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Hidalgo Finally Lowers COVID Threat Level With New Guidelines For Only Unvaccinated

8 hours ago by Schaefer Edwards
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Tuesday announced that the local coronavirus metrics and an ample supply of vaccines finally made her comfortable enough to lower the county’s COVID-19 threat level. “So many times I’ve been at this podium to deliver bad news, to talk about the challenges ahead, to...

George Strait Will Close Out RODEOHOUSTON in 2022

10 hours ago by Houston Press
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo today announced that George Strait ("Amarillo By Morning," "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind?" "Love Without End, Amen") will close out the 2022 run with a concert only performance on Sunday, March 20, 2022. This will be Strait's 31st RODEOHOUSTON performance and marks...

Op Ed: Our Leaders Can't Leave Houston Tenants Behind

17 hours ago by Keisser Alvarez
When my family and I moved to Texas from Honduras seven years ago, we envisioned a place where we and our one-year old son could achieve our dreams. Yet the past year has challenged us in ways we never expected. Some of these circumstances were beyond anyone’s control. But others...

Spinning Records and Banging Heads With Metal Midgets Host Jim Florentine

18 hours ago by Bob Ruggiero
It’s the day after the announcement of Performer inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Class of 2021. And per usual, social media is lit up with fans’ very, very strong opinions of who got in that should have, or got in that shouldn’t have, or who didn’t...

5 Things I Hated About Resident Evil: Village

18 hours ago by Jef Rouner
For the record, I think Resident Evil: Village is utterly brilliant. It’s terrifying, fun to play, and certainly breathing new life into a franchise that has been limping along on nostalgia for a decade. The thing is, when a game is really, really good, it actually makes the flaws even...

Houston Texans Posted In Vegas As Underdogs In All 17 Games In 2021

18 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
Hey, Houston Texans fans. Consider this post's first paragraph a warning label for the coverage of the upcoming season. With the first phase of the offseason activities now in the books — rookie minicamp came and went over this past weekend, yay! — the non-Watson coverage of the Texans will have...

The Houston Press Has a Food Editor Opening: Here's How to Apply

18 hours ago by Houston Press
As Houston's restaurant industry begins to pick up the pace again as pandemic restrictions loosen, the Houston Press is in need of a fulltime food editor to write and handle assignments and editing from our freelancers. Do you have a deep knowledge of food and a compulsion to write about...

Abbott Pulls Plug On $300 Weekly Feds' Extra Unemployment Checks For Jobless Texans

1 day ago by Schaefer Edwards
Gov. Greg Abbott has decided that out-of-work Texans no longer need the extra $300 in weekly unemployment benefits Congress included in the last national coronavirus relief package. By sending a letter to the U.S. Department of Labor Monday, Abbott officially pulled Texas out of the federal government’s COVID-19 unemployment relief...

Tonight's Performance of Fatherland at The Gordy Rescheduled

1 day ago by Houston Press
Stages theater has just announced that because of the threat of severe weather in the Houston area, tonight's performance of Fatherland by Candice D'Meza has been rescheduled until Saturday June 5. The digital production, which premiered during Stages, 4th annual Sin Muros: A Latinx Theater Festival, will be viewed by...

Is Gov. Abbott Willing to Give Up Power to Hold Onto His Job?

2 days ago by Schaefer Edwards
The Lone Star State’s coronavirus response has been a lopsided battle between Gov. Greg Abbott — who’s wielded his executive powers to issue a statewide mask mandate and business restrictions — and local officials like Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, who were blocked by the...

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