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  • Calendar

    October 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Here's What the Houston-Dallas Bullet Train Routes Might Look Like

    A more concrete picture of the high-speed bullet train from Dallas to Houston is emerging now that Texas Central Railway, the private company behind the multibillion dollar project, has revealed the two routes the line may take. The bullet train, meant to rival air travel between the two cities, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Houston's Surviving Landmarks

    The planned demolition of former Wheatley High School in the Fifth Ward started in September was stalled yet again on Monday, this time after a resident sued Houston ISD over concerns about asbestos. Previously, preservationists had fought the district's plans to replace the historically black, 1929 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Minute Maid Park Hosting Huge "House Party" In November

    Lately it seems like a week can't go by without another music festival being announced in Houston. This one makes a little more sense than some of those others, though. Clad in matching custom Astros jerseys, Texas country heartthrobs the Eli Young Band stopped by the picturesque lobby of Minute Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Reliant Stadium May Be Changing Names, But Texans Still Lining Pockets With Naming Rights Fees

    For over a decade, Bob McNair has been given the benefit of the doubt when it comes to his ownership of the Houston Texans. "He brought football back to Houston and he spent a billion dollars to do it," is the familiar refrain. Part of that sentence is true. After the Oilers left, he most certainly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in the Third Ward

    All of Houston's original six wards are rich with history, but none captivate me quite as much as the Third Ward. Once home to the city's wealthiest residents, the area just southeast of downtown has gone through a tremendous amount of change since it was first established in 1836. The Third Ward h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    VIDEO: Ben Milam Hotel Building Goes Boom

    With the booming blasts that sounded off like a 21-gun salute, spectators gathered as Houston said goodbye to the Ben Milam Hotel on Sunday, December 9, 2012. The 80-year-old building that stood across from Union Station had been closed since the 1970s and was imploded to make room from a 380 unit a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2012

    Buffalo Bayou Gets Some National Love

    Who knew we in Houston were sitting on such a gold mine of urban planning? A lot of us, actually, especially the ones who take time out to enjoy Buffalo Bayou. Now that strip leading to downtown is getting some more of the recognition it deserves, as the American Planning Association has named it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    Cover Story: Mashing Houston Old & New, Via Photos

    We've had some good results when our Abrahan Garza has roamed the Houston streets mashing up present-day scenes with old photographs. Today, as part of our annual Best of Houston® issue, he's at it again. "Houston: Now & Then" takes a look at how the city has evolved -- or hasn't. Garza hunts up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    H-E-B Wine and Food Week 2012 Ventures Inside the Loop for First Annual 80 Sips Around the World Event

    See our slideshow of photos from Wine and Food Week 2012. This past week, The Woodlands hosted its Wine and Food Week 2012, sponsored by H-E-B. Most of the events, including wine and cheese tastings, multi-course dinners and conversations with winemakers, were held in The Woodlands, with one impor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Woodlands Wine & Food Week to Take Place June 4 to 10

    Food and wine lovers, rejoice. Just a few short days away is a big-time celebration of gourmet cuisine and marvelous vino. The annual Woodlands festival, put on by the event-planning extraordinaires at Food and Vine Time Productions, and now in its eighth year, is slated to draw more than 10,000 att ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Old Houston Photos Mashed With Modern Houston, Part 2

    It's time for another look at vintage Houston photos mashed with their present-day locations. Since the last post, people have asked why I am doing this, and it's never just one answer. Houston needs to be remembered for its go-get-`em-everything-is-bigger-in-Texas ways. I've heard people complain ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    5 Bands George Clooney Likes

    Boy, the Houston media is in a tizzy about George Clooney today. The King of Hollywood is in town this evening as part of the "Brilliant Lecture Series" at the Wortham Center. (Celebrity With a Cause Alert: Clooney, who will be interviewed by Houston socialite Lynn Wyatt, will probably discuss his a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2011

    ACL: The Rain Came Down, To The Delight Of Thousands

    Marco Torres​Yesterday at about midday at Zilker, a front of dark clouds began drizzling on us during J. Roddy Walston & The Business' set at the ginormo Bud Light, and the rain continues off and on until later in the afternoon. It was a welcome sight and feeling after months now of the jerky- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    A Dream Austin City Limits Weekend For Houston

