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Texarkana

  • Calendar

    January 16, 2014
  • News

    July 11, 2013

    The New Hornographers: The Fight Over the Future of Texas Deer

    A herd of headless deer, the looming threat of disease and Big Government in Texas's thriving trophy buck industry.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    I-69 Signs Along I-59: No, It's Not a Clever Joke. Stop Giggling.

    Whenever I think of U.S. 59, I think of constant gridlock from Shepherd through the 288/I-45 interchange, the flat, treeless drive to Ft. Bend County and the piney woods of east Texas, in all its glory. It is a unique stretch of road that runs from Mexico well into Missouri. Oh, sure, it changes num ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    College Football: National Signing Day 2013, A Decade Of Cautionary Tales

    Beginning bright and early Wednesday morning, 18-year-old football players far and wide will finalize in writing their plans on where they will ply their trade for the next three to five years, causing high blood pressure in adults three times their age coast to coast and dragging the fax machine in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Keith Judd: Texas Prisoner/Presidential Candidate Does Shockingly Well in West Virginia Primary

    Majestically mulleted Texas prisoner-cum-presidential candidate Keith Judd has picked up 41 percent of the vote in West Virginia's Democratic primary. (We examined the Keith Judd phenomenon back before he was just a gleam in West Virginia's eye.) The Associated Press reports that Judd, serving time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    5 Artists Whose Second Acts Surpassed Their First

    Rocks Off has always had a soft spot for Rick Nelson. Although our oldest memory of him is probably hearing about the plane crash outside Texarkana that killed him, his band and his fiancee on New Year's Eve 1985, we're also old enough to remember actually his songs like "Hello, Mary Lou," "Lonesome ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Keith Judd: Totally Qualified Texas Prisoner on Presidential Ballot (Democrat, of Course)

    Just when we threw up our hands in despair over the dearth of worthwhile presidential candidates, a federal prisoner in Texas has made it onto the ballot in West Virginia. Keith Russell Judd, who's serving 210 months in a decidedly un-oval office in Texarkana for making threats while on the Univer ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 15, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Playboy Comes A-Courting To Houston For A Casting Call

    Photo By Brittanie SheySandy Garza works it for the cameras​ Be sure to check out our slideshow Girl Next Door: Behind The Scenes at Playboy's Casting Call (sNSFW) here. The first day of Playboy's two-day Houston casting call lured women from as far as Cleveland, Ohio, and New Boston, Texas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Best/Worst College Football QB Transfers: A List Inspired by Former Texas Main Man Garrett Gilbert

    Obviously, Garrett Gilbert is no Colt McCoy. Or Case McCoy. Or David Ash. Earlier today, the Texas Longhorns announced that Gilbert -- who filled in admirably for the injured Colt McCoy during the Longhorns' loss in the 2010 BCS Championship game...and that's about it -- is leaving the program. G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    Your Weekly Heat Wave Music Blog: Hotter Than Hell Edition

    Ed. Note: Remember that "songs about Hell" blog we mentioned a couple of days ago? It's still hot, and here it is. maximumwage.wordpress.comThe Southwest Freeway and Loop 610, 4 p.m.​There's an old saying in Botswana: "Shitfire is it hot!" Wait, maybe that was Bandera. Anyway, whatever hemisp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Six Questions I Would Ask Chip Kelly About Will Lyles

    Chip Kelley back when he was answering questions​In the weeks leading up to the BCS Championship Game between Auburn and Oregon back in January, a lot of the game-related chit-chat centered on the controversy swirling around Auburn and the "pay for play" scheme that Cecil Newton, the father of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Remember Kritikal's Late Nights, Early Mornings?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​Kritikal Late Nights, Early Mornings (Self-Released, 2010) Kritikal (pronounced Kriti-cal) r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2010

    Fine Dining By The Sea(Brook)

    Chocolate-peanut butter icebox pie.​"Don't get too caught up in it; it's just grape juice," laughed Mark McWilliams, seated to my right. Those are words you don't expect to hear from someone who runs a successful winery for a living, but it set the tone for a refreshing evening. Anyone expecti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas, Part 2: "Trinity"

    [Note: This week Rocks Off is looking at the musical heritage, highs and lows, for each of the five possible states that might result should Texas secede from the U.S. like Gov. Rick Perry wants it to. Yesterday we began with the Panhandle/West Texas "Palo Duro" territory; today it's northeastern qu ... More >>

  • Music

    July 30, 2009

    Five Hour Energy

    The 2009 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase in 300 minutes or less.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2009

    HPMA Aftermath: Ozeal & the Eulypians, Nosaprise, Benjamin Wesley, Tha Fucking Transmissions, Kristine Mills, Peekaboo Theory, Versecity and Spain Colored Orange

