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Missouri City Native and Clements HS Grad Jeremy Thomas Named Rhodes Scholar

1 hour ago by Schaefer Edwards
When Jeremy Thomas heard the news Friday that he had won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, he couldn’t run out to tell his family immediately, because in true 2020 fashion he was stuck on a Zoom video call with the scholarship’s regional selection committee. As he sat and listened to the...

NFL Week 12: Texans 41, Lions 25 — Four Winners, Four Losers

2 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
This has been  Houston Texans season where good feelings have been hard to come by, so when Deshaun Watson throws four touchdown passes, J.J. Watt turns back the clock with a pick six, and the Texans turn a road win into a sandlot game in the fourth quarter, I'm gonna...

Openings and Closings: King's Biergarten Pearland Makes Way for Good Vibes

2 hours ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Good Vibes Burgers and Brews, 1329 E. Broadway, is shooting to open by the end of 2020. In what came as a total shock to many of its loyal patrons,  Hans and Philipp Sitter are passing the King's Biergarten space onto Eric Nelson, chef and owner of the new concept...

Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Black Friday Brunch and Friendsgiving To-Go

2 hours ago by Brooke Viggiano
Check out this weekend's tastiest culinary happenings: Black Friday Specials Friday From Black Friday brunches featuring things like biscuits and gravy and turkey, dressing and cranberry pizza to gift card specials and boozy discounts, check out our Black Friday Dining Guide for the best post-Thanksgiving food and drink deals in...

Capitol Records Promo Man on the Me Decade

2 hours ago by Bob Ruggiero
Run-Out Groove: Inside Capitol’s 1980s Hits and Stiffs By Dave Morrell 271 pp. $12.99 Self-published, available on Amazon The fourth volume of music biz publicist/promo man Dave Morrell’s ongoing memoir charts his decade at the storied label’s New York offices. He was there during a crucial changing of the guard...

Lighting the Fire of Revolution With The Good Lord Bird

2 hours ago by Jamil David
The Good Lord Bird begins with the end of its story, with abolitionist John Brown awaiting his execution. After a failed raid at an Army weapons depot, he has been sentenced to hanging. He looks out into the crowd that has gathered below the gallows with his wild passionate eyes...

Already Dealing With the Halloween Jump in COVID Cases, Healthcare Workers Brace for Thanksgiving

1 day ago by Anna Ta
The very thing that made the holidays great before COVID is striking fear into the heart of the healthcare system – families gathering and being merry. There’s plenty of reason to suspect that the holidays will send cases skyrocketing. Two weeks after Halloween, the greater Houston area saw an uptick...

NFL Week 12: Texans-Lions — Four Things To Watch For

1 day ago by Sean Pendergast
A win over the Patriots last Sunday sent the Texans into Thanksgiving week feeling good about their general direction, but with only a few days to get ready for the next contest, a Thanksgiving Day (actually, Thanksgiving MORNING, Houston time, 11:30 a.m. CT kickoff) game in Detroit to face the...

Upcoming Houston Food Events: Where to Eat During Oyster Season

1 day ago by Brooke Viggiano
Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings: From Prestige Oysters’s Raz Halili, Pier 6 Seafood & Oyster House, 113 6th, is now open in San Leon. Celebrate oyster season with cold bivalves on-the-half-shell, roasted oysters smothered in things like parm and herb-shallot butter...

Four Thoughts on Rick Smith's Potential Return to an NFL GM Role

2 days ago by Sean Pendergast
Rick Smith's last day as general manager for the Houston Texans was January 1, 2018. On that day, he took a leave of absence to take care of his ailing wife, who was suffering from breast cancer at that time, and ultimately, he would not return to his post. January...

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