Rotary International

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Move Over, Johnny Football! Kevin Sumlin To Be Named WWE World Champion On Sunday

    2012 was an unbelievable whirlwind for Texas A&M head football coach Kevin Sumlin. After quickly making the transition from Houston to College Station last spring, Sumlin went to SEC Media Day in July and basically learned that the respect level from the rest of the SEC for his Aggies was practicall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Oktoberfest 2011: Where to Binge on Beer and Brats

    Insert obligatory photo of buxom woman in a dirndl consuming lager from a stein here. (And remember: Lederhosen are Austrian, not Bavarian!)​If there's one thing that we Americans enjoy doing, it's co-opting other countries' holidays and turning them into giant boozefests for no good reason ot ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Obama & Bill White: Five Reasons The Former Mayor Can't Meet The Prez

    Photo via White House Flickr group"Anyone seen Bill?"​President Barack Obama is visiting Texas -- including Houston -- next month to raise money for Democrats, but Bill White won't be appearing with him.White, in fact, has gone out of his way to be snippy about it, telling USA Today "I was in the ... More >>

  • News

    July 1, 2010

    Peanut Butter Miracles

    Amid the chaos that is Haiti, Dr. Patricia Wolff has made ending child malnutrition her life's work.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Mayoral-Race Forum: The Beef Stroganoff Was More Filling

    Much like the beef stroganoff on the buffet table, yesterday's mayoral forum was safe and unassuming.   It was a packed banquet room of business attire for the luncheon, which the Rotary Club of Houston hosted at the Junior League. Candidates sat side-to-side at a table on stage.   Roy Mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Shoot-Out At The Crime-Stats Corral

    Houstonians, rejoice: We just may have a new item to add to the list of things we don’t do as well as other major cities! Jay Wall, a local real estate broker, and Alan Helfman, VP of Helfman Car Dealerships, took HPD to task today at a special Rotary Club of Houston panel, saying the departmen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2008

    FLDS Mother Speaks Up At Rotary Club

    A 29-year-old woman who lived at the FLDS ranch at the time of the CPS raid spoke to members of the Rotary Club of Houston earlier today. The woman spoke briefly and wouldn't reveal her name, but her attorney said she wanted the crowd to understand that the FLDS mothers were quite normal. "I chose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008
  • Film

    December 26, 2002

    Catcher in the Sky

    Spielberg gets caught up in the thrill of the chase

  • News

    May 30, 2002

    A Fixer-Upper

    Jones High needs a lot of renovation -- and not just the buildings. At least HISD can't pretend it doesn't know it has a problem. Its own task force told it so.

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    Blurred Vision

    The way the church treated program founder Jim Kennedy was criminal

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Guardian Angel - Or Grinch?

    Dear tenants: If you must stay, better hold your breath!

  • News

    December 21, 2000

    West U Journal Feud

    Bankrupt journalist of the year v. O'Quinn et al.

  • News

    March 13, 1997

    Basic Ballard

    Donna Ballard and her Christian conservative cohorts have transformed the State Board of Education. But will they transform the way Texas teaches its kids?

  • News

    March 7, 1996

    Truth or Consequences

    Jon Lindsay is an admitted liar and an accused perjurer. Should Harris County voters take him at his word - again?

  • Calendar

    December 29, 1994
  • News

    November 24, 1994

    Why Die?

    At 80, Miller Quarles figures he should have 100 good years left. And Houston's apostle of life extension is determined to find them.

  • News

    November 24, 1994
  • Calendar

    April 7, 1994
  • News

    December 16, 1993

    Congressman Bill Archer Greets the Rotarians

    A citizen among the up-treading