Stephen F. Austin State University

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    November 11, 2014

    Brett Hartmann Files Revised NRG Turf Lawsuit

    In a sports world and news cycle that moves at breakneck speed, thanks to social media and the 24 hour news cycle, maintaining relevance is a pretty competitive endeavor. It takes a concerted effort to rent space in our brains these days. That makes it all the more amazing that one of the most prom ... More >>

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    November 3, 2014

    Eagles 31, Texans 21: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    With 4:07 to go in the game, the ball sat on the four yard line. 4th down, 1 yard to go, the Eagles leading the Texans 24-21 and driving for a "nail in the coffin" score. If they get this first down, it's first and goal at the three, and then it's just a matter of picking which Eagle scores the touc ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    Houstoric Project, Volume 7: The East End

    For our 7th installment of the HoustoricProject we bring you the East End. The East End covers a vast area that starts at the eastern edge of downtown to the Port of Houston and South to Hobby Airport. The Eastwood Subdivision, one of Houston's first master-planned communities, turned 100 this year ... More >>

  • 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.

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    September 25, 2013

    Cover Story: Houston Baptist University Dives Into the Big Business of College Football

    A little over a year ago, Houston Baptist University was mostly known for high academic standards and a men's gymnastics squad that achieved success in the 1980s. After a $10 million investment that helped pay for a football field, a full-fledged coaching staff and enough manpower to examine 300 a ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Texans-Vikings: Let The (Preseason) Games Begin!

    This time of year, we are looking for signs that football is actually here. The Texans' open practices are nice, but rarely involve hitting, or even pads and helmets. There are Gary Kubiak soundbites on the radio every day, and that's all well and good. But until something that feels like real footb ... More >>

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    March 22, 2013

    Who Needs The Astros When You Have The Cougars And Owls?

    Houston Astros owner Jim Crane is tired of fan complaints about the crappiness of the Houston Astros. Give him $10 million and he'll gladly listen, but otherwise, just pay the team's highly inflated prices for Opening Day and shut up. It's not a very fan-friendly approach to take, especially when he ... More >>

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    July 16, 2012

    To Booze or Not to Booze near the Alamo?

    San Antonio is in a tizzy. When officials from the Texas General Land Office okayed a plan to allow caterers to serve hooch at after-hours events at Alamo Hall, a repurposed 1922 fire station near but not on the grounds of the Alamo complex, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas roared into action. ... More >>

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    June 22, 2012

    Houston 101: The Battle of Jones Creek, 188 Years Ago Today

    There aren't that many Indian battles in Houston's history, but on this date in 1824, a vicious little skirmish took place pitting Karankawas against Stephen F. Austin's settlers in Brazoria County. The trouble started on June 21 just west of what is now Angleton at a country store owned by a braw ... More >>

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    April 9, 2012

    Vic Shealy Is the First Football Coach in Houston Baptist History

    Houston Baptist University took another step towards becoming a football program today by naming a head coach. He is Vic Shealy, who most recently was defensive coordinator at Kansas, a team that went winless in conference play and whose staff was thus replaced. Shealy also has coached at Richmond ... More >>

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    March 13, 2012

    Cowboy Diaries: Clint Cannon -- Surfer Dude

    True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his boots to call him ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Lamar's Head Basketball Coach Pat Knight Rants Maniacally (w/ VIDEO)

    Yep, that apple fell right by the tree.​It's not easy being the son of a legend, and then trying to follow in said legend's footsteps into the exact same vocation of choice. Pat Knight knows this. His father, Bobby Knight, garnered 902 career wins as a head coach. He also had dozens of epic ... More >>

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    April 21, 2011
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    April 12, 2011

    Lynde Chunn: Hard Luck East Texas Woman Dies On Cusp Of Personal Rebirth

    Lynde Chunn: Sing a sad song​(Be warned. In ten years here at the Houston Press, we've seldom come across a story sadder than this one.) Lynde Chunn had a tough row to hoe for many of her 28 years. The Houston-born Caney Creek High School graduate was mentally challenged but had long lived al ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Cougars and Owls: Hey, What Do You Know? At Least Some Houston Teams Can Win Baseball Games

    John RoyalHouston's Caleb Ramsey knocks a first-inning two-run triple on Friday night​The expectations for the Houston Cougars baseball team are almost nonexistent. Hustle. Stay competitive. Aim toward being better next season. The expectations for the Rice Owls are high. Win Conference U ... More >>

  • Music

    January 27, 2011

    Chinaberry Reflections

    Houston Kid Rodney Crowell learns to "fail better."

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    January 11, 2011

    Austin's Hilah Cooking!

    Isn't it funny what you can discover when you're dicking around on YouTube? For example, we came across a clip of a blond-haired, Lisa Kudrow-looking woman ranting about how her roommate has been stealing her ketchup from their refrigerator. This is particularly hilarious not only because it appe ... More >>

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    November 16, 2010

    Louie Gohmert: "Anchor Baby" Congressman Whines To Texas College For Making Him Look Bad

    Louie Gohmert's good name has been besmirched​Talking Points Memo has an update on its continuing coverage of East Texas Congressman Louie "Anchor Baby" Gohmert's involvement with the firing of a Stephen F. Austin employee, and it's a funny one. Gohmert, TPM reports today via open-records req ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    SFA vs. Sam Houston: The Battle Of The Piney Woods Comes To Houston

