Archive for the 'News' Category

Teen handcuffed for wearing skimpy prom dress

I hope she got her refund!

Houston on NBC’s Today Show

Houston is featured on NBC’s Today Show! Hi, Mom!!!!!

Kingwood is represented on SNL


Masai Giraffe Born at the Houston Zoo

From the Houston Zoo site:

Hes very tall and very cute and brand new. Early Friday morning, January 30 the Houston Zoo welcomed the birth of a bouncing baby boy Masai giraffe. He was born around 6:30 a.m. and by 7:50 a.m. he was standing on his own, said Houston Zoo Supervisor Laurie McGivern. Hes 69 and a half inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. Hes has all the appearances of a strong and healthy boy, said McGivern.

The as yet unnamed baby is being hand reared by Houston Zoo giraffe keepers. Noel is a gentle, attentive and good mother but doesnt make enough milk to nurse and raise her calves, said McGivern. So, the keeper staff will bottle feed the calf for at least six months, added McGivern. His primary keepers have a 24 hour watch and feeding schedule in place to ensure he gets the best care and attention. Initially the calfs diet will consist of bovine colostrum mixed with goats milk. But in a day or so we will switch to goats milk mixed with a little bit of water, said McGivern.

Noels newborn will be on view at the Houston Zoo giraffe exhibit. When the calf is in his barn stall Zoo guests can view him through the stall window at the rear of the giraffe exhibit, said McGivern. The staff will also be presenting Meet the Keeper Talks with the baby at various times during the day, added McGivern. Presentation times will vary. Zoo guests are encouraged to visit the Zoos Web site at for the Meet the Keeper Talk schedules at the giraffe exhibit.

Cactus King Feature

‘This is a video done for ‘Only In Houston’ ( as a sample to spur interest in getting Houston creative people to produce Houston-based creative work. The Cactus King is a place that sells, um, cactus. And lots of it. The Cactus King himself is quite a character and this is a short feature about him.’

Houston Black’s Find Hope in Obama’s Victory

This video was originally posted after the election. The day is finally here!

Civil rights hero Judy Shepard at 2008 HRC Houston Dinner

People, this is how things get done!

Judy Shepard pushes us to be more visible in this speech at the HRC Gala in October. Judy is the mother of Matthew Shepard who passed away ten years ago as a result of a horrible hate crime.

Judy is also a great public speaker. Who knew? I bet she would be a hit at the Laff Stop.

Maybe not.

Here are some memorable quotes from Judy


Houston really does help us stay rich! Kiplinger (personal finance people) ranked Houston #1 for best cities in 2008 with a creative class workforce of 31%!

Doc Hollywood

‘Doctor Pavan Grover is a local doctor by profession, but his love for films led him to write, produce, and star in his first film Unspeakable (2002).’

‘Pavan Grover is a unique newcomer to Hollywood. The up and coming young screen writer and dynamic actor, a.k.a. Dr. Pavan Grover, is an advanced pain management specialist, who runs a private practice in Houston, Texas.’ – Lights, Camera, Action!

DUB Show Houston

Highlights from the 2007 Houston DUB Show. Performances from Lil Scrappy, Rich Boy, Baby Boy the Prince and Huey. Houston’s own Trae, Paul Wall and Slim Thug also represented.