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Texas Southern University

  • Culture

    May 15, 2014

    Two Third Ward Exhibitions Show the Importance of Perspective

    Third Ward history plays major role in two shows.

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2013

    Houston Music Hall of Famer Creole Joe Sample Is On a New Mission

    Joe Sample is on a mission. While the illustrious keyboard genius behind the Crusaders continues to expand his career and is as in-demand at 75 as at any point in his life, these days he balances his commercial career with good works. Inducted into the Houston Music Hall of Fame's inaugural class a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2013

    Cover Story: A Brief History of Joe Sample and the Crusaders

    What a badass. As chronicled in this week's cover story, there's a reason why Joe Sample is Texas Southern University's artist-in-residence at the school's jazz studies program -- and why he may be able to reinvent TSU's disgraced reputation. Cover Story: The New Crusaders Joe Sample Attempts to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Top 10 Restaurants in the Third Ward

    All of Houston's original six wards are rich with history, but none captivate me quite as much as the Third Ward. Once home to the city's wealthiest residents, the area just southeast of downtown has gone through a tremendous amount of change since it was first established in 1836. The Third Ward h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    New Baylor Stadium: Now Texas Can Actually Have a Good College Football Venue

    On Friday, Baylor regents gave a thumbs-up to the construction of a new $250-million stadium that will post up on the Waco campus and alongside the Brazos River. If Waco City Council green lights the $35 million tax increment financing zone funds that would be needed, then the 45,000-seat venue coul ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2012
  • Music

    January 5, 2012

    All That Jazz

    Critics say KTSU has lost its listeners, not to mention its soul, by ditching its cutting-edge music and many of its veteran DJs.

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    KTSU's Take Ova Crew Brings Student Voices To "The Choice"

    Take Ova Crew on FacebookThe Take Ova Crew welcomes Houston's own Devin the Dude.​In 1972, the FCC approved a license for Texas Southern University's FM radio station, 90.9 KTSU ("The Choice"). The station was originally intended to give students in the communications department an opportunity ... More >>

  • News

    July 7, 2011

    Our HAUS

    Houston gets its first co-op — decades after other cities took the plunge.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Rashad Minix, 20, Bayou Body Count No. 95

    Shot near TSU​An alleged drive-by shooting near the Texas Southern University campus early Sunday morning left one person dead. Rashad Minix, 20, was killed in the incident in the 3400 block of Rosedale about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Houston police say. Another man injured in the shooting was expect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Comment of the Day: She's No Barbara Jordan

    ​We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    Honoring Barbara Jordan's 75th Birthday: Five Video Clips

    Starting tomorrow, Texas Southern University will begin a year-long celebration of what would be the 75th birthday of alumna Barbara Jordan. Jordan was steeped in Houston, a Wheatley High grad who represented the Fifth Ward in Congress throughout the '70s. Here are five video clips of her career: ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 27, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    Tchernavia Sessum, Young & Recessioned: "I Had No Idea It Would Be This Hard"

    ‚ÄčToday's installment of Young & Recessioned features Tchernavia Sessum, a 26-year-old Clark Atlanta University grad, who struggled for several years in the job market before finding a job that put her schooling to use. Everybody in my family either went to Texas Southern [University] or Prairi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Last Call for Art: Graffiti & Teen Angst

    ‚ÄčSaturday is the last day to see "Pieced Together, All Texas Graffiti Show" over at Aerosol Warfare Gallery & Boutique. The first traveling graffiti art exhibit to make its way around the state, "Pieced Together" features works by Austin's Sloke (who curated), San Antonio's Enks, and Houston's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2009

    Bill Cosby Remembers A Segregated Houston

    Photo courtesy Houston SymphonyFrom time to time, Hair Balls talks to celebrities (real celebrities, not the "I invented a purple potato" type of pseudo-celebrities). And from time to time, those celebrities can be, oh, shall we say, unconventional. (Larry Harlow once slammed us for not being ... More >>

  • News

    November 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Where To Get Supplies From FEMA

    If you need ice or MREs you're probably not checking a blog, but in case a friend or relative out of the area is checking and can pass on the info, here's the official list of PODs -- the "places of Distribution" where you can wait on line for an ungodly amount of time to pick up some necessities: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    FEMA Looking Good at TSU Distribution Center

    In some spots, so far FEMA is looking good. The wait for folks at the Distribution Center at Texas Southern University (3600 Rosewood) was around 30 minutes. Volunteers were filling hands and trunks with ice, water and food of people in walk-thru and drive-thru lines. And things were moving ... "P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2008

    Houston Law Students Have Some Buyer's Remorse

    Texas Lawyer magazine is out with its annual survey of how students feel about their law schools. Since Houston is home to one-third of the state's nine certified law schools, there's plenty of fodder for locals. Texas Lawyer asked students if -- assuming they could go back in time -- they would c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    This Just In: Mistrial for Priscilla Slade

    After deliberating for five straight days, jurors in the trial of former Texas Southern University president Priscilla Slade just could not come to a decision. So, on Friday afternoon the judge granted the defense a mistrial For three days in a row, the jury wrote in notes to the court that they we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2007
  • Calendar

    October 11, 2007

    “Homecoming: The 3rd Biennial TSU Art Alumni Invitational”

    More than 40 works from 30 of TSU’s top students

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2006

    Is God on 3-1-1?

    "Don't sweat folks, I've called FEMA!" Well, the nerve... A poll released by Texas Southern University today shows that African-American Houstonians would call upon The Lord Almighty before city or state government during a major disaster. The report found that 83 percent of African Americans ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005

    From Gaza, with Love

    Young Palestinian refugees make moves for peace

  • News

    June 30, 2005
  • Calendar

    June 16, 2005

    Who's Your Diddy?

    It's Cristal and basketball with Coach Combs

  • News

    February 17, 2005

    News to Use

    A Pearland guy causes a Beltway firestorm

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Calendar

    June 24, 2004

    Arts Grant

    A basketball icon brings classics of African-American art to TSU

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    All in the NAACP Family

    A husband-and-wife team sparks controversy

  • News

    August 28, 2003

    In Line for Arena Pie

    Want to ride the Rockets' revenues? Good Luckett!

  • Calendar

    February 20, 2003
  • News

    July 4, 2002

    Getting Lonely at the Top

    A recycled city official comes home to roost

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    Lucky Star

    The brass ring fell in Kirk Whalum's lap. He's kept it in his pocket ever since.

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    The Insider

    Political Goodfellows Editor: Gabe and Gary get new toys; Lee and Mario cry in their stockings

  • Culture

    June 10, 1999
  • Calendar

    November 26, 1998

    Night & Day

    November 26 - December 2, 1998

  • Calendar

    October 16, 1997
  • News

    May 29, 1997

    Lost in the Cause

    In the early 1960s, Eldrewey Stearns was a powerful force for integration in a segregated society. Then he forgot his way, and history forgot him. Until, that is, he met writer Thomas R. Cole.

  • Music

    March 27, 1997
  • Calendar

    July 4, 1996
  • Calendar

    February 15, 1996
  • Calendar

    January 25, 1996
  • News

    June 15, 1995
  • Music

    June 15, 1995

    All the Colors of Jazz

    Kirk Whalum's sax paints with a broad palette of sounds

  • Culture

    June 8, 1995
  • News

    February 16, 1995

    Visible Man

    Carlton Thompson has a sportswriter's dream job. But he keeps getting asked for some I.D.

  • Music

    August 11, 1994
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