Prairie View A&M University

  • News

    March 20, 2014

    On Gender and Paychecks

    Greg Abbott's past court fight against equal pay.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    Greg Abbott's Past Court Fight Against Equal Pay

    Abbott World just can't seem to catch a break lately. It began Sunday with his dancing around the question of his support for the Texas Equal Pay Act and some very damaging evidence emerged earlier this week. State Senator Wendy Davis held a teleconference with Senator Sylvia Garcia and former TXU ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Voting Is... Easier When You Do It Early

    Planning on voting early in Houston? There are only two days left to do so and on November 5th you can ONLY vote in the precinct you are assigned to. When time is against you, waiting until the last minute to vote could be worse than trying to find this year's IT toy during a Black Friday sale. Wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Robert Glasper Experiment, Little Big Town, the Dead Links, Mike Stinson, Lil Wayne, etc.

    Robert Glasper Experiment Miller Outdoor Theatre, August 16 This should be a real pleasure: a free show under the stars featuring a hometown kid who has gone on to become a Grammy winner. Pianist, HSPVA alum and dedicated J. Dilla fan Robert Glasper was showered with hosannas with his 2012 album Bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Charetta Kemp, HISD Tutor, Busted For Bringing Gun On Campus Like Every Right-Winger Thinks She Should

    We're not going to go so far as to call Charetta Kemp the Rosa Parks of HISD -- mainly because that would be ridiculous on so many levels -- but you have to admit a whole lot of Texas legislators and Tea Party activists would no doubt consider her a woman ahead of her time. According to court docum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    The Eating...Our Words 100: Tiffany Tyler and Aimee Turney of Central City Co-Op

    Who are they? Tiffany Tyler has been part of Central City Co-op since 2003, where she started as a member and volunteer; today she is Chair of the Board of Directors, and is the "public face" of Central City Co-Op. Her day job is with an oil and gas company, but she considers herself an evangelist ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 6, 2012

    What the Deal, Lucille's?

    Something has gone wrong with a restaurant that should have, could have, been great.

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Who Was Lucille Bishop Smith?

    The subject of this week's cafe review, Lucille's, frustrated me so much over the course of three visits that I struggled this week to find much nice to say about it in my weekly review advance (the post you're reading right now which -- hopefully -- directs readers to each week's restaurant review) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    First Look at Lucille's

    Chef Chris Williams may come from Southern food royalty -- his great-grandmother was Lucille Bishop Smith, a culinary pioneer who owned U.S. Smith's Famous BBQ in Fort Worth and helped establish one of the first college-level commercial foods departments in the nation at Prairie View A&M University ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2012

    August 2012 Openings & Closings: Lucille's Lands in the Museum District and Dunkin Donuts Hits Houston Hard

    Lucille's (5512 La Branch) had its soft opening earlier this week, and plans to host its grand opening on Monday, September 10. The restaurant is the latest addition to the food-starved Museum District, which recently saw the well-received Jade Stone Café open inside the Asia Society. Unlike the pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2012

    Highway 6 Landfill Is Such Trash, Say Waller County Folks

    Members of the Stop Highway 6 Landfill coalition are warning folks that the proposed Waller County landfill is going to spoil the rural landscape, poison the water supply and pollute our schoolchildren. Project officials say this is a bunch of rubbish. Pending state approval, the 723-acre site -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Barry Walter Bujol Jr. Gets 20 Years For Trying To Help Al Qaeda

    A Hempstead man got 20 years in prison today for trying to smuggle GPS devices and pre-paid phone cards to Al Qaeda. Former Prairie View A&M Barry student Walter Bujol Jr, 30, had been convicted in November after defending himself in the trial, which featured a boatload of incriminating evidence, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Houston 101: The Assassination of O.P. Dewalt, Black Leader and Lincoln Theatre Manager

    On this date in 1931, Olen P. Dewalt was gunned down in the Lincoln Theatre, the city's first black-run movie palace. Dewalt, a leader in the Independence Heights community and a charter member of the local chapter of the NAACP, was the theater's manager and had his real estate office upstairs. Som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Cover Story: How Black Riders Made Their Way to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Jamie Francies, Jr. grew up in West Houston, for the most part flying under the radar of the local Ku Klux Klan operating in the middle of the 20th century. As a kid, he did see the victim of a lynching where Post Oak crosses Buffalo Bayou and he had to go to colored school in the segregated times. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Saturday Night: Battle Of The Bands At Minute Maid Park

    MLB Urban Invitational Battle of the Bands Minute Maid Park February 18, 2012 When I read the words "Battle of the Bands," I am immediately transported to the summer of 1997, when I trained to become a drum major at Texas Southern University. My band director at Jesse Jones Senior High, Mr. Ronald ... More >>

  • Culture

    January 26, 2012

    MasterMinds 2012

    This year's winners have art, passion and history on their side. And now they'll also each have a check for $2,000.

