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Young Sheldon Co-Star Doc Farrow Came To Texas For The Skydiving (and the Stand-Up Too)

8 days ago by Vic Shuttee
"The first couple of years I did stand up, I compared it to carrying a 80 pound pack in Iraq - It’s the scariest thing I’ve done, still is."

Remembering Jim Henley, Who Showed What it Means to Make An Impact

7 days ago by Reid Hopkins
I was at Pappas Seafood on the Gulf Freeway, eating lunch with Jim Henley, when I said something I’ll always regret. Some in the Houston community will recall Jim as one of the Democrats who tried and failed to unseat Republican congressman John Culberson, before Lizzie Fletcher finally succeeded in...

Controversial “Arab Murder Simulator” Coming to Consoles

1 month ago by Jef Rouner
Six Days in Fallujah, a game that is being referred to as an “Arab murder simulator,” is being released on consoles after years of controversy and backlash. Games where American soldiers kill endless waves of Arab enemy combatants are nothing new, and even make up some major franchises like Call...

Houston Concert Watch 4/7: Jackopierce, Mike Donnell and More

1 month ago by Matthew Keever
We’re in for some nice weather over the next week, with lows falling into the low 60s and highs topping out in the mid 80s. For Houston in April, that sounds pretty appealing. Oh, and nearly five million Texans are fully vaccinated as of this writing, which is good news...

Cornyn and Crenshaw Win Quick as Trump Takes Texas

7 months ago by Schaefer Edwards
While the presidential race remained too close to call in the nation’s Electoral College Wednesday morning, victors were crowned before midnight (in some cases, well before) in the races for Texas Senate and U.S. House seats in Texas Congressional Districts 2, 7 and 22 .

Kulkarni Hopes To Flip Another Texas Seat Blue In an Accusation-Filled Toss-Up Race With Nehls

7 months ago by Schaefer Edwards
In Texas's 22nd Congressional District, TV viewers have been routinely bombarded with ominous attack ads from both sides of the aisle for weeks now. One tells the tale of a reckless police officer who was fired for destroying evidence and turned a blind eye to racial profiling, while another commercial accuses...

Announcing the 2020 Houston Theater Awards

10 months ago by D. L. Groover
When Hurricane Harvey smashed into Houston in August 2017, its destruction to our theater community was horribly awesome. The devastation was mighty and biblical. Theaters were wrecked, props lost, costumes stank from mildew, schedules hastily shuffled or postponed, jobs lost, budgets thrown out of whack. The world had turned, and...

This Memorial Day, Maybe Watch A Less Somber War Movie

12 months ago by Pete Vonder Haar
Memorial Day is when we honor those men and women who gave their lives in military service. It's a solemn occasion, and rightfully so. Conversely, it's also traditionally a day of picnics and cookouts, because nothing says "sober reflection on the sacrifices of our military" like guzzling Miller Lite and...

Memorial Day Specials at Houston Restaurants [UPDATED]

1 year ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
This weekend will see a number of restaurants, bars and breweries opening for the first time since the pandemic began in March. With Phase Two of the Reopening of Texas, restaurants can increase capacity to 50 percent and bars are now allowed to open with a 25 percent cap. Memorial...

Recovery Laid Bare in Stages' Water by the Spoonful

1 year ago by Natalie de la Garza
In Quiara Alegría Hudes Water by the Spoonful, the second play in her Elliot Trilogy now playing at Stages, we meet Iraq war veteran Elliot six years later.

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