The namesake of Sugar Land, TX, Imperial Sugar has been based in the Houston suburb since 1843. On Sunday, hundreds of people came out to see two buildings that were part of the company's original sugar refinery demolished to make way for new business and housing developments.
The first building, the red bin building, came down easy, but the white furnace house resisted two implosion attempts before workers ran out of dynamite. The building unexpectedly collapsed while workers where installing cables in a final attempt to pull it down. No workers were harmed in the collapse. PHOTOS BY MARC BRUBAKER
"The female figure is the most beautiful thing in the universe," says artist Magnus Johnstone, whose semi-NSFW drawings and other artwork is currently on display at DOMY Books on Westheimer. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES
If vintage pinball and Paper Boy are your thing, you were probably at Barcadia for the bar's grand opening Friday night. The Dallas-based chain's new location off Travis street boasts vintage games, a hot waitstaff and an excellent selection of beers. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES
The Midtown bar behind Reef specializes in old arcade game including plenty of Skee-ball and pinball machines. There's even a porch filled with giant Jenga and Connect Four games for the drunken competitions you'll foolishly start with your friends. Oh, yeah - they have beer and food, too....
Mark Ballas, the Dancing With the Stars professional dancer who just finished up his seventh season by coming in third with partner Bristol Palin, is joining up with the national tour of Burn the Floor and is in Houston December 14-19.
"People should come to see Burn the Floor because it is...
Last night, Curate, the Paper-City-sponsored pop-up bookshop inside Tootsie's, hosted a signing of Texas Artists Today, Houston's holiday art book of choice (at least among people who buy $100 books). PHOTOS BY JENNY STAFF JOHNSON
The pho here used to be an afterthought. And it wasn't always called Cafe TH. Longtime connoisseurs of the East End Chinatown will remember the long-standing Thiem Hung Bakery that baked fresh bread and served mostly banh mi. PHOTOS BY TROY FIELDS
Elvis seemed to be alive again on one boat in the Kemah Christmas Boat Parade, with Lisa Marie dancing by his side and Captain Morgan on deck as well. Almost like Mardi Gras without the flashing, boaters threw out necklaces, candy, and balloons to the hundreds gathered on the side watching the...
If you saw Wu-Tang this morning (it wasn't that long ago) you would have seen a section of Houston hip-hop that is bursting with flavor and aggression. Read the full review on Rocks Off. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES
All manner of art-ified surfboards and skate decks were hung at Gallery M2 in the Heights this weekend for Boarded Up, an art show presented by Neopopstreetfunk. Proceeds from the event benefited Gulf Coast charities. Local artists including Uncle Charlie, Ack! and Sophia Buddenhagen had works...
The now-famous L.A. pitmaster returned to his Galveston home to help his family church raise money to build a community garden for its members and the impoverished neighborhood that surrounds St. Augustine Episcopal, the oldest African-American Episcopal Church in Texas. PHOTOS BY GROOVEHOUSE
Eastenders and friends gathered at the Orange Show Saturday to make custom Christmas ornaments, munch on tamales, look at airbrushed art cars and listen to the Sideshow Tramps play. The party was free but the cost of admission was the donation of an unwrapped toy. PHOTOS BY MARCO TORRES