Fort Hood

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    Meet Three Bands Who Love Playing Houston

    Houston's music scene is arguably experiencing one of its most sumptuous moments ever. Local acts showing great promise are as voluminous and interesting as our town's food trucks and, similarly, have whet Houstonians' growing appetites for live music. We're out there sampling more morsels of good s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    5 Texas Murderabilia Items: Charles Whitman's Gun Isn't Even the Creepiest Thing on the List

    People are oddly fascinated with horrible happenings. We get it. Some want to see the evidence and make contact with people who perpetrated the crimes. But it's still stunning to see the gun Charles Whitman used at the University of Texas Tower shootings up for auction. That is, until we saw all of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2014

    Four Dead in Ft. Hood Shooting, 16 Injured

    The message went out at 5:01 p.m. on Ft. Hood's Twitter account: "All personnel on post are asked to shelter in place." The message was re-tweeted more than 1,800 times and by then news spread that the army installation in Killeen had seen another deadly shooting. Three people are dead and 16 inju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2013

    Sen. John Cornyn Is Out To Stop "Murderabilia"

    Sen. John Cornyn has had some interesting notions, but his latest move -- a law to ban "murderabilia," aka the move to ban the sale of artwork, letters or any other stuff that is valuable because of an association with a mass murderer/serial killer/someone-who-committed-any-other-heinous-crime -- j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Health Camp: The World's Most Ironically-Named Restaurant

    When I was in school at Baylor University in Waco, our dining options -- both on- and off-campus -- were sadly limited. I hear they've built a Hooter's there now, though, so good for them. (Not on the campus, obviously. Hell, the Chili's they built on campus a few years ago isn't even allowed to ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Rock Stars' Troublesome Family and Friends

    ​Wednesday, the NAACP released an extensive, in-depth study of the main six groups which provide the lion's share of support for the infamous Tea Party movement, and the results of their study are not encouraging. It chronicles a great deal of cross-pollination between Tea Party and white supr ... More >>

  • News

    December 3, 2009

    Noncombat Deaths: Another Casualty of War

    The mass shooting at Fort Hood was just one of a growing number of troubling military deaths, murders and suicides.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    From Fort Hood To Iraq, The Army's Dealing With Stress-Related Fatal Incidents

    ​A lot of people were shocked by the shootings at Fort Hood. Should they have been?Rick Anderson of Village Voice Media takes a look at how the Army handles issues of soldiers under stress, including a sergeant from Texas man who shot up a clinic in Iraq. In many respects, Sgt. [John M.] Russell's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    The Poppies Still Blow In Flanders Fields... A Veteran's Day Salute from Rocks Off and Lonesome Onry and Mean

    U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. - and the author's daughter - Sara Blount, on duty in Afghanistan"In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Opinions "Mixed" On Obama's Fort Hood Visit, Waco Paper Says, Demonstrating An Odd Use Of "Mixed"

    ​The once-respected Waco Tribune Herald was purchased this summer by a very conservative family whose first move was to put "In God We Trust" on the front page of each edition.Since then the paper has become very right-wing (even for Waco!!) on its editorial pages. We don't read it enough to know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    Mass Shooting At Fort Hood

    Madness has come to Fort Hood in Central Texas.Various media outlets are reporting that gunmen have killed seven people and wounded up to 20 others, and the situation is still fluid.Schools are on lockdown.CNN and others are following events; head there for more info."At least one person is 'neutral ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    Serve 30 Days In Jail To Get Out Of Fighting In Afghanistan? Sounds Like A Bargain

    ​The sentence has come down in the case of Fort Hood soldier Victor Agosto, who has refused a stop-loss deployment to Afghanistan after doing a stint in Iraq.Agosto, an IT specialist, never saw any up-close combat in Iraq, but he says the Afghan War is illegal and hell no, he won't go.The Army hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    Bronx Cheer: Black Music Allowed at Rice Village Bar. Black People? (Allegedly) Not So Much.

    The weekend visit to Houston had been going well enough for Army Sergeant Mohammed Sesay. Now stationed at Killeen's Fort Hood, he'd been back in the States for less than a week, after serving for over a year at Camp Bucca prison in Iraq, where he had helped guard the estimated 20,000-30,000 d ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2008

    Soldier Suicides

    Surviving our War on Terror calls for more than an ability to dodge bullets and IEDs

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2008
  • News

    January 17, 2008

    Back from Iraq with Plenty of Problems

    Paul Miles returned from Iraq needing help with the death in his head. He got prison.

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    First-Degree Fraud

    Just $249 gets you a bachelor's -- or, hell, a master's -- from Belford University, an online diploma mill with local ties

  • News

    August 25, 2005

    Camp Death

    The site of Cindy Sheehan's war protest is crowded with opinions and ghosts

  • News

    April 10, 2003

    War Is Not Hell

    The Chron's embedded reporter is far from the action

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    The Dogs of War

    Foster programs try to save departing soldiers' critters from becoming casualties

  • Calendar

    June 29, 2000

    The Harley Party

    Texas Motorcycle Rights Association

  • News

    July 15, 1999
  • News

    June 19, 1997

    A Boy and His Toys

    Surrounded by machine guns, grenades and troop carriers, Earl Tucker makes his peace with the world.

  • Music

    April 21, 1994

    Prodigal Ambitions

    Houston's newest film production company shoots for the video moon

  • News

    December 9, 1993

    A Visit to Gatesville

    A gray November day spent in the gray world of the inmates and staff of the Texas State prison for women