Texas State University

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    September 1, 2014

    Cougars Embarrass UH On Supposed Glorious Night For New Stadium

    Stop me if this sounds familiar. The heavily favored Houston Cougars open up the season at home against a team from Central Texas. But instead of winning the game by double digits, the Cougars are upset by double digits. Just replace Texas State with UTSA and make the final score 27-7. But there's o ... More >>

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    June 12, 2014
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    November 8, 2013

    Pole Dancing, Playoff Soccer: Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend

    "It's the freakin' weekend, baby, I'm about to have me some fun." Oh, R. Kelly, how you cut to the core of me. The weekend is upon us again, kids and children of all ages. That can mean only two things: 1) It's time to put on my expanding pants and eat nachos until I puke and 2) There be sports here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2013

    Congrats To The University Of Texas On An 8th Straight National Title In...

    ....merchandise royalties! Indeed, while the on the field product for football has regressed to "decidedly average with hope this season" and the on the court product for basketball has devolved to "just plain bad," one thing the University of Texas does really well -- TWO things, actually -- cash ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    You Down With HPV? Texas State Study Says Students Don't Know Jack

    College kids are as dumb as a box of rocks when it comes to understanding how to protect themselves from the human papillomavirus (or, as it's known in the industry, "HPV") according to a Texas State University study. "Only 15.5 percent of college students know that condoms don't fully protect a pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    No Wrist-Slap: Dereon Kelley Gets Almost Three Years for Texas State University TSU Bomb Threat

    Kids, if you're thinking of getting out of that final you never studied for by phoning in a bomb threat to the school, think again. Dereon Tayronne Kelley, 22, may not have been trying to miss a test, but he communicated a bomb threat to Texas Southern University Texas State University last October ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Dereon Kelley: Convicted, Faces 10 Years For Calling In Bomb Threat To Texas State University

    A 22-year-old Bryan man has been found guilty of calling in bomb threats to Texas State University last year, around the same time he was suspected of calling in a bomb threat that evacuated Texas A&M. A Houston federal jury took about an hour to convict Dereon Tayronne Kelley after a two-day trial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Ted Nugent Tells Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee He Hunts 300 Days Per Year

    Apparently, there is a debate over the practice of hunting deer in captivity in the state of Texas. I grew up with a father who loved the outdoors, so much so he worked as an outdoor writer and broadcaster for many years. While he was more into fishing than hunting, he did like to go out and shoot a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    College Football Week 1: 4 Winners, 4 Losers Among Coaches, Heisman Candidates, QBs

    Thursday night college football is fun. The Friday night ESPN game, at least under the magical watch of Joe Tessitore, has become somewhat sneaky over the years. But the college football season truly begins on that first Saturday. So when I fired up the television Saturday morning, then and only th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    UH Coogs It, Loses Embarrassingly To Texas State

    The Houston Cougars were huge favorites coming into Saturday night's game against the Texas State Bobcats. It was the Bobcats' very first ever game as a FBS school. But like the last time the Cougars played a game at Robertson Stadium before a packed crowd, the Cougars were embarrassed, losing 30-13 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    The New-Look Cougars Prep For A New Day In The Sun

    It's a new day for Houston Cougars football. A new coach and a new coaching staff. A new quarterback. New receivers. New helmets. New uniforms. New logo. They're going to a new conference next season. They've got one year left in the old stadium. But all of the newness brings questions. Questions l ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
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    April 27, 2012

    UH Releases Schedule for Last Season in Robertson Stadium & Conference USA

    The UH Cougars will be ending some relationships after this season -- they'll be leaving Conference USA for the Big East, and demolition crews will begin working on Robertson Stadium in December 2012. The school isn't sure yet where the 2013 football team will play while a new stadium is being buil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    Vegan Cooking 101: Chef Sabali Mpozi Shows How It's Done

    Sabali Mpozi is one of Houston's growing number of vegan gatekeepers. She makes it easy for anyone to adopt a plant-based diet with her series of basic, advanced and master vegan cooking classes and demonstrations. As the chef scooped avocados, chopped carrots and sautéed them in sunflower oil a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2012

    Dry Mouth? Two Texans Have the Cure

    Have you ever been "that guy" sitting in a quiet theater, watching a performance and out of nowhere you get a tickle in your throat? You try to swallow it away, but it grows and grows and all of a sudden you have a full-on coughing fit right when everything is super quiet. It happens to the best of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Drought-Ravaged Texas Parks Need Money & Visitors, State Says

