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After a long journalism career at the Houston Post and Houston Chronicle, Clifford Pugh has discovered the joys of the web in creating a unique news and information site that covers Houston in real time. His claim to journalism fame came at the Vanity Fair Oscar party, when screenwriter Alexander Payne asked him to hold his Oscar while he went to the bathroom.

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Equal Rights Fight

Petitions declared invalid, but voters deserve the right to weigh in on Houston Equal Rights Ordinance

By Clifford Pugh

It's always dicey to put civil rights to a popular vote. But if you really believe in human rights and the decency of people to treat others fairly when ...

Table Talk

Reality TV star chef wows socialites and a financial heavy hitter in a special business lunch

By Clifford Pugh

It was almost all-business as a group of Houston's social swans, along with a few gents, gathered at Corner Table for a mid-week luncheon hosted by the restaurant's ...

Socialite's Wonder Closet Robbed

Burglar hauls away $1 million in handbags, watches and jewelry from socialite's much-talked-about closet

By Clifford Pugh

A three-story fantasy "she-cave" closet that has gained worldwide attention has caught the eye of burglars, too. Friday night, a thief broke into the Woodlands home of Theresa Roemer and ...

Celeb Spotting

Steve Martin welcomes a legendary surprise guest at Houston concert: Me and Paul down by the schoolyard

By Clifford Pugh

Concerts around Texas featuring Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, along with folk-rock soloist Edie Brickell, have been marked by a surprise A-list musical guest. At stops in Austin ...

Fall Fashion Preview

Rag & Bone fall collection salutes Cosby and the working-class hipster

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville are mixing it up for fall with a lot of different looks for the cool girl who doesn't want ...

Cliff Notes

Separating fact from fiction in the fight for better sidewalks — and gay rights — in a changing Houston

By Clifford Pugh

In an op-ed piece in Sunday's Houston Chronicle, Montrose Management District executive director Bill Calderon laid out a strong case that fixing the crumbling sidewalks in the near-town neighborhood ...

Houston's New Rolex Store

Exclusive look: Inside the first stand-alone Rolex store in Texas, the mystique (and money) lives on

By Clifford Pugh

If Texas had an official state watch, it would likely be a Rolex. Those who have made it in the Lone Star State have one (or several). Those who aspire ...

Young Houston Actress Remembered

21-year-old actress who died mysteriously in Houston celebrated for her spirit in a moving memorial service

By Clifford Pugh

As a performer, Skye McCole Bartusiak thrilled audiences in such films as The Patriot and television shows like 24. But on Friday, in the shadow of a large wreath in ...

Beyoncé & Jay Z's Weekend

Beyoncé and Jay Z's H-Town weekend: After-concert antics, art tour and brunch with Blue Ivy

By Clifford Pugh

After wowing a sold-out audience at Minute Maid Park Friday night, Beyoncé and Jay Z made time for a little r&r in her hometown over the weekend before heading ...

The Chron's Big Move

End of an era: Houston Chronicle plans to leave downtown headquarters for former rival's space

By Clifford Pugh

The owners of the Houston Chronicle announced late Monday that they plan to leave their longtime downtown Houston headquarters and relocate to a 21-acre property near the intersection of the ...

Young Star's Tragic Death

21-year-old Houston actress, who shot to stardom in The Patriot, found dead at her home

By Clifford Pugh

Skye McCole Bartusiak, the Houston actress who shot to stardom as Mel Gibson's youngest daughter in the 2000 movie, The Patriot, was found dead in her home Saturday. She ...

Best Houston Hospitals

Best Hospitals: Houston institution slips (just barely) in latest U.S. News rankings

By Clifford Pugh

By the slimmest of margins, the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has slipped to No. 2 among the nation's premier cancer hospitals in the latest U ...

Astrodome Plan A Joke

New Astrodome plan something only Austin Powers could love: Texans, Rodeo have to do better than a joke

By Clifford Pugh

In the ongoing saga over what to do with the Astrodome, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and Houston Texans officials are floating an idea of tearing down the historic structure ...

KHOU CultureMap Moment

Urban farm in the middle of Montrose thrills foodies while giving refugees the opportunity to grow

By Clifford Pugh

An urban farm on the edge of the University of St. Thomas is providing Houston shoppers with fresh produce and refugees a chance at a better life. In this week ...

Tragedy in Spring

Relative charged in "execution-style" murders of 4 children, 2 adults

By Clifford Pugh

After a slow-speed car chase and long standoff, a 33-year-old man was arrested in the shooting death of six members of a Spring family Wednesday night and remains in custody ...

Richest Families in Texas

Houston's richest families: Forbes list has several billionaire surprises

By Clifford Pugh

The latest Forbes List of America's Richest Families has a Texas flavor. Twenty-one families in the Lone Star State were named to the list of 185 wealthiest clans in ...

Munich Time

A beer trip: This legendary bar counts Adolf Hitler and George W. Bush among its historic customers

By Clifford Pugh

MUNICH — Just about every tourist in this Bavarian capital eventually ends up at one place in the heart of the city, just a few blocks from the Marienplatz, the bustling ...

Fall Fashion Preview

Get ready for a colorful fall: Michelle Obama-loved designer for all seasons showcases truly bold looks

By Clifford Pugh

NEW YORK — Fall fashion used to be the time for shades of falling leaves — rust, yellow, brown and orange colors that have traditionally predominated in clothing as the season automatically ...

We Love A Parade

A lot of Pride: The best images from Houston's Pride Parade — and why it's more wild, colorful & festive than ever

By Clifford Pugh

The annual Pride Parade was particularly festive this year, as the GLBT community celebrated growing acceptance of marriage equality. Veteran photographer Dalton DeHart captured the scene.

Fab Finds

Watch this: Cellphones haven't killed timepieces yet thanks to bold new looks from two of fashion's biggest names

By Clifford Pugh

Since every cellphone comes equipped with a clock, there was a time not too long ago when it seemed like the wristwatch was headed for oblivion. But now timepieces are ...

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