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  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Honeymoon Tech: The Five Most-Used Apps From My Vacation

    I got married recently and, naturally, my wife and I took our honeymoon immediately following. In our case, we went to St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Because I work in a tech field, I tend to not go on vacation without some computer technology on me. For my honeymoon however, I opted for only ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    The Ten Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will.

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    Meet the 2012 HPMA Showcase Nominees: The Abyss' Sean Ozz

    Rocks Off reached out to the artists playing this year's Houston Press Music Awards showcase Sunday, August 5, and asked them to introduce themselves. Here's what they sent back. Catch up with the other showcase nominees and see the rest of our HPMA coverage Rocks Off: When and where was your firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Five Ways to Protect Yourself from Being Victimized Using Social Media During the Holidays

    You don't need booby traps to keep criminals out of your house.​Lots of people go out of town for the holidays to visit relatives or to get as far away from relatives as possible. Both are understandable, but in this era of modern social networking, it's important to be careful about how you i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    The X Factor Gets Grateful

    Last night's episode of The X Factor was all about gratitude. Contestants dedicated their performances to someone special in their lives, telling heartwarming tales designed to maximize viewer empathy and increase voting by tugging on the ol' heartstrings. And you know what? It worked. The theme res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    Upcoming Events

    Photo courtesy of Tookie'sAll your honking finally paid off, folks!​It's a busy weekend across the city, from a pub crawl downtown to a flash mob in Clear Lake. But first things first, tickets are still available for the Hats Off to Hospitality gala this Sunday, June 26, at Haven. The gala wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Gary Ross: River Oaks' Teflon Man Reappears, in Chron's Society Pages

    Gary Ross: He's baaack​We laughed our asses off this morning when we saw a pic of Gary Ross, a.k.a. Teflon Man, on the arm of Carolyn Farb in the Houston Chronicle's society pages A colorful character who winnowed his way into River Oaks society in 2004, Ross eventually ticked off some of his we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    River Oaks' Teflon Man Sues Wife Despite His Heroic Cancer Battle

    Return of the Teflon Man​Last we heard from Gary Ross, the Teflon Man of River Oaks, he had e-mailed one of his lawyers about how he had colon cancer and was at death's door.But apparently Ross never lost the will to fight since that September 2009 e-mail: Last month, Ross sued his wife -- or at l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Vintage Cocktails: Tiki Drinks

    Brittanie SheyBig Bamboo, served in vintage tall glasses.​Say "tiki drink" to someone unfamiliar with the cocktail style, and they'll often imagine a frozen daiquiri with an umbrella served at some bar where Jimmy Buffett is on repeat and all the patrons wear Tommy Bahama. But the truth is th ... More >>

  • News

    March 4, 2010

    Teflon Man

    Now playing in River Oaks, Gary Ross has stayed one step ahead of trouble and judgments across the country.

  • News

    August 6, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Allen Stanford Deserves A Better Jail Cell, Dammit

    ​Allen Stanford, the alleged Ponzi-schemer who led a billionaire's life allegedly on the alleged backs of allegedly bilked investors, doesn't like his jail cell.It's got no air-conditioning, it's dark, it's crowded. In other words, it's a lot like Houston in the weeks after Ike. But we're guessing ... More >>

  • News

    May 8, 2008

    Mental Anguish at Texas West Oaks Hospital

    Go to this private psychiatric facility, and you might be helped. Or you might be shut in a room all alone and end up like Amanda, with a broken arm. Or dead.

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2005
  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    Relying on Reliant

    IFest makes the jump from downtown to South Main

  • Film

    April 6, 2000

    The World (Fest) Is Not Enough

    In its 33rd year -- or is it the 22nd? the Houston International Film Festival still barely registers with the people it's suppose to serve

  • News

    June 18, 1998

    Attacking the Taxman

    James Farmer and Cliff Williams do their best to irk the IRS

  • News

    June 11, 1998
  • Music

    February 5, 1998
  • News

    August 21, 1997
  • Music

    June 26, 1997

    Houston Press 1997 Music Awards Preview

    A guide to who's who in the Press Music Awards ballot. Plus, the where and when of the Press Music Awards Showcase!

  • Film

    April 20, 1995

    The Why of WorldFest

    Houston's film festival returns a "lean, mean movie machine"

  • News

    December 15, 1994

    Do More Cuts Mean Less Shoots?

    Sweeping NEA cutbacks leave Texas filmmakers scrambling for funding

  • News

    April 14, 1994

    Trashing Houston

    To a world worried about waste, Houston may offer an answer -- or at least a place for the garbage to go

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