Injuries and Traumas

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    December 19, 2013

    Rockets Beat Bulls at Start of Tough Stretch to End 2013

    Sitting on the bench in the waning moments of the Rockets 109-94 win over Chicago on Wednesday night, even the injured players -- one of whom may not be a Rocket by this weekend -- were smiling. It was the kind of victory that helps to wipe out some of the bitter taste left after the loss against Sa ... More >>

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    September 20, 2013

    Is This the End of the Bayou Bucket? Rice and UH Playing For Possibly the Last Time

    The 2-0 Houston Cougars face the 1-1 Rice Owls at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow at Reliant Stadium. To the victor goes the Bayou Bucket, and the victor might get to hold onto the trophy for a long while because this is the last scheduled game of the series. Now that both teams are in different conferences, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Texans-Cowboys: Final Preseason Odds And Ends, Latest 53 Man Roster Prediction

    On Tuesday, the Texans made their final set of moves to get down to 75 players before they head up to Dallas on Wednesday for the game Thursday night, placing wide receiver Alec Lemon on the injured reserve list and placing nose tackle David Hunter and wide receiver Mike Smith on waiver/injured rese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2013

    UPDATED: Family of Woman Thrown from Golf Cart Sues Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    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 >>

  • News

    June 13, 2013

    Chemically Burned: Dow Chemical Tries to Avoid Hot Water in Worker's Death

    Brian Johns suffered chemical burns over 65 percent of his body in a Deer Park plant explosion. A representative of his company, a subsidiary of Dow Chemical, tried to tell doctors Johns had just encountered some really hot water.

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    April 5, 2013

    Clyde Edwin Hedrick: Accused of Killing the Woman Whose Corpse He Was Accused of Hiding Almost Thirty Years Ago

    Twenty-eight years after he was charged with tampering with a corpse, Clyde Edwin Hendrick has been charged with turning that person into a corpse in the first place. The Galveston County Sheriff's Office, in connection with League City police and the FBI, announced the arrest of the 59-year-old Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Owls Soar Over Falcons and Triumph in Armed Forces Bowl

    It was strange watching the Rice Owls players celebrate on the field following their 33-14 Armed Forces Bowl win over Air Force on Saturday at TCU's Amon G. Carter Stadium. Strange because the Owls were only 7-6 on the season and they were acting like they'd just won the mythical national championsh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Football! This Weekend's Best Bets, The Mea Culpa Edition

    First, with Christmas now in the books, I'd like to issue an apology. If you were paralyzed financially this holiday season, unable to buy gifts, and woefully relegated to giving your loved ones esoteric, abstract gifts like "more personal time" or crappy pieces of handmade artwork, it probably mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Next Five Games Will Test Young Rockets Starting Tonight Against the Lakers

    With a serious tragedy behind them and injured players starting to return to the line up, the Rockets dive into a string of games against contenders and Texas rivals this week that will add yet another test to the young team's season. First up is the LA Lakers, in town tonight at Toyota Center. Des ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Youth Concussion Crisis: Big Changes Coming to Kids' Football

    On Wednesday, Pop Warner, the nation's largest youth football organization, announced some rule changes that could significantly alter how the overall game is played. During Pop Warner practices, players are no longer permitted to line up more than three yards apart during blocking and tackling dri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    WTF? Student Sues Over Texas High School's "Nazi Day," Says He Was Injured Portraying A Jew

    A former Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit saying he was injured while portraying a Jew during a Panhandle school's traditional day of Nazi roleplay. Perryton High -- located just south of the Oklahoma border -- has an annual "Red Ribbon Day" in which half the students portray J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Garrick "Joker" Hastings: Ties Up Hooker, Beats Her, Sets Her on Fire

    Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man who told friends he had beaten and burned a prostitute for ripping him off. Garrick "Joker" Hastings said the woman had robbed him of $6,000, so he had her kidnapped and taken to a Channelview trailer where he beat "the prostitute with a metal rod, tied her up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    Red Hot Chili Peppers Reschedule Houston Date Due To Anthony Kiedis Injury

    ​And just like that, to anyone who was fretting about missing the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Toyota Center to see ZZ Top on March 8 at RodeoHouston, your problems have been solved. And mine too, since I wanted to see both bands. RHCP have announced a new date for their show, this next Octobe ... More >>

  • Music

    December 29, 2011
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    December 29, 2011
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    November 28, 2011

