A Double Gold nearly guarantees these spirits are good.
Eight seconds...That's how long professional bull riders have to stay mounted on their beast to obtain points in their sport. It's also how long it took the New York Red Bulls to score their first goal Sunday afternoon at BBVA Compass Stadium - and they never looked back. The Dynamo were looking t ... More >>
The 2013 edition of the CONCACAF Gold Cup made its stop at BBVA Compass Stadium Monday night - where it was wet and very un-wild. It was a double-header that featured the final round of group matches for all four teams in Group B - El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Trinidad & Tobago. We learned af ... More >>
Ex-employee says Dr. Michael Brown peed all over airplane restroom and asked him for a blow job.
Ex-hand surgeon Michael "More Cocaine, Please" Brown once told his bodyguard to "suck my dick," and chased his wife Rachel around the grounds of his Memorial Drive mansion with a gun, according to a former employee scheduled to testify in Brown's upcoming trial for interfering with a flight crew. T ... More >>
Brady Corbit explains how a nice gut became Simon Killer.
Can someone please explain to me why so many people are so pissed off at Royce White? I know why the Rockets are upset - I don't necessarily agree with the Rockets being angry with him, but I get it - but I don't get why my twitter timeline and sports radio and comment sections to stories on White w ... More >>
Van Halen's first new set of material in 14 years, A Different Kind of Truth, is better than it should be. The guys could have slacked off on this and coasted on their legend -- however tarnished it may be in the eyes of fair-weather fans -- but Truth is no cash-in lightweight or mere excuse to sell ... More >>
Tejas Chocolate is a young company. Scott Moore, Jr. and his partner Michelle Holland started making chocolate from scratch and working with cacao beans in 2010, and Tejas Chocolate began in earnest in 2011. Scott and Michelle are still working their day jobs running a railroad supply company, while ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresSantana, Michael Franti & Spearhead Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion September 10, 2011 Timeless. Classic. Legend. OG - all classifications that tend to be distributed loosely in the music industry these days. Yet for Carlos Santana, the skinny Mexican kid who played at ... More >>
Three murders, the feds say.The U.S. Attorney's Office announced the unsealing of indictments for racketeering and murder against seven members of the notorious MS-13 gang, who have been arrested. The USAO says MS-13 is: a criminal organization in Houston that functioned as a unit engaged i ... More >>
Photos by Annelia WililamsEugene MoodyRocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning. It looked like she was having a little trouble with her zipline. The reason Rocks Off woke up to Lady Gaga on Good Morning America this morning, instead of Channel 13's Eyewitness News ... More >>
Believe it or not, this guy's not actually running the Houston AstrosAstros Manager Brad Mills traveled to Panama last week to meet with his left fielder/first baseman/slacker Carlos Lee. The trip was billed as a bonding mission. And while there's nothing wrong with a manager an ... More >>
Dear Mr. Santa...Dear Mr. Claus: I know it is Christmas Eve, and maybe I'm a bit late with sending this little note to you, but I'm sure that with this newfangled internets thing you'll get it in time. I'm also aware that I might have been a bit naughty, and that I've made a few people an ... More >>
Carlos Lee: Many reasons to smile. Astro fans, not so muchThe Houston Astros haven't really had that much to brag about this season. The team has been bad. They've become a dumping ground for guys who could no longer cut it with the Phillies. But last week, by use of analysis, it was determined t ... More >>
Life is a breeze when you're Carlos LeeDear Carlos: I hope your travels are going much smoother this week than last week. I'm guessing the pilot of the Astros' team charter doesn't have any issues with an expiring pilot's license, so getting from Pittsburgh to Chicago and then eventually back h ... More >>
Craig Hlavaty Like we wrote last Friday, Rocks Off attended a bachelor party this past weekend for our friend Brett, who gets hitched this coming Saturday. (It took us a few days for our head to clear.) It was a star-studded event that included a faux Kings of Leon sighting, Luis Scola, a Led Zep ... More >>
Step into the hip-hop elevator of the Dirty South with Rocks Off. We're going on a field trip. Don't worry. We'll let you "press the button." Right now we are on floor "B," which stands for basement...more like rap basement, where Houston's Latino rap underground is bubbling with heat ready to v ... More >>
Photos by Mark C. AustinAftermath had literally no idea what to expect at Sunday afternoon's Jandek show at Rudyard's, the first-ever public performance in Houston by one of the world's leading "outsider" musicians (who just happens to live here). From the little he knows of Jandek's prodigio ... More >>
Photos by Chris Gray Alone among its pretty-boy peers in the early and mid-'80s, Duran Duran was the blackest band to regularly hit the pop charts from either side of the pond. Only the Aussies in INXS had anywhere near the same level of interest in funk and disco, and the chops to pull it off. Re ... More >>
Saying he deserves a bigger piece of the pie, the former city councilman serves up cherry information to his current political opponent
A reporter goes after the online drug business and gets wasted
A reporter goes after the online drug business and gets wasted
A Texas wild man enlists his Appalachian counterpart in his crusade
Latino-Asian fusion cuisine isnt as easy as some famous chefs make it look
Ten-year-old Sucka Free signee Kayla talks about what it means to be young, gifted and brown
An MFAH show and a crop of new galleries are redefining what Latino art is supposed to look like
With Sammy Hagar back on stage, Van Halen trudges on
Since 9/11, tanker sailors are having a tough time making it to dry land in Houston
A Houston firm certified the oil tanker Prestige as good to go. It broke apart in the Atlantic, causing the worst environmental disaster in Spanish history.
Mun2 wants to be the new home for Latin culture -- without the Spanish
Travolta unloads another awful bomb in Basic
Or "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Ignore Audioslave"
Latin American films of all colors come to Houston
Diamond Dave rants on fashion, being a digital gigolo, his rival/tourmate Sammy Hagar, a pending lawsuit and a bunch of other stuff
Unread evidence and claims of shredding send a cruise suit into the shoals
In two decades, Wally Swett's sanctuary has become a place of peace for primates - it's the humans that have him going bananas
Acoustic Alchemy: The Beautiful Game
Arms dealer-turned-gadfly Al Johnson thinks everyone's out to get him. He's right
Mike Scranton's creations are the evilest looking things in the parade. And he'll wrassle anyone who says otherwise.
For more than 70 years, Milby High School has educated working class kids from the East End. In the early 1960s, I was one of them. I recently went back to Milby to see not what had changed, but what, if anything, remained.
For 20 years, Warren Zevon has danced with madmen and outlaws
To a world worried about waste, Houston may offer an answer -- or at least a place for the garbage to go