A man who reports say was born in Houston was arrested Tuesday by the Central Texas Joint Terrorism Task Force for providing material support to terrorists, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. Michael Todd Wolfe, known as Faruq, 23, and living in Austin, was arrested at George W. Bush Houston ... More >>
The thrilling manhunt of Zero Dark Thirty.
Images of battles won and lost paint us all with the brush of brutality at a searing, resonating MFAH exhibit.
Much has been made over the last decade or two of the rise of popularity (and skill, quite frankly) in international basketball. Many trace it back to the 1992 USA Dream Team's ceremonious romp through the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona. Ask any international star today between the age of 30 and ... More >>
Rewind: The Top 5 Best & Worst Songs About 9/11 Looking at it now, 11 years to the day of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the al-Qaeda-led terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, it's still difficult to underestimate how much the world changed that day. The real ... More >>
A Hempstead man got 20 years in prison today for trying to smuggle GPS devices and pre-paid phone cards to Al Qaeda. Former Prairie View A&M Barry student Walter Bujol Jr, 30, had been convicted in November after defending himself in the trial, which featured a boatload of incriminating evidence, ... More >>
It may not be PTSDs or brain injuries that pose the most long-term danger to our surviving vets from their Middle East tours.
You may or may not remember a week ago when we told you about how the head of the largest musicians' union in North America ripped into Lionsgate for farming out the score for the upcoming film Hunger Games to Europe despite the film's Appalachian setting and decidedly American style of music. Well ... More >>
Your riot-control specialistI am admittedly not always the most up to speed on current events. I'm a generally selfish person. If it has nothing to do with my a) job, b) family, c) friends, d) bank account or e) need to satisfy hunger pangs, then whatever "it" may be gets thrown on the back b ... More >>
HCSOGive me more money, Garcia said.Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia told a congressional subcommittee today that he needs more cash to protect the Port of Houston. "At the end of the day, it comes down to the ability of someone to patrol in a patrol boat or a patrol car," he told the Ho ... More >>
You don't want Chuck Bronson coming after you.There are uncountable things that could have gone wrong in the raid that ended up with Osama Bin Laden dead; operations like this usually have the odds against them. The Bin Laden raid will join the ranks of historic missions, some famous because ... More >>
ericalessandrini.blogspot.comOsama bin Laden is dead. Following a late dinner at Van Loc Sunday, Rocks Off was a block or two away from Leon's Lounge when a friend texted us the news around 10 p.m. When we entered the bar, our buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean's daughter in the military had just ... More >>
CNN has a piece up that celebrates the 1st batallion of the 23rd Marine Regiment that's stationed at Ellington Field. The Texas reserve unit has gathered fame because it has five sets of brothers, as the Houston Chronicle reported a while back. The unit is set to deploy to Afghanistan soon, so kee ... More >>
A tradition unlike any otherThe Mexican military leader of the investigation into the disappearance of David Michael Hartley has been beheaded, according to Texas state representative Aaron Pena and Zapata County sheriff Sigifredo Gonzalez.A spokesman in the Tamaulipas state prosecutor's office c ... More >>
Readers respond to "Deporting All WetWacks."
Harris County Republican chair Jared Woodfill is steamed, according to a letter we first found on Isiah Carey's Insite.He is totally pissed and outraged because Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has "opened the doors" of his office to Al-Jazeera. A, umm, media outlet.Maybe not a media outlet wi ... More >>
Fun Fact: On November 21, 1920, Michael Collins' squad of fighters killed 14 British Army officers, police officers and civilians, wounding five. In retaliation, members of British paramilitary group "The Auxiliaries" drove their trucks into Dublin's Croke Park during a soccer match and began random ... More >>
Heres some advice: You should never date girls younger than your socks
Sometimes it seems like organizations that want to protect Americans from terrorism end up doing all the terrorists' research for them. The Center for American Progress, a progressive think tank headed by John Podesta, formerly Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff, has compiled a handy guide to the nation' ... More >>
Douglas MacKinnon is a former press secretary for Bob Dole; he's now a political columnist and talking head. He obviously takes a GOP view of things, but in his latest column he offers a compelling reason for Houstonians to vote for John McCain -- if they don't, the Galleria will blow up. MacKinno ... More >>
The Associated Press has gotten a sneak peak at how Homeland Security will be doling out its dough next year. Some cities, like Dallas and St. Louis, will see a sharp drop in funding; some will see a big hike. The "good" news -- Houston is one of the biggest beneficiaries. It's going to get $37.5 m ... More >>
Iraq war movie does its best not to mention the war
Two hardened journalists and a newbie go after a war criminal in this dark and dirty winner
Don't let Paul Haggis's heavy hand stop you from seeing his latest
Breaking out of the pack of Iraq war docs, No End in Sight devastates
Okay, really, you can only use the "shiite" joke once in a post, so we got nothing. The blogosphere is all abuzz about CQ National Security Editor Jeff Stein's recent interview with Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who has been tapped by incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to head the Intelligence C ... More >>
HANS' VILLAGE BIER AND VINO HAUS
A toned-down Oliver Stone finds uplift in the rubble of the twin towers
HISD's version of "neighborhood input"
Cindy Sheehan visit
A bomb scare at a Midtown light-rail stop
Prose and post-9/11 prejudice combine in Chitra Divakaruni's Queen of Dreams
Michael Moore goes Bushwacking in Fahrenheit 9/11
Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly
Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?
John Malkovich turns Peruvian politics into a big-screen thriller
At Clements, Muslims push church-and-school issues
An exhibit at the MFA highlights Afghanistan's cultural riches
Art Car Museum
On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.
As The Boxer, Daniel Day-Lewis K.O.'s a weak script
Be glad that In the Name of the Father was made. But don't expect this Irish movie to leave anyone's eyes crying.