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    September 9, 2014

    Meet Joe Cocchi, Metalcore Craft Brewer

    So far 2014 has been a big year for technical metalcore band Within the Ruins. Back in July, the Massachusetts quartet released their fourth full-length studio album, Phenomena, perhaps their most accomplished work to date. According to guitarist Joe Cocchi, it was also their their fastest and easie ... More >>

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    March 22, 2012

    Lowering the Boom

    Dekaney High School's motto is "Whatever It Takes." So far, district administrators haven't figured out quite what that needs to be.

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    March 28, 2011

    Joey Martin, 15, Growing Into Role As Teen Guitar Hero

    Photos by Matthew Keever​One minute is all it took for Joey Martin to get comfortable onstage. As he began playing a five-minute guitar solo at Westfield's by the Railroad Saturday night, he looked a little nervous, but after only 60 seconds, he slowly picked his foot up, placed it on top of ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Texas Traveler: The Battle of Galveston

    The destruction of U.S.S. Westfield during the Battle of Galveston.​As you're nursing your New Year's Hangover, take a moment to think about the soldiers who, 147 years previous, were fighting their brethren on both land and sea in the early part of the Civil War. The Galveston Historical F ... More >>

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    November 23, 2009

    Friday Night Lights, Houston Style: Why Does Everyone Hate Katy So Much?

    Photos by Paul Knight​Standing in the rain on Saturday afternoon, watching Katy High School play Atascocita in a playoff game, Hair Balls remembered something we read on the Washington Post NFL blog this past week. This question, about the Dallas Cowboys, was asked: "Why are the Cowboys So Hated? ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Friday Night Lights, Houston-Style: Hightower-Dulles, And Ranking The Best

    Photos by Paul Knight / Click here for a full slideshow​Hair Balls watched a game about a month ago between two old HISD rivals, and we noticed that the stands were a little empty and the game play was a little soft. We found an old Madison coach, Richard Blair, who told us that he thought H ... More >>

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    November 12, 2007
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    March 2, 2006

    The Also-Rans

    The schools who could have been contenders

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    December 16, 2004

    What Price Glory?

    In an era when booster dollars give high school football teams a high-tech edge, scratching out a winning season gets tougher and tougher

  • Music

    April 10, 2003
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    July 27, 2000

    Music Awards Winners

    The votes are in! See who you picked as winners in the HPMA 2000

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    August 19, 1999

    Return to Metal

    Testament recruits heavy talent for new record

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    June 10, 1999
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    April 15, 1999

    Winning in the Worst Way

    Rock Knapp transformed little Northwest Academy from gridiron patsy to playoff powerhouse. So why are some parents calling for his head?

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    August 13, 1998
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    April 23, 1998