Jolly Ranchers

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    The Ten Weirdest Terms That Use "Texas" on the Urban Dictionary

    The Urban Dictionary, the great crowd-sourced primer of modern language, has so many disgusting entries that include the word "Texas" it would make your drunken uncle blush. Yet, it's surprising when parsing through the entries how many are just downright strange and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2012

    Local Woman Poses as Teen Girl Online to Catch Alleged Facebook Predator

    Acccording to court documents, "Jessica," a 36-year-old Houston-area woman was creeped out by an acquaintance of hers, 26-year-old Daniel Riekstins of Webster. Jessica had heard that Riekstins's behavior with underage teen girls was suspicious and that his relationships with some of them had been ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 13, 2012

    Yum, Fried Bubble Gum

    Top 10 State Fair of Texas foods

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Top 10 State Fair of Texas Foods

    See our slideshow of more State Fair of Texas Foods. Some go for the carnival-style attractions. Others go for the garden exhibition. Thousands go for the live musical entertainment. Many go for the shopping. But the truth of the matter is, all flock to the State Fair of Texas for the food. In it ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 15, 2012

    Pot o' Parties

    Follow the rainbow to these golden St. Patrick's Day events.

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Dry Mouth? Two Texans Have the Cure

    Have you ever been "that guy" sitting in a quiet theater, watching a performance and out of nowhere you get a tickle in your throat? You try to swallow it away, but it grows and grows and all of a sudden you have a full-on coughing fit right when everything is super quiet. It happens to the best of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Heavy Fuel: How to Drink Like a Rock Star

    If you want to be a real rock star, you can go ahead and forget about those Red Bull and vodkas you're so fond of. Legit rockers are fueled by bigger, harder and flat-out weirder doses of alcohol than the mere mortals hitting on the bartender at your local watering hole. Sure, a few of our musical ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    How To: Drink Like a Rock Star

    Sure, most rock stars are probably happy with any bottle that happens to be within reach. Some rock stars, however, prefer to refine and perfect their booze intake, settling on a signature cocktail that suits their outsized personalities and consequence-free lifestyles. Rocks Off salutes these exc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Liquor Treat: Using Leftover Halloween Sweets for Six Candy Cocktails

    Photo by terren in VirginiaCandy overload. Must. Make. Cocktails.​Once Halloween has come and gone, I'm always left with a giant pile of Halloween candy. I have eaten it, tortured people by bringing it in to work, and baked it into all kinds of cakes and desserts. But this year, I plan on tryi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    10 Music Stories We Wish We'd Ignored This Year

    ​We in the alternative media - not necessarily the Houston Press and/or Rocks Off, not all the time - enjoy calling out our mainstream brethren. Whether it's ten books that didn't make The New York Times' "Best of 2010" list, or "10 Stories Our Print Version Accidentally Overlooked," us "under ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Halloween Pranks: A Complete 16-Part Guide, By An Expert

    They have an egg ban, go goo g'joob​They say that idle hands are the devil's tools, and that line is proven to be true most every weekend while you are a teenager. Growing up I found myself in a strange, marauding gang of girls and boys who lived to pull pranks on stranger's houses, and a handful ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Game Time: JaMarcus Russell -- The Raiders' "Purple Drank"

    Svelte, he ain't.​His Wikipedia profile merely describes JaMarcus Russell as follows: JaMarcus Russell is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. Right about now, the only items that are true in that statement are Russell's first and last names, because as of Monday morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Purple Drank Goes Pro, Thanks To ESPN

    ​ESPN's Outside the Lines, the Emmy Award-winning investigative series that examines topical issues off the playing field, aired a feature over the weekend on Houston's very own rap mascot - purple drank - the dangerous mix of prescription codeine cough syrup and any range of mixers from Sprit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Leighann Adair, Third-Grader: Busted For Jolly Rancher Possession

    A third-grader in a small Fort Bend school district has received a week-long suspension because of a rogue Jolly Rancher consumed at lunch, KHOU reported.The parents are upset, and the incident seems to stem from confusion over state nutrition guidelines. We're sure it will all get settled.But ou ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010

    Semi-Comeback for the Tower Theater

    Plus: Rites of Bellaire - It's not hazing, it's fun

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    TDCJ's Intercept Of Drug-Filled Toolbox Ruins Inmates' Day

    When the pot, meth, Ecstasy and tobacco just won't cut it​When you think about it, anytime you try to get a toolbox delivered to a prison, you're going to raise some suspicion. You'd have to figure the authorities aren't just going to carry it down to Cellblock D and say "Here you go, here's the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    Top 5 Cocktails Guys Can't Order In Public

    You're a man. You like beer. In fact, hurray, beer! But just because you are a virile male doesn't mean that you can't glance over at the girl holding a beverage with a delightful fruit skewer and think, "Gee, that looks fun and refreshing, I'll order that next!" Right? Wrong! There are certain cock ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008

    Shannon Cannings: “Trigger Happy”

    This artist sticks to her guns when it comes to weapons as toys

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2008

    U23D Marq-E = OK

    My 11-year-old son John Henry hates U2. I can’t really figure it out, since he digs Coldplay. I thought it might have something to do with South Park’s recent skewering of Bono, but if I recall correctly, he has hated U2 since long before that episode aired. A year or so back, I loaded some Josh ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 28, 2007



  • Culture

    June 14, 2007

    "Julie Green: The Last Supper"

    Julie Green's "Last Supper" will take away your appetite

  • News

    July 13, 2006
  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Hand Balls

    The highs and lows of a World Cup day and a gay pride evening

  • Music

    March 9, 2006

    Fat Beats

    The real reason Houston stays near the top of the chunkiest-city charts

  • News

    October 23, 2003

    Big Steps

    Moy Rivas used break dancing to go around the world. Question is, Where does he go next?

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Mojito

    Saba Blue Water Cafe

  • Dining

    November 2, 2000

    Stirred and Shaken

    The Mercantile's peach martini