The story of Tim Samaras and the largest tornado ever documented.
It's tough not to think about weather after the devastating tornadoes that hit Oklahoma the last two days. The probably F-5 tornado that struck Moore just south of Oklahoma City could be one of the largest on record, an incredible two miles wide at its peak. Tornadoes are certainly nature's most ins ... More >>
Saturday: 94.5 The Buzz "Weenie Roast" Feat. AWOLnation, Chevelle, Trapt & Hoobastank Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion July 28, 2012 Summer is here, folks. And it's in full effect. The very people who have been complaining about the amount of rain we've been getting will be grumbling and whining, ... More >>
The Aeros not only lost game two of the opening round of the Calder Cup playoffs to the Oklahoma City Barons 4-1 on Friday night. They possibly lost goalie Matt Hackett for the unforeseeable future. The team looked lost while on the ice. And after the game, the team just looked dead. The season was ... More >>
The Aeros' Calder Cup hopes rest on the shoulders of second-year goalie Matt Hackett. The Aeros lost game one of the opening round series to the Oklahoma City Barons 5-0 last night. That the score was only 5-0 is testament to just how good Hackett and his backup, Mike Brodeur played. That's a hard ... More >>
We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>
The Houston Aeros didn't make things easy this season. The team's been beset by injuries. They've lost important players to the parent Minnesota Wild time and time again. They tied the AHL record with 11 losses in the shootout. But despite it all, they stayed in the hunt for a playoff spot. Yesterd ... More >>
An Update to our Update: Kaylan is back in Bay City with her family. UPDATE: Goodman was located late Wednesday night by Fairmont City, Illinois, police, according to the Kingfisher Police Department. "We have verified her well being" through a phone conversation, the department stated. We hope to ... More >>
The no doubt about it leader of the Houston Aeros is Jon DiSalvatore, the 30-year-old captain in his third season with the team. He's the go-to-go guy for information after the game. He's the unquestioned locker room leader. He's the team's leading scorer, and he's the one constant on a squad tha ... More >>
Photos by Charne GrahamDom Kennedy, Doughbeezy Warehouse Live Studio September 10, 2011 Saturday night, Aftermath was engulfed in clouds of marijuana smoke as we entered Warehouse Live for Dom Kennedy's show, part of the Cali native's "Scoremore Texas Tour" that had already stopped in Dallas ... More >>
Comin' atcha, Houston!!!!You've been holding your breath for weeks now, wondering if Houston would be blessed enough to be one of the cities picked for the limited initial release of The Undefeated, the documentary that proves beyond all doubt that Sarah Palin is the heart and soul of America ... More >>
John RoyalThe Aeros are going to the playoffs The Houston Aeros started the regular season way back in October in Oklahoma City. They ended the season yesterday, hosting Oklahoma City. The Aeros won that first game in Oklahoma City, and they won yesterday's game, 6-3. The win yesterday was ... More >>
John RoyalJed Ortmeyer providing the team leadershipIt was a playoff atmosphere inside of Toyota Center this weekend as the Houston Aeros battled the Oklahoma City Barons in a rare three-games-in-three-nights situation which saw the Aeros playing all three games at home against the same team. ... More >>
John RoyalDrew Bagnall is pushed away as the action gets dirty on SaturdayThe Aeros could feel it Saturday night. It's been a long season. They've been in a tough playoff race, playing playoff-caliber hockey since Christmas. Nightly they've been facing off against the other teams in their ... More >>
John RoyalThe Aeros celebrate Patrick O'Sullivan's first period goalThe Houston Aeros led the Milwaukee Admirals by a score of 4-2 with 16 minutes left in the third period. And while they hadn't been playing their best hockey, they did seem to be in control of the game. Then it was as if so ... More >>
Just don't get too close.Maybe you're one of those people known for having offensive breath. Along with coffee, garlic, onions and tuna fish, these five foods may just be the culprits. 5. Chili Cheese Fritos How's a breath that smells like the armpits of a thousand construction workers s ... More >>
Fraser LewrySo 2010: Lamb testicles.I've never been big on New Year's Resolutions, especially when it comes to food and dieting. You'll find none of that on my Top 5. 5. Keep Houston Weird In 2009, I ate lamb testicles in Oklahoma City. In 2010, I ate pig ears in Denver. In 2011, I want t ... More >>
