White Oak Bayou

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2014

    Police Investigating Fourth Body Found Floating in Buffalo Bayou This Month

    Cyclists discovered a body floating in Buffalo Bayou at 600 Franklin Street early Saturday morning. It was the fourth body found floating in the bayou this month. Police identified the man as 43-year-old Walter Burks. Officials say an investigation is pending as police wait for autopsy results.

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Los Skarnales Hit 20 Years as Houston's Favorite Vatos Rudos

    If a band ever personified the "Houston Sound," Los Skarnales would certainly need to be on that list. Last year group was inducted into the Houston Music Hall of Fame, after being Houston Press Music Award nominees and winners countless times. With shows that are always sweaty, soulful and a skanki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2014

    Where the Streets Have New Names: 20 Houston Streets that Change Names

    It's tough enough to get around in Houston with traffic, accidents and messy spider web of freeways. If you just moved here, you're probably having a difficult enough time figuring out the difference between the Southwest Freeway and U.S. 59 (hint: there is none, but more on that later) and then one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2013

    Houston Bucket List - 100 Things To Do in Houston Before You Die: The Death Train

    The Houston Press is presenting a series of posts leading up to a feature story in the print edition of the 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die. Each blog post contains one of our top 10 bucket list items along with nine others in the top 100. To narrow our list, we chose only items unique to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    All-Day Fundraiser Today at Liberty Kitchen for Injured Bartender David Brown

    On Thursday, September 13, Liberty Kitchen bartender David Brown was riding his bicycle -- his main means of transportation -- down a busy stretch of Studemont that crosses White Oak Bayou when he lost his balance and plummeted 40 feet over the railing into the bayou below. Luckily for Brown, the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Houston Babylon: The Sad, Murky Demise of Lois Marie Gilbert

    Houston Babylon, the feature that came out yesterday, dissects a few of the creepiest and most chilling events in Houston history. In coming up with four of those tales, we stumbled over many more -- too many to fit the print edition. All this week we'll bring you some extra, online-only stories. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Unidentified Male Fished Out Of Bayou, Bayou Body Count No. 157

    Homicide investigators are looking into the death of a man whose body was fished out of a northwest side bayou Sunday afternoon. An autopsy will be performed to determine both the cause of death and the identity of the victim, police say. The body was discovered near the 7000 block of Antoine abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Homeless Man, Aged 60 To 65, Bayou Body Count No. 152

    The body of a man believed to have been homeless was found dead near White Oak Bayou on the far west side of town Monday morning, police say. The identity of the victim has not been released pending verification, but he is thought to have been between the ages of 60 and 65. He suffered blunt traum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Is Houston America's Future Bicycling Capitol? Tom McCasland Thinks It Is, and Is Making It So

    Tom McCasland has long believed that Houston is a sleeping giant of a bicycling city, and these days Houston appears to be waking up and stretching its legs. Today Yale Law grad McCasland serves as the interim head of the Harris County Housing Authority, but even before he began his previous positi ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012
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    March 22, 2012

    Walmart Development Compromising Yale Street Bridge Stability, Critics Say

    Jeff Jackson, director of Responsible Urban Development for Houston, thinks that something apocalyptic could happen to the Yale Street Bridge, especially when construction of the controversial new Heights-area Walmart is completed. In November, the Texas Department of Transportation performed a st ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2011

    How Not to Text a Teen

    Lewd sexts to 14-year-old

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Drought: Five Animals And Pests You're Seeing More Of, As They Search For Water

    Possums: Cute....from afar​Some of us were praying for rain even before it was mandated to do so. Houston's been teased more than a frat boy lately, especially early this morning, when chances of actual rain were forecast in the lofty 30 percentages! At 6 a.m. storm clouds gathered and it even ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2011

    Tropical Storm Allison, 10 Years Later: Where Were You?

    ​Ten years ago today it began. A Friday that didn't seem to hold any particular weather interest, maybe some rain, and then -- if you were in the wrong spot -- a rain to end all rains, it seems. Portions of Houston flooded like never before; other parts of the area didn't get hit much harder ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Inwood Forest Golf Course to Become Flood-Detention Pond, Greenspace

    Help for floods, from a defunct private golf course​A defunct golf course on the northwest side of town will be converted to greenspace that will double as a detention pond during floods, Mayor Annise Parker announced today. The Inwood Forest golf course, near Antoine and West Little York, ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Sole of Houston: Bicycles Enable Lomax And Beebe To Cover 30-Plus Miles Of Hood

    Murder, tacos and Perpetual Help​Man, there has been a lot of water under the bridge since David Beebe and I last undertook a Sole of Houston stroll in December of 2008.For my part, there was a divorce, massive weight loss, and the ditching of pretty much all my vices. As for Beebe, the supe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Put On Your High Water Pants, Houston

