Milby High School

  • News

    February 20, 2014

    The Greater Houston Senior Football Showcase Gives Players a Free Chance to Change Their Lives

    The high school senior football combine gives kids a free chance for scouts to have a look and maybe help them finance college in Division II, III and NAIA.

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Rest(aurants) In Peace: Notable Closings of 2012

    Some restaurants just couldn't wait for the Mayan apocalypse on December 21, 2012 and decided to implode all on their own, while other restaurants simply expired of old age and waning interest in a city that's constantly chasing after the next big thing. Instead of a toast to the restaurants we'll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Sam Ray of Republic National

    Eating...Our Words has embarked on a project to profile 100 Houston culinarians of all fields, practices, careers and backgrounds. This isn't a Best of Houston list, it's not a 100 Favorites list and it's not in any particular order. Instead, the Eating...Our Words 100 is a way to introduce our read ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 20, 2012

    A Fire at the Broken Spoke

    Roy de la Garza on what's next.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Roy de la Garza on The Broken Spoke Fire and What's Next

    Roy de la Garza was already having a bad month before a fire destroyed his restaurant: His partner at The Broken Spoke Cafe, Catherine Duwez, had left unexpectedly to start a rival Belgian restaurant a few months prior, and business was down. "Cathy kind of threw us for a loop when she went over to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Fire at The Broken Spoke Cafe: Photos of the Aftermath

    Read about yesterday's fire at The Broken Spoke Cafe and see pictures/video from the scene. Until yesterday afternoon, The Broken Spoke Cafe was the tidy little bistro seen above. This morning, the restaurant sits shuttered after sustaining heavy fire and smoke damage when the abandoned duplex next ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    The Broken Spoke Goes Up in Smoke: Pictures and Video

    UPDATE: A press release from the Houston Fire Department appears below. The Broken Spoke Cafe caught fire this afternoon around 3 p.m. and was still blazing around 3:45 p.m., when at least eight Houston Fire Department ladder trucks were hard at work putting the flames out. It is not known at this ... More >>

  • News

    January 5, 2012

    The 2011 Houston Press Crimes of the Year

    From a fake vampire to a getaway guy in a wheelchair, a defendant peeing in court to a cop-car backseat blow job, it's been a wild year.

  • News

    December 29, 2011

    The 2011 Houston Press Crimes of the Year

    From a fake vampire to a getaway guy in a wheelchair, a defendant peeing in court to a cop-car backseat blow job, it's been a wild year.

  • News

    December 15, 2011

    WWJD? Hit and Run

    Driver gives religion, not help.

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Aida Hillen: Lobbed Christian Pamphlet at Kid She Ran Over, Then Drove Away (Allegedly)

    FacebookAida Hillen: Christian of the Year​What would Jesus do if he hit a youth with His car, asked the kid if he was okay, and got "no" for an answer? If you answered, "Toss him a book about Himself, peel out, and haul ass like the Dukes of Hazzard," you are cut from the same religious clot ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2011

    War Zoned

    Who knew historic preservation could ignite so much neighborhood drama?

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Milton Bradley: Latino Hip-Hop History Not A Game

    ​Well, he started off as Doom The Strange and he was one of several underground Latino hip-hop artists in the 90s, but as he got older he shed the rap skin and now sports an R&B coat. And he changed his name. Several artists have gotten at Rocks Off about Milton Bradley. "Milton Bradley this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    The Schools Of Houston Are (Allegedly) Filled With Ghosts

    If you're looking for a little Hump Day time waster, we suggest, which lists haunted locales across the country. Houston has a bunch of them.Many on the site are ones we've heard before - the Spaghetti Warehouse, La Carafe, the old Jeff Davis Hospital, various cemeteries - which are a ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2009
  • News

    August 19, 2004

    Double Trouble

    Juan Diaz just wanted his citizenship. The feds wanted a drug-running felon.

  • News

    October 24, 2002

    Cram Shop

    A-Plus makes the money even if students don't make the grade

  • News

    June 6, 2002

    South Park Monster

    Fans saw Carlos Coy as the invincible rapper, the gangsta who could become an icon for outcast Hispanics everywhere. But they didn't know his weakness -- young girls did.

  • News

    February 28, 2002


    A loving mother drowned her children. It's hard to believe no one could stop her.

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    The Hitch

    Matrimonial safe haven hits Harris County. But the INS honeymoon ends with April.

  • News

    November 2, 2000


    Wretched Research, Godwin's On Target, Culture Jocks

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    The Connection

    Bright and intense but undocumented, Bob could have been just another immigrant laborer. Then he met Susan Lieberman.

  • News

    September 28, 2000

    Grave Importance

    Old cemeteries rarely die. They just get buried under weeds, development and indifference.

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Class Cops

    After Columbine, has HISD gone overboard trying to make schools safer?

  • News

    April 27, 2000
  • News

    October 22, 1998

    Partners for Pay

    Young women taxi-dance for dollars, at the price of innocence lost

  • News

    November 20, 1997
  • News

    November 6, 1997
  • News

    October 23, 1997
  • News

    October 9, 1997

    The Unchanging Face of Milby

    For more than 70 years, Milby High School has educated working class kids from the East End. In the early 1960s, I was one of them. I recently went back to Milby to see not what had changed, but what, if anything, remained.

  • Music

    November 28, 1996

    Wild Things

    With a stiff dose of vatobilly, the Flamin' Hellcats aim to cure rock and roll of what ails it

  • Music

    August 18, 1994

    Fairness Doctrine

    In music, as in law, David Rodriguez tries to fit things together

  • Calendar

    December 2, 1993