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Texas Republican Thinks Cutting Aid to Central America Will Cut Immigration Influx Problem

5 years ago by Aaron Reiss
With an influx of women and children coming to the United States illegally from Central America, more money might soon be spent domestically while cutting down foreign aid. United States Representative Randy Weber (R-Friendswood) on Monday introduced H.R. 5014, the Illegal Entry Accountability Act of 2014, which would hold Mexico,...

Protest Planned at Islamic Conference by Group Who Allegedly Plotted Attacks

18 days ago by Jef Rouner
The annual Islamic Society of North America conference will be held at the George R. Brown Convention Center this weekend. As with last year, Texas Patriot Network, a local Texas group with ties to white supremacy, will be on hand to protest. There was evidence in 2018 that the group planned violence at...

Openings and Closings: Mikki's Pearland Opens, La Vista 101 Closes

2 months ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Mikki's Cafe, 9603 Broadway, opened June 14 in Pearland. This makes the second location for the popular soul food restaurant with the original at 10500 Belfort. Diners love the daily specials and homemade flavors in dishes like smothered fried chicken, candied yams and collard greens. One of its best sellers...

Sit in at the Honky Tonk at The Doyle and Debbie Show at Stages

2 months ago by Margaret Downing
Former country star Doyle Mayfield is on the comeback trail and the only way he figures he can get there is with a new singing partner - who happens to be the third Debbie in his life. Alas for him, the newly recruited Debbie is the one to profit by...

July Art Shows: "Impulse," Higher Ground and "Shooting the Moon"

3 months ago by Susie Tommaney
Space might be the final frontier, but it and the 50th anniversary of the Apollo lunar landing have served as inspiration for more than a few art shows this month. Texas Art Asylum is hosting "Cosmic Perspective" with celebrations of TV's Lost in Space, portraits of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Carl...

Openings and Closings: MAD Debuts Next Week, Be More Pacific Coming

3 months ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
MAD, 4444 Westheimer, is expected to open June 19. The Madrid-inspired restaurant comes from partners Ignacio Torras and Chef Luis Roger who brought BCN, a Barcelona-inspired hot spot to Houston's Montrose area five years ago. Now, with veteran general manager and sommelier Sebastien Leval on board, they are bringing an...

Notions Of The Scam Are Everywhere In These New American Plays

5 months ago by Jessica Goldman
The scam is having its moment in America. Bigger than a moment, actually, more like a mini-era. Just think about the last couple of years and how much of our news, concern, anxiety, gossip, and outright obsession has been focused on one kind of scam or another. Facebook data mining,...

How Your Television Became the Best Jukebox in Town

7 months ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
The best jukebox in town isn’t in a funky dive bar filled with interesting or questionable characters. It’s not in a forgotten corner of a smoke-filled billiards hall overrun with wannabe pool sharks. The best jukebox in town is the TV in your living room, den or bedroom. Last weekend...

The Romantic Notion of Music in the Workplace

7 months ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
A friend sent a terrific Pitchfork article to break up my workday monotony. Between doing the to-do items scribbled onto a notepad on my office desk, I read about a couple traversing North America for months at a time and how their travels were made more poignant because of the...

K-pop's Girl Group Oh My Girl Heads For Stereo Live. Behold the Phenomenon.

8 months ago by Jonathan M. S. Davis
When the K-pop girl group Oh My Girl perform at Stereo Live on January 22, three types will be in the audience. Miracles, as committed Oh My Girl fans are known, will be in attendance; many will have traveled hours to support their idols on their first U.S. tour. Local...

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