Aaron Hernandez is now a former New England Patriot, former in every sense of the word having been scrubbed clean from the team's website and having his replica jersey the target of a "free exchange" campaign where Pats fans can swap out their "81 HERNANDEZ" joints for a comparable current Patriot's ... More >>
Two dissimilar artists are paired at the CAMH.
Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. If you spend any time at Fitzgerald's, you ... More >>
Beginning bright and early Wednesday morning, 18-year-old football players far and wide will finalize in writing their plans on where they will ply their trade for the next three to five years, causing high blood pressure in adults three times their age coast to coast and dragging the fax machine in ... More >>
Police can keep your cash, car and other property, regardless of whether you've been convicted of – let alone charged with – a crime.
"I think that Dez has a chance to make the kind of impact of people that have worn this jersey before." -- Cowboys owner Jerry Jones in 2010 after bestowing the #88 jersey on wide receiver Dez Bryant Cocaine possession. Drug paraphernalia. Various mysterious brushes with assault charges through th ... More >>
A couple goes searching for a lifestyle that fits in Wanderlust.
Tension is growing between Reese and Finch, those partners in crimestopping. In the beginning, the ex-CIA operative's needling of his nerdy OCD boss seemed almost good-natured, but as Finch continues to deflect Reese's inquiries about The Machine, the latter has moved into full-scale investigation m ... More >>
Drive better, Houston. The first two days of 2012 saw four fatal traffic accidents, three of them on or near the Loop. Two occurred in the early morning hours of January 1, meaning they were probably New Year's Eve-related, but still: That's way too much dying going on. The deaths included a drun ... More >>
Photo by Chase Steely One thing Houston rappers are proficient in-besides rapping great-is eating well. Many of the more influential artists were/are big and fat: Fat Pat, Big Pokey, Big Moe, Big HAWK, Big Mello, and Big Steve. Even DJ Screw was a husky man. That's not to say that their wei ... More >>
Both in and out of prison, Brian Culwell has spent his life selling people baubles, trinkets and jewels. Now he's buying your gold and silver.
The Texas Senate has sent to the governor's desk a bill allowing 75 mph speed limits in semi-deserted parts of Texas. Assuming that the Tea Party is not against, Rick Perry is expected to sign it. So get ready to put the pedal to the metal, Texas, and try to imagine what it must have been like in t ... More >>
Besides "I Wanna Be Sedated" And "Blitzkrieg Bop" Dawkeye via WikipediaIt was ten years ago today that the world lost their first Ramone, when Joey Ramone succumbed to lymphoma in New York City at the age of 49, one month shy of turning 50. The iconic punk frontman would lead the Ramones in ... More >>
What the hell happened to Leslie Visser?It's generally accepted that the first two full days of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament provide the greatest two-day watching/gambling/drinking/eating experience annually, for obvious reasons: 1. Whether by illness, approved vacation, or planned s ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
A Maserati, a Lamborghini...Further talk of an alleged hit man in ex-hand doc Michael Brown's divorce case was averted today when lawyers for Brown and his wife signed "agreed temporary orders" divvying up the couple's bounty. And boy, is it a bounty -- especially for a dude who filed bankrup ... More >>
lemonsauctioneers.comThis ride may be beyond pimping.The next time you hear a boom box roaring thunderously at the traffic light, listen closely before cursing under your breath. It could be a patrol car trying to squeak by. Channel 11 News reported this week that a new emergency vehicle sir ... More >>
Just another messianic porn star trying to save mankind...
