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  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    Wounded Marine Veteran Getting Mortgage-Free Home Today

    A wounded U.S. Marine Corps veteran will receive a mortgage-free home today, courtesy of The Texans Sentinels Foundation and Bank of America in Alvin. Bandera native Nick Perales lost his right leg and fractured his left after an improvised explosive device incident in Afghanistan in February 2011. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    The Eight Toughest Soldiers Texas Ever Produced (Featuring Heroism, Betrayal & Many Dead Bodies)

    Audie Murphy, starring in the story of his own life​Our war heroes are presented to us in different varieties. There are those we create for ourselves, in the mold of what we think a hero should be: David Crockett (nobody but Walt Disney called him Davey), astride the ramparts at the Alamo goi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Last Night: Merle Haggard At Mo's Place

    Photos by Jason Wolter​Merle Haggard Mo's Place November 7, 2010 Next month, President Obama will look on while Willie Nelson inducts Merle Haggard into the Kennedy Center ring of honor, our nation's artistic equivalent of a Purple Heart. A glance at the Hag's tour calendar could offer a sma ... More >>

  • News

    September 23, 2010


    Renowned forensics experts say a Pinal County deputy's high-profile tale about getting shot after encountering drug smugglers doesn't add up

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    Texas State Rep Goes All Hollywood With Matt Damon

    ​We expected nothing more than "Bourne in Iraq" from Green Zone, but we were pleasantly surprised. Although the movie didn't delve too far into the juicy tales of utter administration incompetence that the book did, it still delivered a good bit of entertainment and a fair recapping of the WMD sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    Army Chaplain Has Plenty Of Medals, But Can't Get Insurance For His Kids

    When it comes to being covered by your insurance company, years of dedicated service in the Army and all the Purple Hearts in the world don't mean squat. At least that's what one decorated Iraq War serviceman says he's finding out.According to a lawsuit recently filed in Houston federal court, Major ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Scenes From The Polls: The GOP In The Fifth Ward!

    It was an early day of voting for Nino and Anita Garcia. The 64-year-old Nino, retired from the Army, dropped his wife off at Scroggins Elementary in the Fifth Ward at about a quarter to six. As a judge, Anita had to check the seals on the machines, put up signs and sample ballots, and generally ma ... More >>

  • News

    October 16, 2008

    John McCain's Neglected Veterans

    The candidate's fame is based on his POW status, but he has abandoned his fellow veterans time and time again

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008
  • News

    August 5, 2004

    Case Closed

    Wal-Mart finds the ultimate bargain: beating a family's $20 million verdict

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003

    Arms and Race

    Manny Garcia fought both the Viet Cong and racial prejudice

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    50 Cent

    Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

  • Music

    January 16, 2003

    The Queen Bee

    Pam Kelly hopes to get a Buzz going about local music

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    Man's New Best Friend

    In the wake of September 11, security dogs have become must-have items. Prices have skyrocketed. There aren't enough German shepherds.

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    Left For Dead

    Tracey Deel was shot a dozen times by two teens who wanted her car. She dragged herself the length of three football fields determined not to be just another homocide statistic.

  • News

    December 30, 1999

    The Good, the Bad, the Imprisoned

    Houston's best politicos were not always the ones elected -- or the ones who stayed in office

  • News

    December 17, 1998

    Coming Down to the Liar

    The second sting trial ends where the investigation began

  • News

    May 28, 1998
  • News

    May 21, 1998

    Blowing Smoke at Hotel Six

    If Betti was Dorothy, and the FBI was the Wizard, who was Toto?