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The Army National Guard

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    Perry Sends 1,000 Troops to Border, But Not Because of Flood of Children, Apparently

    Rick Perry and many of his GOP brethren support the idea of beefed up security along the Texas-Mexico border. Because the Obama administration has failed to act, Perry says, he must do it himself. On Monday, he ordered 1,000 National Guard troops to deploy along the border in something he is calling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2014

    5 Houston Places Where Rick Perry Could Send Those 1,000 Border Troops

    Today, it is expected Governor Rick Perry will announce that he is sending 1,000 National Guard troops to the border in an effort to assist police in handling the recent surge of immigrants into the U.S., mostly unaccompanied minors from Central America. The surge has grabbed national headlines and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Nearly 9,000 Expected for American Legion Convention

    Nearly 9,000 veterans will attend the American Legion's 95th national convention in Houston August 23, according to the nation's largest organization of wartime vets. A press release states that "blue-capped Legionnaires will be seen primarily in the downtown area where they will be housed in a num ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    Oregon Judge Upholds $81 Million Judgment Against KBR in Toxic Chemical Case

    Poor KBR just can't get a break -- a federal judge in Oregon has affirmed an $81 million judgment against the Houston-based firm for exposing National Guard soldiers to a deadly chemical at an Iraqi water injection plant in 2003. The judgment was awarded to the first 12 veterans, out of hundreds sti ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2012

    When the Sh*t Hits the Fan

    Whether it's a coupon-clipping, back-to-nature guy escaping the rat race, or someone certain we're on the brink of war or a future in which Barack Obama has taken away our guns, preppers are ready. The rest of us, maybe not so much.

  • News

    May 3, 2012
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    February 23, 2012

    Long Riders

    Black cowboys didn't get to the big show in Houston by the most direct route, but they made it all the same.

  • News

    February 16, 2012

    Blood Money

    More than 200 soldiers are suing KBR for knowingly exposing them to toxic chemicals in Iraq, whose effects started with nose bleeds and could end with cancer. KBR says that didn't happen. But even if it did, the company isn't responsible. Taxpayers are.

  • Music

    November 24, 2011
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    September 15, 2011

    Protect Yourself

    10 Sex toys as weapons

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    10 Tips for Eating MREs, from a Pro

    The Beef Ravioli Meal, Ready to Eat (MRE) was the best option on my post Hurricane Katrina menu.​Six years ago, citizens of the Gulf Coast were starting to understand the immediate implications of their world post Hurricane Katrina. Power had been out since the storm made landfall, which mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Devo In Jail: Bassist Gerald Casale Talks 1982 U Of H Arrest

    Joshua Dalismer​For a bunch of geeky-looking guys from the Midwest, Devo sure has a knack for trouble. In this week's print feature, bassist Gerald Casale tells Rocks Off how the 1970 National Guard shootings at Kent State University near the band's hometown of Akron, Ohio, "transformed me and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Weed: The Top Ten Texas Stoners of All Time

    Matthew McConaughey possibly has experimented​The 82nd session of the august Texas Legislature will no doubt end as all the others have, without decriminalizing marijuana even for medical use. (We're just going out on a limb here with this prediction.) More and more states seem to be getting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    The Texas Lege: Five Crazy Things It Will Debate In 2010

    Come for the budget-cutting, stay for the insanity​We regret to inform you that 2011 is one of those godforsaken years when the Texas Legislature will be in session. We further regret to inform you that Republicans have a supermajority in the House, and almost half of those GOPers are proud m ... More >>

  • News

    December 2, 2010

    FAIR-y Tales

    Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.

  • News

    June 3, 2010

    Badlands

    From Ground Zero of the immigration crisis along the Mexican border

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Rick Perry Gets PWNED By Arizona's Governor

    You got served....by Arizona​The squeaky wheel gets the grease, Rick Perry.Perry was famously, and surprisingly, critical of Arizona's controversial law regarding immigrants and demands to see their papers.Arizona governor Jan Brewer became a darling of the right, trumpeting about protecting ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    ACLU Doesn't Like Obama's Border Plan; Cites Need For Further Studies

    Time to do some more research, ACLU says​President Obama's plan to send a bunch of National Guard troops and a ton of cash to the U.S.-Mexico border has a new critic: The American Civil Liberties Union.The ACLU has come out against the plan, saying Obama needs to...do other things before he does t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Treme: Right Place, Wrong Time

    ​The third episode is potentially a tough one in a ten-episode arc like the one we're getting in the first season of Treme: Far enough in that characters have been set up, not quite at a major halfway point that would entail some twists or the onset of the momentum that will carry the narrativ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Treme: Right Place, Wrong Time

