May 19th, 2011

The End is Near! An Apocalyptic Agenda

Well, it’s the end of the world as we know it, and we feel fine. (Didn’t see that one coming, did you?) We’ve heard that the earth dips off sharply into oblivion outside of the loop, so we guess that makes Houston our world. As the rapture approacheth for the umpteenth time in history, we’ve decided to stock up on canned goods, light a few candles and examine our place on the planet. Here’s what we’d do with our end of days:

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— The Loop Scoop

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March 30th, 2011

The Look Ahead: Barista Challenge, Public Poetry and Houston Indie Book Festival

I don’t know about you, but Wednesday can seriously go take a hike. My power went out last night which sent my printer into Michael Bay mode starting and restarting sounding like Starscream in the corner of my room. Oh well, we always have the weekend to look forward to. It’s only two short days away.

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— The Loop Scoop

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October 19th, 2010

Dear Houston: Mean Go Green

Houston, is it your job to single-handedly ruin the environment? I mean, not only are you the Mecca of the oil industry, but you hardly support recycling. I’m driving a hybrid and doing my part, but where is everyone’s social conscience?



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— Tea Jones


December 7th, 2009

Houston Mayor’s Race 2009: Locke or Parker? Parker or Locke?

In 6 Words: VOTE, Arts, METRO, Stadiums, BARC, Fiduciary

With the voting deadline in the runoff between Annise Parker and Gene Locke coming in five days, we here at The Loop Scoop decided it would be a good idea to give a quick rundown of the candidates. More importantly, we wanted to ask people to just get out and vote. The turnout for the initial election was beyond abysmal, with only 176,968 total votes. Yes, you read that right, less than 200,000 votes from a city with a population of 2.2 million. Let’s get out and vote.

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— Stephan