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West End

  • Calendar

    October 23, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 6, 2014

    Five HISD Schools on the Chopping Block (Unless A Successful Argument is Made Why This Shouldn't Happen)

    Three elementaries -- Dodson, Nathaniel Q. Henderson and Port Houston -- Fleming Middle Schools and Jones High School will be closing their doors to their students if the Houston ISD school board agrees with administration proposals spelled out in a press conference this morning. All the schools f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Parts of Galveston Could Be Under Water in 20 Years Due to Erosion

    Beach erosion is a problem that doesn't really sound all that menacing. It sounds more like a temporary problem rather than a serious, permanent issue. Perhaps it needs a scarier name to get people's attention. Because when you're looking at the statistics explaining just what kind of damage it is d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2013

    Top 10 Bars, Clubs & Ice Houses In the Galleria Area

    As does our sister blog Eating...Our Words, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    In the Home Stretch for Menu of Menus: A Few Tickets Left

    With just a few days left before this year's Houston Press Menu of Menus, coming this Tuesday night, fewer than 50 General Admission tickets and fewer than 100 VIP tickets remain. General admission tickets are $50 ($60 at the door) and VIP are $90. Menu of Menus kicks off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Big Tex: We Offer Our Six Replacements, Starting With Willie Nelson

    As you've no doubt heard by now -- or, if you're a Texan, felt like a great disturbance in the force -- State Fair's Big Tex burned to its frame today. The icon for generations of fairgoers was taken down by an electrical short, so at least we don't have terrorists to blame. But it's simply too m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2012

    July 2012 in Openings & Closings: t'afia Is Dead, Long Live t'afia

    It's true: t'afia is closed. But only until August 14. That's when -- as chef/owner Monica Pope told us on Wednesday -- the restaurant will be reopened with a revamped concept. It's also true that our beloved Nabi is on the chopping block, as owner Ji Kang confirmed to Eater Houston. However, just ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    Openings & Closings: A Good, Old-Fashioned Burger and a Good Old Fashioned

    It's been a quiet week around the city, as the summer wears on and few restaurants are opening their doors. At least two braved the heat to do so this past week, though. After a lengthy construction and renovation process, The Refinery Burgers & Whiskey finally opened this past Monday at 702 West D ... More >>

  • Film

    June 14, 2012

    Corporate Rock Still Sucks

    Rock of Ages posits Tom Cruise as a hair-metal god and hair metal as something un-awful.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2012

    Openings & Closings: The Blind Items Gain Vision Edition

    Everyone likes to see a good blind item come to fruition. We have two that gained sight this week. With one of our most recent items, our readers -- as usual -- were spot on in their guesses. Ocean's, the big white house in Montrose that currently serves subpar seafood, will soon become Concepción ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    RIP Buddy: Who the Hell Stabs a Dog Five Times?

    The Galveston County Daily News is reporting that a West End woman's mixed-breed Lab was found stabbed to death earlier this week. Buddy was in a ditch, stabbed five times. [Lt. Joel] Caldwell, commander of the Galveston Police Department's Animal Services Unit, has taught courses on animal cruelt ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012

    In Search of Spring Break

    Looking for booze, babes and beach parties on Galveston Island

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Cover Story: In Search of Spring Break on Galveston Island

    Earlier this year, Coed magazine cobbled together a listicle of America's ten trashiest Spring Break locales. Among the criteria: the number of liquor stores, tattoo parlors and Hooter's in a given town, and the number of visits from the Girls Gone Wild bus. (And it should be noted that "trashy" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Openings & Closings: Barcadia Burns Bridges

    Photo courtesy of FacebookThe Bushes and the Molinas: Texas legends.​As we slowly move out of the winter doldrums, restaurant news is getting much more exciting -- and coming at us much more quickly. On Tuesday, two big announcements got the food community all atwitter: The Burger Guys announ ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 8, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    10 Semi-Obscure Facts About Led Zeppelin

    ​On this date in 1968, former Yardbirds guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, and session musicians John Paul Jones and John Bonham played together for the first time, rehearsing in a West End studio space in London, England. The first song they played together was a version of "Train Kep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    55 Pounds of Coke? Six Other Things Found on Galveston Beaches, Ranked from Worst to Best

    Whales, gold rings, messages in bottle, coke​A jogger found 55 pounds of cocaine on the beach in Galveston this morning, a bigger haul than the 37 pounds someone else found there a year ago. In both cases, they turned it over to the cops instead of going all low-rent Breaking Bad. Of course, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Last Night: John Mellencamp At Jones Hall

