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Carl Smith

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2012

    RIP Gene Thomas: Swamp-Pop Singer of "Sometimes" Passes Away at 74

    Gene Thomas, the Texas singer and songwriter whose 1961 swamp-pop hit "Sometimes" was recorded at Houston's Gold Star Studios (later SugarHill), and was later covered by Doug Sahm, passed away Sunday morning. Houston musician Buzzy Smith announced Thomas' death on his Facebook page. The Palestine n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Hank3 & 7 Other Country Bloodlines

    ​Free of the constricting trappings of his former label Curb Records, Hank Williams III is wasting no time getting new product to his fans. "They didn't care for my thinking," says the artist, performing these days as Hank3. This week he officially busted loose from the clutches of Curb, rele ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010

    Midnight Flyer

    Amber Digby, honky-tonk traditionalist, is a busy woman.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Day Of The Dead: Music In Memoriam 2009-10

    itscactus.com​Rocks Off doesn't mean to be morbid, but today is the Day of the Dead, the Mexican holiday and festival honoring those who have gone before. So instead of waiting until the end of the year, the more traditional time for such things, we wanted to compile a list of the notable name ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Please Rise for the Texas National Anthem You May Not Have Even Known About

    LOM's dad loves to tell a story about being at the Petroleum Club in London in 1978 when Darrell McCall's "Lily Dale" came on the sound system. Some wiry little guy stood up on a chair and hollered, "Shut up, you Limey sons of bitches, they're playing the Texas National Anthem." "I thought surely s ... More >>

  • Music

    July 17, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    R.I.P. Porter Wagoner

    Wagonmaster: A shoo-in for many year-end Top 10 lists even before Porter Wagoner's death Sunday. Porter Wagoner, the rhinestone-clad host of the Grand Ole Opry for the past 12 years and one of country music’s last surviving links to the time of Hank Williams and Ernest Tubb, passed away from lung ... More >>

  • News

    February 24, 2005
  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    June Carter Cash

    Wildwood Flower (Dualtone)

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Politician

    Paul Bettencourt, Harris County tax-assessor collector

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Political Winds of Change

    A new county study predicts an explosive minority population increase

  • News

    September 3, 1998
  • Music

    July 2, 1998
  • News

    November 14, 1996
  • News

    March 21, 1996

    A Taxing Situation

    What are the penalties in Harris County's tax collection deal with Heard, Goggan?

  • News

    December 28, 1995

    The Passions of Privatization

    V&E joins Heard Goggan in battling the county attorney's office

  • News

    January 19, 1995

    The Curriculum Question

    Businessman John Privett thought he had a solution to the problems of some of Houston's troubled schools. The parents wanted to try it. The teachers wanted to try it. But HISD administrators said no.

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