• Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Report: People of Texas and Houston Driving Less

    According to a report from the TexPIRG Education fund, people in Texas (and, yes, this does include Houston) are ditching the glut of freeway traffic in favor of public transit and biking in greater numbers, a trend that follows other cities and states across the country. The biggest change, not su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    United's 787s Make a Comeback After Grounding

    After a four-month grounding, United Airlines' Dreamliner 787s return to the air. These aircraft are supposed to be Boeing's salute to energy-efficient travel. According to Boeing's Web site, this midsize airplane can carry between 210 and 290 passengers over a distance of up to 8,500 nautical miles ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Michael Brown: Feds Accuse Former Hand Surgeon of Choking Flight Attendants, Threatening to Show His Wang

    We're sure that, by now, everyone's heard the latest hijinks our favorite cocaine enthusiast and alleged anal-herpes-giver Michael "Daddy's Baby Girl" Brown has gotten himself into: Dude has busted his federal-charges cherry by allegedly choking flight attendants and threatening to get buck nekkid o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    [PHOTOS] Light Rail Expansion Moving Faster Than You Might Think

    Since 2004, anyone living or visiting the areas near Main Street, the Medical Center, the Museum District or Reliant Park has probably gotten to experience METRO Rail, for better or worse. Some ride it daily. Some get in accidents with it. Some just gawk. But, one of the busiest stretches of commute ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Southwest vs. United: The Tale of the Texas Tape

    This week brings another chapter in the titanic showdown between Southwest Airlines, who wants to fly international flights out of Hobby, and United Airlines, the company that flies international flights out of Bush. United knows that allowing international flights out of Hobby would be a very, ver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2011

    Hobby Airport Renovations Promise to Make Air Travel Even More Fun For The Next Year

    Once you're inside, it's back to all thease and comfort of air travel​Nothing these days is as soothing, hassle-free and just plain fun as flying on a commercial airline. So the fact that starting today, repairs are going to be causing detours for the next year in traffic circulation at Hobby ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Free METRORAIL Rides to and from Reliant Park for Texans Home Games

    ​Traffic around any sports stadium can be a serious pain on game day, so Reliant has teamed up with METRO to provide free light rail rides to and from Reliant Park for every Texans home game in the regular season. Free rides begin at 5:30 a.m. on game day and run until midnight. To promote th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Southwest's Pilot Apologizes For Misogynist, Anti-Gay Rant

    Sorry about that.​KPRC, which first broke the story, has an update: The pilot caught on an open cockpit microphone denigrating gays and flight attendants has sent out a company-wide apology letter. Captain James Taylor said he "deeply regret[s]" the remarks. "Please know that this event has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Robert Wade Prince: A-Hole Passenger Gets Six Months

    Robert Prince: A raft of bad ideas nets him six months​A year ago we told you about Robert Wade Butler, an Alabama man arrested at Bush Intercontinental after getting drunk and disorderly on a Continental flight home from Amsterdam. Prince not only hassled female flight attendants and passeng ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Some Good Metro News: Light Rail Will Be Working This Weekend!

    Metro's light rail will actually be working this weekend​Hey, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Amtrak's Terrible Sunset Limited May Become A Daily

    Improvements on the way?​Amtrak has a new plan out on how to improve service on the Sunset Limited, the long-distance passenger train that comes through Houston on its way between Los Angeles and New Orleans. Any plan would likely improve service, since the Limited is notorious for long, long ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Metro's Greanias Forcing His Top Execs To Take The Bus Or Rail

    Metro is taking away company cars and requiring its "senior management" to ride the bus or rail. ​At a public hearing this afternoon, Metro released additional details about how it plans to cut this year's budget by $431 million. George Greanias, Metro's president, talked again about the plan to s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2010

    Bullet Train Between Dallas And Houston: It's Coming (Maybe)

    How about a Lone Star flag on the front of that thing?​Houston business leaders got briefed yesterday by a Japanese company looking to build a bullet train between Dallas and Houston, with mostly private funds.It's part of a U.S. offense by the Central Japan Railway, which, according to media repo ... More >>

  • News

    May 27, 2010

    Train Wreck

    How Metro and its president Frank Wilson got so far off track.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Washington Avenue: A Big Trench For Commuter Rail Below, Streetcars Above

    They desire a streetcar....get it?​If you're gonna dream, you might as well dream big.The Super Neighborhood 22 group, responsible for improving Washington Avenue, is meeting Monday to discuss highly ambitious plans for that burgeoning entertainment district.Among the proposals: Burying a large tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    First, They Came For My Legroom...Then They Came For My Food

    ​Earlier this month Houston's Continental Airlines announced that it would be improving its customer service for tall people by charging them for legroom.Today the airline announced it would be improving customer service for everybody in coach by no longer giving them free food."Continental Airlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    It's Not Turning Into A Good Month For Metro

    ​If the paper-shredding scandal were not enough ... it seems the Metropolitan Transit Authority aka Metro has more problems than it can handle.Remember the rail lines approved by voters in 2003 ... yeah that 2003 when Michael Jordan was still playing basketball and YouTube did not exist? Well, se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2010

    Aren't You Supposed To Be Pretty Mellow Coming Back From Amsterdam?

