As parents, true belief in your child is a difficult thing to quantify. As parents, if our children have hopes and dreams, we outwardly believe in them and we encourage them unconditionally to chase those dreams until society, an employer, or the authorities tell them not to. But what if we had ... More >>
Before computers ruled our lives, before the internet connected everyone to everything, relevance was a far more subjective attainment. Stardom was a feel, degrees of which were debatable. Nowadays, with our ability to measure the relative joy in/admiration for/tolerance of almost anything thanks t ... More >>
It's been a bad weekend for Carrabba's founder and restaurateur Damian Mandola. On Thursday, he was arrested in Hays County near Trattoria Lisina, a restaurant he owns in Driftwood. According to police records, the 61-year-old was booked into the Hays County Jail on April 3 after he was spotted dr ... More >>
Even if you're not a big golf enthusiast, golf tournaments can still be a lot of fun. That's because good golf tournaments, charity or otherwise, typically have plenty of ancillary agenda items and accouterments to distract you from just how utterly ragged your golf game is. Open bar, hole in one c ... More >>
Where to get your green beers and more this year.
UPDATED: "We can't comment on pending litigation at the advice of our legal counsel. This is a tragic accident," Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Interim President Leroy Shafer said, noting that Yvonne Herndon is a longtime volunteer with the organization. "This pains us very much, and we're very co ... More >>
I can't remember the last time I wrote about golf in this space. Honestly, if it didn't involve Tiger Woods, a Perkins waitress, and a nine iron through the driver's side window of an SUV, there's a decent chance I've never written about golf here. It's not that I don't like golf, it's just that I l ... More >>
In the game of "Bucket List," Johnny Manziel is officially running up the score on all of us. Over the weekend, the Texas A&M Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback capped off a round at Pebble Beach with his parents by knocking in a birdie on 18 to break 80. About the only surprising thing about that ... More >>
Hey, boys and girls, it's the weekend again. I bet you didn't think you'd make it here from Monday, did you? We assume the next few days are all filled up with plans for antiquing, buying groceries, working in the garden, eating sensibly and going to church for Easter. HA HA HA! We're kidding. But ... More >>
One thing I've learned in my five years or so of doing radio is that very few (stress VERY) athletes enjoy doing interviews. Most barely tolerate the process and treat it like it's a nuisance, something that's just part of the deal when you sign on the dotted line for seven figures. So when you see ... More >>
After a Monday that saw a few significant legal waves ripple throughout the sports world -- a "not guilty" verdict for Roger Clemens in his federal perjury trial, continued disturbing testimony in the Jerry Sandusky child molestation trial, Roger Goodell cackling at the appeals of the suspended New ... More >>
Play golf with a Texan!! (Ummm, John Schriever, V-P of event management)If there is one immutable law about the Houston sports fans, it's that we love our football. Football intrigues us unconditionally. Like pizza and sex, even bad football will get consumed (or consummated, as it were). ... More >>
Cue the pyro and short skirts....First, for those asking, my second annual recap of Jim Rome's Smack Off radio show will be up tomorrow sometime. If you missed my first one last year, it was a true tour de force. It, too, went up nearly four days after the actual event, so my procrastination ... More >>
Courtesy of Lynda HigdonBack when Willie Nelson had returned to Austin from Nashville and suddenly become the hillbilly crown prince of the Live Music Capital of the World - which was not yet known by that somewhat dubious nickname - one of his most visible supporters was then-University of T ... More >>
Angry Birds: As good a playoff-picking method as anyEvery Friday (Thursday some weeks) when I go to fish the lines for that weekend's football games off the Internet, I go to the same site. (Point of non-disclosure: I will not reveal the name of the site which I use to wager go to. Easily t ... More >>
Everybody needs a hobby, right? Why not make yours beer?
Today is the first day of the Shell Houston Open. If you remember, last year the first day had to be postponed because of some nasty winds that had blown into the Houston area. Suffice it to say that if there is a strong breeze in the Houston area on this first day of the Shell Houston Open, it's ... More >>
You don't have to be Irish to knock these balls around
Because of scheduling quirks, the Shell Houston Open doesn't always draw the best fields of participants in golf. Tiger Woods has never played it.Last year it was won by England's Paul Casey, and most casual sports fans couldn't place the name. That's because it was his first win on the PGA Tour. ... More >>
Photo by da nesThings have been rough on the West End of Galveston, what with the destruction by Hurricane Ike and all that comes from building McMansions one inch about sea level.But now the gods have gone too far. Now they want to take away residents' golf carts.The Galveston city council meets ... More >>
Ready to hit some balls?
Griffs Shenanigans celebrates St. Paddys
Convenient...and deadly? And now, HouStoned presents a public service announcement about a new possible threat to our safety: golf carts. So this Sunday I set off, like I always do, on a five-mile run around the lovely neighborhood of Walden on Lake Houston in Humble. For those of you who don't ... More >>
Vijay and the pros take a swing at the Shell Houston Open
Indulge your inner Olympian with skater Sasha Cohen
A well-meaning ode to golf's first legend ends up in the bunker
A kids' throwback hobby thrives
Rice University disc golf course
Motorized mayhem: Rice wrestles with a crime wave of small-time rustlers
No. 4, Stables Course, Old Orchard Golf Club
For 14 years, Doug Sanders ran Houston's most celebrity-filled golf tournament. Then he was accused of sticking his hand in the till. Now he wants to come back.