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    August 11, 2014

    Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at The Woodlands, 8/10/2014

    Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Feat. Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Suicide SIlence, etc. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 10, 2014 August 10 was a date Houston headbangers had circled on their calendars. The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival, North America's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Fancy Some Tea? Here's All You Need To Know

    After a fairly mild fall and a deceptively warm December, winter finally decided to wallop us with some mighty chilly weather. Fortunately, our weather won't be so cold that we'll be forced indoors by the possibility of frozen flesh like folks in other parts of the country. And while warmer temperat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    Cat Power at Scout Bar, 12/12/2013

    Cat Power, Nico Turner Scout Bar December 12, 2013 It's always fascinating to hear stories of concerts past from friends, parents and grandparents, because like watching a movie or visiting a museum, each artist only gets a few hours to make an impression. But unlike other activities, nearly every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    One Short of a Six-Pack: Five Great Beer Songs Written By Texans

    Beer has nothing to prove to you. The sudsy stuff has been around nearly 10,000 years by some estimates, and has played a critical role in building civilizations and maintaining life itself, according to various historians and scientists. Still, like an honors student aiming for valedictorian and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Last Night: Justice at House of Blues

    Justice House of Blues October 28, 2012 "They told me if I brought out this flag they would kick me out," says a guy dressed like Hunter S. Thompson sitting next to me on the balcony last night at Justice. In his cargo pocket was a large French flag, in honor of the French electro duo who made thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    The 5 Best Discount Kitchen Items to Buy at T.J. Maxx and Marshalls

    I love Williams-Sonoma and Sur La Table as much as the next person, but I don't always love their prices. Wandering around the two stores and gawking at the beautiful displays can easily occupy my entire afternoon. But as soon as I'm through, I head to T.J. Maxx or Marshalls to get my actual kitchen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Marshall Middle School Mom's Shoot 'Em Up Threat Not Surprising, Says Former Employee

    A former employee tells Hair Balls that the incident involving a mom who threatened to shoot up Marshall Middle School is just the tip of the iceberg at the "troubled and confused" institution. "When I was there, there were a lot of pissed-off parents coming in every day and the administration did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Bartender Chat: Brant Miller of Royal Oak

    This week, I stopped into Royal Oak to chat with Brant, a.k.a. "The Marshall." Inspired by some Civil War documentaries he had been watching a few weeks ago, Brant cultivated a mustache and chops, adorned his vest with a badge, and got behind the bar. He said that as the night wore on, folks started ... More >>

  • Music

    December 8, 2011
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    November 4, 2011

    Did The Cougars Run Up The Score On Rice? Does It Really Matter?

    Photo by Fred TraskRun it up, says Case​I've got a friend who is just starting out as a sports agent. His sport is football. It appears that there's this pre-season list of college players that is put together by scouts that can be purchased by agents. And this list provides the pre-season ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    The Coogs Go 13-0. Does Anyone Notice?

    Don't get your hopes up, Coogs.​After their impressive win over East Carolina this weekend, talk in Cougar Town is that the team is set to run the table and go undefeated. Such talk has occurred before, of course, like in 2009 when it beat Oklahoma State and a strong Texas Tech team early in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Eddie and Sharon Nichols: Prominent East Texas Cop/Pastor and Wife Charged with Sex Crime

    Authorities in the east Texas town of Marshall say a local cop / pastor and his wife, an assistant clerk in the county clerk's office, committed indecency with a child by contact. Huey Edwards "Eddie" Nichols Jr., 49, and his wife Sharon Nichols, 33, were arrested Friday. Police there say the arre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    Each week, we put together a sampler plate of the most interesting links from both local and national food blogs. Know a blog we should be paying particular attention to? Leave the address in the comments section below. Robb Walsh: Robb has been on a barbecue vision quest throughout the South -- ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    All 12 UH Football Games On Air Or Online This Year

    A, ummmm, wide variety of viewing methods​If you've got a TV screen or a computer, you can watch every second of UH Cougar football this coming season, the school announced today. The catch is you have to have CBS's college-sports channel and CSS in your cable/dish/whatever package. But if yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Lyrical Advice For The Class Of 2011

    "Move back in with your parents! Let them worry about you!"​There will be no guitars and Marshall stacks at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion this weekend, just "Pomp and Circumstance." As the Class of 2011 walks across the stage soon to be occupied by Peter Gabriel, Widespread Panic and Ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Rice Thunders Past Marshall, Sweeps the Herd

    John RoyalRice pitcher Austin Kubitza with another dominating performance on Friday.​The Final Four dominated the attention of the sports media this weekend, rightly or wrongly. But while that whole NCAA exercise, especially UConn and Kentucky, was making a mockery of the concept of amateur a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Houston and Rice Pray for a Miracle As C-USA Tournament Starts Today

    John RoyalHouston Cougars coach James Dickey​The Houston Cougars and Rice Owls men's basketball teams take to the court again today. Possibly for the last time. Possibly for the start of a miracle run. And while the Owls eagerly look for such a run to happen, using the Cougars of last year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    On the Cleaning and Care of Copper

    Photo by Katharine ShilcuttWho needs a $70 bowl stand when you have accidentally if lovingly made dents that serve the same purpose?​Outside of your classic cast iron cookware, one of the best investments you can make -- especially if you're a baker -- is in copper. It conducts and holds heat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Cougars Come Close, But Close Isn't Good Enough

    John RoyalZamal Nixon looks for the open guy in the first half​Basketball teams don't win games they let the opponent shoot 50 percent from the floor. They also don't win basketball games when they miss 12 of 31 free throw shots. Or take ill-advised three-point shots when hanging on to a one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Stuff You Should Know About: Maddox Brothers And Rose

