Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? If there's one thing the ... More >>
Houston Baptist University decides the best way to grow is to start a football team for the first time in its 50-year history.
Six years after lawmakers agreed Bible courses could be offered in Texas schools, the Texas Freedom Network finds that course offerings are neither "legally appropriate nor academically sound," according to a report released today. Lawmakers, after much wrangling that included input from Jewish Hou ... More >>
A new doc explores the Texas Board of Education's fight against science, history.
Earlier this week, Texas Christian University officially accepted an invitation to join the Big 12 Conference, which sort of models the old Southwest Conference, a division that the Horned Frogs competed in from 1923 to 1996. We gotta tell you, horny toads, compared to '96, the league is goi ... More >>
Rick Perry is right: America can learn from Texas. He's just wrong about what the lesson is.
Today, the University of Houston announced two more start times for the football team's highly anticipated run at a Conference USA championship. The September 24 match-up against the Bill Curry-led Georgia State Panthers, which is entering just its second season of competitive football, will ... More >>
As the Dixie Chicks sang in "Little ol' Cowgirl": She's a little ol' cowgirl from out Texas way Countin' the nights 'til the fiddler plays Workin' all week just doin' her thing She likes punchin' doggies but she loves to swing The cowgirl has been a source of fascination since the cowgirl w ... More >>
What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?
Could Valero empty the coffers of Texas schools?
Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.
A group of former condo owners say SMU defrauded them of their homes to make way for the new Bush library.
An SMU biologist searches to unlock the secrets to the fountain of youth
Katy High School was going to play against a Florida team on national TV. Now all it had to do was find a way to win again.
The Lone Star artist, on display at the Museum of Fine arts, Houston, made multiple points
The drink that changed the way we eat
Tracy Daugherty delivers a slice of Houston's hidden past in Axeman's Jazz
Jurist Rory Olsen can put you in a mental institution and cost you hefty court fees. Critics wonder whether he can handle the job. Big deal -- he's a bottom-of-the-ballot Republican.
The Metroplex schools Houston when it comes to the indie scene
Jack Ingram takes his rightful place in the long line of masterful Texas singer-songwriters
Inmate Mark Knox claims Texas prison guards brutalized him. The ACLU fears that in an expanding and unwieldy TDCJ system Knox is far from alone.
Mesmerizing God's Man in Texas ponders the question of where the Almighty fits into a church obsessed with politics
Southern Baptists go on a not-so-kosher search to convert Jews to Christ
Flutist Christina Jennings poised to shine
The Texas Music Festival brings new meaning to the term "summer school"
Bart Sipriano's well dried up four days after Ozarka started pumpin massive amount of water nearby. Under the state's archaic "rule of capture," the East Texan has no right to complain.
In the '70s, Walter Waldhauser arranged four contract murders. Nearly 20 years later, he has a new name and a new line of work -- but he still generates a profit from death.
With a spate of independent movies, the state once again leaves its mark on film
Jack Ingram isn't a real rebel, but he plays one on CD
Once upon a time in Humble, there lived two guys named Pat and Mike. They had a way of making people believe, and those people included some of Texas' highest public officials. While it turned out that their stories usually were just too good to be true
Can a Spot from Dallas do better than a Big Star from Memphis?
Dallas, and SMU, favorite Jackopierce gets a call to the big leagues, and answers
With big bucks and blessings from on high, Eugene Fontenot comes out from behind his wall to buy a seat in Congress