Why does the artist focus on the blue dog that has now become his signature? "The blue dog, before he was a blue dog, he was a Cajun folk lore tale called the loup-garou," he says. "When I was a child, my mother would tell me that if I wasn’t good today, the loup-garou would come get me tonight."
Taken by the Houston Chronicle’s Smiley Pool, the shot of a lone house still standing in Gilchrist after Hurricane Ike was seen all over the world. Looking through archival images, it turns out no one should have been surprised the house survived.
In the halcyon days before Ike, Kevin Harrington and his dog Damn Good could kick back in Seabrook and watch the ships come into Clear Lake. They both survived Ike; we're not so sure about the boat in the background.
Lucky's Pub was packed Thursday night, as were the go-go dancers and the models, for the launch party for this year's Best of Houston issue. "The Seven Deadly Sins" was the theme and 80 Proof was the band as the party went on all night long.
On Thursday, September 18, the sight was painfully familiar: a crowd of people in a parking lot, waiting. But instead of water, ice or MREs, this group desperately needed some kind of shared experience that didn’t involve clearing debris or scavenging for supplies - in short, music (really...
We heard High Island was a real island immediately after the storm, but we made it there on September 18 by car...eventually. Click here for a dispatch from Craig Malisow and here for video from Daniel Kramer.