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 >>
The five ugliest beer labels in Texas.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Mickey Dunlap, back in 2000In 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 >>
Photos by Brittanie SheyTraveling 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 >>
[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 >>
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 >>
It's 1995 all over again...and again
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Houston Press Music Awards Nomination Party, Saturday, May 7, at the Meridian, 1503 Chartres, 713-225-1717
How one enterprising Johnson Space Center physicist followed his dream to Hollywood and porn stardom
Despite the mounting evidence of innocence, a convict remains in prison
Recent debacles demonstrate why District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal needs more than a moustache to match the legacy of Johnny Holmes
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?
Was Jeffery Prible the cold-blooded murderer of an entire family? Or the gullible target of an opportunistic jailhouse informant?
Saturday, January 5
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.
Houston killer Davis gets no deal on his plan to pare back his punishment
The strange, savage and sweet life of Mickey Dunlap
The case against him died from lack of evidence. But Texas still plans to execute Odell Barnes.
An early GOP force could be savoring party triumphs -- from prison
Vincent's Murphy's daughter seized control of his empire. Now he wants it back.
The State Bar of Texas tries again to KAYO John O'Quinn but can't lay a glove on him
Will a less-than-Frank Reyes cloud O'Quinn's win?
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?
A tale of love, life and longboarding
After years of groundbreaking music, Pat Metheny is looking for more barriers to shatter
In the battle to privatize welfare services in Texas, corporate bidders have enlisted some inside help
Stephen Fairfield's restless spiritual journey brought him to the Fifth Ward, where he found true deliverance while helping to rebuild the neighborhoods
Gene Weaver always had a big idea. Selling snail dreams was to have been his last hurrah.
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.
Joe Ely sends a sad, beautiful Letter to Laredo
Susan White complained to friends and authorities about Deputy Joseph Kent McGowen, but nobody listened. Then he killed her.