Houston Baptist University decides the best way to grow is to start a football team for the first time in its 50-year history.
A little over a year ago, Houston Baptist University was mostly known for high academic standards and a men's gymnastics squad that achieved success in the 1980s. After a $10 million investment that helped pay for a football field, a full-fledged coaching staff and enough manpower to examine 300 a ... More >>
At the Chili Shak, a California boy makes the best bowl of red in Houston.
If Pvt. Benjamin Buford "Bubba" Blue had been into chili instead of shrimp, I imagine that The Chili Shak is just the sort of place he and Forrest Gump would have opened. The list of menu items that come topped with owner Bernard Montgomery's chili -- based on a secret family recipe passed down fro ... More >>
Screw Disneyworld: this year, Hair Balls is forgoing the traditional theme park experience to explore the sights and sounds of abject third world poverty at Houston Baptist University November 14-17. Yep, that's right: a traveling interactive exhibit by Compassion International, which touts itself ... More >>
We tend to forget that Houston Baptist University exists. We've never met anyone who went there, at least not that we know of. We're wondering - what's it like? Are they allowed to dance there? Is it like Baylor, but with better access to pill mills and Indian food? The Health Department visited b ... More >>
Houston Baptist University took another step towards becoming a football program today by naming a head coach. He is Vic Shealy, who most recently was defensive coordinator at Kansas, a team that went winless in conference play and whose staff was thus replaced. Shealy also has coached at Richmond ... More >>
A three-year veteran of the Houston Baptist University police force has been fired and now faces first-degree felony drug charges after the Houston Police Department caught him in a sting operation yesterday. According to the Harris County District Attorney's office, HPD had received a tip that an ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>
The Huskies are making a moveThe college football world was (not exactly) shaken up today with Houston Baptist University's announcement that it is looking to field a team. The Huskies play in a few sports, but the school says it is looking to play football "should an appropriate league oppo ... More >>
The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.
This week on Health Department Roundup, we trek through zip codes 77072-77076, a scattered area including Alief, the area around Houston Baptist University, and pockets near Hobby and Bush airports. A March 20 pre-opening inspection at the Maxim Club (11360 Bellaire Blvd. in 77072) found in ... More >>
Artist Virgil Grotfeldt died today from cancer. Born in Illinois in 1948, he was part of the Houston art community for many years. "I've always thought of him as a terrific painter, one of the best in the city," longtime friend and HBU Gallery Director Jim Edwards tells Hair Balls.The artist's works ... More >>
All grown up, some children of sperm donors are trying to break through the secrecy that keeps them from knowing their family history
Rice University, the University of Houston, Texas Southern University, Houston Baptist University and the University of St. Thomas are all closed today. We'd suggest grabbing some booze and having a house party. We've even put together a few playlists for your enjoyment. Or you could always use t ... More >>
Houstons newest dance troupe, Urban Souls Dance Company, makes its debut
A young soprano makes waves despite operas testy waters
Years after Sybil, the debate continues
Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani was at Houston Baptist University this morning, talking tough (“A good defense is a strong offense”) and kissing babies (“I am a politician”). The crowd was star struck – after all, this was the guy who appeared in that one Seinfeld episode ab ... More >>
And a lot of people agree with him
It came from Japan and may turn out to be bigger than Godzilla. It,s drifting - a high-speed, fishtailing race toward a wall without a crash. They hope.
Shopping spree for your first apartment: $2,500
Spring break in Cabo: $1,000
Avoiding college credit card debt: priceless
Jurors rule against a former HBU basketballer in his hazing suit
A jurist's order restricts colleague's sleepovers with her pal
Down on the Matt, High-Water Woes, Reaching the Pentacle
Was it a harmless HBU jock initiation -- or hard-core hazing -- that shattered a freshman's hoop dreams?
Spanish-language media cries foul over Railcar Killer interviews
Trax in Space adds another dimension to the music galaxy
Rock Knapp transformed little Northwest Academy from gridiron patsy to playoff powerhouse. So why are some parents calling for his head?
A session at Sugar Hill Studios reveals the hidden sounds of fathers and sons
Carlton Thompson has a sportswriter's dream job. But he keeps getting asked for some I.D.