Mark Aguirre

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    NBA Retro Zapruder Of The 1985 NBA Draft Lottery

    In the 80's hit movie Stand By Me, there's a scene where the four main characters, teenage boys (including a young Corey Feldman!), are sitting around a campfire and one of them (Gordie) tells a story about a fat kid named Lard Ass participating in a blueberry pie eating contest at the county fair. ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    Kyle Scott: Opponents of Lone Star College System Trustee Candidate Want Everyone to Know He Was Found Liable for Punching a 78-Year-old Man in the Face

    Opponents of Lone Star College School System trustee candidate Kyle Scott are circulating a YouTube clip of a man who won a civil suit accusing Scott of punching him in the face in 2009. Scott, a professor of political science at the University of Houston, had originally been charged with striking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    University of Houston's Lame Attempt to Distract From Recent Robberies

    Hair Balls is used to receiving one or two (hundred) moronic press releases a month, but the one issued today by University of Houston flacks needs to be publicly addressed for its singular ingenuousness. The release praises the university's new police chief, Ceaser Moore, for firing three cops who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    UH Police: Six-Paragraph Report Criticizes Nonexistent Drug Testing, Low Morale

    Supervisors should have been aware of Ann O'Donnell's coke use, report says.​Supervisors of a University of Houston police officer who had cocaine in her system when she was killed in a one-car accident while responding to an emergency call last December knew or should have known of her "fitne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    We Live In A World Where Dallas Has Won An NBA Title: Five Things to Consider

    Old school Mavs​Way, way back in the day, when we lived in Dallas -- more or less against our will -- we were Dallas Maverick fans. The Dallas Morning News' offices were a block or two from Reunion Arena, and Mark Aguirre and Roy Tarpley were there to he enjoyed. The Mavs never made it over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2010

    Game Time: Ten Historically Significant March Madness Buzzer Beaters

    In my effort to help everyone prepare for March Madness, I bring you the second installment of the March Madness Preview. (Click here for yesterday's first installment -- you know the part with my picks and what not.) Today, we look at some of the most historical buzzer beaters in tournament histo ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    $50K Between Friends

    A donation stirs things up at LULAC

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    December 26, 2002

    Year of the Yao Woo

    The crazy times in 2002 Kmart raids, Olympian losses, stadium mania and more - now make sense. Houston was just mining Ming.

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    September 5, 2002

    Myths and Legends

    The officers didn't know, their supervisors didn't know, the police chief didn't know. Oh, tell me another one. Tell me a Kmart story, please.

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    August 29, 2002

    Olympic Moments

    A marathon through the downtown tunnel, a rowing venue in a flooded Katy Freeway, the javelina throw -- how splendid, how Houston!

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    July 18, 2002

    Three Stooges?

    Plus: Aid for AIDS, No Dogfight, Boys of Brazil

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    July 18, 2002

    Curses, Foiled Again!

    A captain makes dog patties out of HPD's punishment for his profanity

  • News

    June 27, 2002

    The War Within

    Mark Aguirre is an aggressive Houston cop who won civilian support by fighting crime. But the abrasive captain could lose his biggest battle: the one raging over him in HPD itself.

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    HPD Blue

    The chief himself gets caught in the police crackdown on in-house profanity