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    April 3, 2014

    Four Dead in Ft. Hood Shooting, 16 Injured

    The message went out at 5:01 p.m. on Ft. Hood's Twitter account: "All personnel on post are asked to shelter in place." The message was re-tweeted more than 1,800 times and by then news spread that the army installation in Killeen had seen another deadly shooting. Three people are dead and 16 inju ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014

    Cops Set to Formally Charge Man in SXSW Fatal Crash

    As they say, the show must go on, but this year's SXSW has been marred by a tragic motor vehicle crash that's left two people dead, two in critical condition, and three more in serious condition, according to Jennifer Herber of the Austin Police department. Twenty-five people in total were hit when ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013

    Bill Raises Stakes On School-District Accountability

    The discussion of accountability and assessment started in earnest Wednesday in Austin as Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock filed House Bill 5, which takes a swing at diploma plans, testing policies and district accountability ratings. To combine all three topics in one bill - which will have to pass or fail ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Health Camp: The World's Most Ironically-Named Restaurant

    When I was in school at Baylor University in Waco, our dining options -- both on- and off-campus -- were sadly limited. I hear they've built a Hooter's there now, though, so good for them. (Not on the campus, obviously. Hell, the Chili's they built on campus a few years ago isn't even allowed to ser ... More >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Ashley Rae Ortega, 26: Busted For Sexual Assault of 14-Year-Old Boy

    A 26-year-old Killeen woman with ties to the Houston area has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy. According to KXXV, Ashley Rae Ortega is an acquaintance of the boy's family, and per KDHD, was staying with them at the time of the alleged assault, which police claim happened on ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    Cover Story: Another Cop Molests a Teen Explorer, Central Texas DA Claims

    A month ago, the Houston Press brought you an in-depth story chronicling how cops nationwide have molested dozens of teenage police cadets who had enrolled in the Explorer Program, which is chartered through Boys Scouts of America subsidiary Learning for Life. As if to drive home the veracity of ou ... More >>

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    July 26, 2011

    Houston Commuters: Some of the Earliest Risers in Texas

    WHAT time is it?​You know what sucks? Getting up early to commute to work. And we do a lot of it in Houston. The Business Journals website has crunched numbers from the Census' American Community Survey and ranked 500-plus communities according to how many commuters leave home from 5 a.m. to ... More >>

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    June 28, 2011

    Spec's to Expand Statewide by the End of 2011

    Starting soon, Spec's really will cover the entire state of Texas.​A source at Spec's corporate offices confirmed today that the Houston-based chain of stores will be expanding to the rest of the state by the end of this year. Family-owned and -operated since 1962, Specs has been a longtime pr ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Saturday: Trae Was A Very Special HPMA Showcase Guest Indeed

    Groovehouse​Trae Tha Truth Bud Light Outdoor Stage August 7, 2010 Trae tha Truth was the special guest at this year's HPMA showcase. As such, he brought along a few special people he normally doesn't bring to shows, namely a live band and hypeman extraordinaire Go DJ Hi-C (he's the CEO of Go ... More >>

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    August 7, 2010

    More from the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    GroovehouseZydeco Dots at Bud Light Stage​The party's about to start at the Bud Light Main Stage, the sun is on it's way down and the night's just getting started. "Big crowd at Walter's. The Manichean are struggling towards a late start." -- John Gray "People are arriving in cabs for B L A ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Opinions "Mixed" On Obama's Fort Hood Visit, Waco Paper Says, Demonstrating An Odd Use Of "Mixed"

    ‚ÄčThe once-respected Waco Tribune Herald was purchased this summer by a very conservative family whose first move was to put "In God We Trust" on the front page of each edition.Since then the paper has become very right-wing (even for Waco!!) on its editorial pages. We don't read it enough to know ... More >>

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    July 22, 2009

    Bronx Cheer: Black Music Allowed at Rice Village Bar. Black People? (Allegedly) Not So Much.

    The weekend visit to Houston had been going well enough for Army Sergeant Mohammed Sesay. Now stationed at Killeen's Fort Hood, he'd been back in the States for less than a week, after serving for over a year at Camp Bucca prison in Iraq, where he had helped guard the estimated 20,000-30,000 d ... More >>

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    February 23, 2009

    Aftermath: Loretta Lynn at Arena Theatre

    Loretta Lynn came to the stage Saturday night swathed in a baby-blue evening gown the likes of which haven't been seen in country music since before Taylor Swift was even in a twinkle in her father's eye. At age 74, the "Blue Kentucky Girl" still packs a room, and her following is still as ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008
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    January 1, 2004

    Drop Everything

    "Funk Jazz Fridays" get rolling at Cafe Brasil

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    April 10, 2003
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    March 20, 2003

    The Dogs of War

    Foster programs try to save departing soldiers' critters from becoming casualties

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    November 2, 2000

    Final Passages

    The Reverend Carroll Pickett leaves a grim 15-year legacy of very personal ministry: Granting the last wishes of inmates, moments before their execution

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    December 1, 1994

    The Trial of Joe Russo

    An intimate look at how -- and why -- Houston's high flyer of the '80s was taken apart in court

  • News

    December 9, 1993

    A Visit to Gatesville

    A gray November day spent in the gray world of the inmates and staff of the Texas State prison for women