. You just walked under a ladder. Fool! You just felt like you had to sneeze. It's pneumonia! That ... 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

    May 6, 2013

    Will the State Water Plan Funding Get Out of the House? Maybe

    Last week, pretty much everybody and their grandmother thought the state water plan was deader than an Elvis Presley-era jumpsuit. Hopes were high when the 83rd legislative session opened in January. Many people who pay attention to this stuff (i.e. people like us who think water rights are intere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Texas Wine Blogger Alfonso Cevola Honored at Italian Wine Fair

    You could hear a Texas twang at the 47th annual Italian wine trade fair last week in Verona, Italy: Organizers of the behemoth event, Vinitaly, awarded the prestigious Vinitaly 2013 International Prize to Dallas-based Italian wine blogger and journalist Alfonso Cevola, author of On the Wine Trail in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2013

    Texas A&M Gives Kevin Sumlin A Nice, Big Raise

    So how much are an 11-2 record, a Heisman Trophy, a win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa, a Cotton Bowl rout of Oklahoma, and a top ten recruiting class worth? Well, if Kevin Sumlin's new contract that he inked earlier this week with Texas A&M is any indicator (and really it's the only indicator) the val ... 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

    January 17, 2013

    The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants: Nearly Made It (a.k.a. the Dan Marino Restaurants)

    If you've read this week's feature -- "Eat Here: The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants to Visit Before You Die" -- then you've no doubt already asked why X, Y or Z restaurant didn't make the list. Maybe you've asked this question angrily to your computer, or rhetorically to a coworker who actually trie ... 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

    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 13, 2011

    We Live In A World Where Dallas Has Won An NBA Title: Five Things to Consider

    Old school Mavs​Way, way back in the day, when we lived in Dallas -- more or less against our will -- we were Dallas Maverick fans. The Dallas Morning News' offices were a block or two from Reunion Arena, and Mark Aguirre and Roy Tarpley were there to he enjoyed. The Mavs never made it over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Colleges With Gay Support Services Must Also Have "Family Values Centers," Texas House Says

    Wayne Christian wants "heterosexual values" taught, too​Late Friday night, while the eyes of the political world were focused on whether the federal government would shut down, the Texas House of Representatives took yet another bold step in ensuring that the state remains a laughingstock. An ... 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 >>

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

  • Culture

    September 18, 2003

    The Good, the Bad and the Humidity

    Eleven artists work up a show about Houston past and present

  • 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?

  • News

    November 11, 1999
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    April 8, 1999
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    April 1, 1999
  • News

    December 24, 1998

    To Bloom Again

    Quiet, intellectual John Bloom transformed himself through his alter ego, Joe Bob Briggs, into a drive-in-movie critic on TV. Now a new character is emerging: John Bloom himself.

  • Calendar

    November 7, 1996
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