Officials are seeking relatives of two Texas women whose ashes were among cremains discovered in a Delaware funeral home last month and identified as victims of the 1978 Jonestown massacre in Guyana, South America. The victims were identified as Victoria native and former Houston resident Katherine ... More >>
Radio communications hampered rescue efforts in the May 2013 fire of a hotel that took the lives of four Houston firefighters, Houston Fire Department Executive Assistant Chief Richard Mann said Tuesday. Mann said at a press conference that the department had just upgraded to a new radio communica ... More >>
Eli Young Band Reliant Stadium March 5, 2014 Anyone who's ever wondered if the entertainers for the rodeo's annual Armed Forces Appreciation Day are chosen at random might have had a few of their questions answered Tuesday night. Show business is selfish almost by design, but the Eli Young Band und ... More >>
When health problems forced U.S. Air Force veteran to retire from his post-military job, he was unable to afford repairs to his home, which was ravaged by Hurricane Ike in 2008. But on Thursday, volunteers with The Home Depot Foundation will renovate the interior and exterior of the home, which Brit ... More >>
There was a generation of kids who grew up idolizing the astronauts. The men of the Mercury missions, the Apollo crews -- the guys who risked everything, put it all on the line to beat the Russians and launch into outer space. John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong -- these guys were national he ... More >>
Blake Shelton Reliant Stadium, March 15 After more than a decade of climbing country music's ranks to become one of its most successful and charismatic male vocalists, Blake Shelton found himself taking a little heat not long ago when comments he made about certain "old farts" clinging to country's ... More >>
Alan Jackson Reliant Stadium February 27, 2013 As part of RodeoHouston's Armed Forces Appreciation Day Wednesday night, the U.S. Air Force rappel team glided down from the roof of Reliant Stadium carrying a giant American flag. This was before the short, standard fireworks show that still makes ... More >>
Mexicans pay in blood for America's War on Drugs.
where's the military when the chips are down?
Things can go wrongNext time you go to an air show, take a look at the fine print on the ticket. Besides the usual stuff about acts of God and "Promoter not responsible if the frontman doesn't show due to injecting Drano into his balls," there's something else. It says they're really, really ... More >>
mysanantonio.comGig 'em!Once again, Texas is front and center on the national political stage, our spokesman an almost cartoon-like embodiment of every Lone Star stereotype: Fast-talkin', gun-lovin', bible-thumpin', boot-wearin', oil-worshipping, death penalty happy, larger-than-life right-wi ... More >>
Featuring a proto-beatnik jet pilotWith the possible exceptions of horses and ships, no other non-speaking entity has starred in so many motion pictures as the airplane. And we love airplanes. We love them so much we've probably seen every last airplane movie worth watching, and even more tha ... More >>
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Who would have thought that after it was revealed that the "anti-gay" activist Dave Wilson donated $2,000 to the Gene Locke campaign that it would be the catalyst for a bad, bad weekend for the candidate?It didn't help that Locke forgot to attend the first highly anticipated debate since the Novembe ... More >>
U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. - and the author's daughter - Sara Blount, on duty in Afghanistan"In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the dead. Short days ago ... More >>
The Mansion has been shut down, but not before an 18-year-old stripper got drunk there and died in a highway wreck.
The Right-Wing Nutjob Forces are on the march again!! Today's Target: Houston!!Not all conservatives are "nutjobs," obviously, but Debbie Schlussel is. The Ann Coulter-wannabe spouts nonsense pretty much full-time, and she has a new cause: President Obama has ordered officials at Ellington Field to ... More >>
(Note: The explosions get bigger the longer you stick with the video.) For the better part of this week, FBI bomb experts have been teaching area cops the Xs and Os of improvised explosives, like the ones made by shoe-bomber Richard Reid or the one that killed college student Matthew Rugo in his Tex ... More >>
Heads you lose, tails you lose
An Air Force Staff Sergeant stationed in San Antonio has been relieved of her duties after posing in Playboy. The Chron has the story: In a six-page spread in February's issue, hitting newsstands this week, [Michelle] Manhart is photographed in uniform yelling and holding weapons under the headli ... More >>
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