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Southern Methodist University

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Breelan Angel, Dirty Little Secret Keeper

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2014
  • News

    September 26, 2013

    Whatever It Takes: Houston Baptist University Turns to Football to Build a Name

    Houston Baptist University decides the best way to grow is to start a football team for the first time in its 50-year history.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2013

    Texas Public School Bible Courses Sparsely Offered, Poorly Taught

    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 >>

  • Film

    October 11, 2012

    T for Textbooks

    A new doc explores the Texas Board of Education's fight against science, history.

  • Calendar

    November 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    TCU to the Big 12: What's Changed Since the Southwest Conference Went Kaput

    ​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 >>

  • News

    October 6, 2011

    Miracle Faker

    Rick Perry is right: America can learn from Texas. He's just wrong about what the lesson is.

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2011

    UH Football Announces Two More Start Times for 2011 Season

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Racy Cowgirl Postcards: An NSFW Tour Of An Odd Subculture

    ​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 >>

  • News

    December 23, 2010

    Return to Sender

    What Would Comprehensive Immigration Reform Look Like If the Feds Got Off Their Duffs?

  • News

    May 13, 2010

    Blowing Smoke

    Could Valero empty the coffers of Texas schools?

  • News

    November 19, 2009

    The Tug of War

    Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.

  • News

    July 2, 2009

    Getting Schooled

    A group of former condo owners say SMU defrauded them of their homes to make way for the new Bush library.

  • News

    February 19, 2009

    Calorie Restrictors Stay Hungry in Hopes of Living Longer

    An SMU biologist searches to unlock the secrets to the fountain of youth

  • News

    October 23, 2008

    No Pressure. It's Just Texas High School Football.

    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.

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2008

    “John Alexander: A Retrospective”

    The Lone Star artist, on display at the Museum of Fine arts, Houston, made multiple points

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    íViva la Margarita!

    The drink that changed the way we eat

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003

    History Lessons

    Tracy Daugherty delivers a slice of Houston's hidden past in Axeman's Jazz

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Judging Rory

    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.

  • Music

    November 22, 2001

    Dallas Domination

    The Metroplex schools Houston when it comes to the indie scene

  • Music

    December 7, 2000

    Keeping Good Company

    Jack Ingram takes his rightful place in the long line of masterful Texas singer-songwriters

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    Unnecessary Roughness

    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.

  • Culture

    June 15, 2000

    Bible Belt Blues

    Mesmerizing God's Man in Texas ponders the question of where the Almighty fits into a church obsessed with politics

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Calling Jews to Jesus

    Southern Baptists go on a not-so-kosher search to convert Jews to Christ

  • Music

    September 9, 1999

    Wunderkind

    Flutist Christina Jennings poised to shine

  • Music

    July 1, 1999

    Warming Up

    The Texas Music Festival brings new meaning to the term "summer school"

  • News

    November 19, 1998

    The Great Sucking Sound

    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.

  • News

    October 22, 1998

    Making a Killing

    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.

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Three from Texas

    With a spate of independent movies, the state once again leaves its mark on film

  • Music

    November 27, 1997

    Twang of the 'Burbs

    Jack Ingram isn't a real rebel, but he plays one on CD

  • News

    March 28, 1996

    The Brother Graham (Part II)

    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

  • Music

    December 7, 1995

    Ardent Idea

    Can a Spot from Dallas do better than a Big Star from Memphis?

  • Music

    March 9, 1995

    The Road from College

    Dallas, and SMU, favorite Jackopierce gets a call to the big leagues, and answers

  • News

    October 13, 1994

    Candidate

    With big bucks and blessings from on high, Eugene Fontenot comes out from behind his wall to buy a seat in Congress

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