• Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Fancy Some Tea? Here's All You Need To Know

    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 >>

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    June 6, 2013

    Lance Deleon: Cop Fired After Shooting Neighbor's Cat with Arrow

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Lance Deleon: Cop Accused of Shooting Neighbor's Cat with Crossbow

    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 >>

  • News

    May 17, 2012

    Vintage Baseball: Covering All the Bases

    A writer and photographer are pressed into service on the field.

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    May 17, 2012

    Houston's Babies Play Vintage Baseball

    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.

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2011

    The Five Most Texan Types Of Music

    ​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 >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010

    Loud Is the Night

    San Antonio's Hacienda blossoms under a Black Key's patronage.

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    September 8, 2009

    Social Distortion: Getting Off the Grid in Texas, Sorta Kinda

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Last Minute Thanksgiving Shopping

    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 >>

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Nailed by the Cops

    A fashionable burglar gets nabbed

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    April 17, 2003
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    February 15, 2001

    The Great EscApe

    In two decades, Wally Swett's sanctuary has become a place of peace for primates - it's the humans that have him going bananas

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    January 18, 2001

    Left Return

    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.

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Strong Convictions

    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