The Blanton Museum of Art
"...Despite some of the worst timekeeping since game four of the 1994 Rockets-Jazz playoff series and some of the strangest and most inaccurate announcing since Harry Caray’s passing, the Outlaws played well against the Houston Cyclones in their season opener this past Saturday. Linebacker, tight end, and defensive lineman Tracey Suire scored the Outlaws’ first touchdown off an 11-yard pass from quarterback Julie Wilke..."
"...Judging by the line outside of Game Over Videogames last Thursday you'd think there was a celebrity inside. While not quite household names, the members of the Houston Outlaws proved quite a draw for local e-sports fans...."
"...The greatest baseball team in the world – the Houston Astros – is bringing their traveling Caravan to Austin for three events on Wed., Jan. 10: A meet-and-greet at Pluckers (3:30pm, 3909 S..."
"..."It was about protecting our grandmoms," said Lt. Governor Dan Patrick on the overturning of Proposition 1, Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) last night, "our mothers and our wives, and our sisters, and our daughters, and our granddaughters." And although 61% of Houstonians voted in agreement, those words could not be more misleading...."
"..."Carlos Cruz-Diez: Spatial Chromointerference" in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern in Houston seems to twist and bend the 221 concrete columns of the underground reservoir like strands of stripped taffy. It is an optical illusion as the alternating colored lights change patterns and directions in the otherwise pitch black room...."
"...It can be difficult to distinguish between bullshit and wisdom when oil men are talking. That's because, as Houston We Have a Problem makes clear, they're full of both...."
"...He'll be needed as Jason Simmons was lost for the season due to an injury on Sunday following the loss of fellow DB Glenn Earl in the preseason. Houston signed safety Will Demps this week to try and add some depth to their injury-depleted defensive backfield..."
"...Snoop Dawg look-alike dykes tailin' Tri-Delts on the back of pickup trucks for Jell-O shots. Welcome to Gay Spring Break or, as it is better known, Pride Houston. You know that part of freaking, when the person in the back steadies themselves by either outstretching their arms to rest against the freak's clavicle or grabs ass so as not to fall over? Yeah, well, that basically summed up the whole trip to H-Town last weekend..."
"...Amidst the crumbling debris of last week's election, there was one vote in Texas that nobody noticed, but which may have monumental consequences for school finance. Houston ISD voters delivered a message to the state: We won't send you our property tax dollars...."
"...There have been few more consistent faces around the Texas Legislature than Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston..."
"...City Council Member Ora Houston, the first person to represent District 1 since it was established with 10-1 in 2014, announced this morning she will not seek re-election in November...."
"...after an Australian trek this winter. Dallas and Houston got theirs this spring, the latter on Tuesday...."
"...Rodney Crowell's 2001 triumph, The Houston Kid, was essentially memoir in song, a poignant look back at his dirt-poor childhood on the outskirts of town. That album also helped spark the writing of Chinaberry Sideawalks, his stellar debut memoir..."
"...Art Acevedo is apparently out at APD. The tenured police chief, who came to Austin in 2007 after running the California Highway Patrol unit, is headed to Houston, reports the Statesman’s Tony Plohetski..."
"...Fans of the Houston Astros have to be a pretty resilient bunch...."
"...If you're looking for inspiration, and who isn't, the Mixed Media Artists of Houston will make its local debut next Thursday at the Dragonfly Gallery in Rosedale...."
"...Senator Gonzalo Barrientos (D-Austin) just hates to say "I told you so." But he couldn't help but admonish his fellow senators last week for not supporting Austin during the last two sessions when the capital city was under attack over its annexation and regulatory powers. He then cautioned his colleagues to protect Houston's rights, under attack this session: "Be careful how you vote..."
"...City Council Member Leslie Pool posted a tweet Sunday morning – in between a number of others regarding flood relief efforts and preparedness – saying "To any who dismiss need for Austin's zoning & imperv cover rules, I give you Houston." The Real Estate Council of Austin shot back with a press release the next day calling this "insensitive, irresponsible and flat out inaccurate. It's unlikely that any level of zoning or impervious cover regulations would safely protect a city from the power of a Category 4 hurricane ...."..."
"...Depending on where you're standing, last week the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission gave its initial approval to agency staff recommendations to tighten -- or rather to loosen -- air pollution restrictions on major industries in the Houston-Galveston air-pollution non-attainment zones. According to a statement from the agency, revisions approved July 5 to the Houston-Galveston State Implementation Plan include "several new rules designed to control the release from industrial facilities of certain highly reactive compounds known to accelerate the formation of ground-level ozone..."
"...The University of Houston's graduate program in creative writing is a model for other writing programs across the country. In U.S..."
"...Anheuser-Busch Brewery tours in Houston wind through a jungle of stainless steel tanks the size of railroad cars engulfed in a mechanical roar...."
"...Dear Editor, I was surprised – shocked actually – to read these words in your City Council District One article: “After four years of phones ringing unanswered at the District 1 office under the tenure of retiring CM Ora Houston ...” ["Chronicle Endorsements: City Council," News, Oct. 19]. My experience of working with Council Member Houston's office could not have been more different than you describe..."
"...Dear Editor, What are you talking about “… phones ringing unanswered” in Council Member Houston’s District 1 office? ["Chronicle Endorsements: City Council," Oct. 19.] I have found CM Houston to be one of the most caring and responsive and informed council members that Austin has elected..."
"..."ALL CHARGES ARE DISMISSED!!!" read the text sent by Harold McMillan Monday afternoon. The much-beloved DiverseArts Culture Works director and musician was recently roughed up, arrested, and charged with "interfering with the duties of a public servant" when he attempted to retrieve his recently deceased brother's belongings, by prearranged agreement, from Houston's Memorial Hermann Hospital (see "McMillan 'Traumatized' by Houston Cops," April 20)..."
