Veterans Day

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2013

    Home Depot Foundation and Houston Volunteers Will Fix Houston Veteran's Home

    When health problems forced U.S. Air Force veteran to retire from his post-military job, he was unable to afford repairs to his home, which was ravaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008. But on Thursday, volunteers with The Home Depot Foundation will renovate the interior and exterior of the home, which Brit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Are You Ready For Christmas? Cuz Bering's Hardware Is.

    While you're enjoying your Labor Day weekend, Bering's Hardware would like to remind you that Christmas is only 114 days away. The store at Westheimer and Fountain View has not one, but THREE Christmas trees already on display. Never mind the fact that this pictures was taken last week when it was ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 24, 2013

    Announcing the 2013 MasterMind Winners

    This year's winners danced, sang or delivered their lines in spectaculer fashion. For which we give each entity out thanks, admiration and a check for $2,000.

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Houston Chronicle Prez Still Obsessing Transformation to a Top 50 Workplace, Cites Own Special Section As Handy Guide for Employees

    John O"Loughlin, president of the Houston Chronicle, was apparently beside himself with bliss after this weekend's special section on the Top 50 Workplaces in Texas, calling it "stunning." In an e-mail sent out to the entire Chron staff, he pointed out that not only was this a mammoth, year-long en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Downtown Hoppy Hours and Italian Stallions

    Everyone loves The Orange Show -- but the non-profit Center for Visionary Art needs your help to keep providing Houston with amazing public art displays like the annual Art Car Parade and concerts at the Orange Show monument itself. To that end, Saint Arnold is sponsoring the 2012 Foamraiser tomorro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Hot, Hot Christmas: Nine Erotic Novels About The Holiday Season (Semi-NSFW)

    When the yuletide whip comes down​Porn never sleeps. You'd think the holy season of baby Jesus and Santa would not be fodder for writers of erotica, both soft-core and not-so-soft-core, but you'd be wrong. Geez, there's probably a sub-genre out there of Veteran's Day "romance' novels. To be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    The Eight Toughest Soldiers Texas Ever Produced (Featuring Heroism, Betrayal & Many Dead Bodies)

    Audie Murphy, starring in the story of his own life​Our war heroes are presented to us in different varieties. There are those we create for ourselves, in the mold of what we think a hero should be: David Crockett (nobody but Walt Disney called him Davey), astride the ramparts at the Alamo goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    2 Sexy 4 Shirts: Video Boys Of Summer Frolic Au Naturel

    ​The only summer trend that matters this year - to us, anyway - is "Boys Gone Wild." So, what happened, H-town dudes? It's as if when Free Press Summer Fest wrapped up, none of you has wanted to strut around town sweaty and shirtless since. This is one of the reasons why we can't really see a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Best Broccoli in America

    ​We know Houston has the best hamburger selection in the nation, and coming soon near you, the best real mojito north of Havana. A bigger surprise is that Houston has the best climate for growing rich and flavorful broccoli, and everyone I've served it to agrees that it's the best they've eve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    The Five Worst October Traditions

    Must be early October!!‚ÄčOctober is when fall kicks in, for better or worse. In Houston, it's mostly for the better -- no hurricanes or stifling heat.But October also brings with it certain traditions that, truth be told, we could just as well do without. Here are five:5. The annual Hangin' of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    A Few Bits Of Texas-Related Neil Young Trivia

    "Comes a Time," live at Farm Aid 1986 at Manor Downs racetrack near Austin Both Rocks Off Sr. and Jr. are pretty pumped for tomorrow night's Neil Young show at Jones Hall, and have the over/under on the number of guitars he uses at eight. We combed the Internet for a little bit this morning and cam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2010

    11 Songs Sean Hannity Won't Be Listening To Today

    ‚ÄčToday Americans celebrate Memorial Day, honoring the military servicemen and women that have passed while serving our country. The holiday is definitely not as flashy or as popular as Independence Day in July, seeing that there are no Memorial Day fireworks or picnics. It's not stuck in November ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Two Wheels Good, Four Wheels Bad

    Photo by Brittanie Shey​Since the weather in Texas is finally what the rest of the world calls normal, nothing beats hitting the streets on two wheels. Texas Traveler can hardly explain the way everything looks and smells different when you get out of the cage (see entry number two). And we're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    We Try To Help HISD's Druggie Teachers, But Get Rebuffed

    HISD teachers, you have been warned: the drug-sniffing dog is coming for you. Superintendent Abe Saavedra told reporters the dog will be visiting every campus to check the employee parking lots.Of course, publicity about the string of teacher-drug arrests hasn't stopped teachers from bringing drugs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    A Veterans' Day Montage: Dixie Chicks, the Clash, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell, Pogues and More

    Ninety years ago today, in a railroad car in Northern France, representatives from Germany and the Allied Powers signed an armistice agreement to cease hostilities in what was then known as the "War to end all wars." That lasted until Hitler's Wehrmacht rolled into Poland, and ever since, as we well ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2008

    Veteran's Day In Houston

    It was a thin crowd at the Veteran's Day program on the steps of City Hall this morning. Maybe it was the steady drizzle of rain that kept folks away, maybe it was the country's current anti-war sentiment. Some politico types were there including John Cornyn, Anise Parker and Shelia Jackson Lee. But ... More >>