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South Dakota

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Will H-Town Acts Impress Mile High City Fans?

    My ongoing commitment to the young adults I parent is strong. Occasionally, it leads to weekends like one late last month, which included 30-plus hours of driving to and from Denver to help my daughter, who lives in nearby Boulder. Errands aside, my wife and I had about six waking hours in the Mile ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2014

    If Google Elected Athletes to Office, the President Would Be...

    Before computers ruled our lives, before the internet connected everyone to everything, relevance was a far more subjective attainment. Stardom was a feel, degrees of which were debatable. Nowadays, with our ability to measure the relative joy in/admiration for/tolerance of almost anything thanks t ... More >>

  • Film

    December 19, 2013

    The Year in Movies 2013: Joaquin Phoenix Returns and the Films of the Year

    We look at the year a man fell in love with a phone and a whole lot more.

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Trafficking in Flesh: New Report on Human Trafficking in Houston and the United States

    Remember when Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, said he was just a banker doing "God's work"? That statement was both false and borderline blasphemous. Some folks who are actually doing the lord's work are the people at Polaris Project, an NGO, which started The National Human Trafficking Resou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Andre Williams, Black Godfather, Is Still Slick as "Bacon Fat"

    Andre Williams is a true musical journeyman. Now a most ripe 76 years old, he's had the kind of career that seems like it could hardly be real to us 21st-century folk. He came of age in a time of segregated lunch counters and when musicians -- particularly ribald ones like him -- couldn't even title ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2013

    The Dark Wall: Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras's Last Ride

    The story of Tim Samaras and the largest tornado ever documented.

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    Celebrating July 4th And The 20th Anniversary Of Lex Luger BodySlamming Yokozuna

    On this, the 237th birthday of the good ol' US of A, we turn our attention to Mount Rushmore, not so much in a literal sense, but in a metaphorical sense. These days, the term "Mount Rushmore" isn't used so much to refer to the actual South Dakota monument celebrating Presidents Washington, Jefferso ... More >>

  • News

    March 21, 2013

    Pope Francis Who?

    Five who might have inspired the name.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Upcoming Events: John Mueller Brings His Barbecue to Houston

    Don't have the time or gas money to burn driving out to legendary barbecue spots like Smitty's, Kreuz, Franklin, Snow's or Louie Mueller, but have a hankering for classic Central Texas-style 'cue? You're in luck, then, because highly-regarded pitmaster John Mueller is headed to Houston for a one-day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2012

    DOJ Eyes Will Be On the Ground in Harris, Fort Bend counties on Election Day

    Voters in Harris and Fort Bend counties will get an extra treat on Election Day: Federal poll watchers. As a result of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (now 47 years old!), the federal government attempts to make sure every registered voter regardless of race, color "or membership in a minority langua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2012

    Carolyn Farb, Jesse Dayton Go Undercover with Kinky Friedman

    Over the weekend we learned of at least one high profile 2012 recording project that involves Houston at least peripherally: local arts patron and charity fundraiser Carolyn Farb will be the executive producer of a Jesse Dayton album of Kinky Friedman covers tentatively titled Sold American. Farb w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Texas AG Greg Abbott Grabs The Spotlight In Fight Against EPA's Tailpipe-Emissions Rule

    Greg Abbott leads a mostly southern uprising​Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wants everyone to know that he is doing everything he can to stop the federal Environmental Protection Agency from trying to implement greenhouse-gas limits on cars and trucks. In the latest of a series of lawsuit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Vinyl Junkie Joins Houston's Indie Record-Store Ranks

    Photos by Neph Basedow​Considering the music junkies we are, Rocks Off couldn't wait to check out Houston's newest independent record store, the aptly titled Vinyl Junkie, which opened its doors November 1. Located at 4202 E. Canal in Houston's East End, customers might need to circle the blo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    The Owls Prepare To Slay The Knights

    The Owls are led by their Ray Guy Award nominee punter Kyle Martens‚ÄčThe Rice Owls (2-5) aren't going to out-physical most football teams. They usually don't have the talent of other teams. So for the Rice Owls to win football games, they need outstanding game plans, solid execution, and they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2010

    Last Night: Aerosmith At Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

    Ed. note: See a slideshow from Thursday night's concert with Aerosmith and Sammy Hagar here. Photos by Groovehouse​Aerosmith Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 5, 2010 Remember when you were little and would watch your parents fight around the house? Everyone can relate, unless you grew ... More >>

  • Music

    July 15, 2010

    Book Learning

    Houston's Literary Greats sail onto the college-radio charts with Ocean, Meet the Valley.

