Reliant Energy Inc.

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2014

    10 Initials Worse Than NRG for Re-Naming Reliant Stadium

    It has been widely reported that NRG Energy, the company that bought the retail division of Reliant Energy in 2009, would be re-branding Reliant Stadium and the surrounding complex as part of efforts to make its name change more visible. Reliant agreed to pay $300 million over 30 years in naming rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2012

    Laura Bryant: Waco Nurse Lives Vegas High Life At ACM Awards

    You win a contest, all expenses paid, to a major country-music awards show in Las Vegas. What happens next? Rocks Off will admit we had never even pondered that question until someone from Reliant Energy offered us a chance to interview the winner of Reliant's "Dream Trip of a Lifetime." The packag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    RodeoHouston Wants To Send You To Vegas

    The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is well on its way to drawing a couple of million more (mostly) country-music fans to Reliant Stadium again this year. Now the rodeo and Reliant Energy want to send one lucky fan to the Academy of County Music Awards in Vegas April 1. No foolin'. All the couple hu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Brownouts & Rolling Blackouts: We Examine Reliant's Sometimes Odd Energy-Saving Tips

    There I Fixed It/FailblogBe inventive.​ERCOT says it set a new record for electricity demand yesterday, and it won't be long before it's broken again. Reliant Energy has sent out a bunch of tips on how to conserve electricity during these heavy-demand 100-degree days. We present some of them. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Last Night: Jason Aldean At RodeoHouston

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo​Jason Aldean Reliant Stadium March 20, 2011 You can tell everything you need to know about Jason Aldean by looking at his steel guitarist's forearms Sunday. First, he had a steel guitarist. Of the handful of Rodeo acts Aftermath saw this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Annise Parker Appoints Committee To Study Continental Merger; Problem Solved

    Some mellow mood music for the panel​Continental Airline's decision to merge with United and base itself out of Chicago wasn't very good news.But fret not: A committee has been appointed to study the situation.Mayor Annise Parker has announced the economic impact of the merger will be examined by ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Game Time: FREE BEER!...Now That I Have Your Attention, Behold My TEXANS HOME RUN DERBY Dream Team

    The thrill of Celebrity Home Run Derby​Save the date!Free beer will be served at Nick's Place on Friday, May 28. Well, to be clear, since there are probably legalities involved in a bar literally giving away beer, someone will be paying for the beer -- and that someone is my co-host John Harris. ... More >>

  • News

    March 4, 2010

    Teflon Man

    Now playing in River Oaks, Gary Ross has stayed one step ahead of trouble and judgments across the country.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Yes, We Admit It: We Have No Clue How To Judge A Two-Step Contest

    Rocks Off has no idea how to judge a country two-step competition. A few weeks ago we were asked if we would take time out of our Friday night to judge Reliant Energy's Two-Step Showdown at Rebels Honky Tonk on Washington Avenue. Yes, that Washington Avenue. The one we spent our January mired in, r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Texans Almost As Bad At Hitting Home Runs As Astros, Charity Event Reveals

    Videos and photo by Craig HlavatyThe guys who get paid to do it aren't exactly tearing the cover off the ball -- the Astros currently rank 24th in the majors in home runs. So it's nice to see some fresh meat in the oddly-shaped confines of Minute Maid Park, even if it does only benefit charity and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Rocks Off at the Reliant Rodeo Round-Up

    Video and photos by John Seaborn Gray; music by Miss Leslie & Her Juke-Jointers Monday afternoon, Rocks Off headed down to Reliant Park to participate in the annual Reliant Rodeo Round-Up, a competition between local media "personalities" - Rocks Off supposes that's an appropriate term, thou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Judge Not The Two-Step, Lest Ye Be Judged

    Yeah, so we judged a Texas Two-Step dancing contest last night.That's pretty much the equivalent of Sarah Palin judging a Dance Salad festival, but we tried.You know it's bad when the only song you recognize in the half-dozen or so tunes in the warm-up is George Strait's "Love Without End, Amen, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Two Bills For The Price Of One From Reliant

