Fish swim and birds fly and politicians run for political office - these truths are pretty self-evident. But it still comes as a faint shock that Gov. Rick Perry popped up in Iowa this week lambasting President Obama. He's been sharing his views on troops in Iraq, he's been spouting off opinions on ... More >>
Across the state, private companies are able to slash their property-tax assessments, but homeowners aren’t as lucky with their county appraisal districts.
We interrupt this widespread panic over LeBron James's possibly being human (and this widespread panic....and this widespread panic....) for a request. Oh, wait a second...Gary Neal just hit another three...okay, continuing... We interrupt this widespread panic for a request.... Damn! Danny Green ... More >>
Texas Concert For Conservation Featuring Dwight Yoakam, Robert Earl Keen, Hayes Carll & Ray Wylie Hubbard Sam Houston Race Park May 18, 2013 If I wanted to make a dopey analogy, which I'm going to do anyway, I'd say Texas' coastal waters and our wry but soulful singer-songwriters are two of this s ... More >>
Houston's 10 best classic food trucks.
Modern-day Texans may not see much German influence when they look around, but the indirect effects of decades of German settlement still linger in large pockets of the state. The first waves of German immigration began in the 1830s ahead of the European Revolutions of 1848 that sent floods of Fort ... More >>
Linebacker Connor Barwin, late of the Houston Texans, recently traded a solid music scene for a better cheesesteak by defecting to the NFC's Philadelphia Eagles. He began his professional football career in Houston and parlayed nearly 15 sacks over the last two seasons into a six-year, $36 million c ... More >>
The feds and a prosecutor say a Houston company selling synthetic drugs on the Internet is responsible for the deaths of teenagers in Minnesota and North Dakota.
Brandi Key Coppa Ristorante Italiano 5555 Washington Tel: 713-426-4260 This is Part 2 of a three-part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 3 in this same space Friday. EOW: So the concept of Coppa as being an Italian Restaurant, and you coming from Pappa's, how did that evolve and ... More >>
Here go hell come, SXSW has just released the first batch of names for the 2013 festival. I know, only a week after Fun Fun Fun Fest and a month since ACL. Did you see the FPSF blog from earlier today? Yeah, time is moving too fast. The big names on the list so far include the Zombies, Alt-J, Akro ... More >>
Taqueria offers al pastor-style meat cooked on a classic trompo.
In this week's cafe review of Northside restaurant Taqueria La Macro, which specializes in tacos de trompo, we take a brief look at the history of the trompo itself, which I was excited to find in Houston proper: And sure enough, sitting right there in the open kitchen surrounded by sanitation-main ... More >>
GREAT idea!!"Obviously we're trying to ... get this lockout resolved. We want to play NBA basketball. But if it doesn't happen what are we gonna do? We can't just sit around and not do anything. So we have to figure out ways to now continue to play basketball at a high level against top compe ... More >>
Photo by John SuhFalafel with garlic yogurt dipWhat is it? Greek yogurt is a strained yogurt that has been filtered to remove whey, which means it has twice as much protein but less carbohydrates than regular yogurt. In addition to protein, it is a good source of probiotics, calcium, ribofl ... More >>
Keep coming back for the latestThe overwhelming consensus on the 2011 NBA Draft is that it's, by and large, a pretty underwhelming group of players, and it may quite possibly be completely devoid of future All-Stars. So why am I so excited about tonight's festivities? Because of all the thin ... More >>
NBA Draft: Do Rocket fans have anything to look forward to?In the second season of The Sopranos, after getting shot in the abdomen and nearly dying, Christopher has dreams while in a coma about going to a place where people die every day the same painful way they died on earth. Convinced that ... More >>
Photos by Jef With One FPeter Murphy Numbers March 19, 2011 The way the main man of a solo act walks out onto the stage says a lot about the kind of show you're going to get. Some beg for accolades, some are utterly indifferent. The word that came to mind as Murphy took center stage, flanke ... More >>
Sad Tom DeLay is sad...and guilty For five years, the case against Tom DeLay for money laundering through his Texans for a Republican Majority PAC has been seemingly trapped in the Texas courts facing pre-trial appeals. On November 1, it finally made it to trial and today the verdict is in: g ... More >>
Festival not booking Justin Beiber, interim replacement says GroovehouseGeorge Clinton at iFest 2010Speaking of festivals... The Houston International Festival announced earlier today that Dr. James Austin will retire as president and chief executive officer of the Houston Festival Foundati ... More >>
Rocks Off was looking at a tour schedules recently when we realized that two artists we love, Danish band Mew and Swedish songstress El Perro Del Mar were planning trips to Texas. Trips that included stops in Austin, of course, and Dallas, and even San Antonio. But not Houston. Sometimes our favo ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Dario LipovacHouston's Iraqi refugee community is saying a painful goodbye to one of its most valued members. Now Marwan Hamza's friends are scrambling to help his family do the same. Hamza, 22, is on his deathbed at Memorial Herman hospital after crashing his car earlie ... More >>
Love is a battlefield in the powerful Postman rethink Jerichow
The Houston Texans have signed former Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman. Do a Google-news search for the move and one of the first things that comes up is this, from a fan blog: Now on to the butt of many Chicago jokes...Rex Grossman. June 12th 2009 is a day that should go down in Chicago hist ... More >>
A state rep from Fort Worth has called for the impeachment of Sharon Keller, the chief justice of the Criminal Court of Appeals.Rep. Lon Burnam wants her taken to task for the infamous incident in 2007 where she closed the court's offices sharply at 5 pm, even though a lawyer for a Death Row inmate ... More >>
Michael T. Luongo originally wanted to call his latest book Gay Travels in Islam, but the editor thought it was too controversial. Instead it became Gay Travels in the Muslim World. “I don’t really see a difference,” Luongo told Hair Balls. Luongo, who lives in New York, was working a travel ... More >>
A walk in the city parks department
The Amnesty International production "Torture Watch" isn't out to entertain
Yao Ming and Ye Li won't be seeing each other May 6 after all
How Enron's high temptress turned massive projects into a $2 billion wet dream for the company -- and an estimated $100 million profit for herself
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Global Groove's Wednesday-night jam puts the hump back in hump day
Heidi covers her face when she leaves the house. So do an increasing number of Muslim women in Houston. But don't call them terrorists -- or oppressed.
How does a Rice grad go global with DNA analyses? It's all in the marketing.
Marc Kajs repeatedly asked the police for protection. They said theycouldn't do anything until his stalker physically harmed him. Eight bulletslater it was too late.
Husband-and-wife R&B team are back in H-town
Cecil Hopper subdues the wilderness -- then enshrines it in his museum
Richard Long treads lightly on the earth -- and his audience's imagination
Beyond the Galleria, beyond Target - and sometimes beyond the law - lies Houston's last untamed wilderness of shopping
It costs to get in the International Festival, but the smokes are free
In the changing world of the Houston Ship Channel, one thing remains constant: Father Rivers Patout.
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