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    The 2010 Census Launches the Latino Underground Into the Mainstream; Other Bold Predictions for the Coming Decade

    Will Lil Young be one of this decade's breakout Latino rap stars?‚Äč Can Latino hip-hop in Houston continue to thrive as a black-market force, of sorts, whose sales are invisible to the IRS, and evolve into a powerful underground economy without the acknowledgement or praise of mainstream music medi ... More >>

  • News

    March 12, 2009

    U.S. Military Deserters Once Again Flock to Canada to Avoid War

    Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.

  • News

    July 10, 2008

    A Native American Family Fights Against Hair Length Rules

    When five-year-old Adriel Arocha ran afoul of the Needville school district, getting cut off wasn't an option for his parents

  • Film

    October 4, 2007

    Into the Wild

    Sean Penn delivers a soulful road movie and refuses to define his subject

  • News

    July 27, 2006

    Changes in Attitude

    When voters elected Martha Wong, they thought they were sending a moderate Republican to Austin. Critics say once there, she took a right turn. Now her district is rethinking its representation.

  • News

    March 23, 2006

    Hustle Time

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

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    Road Trip

    How a mid-list band spent six weeks in an RV, fueled by chili

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Ultra Man

    Champa is the champ of our DJ competition at South Beach

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    Cowboy Noir

    Riding horses, sucking dust and planning for the big time

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    The Killer Next Door

    He left clues all over, but it still took investigators years to unmask the serial murderer in their midst

  • Music

    June 17, 2004

    Feel This

    Enema of the Mental State: Notes from the Battle on Irritable Blink-182 Syndrome

  • Music

    May 13, 2004

    Crazy Tony Is Back

    Broken Note Records returns from the graveyard of labels

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    Catching Elevators

    Dr. Hitoshi Nikaidoh stepped on a St. Joseph Hospital elevator and died. His death was gruesome and horrifying. But it wasn't unique.

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    Hail to the Chiefs

    Houston artist David Adickes finds new homes for his massive presidential busts

  • News

    April 24, 2003

    A Hanging Offense

    Did the Devereux Treatment Center provide the care Cecilia Garrett needed or did it drive the young teenager to her death?

  • News

    August 1, 2002

    Big John and Little Joe

    Space City's tallest and shortest musicians rule the 2002 Houston Press Music Awards

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    Laying Siege

    The tycoon's gift shop sparks a turf war in Montrose

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Power House

    What do Lakewood Church and its pastor Joel Osteen have that most mainline Protestant denominations don't? People. Lots of them. And in an assortment of colors.

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Agent of Doom

    Former enemies unite against the continuing fallout from deadly defoliants of the Vietnam War

  • News

    July 5, 2001

    In This Together

    KTRK and the Chronicle contribute to an HISD campaign

  • News

    April 6, 2000

    Power Lunch?

    A farewell feed and juror-felon add to the already unusual case of George Bishop

  • News

    December 2, 1999

    Bishop's Endgame

    An early GOP force could be savoring party triumphs -- from prison

  • Music

    September 23, 1999

    Native Talent

    Indigenous Americans blow blues-rock smoke

  • News

    January 14, 1999
  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Trench Warfare

    There's a hole carved out of the earth 32 feet deep, 210 feet wide, and 400 feet long near the Texas-Mexico border.

  • News

    July 23, 1998
  • Music

    January 1, 1998
  • Music

    May 22, 1997
  • Music

    April 24, 1997

    Fixed Up

    Shawn Colvin's made A Few Small Repairs, and she's ready to show them off

  • Film

    August 8, 1996
  • News

    January 20, 1994

    The fight to save the Katy Prairie

    How many winters more will Arctic waterfowl make their 10,000-year-old journey to the western edge of Houston?

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