The Daily Beast, a news and opinion website connected to Newsweek magazine, has declared that Texas A&M students are the happiest students of all the colleges in the entire United States. In awarding the No. 1 spot to A&M, Daily Beast editors used student retention information and student ratings. ... More >>
It's no secret that great athletes tend to get more leeway when it comes to bad behavior. If you're a good enough college football player, many head coaches will either look the other way or give you a mere slap on the wrist if you decide to behave badly. In the NFL, they will take into considerati ... More >>
A former Spring Branch ISD high school teacher, who also worked as a court-appointed child advocate, has been charged with having sex with an 18-year-old student. Ex-Northbrook High teacher Kathanna C. Culp was charged March 19, according to Harris County District Clerk records, after she acknowled ... More >>
Not all the Texas wine you buy is made from grapes grown in our state. In fact, most of it isn’t.
Above: Blanc du Bois grapes from the 2010 harvest at the Cruz de Comal Winery in the Texas Hill Country. To tell the story of winemaking in Texas today, we need to start with what happened in California back in the 1970s and the way wine has been marketed historically in the U.S. When I was ... More >>
Photos by Jay LeeDevo Warehouse Live March 25, 2011 See more peek-a-boo pics of Devo, openers Octopus Project and their fans in our slideshow. When Aftermath first heard Devo's latest album, Something for Everybody, we listened with a cringe. It had been 20 years since the band had released ... More >>
A Mexican strawberry in Zamora.Octaviano Magaño Ortiz is sitting across from me in blue jeans and a simple chambray shirt, his hands gnarled and his face weathered. Magaño Ortiz, president of the Consejo Nacional de la Fresa -- or the Mexican National Strawberry Council -- has been picking ... More >>
Take a stroll down any aisle in Target. Pirouette through the airy walkways at the Houston Zoo. Squint your eyes in disbelief at a nearly abandoned Discovery Green. Go ahead; try it. There's something markedly different in the world today, isn't there?Oh, helloooooo, ... More >>
Austin -- Following last night's Florida Gators victory over the Oklahoma Sooners in the BCS Title Game, the Texas Longhorns football team held a press conference outside of the main entrance to Darrell K. Royal - Texas Memorial Stadium. Head Coach Mack Brown, reading from a prepared statement, st ... More >>
It's been difficult for the University of Texas to make the Top Ten in anything significant since Vince Young left, but they have finally accomplished it: They are a Top Ten party school, according to the Princeton Review. It was a close-run thing, though: UT came in eighth, nudging out the Univers ... More >>
Most doctors say the Heimlich maneuver should not be used to save drowning victims. So why does UH professor John Hunsucker continue to teach it to lifeguards?
Fireflies are dissapearing from the night sky
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For more than 70 years, Milby High School has educated working class kids from the East End. In the early 1960s, I was one of them. I recently went back to Milby to see not what had changed, but what, if anything, remained.
A dispute over research fraud has split the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine, and could jeopardize the way universities police scientific misconduct
Butterflies are nature's floorshow and the Natural Science Museum's cash cow. John Watts' job is to keep the performers alive and flitting.
For 14 years, Doug Sanders ran Houston's most celebrity-filled golf tournament. Then he was accused of sticking his hand in the till. Now he wants to come back.
Vernon Maxwell has made a reputation by going crazy. Now he says he wants to go straight. Really?