    Texas parks: Visit or send cash or both, please.​The crippling drought of 2011 left Texas parks under-visited and in need of cash to make up a budget shortfall, officials are saying. The Texas Parks & Wildlife Department is putting out a call for people to come to the parks (and therefore gen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Kansas State As "Texas State Football Champs": You Didn't Play UH, Chumps

    These are apparently the latest in fashion in Manhattan, Kansas. The K-State football team is touting its victories over Baylor, Tech, A&M and UT. Fine, Jayhawks whatever you call yourselves, tout away. But if you want to declare yourself "Texas State Champs," you'd have to beat the best football ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Sarah Daniel of The Davenport

    It's early on a Friday night at The Davenport , but there's already a pretty decent crowd. The interior is dark, almost romantic, lit by candlelight and a faux fireplace. Throw a bearskin rug on the floor, and I bet some people would forget they're in public. A few folks are still in post-work att ... More >>

  • News

    August 18, 2011

    Knocked Out

    Medical effects of concussion far worse for kids.

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    August 17, 2011

    Cover Story: Concussions in Youth Sports: Is The Risk Worth It?

    ​Kayla Meyer was a normal kid growing up on the family farm in New Prague, Minnesota, where she used to ride horses around the property. But now, the 14-year-old can no longer ride or even attend school on a regular basis after receiving two concussions in ice hockey. Ali Champness, too, is ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011
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    May 19, 2011

    Roxann Michelle Thomas: Actually (And Illegally) Got Something From Those "Are You Owed Money?" Lists

    Yeah, that's my name, give me my check.​Newspapers and media Web sites regularly publish lists of people who are owed money by public institutions; if anyone bothers to read them, they check their name hoping to see they've forgotten all about that five-digit deposit in some bank they used to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Lyle Lovett, Billy Gibbons Named Official Texas State Musicians

    ZZ Top's Dusty Hill and Frank Beard were rumored to be appointed Texas' Offiical 2012 Alternate State Musicians.​With apologies to Townes Van Zandt, there's good news from Austin today. Good news for Houston. The Texas Commission on the Arts has chosen arguably the Houston area's two most rec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Texas House Approves Concussion Bill: Student-Athletes Would Have to Be Medically Cleared Before Returning

    ​Late last week, the Texas House voted 94 to 42 in favor of "Natasha's Law," a measure that would disallow a concussed student-athlete from competing in his or her sport until cleared by a physician. Additionally, HB 2038, which now awaits a vote in the Texas Senate, would require preseason n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2011

    Eirin Ann Hicks: Texas State Student Killed by One-Story Jump

    Texas StateEirin Ann Hicks: Killed by first-floor jump​If you're a parent who wonders why you worry about your kid, fresh evidence today that you need to: A Texas State student has died by jumping out of a first-floor window. Eirin Ann Hicks, 24 and from Temple, was taken off life support ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    For Sale: LBJ's Old Montrose Digs

    HARLBJ's Houston home: Where "Jumbo" no doubt got an airing​While Hair Balls has been going all Doris Kearns Goodwin with our presidential history, we might as well tell you that LBJ's one-time Montrose crash pad is on the block. The 107-year-old white clapboard home is at 435 Hawthorne or 34 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    The Daily Show's Latest Texas Takedown

    The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10cThe Daily Show on Facebook Man, you get wrapped up in dealing with an upcoming Snopocalypse and there's no telling what you'll miss on TV. Last week The Daily Show finally aired the long-awaited piece on Joe Strauss, the Jewish House Speaker who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    NFL & College Football -- Weekend's Best Bets (with Tales of Deceit, Adultery and Ron Artest)

    We see....FAIL in Ron Artest's future​Drayton McLane apparently has plans to sell the Astros. This comes as no surprise, those rumors have been swirling for some time. Now I don't know if he'll get his $800 million asking price, but I did call Drayton and make an offer and we now know that $9 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    UH Looking For Lots Of Crowd Noise For Tonight's ESPN Game

    Bring the noise to Robertson Stadium for ESPN​Strange as it may seem, if things had gone a bit differently in the college career of Drew Bledsoe, Kevin Sumlin might not have ended up in Houston. But strange as it may seem, that's the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.Sumlin's first ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2010

    UH Opens Season Like It Should, And In Front Of A Sellout Crowd

    Case Keenum gets off to a hot start​Playing a school like Texas State to open up a football season is never quite as easy as it looks. Just ask Michigan and Ole Miss.The Houston Cougars were very aware of the upset possibilities, and they were very aware of the opposite danger, that they could a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Coogs Ready To Hit Someone Besides Each Other

    Case Keenum, media darling, is ready to hit the field​There has been talk this off-season of the Houston Cougars being a BCS-buster, putting them in some of the same conversations as Boise State and TCU.With those kind of discussions, one would think that the Cougars would have to worry about gett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    R&B Legend Ivory Joe Hunter To Get State Historical Marker

