Their teachers could tell something was off. The girls, six of them, all eighth graders at Texas City's Blocker Middle School, were acting "zombie-like" and "delirious" at school on Monday, according to Houston's ABC affiliate. School officials called an ambulance, but not before finding small piece ... More >>
Here's the bad news: If you are young, poor, black or Hispanic, disabled, or just graduated from college, you are significantly less happy than you were two years ago. Recent polling says so. Now, the same folks at Harris Polling who brought us that depressing tidbit now bring a spot of good news: ... More >>
To conquer his fear of guns, a British immigrant takes a road trip to gun lovers' mecca: the NRA Convention.
If you're gonna do drug or booze stuff this weekend, do it in Houston, where Burger King is now offering burger delivery. Houstonites can order a Delivery Deal that's 10 cheeseburgers and 20 chicken nuggets. Delivery hours are 11 a.m. until 10 p.m. every day. And that's great. For Houston. But, wh ... More >>
The first thing you probably should know about chef Ji Kang is that once he ate squiggling octopus tentacles in Korea. That's hard-core dedication to local cuisine, even though he swears he'll never try it again. Kang, who is the executive chef at Samar, began his culinary career before he even kn ... More >>
Every once in a while someone mistakes Scott for a food expert and risks ruining dinner by trusting him to answer to a burning question. Got a question about food or restaurants? Send it via Twitter @scottreitz, email or in the comments. An email I received last week has me in a Christmas funk. A r ... More >>
Sunday, November 25, at House of Blues
At 50, Everclear's Art Alexakis has just about seen it all. The guy has beat a drug addiction, formed a band, and was even elected a delegate at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. Oh, he's also toured Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. Maybe he really has seen it all. Speaking from a tour stop in New Je ... More >>
Saturday, September 29, at the Wherehouse
Quantifying a the cleanliness of an entire city seems like it would pose a challenge. Do you count the number of discarded Taco Bell cups? Analyze shower head sales? Perform a census of head lice? There are countless factored to be considered if you are to get a solid grasp of how tidy a city is. S ... More >>
100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>
Bloomberg reported earlier this week that canned beer sales are up, partially thanks to all you hipsters and your PBR habit. The exact quote, which reads a bit like a schoolmarm talking about farting: "Hipsters, a subculture of urban, young adults whose tastes run toward independent music and film ... More >>
Saturday, June 23, at LaGrange
Saturday, May 26, at Main Street Garden Park
Lots of big beer news happening since I last wrote a post. Sorry for the time away. It's not you, it's me. So rather than inundate you with a bunch of short posts, here are a few quick sips of local beer news and upcoming events. First off, San Diego's Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits has fi ... More >>
Whole Foods MarketWhole Foods Market announced recently that it will close its Dallas bakehouse, located on University near Central, which for the past 12 years has produced breads and pastries for its eight area stores, as well as Little Rock, Tulsa and Oklahoma City. After the spring closur ... More >>
Friday, November 18, at Rubber Gloves
Click to embiggen your invitationSpeaking of a certain Dallas County commissioner ...The Dallas chapter of the National Black United Front, which is not to be confused with the People's Front of Judea, sends word of a daylong rally scheduled for August 20 at the Pan-African Connection Bookstore n ... More >>
Back in mid-June we attempted to make an offer on a Bell 407 helicopter, which was being auctioned off by the city. But the bids piled up, and after 60 the $985,000 starting price climbed to $1,467,500, which was $1,467,500 out of our price range. And, besides, the Dallas Police Department, which ... More >>
Dear, God, let's hope not.
The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.
Katharine ShilcuttTouche, Houston Press.So, the weather cleared up in time for Memorial Day. Which means you can do the whole Bobby Flay thing. Grill, we mean. You can grill. Not embarrass local chefs by out-cooking them at their own dish. You could do that though, if you wanted. Anyway, it' ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsHouston artist Bill Davenport sets up shop in a Neiman Marcus window on Main Street Tuesday afternoon.With this year's Dallas Art Fair just a couple weeks away, downtown's Neiman Marcus flagship store is once again getting into the spirit -- which is why, just after noon Tue ... More >>
The bounty of Noodle House.After my first visit to Noodle House last fall, I knew I'd have to return with my parents, seeing as how they are big fans of the restaurant's sister eatery in Houston -- San Dong. A couple of weeks ago, I finally got that opportunity, but was joined only by my m ... More >>
Leg Sweeper, B L A C K I E, XryCanton Co-OpJanuary 18, 2010Better than: seeing a show at a venue that actually makes me pay for beer.Josh RobertsonLeg Sweeper's Justin "Boots" Gomez crowd surfs during his band's final song of the night. Tuesdays sometimes seem like the neglected middle child day ... More >>
There was a piece in this morning's New York Times about how Austin's now the top destination for the young American, all right. So notes Brookings Institution demographer William Frey, who adds Dallas to the list of Top Five destinations for the highly coveted 25-to-34-year-old. Only a few years ... More >>
Bobbie Wygant reviews The Empire Strikes Back from Atombomb.tv on Vimeo.I went to The Bobbie Wygant Archive first thing this morning hoping to find an interview with the now-late, great Leslie Nielsen; no such luck, sadly. At which point news broke that Irvin Kershner had died -- and right there, fr ... More >>
We can look at CQ Press's just-released City Crime Rankings 2010-2011 two ways: from safest to most dangerous or vice-versa. But either way -- based upon the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports that include "the violent crimes of murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault and the property crimes of bu ... More >>
While Andrea was having an inexplicably good time at City Hall -- where, apparently, it's open bar during committee meetings now -- I was been reading the Brookings Institution's The State of Metropolitan America report released yesterday. It's been getting lot of attention, for the most part, be ... More >>
Actually, it's not a rumor. It's fact. But it's not that Gavin. As in Gavin Spittle, the guy who served for years as fodder for Russ Martin's shenanigans before moving to Houston. No, this time the new face at 105.3 The Fan is Gavin Dawson. He apparently will arrive from Portland on March 29 ... More >>
Sawyer shows off at Holly Johnson
Damn fajitas and health-conscious eaters. They're killing traditional Tex-Mex.
Go ahead, laugh at Dean Lewis
The upscale casual Houston's is a well-oiled machine
Houston had one of its most shocking race murders 45 years ago. But exactly whose tragedy was it?
Does tipping the maître d get you a better table?
At restaurants, what isn't nailed down likely will be stolen
Don't call Carolyn Wonderland and the Imperial Monkeys a blues band
Unlike Big D, Houston thrives on open government