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Novel Explores the Life of ‘The Last Madam’ at the Infamous Chicken Ranch Brothel

Posted on · You're probably familiar with the musical and the film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, based on the true story of the brothel known as the Chicken Ranch near La Grange, Texas — 100 miles west of Houston. The film starred Dolly Parton as the ranch's madam, Mona Stangley. While that character is fictional, a […]

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Hurricane Season, Full Menu: Best Pizza & The Chicken Ranch: Wednesday’s Show (June 1, 2016)

Posted on · The 2016 Atlantic hurricane season begins today (June 1, 2016). On this edition of Houston Matters, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett discusses how recent floods might have jump-started public awareness of natural disasters in Greater Houston, and what lessons we’ve learned about hurricanes, tropical storms and flooding in the last few years. Then we’ll chat […]