Shot in a Cadillac SUVA California man was killed and his female companion critically injured after being shot multiple times as they sat in a Cadillac Escalade at a west side apartment complex.Mark A. Williams, 28, of Lynwood, California, was sitting in the silver SUV with Danielle M. Coats, 23, ... More >>
Rocks Off wonders what hip-hop would look like if rappers were true to who they really are, or should we say... who they were. Perhaps it would look like the video "Swagger Wagon," by The Sienna Family, the latest Internet phenomenon that has amassed 2.4 million hits in less than a month. Those G's ... More >>
Our guest blogger for the week, taking time off from reality showsAs you are almost certainly aware, Houston's biggest story of the week is about socialite/reality-TV personality Erica Rose's dog giving birth to three pups.As Culturemap explains, the births were the miraculous result of a serendi ... More >>
All Norberto Antunes wanted was to steal a car. Then, when the cops showed up, all he desired was to get away. But Antunes didn't get anything on his wish list. Instead, police say, he is being charged with murder. Investigators say that Antunes, 23, was apparently trying to pilfer a car a lit ... More >>
Today is the most important off-season day in college football, a momentous and staggeringly significant event that is known as National Signing Day.Today 18-year-olds declare where they will accept scholarships to play football. No other thing that happens today, barring an alien invasion, will ... More >>
If you're into bending the truth, ignoring the truth, spitting on the truth...really any misdeed against the truth, then this has been a pretty good sports week for you. Hell, it's been a pretty good run ever since Thanksgiving when Elin either rescued Tiger from the fiery wreckage of his Escalade ... More >>
How Lucky Luciano went from pimping strippers to stacking six figures.
I start this post with the premise that we all love attention. We crave it. Even if you don't openly admit it, there's a small part of you that likes it when you're recognized for, as J. Peterman would say, a "job....done."It's not often in the sports world that one person can usurp everyone's ... More >>
Deep underground; way below the mainstream music land of Top 40 Billboard Charts and MTV countdowns thrives another existence entirely, made up of independent, Houston Latino hip-hop artists who didn't get the memo. You know the one. It reads: "All aspiring artists must plead big record compani ... More >>
With apologies to William Blake:Tiger! Tiger! Feeling lowIn the forests of OrlandoWhat errant hydrant (or 5-wood)Put that dent in your Caddy's hood?That silliness out of the way, here are some thoughts on the whole Eldrick Woods...thing.1. The instantaneous news cycle really is something to behol ... More >>
I have to admit, I love a good train wreck. When you're driving down the freeway, and traffic is at a standstill because there's a five-car pile up on the OTHER side of the interstate, I'm the guy who's slowing everything down, taking it all in. My top two priorities on my DVR are Beverly Hills ... More >>
Photos by Shea Serrano 8:18 p.m.: Walking in, Pac Div, a serviceable hip-hop trio from L.A., is just finishing up their set. They're cool. They make fun of some guy for wearing a Fubu jersey. We automatically like them for it. 8:21 p.m.: There are two hipster-rap fans in here, one close to 13, th ... More >>
Houston police have arrested a man on suspicion of stabbing a good Samaritan to death. Roy Lee Powell, 60, is charged with allegedly murdering 33-year-old Burt Lee Hopkins late Wednesday. According to police, Powell stole an aluminum window frame from a resident on the 4700 block of Russell. The hom ... More >>
The Houston activist says he's dumped the hate
Illegal immigrants are subject to pain and death at the hands of their "rescuers" if they don't pay up in full
Click here for a slideshow. This installment of the Sole of Houston takes us to the Southeast side of town. There were a lot of firsts to this walk. For starters, it was the first that had a theme – since it took us through Rory Miggins’s old stomping grounds, we dedicated the walk to him. The ... More >>
Tracks and breeders struggle as attendance declines
Fitzgerald's Hits the Dirty 30
Jesus of the Week You think this is phat, you should see the Saviour's Escalade. This week's cover story is all about Jose Luis De Jesus Miranda, a former heroin addict who claims he's Jesus Christ. But that story was far from the first sighting of the Big Man. In fact, Jesus is everywhere. ... More >>
A Bevy of Bad News
The fighting is real (fun) at Doomsday Wrestling
Bounce to beats unlimited at Bayou Bhangra's monthly parties
You Got Served exhumes something suspiciously akin to break dancing
Greenspoint says it's just as good as the Galleria, darn it
Grind transforms formula into freestyle fun
The fur flies with the fuzz when feral felines keep getting fed
Friday, April 12