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Recent articles by Craig:

On the set of director Richard Linklater’s upcoming love letter to Houston

'Apollo 10 1/2: A Space-Age Adventure' is set in the Houston of the '60s → Read More

The Texican: So what do you miss most from the days before COVID-19?

From iced-tea refills to shooting pool in a packed bar, these were a few of my favorite things. → Read More

The Texican: Comics offer comfort in a troubled world

Diving into a world of good versus evil feels especially satisfying right now. → Read More

The Texican: Dear high-school grad, you’re a superhero

I didn't know what I was going to do when I left high school either. → Read More

These are the signs you might be done with Houston

Click through the slideshow above to see some of the reasons we've heard that people want to leave Houston... Are you sick of Houston and want to book a ticket out now? There are some who think Houston has jumped the shark, considering its becoming increasingly flooded with yuppie transplants and has been given such honoraries as the "New Southern Capital of Cool" by GQ magazine. It's a very… → Read More

Rarely seen photos from Houston's past contain amazing stories

See how much the skyline of Houston has changed and learn about some lesser-known stories that you might have forgotten. → Read More

Ugly Texases Instagram page celebrates aggressively bad drawings of the Lone Star State

Austin’s Kevin Miller loves sharing photos of ill-shaped renderings of the Lone Star State. → Read More

Instagram page celebrates Ugly Texases

Austin’s Kevin Miller loves sharing photos of ill-shaped renderings of the Lone Star State. → Read More

The Texican: 8th Wonder brews music as part of ‘Celebr8ion’

On March 21 the 8th Wonder Brewery in EaDo celebrates its seventh anniversary with an all-day festival called Celebr8ion. Located just steps away from three of Houston’s busiest sporting venues has made 8th Wonder a beloved craft beer institution on game day for many Houstonians, along with hosting the stray baby shower. (In case you hadn’t noticed, breweries have become the go-to millenial… → Read More

The Texican: What should Houston leave behind?

As I listened to 2019 close out in a hail of celebratory gunfire I found myself in renovation mode, looking for things to change and improve. Slashing and burning. Eager to clear out my mental attic in anticipation of the next new thing, whatever that might be. 2020 used to be a mythical year. Now it’s here. One of the great tragedies of the ‘00s is the death of those “I can’t stop writing the… → Read More

The Texican: Of sobriety, In-N-Out and (maybe) BTS at the rodeo

Recently I hit my two-month milestone away from drinking alcohol. I’m still navigating nightlife and relearning how to spend weekends without major hangovers. Houston before noon on the weekends is a pretty interesting place as it turns out. One of my favorite pastimes in this city is hitting up craft breweries, both for the friend hangs and the appreciation of the art of making beer. I know so… → Read More

The Texican: Why am I hearing Christmas music on Sunny 99.1 right now?

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year. I don’t mean MLB free agency (so long, Gerrit), or even tamale season. Last Thursday at 8 a.m. the jolly folks at Sunny 99.1 FM officially flipped over to wall-to-wall holiday music, a full month and half before Christmas Day. This is about a week earlier than last year’s kickoff. This is Sunny’s 20th year of ringing in the holiday season over the… → Read More

Houston, we have a cliché and why Friday nights at Numbers are the best

<p>Please, no more Apollo 13 references.</p> → Read More

Happy birthday to the late, great Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stevie Ray Vaughan would have turned 65 years old today. Tragically, 'SRV', as he was lovingly known by his fans, lost his life at the age of 36, killed in a Bell 206 helicopter crash in East Troy, Wis., on Aug. 27, 1990. → Read More

The Texican explains Houston to New Yorkers

In this week’s column, the Texican shows a group from the Big Apple around town → Read More

The Texican answers questions about DJ Screw, downtown and those Roughnecks

This week’s mailbag tackles Houston’s secretly influential musicians, rubbernecks at the ghastly name of our new XFL team, and explores a culturally-poppin' downtown with a native who knows that it's more than just one-way streets and barren parking garages. This past week I got a few messages about the “Texican” moniker that I bestowed on myself back when this whole thing started in 2013. The… → Read More

Meet the Houston man who gives out free bicycles

With this Recycled Cycles of Texas, he is making sure that expense isn’t an excuse to keep people from riding. → Read More

Jason's Deli founder dies at 70

Jason’s Deli founder and Beaumont native Joe Tortorice Jr., 70, died after a 19-month battle with cancer on Saturday. → Read More

If it wasn't for Texas the world would be without these amazing things

April 21 is San Jacinto Day here in Texas, where we celebrate the battle of San Jacinto which concluded military action in the Texas Revolution, with the Texians winning their freedom from Mexico. → Read More

What does Houston smell like to you?

From body funk to barbecue, chemical plants to kolaches, Houston has its own aroma. Let us know what you think. → Read More