Before visiting Texas, read this book

Posted on 22 Jul 2014 at 11:18am

Before visiting Texas, online portal suggests you read this influential by a native Texan. And it’s not by who you’d think

Pet of the Week • 07-18-14

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:55am

Melanie is a one year old brown and white tabby.  If you don’t like warm, friendly and affectionate cats then this cat is not for you.  She loves petting and purring — you pet, she purrs.  Because she’s been at the shelter for more than 2 weeks her adoption fee has been waived.  She’s patiently [...]

Billy Masters

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:35am

Thorpe comes out, Colter bursts out Although the rain dampened the 4th of July celebrations in Provincetown, the silver lining was that I had time to check out the new show of the dashing Cheyenne Jackson. The newly-sober Jackson was a bright light in an otherwise dreary weekend. I know this will surprise some of [...]

Ask Howard

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:30am

How to do what’s wrong right Dear Howard, I’ve seen an ad on TV hosted by Bono claiming that for just 40 cents a day, we can save a person in Africa living with AIDS. Only 40 measly pennies? Then why in the heck do my meds in Texas cost me, monthly, more than $1,500? [...]

Peaceful Accord

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:25am

Honda Hybrid offers stellar mileage in appealing package   CASEY WILLIAMS  | Auto Reviewer The Honda Accord Hybrid has racked up its share of awards lately — 2014 MotorWeek Drivers’ Choice Award, Green Car of the Year, “top safety pick” by the IIHS, and one of’s Best New Cars of 2014. If human, [...]


Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 7:20am

It’s The Pet Issue, so of course we’re happy to hear that chef Chris Ward will hold a charity cooking class on Aug. 16, with proceeds benefiting a wonderful nonprofit: GALT, the Greyhound Adoption League of Texas. The class, at The Mercury, takes place from 2–5 p.m. and costs $60 ($100 for VIP seating) … [...]

Taylor made

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 6:30am

With his Oak Lawn pet boutique, Taylor Garrett wants to give every dog — and cat — its day   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor Taylor Garrett can’t get away from bow ties. The distinctive neckcessory became his signature sartorial statement when he was on The A-List Dallas, the Logo network reality show about [...]

Ohh, myyy!

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 6:15am

Out actor, icon and activist George Takei mixes social media savvy with a social message George Takei knows the power of a cat meme. Of all things, it’s the pussy that gave him a platform and set the stage for something more than just pervy postings and silly jests: gay activism. Best known as Sulu [...]

Boy to man

Posted on 18 Jul 2014 at 6:00am

A Texas filmmaker’s daring 12-year project, ‘Boyhood’ grows up ARNOLD WAYNE JONES  | Executive Editor If you’ve heard anything about Boyhood, you’ve probably heard that, while it’s not a documentary, it was filmed over a span of a dozen years, with the leading actor, Ellar Coltrane, growing in the role from ages 5 to 18. [...]

Best Bets • 07-18-14

Posted on 17 Jul 2014 at 11:10pm

Friday 07.18 Campy modern classic musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Jubilee Seymour is a nerd with no game until he nurtures an alien plant bent on world domination and wins the girl and the fame … at a price. The late, great Howard Ashman first teamed with composer Alan Menken for Little Shop of [...]