As I wrote about yesterday, Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz kind of re-calibrated the acceptability scale for the f-word on Saturday when he dropped it in the middle of his brief speech welcoming Bostonians back to baseball in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. Hell, even the FCC wasn't go ... More >>
This is how rumors get started. Take a Facebook page or Indigogo campaign started days or even weeks ago, change the name of it and what it is about on the day of the attack on the Boston Marathon and let the conspiracy theories fly. In at least two cases thus far -- one really odd and one fairly st ... More >>
As is tradition on the third Monday every April, thousands of Bostonians and Boston visitors took the day off to celebrate Patriot's Day.
On paper, Patriot's Day serves as a tribute to the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first two battles of the Revolutionary War, but above and beyond that t ... More >>
After two bombs exploded at today's Boston Marathon -- with a third reportedly detonating at JFK Library minutes ago -- Houston's local media scene has attempted to gather the facts of the fast-breaking story. However, instead of doing the tradition leg-work that, you know, delineates the media's re ... More >>
Check out our slideshow of the Texas Olympians competing in the 2012 Summer Games.
ERMAHGERD, are you squee-ing with as much excitement for the Summer Olympic Games as I am? Seriously. I am counting down the minutes until I can leave work and check out the Danny Boyle-directed Opening Ceremonies th ... More >>
Running in Houston and at Forward Operating Base Ghanzi in AfghanistanCraig Childs of Katy is running in the half-marathon that's part of the Chevron Houston Marathon. He'll be running with his wife.
Even though Lt. Laura Childs will be in Afghanistan that day.
As they did in 2007, marathon ... More >>
Galveston Mardi Gras Marathon: No guns allowedAngry runners shut out of this year's first ever Chevron Houston Marathon lottery still have a chance to go the distance this winter thanks to the revival of a marathon on Galveston Island. The island hasn't had a full marathon since the mid-1990s, ac ... More >>
Photos by Jason McElweenie / Click here for a slideshowRunners in the marathon, some of whom dressed like Disney characters.Every January for the last several years I have stood on a curb along Allen Parkway, cheering for my friends in the early hours of a Sunday as they competed in the Chevr ... More >>
The hysteria hit at a minute past midnight. Thousands of avid runners had stayed up well past their bedtimes Thursday night and into Friday morning to catch the start of registration for January's Houston Marathon, which had been aggressively advertised as 12:01 a.m. sharp. That's exactly when the ... More >>