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  • Blogs

    March 5, 2014

    This Week In Food Blogs: Top-Notch Airline Food & An Upgraded Banh Mi Sandwich

    LA Times: You might not have to bring a Subway sandwich or Starbucks frappuccino on your flights anymore. The LA Times writes in this post that several airlines are adding tastier and more improved food options to lure passengers to choose their airline over others. Virgin America offers its first-c ... More >>

  • News

    October 3, 2013

    Desperate Act

    >Man douses self with liquid from a gas can in front of Exxon building.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Man Dies on Flight to Houston from Nigeria

    On Tuesday, a man identified as Benedict Sylvester Igwedike, 67, of Lagos, Nigeria was found dead on a United Airlines flight from his home town. Investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy on the man, who apparently died relatively early in the flight. Back in January, a woman died on a f ... 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

    April 15, 2013

    Burgers Off the Beaten Path: Shuttle Burgers and Space Age Memorabilia

    Inside the shady dining room at Shuttle Burgers, inflatable space shuttles and cartoonishly fat airplanes twirl slowly at the end of fishing wire suspended from the mottled ceiling tiles. In one corner, a crackling television set's handwritten paper sign implores guests: "Don't change the channel! T ... 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

    April 17, 2012

    United vs. Southwest Deathcage Match: Your Campaign Donations Scorecard

    Houston City Council is currently in an uproar over Mayor Annise Parker's tentative proposal to allow Southwest to have international flights out of Hobby Airport. Councilmembers have said the proposal is rushed and would harm United Airlines, which, of course, merged with Continental and flies int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Wine of the Week: Another Oaky Buttery Chardonnay

    Photo by Jeremy Parzen.The marketing campaign by Educated Guess wines is one of the most successful in recent history.​Yesterday, after arriving at the Newark, NJ airport from Milan, Italy (where I admired a statue of Leonardo da Vinci across from the famous Scala opera house), I headed straig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2011

    United: Continental's Merger Partner Keeps Tripping Up on 9/11

    We all await the next misstep​Remember the good old days, when Houston's Continental Airlines only had to endure PR fiascos like killing off the Concorde? The airline has, of course, merged with United Airlines, and things have not gone smoothly from a public-relations standpoint. The new pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Continental Airlines Puts an End to the Free Coach

    Felix Sanchez/PR Newswire​Admit it. You knew this day would come. People have been ragging on airline food for almost as long as people have been flying in planes. And now they want you to pay for it. Yes, Continental Airlines is introducing menu-based cuisine to the skies. Beginning Octob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Continental Airlines: Last Stand For The Logo Downtown (Updated: People Are Acting On Rumors)

    Photo by Richard ConnellyEnjoy it while it lasts, fellas​ Word has gone out to employees at Continental Airlines in downtown Houston: The historic -- iconic, even -- logo in front of the company's (former) headquarters will be gone after today.As a result, people have been getting their pictures t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2010

    Continental & United: We Lost The Headquarters, But Won The Logo Battle

    Losing everything but the logo battle​Houston's Continental Airlines didn't make out too well in its merger with United, at least from the viewpoint of Houston -- the headquarters is gone, jobs are gone, flights will no doubt be more of a hassle.But at least Continental won the fight over what the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Annise Parker Says Fear Not Tthe Continental/United Merger

    Continental -- just a memory now​Houston's Continental Airlines is seemingly about to be taken over by the Yankee corporation of United Airlines in a $3 billion merger than will create the world's largest airline.That airline will not be named Continental.Bad news for Houston? Not necessarily so, ... More >>

  • Music

    July 12, 2007

    W.A.S.P., L.A. Guns

    W.A.S.P. and L.A. Guns perform Wednesday, July 18, at The Scout Bar, 18307 Egret Bay Blvd., Clear Lake, 281-335-0002.

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2007

    Scorpion on a Plane!

    Kid, you're gonna be a star! The Associated Press reports a man aboard a United Airlines flight bound for Vermont was stung twice by a stowaway scorpion. Yes, we said that correctly: a passenger on a commercial flight was stung twice when a scorpion declared arachnid jihad on his right leg. He did ... More >>

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Don't Fear the Reaper

    The annual return of the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter

  • News

    May 1, 2003

    Money to Spin

    Budget woes don't affect HISD's PR department

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Return to Normalcy

    The Chronicle gets back to business as usual

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    A New Leash on Life

    Stray Houston mutts make it big in Marin, thanks to Allison and the HSPCA

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Air Sic

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

  • Music

    April 22, 1999

    The Book of James

    Colorful characters fill James McMurtry's Tex-rock sound

  • News

    April 9, 1998

    Rocket Men

    Two starry-eyed entrepreneurs shoot for the moon -- or at least for suborbital space

  • News

    November 7, 1996

    Don't cry for me, Amarillo

    How once-fearsome corporate raider T. Boone Pickens was beaten at his own game -- by a one-time protege