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Barry Walter Bujol Jr.: Hempstead Student Convicted of Helping Al Qaeda

    Guilty, judge says​A 30-year-old Prairie View A&M student has been convicted of providing aid to Al Qaeda. Barry Walter Bujol Jr. had a four-day bench trial before U.S. District Judge David Hittner, who ruled this afternoon. Bujol offered no witnesses or defense to charges he had materially a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Openings & Closings: The Chock Full o'Nuts Edition

    Yeah, I don't understand this either.​Remember last week, when we blithely reported that it had been such a wonderful week of good news? Prepare yourself for a mixed bag this week -- and it's a big bag -- starting with the ugly stuff. After Caffe Bello's abrupt closure, there were rumors that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    What's Closed: Your One-Stop List, Updated Throughout the Day

    ​The announcements of closings due to the anticipated winter storm are beginning to roll in, the most significant so far being HISD closing all its schools and offices tomorrow. We'll be keeping a list of what's closed and updating it throughout the day, so check back frequently for news. Our ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010


    Gang Starr's DJ Premier still mourns partner Guru.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    SFA vs. Sam Houston: The Battle Of The Piney Woods Comes To Houston

    SFA-SHSU -- Big crowd expected​There's Texas-OU in the Red River Shootout (eff that "Rivalry" crap). Florida-Georgia in the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. And Oregon-Oregon State in the Civil War.And then there's the Battle of the Piney Woods, where two meth-fueled, teeth-lacking inbred t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Long, Loud And Raw Houston School Board Meeting Leaves Few Happy

    It wasn't quite like this at last night's HISD board meeting, but it was close​In a lengthy and tumultuous school board meeting Thursday night, trustees voted 8-1 to fire Principal Mable Caleb and five other administrators and teachers from the Key/Kashmere mess, approved another 170 employe ... More >>

  • Music

    April 16, 2009

    Say It Again! at GrumBar

    Spoken Word Fridays offer "something intelligent" on Main Street.

  • Calendar

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Reverse Discrimination -- Against White Republicans -- At Prairie View A&M, Suit Claims

    Grimes County District Clerk Gay Wells is playing the race card -- the white race card -- in a lawsuit against Prairie View A&M, saying she was fired for running for public office in 2006.Minorities at the school had run as Democrats and not been fired, she says; she's white, ran successfully as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2008

    Waller County Sheriff's Race: Grenades & Gun-Toting Campaign Managers

    There's a pretty interesting election going on for boss of the sheriff's department in Waller County, a mostly rural area on the western border of Harris County. The elected candidate will be the first new sheriff in two decades, because long-time sheriff Randy Smith is retiring. The candidates are: ... More >>

  • Music

    October 23, 2008

    River Oaks Racketeering at Capone's

    Wednesday night, minus Robert De Niro

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Miss Mykie

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to Sometimes, just for fun ... More >>

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    The TSU Toronadoes

    The twisted history of "Tighten Up"

  • Calendar

    August 30, 2007

    23rd Annual Labor Day Classic

    T.S.U. vs. Prairie View, in a fight to the death (almost)

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2007
  • Calendar

    February 23, 2006
  • Calendar

    September 1, 2005


    TSU and Prairie View A&M claw it out at the Labor Day Classic

  • News

    June 16, 2005

    Out of the Park

    Second Ward slugger Aaron Trevio scores a scholarship and prepares to leave the barrio behind

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Culture

    January 22, 2004

    Jazz Show

    David McGee's works riff on one another, like a certain musical genre

  • Music

    December 18, 2003

    I'm Not Dreaming of a White Christmas

    No snow and no Bing for Racket

  • News

    November 7, 2002

    In the Doghouse

    An animal typically has three days before he leaves the city pound, dead or alive. What happens during that time continues to cause concern.

  • News

    May 31, 2001

    Maystead Christopher Allen

    A "Learning How to Survive (at) CEP" sidebar

  • News

    August 13, 1998

    Trivial Pursuit

    Should taxpayer dollars help prosecute a reporter with a big mouth and inoperable cancer?

  • Calendar

    April 23, 1998
  • News

    November 13, 1997

    Big Talker

    From the Geto Boys to his new nationally syndicated radio show, Willie D has kept his mouth moving. But where his rap was once down and dirty, not it's--gasp!--respectable. Has the gangsta of love sold out, or just grown up?

  • News

    November 6, 1997
  • News

    April 17, 1997

    What's Wrong With Wheatley?

    It has history, it has heritage. But does Wheatley High School have a real future?

  • Calendar

    November 21, 1996
  • Music

    August 29, 1996

    Other Voices

    Houston Ebony Opera readies for its first season without its founder

  • News

    March 14, 1996

    Swinish Behavior

    Texas A&M's attempt to push an animal research center on a black neighborhood has raised a sour smell in College Station

  • News

    February 16, 1995

    Visible Man

    Carlton Thompson has a sportswriter's dream job. But he keeps getting asked for some I.D.

  • News

    October 6, 1994

    The Terminator of TSU

    Last year, Joann Horton was hired to head Texas Southern University. Now the question is: will she save it, or destroy it?

  • Calendar

    September 1, 1994
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