    Photos by Katharine Shilcutt​As heavy rain continues to fall across the Houston area, the usual suspects have begun to flood. Portions of Allen Parkway and I-45 north have been closed and the bayous continue their predictable rise. And even though it floods in Houston on a disconcertingly rou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Pat Green Or Monkeys Riding Dogs? A July 4 Dilemma Solved

    ​Sunday, the City of Houston will celebrate our fine country's independence from the Redcoats in the same way it does every single other year, with the self-proclaimed "Largest Land-Based Fireworks Show in the Nation," Freedom Over Texas. This year, the festival's blander-than-white-bread head ... More >>

  • Music

    December 17, 2009


    2009 wasn't a great year for albums, but songs were a different story.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2009

    Thanks, Mr. Stalin, For All The Traffic This Weekend

    Photo by agent2n​Blame Obama if you're stuck in hopeless traffic on I-10 East at I-45 this weekend. I-10 East will be completely closed, due to that socialistic stimulus act.Best attempt to put a good spin on it, from TxDOT: "With progress there is often sacrifice and the work on I-10 East will be ... More >>

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Ghost Riders

    In Houston, bicycling is known as a killer sport.

  • Music

    May 21, 2009
  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Hit Hermann

    In time for summer, the park's had a facelift.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Recession Lunching at Rainbow Lodge

    It's becoming more affordable than ever to dine in our city's finest restaurants, and Rainbow Lodge is no exception to that rule. Three years ago, the long-time Houston institution moved from its original location into a charming rambler on White Oak Bayou just off Ella and is now under the expert g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    That Heights Bike Trail Developing Nicely, Except For The Arson

    Photos by Amina Rivera The new bikeway near 7th Street and CourtlandThe Missouri, Kansas, Texas Southern Pacific railroad (try to say that three times fast) Rails-to-Trails project in the Heights is finally underway. After the official groundbreaking ceremony last December, men in hard hats a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    The Heights' "Rails to Trails" Path To Happen, At Last

    It's been a long, long, long time coming, but the day may finally have arrived: the abanonded MKT rail line through the Heights might just be turned into a hike-and-bike trail. The Texas Department of Transportation has received a set of bids on the "Rails to Trails" project, with the low bid comin ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2008
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    September 6, 2007

    Knock on Wood

    How an old toolshed became a hippie haven

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    Dark Water

    A reporter, a photographer and canoeist Tom Helm paddle from the Galleria to Galveston Bay by canoe and kayak, finding beauty, danger and urban debris in equal measure

  • News

    July 28, 2005

    One Dead Guinea Pig

    A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder

  • Culture

    May 26, 2005

    We Know What You Should Do This Summer

    Your guide to beaches, water parks, day trips, festivals and more

  • Dining

    March 3, 2005

    The Silver Tower Meets The Shining

    Liberté, égalité and fraternité in a log cabin on White Oak Bayou

  • News

    November 25, 2004

    For Whom the Hell Tolls

    Heights residents fear the toll road authority's new land acquisition plans

  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Blackbird Fly

    Jolie Holland returns to her old hometown with the Tom Waits seal of approval

  • News

    June 10, 2004

    Going Batty

    Efforts mount to make downtown home to a new kind of nightlife

  • Dining

    February 14, 2002

    La Tour d'Argent

    Bayou Lounge's Chocolate Delight

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    Wading It Out

    Plus: Weekend Warier, Sidewalk Shame

  • News

    December 20, 2001

    Out of Control

    The City of Houston requires developers in the floodplain to elevate and mitigate -- build houses on higher ground and dig detention ponds for runoff. Except, not always.

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Bike Path

    West White Oak Bayou Trail

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    Not Worth A Dam

    Clear Creek is on the rise, and local flood-protection methods have been helpless against it. Soggy residents, tired of being perpetual victims, are ready for a fight.

  • Music

    July 5, 2001

    Wet Nighthawks Cry Foul

    They're deluge-ional, say accused Fitz's and South Beach proprietors

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    Wading for Godot

    Allison arrived in a flood of thoughts -- mattress rafts, murky thigh-deep water and the sudden flotsam of family life rushing out the back door

  • News

    August 5, 1999

    Dubious Deal

    Special tax zones are already stimulating growth-a thriving cottage industry of attorneys, lobbyists, high paid consultants, developers and questionable financial projections

  • News

    April 29, 1999
  • News

    March 11, 1999

    City Pork Project

    Residents look for answers but find only a developer's arrogance

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Looking for Answers Down Below

    The city doesn't seem to care that a Houston developer's plans for high-density apartments and a supermarket rest atop abandoned oil fields and possible contamination

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    It's Jackie's Neighborhood

    Attention, drunks, drug runners, cactus thieves, and other enemies of Sunset Heights: Jackie Harris is looking for you. And she's got her machete.

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