So, it seems that the city of Houston rates right around "pretty darn mediocre" when it comes to supporting LGBT folks, according to a new report by the The Human Rights Campaign. HRC, the nation's largest LGBT civil rights organization, released its third annual report assessing LGBT equality in ... More >>
Let's all stop embarrassing Texas now, please.
Texas, we're starting to earn our reputation. When we look at the recent headlines out of Texas that have made national news, it's pretty easy to see why folks outside the Lone Star state think that we all ride our horses to work. Our antics are becoming the punch line for national jokes, and real ... More >>
The NBA's D-League's playoffs begin this week and, for interested Rocket fans, just know that your Rio Grande Vipers are taking on a bunch of things called the Maine Red Claws (presumably with Mr. Krabs as their mascot). Barring a last minute wager (Can you wager on the D-League?), the extent of my ... More >>
Martin Villanueva didn't mind the first time his tires were punctured. He knew how to repair the drill-holes -- take a nail, take a bit of adhesive, and call it good. He was frustrated, sure. But these things happen. Random day, random car. Then, it happened again. Nails, adhesive, frustration. And ... More >>
Although the phrasing makes it sound like a military campaign, make no mistake about the Twin Shadow Takes Texas tour: This is a celebration of a state whose fans have been supportive of the music and played host to some of Twin Shadow's best shows. Part of a larger national tour, this Texas swing ... More >>
A 21-year-old Houston woman has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for using false information to purchase at least 15 AK-47-type weapons over a two-month period. Nayely Ruby Herrera, 21, made her purchases at a Valley gun store called The Armory, located in McAllen. "During trial, th ... More >>
City Council Member Helena Brown's volunteer "senior adviser" William Park, who was barred from the investment industry last year and has come under criticism for his apparent influence over the councilwoman, owes the Internal Revenue Service $339,160 in federal liens, raising significant ethical co ... More >>
Jose Maravilla: Taking care of himself.We here at Hair Balls are not a squeamish lot. We make no pretensions towards being a "family newspaper." Hell, as a blog, we are not even a newspaper at all. We are gonna go ahead and assume that the opposite is true at The Monitor, the daily paper in ... More >>
Tiffany Young-Hartley: QuestionsOctober certainly came in like a lion for residents of the Rio Grande Valley. On October 1, news broke of the alleged murder of an American jet-skier on border-straddling, allegedly freshwater-pirate-infested Falcon Lake. A recap for those who don't want to clic ... More >>
Photos by Brittanie SheyChristopher Gerniottis of Zakary Thaks (left) joins Austin's Ugly Beats In February, Magnolia City Mixtape mentioned a piece in Texas Monthly about the storied history of garage rock in Texas written by Aftermath nerd-crush Michael Hall. (His reporting has gotten men on de ... More >>
Flatline feat. Trae, "Fuckin With Texas" @ Yahoo! Video Back in 2007, we came across a hip-hop video on YouTube that featured Trae, so naturally, we eagerly clicked on it. The track starts off with a sick Bun B sample. "You fuckin with Texas, you fuckin' with the best/ I ain't hard to find/ I'm in T ... More >>
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Stay true to Pantera. They're true to you.
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The question is why
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A Vinson & Elkins lawyer wins a big one for a death row inmate