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Street Closures in Houston For the World Series

16 hours ago by Houston Press
The Astros being in the World Series is great. But there's some pain along with all that exhilaration and street closings are a necessary part of what we'll all have to go through. Starting today at 3 p.m. certain streets around Minute Maid Park will be closed. This will continue...

World Series Food and Drink: Take It Back!

18 hours ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
They did it! Our Astros won Game 6 of the ALCS to go on to the World Series against the Washington Nationals, thanks to the walk-off home run hit by everyone's favorite second baseman, Jose Altuve. Not to diminish the awesome performances by the rest of the team, but my...

Four Thoughts On Will Fuller's Significant Hamstring Injury

18 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
It pains me to say this, because Will Fuller seems like a great dude, and when he is healthy, he is one helluva football player, but was anybody surprised when Fuller was shown in the first quarter of the loss to the Colts on Sunday making that long, slow walk...

Houston Ballet Packs its Toe Shoes for New York City

18 hours ago by Margaret Downing
Houston ballet dancers are heading to New York City this week to perform a contemporary program at the New York City Center as part of the Houston company's 50th Anniversary celebrations. From October 24-26, the country's fifth largest ballet company will be performing The Letter V by Mark Morris, Reflections...

Mike Watt and the Art of Sublime Punk Invention

18 hours ago by David Ensminger
Mike Watt occupies his own niche in the space and time continuum of punk rock. He seems to belong everywhere and nowhere, simultaneously. Although he graduated high school in 1976 and fervently took the alternative path out of stadium rock clichés by honing jazz-spiel punk escapades in Minutemen, his work...

Upper Crust: Star Pizza

18 hours ago by Carlos Brandon
There is a pizza spectrum. That’s right — a pizza spectrum. On one end of this spectrum the word “Italian” is printed boldly in red, white and green letters. On the other end, the word “American.” Every pie sold in the United States hovers somewhere between those two words. Some...

World Series Preview: How the Astros and Nationals Match Up

18 hours ago by Jeff Balke
The Astros completed their ALCS win in dramatic fashion, walking off the Yankees with a home run from Jose Altuve. The Nationals, after beating the defending NL champs the Dodgers in five games in the ALDS coasted in a sweep of the Cardinals to reach the World Series for the...

Mendocino Farms Embraces Foodie Sandwich Trends

19 hours ago by Jeff Balke
The humble sandwich is experiencing a moment. What has long been considered a grab-and-go fast food option for providing fuel for the body quickly and efficiently is slowly finding a new audience among food lovers. Perhaps this is an extension of the explosion of casual gourmet proliferated by food trucks...

Taking Your Child to a Tattoo Parlor for Ear Piercing Might Be the Better Option

19 hours ago by Jef Rouner
The Kid With One F recently turned ten, and what she most wanted for her birthday was to get her ears pierced. My wife and I made a vow that when the time came she asked, we would not be taking her to the mall. As good goths, we had...

From the Sea to the Ceiling, Quilt Festival Celebrates Sapphire Anniversary

19 hours ago by Susie Tommaney
We actually think every year at the International Quilt Festival/Houston is amazing, but things get even more special during milestone years. "We really try to do something kind of spectacular, something that will wow people. Five years ago we did a red and white exhibit, quilts were suspended from the...

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