A Celebration of Blues and Soul: The 1989 Presidential Inaugural Concert Directed by David Deutsch Shout! Factory, 120 min., $19.98 "Tonight is not a night for politics," says a well-coiffed man at the microphone with an unmistakable Southern drawl at the beginning of this concert. "Tonight is the ... More >>
James Baker: Not related to Velvet RevolverFinally, there will be a reason to visit downtown Houston: A statue honoring former Secretary of State James Baker will be unveiled Tuesday.Why Baker? As the monument's official website so modestly puts it, he's "A Magnificent American."Some people might ... More >>
This time of year, you tend to think about those who welcome you with open arms, ready to share their abundance. And if you think I'm talking about Thanksgiving family gatherings, you really must have just come in on a pumpkin truck. I'm referring instead to the Harris County Administration Buildin ... More >>
Michael Dukakis now knows how he could have won the 1988 presidential election: Dump on Houston. Dukakis, the epitome of a wonkish Democrat with zero charisma, was handily defeated by George H.W. Bush, partly because of the heinous "Willie Horton" political ad, which blamed Dukakis for a convicted ... More >>
Just who is a victim? After flexing its muscles to reform the justice system, the victims rights movement suffers growing pains over divisive issues.
Thousands of inmates rely annually on a capricious parole board for their freedom. Most, like George Dismukes, return to their cells without ever knowing why they were denied.
The Texas parole board let him out to die; instead, he got involved in a killing.
The GOP tried to peddle a story about Ann Richards' own "Willie Horton," but the state's press corps wasn't buying