    Chris Gray​Five hours is not a long time. It is if you're driving from Houston to Texarkana or Uvalde, maybe. But when hopscotching all over downtown trying to take in as much of the Houston Press Music Awards showcase as you can until your feet and your ears cry uncle, those 300 minutes go by in ... More >>

  • News

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2009

    Even Burt Reynolds In That Black Trans-Am, All Gonna Meet Down At The Lakewood Yacht Club

    Houston is once again proudly claiming its mantle for all things classy. For it is here -- not in Paris, not in Monaco or Palm Springs -- where Burt Reynold's legendary Bandit will be auctioned off next month.What is the Bandit, you ask, obviously putting down your dog-eared copy of Recherche du Tem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Whistleblower Wins Suit, Even Without Feds' Help

    Usually, when the federal government refuses to join in your whistleblower suit, you give up. (Unless, of course, you're talking about whistleblower suits against the federal government.) A pair of local attorneys decided to stick with their so-called "qui tam" (legalese for "whistleblower") suit, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2008

    Bartender, Pour the Wine: Ten Great Country Breakup Songs

    The late, great Harlan Howard, the songwriter behind “Heartaches by the Number,” “I Fall to Pieces,” “Streets of Baltimore” and “Why Not Me” (among countless others), once famously said country music is “three chords and the truth.” And the truth is that many relationships – mo ... More >>

  • News

    November 8, 2007

    Child Protective Services: Problems, Reforms and More Problems

    A quick fix may only have created more problems for CPS and the families it serves

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    We Heart CFS

    Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isn’t just because the current Press features 25 choice locations for CFS. Daniel Kramer Nope, as an added bonus, we learn from the New York Times today that Houston’s own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2007

    We Heart CFS

    Chicken fried steak lovers, this must be your week. And it isn't just because the current Press features 25 choice locations for CFS. Daniel Kramer Nope, as an added bonus, we learn from the New York Times today that Houston's own Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital boasts one of the nation's ... More >>

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Viva la Margarita!

    The drink that changed the way we eat

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2006

    Beating a (Nearly) Dead Horse

    Dixie Wilson/ARTEX Some of the horses endured much more than a bumpy ride and exhaust. In April, Press staffer Josh Harkinson told a sad tale of horse slaughterhouses and horse abuse. On the coattails of that story, we have a depressing follow-up. On Thursday, Bryan Morgan was been charged wit ... More >>

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    Ready for a Rumbo?

    News wars return as two Spanish papers go mano a mano

  • News

    June 17, 2004

    Strings Attached

    Will Linden move on to become a music mecca or fall beneath the weight of a racist past?

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Head Ways

    Dillard's may dominate advertising -- and be all but absent from news headlines

  • News

    September 4, 2003
  • News

    January 13, 2000

    Love Hurts

    Six of her ex-lovers or associates are wounded or dead. Authorities wonder if old ways die hard for former Houston attorney Catherine Mehaffey Shelton.

  • Music

    January 28, 1999
  • News

    September 3, 1998

    Rogue Elephant

    Log Cabin Republicans want to be part of the GOP, which wants no part of them

  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Traveling Waste

    On their way to West Texas, trucks carrying nuclear waste may be routed through your community

  • News

    May 21, 1998

    (Pay)checks and (Im)balances

    Fat starting salaries! Hefty raises! HISD says its administrators deserve them.

  • News

    June 19, 1997
  • News

    May 22, 1997

    Brothers of the Road

    'The I-69 "NAFTA Highway" is supposed to create thousands of jobs. Thanks to your tax dollars, it's already provided a very good one for the underemployed brother of Tom DeLay.

  • News

    March 13, 1997

    Basic Ballard

    Donna Ballard and her Christian conservative cohorts have transformed the State Board of Education. But will they transform the way Texas teaches its kids?

  • News

    May 9, 1996

    Bitter Lesson

    For 27 years, math teacher Phyllis Landes had a spotless record. Then the Texas Education Agency accused her of making racist remarks, and nearly ruined her school and her life.

  • News

    February 22, 1996

    Wasted Days, Wasted Lives (Part I)

    Record producer Huey Meaux was a legend in the music business. Now he's an accused pedophile on the run.

  • News

    August 31, 1995

    Gayle Force

    A vigorous advocate for teachers and the bane of HISD administrators, confrontational union boss Gayle Fallon wields a growing power over the direction of Houston's public schools

  • News

    April 14, 1994

    Fast-Track Diversion

    Harris County experiments with a new sentencing tool in cocaine cases

  • Culture

    December 23, 1993

    Dyssing Christmas

    Why theater critics get grouchy in December, and a review of the audience at 12 Steps to a More Dysfunctional Christmas

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