San Antonio Express-News

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Somebody Wants Ted Cruz Dead (And Not a Member of His Own Party)

    Sen. Ted Cruz has made a name for himself with all the government shutdown hijinks he's pulled in the past few weeks, but he's also ensured that there are a lot of people right now who don't much like guy, including at least one person who's been using Twitter to urge someone to get rid of Cruz. Wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Saturday Night: Ray Price at Stafford Centre

    Ray Price Stafford Centre January 12, 2013 Ray Price has seen scoundrels, outlaws and pop-star pretty boys rule over country music for most of his lifetime, but he sounds determined to go out the same gentlemanly crooner he's always been, the picture of stoicism to the last. Price, who celebrated ... More >>

  • News

    October 4, 2012

    Retired Lab Chimps Pressed Back Into Service

    A San Antonio lab says primate research is necessary for curing diseases like AIDS and hepatitis. But what progress has really been made.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    RIP Johnny Perez: Sir Douglas Quintet Drummer Dies at 69

    Johnny Perez, drummer for legendary '60s Texas garage-rockers the Sir Douglas Quintet, has died. Perez passed away in a hospital near Los Angeles due to complications of cirrhosis of the liver, according to the San Antonio Express-News. He was 69. Perez was a Golden Gloves-level amateur boxer and ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 21, 2012

    Where the Chefs Eat

    Grant Gordon, Matt Marcus and Kevin Naderi

  • Culture

    June 2, 2011

    Why Did Every Mexican's Great-Grandfather Fight Under Pancho Villa?

    And why don't Mexicans spay or neuter their pets?

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Santiago Martinez Jr.: The Wahoo King

    Dude seriously likes his beer.​Urban Dictionary defines the term "wahoo" like this: "To approach the alcohol isle calmly, grab a case of beer and run the hell out like there's no tomorrow." San Antonio's Santiago Martinez Jr. is the King of the Wahoo, or "El Rey del Guaju," if you're feeling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    Chron's Rick Casey To Host Political TV Show -- In San Antonio

    Rick Casey will be needing his traveling shoes​Rick Casey is the Houston Chronicle's star columnist, the news-side city columnist every good paper tries to have. He came over from San Antonio in 2003, the high-profile hire by then-new editor Jeff Cohen. His initial efforts seemed a little San ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2010

    Two Versions Of The Chron's Bill White Story Out There: The Houston One Is Nicer

    Two cities, two versions of a story​The Houston Chronicle did its Bill White's Houston Legacy story today, and it was picked up online by the Dallas Morning News.It had the same writer in the byline, and the stories were essentially the same. But there are subtle differences between what showed u ... More >>

  • News

    June 11, 2009

    The Recruit

    Places all over Houston want Trevor Falk and pitch the wonders of community life. He is 24 and has Down syndrome, which makes him a hot commodity for private group homes.

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Tea Party Hangover In Texas

    Yesterday we noted how KTRH had factually reported that the tea-party protests planned for that day "might be the single largest mass gathering in the country's history."We noted it wasn't "a mass gathering," merely a series of them, and therefore a typical college-football Saturday would be one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2009

    Latest Chronicle Rumor Goes National

    There's little but doom and gloom coming out of 801 Texas these days, as Houston Chronicle staffers watch its parent company Hearst dismantle papers in Seattle and San Francisco.Officially, the upcoming layoffs in Houston are supposed to be set at 10 percent of the staff, but wilder and wilder rumor ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    Texas Woman Fights Abuse at the State's Schools for the Mentally Retarded

    Her son was beaten up by an angry caregiver at Denton State School

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008

    Great Excuses in Journalism, Part CXVII

    Music writer Ramiro Burr, who for years has written columns and stories for the San Antonio Express-News and the Houston Chronicle, has resigned. Express-News editor Robert Rivard says Burr “caused [the paper] to unknowingly publish work under his name that was not, in fact, his own work.” A ... More >>

  • News

    June 12, 2008

    County Attorney Candidate Vince Ryan Sues Linebarger Goggan

    Saying he deserves a bigger piece of the pie, the former city councilman serves up cherry information to his current political opponent

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Oh, Baby Baby

    There's a lot of money to be made in adoptions. Jennalee Ryan moved to Texas to continue doing that.

  • News

    March 23, 2006

    Hustle Time

    Damon Jones has traveled from UH to all around the NBA chasing stardom and a sound bite

  • Music

    January 6, 2005

    Crapped Out

    After his latest CD, few of Pat Green's fans are feeling like Lucky Ones

  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Blues Lucifers

    San Antonio's Boxcar Satan rumbles in from the west with its punk-roots noise

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Hard Sale

    A flood of lawsuits has turned Dillard's into a master of defense

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Low Fidel-ity

    There's more than just the Gulf of Mexico between musicians in Cuba and those from Cuba

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    What's in a Name?

    Paul Renoir once had it all. But after years of botched business deals, he has virtually nothing left of his inheritance save the one thing he can't lose: His lineage to the famous painter.

  • News

    January 4, 2001

    Money Talks

    Mattress Mac's bowl was a joke everywhere but Houston

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    Job Insecurity

    For 13 hours, guard Jeanette Bledsoe wondered if she would see one more murder inside prison walls -- her own. Now she wants to make sure TDCJ protects those who protect us from society's rejects.

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Pigskin Parade

    A nonevent gets blanket coverage

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    The Man Who Would Be Kingmaker

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul.

  • News

    July 10, 1997
  • News

    May 12, 1994

    The Man Behind Mad Max

    Vernon Maxwell has made a reputation by going crazy. Now he says he wants to go straight. Really?