Beset by federal budget cuts, no written history and a general lack of recognition, the Alabama-Coushatta try to learn a different way of being indian.
A new song seeking to build support for the Astrodome referendum may do just the opposite.
In the campaign to save the Astrodome with the upcoming Proposition 2 referendum, someone has decided that just the thing to put it over the top is a bad Bruce Springsteen parody. Like, really bad. Monday, an outfit called "Jalapeno Pixels" posted a YouTube video called "My Dome Town," a four-and-a ... More >>
Houston Baptist University decides the best way to grow is to start a football team for the first time in its 50-year history.
Years ago, I was playing a gig at a sports bar way out on the southwest side of town. The bar was surrounded by a massive ring of softball fields used by adult teams, mostly made up of corporate teams and the like. There was a strange, green glow that came up off the fields as grown men strode in we ... More >>
Actor's return is a decidedly slow-pitch affair.
Plus: this. Minus: Tim PurpuraThe end of the Drayton McLane Era as owner of the Astros is imminent. With today's announcement that local businessman Jim Crane's purchase of our hometown ball club, we can begin to evaluate the "Houston Astros, version McLane" in full. There are a handful o ... More >>
A new season for the Astros, and hopefully a new team.
Will Texans make it to playoffs?
"NO PHOTOS ALLOWED!!" he's shoutingThe West Oaks Alamo Drafthouse is a cool place with a lot of great screenings, festivals, and events constantly going on, and it's a good thing, because its location is terrible.Not only is it a good 45 minutes from anywhere, but the theater itself is tucked aro ... More >>
Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayLast Friday night, Rocks Off's favorite pop star, Lady Gaga, bum-rushed her way around Yankee Stadium during the opening game of the New York Yankees three-game homestand against crosstown rivals the New York Mets. Somehow she talked her way past secur ... More >>
I am making the stand, right here and now, that only winning teams that don’t play like an erratic Bad News Bears can have special theme nights at the ballpark. Want to really make me come to the stadium, Drayton McLane? WIN A GAME. Don’t give me a funny hat to wear while I watch the Astros get ... More >>