    Craig HlavatyColdplay at The Woodlands, July 2009​Summer is creeping in, which means the fall concert calendars are filling up fast, and we should know which Austin City Limits Music Festival artists will book side dates in our area sooner rather than later. The standard disclaimer: Rocks Off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Top 10 Songs Famous Because Of A Movie

    ​Wednesday night, surf-guitar hero Dick Dale played to a packed Continental Club, in what Rocks Off's buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean and several others have since said was one of the best shows they've ever seen. The song that sent everyone home with their ears ringing and their fingers on fire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Out Today: Paul Simon Resurgent, Foos Get Loud, Isbell Kills

    ​It's New Release Tuesday, and this week's is one of the biggest days of the year, with new discs by the Foo Fighters, a reinvigorated Paul Simon and TV On The Radio leading the pack, plus a few other artists returning to the scene after a few years away from the limelight. Next week (April ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Robert Plant Plays The Woodlands - Finally - On July 24

    ​ Robert Plant remembers Houston. In September 2008, the former Led Zeppelin singer and Allison Krauss were scheduled to play the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion behind their multiple Grammy-winning (and downright spectacular) Raising Sand album, but Hurricane Ike had other ideas, severely dam ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009

    The Tug of War

    Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    10 Candidates For The Job Of Astros Manager

    Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher​Drayton McLane and his so-called brain trust are supposed to start meeting this week to discuss names for the next manager of the Houston Astros.Brian McTaggart over at throws out some of the usual names we would expect to hear -- Jim Fregosi (friend of Ed Wa ... More >>

  • News

    August 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    The High Cost Of Metro Congratulating Itself

    Last month, Metro had a big ol' ceremony to mark the groundbreaking on two new light-rail lines.Union Station was the scene, and a life-size mock version of a light-rail train was included, as this picture from Metro's blog shows:Photo courtesy Metro​To the accompaniment of music that was a lame c ... More >>

  • Film

    April 2, 2009
  • Calendar

    November 27, 2008

    HEB Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Hannah Montana star Mitchel Musso leads the entertainment for this year’s Turkey Day extravaganza

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Atmosphere

    Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

  • Dining

    June 26, 2003

    Forgiving Fertitta

    Is Tilman's awesome new restaurant reason enough?

  • Dining

    January 9, 2003

    New Digs, Old Tricks

    The Riviera Grill has moved downtown, but it doesn't know how to make an urban statement

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Polling Place

    Minute Maid Park

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    Banjos on the Bayou

    Ralph Stanley and company come down from the mountain

  • Dining

    April 12, 2001

    Intentional Walk

    The B.U.S. sports bar struts along near Enron Field with nary a peep from the Catholics

  • News

    March 30, 2000
  • News

    March 30, 2000

    No EF-ing Way

    An "EastDo" diehard goes to the (name)plate against the Astros

  • News

    March 30, 2000

    Traditional and Trite

    Plastic and the past melt together in a field of schemes

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    The Killer-est B

    Forget Biggio, Bagwell, Bell. Move over, Barkley. The sports figure of the decade is...

  • Calendar

    April 1, 1999
  • News

    February 4, 1999

    Inner-city Shootout

    Neartown braces for the ultimate development war at City Hall

  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Value Added

    When Sports Authority folks got around to estimating the worth of a "Port Park" by the ballpark, the numbers just kept getting bigger

  • News

    April 2, 1998

    Up-in-the-Air Ball

    The scale model of the proposed baseball stadium is in place, but not much else appears to be

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Payback Time

    Hispanic and African-American sports authority members want to make sure they're getting their fair share of the business

  • News

    December 11, 1997
  • News

    December 4, 1997

    Make Way for McLane

    Downtown property owners say they were steamrollered by the Sports Authority

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    Sports Afield

    The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority is a parody of a public body. But who's got time for the niceties of democracy when you're trying to keep Drayton McLane happy?

  • Music

    September 11, 1997
  • News

    July 10, 1997
  • News

    May 1, 1997

    Cotswold Unspun

    A group of weathy benefactors have a "gift" for the city. They say it won't cost taxpayers a nickel. But the fleecing may have already begun.

  • News

    April 10, 1997
  • News

    October 3, 1996
  • Music

    October 13, 1994
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