Harry: What does this song mean? My whole life, I don't know what this song means. "Should old acquaintance be forgot" - does that mean we should forget old acquaintances, or if we happen to forget them, that we should remember them, which is not possible because we've already forgotten them? ... More >>
Rex Ryan: Can you smell them from here is the questionTwo more shopping days left. I need money. You need money. So let's get to winning. And by winning let's find a way to weave more Rex Ryan "foot fetish" talk into a handicapping discussion. Can we do this? (Can we touch them? Can we sm ... More >>
If your house is big and fancy enough to have an elevator (or a shaft ready for an elevator if you desire), then it's probably not your basic shotgun shack. And you, the owner, are probably someone who puts a lot of thought into your home.Like, say, in the TV/media room.We checked the Houston Associ ... More >>
Peoria sunk Houston on Saturday nightThe Aeros came into this weekend's games at Toyota Center riding high. They'd won their first two games of the season, beating Oklahoma City twice in Oklahoma City. Sure, there were 78 games still to go, but the offense seemed to be clicking, the defense ... More >>
Yes, it's an old logo, but I hate that stupid bomber logoThe Houston Aeros will finally hit the ice in Houston for some hockey this weekend, and this will be the first chance for the fans to see the new-look squad in a game situation.The team actually opened up their season last weekend, de ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresIf there was one band this member of Aftermath was most looking forward to seeing at ACL this weekend, it was the Flaming Lips. But explaining why requires a bit of a backstory. From 1980 to 2003 (the first 23 years of our life) we lived in Oklahoma City. In the early-' ... More >>
Aeros season-ticket holders get screwedThe long wait for Houston Aeros fans is over as the AHL released the league's schedule on Wednesday afternoon. The Aeros season will open on the road on October when they play the first regular season game in the history of the expansion Oklahoma City Barons ... More >>
Last weekend marked the 10th year for Oklahoma City's deadCENTER Film Festival. Since its beginnings as a small, largely local fest in 2000, it has grown into one of the summer's bigger festivals, drawing thousands of attendees each year and attracting filmmakers from across the world.The closing ... More >>
(Cue cheesy announcer voice:) "When we last left our our venerable 1560 The Game crew of Pendergast, Nuno and Ramzanali, they were checking into the Norman, Oklahoma Days Inn at 2:30 in the morning, readying themselves for three days of free continental breakfast and lumpy mattresses. To read ab ... More >>
Craig HlavatyRoom 101 Day 2 of the Westheimer Block Party started with slightly cooler temperatures and an hour-long caffeine-fueled session speaking with the 9/11 conspiracy booth in the parking lot at Numbers. Did you know that there were three shooters at Columbine, and bombs planted inside th ... More >>
The Daily Beast has ranked the IQ of each of America's 55 metro areas with populations over a million. Here is how they arrived at the concept of a municipal IQ.They measured how many residents had bachelor's and graduate degrees, nonfiction book sales, the ration of institutions of higher educ ... More >>
The Houston Film Critics Society, of which yours truly is a member (along with the those two guys that used to work for the Chronicle, among others), just released their 2008 award winners. I'm already drafting a strong letter of protest haranguing my fellow HFCS members for failing to acknowledge ... More >>
Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail
Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail
Duncan Ganley can't seem to tell the difference between fact and fiction
Thousands of missing FBI documents in the Timothy McVeigh case? It comes as no surprise to the survivors of Operation Lightning Strike.
They'll run. They'll catch. They'll tackle. Women's professional football ramps up (again) in Houston.
Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Races
"Experimental" doesn't quite describe Flaming Lips' Zaireeka
The Toadies have two addresses -- one on wheels, the other on-stage
Talk radio's Rob Thorn warns of the New World Order and impending apocalypse. The Texas Constitutional Militia is listening.
Is Steve Stockman a committed crackpot, or just a hapless goofball?
A Punk Rock Fable