According to a recent Gallup Poll, Members of Congress have now slipped below car salesmen in terms of the public's trust in them; only lobbyists are lower. State elected officials are only slightly higher than MCs. And judges come in at a lowly 46 percent. What is also interesting to note is that ... More >>
Political gadfly Kinky Friedman thinks winning the Agriculture Commissioner race is the key to legalizing marijuana in Texas.
"Another new crafty beer type place just opened, Cottonwood. And if this is not the 15th of these types of craft beer-meet-upscale food, but with a casual vibe, places to open up in Houston that serves nothing vegetarian," a colleague here at the Houston Press recently complained. "The food of these ... More >>
It's Friday the 13 and superstition says today is unlucky...dun dun dun! A Gallup poll conducted a few years ago found that about 25% of us are superstitious about knocking on wood, 13% about a black cat crossing our path, 12% about walking under a ladder, 11% about breaking a mirror and the number ... More >>
Texas is still doing its partAmerica, you just ain't the criminal-killin' place you used to be. A new report from the Death Penalty Information Center says that for the first time since capital punishment was reinstated in 1976, less than 100 executions took place in the U.S. There have bee ... More >>
How insiders use the college bowl system to loot American universities.
In a strange about-face, the president tries to hack medical marijuana off at the knees.
Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.
The candidate's fame is based on his POW status, but he has abandoned his fellow veterans time and time again
A Houston-area man leads the fight against the ban on gays in the military
Mrs. Fresh Prince brings her "spiritual hardcore" to the Scout Bar. Deal with that.
Jason Salavon sets his computer in motion and sits back to see what it tells us about ourselves
January 14 - 20, 1999