Houston police officer James Taylor really wants you to know one thing about local cops: HPD is not the National Security Agency, "nor are we the federal government." Taylor repeated the mantra several times in testimony before the Texas Senate's State Affairs Committee this week, insisting effort ... More >>
While the United States decides their fate, asylum seekers sit in immigration detention.
I'm not sure which is more annoying, some jerk not paying attention while waiting in line at the bank or the post office because he's on the phone or the little sign at these places telling customers to stay off the phone while in line. But, I think I may have found the most irritating version of th ... More >>
The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply.
It's one of America's worst-kept secrets. In a nation that purports to be the freest in the world -- save for when it comes to, say, gay marriage or drug usage -- the United States also boasts far and away the highest incarceration of not simply any developed nation, but of any country in the entire ... More >>
After several weeks' hiatus, I fired up the DVR last night to something of a nasty surprise: the new Rob Schneider vehicle Rob, the forward-thinking sitcom about a white man making jokes about his Mexican in-laws, is the new lead-in for PoI. CBS apparently hopes proximity will allow some of the rati ... More >>
It's a well-known fact that most band names are essentially gobbledygook, but here at Rocks Off we're trying hard to find meaning in the oddest monikers. Craig Hlavaty called us into his office, which is little more than a refrigerator box with Lady Gaga lyrics scrawled on the sides and an ... More >>
Tom Cruise, please stop talking.
Ray Charles, Bill Cosby -- even herself -- Wanda Sykes dogs 'em all
In Ang Lee's Hulk, the big green guy gets existential
Enemy of the State parallels special prosecutor plots
Gary Robert Williams's violent career began spectacularly 29 years ago. This is the story of how one determined U.S. marshal brought it to an end.
A vigorous advocate for teachers and the bane of HISD administrators, confrontational union boss Gayle Fallon wields a growing power over the direction of Houston's public schools
Did the U.S. government spend $2 million just to nail little guys like David Proctor?