It was like landing on the moon. The thought ricocheted through Joleena Malugani's mind as she took in the vast, dusty expanse of the corner of West Texas claimed by Midland and Odessa. Malugani was fresh out of college when she came across an Ector County Independent School District booth at a job ... More >>
"We will aggressively protect the health, safety and long-term livelihood of our players, both on the field and off. We can preserve the fierce competition that makes football great, while simultaneously committing to the relentless pursuit of safer play. Our players do not make excuses on the field ... More >>
Fake weed's final freewheeling days
"If Kansas is the best team in the country, college basketball is going to suck this season." -- @SeanCablinasian on Twitter That was a post I had on Twitter, dated and time stamped 10:29 PM on November 17. Kansas was the top-ranked team in the country at the time, and they were plodding their way ... More >>
Randall Patterson's 1998 feature on Houston / Palm Beach polo patron John Goodman ends with the billionaire playboy getting a champagne bath. Right now, Palm Beach police want to know if he also soaked in a little too much booze last Thursday night. That was when Goodman, the founder of the Palm B ... More >>
The story of a Houston rapper who got bigger and bigger until he shrank back down to earth
Was the late Jack Valenti -- famous Houstonian, former Lyndon Johnson aide, former head of Hollywood's MPAA, namesake of the Valenti School of Communications at UH -- as gay as a Sondheim song?We don't care one way or the other, but it appears the FBI did.The Washington Post reports this morning tha ... More >>
An underground legend teams up with Rap-A-Lot in a bid to break nationwide
A Houston-area man leads the fight against the ban on gays in the military
Our solution for saving Texas's claim to capital punishment fame
Credit boyish heir Osteen for Lakewood's higher power
Stressing about the 'Stros begins anew
Marching with an evolving minority electorate, a Vietnamese immigrant may just whip the GOP's old guard
Have today's C&W stars been consulting with the Fab Five?
Surprise, surprise. The Little League has trounced T.H. Rogers.
Charlotte Foster wanted a male nanny whod play sports with her sons. She got an escaped murderer.
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.
HISD's Stripling stalls while opposing sides clamor for a decision about the T.H. Rogers playground
Plus: Osteen's Off, Extra Innings at Rogers, All That Jazz
Rodrigo Montano passed himself off as a Rice University student. Is he deluded or just the worst con artist in town?
Chinese officials say Falun Gong is a cult and forbid it. Jason Wang is one of the true believers who won't abandon his faith, even if it means deportation or death.
A new Houston voting bloc reaches toward empowerment
Blues 2 Joy writes a new testament for the devil's music
Doug Eagle was an elite racquetball player till a car crash ruined his life. He rebuilt himself, finding God in the process. Now, he says, he's faster and better than ever.
Yani Keo flies under the radar of most Houstonians. But if you're a refugee or an Asian-American leader, you know how important she is.
Geezers go for the gold
Kosovar refugees in Houston fight to hang on in a land they don't understand
Does selling George W. Bush mean Mark McKinnon has sold out?
When victims' rights advocate Pam Lychner and her daughters died on TWA Flight 800, her husband knew what he had to do: Find justice for Pam.
Where the games are good, everybody knows the story of Dwayne Rogers, and everybody wonders: Why is he still an amateur?
In the early 1960s, Eldrewey Stearns was a powerful force for integration in a segregated society. Then he forgot his way, and history forgot him. Until, that is, he met writer Thomas R. Cole.
Four years after his daughter's murder, Bob Carreiro crusades to bring criminals to justice and peace to lives wrecked by crime. But to the family who shared his tragedy, he shows no mercy.