• Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Houston Right-to-Life Groups Sues Senator Over Radio Ads

    State Senator Robert Deuell is being sued by Houston-based Texas Right to Life because according to court papers the Greenville senator had his lawyers try and stop radio ads the pro-life group was airing against him. First some background. Deuell, who is a doctor, had introduced SB 303, a bill tha ... More >>

  • News

    July 11, 2013

    The New Hornographers: The Fight Over the Future of Texas Deer

    A herd of headless deer, the looming threat of disease and Big Government in Texas's thriving trophy buck industry.

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

  • Culture

    July 5, 2012

    Praise Ensemble

    The somber-sounding Sanctified is a rollicking good time.

  • News

    May 3, 2012
  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Wanted: $100 Music Video From Emmy Winner

    ​Rocks Off likes to troll the musicians section of Craigslist in an effort to catch interesting acts at their very inception. Usually we get the same old thing day in and day out: Need FOC (Friend of Christ) bass player for worship band. Must have ride. 18 SERIOUS singer looking for band. Ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    A Musical History Of The Color Green

    ​It's St. Patrick's Day, and as many of you have discovered, it is the only day out of the year when our normally free and enlightened society requires you to wear a certain color lest sudden and shocking violence be inflicted upon you. Every year on March 17, pinch-related emergency room visi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    18 Successful Musicians Under Age 18

    Dan Klores CommunicationsTommy, can you hear me?​Tonight House Of Blues welcomes the traveling underage rock revue School Of Rock as they re-create highlights from 1985's Live Aid concerts. SOR features three bands or teens and preteens rocking out and learning the ropes of touring and rock. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Coogs' Shot At A C-USA Title On The Line In Front Of A National Audience, Hostile Crowd

    Photo courtesy UH​Tomorrow is the day the Cougars have pointed toward since they won the Armed Forces Bowl back on New Year's Eve 2008. Tomorrow is the Conference USA Title Game, and all this season, the Cougar coaches and players have talked of playing in this game and winning the conference.And ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Coogs Roll Over Rice And Get Ready For The C-USA Title Game

    Photo courtesy UH​The Cougars had only one option on Saturday night. To advance to the C-USA title game, the Cougars had to defeat Rice. In 2008, the Cougars also had only option to take in order to advance to advance to the title game:  beat Rice. The Cougars went on to suffer an embar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    HISD Set To Pick Old White Guy For Next Superintendent?

    ​The Houston Chronicle is reporting that HISD seems to have settled on Terry Grier, of the San Diego school district, to be its next superintendent. They have the sources over there, so we're inclined to believe it.Earlier this afternoon HISD spokesman Norm Uhl sent out word that the supe pick wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Cutout Bin: J. Garland McKee's Laughin' With 'Em

    J. Garland McKee Laughin' With 'Em: Southern Negro Humor in Dialect (Americana Recording, 1969)Amos & Andy. Stepin Fetchit. Aunt Jemima. Jar Jar Binks. American history is littered with people and characters who have found success by exploiting African-American stereotypes. Meet the Rev. J. ... More >>

  • Music

    June 25, 2009
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    December 22, 2008

    New EPA List Of Polluted Cities Leaves Off Houston, To Some Folks' Dismay

    The good news is that the Environmental Protection Agency has issued its list of counties that don't meet the agency's standards for fine-particle air pollution, and Harris County is not on that list.The bad news is that the American Lung Association thinks it damn well should be on the list.The EPA ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2008

    Houstonian Kady Malloy = Early American Idol Front-runner

    Dallas may have hosted the American Idol auditions’ most recent Texas stop back in August, but it looks like a Houstonian stole the show. On last night’s episode, notoriously curt Idol judge Simon Cowell practically flipped his wig over effervescent Katy Taylor alum and Jessica Alba lookalike Ka ... More >>

  • Music

    August 9, 2007

    Dress Blues

    Once a Drive-By Trucker, Jason Isbell strikes out on his own

  • Dining

    June 21, 2007

    I Love CFS: 25 Lovable Chicken-Fried Steaks

    Who invented the CFS? There are a lot of competing theories. Whose do you love? Better try them all to be sure.

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Bad Checks

    Sure you can ferret out the slimeballs in our midst? Guess again if you're relying on standard background searches in Texas

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Murder Inc.

    Not many musicians have health insurance, but Murder by Death does

  • Film

    October 28, 2004

    Messed Around

    As Ray Charles, Jamie Foxx turns an ordinary bio into an extraordinary one

  • News

    June 17, 2004

    Strings Attached

    Will Linden move on to become a music mecca or fall beneath the weight of a racist past?

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    Tee Time

    Lee High School dropped football, deciding golf was a better sport for its kids, no matter how poor or new to this country they might be

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Hell on Wheels

    Breanna Brand rides out the legacy of Frog Town and family splits in her feisty race toward the BMX finish line

  • Music

    July 11, 2002
  • News

    December 6, 2001

    We Take It Back

    Mattress Mac's bowl game is a joke, after all

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Face To Face

    The murder of their loved one haunted Amy and Linda White until a Texas prison mediation program brought them together with the killer. Now they've all got their answers -- and unique justice.

  • Music

    August 9, 2001

    The Naked Truth

    Lucinda lays bare her Essence

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Warming Up

    The Texas Music Festival brings new meaning to the term "summer school"

  • News

    December 10, 1998

    Secrets of the Sonora Aero Club

    A tale of UFOs, art collectors and the shadows of history

  • Music

    December 3, 1998
  • Music

    July 2, 1998
  • Music

    June 18, 1998

    "Think" Not

    A Texas housewife/songwriter claims country hunk Collin Raye stole her song

  • Music

    October 16, 1997

    Charles in Charge

    A new collection confirms Ray Charles's position as the architect of soul

  • Music

    June 27, 1996

    Blues Without Blinders

    Blues, soul, rock, country? Who cares? To Little Milton, it's just music.