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  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Cynthia Nevels: Financial Consultant Hosting Free Workshop

    Did you know it's Houston Money Week? Don't feel bad -- we didn't either, mostly because we don't have any money. But we think it might be worth it for any budding entrepreneurs and small business owners to check out financial expert Cynthia Nevels's workshop on financial independence this Sunday, A ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2013

    The Ten Weirdest Members of Congress

    Texas claims three of the top spots.

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Texas AG: Don't Fall For the Utility Payment Scam

    The Texas Attorney General's Office is warning folks about yet another identity theft wave that's been separating people from their money: the so-called utility bill payment scam. The AG's Office writes that "using in-person solicitations, social media, fliers, phone calls and text messages, scamme ... More >>

  • News

    July 5, 2012

    America's Petro-Terrorists

    Wall Street and Washington conspire to destablize the U.S. economy, one barrel of oil at a time.

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Keith Judd: Totally Qualified Texas Prisoner on Presidential Ballot (Democrat, of Course)

    Just when we threw up our hands in despair over the dearth of worthwhile presidential candidates, a federal prisoner in Texas has made it onto the ballot in West Virginia. Keith Russell Judd, who's serving 210 months in a decidedly un-oval office in Texarkana for making threats while on the Univer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Unknown Mortal Orchestra Debunks Stranger Danger

    We want to move to Oregon, because apparently when you're weird in Oregon they give you money and tell you to go make a music video. Somewhere between the laziest music videos of all time and the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" comes "Strangers are Strange" by Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The video, shot in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Libra Soul: The Singing Voice Of The 99 Percent

    Photos courtesy of Aiton Extea/Libra Soul​Around this time last year, Rocks Off told you about a man named Aiton Etxea and his quest to find "reason-filled musicians" for the purposes of forming a band. His use of the term "reason-filled" caught our attention because we were regular trollers o ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2011

    Miracle Faker

    Rick Perry is right: America can learn from Texas. He's just wrong about what the lesson is.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Bob Lindsey: "No Such Thing As Debt" Financial Adviser Must Repay $14 Million To Texans

    Just imagine it all away​A guy who told debtors he could erase their credit card debt because there's no such thing as "credit" just landed into some money problems of his own: Bob Lindsey must repay $13.8 million to hundreds of Texans who signed up for his Freedom From Debt Alliance program. ... More >>

  • News

    March 10, 2011

    Betting Their Lives

    It's easy for a three-time felon to get $20 million for his investment company, as long as no one asks any questions.

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2011

    Ron Paul for Senate: New Poll Says Texans Demand It

    Ron Paul: Let the campaign begin!​As America faces the challenges of the 21st century, it is safe to say it needs as many Pauls in the Senate as possible. And we're not talking first names, either. Texas, it seems, agrees. A new poll from PPP shows Texans are demanding that Kay Bailey Hutchi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Ron Paul: Colbert Report Smackdown With The New York Times

    The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30cwww.colbertnation.comColbert Report Full EpisodesPolitical Humor & Satire Blog</a>March to Keep Fear AliveBrazoria County's finest politician, in terms of name recognition, is of course Ron Paul. The Gold Standard Guru was on the Colbert Report last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Ron Paul: This Is Your Moment, The New York Times Says

    Ron Paul's time to shine​The New York Times has officially announced it is time to stop laughing at Ron Paul, the Sage of Brazoria County, and pay attention to his vindication. The paper writes that Paul's detractors must eat crow now that the Tea Party and Libertarians have raised him up as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Les Miles for President (Also, 5 Winners and 5 Losers From This Weekend)

    Everyone's talking about Les Miles, and not in a good way​"In the game of life nobody -- repeat, NOBODY -- is playing with more house money than Les Miles." -- Me on Twitter just after LSU's 16-14 win over Tennessee As Homer Simpson would say, it's funny because it's true. The truly funny th ... More >>

  • Film

    September 23, 2010

    Wall Street Bailout

    Stone's sequel lets the bad guys off easy.

