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Houston Gets Dumped On Again

6 hours ago by Margaret Downing
So the coastal areas were supposed to be hard hit by Tropical Storm Beta but inland would be pretty much OK. And the rain was to move away from the southwest parts of Houston and the harder hit suburbs in Missouri City and Pearland on Tuesday night and move to...

Gordon's (Still) Alive: Flash At 40

9 hours ago by Pete Vonder Haar
Who can say what makes a movie great? The AFI and similar organizations release periodic rankings with the usual suspects (Citizen Kane, Citizen Kane II: The Wrath of Kane), while online contingents continue their campaigns to elevate Megaforce to relevance. The common thread to most of these choices? Scope. Whether we're...

Streaming Concert Watch 9/23: Mac Sabbath, Farm Aid and More

10 hours ago by Matthew Keever
Well folks, it's pretty wet out there. Tropical Storm Beta made landfall earlier this week, and it's expected to bring quite a bit of rain to Texas. Flooding has been reported in different areas of Houston, so this is the perfect week to stay inside and stream some live music...

Alley Theatre Embraces Hispanic Heritage Month With Virtual Bilingual Programs

10 hours ago by Margaret Downing
An outreach initiative to the Hispanic community in Houston, one started by the Alley Theatre a few years ago that was kind of in stall mode thanks to other intervening events, has been reinvigorated recently, partly because of the pandemic conditions the area is in right now. Since the Alley...

Houston Texans' Opening Drives Failing at an Unacceptable Rate

10 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
Trying to quantify "good coaching" or "bad coaching," beyond the obvious metric of a win-loss record, is a very nuanced endeavor. The argument as to whether a head coach is effective in his job can become a very emotion-laden exercise. To wit, by the win-loss metric, Bill O'Brien had been...

Flood Warning Extended For Harris County As Beta Shifts Toward Northeast Houston

19 hours ago by Schaefer Edwards
In a Tuesday evening weather update, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said that while Tropical Depression Beta continues to move slowly out of our region, it will likely keep dropping rain on the Houston area for “about 12 more hours." After south and southwest Houston were battered by heavy rainfall Monday...

Streets and Highways Flood Across Houston [UPDATED]

1 day ago by Schaefer Edwards
Tropical Storm Beta has been pouring down rain across the Houston area since Monday night, and its rain bands will continue to cause potentially heavy rainfall for at least the next 24 hours as Beta moves east at about 2 miles per hour. “They’re dropping water, sometimes 2 to 3...

Four Thoughts on the Horrific News About Justin Verlander's Elbow

1 day ago by Sean Pendergast
I'll admit, I'm trying really hard not to get irrationally angry at anything that has happened with our sports teams in Houston this year, considering we were teetering on the brink of having no sports at all, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. The sports gods are not making this easy...

Skateboarding — a Pretty Good Sport in Social Distancing Times - Jumps Back Into the Mainstream

1 day ago by Cameron Martinez
Skateboarding will make its debut in the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo and Houstonian Jordan Santana, 16, is a qualifier to the USA team. It took just seven decades and previous confinement to designated competitions like the X-Games, before skateboarding got the nod. The addition to the Olympics signifies an...

Bill Flanagan Turns Back the Hands of Time in Music-Themed Novel

2 days ago by Bob Ruggiero
While time travel and body switching plots are common in books and films, few have ever waded deeply into musical territory. In Bill Flanagan’s new novel Fifty in Reverse (Tiller Press), 65-year-old Patrick Wyatt goes to sleep in 2020, but wakes up as his high-school freshman self in 1970 –...

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