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Baker Institute

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    The Marijuana Biz Comes to Houston This Weekend

    Got a good pot product you want to pitch? Well, you're in luck. The Marijuana Investment Conference will be happening this weekend, and it will take place right in our fair city. That's right -- the Bayou City is about to be home to quite a few weed deals, and unlike what's been happening under the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Marijuana Legalization Could Come to Texas, and Law Students are Helping Figure How

    Rehman Bhalesha was raised around marijuana. That's not to say that he dealt, or that he pushed, or that he used. He didn't have to. Weed, growing up, turned wherever he went. "Living in South Texas, you really see the substance flood high school and college campuses and neighborhoods, without any ... More >>

  • News

    February 21, 2013

    Zack Kopplin, The 19-Year-Old Face of the Anti-Creationist Movement

    Having fought his battles in Louisiana, the Rice University student is now ready for Texas and any move to put faux science in the public schools here.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    A Secretary of State, an Elk Head, and Rice Students - What Could Go Wrong?

    The most well-known prank in Rice history took place on a warm spring morning in 1988. A few years after the idea first crept into their keg-addled minds, a handful of engineering students erected a pair of 24-foot A-frames around the campus's centerpiece, a one-ton statue of William Marsh Rice that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    The James Baker Institute Embraces Drugs

    Photo by Chris CurryDean Becker​When talking publicly about illegal drugs and butting heads with the U.S. government over its prohibitionist policies, respect is hard to come by.Over the years, though, local Houston radio host Dean Becker has earned high regard for getting top-tier guests and hav ... More >>

  • News

    October 1, 2009

    Magna Charter

    Right in the middle of the Gulfton Ghetto, one school is putting on a grand experiment.

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2009

    Tell NASA Where You Want Hubble to Point

    Hot on the heels of a new report from the Baker Institute suggesting NASA concentrate on improving conditions here on Earth and postpone all this "outer space" foolishness, NASA has come up with yet another neat little thing to help reignite enthusiasm for what it does. We say "yet another" in refe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    Hispanics Are Almost Never Arrested For Drugs, HPD Somehow Says

    At a drug policy summit last week at the Baker Institute, Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt unveiled some arrests stats that have us here at Hair Balls scratching our heads a bit. The figures had to do with the ethnic and racial breakdown of those arrested for narcotics violations in 2007 as compar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Holding Small Amounts Of Pot Will Still Get You Jail Time In Houston

    To Houstonians holding their breath that the cops here might follow the lead of other Texas cities and allow officers to just issue a ticket to the fine folk caught holding a small bit of marijuana, you may as well exhale. It ain't going to happen. Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt said as much W ... More >>

  • News

    December 14, 1995

    Clash of the Caterers

    Was it one too many chicken empanadas? It's Jackson vs. Jerry in the battle of the high-society foodmeisters.

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