Last Thursday, State Representative Eddie Lucio III, a Democrat from Brownsville, filed House Bill 887. If enacted, the law would limit middle-school and high-school football programs to one full-contact practice per week.
"Like most people, I'm influenced by the stories I read and the news I see. ... More >>
Governor Rick Perry couldn't have made it any clearer during a press conference at a Christian-based health clinic Tuesday: "My goal, and the goal of many of those joining me here today is to make abortion at any stage a thing of the past."
Perry was pushing the so-called "Pre-Born Pain Bill," a bi ... More >>
On Wednesday, Pop Warner, the nation's largest youth football organization, announced some rule changes that could significantly alter how the overall game is played.
During Pop Warner practices, players are no longer permitted to line up more than three yards apart during blocking and tackling dri ... More >>
It's no secret that the Houston Cougars (4-0) have problems when it comes to playing the UTEP Miners (2-2). No matter how good the Coogs might be, or how bad the Miners might be, the game is a struggle. They've played eight times, and each team has won four times. The Coogs are 2-1 for the past thr ... More >>
Sarah Palin in her Michigan-fan days.Okay, I'll admit that might have been the most duplicitous headline of a post ever, not because Sarah Palin and Glen Rice didn't sleep together (They apparently did, back in the late '80's. More on that in a minute) but because the "w/ VIDEO" would seem to ... More >>
The UCLA cheerleaders probably weren't too happy after Saturday's gameThe Houston Cougars did their best impersonation of the Houston Texans on Saturday. They dominated the first half, playing a fantastic two quarters that masterfully mixed their passing and running games. Case Keenum showe ... More >>
Tough night for Dick VitaleMy fingers are still recovering from the lengthy (eight printed pages!) live blog I did last night here on Hair Balls, but the day after the draft necessitates some post-draft analysis. I've now had a day to sleep on it, and without further ado, a few post-draft tho ... More >>
Rick Dennison, in orange and blue"I'm orange and blue all the way through. I just work in Houston now." -- Rick Dennison before his unsuccessful attempt to get the Broncos' head coaching position
There you go, Houston.
Maybe your city isn't the final stop for every wayward Denver Bronco so ... More >>
Bob McNair: It's on him, now"If there's a way to solve the problem without it being so traumatic -- and if you do it in a traumatic fashion, I believe it sets you back two years. So is your situation so bad that you think there's no other recourse and the only way you can solve it is to tear ... More >>
Ron Franklin: Voice of the Oilers in the `70sRon Franklin, the play-by-play voice of the Luv Ya Blue-era Houston Oilers, was fired today by ESPN, according to media reports.
Why? Because he apparently has a workplace worldview developed closely on the tenets of Mad Men.
Franklin, who was th ... More >>
Nikki & Thomas fought often in the months before his deathIt's going to be a while before the courts sort out whether Thomas Araguz and Nikki Purdue had a legal marriage; and until that happens, the Araguz and Purdue families say they will not be able to properly mourn the fallen Wharton fire ... More >>
There's no two ways about it, my NFL playoff predictions have been
terrible. As I outlined on Monday, I reached a point this past weekend,
after going goose eggs on the first seven games, where I picked the Jets to
beat the Chargers outright merely because every rational thought and shred
of evide ... More >>
The hefty bovine heartily clearing the moon had nothin' on you when you located your closest chum from elementary school on Facebook. The only glee rivaling yours was that of the dish skippin' town with the spoon when your hometown sports hero followed you back on Twitter.
But months later ... More >>
Superstar session drummer and Dadaist marketing genius Josh Freese (Devo, A Perfect Circle, the Vandals) sells himself, his famous friends and all-you-can-eat shrimp at Sizzler to promote his new album.
Courtesy US Customs & Border ProtectionThe dead skin of a Khapra beetle, found in HoustonCustoms officials in Houston made a pretty startling discovery while inspecting a furniture shipment last week. They found some cast-off skins from Khapra beetles among the straw brooms and burlap sacks in t ... More >>