U.S. Marines Activities

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    Chris Stokes, U.S. Marine, Gets His Stolen Medals Back In Memorial Day Miracle (Of Sorts)

    One bad Memorial Day followed by one good one‚ÄčA year ago, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Chris Stokes was tubing in New Braunfels. His vehicle, parked at the Landa Park Rec Center, was broken into while he and his wife were on the river.Among the items stolen -- Stokes' Marine honor medals. Bummer o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2010

    Exile In Pearland: A Young Rocks Off Gets "Happy"

    The first time Rocks Off the Younger truly heard "Happy," we were loading a case of Dannon yogurt into the display case at the Kroger in Pearland we worked at from 1999 until he first left home. It would have been September 2002, and we had just signed the papers that would mark our entry into the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2009

    Chron Leaves Out Key Detail From Story On Sailor's Death

    A Houston sailor was killed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego Tuesday.Here, verbatim, is the version of the AP report the Houston Chronicle is running on it: Houston sailor killed at Camp PendletonCAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- Navy officials say the death of a 29-year-old Camp Pendleton sailor is being inv ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 22, 2007

    Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

    Call of Duty 4 hits maybe a little too close to home

  • Film

    November 3, 2005

    Killing Time

    In the profound Jarhead, a soldier can be his own worst enemy

  • News

    July 28, 2005

    One Dead Guinea Pig

    A bad reaction to a drug trial sparks an investigation into Houston's Fabre Clinic and its founder

  • Calendar

    March 18, 2004
  • Calendar

    January 15, 2004

    Man with the Mike

    Ernie Manouse chitchats with visiting stars

  • Culture

    April 17, 2003

    The Gulf Between

    When these soldiers became writers, the pen becomes very mighty indeed

  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    Kill Shot

    Neil Burger fabricates Kennedy's Assassin, and he's mostly on target

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Young Guns

    Some are ready to die. Others aren't -- they just want a chance at a better life. But even the most careful of local teens who enlist in 2003 may find their plans for a desk job interrupted by war.

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    The Devil You Say

    Was Jeffery Prible the cold-blooded murderer of an entire family? Or the gullible target of an opportunistic jailhouse informant?

  • Film

    June 13, 2002

    Wooing the White Guy

    Nicolas Cage plays the real protagonist in World War II epic about Navajo codetalkers

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    An Open Mike

    He wants to castrate pedophiles and purge the courts of politics. He has assailed fellow jurists, lawyers and lawmakers. He's maverick Mike McSpadden, a tennis ace with a tomahawk tongue.

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    The Way Back

    Funding cuts kill work programs as well as treatment services

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Billie Bob's (Mis) Fortune

    Less than two years after Billie Bob Harrell Jr. took the $31 million lottery jackpot, he took his own life

  • News

    May 13, 1999
  • Film

    March 9, 1995