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Mark White

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2014

    Heights Guitar Tech Fills Big Gap In Gear-Repair Scene

    There's a great music scene and a lot of gigging musicians living in Houston, but few places to get musical equipment fixed when time is a factor. When I was playing in bands a few years back, any problem with a guitar or one of my amps meant I had two basic options: take it to one of the guitar sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    Parents and Students Ask Houston ISD to Leave Their Magnet Schools Alone

    In the penultimate episode before the upcoming June 19 school board decision on changing the Houston ISD magnet school funding formula, a number of parents and students turned out last night to ask the question: if these programs are working so well why does HISD want to destroy them? "I am a sing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Dan Patrick Isn't Alone; Here Are More Examples of Texas Political Mudslinging

    Political fights can get ugly, but the grappling over who will get the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor got particularly unsightly last Friday. Up until then, both the remaining candidates, State Sen. Dan Patrick and current Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, had done their best to embarrass and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Denies Duane Buck a New Sentencing Hearing

    The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has denied Duane Buck's appeal for a new sentencing, meaning an execution date can be set if the Harris County District Attorney's Office chooses to seek an execution date. Buck was sentenced to death by lethal injection in 1997 for the murders of his ex-girlfrie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Was Duane Buck Sentenced to Death Because He's Black? Will It Matter?

    During Duane Buck's 1997 murder trial in Harris County, a psychologist told the jury that Buck was more likely to be a danger to society because he was black. This would be a huge deal in pretty much any legal situation, but the statement had more direct life or death ramifications in Buck's trial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Former Texas Governor Mark White Joins Others Calling For a Proper Sentence for Duane Buck, Since the Last One was a Tad Bit Racist

    During Duane Buck's 1997 hearing for shooting and killing his girlfriend, a psychologist claimed that Buck was more of a danger because he was a black man. He was spared from lethal injection in 2011, because of that claim. Enter former Texas Governor Mark White, who thinks that the racist claims a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Spin Doctors' Houstonian Bassist Talks Grooves, Kryptonite

    ​Though they've often been unfairly characterized as strictly a "jam band," The Spin Doctors were in fact one of the more underrated acts of the '90s, particularly as a live unit. The group's 1991 debut, Pocket Full of Kryptonite, proved a commercial smash with songs like "Little Miss Can't Be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Terry Grier Girds His Loins And Wants You to Do the Same

    Photos by Margaret DowningFormer Governor Mark White with Terry Grier​Declaring "we can't afford to press the pause button on our children's education," Houston ISD Superintendent Terry Grier vowed to continue doing the things he believes have to be done, even if the Texas economy is in the cr ... More >>

  • News

    January 13, 2011

    Expanding Class Size

    Readers discuss "The Whipping Boy."

  • News

    December 30, 2010

    The Whipping Boy

    How did class size limits become the symbol of an unnecessary luxury in our schools?

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2010

    Today Is Baylor Day In Houston. Act Accordingly

    Baylor Day comes with certain rules​Things you probably didn't know: Today is Baylor Day in Houston -- with a fancy proclamation and everything. It all has to do with the Texas Bowl, in which Baylor is making its return to post-season football after a long absence. (If you're aware of how dif ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Annise Parker Appoints Committee To Study Continental Merger; Problem Solved

    Some mellow mood music for the panel​Continental Airline's decision to merge with United and base itself out of Chicago wasn't very good news.But fret not: A committee has been appointed to study the situation.Mayor Annise Parker has announced the economic impact of the merger will be examined by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    HPMA Aftermath: D.R.U.M., Black Dog, Brian's Johnson, Mighty Orq, Tontons, Southern Backtones and Sharks and Sailors

    D.R.U.M./photos by Jim Bricker D.R.U.M. got things moving at Venue with an explosive world-beat set that steadily drew more people into the stage area; most of those who walked in the doors stuck around for the duration of the show. The group truly took the audience all over the map, layering regga ... More >>

  • Music

    July 24, 2008

    2008 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase

    A preview of the 60 bands and five DJs that are taking over downtown this weekend

  • Year End

    December 28, 2006

    Your Lucky Night

    Where to celebrate New Year's Eve 2006

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    January 17, 2002

    Bad Breath

    Plus: Courting the Vote, Taking Aim

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Clinic at Death's Door

    With a local Democratic Party official at the helm, an AIDS agency nears collapse

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    The Bench Warmer

    After two defeats by voters, will Bob Burdette finally lose his black robe to a DWI?

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    Graham's Goree Details

    The government stands Pat in its high-profile cases. And Pat pursues his freedom.

  • News

    November 2, 2000

    Lonesome Donkey

    Refusing to switch, Andell fights for his bench

  • News

    May 25, 2000

    Here's Johnny

    Reformed and reborn, the man now pushes the word of God, not drugs. So why does it still feel like the Johnny Binder Show?

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Zoned Out

    An A.G.'s opinion only adds to the questions over Houston's special tax districts

  • News

    October 7, 1999

    Double Image

    Does selling George W. Bush mean Mark McKinnon has sold out?

  • News

    September 9, 1999

    Working Every Angle

    The city of Houston is exploiting loopholes in state law to lavish big bucks on private developers

  • News

    February 5, 1998

    A Question of Life

    Doctors told Mark and Karla Miller their unborn daughter would face a life of pain and illness. Then, against the Millers' wishes, Woman's Hospital did everything it could to keep the newborn alive. Last month, after an extraordinary trial in a Houston co

  • Dining

    October 30, 1997

    The Not-So-Grand Canyon

    At Post Oak and Westheimer, Mark Miller meets Wally World

  • News

    March 28, 1996

    The Brothers Graham (Part I)

    Once upon a time in Humble, there lived two guys named Pat and Mike. They had a way of making people believe, and those people included some of Texas' highest public officials. While it turned out that their stories usually were just too good to be true,

  • News

    March 28, 1996

    The Brother Graham (Part II)

    Once upon a time in Humble, there lived two guys named Pat and Mike. They had a way of making people believe, and those people included some of Texas' highest public officials. While it turned out that their stories usually were just too good to be true

  • News

    September 14, 1995
  • News

    March 2, 1995

    All About Elyse

    After years of making Mayor Bob presentable, Houston's First Lady is ready to get serious. Seriously.

  • Dining

    January 19, 1995
  • News

    December 29, 1994

    Condoms! Homosexuals! Lesbian Adoption!

    After a vicious campaign, the religious right is poised to push its agenda on the State Board of Education

  • News

    December 8, 1994

    Hanging the Judge

    Lupe Salinas made a lot of friends on his journey from a Rio Grande Valley childhood to becoming a dogged prosecutor and respected state district judge. Until he was tapped for a federal judgeship, he never knew how many enemies he had.

  • News

    November 24, 1994

    Pro Bono Publico

    A Vinson & Elkins lawyer wins a big one for a death row inmate

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