US consumer prices expected to rise at fastest pace in three decades

US consumer prices are expected to have surged in October at their fastest pace in three decades, as bottlenecks and other supply-chain disruptions intensify and inflationary pressures broaden. Consensus forecasts compiled by Bloomberg indicate that the consumer price index to be published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Wednesday rose by 5.9 per cent … Read more

Bigger In Texas: Gus Clark To Perform At Continental Club

Gus Clark’s journey brings to mind the often spotted bumper sticker “I wasn’t born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.” Clark, originally from Washington, now resides in Canyon Lake, Texas and he and his music seem to be fitting right in. Clark will be returning to Houston on Friday, November … Read more

Opinion: Why Biden Can’t be FDR

I say this with love, but sometimes the American Left is the biggest collection of miserable bastards on the planet. Joe Biden’s approval numbers have fallen lower than any president since polling began with the exception of Donald Trump. The loss of the governor’s race in Virginia seems to spell doom for the upcoming midterms. … Read more

How Accessible Are Houston’s Theaters?

Doors, dogs, and a demi disaster. It’s alliteration, sure, but it’s also an accurate snapshot of the challenges I faced this past month as a post-surgery wheelchair/walker/cane user trying to navigate shows at several of Houston’s theaters. Notice I said challenges, not roadblocks. The good news is that theaters in this town are, for the … Read more

Houston Concert Watch 11/10: Atreyu, Café Tacvba and More

Over the weekend, at least eight people died and hundreds more were injured at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival. I have no words for the tragedy. I only hope you all remember to take care of each other out there. Keep scrolling to see what’s on tap for this week. AtreyuWarehouse Live – 11.10 For many … Read more

Kishida re-elected Japan’s PM in parliamentary vote

TOKYO — Fumio Kishida was re-elected as Japan’s prime minister on Wednesday after his governing party scored a major victory in key parliamentary elections. Elected just over a month ago by parliament, Kishida called a quick election in which his governing party secured 261 seats in the 465-member lower house — the more powerful of … Read more

Travis Scott should have stopped his Astroworld show where eight people died, Houston fire chief says

Travis Scott should have stopped his show during the Astroworld Festival last weekend as soon as he realised something was wrong, a Houston fire chief has said. Eight people aged between 14 and 27 were killed in a crush during the headliner’s set, and hundreds more injured – including a nine-year-old boy who is in … Read more

Wednesday’s Child: 12-Year-Old Alia

(MARE) – Alia is a very happy and bubbly girl of Hispanic descent. She enjoys doing arts & crafts and dancing. Those who know Alia best describe her as a creative child who is eager to learn. Alia has the ability to be engaging, cooperative, and helpful. She is invested in her school work and … Read more

Charlotte’s minor league soccer mess

American Legion Memorial Stadium. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios During summer 2020, while Charlotte Independence players and fans publicly criticized a team owner for his stance on racial justice, employees had another problem: They weren’t getting paid on time. And ownership and management expected them to be OK with that. When former communications director James Thomas sent a … Read more

Statue honors Charlotte civil rights champion

Julius Chambers statue on Little Sugar Creek Greenway. Photo: Ashley Mahoney/Axios A statue honoring civil rights attorney Julius Chambers now stands on the Trail of History on Little Sugar Creek Greenway in Midtown.  Why it matters: Chambers, a Mount Gilead native, never lost a case in the U.S. Supreme Court. Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of … Read more