    Five Jobs Even Riskier Than Texans' QB, Such As Spinal Tap Drummer

    If you didn't read our Texans' game wrap -- and you should, it offers positive thoughts for the team's future this season -- you might not know that Matt Leinart, the backup quarterback playing his first game as a Texan because starter Matt Schaub had a season-ending injury, suffered his own season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    The 6 Worst Air-Show Disasters: A Video Collection, Just In Time For Wings Over Houston

    Things can go wrong​Next time you go to an air show, take a look at the fine print on the ticket. Besides the usual stuff about acts of God and "Promoter not responsible if the frontman doesn't show due to injecting Drano into his balls," there's something else. It says they're really, really ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Texas House Approves Concussion Bill: Student-Athletes Would Have to Be Medically Cleared Before Returning

    ​Late last week, the Texas House voted 94 to 42 in favor of "Natasha's Law," a measure that would disallow a concussed student-athlete from competing in his or her sport until cleared by a physician. Additionally, HB 2038, which now awaits a vote in the Texas Senate, would require preseason n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Eirin Ann Hicks: Texas State Student Killed by One-Story Jump

    Texas StateEirin Ann Hicks: Killed by first-floor jump​If you're a parent who wonders why you worry about your kid, fresh evidence today that you need to: A Texas State student has died by jumping out of a first-floor window. Eirin Ann Hicks, 24 and from Temple, was taken off life support ye ... More >>

  • News

    April 28, 2011

    The Final Play

    After traumatic knee injury, Case Keenum has one more season to prove his talents.

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    April 7, 2011

    UTMB Forced to Give PETA Documents on Animal Experiments

    UTMB must hand over more than 1,000 pages, AG says.​Attorney General Greg Abbott has ruled that the UT Medical Branch in Galveston must turn over documents sought by PETA regarding experiments done on animals. A PETA whistleblower alleged in January that animals were used in painful and dead ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Astros 2011: It Ain't Going to Be Pretty

    Bad news: The Astros are actually playing baseball this season.​The Astros are probably opening up the season tomorrow -- they're scheduled to play, but the weather in Philadelphia might not cooperate. And if the stories that have been kicking around are true, this might be the last opening d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Owls Baseball Falling Prey To Injuries

    John RoyalMichael Ratterree makes the throw to first for an early out on Saturday​The Rice Owls are not in a good place. One could sense that on Saturday afternoon when the Owls took the field only to find that day's scheduled DH, Shane Hoelscher, taking throws at third base instead of Anthon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2010

    The So-So Year In Cougar Sports: 25 Things From 2010

    The year in UH sports​Since I'm taking a look at the sports year that is about to come to an end, I thought I would focus on the Houston Cougars, one of the teams that I cover for the Press. So... 1. The men's basketball team shocked the students, alums, administration, fans, C-USA, and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    Greg Oden -- My Plea On Behalf Of Medicine

    Greg Oden has what it takes​Greg Oden likes to party. Greg Oden has been a blogger, and a pretty funny one at that. Greg Oden likes to dance...Soulja Boy...gettin' freaky...whatever. Greg Oden, back before he turned 70, was a pretty good basketball player, too. And did I mention Greg Oden ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    Case Keenum Faces The Future

    Photo by Red Rooster Facing down a defense is the easy thing now​The Houston Cougars knew they were going to have to eventually make the transition. They just weren't counting on that transition coming during the middle of this season's third game. But it was during the second quarter of the Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    The Catastrophe That Is Your Houston Astros

    Optimism -- not in the cards​The Houston Astros made some much-needed moves last week, dealing Roy Oswalt for a bottom of the rotation starter and some prospects and sending Lance Berkman to the Yankees for some middling prospects.There are problems with the deals -- with all of the money Drayton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 133

    Love hurts on the southwest side of town​A love triangle exploded into gunshots early this morning on the southwest side, resulting in one death and two injuries, police say.An unidentified man was shot and killed in the 6900 block of River Bluff about 1 a.m. Two other unidentified people -- a ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    Unidentified Male, Bayou Body Count No. 131

    Multiple blunt-force injuries will make a man feel not well​In the pre-dawn hours on Satruday, a man awakened his roommate to tell him he wasn't feeling well.Which was a bit of an understatement: the man then collapsed and died shortly thereafter. Police discovered he had suffered "multiple blunt- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Game Time: Shawn Michaels' Most Memorable Moments (With Video)

