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Critical Hours Ahead as ITC Attempts to Remove Last 20,000 Gallons of Benzene From Tank [UPDATED]

9 hours ago by Margaret Downing
ITC will be attempting to remove the last 20,000 gallons of benzene from one tank on its Deer Park facility — an action that will take an estimated 8-12 hours officials said at a 10 a.m. press conference. The danger is, of course, that just as happened the other day,...

Put Houston Ballet's Premieres on Your To-Do List For This Weekend

11 hours ago by Margaret Downing
It starts with one dancer. Then another and another enter the stage, all dressed in dark colors with the lighting behind them barely more illuminated then that. To the sounds of sweet melancholy music highlighted by the superb Denise Tarrant on violin, the dancers are alone, in pairs, en masse...

Another New CSNY Bio Follows the Four Way Street

14 hours ago by Bob Ruggiero
CSNY: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young By Peter Doggett 368 pp. $28 Atria Books Fans of CSN (and Y) have had a long time gone awaiting an up-to-date, comprehensive bio (though writer Dave Zimmer gets credit for his 1984 book and revisions). In an embarrassment of riches, April 2 will...

Judgment Burns In Freeda Peoples

14 hours ago by Jessica Goldman
“Church is not a country club for saints; it’s a hospital for sinners.” So goes the shrewd advice/admonition given to the Reverend Scott at the conclusion of Joyce Sylvester’s pseudo-morality play, Freeda Peoples, now on stage at Ensemble Theatre. The moment the line is uttered, approving murmurs reverberate in the...

Openings and Closings: Bernie's Burger Bus, Common Bond Expand

15 hours ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Bernie's Burger Bus, 6324 Highway 6, opened March 15 in Missouri City. This is the first location with drive thru service. It's also the first free-standing Bernie's with a patio and dedicated parking lot. There are three other locations in the Greater Houston area, including the Heights, Katy and Bellaire...

Reviews For The Easily Distracted:
Dragged Across Concrete

15 hours ago by Pete Vonder Haar
You don't need a film historian to point out despicable lead characters in movies directed by everyone from Siegel to Peckinpah to Friedkin. Depiction is not endorsement, fine, but Zahler goes back to this well enough to make us reconsider indulging his clear talents for filmmaking.

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Get Local Suds and Wild Game Weenies at Moon Tower Inn

16 hours ago by Brooke Viggiano
Here’s a look at this weekend's best culinary happenings: Locals Only Brewhaha at Moon Tower Inn Saturday, noon to 10 p.m. 3004 Canal The East End craft beer and weenie joint will be joined by plenty of awesome hometown brewers at its fourth annual Locals Only Brewhaha. Sip suds from...

James Harden is MVP. Game Over.

16 hours ago by Jeff Balke
Giannas Antetokounmpo has had a brilliant season. The Milwuakee Bucks forward is virtually everything you could want from a dominant young player. He scores. He passes. He defends. He is the total package. He's no James Harden. Throughout the season, particularly during Harden's transcendent run of scoring 30 points in more...

Benzene Levels From ITC Worsen Overnight. Shelter In Place Issued For Deer Park and Pasadena. [UPDATED]

2 days ago by Kate McLean
The fires may be out but with levels of benzene on the rise at the ITC facility in Deer Park, it became apparent Thursday morning that this whole chemical accident and its effects are far from over. As we reported earlier, while the EPA was giving the all-clear, the Texas...

Weather Weekend: The Smoke Clears for Some Nice Weather

2 days ago by Jeff Balke
If you don't count the massive black cloud of chemical-laden smoke hovering over the entire city the past few days, the weather in Houston has been fantastic. Spring has certainly sprung and we are experiencing the effects with dry, mild days and cool nights. Fortunately for us, the ITC fire...

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