Every college campus needs its own special coffee shop -- something other than Starbucks, at least. For me, it was Common Grounds at Baylor University. Just on the outskirts of the campus you could find a crowd of students sipping on the signature Cowboy Coffee made with the Daily Joe, half-and-half ... 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.
As if Texas A&M, with Johnny Manziel, the move to the SEC and the first real winning team in forever, wasn't insufferable enough, now comes word that the world's largest (inactive) volcano has been named Tamu Massif (massif is the French word for "massive" which must thrill Aggies to know the stinki ... More >>
Roderick O'Bryant got sucked into a court case that stole his life from him.
Country star and no fan of Rocks Off Blake Shelton has now made it two for two in voicing his displeasure with members of the Houston music media. Late Tuesday night the "Honeybee" singer went after Chronicle critic Joey Guerra on Twitter, reacting in a most unsportsmanlike manner to Guerra's effect ... More >>
Now that the world knows of West, Texas -- and that it is not in fact in the western region of Texas -- everyone should also know about the Czech Stop and Little Czech Bakery, the famous combination deli/bakery that serves over 600 hungry customers a day. One of my favorite things to do as a studen ... More >>
Randy Evans has an exuberant personality that comes through in his cooking at Haven: passionate about local products and seasonal produce, expressive of its Texas roots. There's no mistaking where you are when you're eating at Haven: It's Houston all the way. Evans's cooking at Haven is also highly ... More >>
Dining halls in colleges have changed for the better over the last several years. Thankfully, we have said good-bye to mystery meat and slop, and are saying hello to upscale cuisine, various methods of service and eco-friendly options. Over the last four years I have been in school at Baylor Univer ... More >>
When I was in school at Baylor University in Waco, our dining options -- both on- and off-campus -- were sadly limited. I hear they've built a Hooter's there now, though, so good for them. (Not on the campus, obviously. Hell, the Chili's they built on campus a few years ago isn't even allowed to ser ... More >>
Your stress-free dining guide to the holidays.
When I was in college, Dr Pepper ruled our campus (and so did Drayton McLane, but that's a story for another day). No, seriously. It became the official soft drink of Baylor back in 1997. And along with it came Dr Pepper Hour, formerly Coke Hour. Baylor University isn't just renowned for being the ... More >>
Those folks across Texas who don't believe in God are getting organized and going public.
Houston County JailAaron Pennington: An old child sex assault case from which he was exonerated has resurfaced to bedevil a portly young East Texas city councilman accused last week of possessing kiddie porn. Aaron Pennington, 30, comes from one of the oldest, wealthiest, and most powerful f ... More >>
That cool restaurant tucked back off Kirby is more than a year old. This week, we speak with Randy Evans, executive chef and partner of Haven and former executive chef at Brennan's, about his past and Haven's present. EOW: Who were your culinary inspirations? RE: Number one, my mom... Her ... More >>
When I was in college, Dr Pepper ruled our campus (and so did Drayton McLane, but that's a story for another day). No, seriously. It became the official soft drink of Baylor back in 1997. And along with it came Dr Pepper Hour, formerly Coke Hour. Baylor University isn't just renowned for bei ... More >>
Carlos Honore and his wife Tatum started up a youth football league out of nothing in an area of Houston not much known for opportunity or hope.
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There's a state you don't know out thereTexas is filled interesting, hidden treasures -- delicious food, historic locations, interesting people that don't toot their own horn. And Chet Garner is hell-bent on finding each and every one of them. A lawyer by training, Garner left the legal game behi ... More >>
Houston's Daniel Shea thinks Joseph Ratzinger has a lot to answer for if he'd talk.
Photos by Jeff BalkeWe don't know who this character is supposed to be, but she was killing some Japanese opera.The costumes are expected. The fanciful, the extraordinary, the bizarre, the obscurely referenced, the painstakingly planned and the larger than life weren't surprising -- after all ... More >>
Photo by Jeff BalkeWaco isn't the first place that comes to mind when people think "road trip." Instead, visions of an ultraconservative town that was once the site of an epic, fiery battle between a cult and the United States government spring to mind. Fortunately for Waco, the town act ... More >>
Castles and corruption lead to criminal charges.
The president of Baylor University has sent out an e-mail to students and staff explaining that a rope, found hanging from a tree on Election Day, was not a noose. President David Garland said students had come forward to explain the rope was merely the remnants of a swing that they had tried to bu ... More >>
Good paying jobs, no huge loan burdens, exciting course work the new vo-tech attracts more and more hi-tech students
Hiding info? Blame the temp
Feral pigs are ugly, destructive and mean. Some people in Texas just love to trap, stab or shoot them. Or put them in rodeos. With dogs.
A new Republican challenger steps forth to take on Tom DeLay
Downtown's alive again -- thanks in part to a pioneering artist named Pirtle
Houston buries its Inner Loop past under bright new shiny Perry Homes town houses
Author Patricia Bernstein recalls a grisly, hate-fueled murder in The First Waco Horror
Some churches are still trying to "cure" homosexuals. And some people are still lining up to trade in their sex life for eternal life.
Tubing without beer bongs? Why?
There'll be no waivers for patients in this experimental blood-substitute program
One ring to fool them all, or at least the Chron
Trying to get to the bottom of the Dr Pepper "Freaky Old Guy" mystery
How Enron's high temptress turned massive projects into a $2 billion wet dream for the company -- and an estimated $100 million profit for herself
The same extreme measures that saved Sidney Miller at birth also severely disabled her 11 years ago. Texas courts are still trying to determine who should pay for it -- and could set a legal precedent in the process.
A ride-along girlfriend and erroneous testimony taint a DWI squad case
Excavations for plantation artifacts - and the real truth - are unraveling the genteel gloss covering Texans' old notions about the slave era here
The Fondue Monks may find their path to success paved with Lucky Strikes
Last Chance, Revival of the Fittest
Designer Labels, Screwed for Life, Heavy on the Crab
William Dembski thought Baylor University would be the perfect place to investigate a scientific alternative to Darwinism. Little did he realize he would be crucified for his cause.
Politics -- not logic -- drove Council to enact the new jury-rigged SOB ordinance
A session at Sugar Hill Studios reveals the hidden sounds of fathers and sons