    Photos by Marc Brubaker​John Mellencamp Jones Hall April 3, 2011 See pics of a dapper-looking John Mellencamp on stage in our slideshow. Don't call him Cougar. John Mellencamp has been trying to live down that record label-foisted moniker for over 30 years, ditching it entirely in 1990 and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Baby Sperm Whale Rescued, Could Be Killed (Updated)

    Kill Willy, maybe​Vacationers on the West End of Galveston Island found a baby sperm whale this morning, and a rescue crew was called in. But unless a deep fog lifts, the baby might have to be killed. The Houston Chronicle reports that Allison Wilkins, 11, of Dallas, and her dad spotted the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Texas Supreme Court Sides With Beachfront Homeowners

    Oceanfront property​The Texas Supreme Court gave a big victory today to beachfront homeowners who suddenly find their homes on public land because of storms, saying the state can't take away their property. The battle over open beaches in Texas has been going on for a long time, of course, bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Flagship Hotel: Five Suggested Attractions For The New Amusement Park

    Don't miss the Galveston Police Whack-a-Mole game​As was announced yesterday, the not-so-beloved Flagship Hotel in Galveston is being torn down so Tilman Fertitta's Landry's Restaurants can build an amusement park on its pier.What sort of attractions should be offered at the new destination? We ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Anchor Bay: Judge Gives West Galveston Development Green Light

    The Army Corps can issue its permit​A federal judge has lifted an injunction against construction of a controversial West End development on Galveston Island, the U.S. Attorney's office has announced.Judge Sim Lake lifted an injunction that had prevented the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from issui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    They're Modifying The "Bible Of Psychiatry": Five Houston-Specific Disorders They Should Consider

    ​The DSM, the so-called "Bible of Psychiatry," is getting a re-do. More mental disorders will be included, as the Washington Post says: Children who throw too many tantrums could be diagnosed with "temper dysregulation with dysphoria." Teenagers who are particularly eccentric might be candidates f ... More >>

  • Culture

    November 12, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    West Galveston Tells Cops: You'll Pry Our Golf Carts From Our Cold, Dead, Lazy Hands

    Photo by da nes​Things have been rough on the West End of Galveston, what with the destruction by Hurricane Ike and all that comes from building McMansions one inch about sea level.But now the gods have gone too far. Now they want to take away residents' golf carts.The Galveston city council meets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Houston's Theater Scene, Being Debated By The Chatters

    All That Chat is the primary message board for Broadway fanatics; it gets cited from time to time in papers like The New York Times and is somewhat famous for its instant reviews of productions that have only just begun previews.What are they chatting about today? Houston.To a degree, anyway. But a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2008

    JFK's Assassination, 45 Years Later

    On Saturday, mourners and conspiracy theorists alike converged on Dealey Plaza in Dallas to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Every year this patch of land in the West End becomes a sort of one-stop shop for shadowy speculation and bitter discour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    A Dispatch from Galveston

    Galveston is a ghost town. We haven't seen anybody. The Elissa is fine. The Willie G's across from it now has a boat in the parking lot. The damage seems cosmetic in the places where we've been able to go, but we haven't made it to the West End. -- Olivia Flores Alvarez

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    First Victim Claimed -- A Kid

    Ike has claimed his first official death. It wasn't one of the idiots who decided to stay in the West End of Galveston; it was some poor kid in Montgomery County. A 10-year-old boy was standing in his front yard watching his Dad cut branches off their pine tree; a branch fell and killed him. The f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008
  • Film

    November 1, 2007

    Sleuth

    Better home and garden, but not much else in Kenneth Branagh's Sleuth remake

  • Culture

    June 21, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    May 24, 2007

    Art Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Calendar

    May 11, 2006
  • News

    July 14, 2005

    Mean Streets

    NASCAR has nothing on Houston freeways

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Jailhouse Crock

    UTMB's controversial proposed deal with the city dies

  • News

    February 24, 2005

    Detail Oriented

    Home buyers have other options, but they don't come cheap

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    January 31, 2002

    The Idea Man

    Lee Mingwei's high-concept art arrives at the Rice University Art Gallery

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Sighting of a Retired Public Figure

    Johnny Holmes, Former Harris County district attorney

  • News

    March 22, 2001

    Bringing Down the House

    Nestor Topchy deconstructs his TemplO

  • Film

    December 24, 1998

    Slow Dancing

    Lughnasa stumbles in the leap from play to motion picture

  • Calendar

    March 19, 1998
  • Culture

    November 7, 1996

    Street Walking

    A stroll down Colquitt takes you to the heart of Houston art

  • Calendar

    July 11, 1996
  • News

    April 18, 1996

    Time to Sow

    A man named Verious plants a seed, and a vision takes root in the Third Ward

  • Dining

    June 30, 1994
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