    "America's Most Colorful Hillbilly Band" ​Lonesome, Onry and Mean was watching a YouTube of Merle Haggard's "Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man)" recently and, as he introduced the song, Merle commented that the inspiration for the song was the Maddox Brothers and Rose. According to Hag, "No one rem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    Veal. That's right, hippies, VEAL. And it was FRIGGING DELICIOUS.​ Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where all jokes are served up fried in a light, crispy breading with a side of coleslaw. We started the week off right, with some hilariously bungled recipes from one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Gourmet Goodies at Marshall's

    ​To some, a discount warehouse may not seem like the ideal place to accomplish any of your grocery shopping for the week. But I've long been a fan of scouring the aisles at places like Tuesday Morning, T.J. Maxx and Marshall's for deals on gourmet goodies like Sarabeth jams and exotic coffees ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2010

    UH Makes Matters Clear In The Confusing C-USA Tournament: They Suck

    Photo courtesy UHYou had a bad day......​The scoreboard at Cougar Field appeared to suffer a malfunction last night. There was "one" run showing for Rice in the first-inning column, yet under the total runs column, the number was "11."The problem was that the top of the first inning had just ende ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    UH And Rice Improve Their Outlooks In C-USA's Confusing Tournament (We Think)

    Photo courtesy UHGoodnight had all the support a pitcher needs​After yesterday's opening Conference USA tournament baseball games, only one thing is clear: if Southern Miss and Houston win today, then they're playing for the C-USA title on Saturday game and none of Friday's games will matter.But t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    C-USA's Post-Season Tournament: Kind Of Pointless

    Meaningless exhibition games in the post-season? Great idea​Conference USA has been making a big deal out of the fact that all six teams advancing to its postseason baseball tournament, starting today at Cougar Field, are guaranteed of playing three games. What conference officials fail to point o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Rice, UH Battle Weather And C-USA Rivals As Tournament Looms

    Photo courtesy UHCoogs are hoping for a miracle​The weather caused some major havoc to the Houston-area college baseball season this past weekend as both the Houston Cougars and Rice Owls, playing big series with important post-season implications, waited out rain-outs, delays, and bizarre game ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    The Week In TV: Just Let The Office Go With Dignity, Please

    ​The humidity is back, the TV season's almost over, and I need a non-gay way to ask you to go camping with me. This was the week in TV Land: • I saw Conan O'Brien in Austin on Friday. He took his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour through the state briefly, stopping in ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Rice Coach Wayne Graham: He Reads The Message Boards

    Take THAT, internet commenters!!​Here's a little note for you Rice Owl baseball fans who like to post on the message boards. Coach Wayne Graham likes to read your little postings. But here's the thing, he doesn't always agree with what you write. And he's hoping that, after last night's 16-9 win o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Coogs Stay Alive, Beating Marshall

    Photo courtesy UH​The Houston Cougars were coming off a two-game losing streak, and they were playing the Marshall Thundering Herd, one of the surprise teams of C-USA (but also coming off a two-game losing streak). With the losing streak, the Cougars were falling out of contention in C-USA, and a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010

    "Jonathan Marshall: Double Vision”

    Austin’s Art Palace relocates to Houston

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    November 30, 2009

    This Week In TV: Idol's Coming, Whether You're Ready or Not

    My car's in the shop, I can't figure what season it is, and I don't know what to do about the Indians in the lobby. This was Thanksgiving week in TV Land: • Glee is going bye-bye for a while. The last episode of the year will air on December 9, completing the original 13-episode order, and the s ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    Into HISD's Bold New Future, With A Superintendent Who Doesn't Speak Spanish

    ​As expected, HISD named Terry Grier its new superintendent at a press conference earlier today. We went to the press conference to find out why Grier was selected, considering his job history is what some people might call shaky. A state senator told us earlier today, "It makes me wonder what kin ... More >>

  • Music

    March 5, 2009
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    February 26, 2009

    Woman Who Stabbed Husband 200 Times May Get New Punishment Hearing, This Time Without A Dramatic Re-Enactment

    Photo courtesy Marshall WiceSusan Wright, the woman who killed her husband and whose trial featured a prosecutor tying another to a bed and pretending to stab him 200 times, may get a new sentence.Wright stabbed her husband for real and then tried to hide his body; her attorney argued that she had s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008
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    April 20, 2008

    This Just In: Cat Power Cancels

    Cat Power, Jenny Lewis’ main rival for the fantasy attentions of besotted indie boys, injured her vocal cords last week and has canceled several upcoming shows on her current tour, including Tuesday’s performance at Warehouse Live. Pitchfork reported Friday that Cat Power, the New York-based s ... More >>

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    February 7, 2008

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    February 9, 2006

    Cat Power

    The Greatest

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    September 16, 2004
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    March 18, 2004

    A Nashville Star Is Born

    Former Richmond Strip denizen Sheila Marshall makes it all the way to Music City

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    August 28, 2003

    Type O Negative

    Wednesday, September 3

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    February 6, 2003

    Massive Attack

    100th Window (Virgin)

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001

    Best Quote

    Anna Nicole Smith

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    July 26, 2001


    The Cult

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    March 16, 2000
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    March 16, 2000

    Mommy's little angel

    Marshall Ball can't talk. So he listens to God. Everyone else listens to Marshall.

  • News

    August 5, 1999

    News Hostage

    This Gun's For Hire

  • News

    November 5, 1998

    Fugitive Justice

    Gary Robert Williams's violent career began spectacularly 29 years ago. This is the story of how one determined U.S. marshal brought it to an end.

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    May 7, 1998
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