Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! FIGHTING OVER GRANDPA'S ESTATE Dear Willie D: Last month my grandfather died without a livin ... More >>
There was a generation of kids who grew up idolizing the astronauts. The men of the Mercury missions, the Apollo crews -- the guys who risked everything, put it all on the line to beat the Russians and launch into outer space. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong -- these guys were national he ... More >>
North Korea (and audiences) go home unhappy.
It may not be PTSDs or brain injuries that pose the most long-term danger to our surviving vets from their Middle East tours.
Tough-talking, Texas-bred Carroll McInroe was the Iraq / Afghanistan coordinator in the Veterans Administration's Spokane, Washington office from 2003 to 2008. It was his job to interview returnees from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom and help them readjust to civilian life. ... More >>
Larami SerranoOn January 20 of last year, Rocks Off first discovered an unsigned Houston artist by the name of Preemo. When we stumbled upon him on MySpace, he was an unknown. Amazing what a year will do. For all intents and purposes, Houston's Preemo had seen his better years as a rapper, ... More >>
Is ibogaine really an addict cure-all?
Preemo paints his masterpiece, but who will wake up to listen?
Photo courtesy UHOn Friday, I laid out a series of necessary keys that the Houston Cougars had to meet were they to have any chance of defeating the Maryland Terrapins in Friday night's opening-round NCAA Tournament match. You've seen the final score by now: Maryland 89, Houston 77. But at th ... More >>
In an incredible upset, Houston has swept through the brackets of March Madness and taken the title.It's not the Coogs, and it's not the basketball championship.But if you're wondering who would win the tournament of having the worst traffic of all the cities hosting March Madness games this year ... More >>
Photo courtesy UHI owe Tom Penders and his players an apology. I thought that there was no chance of the Houston Cougars running the table in the C-USA men's basketball tournament, and thus making the NCAA Tournament. And I wrote such.Boy was I wrong.The Cougars pulled off the expected defeat ... More >>
This is not what Francis Scott Key had in mind
Disorganized crime turns boys into men in Knockaround Guys
The Hangmen were once famously "Broke, Drunk and Stoned." Now they just sound that way.
New York shut down their popular club gig, so DJs Sasha and Digweed hit the road
Houston holds its own in the reading world
One Texas hula school proves to skeptical islanders that dancers do sometimes wear socks
A Bible-quoting con man finds easy pickings among those looking for a miracle or a windfall