West Point

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    October 6, 2014

    Owls Defeat The Rainbow Warriors

    The Rice Owls offense looked to be sleeping most of Saturday night. There'd be a three-and-out and a punt. Then a three-and-out and a punt. And on, and on. The Owls had expected a tough contest from Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, and the offense expected that the Hawaii defense would throw out multiple bl ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Jury Clears Patti LaBelle in Airport Assault

    A federal jury on Tuesday cleared the Patti LaBelle and her entourage in the beating of a West Point cadet at George Bush International Airport. Richard King sued LaBelle, her son, her hair dresser, and a 400-pound body guard after the March 2011 brawl. Attorneys for LaBelle and her crew claimed t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2012

    Presidents' Sons at War: 13 Service Records, from the Mediocre to the Ultimate Sacrifice

    Being the parent of someone fighting in a war is no picnic, even if you're a president. In the modern era, several future or incumbent presidents had sons in the military in wartime. Some of those sons did much, some very little, one paid the ultimate price. Let's look, building up to that ultimat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    Patti LaBelle Airport Brawl: Her Son Can Sue Continental Airlines for Overserving West Point Cadet

    Pattil LaBelle's son will be able to accuse Continental Airlines in court of overserving the West Point cadet who got in a fight with the singer's entourage. Zuri Edwards, who is also his mother's bodyguard, was one of the people sued by the cadet, Richard King. LaBelle and several others have file ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Barbecue and Big Books of Modernist Cuisine on Top Chef: Texas

    We've had a week off, and in that time frame the Top Chef: Texas contestants have moved on from Dallas to Austin. My drug of choice this week is cough syrup, which I've been drinking all day long. I feel like a gangster. (More on this later today.) Nathan Myhrvold is the guest judge this week, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2011

    Bummer, Dude: The 10 Big Musical Disappointments of 2011

    Photo by Marc BrubakerThis guy's crazy rant at Fun Fun Fun Fest made the list.​All things considered, 2011 was a pretty bitchin' year for popular music. It wasn't all high-fives and Grammies for our musical heroes, however. More than few steaming flops, blown gigs and sour notes made the yea ... More >>

  • News

    September 8, 2011

    Bring the Stink

    Readers can't wait to try Yummy Stinky

  • News

    August 25, 2011

    Bad Business

    After Ryan Sumstad was charged with murdering his wife, his secrets were exposed.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    5 Great, Utterly Absurd Moments In Diva History

    ​Many performers are referred to, or refer to themselves as "divas." This happens especially when the performer in question has thrown a tantrum for little or no reason. You see, "diva" is actually French for "spoiled pain in the ass." A fine recent example comes from right here in Houston: Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Patti LaBelle Developments: Two Members of Entourage Charged

    Patti LaBelle's airport run-in deepens.​Two members of Patti LaBelle's entourage that were involved in an incident with a West Point cadet at Bush Intercontinental have been charged. KTRK had the first report. A bodyguard and a 63-year-old female hairdresser have been charged with assault. E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Patti LaBelle Fires Back: Cadet Was Drunk, Racist and Sexist, She Says

    Patti LaBelle, who has been maintaining silence ever since a West Point cadet sued her and her entourage for beating him up at Bush Intercontinental Airport, has finally said something. Well, her lawyer has. And it came in the form of a countersuit filed in federal court here that claims the cadet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Patti LaBelle Update: Beaten Cadet Sues Airport Worker Who Allegedly Squealed to West Point

    Patti LaBelle case: Airport worker told West Point about cadet incident, cadet gets suspended​The former West Point cadet who's suing singer Patti LaBelle's entourage for allegedly assaulting him at Bush Intercontinental Airport last March has added an airport operations worker to the list of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    City Tries to Get Out of Patti LaBelle Lawsuit

    Patti LaBelle and part of her entourage.​The City of Houston is claiming immunity in a lawsuit filed by a former West Point cadet who said members of singer Patti LaBelle's entourage assaulted him at Bush Intercontinental Airport last March. In papers filed Thursday, city attorneys claimed th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Patti LaBelle Sued For Assault By West Point Cadet

    Patti LaBelle: Was she too excited?​"Lady Marmalade" singer Patti LaBelle is a bloodthirsty she-demon, according to a lawsuit filed by a West Point cadet who says the golden-throated diva ordered her entourage to kick the holy hell out of him at Bush Intercontinental Airport last March. Filed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Top 10 Musician WTF Hobbies​Musicians are weird. Well, the good ones, at least. It's a little-known, beloved factoid. While artists' news, drama, and private lives are sometimes aired to the point of over-saturation, it becomes more interesting when we learn relatively kept insight into their rockers' offstage ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    A Hard Third Ward Life Ends Up At West Point

    Photo courtesy HISD​If anyone could have lost themselves in hard life of the Third Ward, it's Ferunell Smith.His father died, his mother is fighting throat cancer; within the past three years, he and the family have moved five times.None of it brought Smith down, however. The Yates High senior has ... More >>

  • News

    April 8, 2010

    Third Ward High

    The 2010 Yates championship team proved nobody does it better.

  • News

    February 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    The Mayor's Race, In Chart Form

    The race to replace term-limited Bill White as Mayor of Houston is starting to heat up, in terms of various candidates leaking word that they're interested. The conventional wisdom so far counts four major candidates; unless the conventional wisdom is wrong (and when has that ever occurred?), one of ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2008

    Soldier Suicides

    Surviving our War on Terror calls for more than an ability to dodge bullets and IEDs

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Oh Yeah -- It's 9/11

    Even though everyone is paying attention to Hurricane Ike, a few folks remember that today is the seventh anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. A very, very few folks. Hair Balls went out and asked the downtown lunch crowd, “How did 9/11 affect you?” Here’s a sampling of the answers: “It di ... More >>

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    July 25, 2008
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    January 12, 2007
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    January 12, 2007
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    December 29, 2005
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    August 11, 2005

    Who Cares?

    Celester Hall went to Afghanistan to help the troops and make his fortune. He came back deaf, in diapers and looking for benefits.

  • Culture

    December 9, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • News

    May 8, 2003

    Reality Bytes

    The White House-cracking cybergang is gone. Now Houstons most notorious hacker hopes to reboot his life and return to his love: computers.

  • 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.

  • Film

    February 14, 2002

    Hart Failure

    Audiences are the real POWs in this unoriginal and ponderous Bruce Willis effort

  • Film

    April 27, 2000

    Seek Bomb Shelter

    Director Rod Lurie's nuclear debate blows up in his face

  • Calendar

    May 7, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 7 - 13, 1998

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    March 5, 1998
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    January 8, 1998

    The Few, The Proud, the Battered

    At Harlingen's Marine Military Academy, the line between discipline and abuse is sometimes as thin as a knife's edge

  • Culture

    April 4, 1996

    Shards of Ideas

    With Broken Glass, Arthur Miller reaches for more than he can hold