    Customers of Reliant Energy received their December bills as usual. They probably freaked a bit at the price (as usual), but paid up.Then they received another bill for December.Not to worry, Reliant says -- they were just confused by the whole complicated process whereby 2008 becomes 2009. It invol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Paola Mayorga's Latin Grammy Journal

    [Ed. Note: Paola Mayorga is a 21-year-old Missouri City woman who won a contest sponsored by Reliant Energy for a trip to the Latin Grammys, including backstage and green carpet access and accomodations at the Four Seasons. Rocks Off asked her to write up her experience.] Paola Mayorga and her mot ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    Useless Protest

    Homeowners find the rules can change from county to county

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    What Can Brown Do for You?

    New Orleans is about to find out

  • News

    December 21, 2006

    Business Alliances

    Just by talking to Millennium Energy Ventures, you could become a listed client

  • News

    September 14, 2006
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2006

    Rescue in a Box

    HouStoned Images, Ltd. Unlmtd. Caulk and tape? Now that's savings! Who says Reliant Energy isn't helpful? Oh, wait, lots of people, especially this guy. Sorry... But hey, wait! As you may have heard, Reliant Energy has started offering "Energy Savings Kits" to customers who apply for electric b ... More >>

  • News

    August 31, 2006

    Reliantly Unhelpful

    The abyss of customer service gets deeper

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2006
  • News

    December 22, 2005

    Losing Ugly

    Remember when we praised City Hall? Forget it.

  • News

    October 7, 2004
  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • News

    September 9, 2004

    Business as Usual

    Despite a deregulated energy market, Houston is sticking with the home team

  • Culture

    April 8, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    April 1, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    A picture of our opinions on local exhibitions

  • Culture

    March 25, 2004

    Water Overdose

    FotoFest 2004 will soak you to the bone

  • News

    February 12, 2004

    Talky? You Bet!

    Sheila Jackson Lee's verbosity leads to a jackpot

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    The Highs and Lows of Life with Lee

    The best and worst from the Brown days

  • News

    February 20, 2003

    Mayoral Field of Dreams

    If you pay them, they will come

  • News

    August 29, 2002

    Edifice Complex

    Another new sports facility, another round of hype

  • News

    August 22, 2002


    Dr. Shelley's new operating room reveals the worst and best of a City Council under term limits

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    Some Very Reliant Directors

    Board members on gilded strings

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    The Dome and Dylan

    Knock-knock-knocking on Reliant's door

  • News

    February 7, 2002

    A Political "Little Enron"

    A different energy outfit has close ties to local politicians

  • Music

    January 17, 2002

    Attack of the Surf Punks

    The Magnetic IV ride the waves of B movies and surf guitar gods

  • News

    October 25, 2001

    Fat Chance

    When the weight can't come down, the linemen do

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Missing Mantis

    Colonel Mustard's been cleared. How about the contractor in the tanning salon?

  • News

    August 2, 2001


    Pull Back the Cover, Bellaire Brats, Do It Yourself

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    Red Light, Green Light

    With billboards of windmills promising gentle, nonpolluting energy, Green Mountain offers Texans a new power avenue. Will they take it? Should they?

  • News

    March 22, 2001

    Energy Rules

    The Chronicle performs a boosterism triple play

  • News

    March 1, 2001

    Booster Shot

    A proposed Medical Center project gets big, big play

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Plugged In

    Like little Energizer bunnies, electric-car proponents keep going and going and going

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    Year of Living Dangerously

    Sports palaces, city cell-phone shenanigans and subdivisions where Montrose once stood. Could any self-respecting survivalist leave the bunker behind?

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    Blocking Shots

    We pay for the arena; they'll finance the campaign

  • News

    August 24, 2000

    Arena Wars

    "Environmental Darth Vader" pushed as campaign consultant