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How will Obamacare affect musicians?new

Jef Rouner looks at the Affordable Care Act in action for Houston artists.
Gambit  |  Jef Rouner  |  05-06-2014  |  Health

Our HAUSnew

Houston gets its first co-op — decades after other cities took the plunge.
Houston Press  |  Mandy Oaklander  |  07-07-2011  |  Housing & Development

Political Animals: Sarahmania Hits Houstonnew

There were many things to take away from the recent whirlwind visit to Houston of the woman who is ostentatiously keeping open the possibility of running for President in 2012, just in case the nation demands it.
Houston Press  |  Richard Connelly  |  02-23-2010  |  Commentary

One-of-a-Kind Short List of the 30 Most Troubled Mentally Ill in Houstonnew

Jimmy Bailey is one of Houston's 30 craziest people, according to the Houston Police Department; in February, the department's mental health unit put together a list of mentally ill people based on how many times the cops have responded to a call concerning a person and how many times a person has been hospitalized.
Houston Press  |  Paul Knight  |  01-05-2010  |  Commentary

Ghost Riders: Bicycling in Houston is a Killernew

According to data compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Houston is almost always the most dangerous place in Texas to ride a bike. There is also lots of anecdotal evidence.
Houston Press  |  John Nova Lomax  |  10-13-2009  |  Transportation

Was Roland Carnaby a Con Man or a Super Spook?new

Either way, he wasn't supposed to meet his death on a Houston highway in a high-speed chase with the cops.
Houston Press  |  Chris Vogel  |  09-22-2009  |  Crime & Justice

The Burmese Come to Houstonnew

Get in, get out. Refugees have a shrinking window of support until it's time to fend for themselves.
Houston Press  |  Mike Giglio  |  09-08-2009  |  Immigration

Houston's Working Class Gets Bumped into Homelessness and Poverty by the Crashing Economynew

An already strained system struggles to accommodate a new breed of homeless.
Houston Press  |  Mike Giglio  |  03-24-2009  |  Economy

Through Being Coolnew

If even McDonald's is making fun of hipsters now, the pretentious shits who live to be in the know about the latest band, boutique or blog — and, more importantly, to make sure everybody else knows they're in the know — are officially just this side of irrelevant.
Houston Press  |  Chris Gray  |  03-17-2009  |  Music

The Born Liars Set Sailnew

Some of the stories circulating about the glammy garage-rockers make even noted wild men like the Who's Keith Moon or anyone in Motley Crue almost seem like amateurs.
Houston Press  |  Chris Gray  |  02-24-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Drive-Thru Prayer Proves Jesus is a Convenient Guynew

Houston's Succeed in Life Center has been offering drive-through prayer service to members and nonmembers alike a couple of Saturdays a month since October, and pastor Damien Jackson tells Hair Balls the event has garnered praise from participants.
Houston Press  |  Richard Connelly  |  12-23-2008  |  Religion

Houston Goes International with the Latin Grammysnew

What in the world is such an important event -- 49 awards in categories ranging from cumbia, ranchera and norteño to urban and alternative -- doing in Houston, of all places?
Houston Press  |  Chris Gray  |  11-18-2008  |  Music

Worsening Economy Brings the Fundraiser Blues to Fine Arts Orgsnew

Besides the obvious fact that leaner times generally make grants and donations harder to come by, the endowments that safeguard these groups' financial security are often tied up in investment portfolios, not exactly the most stable sector of the market lately.
Houston Press  |  Chris Gray  |  11-11-2008  |  Art

Turning Houston Bluenew

If Democrats hope to once again win statewide elections in Texas, they first must takeover the state's biggest city. Toward that end, Dems are pouring lots of money into a coordinated campaign to sweep Harris County this year. And everything was seemingly going their way -- until Hurricane Ike hit.
The Texas Observer  |  Dave Mann  |  10-22-2008  |  Politics

Houston's Jazz Historynew

If you believe the internet, which you really shouldn't, Houston has no jazz history to speak of. In fact, if you Google "Houston jazz history," you get a bunch of pages about various Rockets playoff series with the Utah Jazz.
Houston Press  |  Chris Gray  |  09-09-2008  |  Music

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