After a fairly mild fall and a deceptively warm December, winter finally decided to wallop us with some mighty chilly weather. Fortunately, our weather won't be so cold that we'll be forced indoors by the possibility of frozen flesh like folks in other parts of the country. And while warmer temperat ... More >>
A Boerne police officer has been fired three weeks after he fired an arrow into a neighbor's cat. The firing came one day after a grand jury declined to indict Lance Deleon on animal cruelty charges. (The animal survived after being treated for a punctured lung.) Deleon's attorney, David Parent -- ... 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 negative circumstances...we would like to see that change," we wonder if by "change" he meant "shoot my ne ... More >>
A writer and photographer are pressed into service on the field.
There's no gloves or batting helmets when Larry Joe Miggins and the rest of the Houston Babies regularly travel back in time to play the game by its 1860 rules.
Happy San Jacinto Day, fellow Texans and people who wish they were; i.e. everyone else. If you don't know why today is special, shame on you. But since us Texans are a friendly sort, allow Rocks Off to fill you in. On April 21, 1836, Texian forces under Gen. Sam Houston (aka "Big Drunk") lau ... More >>
San Antonio's Hacienda blossoms under a Black Key's patronage.
You've probably heard the expression "getting off the grid" more times than you can shake a BlackBerry at. These days, completely eliminating yourself from civilization (temporarily, mind you; for other self-removals, please see here immediately) is a task almost exclusively reserved ... More >>
Photos by Robb Walsh Forgot the whipped cream for the pumpkin pie? You might take the opportunity to check out the latest in grocery stores -- the new mega-HEB at Bunker Hill and I-10. It's only 130,000 square feet -- the humongo-HEB in Pearland is slightly bigger -- but it's still the biggest groc ... More >>
A fashionable burglar gets nabbed
In two decades, Wally Swett's sanctuary has become a place of peace for primates - it's the humans that have him going bananas
Once burdened by debt and internal politics, a rejuvenated Texas ACLU is back mixing it up with those who dare to trample on the U. S. Constitution.
Hard-line leaders such as loopy Stephen Mansfield have taken their agenda to the Court of Criminal Appeals, where legal precedents--not prosecutions--get overturned