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Ron Paul Is Coming For You, Fort Knox

    Ron Paul checks out the gold supply​Ron Paul -- the Brazoria County congressman who would be president, if only the country would come to its 18th-century senses -- is going Goldfinger.He says he just wants to see what actual gold the U.S. has in safekeeping at Fort Knox and and New York.But we kn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Believe It Or Not, There Are Worse Ideas Than Kim Kardashian As Lara Croft

    I can't wait to hear her English accent.​It's been a rough week: we found out the BP oil spill may spread across the Atlantic Ocean and threaten England's blessed shores (which, let's admit it, would be pretty hilarious) and dealt with the campaign in Afghanistan supplanting Vietnam as America ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    A Day At Discovery Green With The Tea Partiers

    Photo by Marc Brubaker​The noise leading into the November election is only getting louder, as the dissent on the right side of the nation grows deafening. Yesterday on Discovery Green, a group of at least 1,000 Houston Tea Party supporters and some from other spaces in Texas converged to hold a T ... More >>

  • News

    December 3, 2009

    Credit Repair: Connecting the Dots

    Consider the consequences of not making background checks before engaging a financial adviser.

  • News

    December 3, 2009

    Credit Repair

    Overwhelmed by debt? Hey, pay a company to get rid of it by saying it never really happened in the first place.

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    How Not To Repair Your Credit

    ​You might think that a business couldn't squeeze much money out people who are tens of thousands of dollars in debt, but where there's a will, and perhaps a paucity of ethics, there's a way.This week's Houston Press cover story takes a look at a rift between two "debt invalidation" companies, in ... More >>

  • News

    October 29, 2009

    No Justice

    We've bailed out the banks. When do we go after the crooks behind our financial collapse?

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Listology: Room 101's Roburt Reynolds Chooses Bands He Doesn't Like

    ​When Rocks Off started asking local musicians to fill out music-related lists as suggested in Lisa Nola's Music Listography, we never expected to get one like this one from one-man skronk-blues machine Room 101, known to a few select people as Roburt Reynolds. Reynolds, who plays Thursday at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Daylight Coma

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. Growing up, we were big fa ... More >>

  • News

    April 2, 2009

    Mortgage Papers and Foreclosure

    It's easy for a homeowner's payments to fall through the cracks.

  • Music

    November 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008
  • News

    May 17, 2007

    In the Sub-Prime of Life

    Homeowners complain that Litton Loan is quicker to foreclose than it needs to be

  • News

    March 29, 2007

    Houston Astros, Netflix, Congressman Ron Paul

    It could be a year of despair for Astros fans

  • News

    January 26, 2006

    Eaten Alive

    Rent-to-own stores, pawnshops, payday lenders -- it's hope for sale, with interest

  • Film

    May 22, 2003

    The In-(F)laws

    This Douglas-Brooks remake is bigger and broader, but not better

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    In Search of the Sleuth

    Edmund J. Pankau trades on his hard-boiled private-eye image to attract clients and speaking engagements. To find out more about him, we resort to some Sam Spade work of our own.

  • News

    November 26, 1998

    Need or Greed

    A Bible-quoting con man finds easy pickings among those looking for a miracle or a windfall

  • Film

    April 9, 1998
  • Dining

    January 29, 1998
  • News

    August 28, 1997

    Snitch Vs. Snitch

    In the drug world, you can't trust anybody - especially a federal informant

  • News

    August 29, 1996

    The Right Kind of People

    Ken Schnitzer gets off -- with a little help from his friends

  • News

    July 27, 1995

    The Sound and the Fury

    Talk radio's Rob Thorn warns of the New World Order and impending apocalypse. The Texas Constitutional Militia is listening.

  • News

    June 22, 1995

    God, Guns & Kombucha

    Is Steve Stockman a committed crackpot, or just a hapless goofball?

  • News

    April 6, 1995

    The Wendy Card

    Wendy Gramm's all-American success story is a centerpiece of her husband's fledgling presidential bid. But there's more to the story than what's being packaged and sold by the Phil Gramm campaign.

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