The Paisano


Ethan Pham and Andrea Trejo

November 29, 2017

Hangovers are undeniably the worst, but neither author of this piece has ever experienced a hangover. Most of us have probably seen those friends the next day, after a night of partying, looking like they just awoke from their grave, but less commonly, we’ve seen that friend who awakens as if they...

Consider the alcoholic’s priorities

Ethan Pham, The Paisano

Vincent Valdez

September 13, 2017

I traded in my work boots for student loans. It was a strategic decision. After I got laid off in January, I only had two choices: go back to school or find another job.          Education was never my priority. For the better part of four years, I had education on the back burner. The most important as...

Alcohol: Endangering lives and ending evenings

Mia Cabello

August 27, 2015

Although alcohol is part of a college culture, it is not without its consequences. The decision to drink alcohol — namely the choice to get drunk, whether legally or illegally— impacts personal development as well as increases the risk of exposure to violent crime, including rape, sexual assault...

Liquor stores may soon be open Sundays

March 31, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano Some Texas lawmakers are seeking to modernize certain Texas business practices that have outlived their usefulness. Namely, there is a push in the legislature that would allow for the sale of hard liquor on Sundays and the sale of vehicles seven days a ...

Don’t worry, go to happy hour

March 31, 2015

Marcus Connolly, The Paisano Happy hour is a magical time of day when bars and restaurants feature a special menu with reduced prices for food and, for those who are 21 and up, alcoholic beverages. It’s the ideal window for drinking and eating as frugally as possible. Although ha...

Liquor sales coming to Wal-Mart?

March 3, 2015

Robert Pistochi/ The Paisano Wal-Mart, the largest retailer of wine and beer in Texas, filed a lawsuit against the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for the right to sell distilled spirits at its Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club locations in Texas for off-premises consumption. Curren...

Tipsy or Trashed?

November 19, 2013

Rafael Gutierrez/ The Paisano A group of friends is celebrating a birthday at a local bar. One of the ladies finishes her fourth drink and gets up to use the bathroom, struggling to get off the bar stool. Meanwhile, one of the men orders his fifth drink and rowdily calls for a rou...