Sahara Desert

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    10 Crazy Things in Texas' Proposed New Social Studies Textbooks

    It seems the Texas education system is still nursing a hangover from the State Board of Education's raucous culture-warrior party days. Hell, it's possible they're still drunk. A while back in 2009 members of the SBOE tried to cut the actual science from the state's science standards (namely, Darwin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Hurricane Season 2014: Is Hurricane Season for Texas Over? Maybe.

    This week, Tropical Storm Dolly, the Atlantic's fourth named storm of the year, collided with Mexico in the southern Gulf. It was the first storm of any significance to form in the Gulf of Mexico this year, not surprising considering only four storms have managed to reach name status in 2014. By con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2014

    Hurricane Season 2014: Time is Now to Watch the Tropics

    With the exception of a tropical wave off the coast of Africa, all is relatively quiet in the Atlantic Basin, but what is it they always say about when it is calm? The fact is we have now entered the height of hurricane season for those of us who live with that sort of thing every year along the Gul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2014

    10 Places Where Summer Weather is Worse Than Houston

    No one will argue with you if you claim that Houston is one of the most miserable places to be in the summer. It is. It's hot. It's humid. The mosquitoes fly off with small children. And, of course, there is always the threat of a hurricane. But is it the worst place in the world when it comes to su ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    What if Texas Split Into Separate States Like California is Proposing?

    Apparently, the folks in California have done lost it. There is a ballot initiative being circulated that would divide the Golden State up into six separate states, increasing the United States to 55 states in the process. The proponent of this plan is some venture capitalist who really just wants t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Angry Donald Sterling Leaves Voicemail Messages For His Doctor (AUDIO)

    Texans mandatory minicamp ended on Thursday afternoon, as did minicamps in numerous other NFL cities, which means we are heading into the Sahara Desert of the sports calendar -- late June and the entire month of July. The only way to survive and navigate the upcoming six weeks is with a lot of crea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Hurricane Season 2014: Predictions Call for Below Average Year

    To borrow and mangle a quote from Groundhog Day, "Well, it's hurricane season...again." Beginning June 1, anyone who lives along the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea or Atlantic Ocean starts to cast a wary eye on the tropics. As the temperatures warm up through summer, so does most of the Atlantic Basi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Rock You Like a You Know What: Why Hurricane Season Should Heat Up and Stop Being So Lame

    Since 1995, the Atlantic Basin has been in a period of higher-than-normal activity for tropical storms. This is a phenomena referred to as the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation. It basically means that for periods of 20-40 years (or longer), there is an increase in storm activity across the Atlanti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Hazy Highlights From This Past Weekend's Austin Psych Fest

    Ed. Note: Austin Psych Fest brought the weirdos to the state capitol this weekend for sets by big legends like The Moving Sidewalks and small ones like Silver Apples. Our friends at DC9 at Night in Dallas, writer Jesse Hughey and photographer Tracie Louck, were there to brave the mud and reverb to b ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Hurricane Update: The Calm Before the Storm?

    Let's hope not.​This year has brought record droughts, killer tornados and devastating flooding, yet our hurricane season has yet to rev up. This may cause some to believe we could be spared from substantial tropical activity this year. Don't believe it. What may seem like a quiet tropical At ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Five Reasons the Drought is Worse Than A Hurricane (i.e., Rick Perry Doesn't Make Us Pray About Hurricanes) (Yet)

    Some storms are just more fearsome than others.​Hurricane season opens June 1 -- unlike deer season, you don't get to hunt so much as be hunted by nature's version of Bambi on steroids -- and the collective hand-wringing from local news, nervous nellies and weather nerds will soon commence. Bu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Four Myths About Super Bowl Radio Row

    ​I got to cross another item off of my list of radio career "firsts" this past week, attending my first Radio Row in Dallas for this year's Super Bowl from Monday through Wednesday. For someone that grew up on sports talk radio, the feeling I got walking around Radio Row was the same feelin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Dean King: Unbound On Mao's Long March

    King appears tonight at Brazos Bookstore​Blame it on the women in his life.Dean King, author of the just released Unbound: A True Story of War, Love and Survival, which chronicles the 30 women who participated in the Chinese Communist Army's famed Long March in 1934, has four sisters and four daug ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2003
  • News

    June 4, 1998

    Trading with the Enemy

    Houston oil companies maintain their profitable ties to Libya, in roundabout ways