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The Social Costs of Money Bail

The Social Costs of Money Bail

Take a moment to recall all the things you did between ages 17 and 20. Maybe you got your driver’s license, took the SAT, went to prom, graduated high school, applied to and started college, had a few “first” experiences. The teen years are lionized as the “golden” years in our culture.…

Sauce Walka Needs to Be The Voice of Houston Whether We Like It or Not

Sauce Walka Needs to Be The Voice of Houston Whether We Like It or Not

It was around this time last summer when Drake’s Houston Appreciation Weekend…

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Restrictions

This morning, the Supreme Court overturned two key provisions of a Texas…

Why Travis Scott Won’t Be Considered A “Houston” Artist

Why Travis Scott Won’t Be Considered A “Houston” Artist

The largest city in the Lone Star State has produced artists and…

Houstonian Tales: Gracie Chavez

Houstonian Tales: Gracie Chavez

Before Free Press Houston was a glimmer in anyone’s eye, Houston had an alternative weekly paper called Public News that was literally my bible, and it was an inspiration for how The Best of The Week gets laid out. You wouldn’t know this, but DJ, producer, and co-founder of Houston’s Tropical dance collective Bombon, DJ Gracie Chavez was the last music editor for Public News…

The Supreme Court is About to Rule on a Major Abortion Case

The Supreme Court is About to Rule on a Major Abortion Case

Next week, the Supreme Court is set to deliver a ruling on…

Marijuana Decriminalization is Possible in Texas

Marijuana Decriminalization is Possible in Texas

About this time last year, marijuana made Texas history. For the first time ever, the state criminal jurisprudence committee passed a transformative piece of legislation, House Bill 2165, that would have legalized and regulated recreational use of marijuana, as well as expanded medical use while potentially generating $166 million in tax revenue. …

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Embarrasses Texans Yet Again

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Embarrasses Texans Yet Again

Still from Dan Patrick’s YouTube video titled, “Dan Patrick – Christian Leader.”…

“Nothing” To Do in Houston: May

“Nothing” To Do in Houston: May

The Lumineers rocked a packed White Oak Music Hall on May 21.…

Houstonian Tales: John Baldwin

Houstonian Tales: John Baldwin

Sometimes I meet someone who could easily wear all of those hats and more, and yet their biggest focus is trying to make everything fun and cool for those who they perform, promote, or service in their respective endeavors. One of those people is musician, promoter, booker, and record shop owner John Baldwin. I first met John when he was playing drums in Wild Moccasins, and then I’d run into him from time to time at Walters, where he’s the in-house booker and show promoter…

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