TaShawn Thomas dreams of one day becoming a professional after college. He's a junior and a forward on the University of Houston's men's basketball team. Without his scholarship he wouldn't be in college, he says. With the money he receives his housing and food are paid for. Still, he thinks it wou ... More >>
See Lone Star Board President Randy Bates' comments at the end of this post. Go to the website (unless they've changed it) of the Lone Star College System in Houston, type in the word chancellor in the search box and you'll find out their chancellor, Dr. Richard Carpenter, has a degree from the pre ... More >>
Schools are finally getting tougher on gay bullying.
The Texas Attorney General's Office says a drugmaker lied in order to push an antipsychotic on foster children. So why are kids as young as three still taking the drug?
Here's a riddle: If the Texas Attorney General sues a drug manufacturer for allegedly lying about the safety and efficacy of one of its antipsychotics, why would the state agency that oversees the foster care system still allow that drug to be given to kids as young as three? Why would the s ... More >>
How has pork inspired you today? Many of us have lived the better part of our lives believing pork to be "The Other White Meat." In fact, a 2000 study by Northwestern University found the slogan to be the fifth most recognizable tagline in the history of modern advertising. Yet last summer th ... More >>
Want a worthy Super Bowl pick? In the words of Wesley Snipes in 1992's Passenger 57, "Always bet on black," ... and yellow. Don't thank Rocks Off for that profitable betting tip. Thank Wiz Khalifa, who is going to bring glory back to his frigid blue-collar hometown of Pittsburgh. It's only ... More >>
Better than Boston or San Francisco!The online Forbes empire never tires of putting together lists that rank American cities in any number of categories, all in the vain hope that media in the city named number one will write about -- DAMN! Fell for it again!!Okay, we'll give them an item, since ... More >>
Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
The University of Houston's Communication Department has taken bold, groundbreaking steps to preserve the study of journalism for future generations.It just depends on how you define "journalism."The Daily Cougar, the student newspaper, recently inked a sweet deal with a local company called Inverte ... More >>
A Houston-area man leads the fight against the ban on gays in the military
A decade and a half of devilish deeds and die-hard journalism
Is Yvette Lacobie really a terrorist? Did legislators really mean to kick kids out for a butter knife? Is zero tolerance really stupid? (No, maybe and yes.)
Born in a city quick to bury its past, Sandi Wisenberg still grapples with her own
Undertaker Jay Herman shot his lover, Edwina Prosen, to death in 1991. That's the only thing he and her family have agreed on since.
And other signs that Texas Monthly's brain trust doesn't have a neuron left
Peter Stuart is ready to reclaim his captive audience
Wendy Gramm's all-American success story is a centerpiece of her husband's fledgling presidential bid. But there's more to the story than what's being packaged and sold by the Phil Gramm campaign.