Tamar Braxton House of Blues, June 16 Tamar Braxton is a thoroughly diversified modern R&B diva. Besides music, her portfolio includes a clothing line, book (last year's Love and War, which she co-wrote with husband Vince Herbert), two reality shows (Braxton Family Values and Tamar and Vince) and a ... More >>
Sunday morning starts with a chill. The air's heavy with fog and mist. There's not much of a crowd at Reckling Park, but none of this is stopping the Rice Owls and East Carolina Pirates from playing baseball. The Owls are up 1-0 in the bottom of the fifth inning when the skies open, stopping play fo ... More >>
TSU restarts its jazz program, tapping into the talents of the fabled Joe Sample and kids looking for a place to play.
Houston police released sketches of three suspects allegedly involved in robberies of AT&T employees in the Acres Homes area. According to a press release, the three men approach AT&T workers, threaten them with guns and steal their belongings, including phones and iPads issued by AT&T. In addition ... More >>
Jerry Hart has been sitting at Avalon Diner for nearly two hours and he's barely touched the English muffin that he glazed with butter when it first arrived at the corner table. The antique dealer, convicted of misapplication of fiduciary property in connection with his once high-flying business, ha ... More >>
20,000 flags and 10,000 patches aboard
Atlantis: Last chance for souvenirsIf you're making the last-ever trip on the space shuttle, you want to make it count. And if the list put together by collectSPACE.com is any indication, this last flight is taking along enough souvenirs to outfit a small army. Almost all the items are put ... More >>
A, ummmm, wide variety of viewing methodsIf you've got a TV screen or a computer, you can watch every second of UH Cougar football this coming season, the school announced today. The catch is you have to have CBS's college-sports channel and CSS in your cable/dish/whatever package. But if yo ... More >>
Thursday Night Lights for UHUH has announced that three of the upcoming season's games will be moved to Thursday nights to get TV exposure, including the Bayou Bucket game Road games at UTEP and Tulane will be on Thursday, and the bragging-rights contest against Rice will be played under th ... More >>
John RoyalHouston Cougar Ryan Still leaps high for an overthrown ball on a first inning Rice sacrifice buntThe Houston Cougars (11-11) grabbed the 1-0 lead from the Rice Owls (15-9) in the top of the first inning last night. The Owls scored two runs in the bottom of the first, and the game w ... More >>
John RoyalRice's Arsalan Kazemi battles for position under the Rice basketNo coach wants to have to draw up a play with 2.3 seconds left that, if it works, merely ties the score and sends the game to overtime. But such was the position Rice Owls coach Ben Braun was in last night, his Owls do ... More >>
John RoyalExcuse Omar Oraby if his mind is on something other than basketballIt's easy to forget that basketball is just a game. Particularly on the college level where, for the most part, it's played mostly by kids who are a long way from home. And as much as fans might want the team to wi ... More >>
The Owls are heading to Vegas, babyThe Rice Owls played the first game of the Las Vegas Hoops Classic last night, and the Owls improved their record to 5-4 as they defeated the (6-5) UALR Trojans 65-55. But though the game was part of a Las Vegas basketball tournament, the game was played a ... More >>
Austin Daily Press NOLA, baby! 8:01--Hi, I'm Tyler Florence, and I'm kind of a d-bag. But at least my sunglasses don't look like a 14-year-old girl's this week. 8:02-- Driving into NOLA, Grill 'Em All is feeling very confident. "We're going to go where the party is." Um, that would be every ... More >>
West Texan Ned Sublette reflects on pre-Katrina New Orleans in a new memoir.
The Wire's creator moves south in Treme on HBO.
Today is the most important off-season day in college football, a momentous and staggeringly significant event that is known as National Signing Day.Today 18-year-olds declare where they will accept scholarships to play football. No other thing that happens today, barring an alien invasion, will ... More >>
This funky trailer in South Houston is worth the drive for Vietnamese breakfast.
Since I started my job as restaurant critic of the Houston Press in May of 2000, I've had a chance to observe the Houston restaurant scene for just about the entire decade. Our fine dining scene has evolved in the last ten years, and so have our ethnic cuisines. Houston became the birthplace of some ... More >>
Click here for more subterranean observations from Tunnel Mole. Where: Ragin Cajun III, Downtown Tunnel, 930 Main St., T-320, 713-571-2422 What $13 gets you: Great bottom feeding for bottom feeders If you're a hungry tunnel denizen (i.e. a bottom feeder) and have a cannibalistic craving to eat ... More >>
It's time for Lynda Benglis to become cool again
Everyone's All-American Joe Savery and the top-ranked Rice Owls fight for college baseball glory
Houston's music community responds to an unprecedented influx of talent
Blaffer Gallery presents a retrospective of UH's most prolific art collective
Exploring Houston's "you buy, we fry" seafood joints
At the Vietnamese-American-owned Cajun Corner, Louisiana mudbugs get a dose of special sauce
Among musicians, everyone wants to become an author
An angel named Grace, a doctor who's a real Trip and fresh gore flooding the ER -- the new Ben Taub gets old quick
The guy who designed Cadillac Ranch wants to build a dolphin space station. Is it any wonder UH is divided over the return of Doug Michels?
Why do we hate Bud so? Maybe we never understood him, or those... Adams Family Values
With big bucks and blessings from on high, Eugene Fontenot comes out from behind his wall to buy a seat in Congress
Frank Koury wanted to keep his gay life at home and his legal life at Fulbright & Jaworski separated. But when he died, everything was revealed.
Julia Roberts picked the wrong vehicle for her comeback