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Lake Jackson

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    Selena's Memory Lives on at Two Local Celebrations

    On April 16th, 1971, in the small Gulf Coast town of Lake Jackson, an angel was born whose parents named her Selena Quintanilla. Tragically taken from us at the young age of 23, she was a Latina superstar before J-Lo or Shakira or Ricky Martin. Selena's voice, full of love and joy and heartbreak, co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    Robert Ellis Sure Hopes He Can Sing at Discovery Green Homecoming Gig

    One of the damndest things Rocks Off has seen in our five-plus years in Houston is the way word of mouth spread like a brush fire among the local indie scene about "Whiskey Wednesdays." Starting in late, late 2009, scenesters both shaved and unkempt (more the latter) flocked to Mango's and then Fitz ... More >>

  • News

    July 25, 2013

    Getting Stuck: Uninsured Patients Slammed with Lawsuits by Not-for-Profit Hospital

    Memorial Hermann treats patients without insurance, tells them not to worry about the cost and then sues them for thousands of dollars.

  • News

    July 18, 2013

    Guns and Texans

    Lots of people bring their guns to Houston airports.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Former West Columbia Police Chief, Charged with Swiping Pills, Now Investigated for Child Porn and Sexual Assault

    Five months after former West Columbia Police Chief Michael Palmer was charged with a third-degree felony for both drug possession and tampering with evidence, investigators are looking into additional allegations of child sexual assault and child pornography. First reported on The Facts, Brazoria ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 28, 2013

    Here, Eat This

    A beginner's guide to Indian cuisine.

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2012

    Best Of Free Press Summer Fest Day 2: Willie Nelson, Avett Bros., Wallpaper, Etc.

    More FPSF 2012 Coverage: • Summer Fest line-up reviews on the Rocks Off blog. • Free Press Summer Fest 2012: The Sexy, Sweaty Crowds • Popsicles and Pizza: The Food of Summer Fest • FPSF: The Bands from Saturday • FPSF: The Bands from Sunday Nathan Smith: The best part of Summer Fest Day ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 24, 2012
  • Music

    June 30, 2011

    Photographic Memory

    Robert Ellis heads into the great wide open on his first New West LP.

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Alternative Songs for the 2012 Candidates

    Please god, no.​Poor Michele Bachmann, first the John Wayne/John Wayne Gacy thing, now Tom Petty's piling on as well: The inaugural music-related strike of the 2012 presidential race comes from Tom Petty, who issued a cease and desist letter to Michele Bachmann's campaign to get her to stop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Songs In The Key Of [Presidential] Fail

    Please god, no.​Poor Michele Bachmann, first the John Wayne/John Wayne Gacy thing, now Tom Petty's piling on as well: The inaugural music-related strike of the 2012 presidential race comes from Tom Petty, who issued a cease and desist letter to Michele Bachmann's campaign to get her to stop ... More >>

  • News

    October 7, 2010

    Intelligent Life

    When NASA employee April Evans questioned animal experiments, her career fell apart.

  • Music

    August 5, 2010

    Died and Gone to Houston

    City is ready for another honky-tonk close-up.

  • Dining

    October 22, 2009

    Burgers and Hash

    Lola, a modern diner in the Heights is dishing up some top-notch Texas short-order cooking.

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Hit Hermann

    In time for summer, the park's had a facelift.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008
  • Music

    July 10, 2008
  • News

    October 5, 2006

    Waiting for Friedman

    Knocking back a few with the Kinky crowd

  • News

    December 22, 2005

    It's a Bird! It's a Plane!

    Despite major opposition, construction commences on what could become North America's most dangerous airport

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Owed to Billy Joe

    Today all the best poets are singers. That's why a singer should be Texas's next poet laureate.

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2004
  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Hell on Wheels

    Breanna Brand rides out the legacy of Frog Town and family splits in her feisty race toward the BMX finish line

  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    Reach for the Sky

    The selfishness of Hands Up Houston nourishes Space City's beleaguered indie scene

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Unstable Ground

    Businessman Michael Shelton thought he had beaten the system. Then he learned the legislature can be as unpredictable as the salt domes where he wants to store toxic waste.

  • News

    May 24, 2001

    Letters

    Buster's Batch, Arrogance, Police the Doctors

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Mixing It Up

    She just wanted her comfortable suburban life. But when a concrete company intruded on her paradise, the homemaker turned warrior.

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Smoke and Mirrors

    As part of the Bush legacy, a special law can hide polluting industries

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    In the (O)Zone

    What's the fuss, TNRCC? We've got air to die for.

  • News

    May 20, 1999

    Calling the Shots

    In the Southwestern Bell and AT&T slugfest over supposed consumer savings, the biggest sucker punch of all is headed your way

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    Coming to No Good End

    Undertaker Jay Herman shot his lover, Edwina Prosen, to death in 1991. That's the only thing he and her family have agreed on since.

  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Roll Over, Selena

    And tell Emilio the news

  • News

    April 1, 1999

    Psychic Phenomena

    Bubba Henderson says he sees all, knows all. Sometimes that's the problem.

  • News

    November 19, 1998

    The Great Sucking Sound

    Bart Sipriano's well dried up four days after Ozarka started pumpin massive amount of water nearby. Under the state's archaic "rule of capture," the East Texan has no right to complain.

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Space Odyssey

    Tom Moser wants to put Texas on the map as a commercial launch pad for cargo-carrying rockets

  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Rocky Landing

    Residents of this seaside neighborhood are about to be joined by a 1,000-acre port facility

  • News

    March 12, 1998

    Waste Not, Want Not

    Local residents unite to fight the mountain of landfill trash headed their way

  • News

    January 1, 1998
  • Calendar

    June 19, 1997
  • News

    October 17, 1996

    Get It in Writing

    ... at least before you lend any campaign funds to Buster Brown

  • Calendar

    June 6, 1996
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