    ​Rocks Off's predecessor John Nova Lomax, who normally reports on much more sordid goings-on in East Texas, tipped us off to a story in today's Beaumont Enterprise that reports late Texas R&B legend Ivory Joe Hunter will have an official Texas State Historical Marker erected at his gravesite n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    The Dynamo Stadium Plan Is Magic

    ​The greatest plan ever has been unveiled.Using absolutely no public funding, the city, by April 1, 2012, will get a 20,000 seat, $80 million Dynamo soccer/Texas State Southern University football stadium that will create a new section of downtown, which will undoubtedly boom with economic growth, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Coog Baseball Gets Off To Rough Start

    Photo courtesy UH​Teams never want to start 0-3 on the season, no matter the sport. And starting 0-3 for the season is definitely not something the Houston Cougars baseball team wanted to do, yet after being swept by Texas State in this season's opening series, that's exactly the hole the Cougars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    TUTS' Sound of Music: The Nuns Will Be Singing But Thank God They Don't Have to Tap Dance

    Photo by Joan MarcusShe can climb ev'ry mountain, but she can't tap-dance​It's been years since Roy Hamlin, associate artistic director at Theatre Under the Stars, has had anything to do with The Sound of Music -- not since his high school days when he was playing Uncle Max.Now he gets to direct i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Community Gardens Can't Stop A Crime Wave, Study Finds

    ​The "broken-window" theory of fighting crime states that if a neighborhood is allowed to deteriorate to the point where broken windows are left unfixed, crime will increase because residents don't give a shit.An offshoot of this says that doing beautification stuff such as planting small, public ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2009

    A Politician's Blog Actually Worth Reading

    Every politician these days is doing The Twitter, or having some unpaid intern blog for them. It's great if you're looking for the latest in boilerplate rhetoric.And then there's Texas State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, a Democrat from San Antonio.Check out his blog, Poli-Tex.Here's a note to former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Sunday: Gospel Brunch at House of Blues; Pete Mayes Tribute at Big Easy

    Rocks Off isn't sure what sort of currency a slogan like "Praise the Lord and pass the biscuits" would muster beyond the Pearly Gates - maybe, if he's really lucky, he'll get a chance to find out one day - but it works well enough for House of Blues' weekly gospel brunch, which debuts Sunday with 11 ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008
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    June 20, 2008

    Big Bad John Cornyn Is One Tough Cowboy, Apparently

    Last week at the Republican Party of Texas State Convention here in Houston, U.S. Senator John Cornyn, who is seeking reelection, was introduced to the crowd with a new campaign video and rhyming ditty that uses classic Texas tough guy, cowboy imagery. “As the sun rose on the Pecos The big clo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2008

    Weekend Music: Sublime Lives (Sort Of)

    One of the stranger stories in recent pop history hits the Meridian tonight in the form of Sublime tribute band Badfish. Tribute bands are nothing new, of course, and it’s been more than a decade since Sublime’s Paul Leary-produced 40 oz. to Freedom became the backbone of modern-rock radio – t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2008

    $13 at Pesquera’s Ocean Grill & Oyster Bar

    Where: Pesquera’s Ocean Grill & Oyster Bar, 34616 Highway 249 in Pinehurst, 281-259-5000 What $13 gets you: A surprisingly sophisticated meal aboard an absurdly tacky fake boat Let me start by saying I love restaurants on fake boats. There are loads of them in the Houston area, and all the ones ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 12, 2007
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    February 12, 2007

    Don't Cover Me

    Daniel Kramer For much of its existence, Sports Illustrated magazine has dealt with its famed "cover jinx" -- players or teams featured on the cover one week often end up falling flat on their face the next. Does the Houston Press have the same evil mojo going? Ask Rice's baseball team. Tabb ... More >>

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    January 19, 2007

    Stars and Bars

    We're all for pride of place, but do Bo and Luke really need their own holiday? Just four days after enjoying a three-day weekend honoring Martin Luther King, Texas State Employees can take the day off work today to celebrate another breed of martyrs — our Confederate Heroes. That's right, ... More >>

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    September 26, 2002

    Best Place to Play Racquetball

    Northwest Fitness and Sports Club

  • News

    May 9, 2002

    Unmasked At Last

    After a half-century of effort, local African-American artists are emerging to the forefront of the arts, both in Houston and nationally

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    The Badge Means You Owe

    A nursing home turns into another target for questionable cop telemarketers

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Adventure Race Series

    Texas State Championship Sprint Adventure Races

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    February 25, 1999
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