Wichita Falls

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    The 10 Biggest Rock Stars Who Live In Texas

    By Chris Gray and Matthew Keever TEXAS HIPPIE COALITION (Honorable Mention 2) Some of our more genteel readers may be wondering who the hell Texas Hippie Coalition even is, not to mention how they landed on a list that purports to (informally) rank the Lone Star State's biggest rock stars. (Note: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2014

    Casey Donahew Band's Foolproof Anti-Theft System

    Plenty of Texas country bands sing about people on the wrong side of the law, a tradition that goes back at least as far as Willie and Waylon. But recently the Casey Donahew Band did their peers one better when several members foiled the attempted theft of one of them's expensive ice chest - and wen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2014

    This Can't Be True About Our Drinking Water, But It Is

    So, according to an article in the Texas Tribune, we're drinking Dallas' toilet water. Maybe not that literal, but no doubt the folks up north are grinning from ear to ear on that one. The story comes in a piece about Wichita Falls dealing with drought and a move to turn treated sewer water into ta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    Despite All the Rain, Texas Is Still in a Drought (And Houston Is Still Dry)

    Y'all might remember how everyone was talking about the drought last summer. We all stopped talking about it when winter finally showed up and there was rain and cold and all of those snowpocalypses to distract us. But anyone who assumed that meant the drought was over, assumed wrong. The Texas Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Morrissey Postpones Remainder of U.S. Tour, Including Beaumont

    Morrissey's ailing mother has forced the singer to postpone his entire North American tour, according to promoter C3 Presents. The former Smiths front man and popular if mopey solo artist has already flown back to England to be with his mum. Earlier this week, several dates in the Midwest were post ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 23, 2012

    Drawn by Drunken Seven-Year-Olds

    The five ugliest beer labels in Texas.

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2012

    Does Dallas-Fort Worth Have the Worst Tippers in the State?

    Last week, Eater alerted the great foodie masses to a website called Lousy Tippers that contains a pretty scary database of the nation's worst tippers. "There is a consequence," the site preaches ominously from its header. Call it the ultimate form of societal pressure to make sure you leave a grat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Road Trip? Morrissey Coming To Beaumont, Not Houston, In December

    Later this year Texas will once again be graced by the presence of former Smiths frontman and cult icon Morrissey, who is embarking on a shortish U.S. tour. The frequently controversial crooner and vegetarian hero is hitting all the major cities in the Lone Star State, like Pharr...and Wichita Fal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2011

    The Top Ten Greatest Gays of Texas

    Here in Texas, we lay claim to some of the most interesting and influential GLBT men and women of our time. Admittedly, they generally get out as fast as they can, but to us, they'll always be Texans. Here are ten GLBT men and women we're proudest to call Texans, especially during this season of Pri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    R.I.P. Mickey Dunlap, Former Pasadena Student Who Seemed Like He Might Buck Long Odds

    Mickey Dunlap, back in 2000​In 2000 we did a cover story on "the strange, savage and sweet life" of Mickey Dunlap, a kid from Pasadena who'd been abandoned by druggie parents and was being helped by some caring people in school and the police department. Despite some tough obstacles, things w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Texas Traveler: Holy City

    Photos by Brittanie Shey​Traveling for the holidays? If you'll be near Wichita Falls you should consider crossing the border to the north to explore the village of extraordinary weirdness known as The Holy City, near Lawton, Oklahoma. Nestled in the measly foothills of the Wichita Mountains, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas, Part 2: "Trinity"

    [Note: This week Rocks Off is looking at the musical heritage, highs and lows, for each of the five possible states that might result should Texas secede from the U.S. like Gov. Rick Perry wants it to. Yesterday we began with the Panhandle/West Texas "Palo Duro" territory; today it's northeastern qu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: Western Swing Royalty at iFest

    Looking ahead to the Houston International Festival - never mind the SXSW bollocks - I was pleasantly surprised to see that Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys will be playing on the Texas Stage at 6 p.m. on April 18. Not long ago in these cyberpages, we examined the gloom and doom that surrounds the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007

    Blog War!!

