One of the greatest disservices Jack Ruby did when he killed Lee Harvey Oswald was unleash a neverending stream of conspiracy theories ranging from insane to slightly-less-insane. Most of these are benign, and in their own way entertaining; some, like deranged Orleans Parish District Attorney Jim Ga ... More >>
We're rolling up on the 50th anniversary of the assassination, so of course everyone in possession of items with any tie whatsoever to the death of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, is coming out of the woodwork and popping their stuff up on the auction block. We all know about the in ... More >>
As we roll up to the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination, a lot of weird stuff keeps getting brought up and it seems like everything that was ever even slightly related to the president, Jackie, or his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, is up on the auction block. The frenzy of merchandising and tra ... More >>
The Houston Press is presenting a series of posts leading up to a feature story in the print edition of the 100 Things to Do in Houston Before You Die. Each blog post contains one of our top 10 bucket list items along with nine others in the top 100. To narrow our list, we chose only items unique to ... More >>
Even the most voracious reader or rock-music biographies and autobiographies would be hard-pressed to find a better opening sentence than Howard Kaylan, lead vocalist of The Turtles, has in his new memoir Shell Shocked. "I was snorting coke on Abraham Lincoln's desk in the White House," it reads. T ... More >>
If you've never heard of Diane Wilson, you've probably heard about the environmentalist who poured Karo syrup on herself on the steps of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., to protest the BP oil spill. (That was Wilson.) Or about the one who chained herself to the Dow Chemical tower in 2002, ... More >>
Texas Rep. Steve Stockman, arguably the Tea Party's No. 1 advocate on Capitol Hill, has already had an eventful first term his second time in Washington. About three weeks ago, Stockman said he was ready to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Barack Obama if Obama's proposed gun-contr ... More >>
A young Houston physician designed a lethal cocktail that killed more than 900 men, women, children and babies at a place that was supposed to be a paradise but is better known as Jonestown.
The Alley Theatre's production is funny — and forgettable.
From cash-hungry strippers to protesters dressed as vaginas.
City Council Member Helena Brown's volunteer "senior adviser" William Park, who was barred from the investment industry last year and has come under criticism for his apparent influence over the councilwoman, owes the Internal Revenue Service $339,160 in federal liens, raising significant ethical co ... More >>
Read what else we wrote about Councilwoman Helena Brown and her adviser William Park today. City Councilwoman Helena Brown's volunteer "senior adviser" William Park issued a lengthy third-person press release today about himself, denying that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ever banned ... More >>
Some say the councilwoman known for her diatribes is influenced by senior adviser William Park, who last year was banned from the investments industry.
Photo by Marc BrubakerWe did it all for the nookie.This weekend is Buzzfest XXVII in Houston, 94.5 The Buzz's bi-annual all-day throwdown at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Rocks Off has covered a few of the shows in the past few years, including the May 2010 edition where we took along ... More >>
South Dakota State PrisonJames Vernon McVay: Proud HoustonianJames Vernon McVay wanted to kill President Obama. After his arrest in Wisconsin earlier this month, he told police that he believed the best way to do that was to stalk the commander-in-chief while he was playing golf and pick him ... More >>
Suave, with impeccable but false credentials, "Dennis Shaw" moved easily through River Oaks society.
Andy Surafce: Alvin man dupes New York sophisticatesWhile we never endorse fraud, we have to give up some grudging applause for one Andy Surface, of Alvin. According to federal prosecutors, Surface set up a company with a name that sounded a bit like that of the company that does the publish ... More >>
Out since Monday, Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy finally hit stores to what is seeming to us like mass audience acclaim. It's hitting in the right spots, lyrically and musically, and now, one by one, the critics are weighing in. A week or so ago Rocks Off turned in our own ov ... More >>
Photos by Brittanie SheyGeorge W. Bush signs copies of his memoir, Decision Points, at River Oaks' Barnes & Noble. See more photos of the booksigning and small protest in our slideshow.By 5 a.m., more than 100 people were already camped outside the Barnes & Noble in River Oaks for a chance to ... More >>
Present and former officers accuse HCC's police chief of not treating his employees fairly.
Photo courtesy HCSOThis guy not only sounds like a Bond villain, he looks like oneâ€‹While jilted Romeo and alleged GPS aficionado Dieter Heinz Werner might have a hard time taking no for an answer, you have to hand it to the 68-year-old text-a-holic for keeping up with the times. If what court reco ... More >>
Photos by Massa Mohawk The sweetest revenge for eight years of failed policies came when the helicopter door opened. To watch former president George W. Bush walk to that helicopter and wave bye to the world had to be the most memorable moment of the entire inauguration. Who would have thought that ... More >>
Judd Apatow's pretty good year and much more
The Astros’ attempt to win without scoring somehow fails
The MFAH pays homage to an American's love of Eastern film
Remembering the movies that heated up cinemas this year
The killing of Dimebag Darrell rains on Michael Haaga's Continental Club Plus and Minus Show parade
Houston actually pulls off one crazy week
Between the sheets with KPRC's ace reporter
What do Lakewood Church and its pastor Joel Osteen have that most mainline Protestant denominations don't? People. Lots of them. And in an assortment of colors.
In the wake of September 11, security dogs have become must-have items. Prices have skyrocketed. There aren't enough German shepherds.
American Outlaws' parallel dimensions diminish Jesse James into a cuddly, goofy bore
A former employee claims a KPRC reporter counterfeited press credentials
Is the BBB's Dan Parsons the most honest man in Houston?
Along Came a Spider's flimsy plot survives only because of its many cheats
Once burdened by debt and internal politics, a rejuvenated Texas ACLU is back mixing it up with those who dare to trample on the U. S. Constitution.
Marc Kajs repeatedly asked the police for protection. They said theycouldn't do anything until his stalker physically harmed him. Eight bulletslater it was too late.
Rocky Carroll crafts footwear for presidents and popes -- but not the Houston Rodeo
Judges may be gunning for James DeAtley, the interim U.S. attorney
Politics pulls out the hard "soft" cash, Houston-style
A new film festival displays the latest in Gallic cinema
Air Force One nose-dives into an ocean of ennui
Assistant district attorney Kristen Pain sent criminals to jail -- and then went to jail herself.
Alan Mabry was a man on a mission. His death last month left friends, colleagues and authorities baffled -- as did his obsessive life.