"...Pummeled as we are with news of fresh incidents of police brutality and racial profiling in cities across the U.S., we might have become jaded about that thread of the info feed. We might be particularly unsurprised when the incidents involve people of color and the city of Houston...."
"...Mike Ward, a veteran reporter with decades of experience covering the Texas Legislature, abruptly quit his position as Austin bureau chief for the Houston Chronicle on Sept. 10, after allegations surfaced that he made up sources for stories..."
"...The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern in Houston is like walking into the ancient ruin of an empty spaceship that has become a theatre. The unique man-made cavern on the edge of downtown is strangely inviting and embracing...."
"...Smither Park in Houston shines like a homemade jewel of art and green space surrounded by the bustle of the city. A work in progress for nearly six years, the park uses recycled items donated by residents to create a colorful playground..."
"...The accused's name is Lloyd Tyrone Robinson. He is 39, from Houston..."
"...On Wednesday morning, defeated District 1 candidate DeWayne Lofton was a little hoarse and a little tired, but he wished victorious Ora Houston the best in her ascension to the City Council dais. "Obviously, I thought things were going to be different," Lofton said of his attempt to overcome a 35-point deficit from the first round (49-14%)..."
"...This year's test is perhaps their greatest in the history of the franchise as our Texans will be tasked with living up to expectations. The 2012 Houston Texans are the sexy pick to win it all in New Orleans next February..."
"...On Aug. 10, on behalf of three married couples, Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city of Houston and its Mayor Sylvester Turner in an effort to save same-sex spousal benefits for city employees..."
"...Sam Houston's grave and memorial in Huntsville's Oakwood Cemetery honors the man who was so instrumental in the early years of Texas. After a life of travel and action, Houston lived his last days in Huntsville where he died on July 26, 1863, at age 70..."
"...The Art Car Parade in Houston will have you laughing, crying, and wondering why. Like a Shakespearean comedy, it's all in good fun, although there are more than a few head-scratching moments – but art doesn't need a reason why..."
"...Project Row Houses lines up along Holman Street in Houston's predominantly black Third Ward like pointed silver and white helmets belonging to some army of giants. The eight shotgun houses along this block are galleries and studios for new artists...."
"...Saturday, Texas A&M finally got that belated bye week, or its equivalent, in the form of a Kyle Field matchup with Sam Houston State. If the final score – 47-28 – looks less convincing than it should, it's because Kevin Sumlin and company treated the game like light practice...."
"...Following the hoisting of the MLS Championship Cup in their first year in Houston after relocating from San Jose, Calif., the Houston Dynamo finally made the announcement we here at the Score had been not-so-patiently waiting for, the unveiling of their mascot. How they managed to come out on top of the MLS without a mascot is mystery of grand proportions..."
"...The Menil Collection is an oasis, even among Houston's world-class art museums. Somehow the two-block park that is the art museum's central campus seems 10 degrees cooler than the rest of the city...."
"...The 8th Wonder Brewery in Houston is a neighborhood pub on steroids. They have a huge selection of house-made beers, it's a decent sports bar, and the partially covered biergarten is a rockin' music venue..."
"...The Texas Rollergirls continued their touring season clean sweep this weekend with their latest trip to Houston. The Honky Tonk Heartbreakers took down the Bayou City Bosse$ 86-49...."
"...In attendance at the 2007 Houston World Oil Conference, Oct. 17-20, were some 525 people from 18 countries and 36 states for the largest ever conference to address "peak oil": the historical moment at which world oil production reaches maximum output and begins to decline, to be outpaced by rapidly increasing global demand..."
"...Yesterday we asked whether Houston's Rep. Sylvester Turner could overcome his links to Speaker Tom Craddick and get his fellow Dems behind him in a speaker race. Well, it's less than a day after his announcement, and we have an answer..."
"...The Dynamo completed their first year in Houston holding aloft the MLS Cup as league champions. Now the real work begins, choosing a mascot..."
"...Residents of that so-called desired development zone east of Austin have one less reason to cheer about the building boom about to engulf them: A recent study named Bastrop County one of 595 "centers of imminent extinction" worldwide. In other words, unless dramatic new conservation efforts are immediately enacted, the study predicted a sad end to the three-decade effort to protect the endangered Houston toad...."
"...– Council Member Ora Houston, announcing she will not seek re-election this fall for a second term..."
"...The largest free annual event in Houston is a long block party. Along the route of the Houston Art Car Parade are strategically placed lawn chairs and coolers..."
"...But as is so often the case, a lot of the most consequential action – where the bulldozer meets the road, as it were – will come in a series of contentious decisions regarding land use code that will head to Council starting over the next few weeks. And unfortunately for Council Member Ora Houston's valiant campaign against acronyms, several of the big issues they'll face are among the most abbreviated topics in city government..."
"...The conservative Empower Texans PAC (famously linked to Houston property mogul Bob "Swiftboat" Perry) threw this gem out against Joel Redmond, the Democrat hoping to fill Houston's vacant House District 144 seat. On the classy flier, Redmond's image is in the middle of photos of Sen..."
"...It's a big week for rollerderby: not only was documentary Hell on Wheels finally released on DVD, but this weekend sees one of the three biggest events of the competitive calendar Battle Royale 08, the Western regional play-offs for the Women's Flat Track Derby Assocation. This year it's in the Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, so a very driveable distance for flat-track fans...."
"...The away season for the Texas Rollergirls got off to a stunning start in Houston in Sunday. Austin's own Hell Marys defeated the Psych Ward Sirens 126-83 at the April Annihilation bout at the Verizon Wireless Theater...."