Before Kristopher Sharp even knew the final results of this month's student body vote at the University of Houston-Downtown, he learned that there was a petition circulating that was already dema... More >>
The Boy Scouts have finally lifted their ban on including gay members within their ranks. While gay Scout leaders are still barred, young men will be allowed in regardless of orientation. For the... More >>
In about 12 hours or so, the editor of Rocks Off expects to be a very happy man. One of our favorite bands of all time, and one that we haven't seen live in almost 17 years, is playing tonight a... More >>
When the incoming vice president of the Boerne Police Officers Association told the Boerne Business Monthly in 2011, "Sometimes the public's perception of police officers can be associated with n... More >>
McGonigel's Mucky Duck
May 23, 2013
Bob Schneider is better than Paul McCartney.
Okay fine, perhaps the Austin-based singer/songwriter was exaggerating a tad when he favorably com... More >>
The college baseball season is a marathon. It's nice to sprint out to a lead at the start, but the finishing kick at the end is just as important. And with seven games left in the Conference USA... More >>
In the Internet age, you become a sucker for things that happen instantly. There's no way around it. Everything that garners a reaction, whether positive or negative, will become meme'd and turn... More >>
What? No Fast and Furious 6? No Hangover Part III? I can attend one screening a week. When you have children, you'll understand.
Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: Two... More >>
In the wake of the West, Texas, fertilizer plant explosion, the folks over at the Chemical Safety Board got their team together and headed to Texas to start the process of sifting through the mas... More >>
As a general rule, unless your team is in the NBA playoffs (I'd say NHL, but most of you wouldn't even know what I was talking about), this time of year can be pretty boring for sports fans. Base... More >>
My friends Rachel and Naomi recently welcomed an adorable pair of twins into the world. Cute couple, cute kids, everyone healthy and happy and basically the story you always hope for when the preg... More >>
If Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial beginning of summer, our weather is certainly going to cooperate. After a few unseasonably cool weeks and a couple good rainstorms to help ease concern... More >>
If you're out in northeast Houston, taking in the sights, you might want to avoid the Sonic at 9425 Mesa. It got a ticket after an inspector turned up eight violations, including improper reheatin... More >>
In the era of cell phone technology, virtually nothing goes unnoticed. Such is the tale of a sno cone vendor at Minute Maid Park this week who heard the call of Mother Nature during his shift at ... More >>
When one oven door closes, another opens (or something like that): Sugarbaby's Cupcake Boutique ceased operations this past Saturday, May 18. The bakery inside the bright pink-and-green building ... More >>
This week's story, "The Ag Gag War," goes behind the scenes of the guerilla fight between animal rights groups and Big Agriculture.
For years organizations like the Humane Society and Mercy fo... More >>
Houston's been home to former presidents, movie stars, famous crooks and the lawyers that got them out of jail, sports legends and medical pioneers, and all sorts of colorful folks. Where do all ... More >>
Hair Balls is scratching our head over Republican Senator Larry Taylor's recent flip-flop on a bill that would effectively ban the already federally prohibited practice of "shark finning" in Texa... More >>
Seasons 52, the new restaurant located in the new Millennium complex on Westheimer adjacent to Bo Concept, is opening to the public today.
"The name Seasons 52 represents the 52 weeks of the ye... More >>
This is Part 2 of a three-part Chef Chat series. You can read Part 1 here, and Part 3 in this same space Friday.
EOW: So at Hugo's, you're sort of the man behind the man.
RO: Well, Hugo's th... More >>
This weekend Houstonians will have the chance to meet the one and only Frazer Hines, who played the Second Doctor's longtime companion Jamie McCrimmon when he's in town for Comicpalooza. Jamie obv... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask W... More >>
I had a lot of questions on my first visit to the new Kublai Khan Crazy Mongolian Stir-Fry on Milam: Why is there a weird indoor-outdoor bar greeting customers when they first walk into the heavy... More >>
In a recent Food & Wine article, restaurant editor Kate Krader called Houston "America's newest capital of great food" and listed 10 of her favorite dishes/drinks in our city to underscore her po... More >>
Highlights from Hair Balls
In these highly charged political times, it's easy to forget that for the most part, the average American is fairly apathetic when it comes to politics.… More >>
Update: Federal prosecutors have dropped the remaining two obscenity charges and have filed a notice to appeal the five counts under the Animal Crush Video Prohibition Act Meanwhile, state prosecutors… More >>
Highlights from Hair Balls
College footballer with weed — you're thinking Mack Brown's Longhorns, right?
Forget it — we're talking Aggies. Former Aggies. Former Aggies like quarterback Reggie McNeal, currently a Canadian… More >>