    SFA-SHSU -- Big crowd expected​There's Texas-OU in the Red River Shootout (eff that "Rivalry" crap). Florida-Georgia in the World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party. And Oregon-Oregon State in the Civil War.And then there's the Battle of the Piney Woods, where two meth-fueled, teeth-lacking inbred t ... More >>

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    September 8, 2010

    Game Time: Stephen F. Austin Football -- The "F" Now Stands for "Fakers"

    Dr. Nick will testify SFA players WERE really hurt​My birthday is on January 22. (I don't say this because I want you to get me anything -- although I wouldn't say NO -- I am merely pointing it out to illustrate how I feel this time of year.) Growing up, it was great having a January birthday bec ... More >>

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    April 28, 2010

    Alvin Brooks Gets A Second Chance With UH Hoops

    It may look like a mausoleum, but it's home for the Coogs​The story of the University of Houston men's basketball team can be seen as one of rebirths, second chances, starting over.Head coach James Dickey hasn't been a head coach since losing his job at Texas Tech in 2001. His associate head ... More >>

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    April 27, 2010

    13 Things You'll Never Hear At Anvil

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttTry ordering a real Manhattan at your Golden Tee Palace.​I found myself explaining to a friend last night that my entire philosophy and approach toward bars now that I've gotten older can be summed up by one question: Does it have a Golden Tee machine? If the answer ... More >>

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    March 31, 2010

    Coogs Have Pitching Problems As They Face An Underachieving Rice

    Photo courtesy UH​The Houston Cougar baseball team got off to a poor start to the season. Coming into the Houston College Classic at the start of the month, the team was 2-5, and they were lucky to have gotten their two wins. Then they pulled off the major upset at Minute Maid Park, sweeping al ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Boating on Buffalo Bayou

    Photos by Margaret Downing​Buffalo Bayou Partnership is promoting its boat tours -- tying them into the Christmas season -- as part of its continuing effort to try to get Houston residents out of their cars and down to the bayou to see what all the clean-up has achieved. So Thursday, after two pr ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Haunted Austin

    Photo by Brittanie Shey​The state capitol holds many secrets gleaned throughout its long history as a center for settlement, trade and politics. Here are a few of our favorite spooky places in Austin. The Driskill Hotel Often cited as one of the most haunted buildings in Texas, The Driskill ... More >>

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    July 20, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Angleton's Mysterious House of the Century

    It all started with an obsession. And a blog post. The House of the Century was built in 1972 by the Ant Farm Art Collective, a group that included architects Richard Jost, a then-recent graduate of the University of Houston, and Doug Michels, founder of the collective and professor at UofH. (Ant ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009
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    November 27, 2008
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    September 11, 2008
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    September 9, 2008
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    July 22, 2008

    Brazoria County -- Come for the Beaches (Maybe)

    Who needs Miami Beach? With high gas prices, you can just putter down to the beaches of Brazoria County and save a wad on gas. That's the sales pitch from tourism officials in the county directly south of Houston. As proof that Brazoria County hoteliers are profiting from gas-conscious tourists, ... More >>

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    October 23, 2007

    Three Nights Ago: Hometown Showdown at Warehouse Live

    Hometown Showdown Warehouse Live October 20th, 2007 Better than: When I was 11 years old and bumped into that black guy from the movie Nerds at the airport. (Which is to say it was pretty boss.) Download: “Run, Go Get It” (Lower Life Form); “Wasteland” (Sounds Under Radio); “Swimming Ste ... More >>

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    June 25, 2007

    Bong Hits 4 Jesus

    Not only did a majority of the U.S. Supreme Court not find Joseph Frederick’s banner of “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” funny, now they’ve made it tougher for other public school students to exercise their First Amendment rights in a decision announced this morning. Frederick argued that when he unfur ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2007

    Houston Astros, Netflix, Congressman Ron Paul

    It could be a year of despair for Astros fans

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    Just Say Ho

    A Tennessee-based Virginia rocker salutes the Big Drunk in song; also: Mary Cutrufello gets back on track

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    October 20, 2005

    Festival Crashers

    A film fest descends on the Capital City

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    August 18, 2005
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    October 14, 2004

    Screen Playing

    Hollywood mixes and mingles at the Austin Film Festival

  • News

    October 14, 2004

    The Reorient Express

    Some churches are still trying to "cure" homosexuals. And some people are still lining up to trade in their sex life for eternal life.

  • News

    April 22, 2004

    Carrying the Torch

    Rangers get fired up over Bush's Healthy Forests Initiative

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    April 1, 2004

    Exit Wounds

    The gunman fled. Her point-blank panic hasn't.

  • Culture

    February 12, 2004

    The Hard Sell

    Local filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. what?

  • News

    January 30, 2003

    Peace Signs

    Thirdgeneration activist Luchita Rodriguez and her friends find the missing rally bus and a fresh, family-style fight against war in Iraq

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    August 8, 2002

    An Absolute Maybe

    There's little doubt that Johnnie Bernal was not a really good guy. The question remains, though, how bad was he?

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    People Who Died

    Firewater's Todd A. lost two friends to suicide in two years. It saved his life.

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    January 24, 2002

    Version 2.0

    Since the demise of Radio Montrose, M. Martin has been focusing his energy on

  • News

    June 14, 2001

    Raw Roots

    Excavations for plantation artifacts - and the real truth - are unraveling the genteel gloss covering Texans' old notions about the slave era here

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    June 22, 2000

    Putting Up

    Lynda Nichols saved a significant piece of Wharton's square. And it's costing her dearly.

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    June 11, 1998
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    July 4, 1996


    How softball coach Holly Nuber won the state championship -- and lost her job

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