    ​Professional wrestling is one of those things that, if you're a sports fan as a kid, you probably dabble in at some point. I think at one time or another all of my childhood friends went to the matches at the Hartford Civic Center; somewhere along the way, usually as a teenager or young adult ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2009

    O Pioneers!!! Roll Bus While On Tour in California

    ​We got word early this afternoon through and our Twitter page that local indie-punkers O Pioneers!!! got into a van accident yesterday. The van rolled a few times on Interstate 80, which runs through the northern half of the US. No life-threatening or serious injuries were repo ... More >>

  • News

    October 8, 2009

    Ghost Riders: Way of Life

    Leigh Boone rode her bike everywhere she went.

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    August 26, 2009

    TDCJ Guard Gets Two Years For Lying About Kicking Inmate In The Head

    ​A TDCJ guard who had been found guilty of filing a false "use of force" report was sentenced today to what no doubt will be two very uncomfortable years in a federal prison. (Or maybe guards take care of their own? We don't wanna know.)Eugene Morris, 41, had kicked an inmate in the head repeatedl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Astros' Solution To A Lousy Rotation: Add More Lousy Pitchers

    Photo by Aaron M. SprecherOver the past two Astros games, Jim Deshaies has been talking about the Astros going to a six-man pitching rotation. And Deshaies has given a lot of reasons for doing this, but as much as I like JD, I'm a little disappointed in that, with all of his discussion about g ... More >>

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    June 17, 2009

    Backe's Back In The Rotation: Just How Bad Can The Astros' Farm System Be?

    Photo by Aaron M. Sprecher The oft-injured Hampton, injured againHere's some shocking Astros news. According to the Chron, Mike Hampton is going on the 15-day disabled list. Yeah, I know, who would ever think that Hampton would get injured. It's not like he missed two of the last three season ... More >>

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    April 17, 2009

    25 Things About The New Yankee Stadium And The Astros

    Now that I'm unemployed, I'm spending way too much time at home watching TV.  Particularly the MLB Network. I've become addicted to that thing. And yesterday, with the Astros having a day game against the Pirates on Fox, and there being an afternoon game on the MLB Network, I was in kind of a w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Spectacular Firetruck Crash Makes Huge Hassle In Montrose

    Photo by Justine Schmider Firefighters and at least one civilian were injured in a nasty crash at about 11 o'clock this morning at Westheimer and Dunlavy in the heart of Montrose.The two fire trucks collided while responding to an emergency call, flipping the ladder truck onto a white Infinity, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    UPDATED: Astros Doctor Can't Follow Tender, Delicate Team PLUS Spring Training Updates

    Photo by OakleyOriginalsThis may hurt a little. The Houston Astros signed Mike Hampton earlier this off-season. Mike Hampton has not pitched a complete season of baseball since 2004. And last season they signed Kaz Matsui who gets injured while standing still. Brandon Backe and Chris Sampson hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    UPDATED: Astros Doctor Can't Follow Tender, Delicate Team PLUS Spring Training Updates

    The Houston Astros signed Mike Hampton earlier this off-season. Mike Hampton has not pitched a complete season of baseball since 2004. And last season they signed Kaz Matsui who gets injured while standing still. Brandon Backe and Chris Sampson have had major arm surgeries. Carlos Lee is returni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2008

    Bring Back the Guns' Matt Brownlie Injured in Scooter Accident

    Photo by Rosa Guerrero/ Brownlie is second from left. Matt Brownlie, guitarist/singer for proggy Houston indie-rockers Bring Back the Guns, suffered several non-life-threatening injuries Saturday night when the scooter he was driving hit a dog. "It just came out of nowhere," Brownlie, who was wear ... More >>

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    February 7, 2008
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    September 27, 2007
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    September 14, 2007

    Fire at Austin City Limits

    The Dallas Observer’s music blog DC-9 at Night is reporting a massive fire at the ACL Fest. Seems a couple of propane tanks exploded near one of the makeshift taverns in Zilker Park. According to this report in Austin, two people are critically injured, and multiple others have been taken ... More >>

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    September 25, 2003

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    April 20, 2000

    No More Waiting Room

    A mother fights for a therapeutic dive for all who need it

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    December 16, 1993

    Taking Care of the Boys

    High school QB Kyle Heine broke his neck on the field. How well was he treated?

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