    ​The third episode is potentially a tough one in a ten-episode arc like the one we're getting in the first season of Treme: Far enough in that characters have been set up, not quite at a major halfway point that would entail some twists or the onset of the momentum that will carry the narrativ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    KHOU Scores Top Award For Its Texas National Guard Investigation

    David Raziq, one of the winners from KHOU​KHOU's look into discrimination and corruption in the Texas National Guard has racked up a slew of awards, and today it won a biggie: an IRE medal.The medal is the highest honor awarded by the Investigative Reporters and Editors association; also winning o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Want to Levitate the Pentagon? These Songs Might Help

    ​On this date in 1967, some 50,000 protesters marched on the Pentagon with the intention of levitating it and exorcising any "evil spirits" within. The effort was led by Yippie leader Abbie Hoffman, poet Allen Ginberg, and Ed Sanders and satirically-minded rockers the Fugs. As we all know, th ... More >>

  • News

    January 8, 2009

    Hurricane Ike's Wake

    Forgotten and overlooked, Galveston and the Texas Gulf Coast struggle on in the storm's aftermath

  • News

    November 27, 2008

    Janet Napolitano = Homeland Futility

    Janet Napolitano’s sorry service in Arizona makes her a terrible choice for Homeland Security secretary.

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2008

    Bush Visit Causing Gridlock, Galveston Reporter Claims

    Thanks a lot, President Bush. According to Leigh Jones, the Galveston County Daily News reporter who's Twittering her reporting from around the battered island, Bush's visit there is hampering relief workers. "Emergency personnel can't get over the causeway because the president is here. No one ca ... More >>

  • News

    August 14, 2008
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    July 31, 2008

    Texas Air National Guard Boots Sick Soldier

    Jason Franco now struggling in civilian life

  • News

    March 6, 2008

    A Prison Cover-up During Hurricane Rita

    For days after the storm, inmates in Beaumont lived without A/C, electricity or hot meals. Press releases kept saying everything inside was fine. Guards and prisoners agree — that was nothing but B.S.

  • News

    January 17, 2008

    Back from Iraq with Plenty of Problems

    Paul Miles returned from Iraq needing help with the death in his head. He got prison.

  • News

    August 30, 2007

    Mail Call

    A Different Breed

  • Film

    May 10, 2007

    Home of the Brave

    This is not what Francis Scott Key had in mind

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Life in a Hurricane

    The New Orleans sound of The Morning 40 Federation

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    Online Confessions

    An alleged killer bares all on MySpace

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Bad Checks

    Sure you can ferret out the slimeballs in our midst? Guess again if you're relying on standard background searches in Texas

  • News

    June 22, 2006

    Rush to Judgment

    In World War II, Houston attorney Leon Jaworski prosecuted a group of black American soldiers. In a hurried-up trial, they were court-martialed and sentenced to hard labor. The verdict was probably wrong. And Jaworski had a lot to do with that.

  • Culture

    June 15, 2006
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    November 3, 2005

    Au Revoir, Chauncey

    The goat and his two humans go home to New Orleans

  • News

    November 3, 2005

    Against All Odds

    A group of unsupervised mental patients running from Katrina made it from New Orleans to Houston. Victor Fruge led the way.

  • News

    August 11, 2005

    Who Cares?

    Celester Hall went to Afghanistan to help the troops and make his fortune. He came back deaf, in diapers and looking for benefits.

  • News

    December 30, 2004

    Books and Bullets

    A gun shop and a school make great neighbors

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Chasing Its Tale

    The Chron gets scooped on Bush -- by one of its own

  • News

    October 28, 2004

    Toll-Free Hassle

    When good EZ TAGs go bad

  • Music

    September 2, 2004
  • Calendar

    May 13, 2004

    Walking Tall

    Jack Massing of the Art Guys sports a new pair of kicks

  • Music

    September 11, 2003
  • News

    April 8, 1999

    Preparing for the Millennium

    Go to the Austin Hill Country and meet some folks who are taking Y2K very seriously

  • News

    January 7, 1999
  • Music

    July 2, 1998

    Wild Man Blues

    Hasil Adkins drinks too much, screws too much and rocks too much

  • News

    January 29, 1998

    The Old Guard

    Lynna Kay Shuffield dreams of belonging to a modern, first-rate military organization. But she's stuck with the Texas State Guard.

  • News

    November 10, 1994

    Too Pharr-out?

    The GOP tried to peddle a story about Ann Richards' own "Willie Horton," but the state's press corps wasn't buying

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