Sam Houston State University

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2014

    CSN Houston Is Gone And The Rockets Are Back On TV

    The time has finally come. On Monday night, after two years, Houston Rockets games will once again be legally available to a majority of the Houston-area viewing public. Roots Sports Houston, an undoubtedly inferior product to CSN Houston, takes over as the rights holder for Rockets and Astros games ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    Brett Hartmann Files Revised NRG Turf Lawsuit

    In a sports world and news cycle that moves at breakneck speed, thanks to social media and the 24 hour news cycle, maintaining relevance is a pretty competitive endeavor. It takes a concerted effort to rent space in our brains these days. That makes it all the more amazing that one of the most prom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2014

    LSU Safety Jalen Mills Arrested For Allegedly Punching a Woman in the Mouth

    There are two reasons I haven't brought the Fantasy Crime League concept to the collegiate ranks yet: 1. The outstanding college football blog already gives out the Fulmer Cup each offseason for that exact purpose (to highlight frequent performance in the category of "crime"), and the las ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 27, 2014

    Meet the First Families of Houston Food

    Connect the dots and you’ll find our city’s restaurant scene has been dominated by a few hardworking culinary pioneers and their descendants.

  • News

    August 16, 2012

    $8 Million Jury Award Overturned by Courts

    19-year-old's accident left her with permanent brain damage.

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Why Can't Houston Media Actually Employ People From Houston?

    You probably don't know who Nick Mathews and Randy Harvey are. But as of next month, they'll be the new sports editor and new sports columnist at the Houston Chronicle. Congratulations to the both of them, but frankly, I'm troubled by their additions to the Houston sports scene. Neither's a native ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Owls Baseball Falling Prey To Injuries

    John RoyalMichael Ratterree makes the throw to first for an early out on Saturday​The Rice Owls are not in a good place. One could sense that on Saturday afternoon when the Owls took the field only to find that day's scheduled DH, Shane Hoelscher, taking throws at third base instead of Anthon ... More >>

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Homeless High

    On the Furr campus, kids are getting the chances they need.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Sculptor James Surls Puts A Magnificent Seven On The Rice Campus

    Photo by Hallie Jordan​James Surls, the sculptor who had seven of his art pieces installed at Rice University last month, enlightened a crowd there recently about his art philosophy and the ideas behind his plant-like sculptures.   The seven pieces in the exhibit, which arrived Feb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Carolyn Rodriguez: From Selling Crack to Prescribing "Medicine" for the Soul

    One of the first things Carolyn Rodriguez, the Houston-based female singer and rap artist by way of Arkansas, by way of North Carolina, said to us is that she doesn't like bios. "When you make a bio you have to keep it politically correct," she tells Rocks Off. "You can't tell the real story." She' ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 3, 2009

    Close Call at Mackey Gallery

    Apama Mackey soldiers on.

  • News

    April 23, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Local Guy's Suit Against Pat Robertson Helped By Racism From Pat Robertson's Students

    New evidence may help a Spring man prove the freedom of expression case he's filed in federal court claiming that Regent University, founded by televangelist Pat Robertson in Virginia, unconstitutionally kicked him out of school for posting a picture on the Internet of Robertson scratching his face ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008
  • Music

    July 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007
  • News

    August 25, 2005

    Eighteen Greater Houston Hamburgers You Need to Try Right Now

    A "must try" list of Houston-area burgers

  • News

    August 25, 2005

    Eighteen Hamburgers You Need to Try Right Now

    A "must try" list of Houston-area burgers

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Outside the Box

    In keeping with the Halloween spirit, we bring you the tale of George Russell, who buries people in cardboard on his property. Welcome to his neighborhood.

  • News

    May 29, 2003

    Film Buff

    The naked truth about why Houston isnt the third coast

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Parting Shots

    Foes of Mayor Lee Brown can't wait to see him gone. And a lot of his friends feel that way, too.

  • News

    April 24, 2003


    Seven African-American girls tried out for the Texas City Stingarettes drill team this year. None of them made the squad.

  • News

    March 13, 2003

    We Know You Like to Watch!

    An Internet fishing expedition titillates City Hall

  • Music

    February 6, 2003

    Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

    Coming close wasn't good enough for Brother Luck

  • News

    January 9, 2003

    The Odd Couple

    When a veteran juvenile probation supervisor took a teenage former detainee as her live-in companion, you'd have thought authorities would be interested. They weren't.

  • News

    March 7, 2002

    The Great Divide

    Principal Lawrence Allen is a role model to some, an inept bumbler to others. Jones High School is split: Magnet-program parents versus the local community. It's up to Superintendent Kaye Stripling to make it right. Lucky her.

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Face To Face

    The murder of their loved one haunted Amy and Linda White until a Texas prison mediation program brought them together with the killer. Now they've all got their answers -- and unique justice.

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    Prose and Cons

    Crusading convicts turned the docile Echo newspaper into a voice for prison reform. Fellow inmates cheered, but alarmed TDCJ officials preferred silence.

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    A Passion for Wolves

    Rae Evening Earth Ott rescues these wild creatures, enlisting others in her cause

  • News

    March 29, 2001

    Captive Emotions

    Reagan Hamilton goes into Texas jails and tells inmates they better stay in touch with their kids. Her sadly powerful message has sparked some successes. Too bad they don't include her own father.

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Knowing Right from Wrong

    Did Johnny Penry's abusive childhood prevent him from developing a moral compass that might have stopped him from murdering Pam Carpenter? Or is he just another cold, calculating killer?

  • News

    December 7, 2000

    Agony of the Ages

    Cary Rasberry, 19, wants to be mayor. Why won't Tomball let him run?

  • News

    August 10, 2000

    Ring Dings

    Bound for the World Wrestling Federation or not, these folks learn to take their lumps at Texas All-Star Wrestling

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Billie Bob's (Mis) Fortune

    Less than two years after Billie Bob Harrell Jr. took the $31 million lottery jackpot, he took his own life

  • News

    February 18, 1999

    Another Night, Another Song

    In search of love and glamour on the Pasadena karaoke circuit

  • News

    January 22, 1998

    Critical Diagnosis

    If you think your HMO is bad, check out what Texas has created for its prison inmates

  • News

    May 29, 1997

    Lost in the Cause

    In the early 1960s, Eldrewey Stearns was a powerful force for integration in a segregated society. Then he forgot his way, and history forgot him. Until, that is, he met writer Thomas R. Cole.

  • News

    January 16, 1997

    Ashley Yount Can't Hear You

    When their daughter was ten months old, Julie and Greg Yount learned that she was profoundly deaf -- a diagnosis that forced them to confront profound questions of culture and identity

  • News

    May 2, 1996

    Tales From the Brookside

    From the outside, Brookside Village looks small-town calm. But those on the inside insist that something, somehow, is afoot.

  • Calendar

    January 11, 1996
  • News

    August 31, 1995

    Gayle Force

    A vigorous advocate for teachers and the bane of HISD administrators, confrontational union boss Gayle Fallon wields a growing power over the direction of Houston's public schools

  • News

    December 15, 1994

    Mr. Big

    Houston sculptor David Adickes has one message for the art world: large is good

  • News

    July 7, 1994

    Battle of the Bonds

    Bail bondsmen claim no-money bonds are putting criminals on the street