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

8 hours 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...

How Soon is "Too Soon" for TV Comedy to Address Tragedy and Trauma?

9 hours ago by Bob Ruggiero
Tragedy Plus Time: National Trauma and Television Comedy By Philip Scepanski 280 pp. $50 University of Texas Press On September 29, 2001, just a little over two weeks after the terrorist attack on 9/11, the New York Friars Club and Comedy Central went ahead with a planned “roast” of Hugh...

Ranking the Houston Texans 2021 Road Trips For Fans

9 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
Back in the day, before I started doing the postgame show for the Houston Texans on Texans Radio, my then-girlfriend-now-wife Amy and I would travel to a couple of Texans road games each season. Some of our best memories as a couple are, depending on the stadium, either cavorting with...

Folake Olowofoyeku Dances Into the Light

9 hours ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
In her youth, Folake Olowofoyeku danced behind closed doors, hidden from her family and friends, those who may never have suspected just how badly she desired to express herself through art. That was a world away ago in Lagos, Nigeria and years before her acting career led her to the...

This Week in Houston Food Events: Taste Seasonal Ingredients at Their Peak at the New Le Jardinier

9 hours ago by Brooke Viggiano
Here's a look at this week's hottest culinary happenings: Monday, May 17 Tax Day specials at Grimaldi’s Grimaldi’s will be celebrating Tax Day by offering traditional cheese pizzas for $10.40. Tuesday, May 18 Opening of Le Jardinier at MFAH Le Jardinier at MFAH, 5500 Main, is set to open within...

The Art Car Experience Welcomes Houstonians back to an Eclectic World

1 day ago by DeVaughn Douglas
“Houston! You got to give us some time because we are fucking rusty,” says a laughing Felipe Galvan as he stands, beer in hand, center stage in front of the crowd. People scream as he leads his band, Los Skarnales, into the next song of the night. The music starts...

Texas Legislature Approves Controversial "Heartbeat Bill" That Would Ban Abortions At Six Weeks

3 days ago by Schaefer Edwards
Texas lawmakers have finally rubber-stamped Senate Bill 8, a set of controversial new abortion regulations that would effectively ban abortions after six weeks of pregnancy by allowing people to sue abortion providers as well as anyone who helped someone get an abortion after a “heartbeat” is detected in a fetus...

Ultimate Fighting Championship Returns to Houston Saturday Night

3 days ago by Jack Gorman
Some of the world’s most elite fighters will be competing at UFC 262 in the Toyota Center in front of more than 20,000 rabid fight fans this Saturday night. The MMA promotion is bringing a stacked card headlined by the UFC Lightweight Title Fight between Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira...

Openings and Closings: Four Seasons Gets a Pan-Latin Steak House, The Roastery Closes

3 days ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Toro Toro, 1300 Lamar, will open at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston in fall 2021. This will be the sixth location for the concept. The hotel has partnered with Richard Sandoval Hospitality to bring his award-winning global Pan-Latin Steakhouse to Houston. It will open in the hotel’s revamped third floor...

The Perfect Team To Trade With The Houston Texans For Deshaun Watson

3 days ago by Sean Pendergast
In a perfect world, Deshaun Watson would be getting ready for Organized Team Activities next week with the Houston Texans, and with his new head coach David Culley. In a slightly less perfect world, he would have been traded by now for multiple first round picks, and he would be...

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