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  • Inside Pearland's Mystery Mansion
    The abandoned 64,000 square foot mansion in Pearland, just off 288 and Southfork, has been a mystery for years. Take a look inside its imposing brick facade and read the article in Hair Balls to find out more about this lonely giant. PHOTOS BY KATHARINE SHILCUTT
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  • Pork Belly Throwdown at Catalan
    Twelve chefs from across the city offered up their best pork belly dishes at Catalan on Monday night, as they competed for top honors at the friendly throwdown. Who took first place? Read on and find out... PHOTOS BY KATHARINE SHILCUTT
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  • Block 7 Wine Company Grand Openings
    Yes, Grand Openings. Plural. The new wine and food emporium off Washington Avenue on Shepherd threw a series of grand openings parties this weekend, starting with shows by listenlisten and Robert Ellis on Friday night and continuing with art cars, free food, discounted wine and Runaway Sun on...
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  • The Jonas Brothers at the Toyota Center
    The squeaky-clean trio of Jonai descended upon Houston this weekend, playing a sold-out show at the Toyota Center to throngs of shrieking teenage fans (and a few of their scary cougar moms) and perfectly manifesting the postmodern meta-narrative (trust us on this). PHOTOS BY DANIEL KRAMER
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  • Free Press Houston SummerFest: Day Two
    The second day of the weekend-long SummerFest music festival saw cloudbursts of rain and clouds of another kind floating happily and hazily over the crowds. On the stages, bands like Voxtrot, Devin the Dude, Buxton and Of Montreal sweated it out with the fans. PHOTOS BY AMBER ROUSSEL
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  • Free Press Houston SummerFest: Day One
    It may have been hotter than hell this weekend, but that didn't stop Houston from enjoying the first SummerFest, put on by Free Press Houston. The two-day festival featured two stages in Eleanor Tinsley Park, water balloons, beer and locally and nationally popular acts. Day one saw groups like...
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  • Albums You Can Smuggle Into Prison In Your Fat
    Courtesy of our friends at the Chron, here is the story of Houston's George Vera, a 500-lb purveyor of illegally bootlegged albums who managed to mule a gun past the guards at both the city and county jails. How did he do it? Vera squirreled the piece safely away between the folds of his flesh....
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  • Houston's Ten Most Overrated Restaurants
    The results are in... On Monday, we asked our readers to give us their choices for Houston's most overrated restaurants, and they gave it to us with both barrels. Nearly 150 comments later, here are the restaurants that Houstonians think have enjoyed far too much glory over the years. Ed. Note:...
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  • Albums That Went Darker
    For most rock acts, the traditional way to deal with success is to rework their lyrics, image and sound to become palatable to a larger audience. Usually this means brightening the subject matter, cleaning up the bad words, softening the sharp edges on those power chords and getting haircuts...
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  • A Sneak Peek at H-E-B's New Buffalo Market
    H-E-B is opening their newest concept store on Buffalo Speedway at Bissonnet, called the Buffalo Market. Combining their popular Central Market store and expanded organic offerings with more traditional grocery store items (i.e., Cheetos and toilet paper) while also being as environmentally and...
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  • HannityFest (a.k.a. the "Freedom Concert) at The Woodlands
    Conservative radio/TV host Sean Hannity's nationally touring "Freedom Concert" came through The Woodlands this weekend, as the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion hosted powerhouse acts like Billy Ray Cyrus and Lee Greenwood. There was no shortage of ill-concieved American flag-inspired clothing...
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  • Saturday Night at Under the Volcano
    Frozen screwdrivers and frozen rum & cokes ruled the night at this Latin-inspired bar in the Village. PHOTOS BY BILL OLIVE
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