Youth Organizations

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    Menchie's Frozen Yogurt Debuts New Samoa-Inspired Flavor

    When I first watched The Addams Family ,at age 10, I immediately found a new hero in Wednesday Addams for the way she cleverly turned the tables on a persnickety Girl Scout. I then proceeded to steal this joke and repeat it to people when I was trying to sell cookies as a Girl Scout. (Almost no one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2014

    Knock-Knock! Who's There? Girl Scouts! Cookie Season Is Back With Two New Flavors

    So, you're probably well into your New Year's resolution of giving up sweets or eating healthier. After the past few months of indulging in Christmas cookies, holiday dinners and endless amounts of booze, the last thing you need is more sugary food. Unfortunately, you're going to have to put that di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2013

    Top 5 Girl Scout Cookie Knockoffs

    I have always found it rather puzzling that the Girl Scouts do not sell their famous baked goods in the late fall. The holidays are so synonymous with cookies that you'd think they would make a killing by providing Samoas, Tagalongs, and their other varieties to hungry but lazy consumers. Never fear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    Upcoming Events: Miracle Fruit and Miracle Fundraisers for People in Need

    The Houston Museum of Natural Science is hosting a class on Wednesday, August 28 to introduce intrepid diners to miracle fruit. The miracle fruit, whose scientific name is Synsepalum dulcificum is native to West Africa and has recently experienced a bit of a revival in interest due to its popularity ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Rick Perry "Greatly Disappointed" That Scouts Vote to Discontinue Youth Discrimination

    The Boy Scouts have finally lifted their ban on including gay members within their ranks. While gay Scout leaders are still barred, young men will be allowed in regardless of orientation. For the sane among us, this is a cause for celebration. For Gov. Rick Perry, however, this is a sign of falteri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Perry Believes Opposing Slavery Is the Same as Opposing Gay Rights, Apparently

    I don't think there are many out there that would say Rick Perry is unprincipled. The epithets are plenty, and his mistakes are many, but there are few that would claim that Perry is anything approaching the slippery flip-floppery of Mitt Romney. He's a man of his word. Thus, when Rick Perry, flyin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Boy Scouts Selling Camp Drake, Likely to Become Master Planned Community

    I was never a boy scout. I didn't have anything against it, personally, but it was just never my thing. But friends I knew who were all went to Camp Strake at some point in their childhood. The sprawling 2100-acre property along I-45 in Conroe is apparently quite beautiful and if you are in the mark ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Gays In The Boy Scouts: Texas Elected Officials Are Signing On To Say Hell No

    A conservative group called "Texas Values" is taking a new approach in the battle to make sure that no Lone Star boy scout ever, ever gets cooties from being near a gay person -- the group is circulating a letter urging the Boy Scouts of America to reject gay scouts, it's getting elected officials t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Girl Scouts Get Healthy: Mango Cremes with NutriFusion

    Girl Scout cookie season is my absolute favorite time of the year. Samoas, Thin Mints and Do-si-dos make me a happy camper (no pun intended). With the 2013 season upon us, Girl Scouts have released their lineup of cookies, including a new flavor, which doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the cookie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Campaign to End Boy Scouts Gay Ban Gains Steam

    A campaign, spearheaded by an ousted den mother, is gaining some momentum as it picks up the support of board members of the Boy Scouts. Jennifer Tyrrell, a gay mother from Bridgeport, Ohio, was no longer allowed to be a den mother in April of last year. Tyrrell started a petition on that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    When Are Food Knock-offs Distasteful?

    If your Girl Scout Cookie of choice is the Samoa, then you might be happy to know that these goodies are NOT only available through green-uniformed girl children and for $3-4 a pop. Keebler offers a nearly identical version called "Coconut Dreams," which are available year-round and often on sale ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    5 Treehugging Tunes By Conservative Country Artists

    ​Today is the Girl Scouts of America's annual World Thinking Day, which they celebrate each year by dedicating 24 hours of contemplation on the world and the people in it. Now, Rocks Off isn't a Girl Scout, but we keep a close eye on them because we've proven in the past they are in fact our o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Best Tasting Lemonade Contest at the Children's Museum Kicks Off Lemonade Day

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttThe Alonso sisters with their lemonade stand.​"We thought it tasted too sweet," said Brenda Alonso as she stood shyly next to her sister behind their lemonade stand. "So we added a little bit of salt." The 10-year-old beamed as I told her what a good idea that had b ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Game Time: LeBron James: The Decision -- You Suck, ESPN

    LeBron is Cleveland's new "Cuyahoga River on fire"​"It's been a real humbling experience to be in this position." -- LeBron James on his self-requested, one hour made-for-LeBron TV special on ESPNIf you lived in Houston at the time, you remember September 13, 2008. That was the morning after Hurr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    In Ongoing Bat Invasion Of Texas, Terrifying New Theaters Of War Opened

    ​Two weeks ago today, in an nearly all-but-exclusive report, Hair Balls broke the story of the ongoing bat invasion of Texas schools and courthouses.At the time, the winged mammals had seized control of two schools in Clear Lake and one each in Chambers and Matagorda counties. They had also staked ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 8, 2006
  • Calendar

    May 25, 2006
  • Calendar

    May 4, 2006