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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  • Calendar

    January 16, 2014
  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Grandfather Child's Lucas Gorham On the Mend After Nasty Spill

    "Maaaaan, I'm doing OK," says Grandfather Child's Lucas Gorham over the phone. "A lot better than I was a couple of weeks ago, that's for sure." On Martin Luther King Day, the popular Houston roots/R&B band's vocalist/steel guitarist was riding his bicycle to his mom's house about ten miles away. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2013

    They're Back: The New Moon Tower Inn Has More Beer, Faster Dogs

    "What took so long?" asked a recent commenter regarding Moon Tower Inn's almost 18-month absence, pointing out that the East End hot dog stand looks -- at first glance -- largely unchanged. Here, still, is the canteen-style window that doubles as counter service and bar. The patio too is largely in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Turnovers, Inconsistency, Lack of Defense Hurt the Rockets During Losing Streak

    Sometimes, as the saying goes, you can't hit the ocean from the beach. During the Rockets' seven-game losing streak, which mercifully came to an end at Charlotte on Monday afternoon with a 100-96 Martin Luther King Day matinee win, the Rockets have been awful from the floor. James Harden has been sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Last Night: The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion at Fitzgerald's

    Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Weird Party Fitzgerald's January 21, 2013 "We use these instruments like jackhammers," says Jon Spencer, headlining Fitzgerald's with the Blues Explosion on the evening of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, leaving the venue's proverbial and literal ears ringing. The show wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Time to Steal the Donuts: Man Robs Two Donut Shops, Drops Cash Register While Fleeing Second

    In the pantheon of places would-be criminals have on their list of places to rob, I kinda feel like donut shop wouldn't be high on the list particularly before 7 a.m. on a federal holiday. Well, one man in Tyler decided that the early morning hours of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was the ideal time to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    MLK Day: What's Closed on Monday?

    Monday is the Martin Luther King Jr. Day federal holiday and there are quite a few things closed. Here's a rundown of what we know is closed and/or open. If you know of any things we missed, please add them in the comments. Most banks. The United States Post Office -- no mail delivery, except Expr ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Last Night: Ladysmith Black Mambazo

    During Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we were reminded how a strong and motivated speaker, his words, and his delivery can help change a nation. Last night, we were reminded how the power of the human voice in music can be an equally efficacious ability if mastered correctly. People tend to forget exac ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2012

    A God-Fearing Boogie Man

    Reverend K.M. Williams says the blues aren't the devil's music.

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Garden Fresh: Radishes

    Photo by John Kiely​A Master Gardener will know the ideal dates to plant and harvest each crop, but a Casual Tiller like myself requires a simpler scheme, so I go with holidays. Tomatoes and hot peppers go in after Valentine's Day; broccoli comes out on St. Pat's. Parsley and cilantro get pl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Teacher Taunts Muslim Student Over bin Laden Death

    Cross off another candidate.​A local high school algebra teacher has been suspended for making incredibly stupid comments to one of his students, taunting her that he bet she was grieving over Osama bin Laden's death. What? A humor-impaired math teacher? Something new every day. As KTRK seem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Ten Vintage St. Patrick's Day Cards with a Modern Twist

    Thursday is St. Patrick's Day, a day in which everyone can become Jose O'Gonzalez or Ron O'Kopecky if they wish as the world turns Irish for once a year to commemorate Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Most people who will be tipping a glass or soiling a toilet on March 17 will have no i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Saturday Night: Slim Thug, Z-Ro & J-Dawg At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Marco Torres​Slim Thug, Z-Ro, J-Dawg Arena Theatre January 22, 2011 Houstonians from the Northside, Southside and everywhere in between gathered at the Arena Theatre on Saturday night to celebrate two kings. January 17 was Martin Luther King Day, and the 19th was Southwest-side rapp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    MLK Boulevard, Houston: In Pictures

    Photos by Dawn McGee​Today, of course, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It seems every American city of any decent size (and minority population) has a street named after him. Writer Rob Walker has a blog featuring pictures of MLK Boulevards around the nation. We decided to do our part.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Top Eight Freedom Songs For MLK Day

    ​Rocks Off sincerely prays that those of you with today off are at least peripherally aware of why you have today off. For our annual MLK Day reflection this year, we thought we'd leave the songs about Dr. King to Bono, and instead share a few of our favorite songs that set his dream to music ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    Hustle Town

    Hustlers Brass Band brings hometown joie de vivre.

  • Calendar

    January 14, 2010
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    January 15, 2009

    MLK Day WonderWeek

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