    Isiah Carey’s Insite, the always, perpetually, endlessly entertaining blog of the Fox 26 reporter (He loves the new Doobie Brothers DVD!!!! Almost as much as he loves exclamation points!!!), took a somewhat weird turn last week. Writing about the murder trial of Ashley Benton, the 17-year-old acc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2006

    We Like Patrice Pike

    Courtesy of CBS/Rockstar: Supernova The sultry Pike, who regularly wowed audiences on Rockstar: Supernova, hits Houston tomorrow. Austin singer/songwriter/siren Patrice Pike is known to many nationally as the contestant on the reality show Rockstar: Supernova who gained a legion of fans with h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2006

    We Like Patrice Pike

    Courtesy of CBS/Rockstar: Supernova The sultry Pike, who regularly wowed audiences on Rockstar: Supernova, hits Houston tomorrow. Austin singer/songwriter/siren Patrice Pike is known to many nationally as the contestant on the reality show Rockstar: Supernova who gained a legion of fans with h ... More >>

  • Music

    August 17, 2006

    Buzz Killer

    It's 1995 all over again...and again

  • News

    September 1, 2005


    Meth users are really proDuctive, sExy, hAppy anD slim

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Bowling for Soup, with American Hi-Fi and the Riddlin Kids

    Houston Press Music Awards Nomination Party, Saturday, May 7, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717

  • Music

    March 10, 2005
  • News

    March 4, 2004

    Rocket Man

    How one enterprising Johnson Space Center physicist followed his dream to Hollywood and porn stardom

  • News

    December 25, 2003

    Heart Broken

    Despite the mounting evidence of innocence, a convict remains in prison

  • News

    July 31, 2003

    Blessed and Bewildered

    Recent debacles demonstrate why District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal needs more than a moustache to match the legacy of Johnny Holmes

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    Penned In

    Almost nobody -- not even the trial judge or the victim -- thinks John Michael Harvey molested a child. So why's he still serving 40 years in prison?

  • News

    December 5, 2002

    The Devil You Say

    Was Jeffery Prible the cold-blooded murderer of an entire family? Or the gullible target of an opportunistic jailhouse informant?

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Bowling for Soup

    Saturday, January 5

  • News

    September 27, 2001

    Face To Face

    The murder of their loved one haunted Amy and Linda White until a Texas prison mediation program brought them together with the killer. Now they've all got their answers -- and unique justice.

  • News

    May 17, 2001

    Curses! Foiled Again

    Houston killer Davis gets no deal on his plan to pare back his punishment

  • News

    February 17, 2000

    Turnstyled and Junkpiled

    The strange, savage and sweet life of Mickey Dunlap

  • News

    January 27, 2000

    Killing Time

    The case against him died from lack of evidence. But Texas still plans to execute Odell Barnes.

  • News

    December 2, 1999

    Bishop's Endgame

    An early GOP force could be savoring party triumphs -- from prison

  • News

    June 24, 1999

    The Millionaire and His Daughter

    Vincent's Murphy's daughter seized control of his empire. Now he wants it back.

  • News

    March 25, 1999
  • News

    January 7, 1999

    Business As Usual

    The State Bar of Texas tries again to KAYO John O'Quinn but can't lay a glove on him

  • News

    December 31, 1998

    Slipping Under the Bar Radar

    Will a less-than-Frank Reyes cloud O'Quinn's win?

  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Easygoing George W. Bush

    With help from Democrats Pete Laney and Bob Bullock, Bush has been a Republican governor Texans love. But who'll be his pals if he sets his sights on the presidency?

  • News

    April 9, 1998

    Taking the Waves

    A tale of love, life and longboarding

  • Music

    February 5, 1998


    After years of groundbreaking music, Pat Metheny is looking for more barriers to shatter

  • News

    July 10, 1997

    Cozy Ties

    In the battle to privatize welfare services in Texas, corporate bidders have enlisted some inside help

  • News

    July 11, 1996


    Stephen Fairfield's restless spiritual journey brought him to the Fifth Ward, where he found true deliverance while helping to rebuild the neighborhoods

  • News

    February 29, 1996

    Escargot A Go-Go

    Gene Weaver always had a big idea. Selling snail dreams was to have been his last hurrah.

  • News

    January 18, 1996

    In the Child's Best Interest

    A legal technicality sent Donnie and DeAnne Fitts to a Houston court seeking to adopt Justin and Jacob Baker - again. Twelve jurors agreed that outcome would be the best for the children. Judge Bill Henderson didn't quite see it that way.

  • Music

    August 31, 1995

    Postmarked Texas

    Joe Ely sends a sad, beautiful Letter to Laredo

  • News

    January 12, 1995

    Killer Behind the Badge

    Susan White complained to friends and authorities about Deputy Joseph Kent McGowen, but nobody listened. Then he killed her.