If you believe Renee Byas, her tenure at Houston Community College was an incredibly rocky one. Shortly after joining HCC as general counsel in 2008, the college, one of the country's largest community college systems, was rocked by allegations that board members shuffled contracts to family members ... More >>
The NFL Draft has always been an event that's required an incredible amount of patience. With ten minutes between picks in the first round (and for you ADD-afflicted youngsters out there, be glad, it used to be 15 minutes), with the proceedings spread out over three days, and for most of you reading ... More >>
By now we all know about the sad end to the life of Mindy McReady, the embattled country singer who took her own life on her front porch on Sunday, according to Cleburne County, Arkansas officials. McCready was 37 years old, and the mother two young sons. Earlier in January, McCready's boyfriend, ... More >>
That headline is not any kind of existential plaint; Rocks Off was legitimately curious. We know why we're at SXSW - it's our job. But it's a broad, broad spectrum between those of us doing some kind of business here this week and the hordes of people in Austin purely to party. So, because we are s ... More >>
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