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Roy Rogers

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    Build-A-Bar: The Glories of Grenadine

    My wife is pregnant. It's our third time in the barrel, and as unexpected a ride as the prior two. We (think we) know what we're in for this time, though, so it should be smooth sailing. To help ensure pacific waters, I'm (mostly) teetotaling in sympathy with my wife for the next 40 weeks or so. Tha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 27, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 15, 2013

    In Honor of Ed Reed: The Worst Free Agent Signings In Houston Sports History

    So Ed Reed's gone. It seems like just yesterday that Bob McNair was flying Reed around the country on McNair's private jet. But now, unwanted by the Texans, Reed finds himself playing for the Jets. Don't cry for Reed though, because while he barely played for the Texans, he collected nearly six mill ... More >>

  • Film

    October 10, 2013
  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Michael Martin Murphey: "I Was Always Proud of Texas"

    Michael Martin Murphey will not get off the phone. The Texas singer-songwriter, arguably America's foremost ambassador and scholar of traditional cowboy ballads and trail songs, is the kind of person who has answered two or three other questions by the time his interviewer is ready to ask another on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Jerry Shirley: A Slice of the Pie Has His Say

    ​English lad and budding drummer Jerry Shirley was all of 16 years old in late 1968 when he received the phone call that would change his life forever. On the other line was Steve Marriott, the singer/guitarist for mod group the Small Faces ("Itchycoo Park"). Shirley's musical hero and new a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    Vintage Rodeo Concert Pictures: Elvis, George Strait And More

    All photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & RodeoElvis Presley (1970, '74)​Rocks Off was so knocked out by our sister blog Hair Balls' gallery of vintage Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo pictures a few days back that we emailed the Rodeo (which starts tomorrow with Clay Walker, for all you r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Don Mahoney's Kiddie Troupers

    www.donmahoneyandjeannaclare.comGrowing up in West Texas, Lonesome Onry and Mean didn't see his first TV show until 1955. But Houston got television about the time LOM was born, and one of the first TV personalities young Houstonians became enamored with was Don Mahoney. Television came to Houston ... More >>

  • Music

    April 23, 2009
  • News

    August 19, 2004

    Cowboy Noir

    Riding horses, sucking dust and planning for the big time

  • Music

    May 8, 2003

    Dark Riders

    The good, the bad and the ugly rock-star performance contracts

  • Culture

    May 1, 2003

    Of Boobs and Blood

    Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Color-Coded Rodeo

    The livestock show's heritage nights are called "outreach" by some and "de facto segregation" by others

  • Calendar

    September 6, 2001

    Salman Fury

    Salman Rushdie lashes out at his favorite targets in Fury

  • Film

    April 19, 2001

    Toothless Croc

    Paul Hogan aims for the family crowd with this tame installment

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Grady Lee

    Texas Sunset (Spotted Dog)

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Bedeviled Hams

    Handsome Reckless Kelly might not have to sell its soul to Nashville after all

  • News

    February 24, 2000

    Boots and Hoots

    Rocky Carroll crafts footwear for presidents and popes -- but not the Houston Rodeo

  • Music

    August 27, 1998
  • Music

    June 6, 1996

    Happy Trails

    A cowboy's name hasn't kept bluesman Roy Rogers off his chosen range

  • News

    January 12, 1995
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