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    May 6, 2013

    The Houston Aeros Are No More, R.I.P.

    The Houston Aeros lost 7-0 to the Grand Rapids Griffins in Grand Rapids on Saturday night. With the loss the Aeros are done for this season, having lost the deciding game of round one of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs. And with the loss, the Houston Aeros are done in Houston. They are no more. The nex ... More >>

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    April 29, 2013

    Darcy Kuemper: A Star Is Born As The Aeros Leave Houston

    The last Houston Aeros hockey game ever might have been played at Toyota Center last night. And if it was, the people of Houston witnessed the Aeros go down in defeat in game two of the first round of the AHL Calder Cup playoffs. And if it was the end, the people of Houston witnessed the Aeros do so ... More >>

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    May 10, 2012

    O'Brother's Tanner Merritt On Trailers, Thrice & 120 Minutes

    Atlanta's heavy, experimental-rock quintet O'Brother has been hitting the road hard in 2012. Rocks Off covered the band's headlining gig at Warehouse Live back in March, and tomorrow the band rolls into town once again, this time supporting Thrice on that band's farewell tour. It's been a busy few ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Aeros Watching a Playoff Spot Slip-Slide Away

    The old Paul Simon song goes "the nearer your destination, the more you're slip-slidin' away." He wasn't writing about hockey, but at this moment, there's nothing that applies more to the Houston Aeros because the nearer they get to the playoffs, the more the playoffs keep slip-slidin' away. Just t ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Aeros Return to Toyota Center, Risk Falling Into Irrelevancy

    When the Houston Aeros last played a home game at Toyota Center, the New York Giants had yet to defeat the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. The Astros had yet to report to Florida for spring training. When the Aeros last played a home game, they had the fourth-best record in the AHL Western C ... More >>

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    February 7, 2011

    Aeros Hockey: The Redemption of Patrick O'Sullivan

    John RoyalPatrick O'Sullivan takes a shot on Friday night​Guys like Patrick O'Sullivan don't want to play hockey in Houston. Especially not guys who, like O'Sullivan, have tasted success in the NHL. And Patrick O'Sullivan has tasted some success in the NHL. But things happen. For Patrick ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    Aeros Hockey: Welcome to the Spotlight, Matt Hackett

    John RoyalMatt Hackett basks in the spotlight​Matt Hackett asked just one thing of his coach yesterday afternoon. That one thing was for Mike Yeo to let him play in the game against San Antonio, just hours away. This was a rather brave move for the Aeros' rookie net minder as just the night bef ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2010

    Walmart Wants to Be Friends on Facebook

    ​Although Texas has weathered the economic downturn better than most states, that's small consolation to those residents still unable to feed their families. According to research published by the Food Research and Action Center earlier this year, Texas has the 13th-highest rate of food hardsh ... More >>

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    November 23, 2010

    Top Five Black Friday Fight Videos

    Give it or I'll punch you in the jugular​When you are in a battle for your life, you often resort to scratching and clawing, screaming and yelling. When you are in a fight for a plasma television on Black Friday, well, you'll probably do the same thing. Welcome to Black Friday, America's cele ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Five Other Bands Calvin College Won't Invite Anytime Soon

    ​Calvin College, the "distinctly Christian, academically excellent liberal arts college" in Grand Rapids, Mich., doesn't want you to associate the school with pornography. That means no New Pornographers show: Regrettably, Calvin College has decided to rescind its invitation to the band, The ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Aeros' Schedule Finally Out, And Season-Ticket Holders Get Ripped Off

    Aeros season-ticket holders get screwed​The long wait for Houston Aeros fans is over as the AHL released the league's schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The Aeros season will open on the road on October when they play the first regular season game in the history of the expansion Oklahoma City Barons ... More >>

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    February 12, 2010

    "Free Brusty," Aeros Fans Cry

    Illustration courtesy Heather Galindo/The Third Intermission​It's safe to say that this season has probably not gone as Houston Aeros goalie Barry Brust intended for it to go back in September. Brust, who split the number-one goalkeeper duties with Nolan Schaefer for the Aeros the past two seasons ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    Aeros Fight Fatigue To Gain In The Standings

    ​The Houston Aeros were playing their fourth game in six nights -- their third game in four nights -- and they were a tired team. For some teams, that's a bad thing.But the Aeros aren't most teams. Kevin Constantine-coached teams play better when they're tired. And last night, a tired Aeros tea ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Aeros Looking Like They're Getting On Track

    The old joke goes that a guy went to a boxing match and a hockey game broke out. Saturday night, the people in attendance for the Aeros game at Toyota Center got to watch that come true as fight after fight after fight broke out, in between what was some of the Aeros best play of the season.But fi ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Aeros Are Back Home -- At Least Their Penalty-Killing Is In Good Shape

    ​The Houston Aeros are returning home tonight to face the Manitoba Moose at Toyota Center at 7:05 p.m. They spent the past week on the road where they went 0-3 while losing twice in Grand Rapids and once to  the Texas Stars in Austin on Sunday. But despite the team's inability to get its of ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Aeros Breaking Out Of Their Funk, Maybe

    Photo by Jason Villenanueva/Houston Aeros​Last Wednesday, the Houston Aeros lost a tough 1-0 game to the Lake Erie Monsters at Toyota Center. It was disappointing not only because of the loss, but because it dropped the team below the .500 mark on the young season.Worse, the team appeared to be l ... More >>

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    March 9, 2009

    Houston Aeros Bounce Back

    Photo by Fred Trask With the end of the regular season fast approaching, the Houston Aeros chose last week to play some of their best hockey of the past month, defeating the Grand Rapids Griffins, one of the AHL's best teams, by a 2-1 margin on Thursday night. And though they played an error-filled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    Houston Aeros Bounce Back

    With the end of the regular season fast approaching, the Houston Aeros chose last week to play some of their best hockey of the past month, defeating the Grand Rapids Griffins, one of the AHL's best teams, by a 2-1 margin on Thursday night. And though they played an error-filled game on Saturday ni ... More >>

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    November 14, 2002

    Paying for It

    Stung by critics, KPRC dials up escort services

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    July 13, 2000

    Dead or Alive

    Dead Horse Walking

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    June 23, 1994

    The Apple of His Eye

    Max Apple memoir-ializes his longtime roommate (and grandfather)

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    June 16, 1994

    The Burial and Resurrection (maybe) of Doug Sanders

    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.