Ms. Gray is a proud mama. It is the first really chilly night of the year, and Gray is fighting a sore throat, but she remains firmly planted at the head table in the House of Blues' Elwood Room. A waiter brings her a cup of hot tea with honey, and she is grateful. "I hope this makes me feel a lit ... More >>
Lee West III says he really wanted to be a member of Omega Psi Phi. But he couldn't take the beatings the underground black fraternity was handing out. By Steve Jansen
Hustlers Brass Band brings hometown joie de vivre.
It may look like a mausoleum, but it's home for the CoogsThe story of the University of Houston men's basketball team can be seen as one of rebirths, second chances, starting over.Head coach James Dickey hasn't been a head coach since losing his job at Texas Tech in 2001. His associate head ... More >>
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The Houston International Jazz Festival attracts two indie-soul heavyweights
Track your true identity along a DNA trail left behind by your ancestors
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Red Cat manager Dan Bowie makes it his business to spot soul talent
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In a small office off the Southwest Freeway, an editor carries on his crusade against public corruption and press censorship in his native Nigeria and other African countries
For three years as Harris County's chief medical examiner, Dr. Joye Carter has been haunted by controversy. Can she survive?
To one side, it's a question of power; to the other, it's a question of homophobia. For both it's a question of whether a community, once sundered, can ever be bound together again.
A promising young lawmaker goes public with his long battle with mental depression