In this series, we examine the history and origins of famous sweets, confections and desserts associated with American states. Sugar. Cream. Pie. What's not to like about a dessert that combines all three elements? Residents of Indiana, aka "Hoosiers," have a particular penchant for this amalgama ... More >>
Alicia Richman sets world record pumping 86 gallons of breast milk.
Houston Babylon, the feature coming out this week, 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. Wit ... More >>
Above: Frenchie Burke in a showbiz moment. Fiddlin' Frenchie Burke, one of the icons of Houston's "Urban Cowboy" craze of the late '70s, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain aneurysm yesterday in San Antonio, according to information on fellow fiddler Jody Nix's Facebook page. Known for his hug ... More >>
Sports Illustrated is out with its latest swimsuit issue, much to the dismay of people who prefer to hear sports-talk radio hosts talk sports. The issue, in these porn0filled days, is not the major event it used to be, of course. Back in the day, its arrival in mailboxes was an eagerly awaited wint ... More >>
No, none of those words above are typos. That's how the "new" Bibas is styling itself these days: Biba's Kitbar. Kitbar is apparently a portmanteau of the words "kitchen" and "bar," and thankfully does not refer to the Urban Dictionary definition of the word. If the name is a bit of a mess, that's ... More >>
Franklin County SONorma Jean Clark, accused of murdering her husband in 1987Back in April 1987, when Edmund High Clark was found dead in his bedroom from a shot to the head and one in the back, his wife Norma Jean said she'd been sleeping in another room and was awakened by the shots. She fl ... More >>
Wyatt McSpadden/ johnny bush.comWhen Rocks Off and Lonesome, Onry and Mean were working on our honky-tonk feature story a few weeks back, we had the pleasure of interviewing some of our heroes. Unfortunately not everything could make it into the story, but like those cooks who use even the sn ... More >>
City is ready for another honky-tonk close-up.
The CW is, by all generally accepted standards of measure, a horrible network. Just about every show is aimed at that unfortunate segment of the pre-adolescent population whose parents can't afford basic cable, so instead of several hundred channels of garbage programming, these poor kids are fo ... More >>
We're officially on the brink of obsession. Browsing through the Houston Press Flickr pool this afternoon, we saw that an enigmatically named user called Secret5468 had posted a triptych of photos, all featuring the mystery mansion above. It calls to mind the Winchester Mansion with its rambling ... More >>
A few more records from 2009 that deserved more mention than they got. Jesse Winchester, Love Filling Station: At 70 years old, the music industry's most notable Vietnam draft dodger delivered as soulful and wise set of songs as anyone on the scene. Love Filling Station has become some of our favor ... More >>
"Motor City" At least until his new, Will Sexton-produced album drops in January, there’s probably no album I return to over and over to like Randy Weeks’ Sugarfinger. From the ominous first track “Looking for a Good Time” through the brilliant cover of Ella Fitzgerald’s “I’d Rather G ... More >>
The world is full of conspiracy crackpots who believe JFK was not killed by Lee Harvey Oswald alone (or at all). The thing is, they usually aren’t college researchers. But three faculty members of Texas A&M have been honored with the American Statistical Association’s 2008 Statistics in Chemist ... More >>
The CAMH offers up a look at America back then, now
Practical solutions, involving liquor and guns
Shaun of the Dead revives the zombie comedy with a U.K. twist
Ex-congressman Stockman is labeled a co-conspirator in prescription fraud
Less than two years after Billie Bob Harrell Jr. took the $31 million lottery jackpot, he took his own life
Paul Beauchamp's death was ruled a homicide. So why isn't the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office investigating?
Three cops. One kid on LSD. Something just didn't add up for Skip and Becky Allen, who filed a lawsuit to find out how their son died.