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Miss the Mayan Mindbender? Ride Revenge of the Mummy

4 hours ago by Jef Rouner
Do you remember the Mayan Mindbender at AstroWorld? I certainly do. It was the park’s first indoor rollercoaster, which was a wonder even back before climate change turned Houston pavements into egg griddles. Installed in 1995 after a stint as Nightmare at Boblo Island, it was a 1,148 ft coaster...
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Rating the Concern Level of Each Injured Houston Texan

4 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
This Houston Texans training camp has been marked by enthusiasm over certain developments (J.J. Watt all the way back to Peak Watt, Deshaun Watson being Deshaun Watson, and all those weapons on offense) and concern over others (Matt Kalil, Matt Kalil, and oh, did I mention, Matt Kalil?), Perhaps the...
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KRBE’s Freddy Cruz Wrote a Terrible Libertarian Novel

4 hours ago by Jef Rouner
The description for Freddy Cruz’s novel When America Fell Silent contains this passage: Retired Navy SEAL Hayder Randall would do anything to defend his country. But when his ex-girlfriend and current First Daughter Elizabeth watches her Presidential parents fall to a brutal assassination, he's shocked when she stages a coup...
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XFL Unveils the Houston Roughnecks' Name and Logo

4 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
Webster's defines the word "roughneck," first, as a "rough and uncouth person." Synonyms include ruffian, thug, scoundrel, villain, rogue, rascal, lout, hooligan, hoodlum, vandal, delinquent, rowdy, and bully. It also defines "roughneck" as an "oil rig worker," which is the definition that hist closer to home. And as of yesterday, in...
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George Clinton's Still Campaigning For One Nation Under a Groove

5 hours ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
George Clinton is aware these are trying times in America. The legendary overlord of the Parliament-Funkadelic collective began his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame career in the Civil Rights era and the music he and P-Funk created espoused unity through the funk. Talking with Clinton by phone ahead of...
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Upcoming Houston Food Events: A New Brunch and When Bourbon Meets BBQ

5 hours ago by Brooke Viggiano
Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings: Brunch launches this weekend (Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25) at B.B. Lemon Montrose, 1809 Washington, with hours from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. Dig into brunch dishes from French onion...
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Tropical Wave in the Gulf as Hurricane Season Nears Peak

5 hours ago by Jeff Balke
The statistical peak of hurricane season is September 10, less than three weeks away, yet the only named disturbance in the tropical Atlantic is Chantal, a tropical storm so far north it poses no threat to land and is expected to fizzle out over the next few days anyway. Closer...
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10 Best Bets This Weekend: Power, Pageants and Giant Pekingese Puppies

5 hours ago by Susie Tommaney
A Machiavellian ruler, a victim turned predator, and giant Pekingese puppies? WTF is right, we're looking at some Weird, Thought-provoking and Fantastical programming this weekend in the Bayou City. In addition to those dance, theater and film offerings, we've got all-female wrestling, an art opening, Dog Day at the Astros...
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Six Interesting Notes from the Astros Win Over the Tigers

1 day ago by Jeff Balke
On Monday night, the Astros picked up win number 81 at home over the Detroit Tigers 6-3. It was their second straight win against the Tigers of the four-game series and their third straight win after losing five in a row. They are now 45-15 at home, the best home...
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Houston Concert Watch 8/21: Smashing Pumpkins and More

1 day ago by Matthew Keever
Is there anything more on-brand for Houston than the muggy weather that follows a brief rainfall? Despite the sticky forecast for the week ahead, we at the Houston Press implore you, our dear readers, to attend at least one show on this week's list, because there's quite a bit of...

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