    ​Robert Wade Prince, 47, is from Alabama. We have a feeling he's called "Bobby," if not "Bobby Wade."He was coming back from Amsterdam when he got a little annoyed with things, and began making a series of seriously bad decisions that ended up with him getting arrested at Bush over the weekend and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2009

    Rider Agrees: Get Those Homeless Off The Light Rail!!

    ​Earlier this month we wrote about how a Metro vice-president blatantly told some citizens that he considered part of his job to be keeping those nasty homeless people off the light rail. Let them take the bus, he more or less said; the light rail is for winners.He has at least one supporter in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    Commuter Rail From Galveston And Hempstead By 2012!! Well, Maybe

    ​The Citizens Transportation Coalition is currently giddy with dreams of 90 MPH commuter trains speeding from Galveston and down 290 into the city...possibly by 2012, which sounds like the far future but is only three years away. There hasn't been much public movement on commuter rail since the HG ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2009

    What, The Name "Death To Jews" Was Taken?

    Qatar Airways is making a big move in the Houston market -- it's got ads on the air touting its luxurious service, it's got a giant new 777 plying the new Houston-Doha route.One thing it's probably not doing -- advertising in Houston's Jewish Herald-Voice. Or, if they are, they're probably not headl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    High-Speed Rail Coming To Texas, Once Again

    Last week, the Houston Business Journal reported that high speed rail  is coming to Houston. At a speech at New York's Penn Station, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters announced that her office will soon begin "accepting expressions of interest to finance, design, build, op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Southwest Airlines Going All International On Us

    You are now free to move about...another country?Has Southwest Airlines, the little Texas company that introduced cattle-call boarding, going all international on us?The airline announced today it's taking the first steps to offering flights to Canada, which is a country somewhere to the north of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Guy Sues Continental Airlines over Fuel Surcharges

    Pissed off about those extra bucks some airlines are forcing you to shell out in fuel surcharges? Even more ticked off when you pay extra for the plane’s gas and then don’t even make the flight? Well, Timothy Moriarty is. He’s so incensed, in fact, that he’s suing Continental Airlines over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008
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    August 13, 2008

    Houston's Light Rail Not Good Enough For Baltimore

    There's a bit of a brouhaha up in Baltimore, as some government bureaucracy -- no one really knows for sure -- is offering to pay for journalists and bloggers to take free trips to cities with shiny new mass-transit rail systems, and then write glowingly about them. They're not interested in cities ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2007

    Learning to Crawl

    Don't forget to hop on the light rail after work today and head down to the Flying Saucer. The Houstonist Light Rail Pub Crawl begins there at 5:30 p.m. We told you about it earlier in the week. The group will leave from there and board the boozer cruiser light rail and travel to various bars along ... More >>

  • Music

    July 6, 2006

    Bullet Train to Vegas

    Sunday, July 9, at Java Jazz, 2502 FM 1960 East, Spring, 832-482-2684

  • News

    January 13, 2005

    Double-Wide Divide

    Critics say Perry's turnpike plans will take a terrible toll on Texans

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    For Whom the Hell Tolls

    Heights residents fear the toll road authority's new land acquisition plans

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    Up in the Air

    Was this the punch line to a bad racist, homophobic joke or a dry run for a terrorist bombing?

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    July 22, 2004

    The Mixmaster

    County Judge Bob Eckels, the Doc Ock of transportation, is busy planning more roads

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    Perfect Fit

    Metro's new president already has a Houston attitude

  • News

    November 27, 2003

    Bridging the Gap

    Birders and the port are new buds seeking to block the proposed toll span at Bolivar

  • News

    November 6, 2003
  • News

    October 2, 2003

    Bad Blood on the Tracks

    Metro's consulting becomes insulting for some Hispanic leaders

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Hype

    Super Bowl 2004

  • News

    September 11, 2003


    Here's how Metro wants to sell us on light rail

  • News

    May 1, 2003

    The Train Ride Gets Bumpy

    Metro's coalition shows some early cracks

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Air Sic

    In cargo holds or plane cabins, critters are taking more than flights of fancy

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Bike Lanes

    West Alabama at South Shepherd

  • News

    February 3, 2000

    Train In Vain?

    Main street's light rail is on it's way, and boosters hope to see passengers lining up for a ride

  • News

    December 9, 1999

    The Katy: Railing On

    Fears of a future light train trouble Katy Freeway expansion critics

  • News

    July 8, 1999

    Dog Bites Train

    The Main Train and selling pets to labs have nothing in common. Until it comes to referenda, that is.

  • News

    September 10, 1998
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    May 7, 1998

    Upping the Ante-Up

    A planned HOV lane in west Houston ma instead become yet another toll road in our fair city

  • News

    November 27, 1997

    East End Transit

    Why have bus lines to Mexico bloomed all across the East End? Maybe because it's a family affair.

  • News

    June 8, 1995

    The Rule of Men, Not Law

    Who gave Lanier & Co. permission to loot Metro? They did.

  • News

    December 1, 1994
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