Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. Who? In all likelihood you haven't heard much about Ryan James, but that's why we're ... More >>
The 11 best Houston records of 2013.
Ray Price, one of the singular voices of country music for 60 years, has passed away, according to country-music elder Bill Mack, who posted "Ray Price left for heaven about 4:43 p.m. Central time" on Facebook about 25 minutes ago. Price was 87, and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer a year a ... More >>
Legendary country singer Ray Price is not long for this world. But he's not quite gone yet. Earlier Sunday afternoon, reports of Price's death began surfacing on the Internet from news outlets including Country Weekly, Rolling Stone, USA Today and even Nashville's Tennessean -- none of them citing ... More >>
Homosexual rape, torture and a graveyard of dead boys. A filmmaker decides to step away from fiction and delve into Houston's infamous Dean Corll rape-torture-murder case.
Dan Patrick seems to have no issue with verbal altercation. The state senator, representing parts of northwest Houston, has gained quick notoriety for transferring his acidic on-air personality to the halls of Austin. He's offered crocodile tears for the students he purports to support. He's castiga ... More >>
A new doc explores the Texas Board of Education's fight against science, history.
When Steve Lipsky blamed fracking for turning his water well into a flamethrower, he set off an epic battle between the EPA and Texas.
Home away from homeMotor courts were all the rage in Texas back before the days of where chain motels became as common as Starbucks in a city. You were never quite sure what you were going to get -- tiny rooms with paper-thin walls and barely functioning a/c and plumbing, or nice-enough-for- ... More >>
Expect some awkward moments at the State Board of Education next week as new chair Barbara Cargill defends herself against videotaped remarks she made that are now being circulated by the Texas Freedom Network. The Texas Freedom Network, which advocates for separation of church and state and oppo ... More >>
Standing in a front yard chatting.An off-duty Houston school district cop who was visiting relatives on the south side was shot in a drive-by, police say. The officer's name has not been released, but HISD says he's worked there for almost six years. He was in the 3800 block of Mt. Pleasant ... More >>
Robert Logan: Meth and a Bible.Robert Keith Logan was one of the more unusual suspects the Titus County drug cops had ever snared in one of their Northeast Texas buy-busts. "Sometimes people don't look the way you think they would look if they're selling dope," Titus County Sheriff Tim Ingra ... More >>
Crisis care for the mentally ill crumbles under the weight of not enough money, too much beauracracy
Railcar killing news overlooked Leafie. Her neighbors didn't.
Former Lieutenant Governor Bill Hobby fights on for better, more diverse education in Texas