When Steve Lipsky blamed fracking for turning his water well into a flamethrower, he set off an epic battle between the EPA and Texas.
True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>
Blue-Eyed Butcher was Lifetime's take on the Susan Wright case. It certainly wasn't the first TV movie to be based on a Houston case, and it won't be the last. In fact there are plenty of Houston stories just begging to be made into Lifetime movies. Like these five: 5. Trail Ridin' Dirty: The Feli ... More >>
Vail is, we're told, a jewel of Colorado and a mecca for skiers. As it turns out, we recently spent a few days there. Fear not, Houstonians: You'd much rather be living here. Think not? Here's five reasons why: 5. Discretion Vail, this exalted ski home of the rich and famous, sits right on the in ... More >>
Tam VoThis week we visited with Chef John Sheely, discussing mistakes new chefs make as well as his own mistakes. EOW: I've met with chefs who are still early in their careers that are very eager to make a name for themselves and their restaurant. You've been described as a "veteran in the r ... More >>
Another wedding we passed on, btwFrankly, when June ends we breathe a sigh of relief. No more weddings, we think. And even more: No more having to turn down invitations to weddings at Vail, Santa Fe, St. Bart's or all those New York suburbs. It can be devastating listening to someone plead for yo ... More >>
Victoria Osteen: No Dave ChappelleBecause celebrities are better than regular people and therefore fly a lot, it's only natural that the friendly skies are occasionally subjected to the inexplicable fame-fueled freakout.The latest famous person to go bananas at 30,000 feet was comedian Dave ... More >>
For years, whenever you've felt the need to read about self-important River Oaks types heading to Vail or Taos or France, you turned to the Houston Chronicle's Shelby Hodge. We can only hope for your sake that the need didn't arise too often, but when it did she was always there.If there was some ... More >>
Photo by Sarah Rufka Since opening in 2002, Mockingbird Bistro Wine Bar (1985 Welch) has garnered props from The New York Times Magazine, Southwest Spirit Magazine, Bon Appetit and Esquire. Mockingbird's French-bistro-inspired menu changes with the seasons to guarantee fresh flavors and also to ... More >>
A destination restaurant that only sometimes gets it right.
A flight attendant went after the Osteens in court, bringing on trials and tribulation for one and all
If you want to honor this preacher's wife, don't be cheap
Living with lead paint? The city will tell you...eventually
Just stuff 'em
The New York Times misses the point in its attack on "rockism"
John Sheely's Riviera Grill shows that even a chain hotel can host first-class food
Edwin McCain wants to please with his songs. You got a problem with that?