Lamar University

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Houston's Best Music Photographers: David Block

    Back in June Rocks Off brought you Houston's ten best music photographers, as selected by a small panel of insiders and professionals. Now we'd like you readers to choose the best. Before voting opens, though, here's a little more about our finalists, in alphabetical order -- and a lot more of their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    New Houston Rap: Summer Blockbuster Edition

    There's a bit of evil in the world. You know, the kind that sideswipes your car and doesn't even leave a note. Or when somebody refuses to hear you out when you're trying to tell them something. This is one of those evil moments. If you manage to spend a weekend anywhere in Houston, chances are you ... More >>

  • News

    September 26, 2013

    Whatever It Takes: Houston Baptist University Turns to Football to Build a Name

    Houston Baptist University decides the best way to grow is to start a football team for the first time in its 50-year history.

  • 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.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Kate Upton, Boobs and Softball: ESPN 97.5 Hosts Stay Classy in Interview with Lamar Coach

    I really don't like "guy talk." I'm sure there is a place for it on radio. Hell, there's a place for shows about pretty much anything you like when you combine terrestrial and satellite radio. But, what makes "guy talk" so insidious is that it masquerades as sports talk simply because, well clearly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    H.I.S.D.: "We Consider Ourselves Teachers and Students"

    What we are told is "The Gold Room" is actually a home in a quiet neighborhood in southwest Houston. It takes a few wrong turns and repeat passes by a darkened warehouse before we figure this out. This is where we find ourselves watching local rap group H.I.S.D., made up of guy trio Equality, Savvi ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2012

    Texas Crimes of the Year, 2012

    As it turns out, Texans indulged in all seven of the deadly sins.

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    Love Dominique: The Anti-Hate Dominique

    Some weeks, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? E-mail their particulars It's been a bit since we've had an ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2012

    Another Austin Lover

    Six bad reasons to move there.

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Mahogany Mason-Kelly, Famous Last Tweets Part XXVI: Don't Taunt Cops About Your Warrants

    Twitter giveth and Twitter taketh away. Especially when you're colossally stupid about it. Lamar University student Mahogany Mason-Kelly, 20, learned that lesson when she tweeted the message to the right. "I still gotta warrant in pearland..those pigs will NEVER catch me!!!...Never!!!" she tweeted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    Vic Shealy Is the First Football Coach in Houston Baptist History

    Houston Baptist University took another step towards becoming a football program today by naming a head coach. He is Vic Shealy, who most recently was defensive coordinator at Kansas, a team that went winless in conference play and whose staff was thus replaced. Shealy also has coached at Richmond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Comment of the Day: That Anti-Gay Professor Of Theater Is In For A Shock

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2012

    Houston Scores Big Time In Latest Editon Of Encyclopedia Of Country Music: Part 2

    Our second installment of Houston connections in the recently published second edition of The Encyclopedia of Country Music is a truly monumental list of writers, performers and performances that show that while Houston may not have been the musical business center that Nashville became, the Bayou C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Lamar's Head Basketball Coach Pat Knight Rants Maniacally (w/ VIDEO)

    Yep, that apple fell right by the tree.​It's not easy being the son of a legend, and then trying to follow in said legend's footsteps into the exact same vocation of choice. Pat Knight knows this. His father, Bobby Knight, garnered 902 career wins as a head coach. He also had dozens of epic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Meagan Broussard: Anthony Weiner's Beaumont Sext-Mate In Most Pun-Laden Scandal Ever

    GUARANTEE: This post contains no Weiner puns. Really. The Anothony Weiner mini-scandal -- which isn't so much a scandal as it is another privileged male being an utter idiot when it comes to sex -- has its Texas connection. It's Meagan Broussard, a Lamar University nursing student, who is proving ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    A Few Bits Of Texas-Related Neil Young Trivia

    "Comes a Time," live at Farm Aid 1986 at Manor Downs racetrack near Austin Both Rocks Off Sr. and Jr. are pretty pumped for tomorrow night's Neil Young show at Jones Hall, and have the over/under on the number of guitars he uses at eight. We combed the Internet for a little bit this morning and cam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Sarah Vowell Comes To Beaumont (Of All Places)

    ​Something about the idea of Sarah Vowell, that This American Life star, regular NPR contributor, droll historian, frequent Jon Stewart foil, voice of Violet of The Incredibles and all around Person Who White People Like coming to Beaumont was utterly irresistible.It seemed like the exact inverse ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 5, 2008

    John Alexander, the Mediocre

    The MFAH showcases an artist of limited talents

  • News

    July 19, 2007

    Texas coin companies target elderly investors

    Heads you lose, tails you lose

  • News

    December 28, 2006

    The New KKK not quite what you'd expect

  • Music

    October 14, 2004

    A Pair of Aces

    John Evans and Jesse Dayton drop career-defining records two weeks apart

  • News

    August 1, 2002

    Big John and Little Joe

    Space City's tallest and shortest musicians rule the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards

  • News

    May 16, 2002

    The Dutiful Son

    Galveston prosecutors say David Hisey stole more than $700,000 from his elderly parents, murdered them, then lived with their dead bodies. David says he did what his parents wanted.

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Rocker Robbery

    The theft of his trailer capped a bad week for John Evans

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Mount Coy

    South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards

  • Culture

    November 5, 1998

    Getting the Picture

    Winter Street Art Center focuses on photo-based art

  • News

    January 15, 1998

    The Trophy Son

    When Kyle Rutherford scored a touchdown, his parents cheered. When he threw a strike, they dreamed of college glory. And when he was benched, they took his high school to federal court.

  • News

    January 16, 1997

    Ashley Yount Can't Hear You

    When their daughter was ten months old, Julie and Greg Yount learned that she was profoundly deaf -- a diagnosis that forced them to confront profound questions of culture and identity

  • News

    November 3, 1994

    Turkeys (and Other Creatures) On the Ballot

    Quick! It's almost Election Day!! Do you know who your candidates are? Check this guide to the mother of all ballots!

  • Music

    October 6, 1994

    PSAs for the People

    Fried fish, jazz and Zappa memorabilia: Consume mass quantities

  • News

    September 1, 1994

    Diamond in the Rough

    Need a baseball fix? Hop over to Beaumont for Kerfeld's Frogs