College Station

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen at Bass Performance Hall, 2/10/13: Review

    The stage at Bass Hall was nearly barren, except for two chairs and a small coffee table. Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen were playing without a backing band. It was just two guys, two acoustic guitars and a lot of memories; two men stripped down to the thing that got them started. The show had b ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2013

    There Will Be Tar Sand

    Tarry Canadian bitumen is barreling its way to Texas via the Keystone XL pipeline. Will it bring energy independence or environmental calamity?

  • News

    August 30, 2012

    The Women of Dallas Are Armed and Dangerous, Thanks to Mama Jeanie

    Her own shooting career derailed, Jeanie Almond has become Dallas' go-to teacher for shooting's fastest-growing market: women.

  • Dining

    July 12, 2012

    Community 'Cue

    The tradition of open-pit barbecues in Texas predates the Civil War.

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    Stephen O'Sicky of Caterpillars: "I Love Old School Emo. That's Who I Am."

    Local act Caterpillars won't play their next show until July 20 at the Crown and Harp, but until then, they have a new record to finish. They took some time out at the Double Wide a few weeks ago and discussed what they're up to, their first musical obsessions, and how they feel about the (still) dr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2012

    Mike Miles Taps Teach for America's DFW Director as DISD's New Chief Talent Officer

    Teach for America, the elite student-teacher pipeline founded by Highland Parker Wendy Kopp, is often tossed into the bucket with the rest of the tools in the reform movement's toolbox, from charter schools to performance-based pay and the like. For that, and for its place outside the labor movement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Thanks to Baylor's Cock-Block, Texas A&M May Wait Until 2013 to Join SEC

    ​The Southern Baptist Convention has over 16 million members. It also boasts a mission statement: As a convention of churches, our missional vision is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world and to make disciples of all the nations. Perusing their web site this mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    A&M to the SEC! Texas as an Independent?! The Big 12 and Texas-OU is Kaput?

    ​As we speak I'm told University of Texas president Bill Powers and athletic director DeLoss Dodds are planning an informal lunch with state power brokers at Barton Creek Country Club in Austin to discuss the feasibility of the Longhorns becoming a football independent. Hell ... More >>

  • News

    June 24, 2010
  • Dining

    October 16, 2008

    Beer Is Good

    Texas law stifles state's craft brewers

  • Music

    February 14, 2008

    Remembering DJ Frantic

    The turntablist's friends and collaborators will remember him for his love of the craft

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    American Toxic

    The railroad tie plant that gave birth to tiny Somerville may now be killing the town, residents claim

  • News

    August 16, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 11, 2007

    Dallas is Good for Two Things: Jobs and Cheap Houses. Well, Damn, Ain't That Enough?

    On Monday, a book that’s sure to be great bedtime reading for statisticians everywhere clunked into bookstores. Weighing in at 864 pages and 3.3 pounds, it’s the 2007 edition of Cities Ranked & Rated: More than 400 Metropolitan Areas Evaluated in the U.S. and Canada by Burt Sperling and Peter Sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2006

    The Cotton Bowl Ain't No Kyle Field

    Even a good Longhorns fan has to acknowledge that Kyle Field's one of the greatest college football venues ever. The Cotton Bowl, not so much. For a year now, Mayor Laura's been banging the same drum: If, which is to say when, the annual Texas-Oklahoma game finally leaves Dallas and moves back to Au ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2004

    Fast Times at MotorSport Ranch

    Jack Farr's performance-car playground redefines the country club

  • News

    October 21, 2004

    The Devil Next Door

    The chilling story of Doug Havard, SMU'S Crime Boss

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    Clone Ranger

    The old roundup may never be the same, thanks to Zech Damerons herd of genetically duplicate longhorns

  • News

    September 6, 2001

    Drug Crazed

    Millions in federal tax dollars are being spent by narcotics task forces in Texas to nab low-level users and dealers. Is this any way to wage a drug war?

  • News

    May 10, 2001

    Access Denied

    In the he-said, she-said world of child visitation disputes, dads like Doug Watkins say fathers have no rights

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Flanagan's wake

    VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed

  • News

    May 13, 1999
  • News

    January 14, 1999

    Courthouse bully

    Legal assistant Jim Carrao works the dark corners of the justice system. He serves papers, does background checks, files annoying cases--and knows just enough law to be dangerous.

  • Music

    October 1, 1998

    What's in a name?

    Everything, when you've got good luck with a capital 'F'

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Defending Darlie

    Wealthy Waco businessman Brian Pardo spends his time and money helping death-row inmates he believes are innocent. His efforts on behalf of Darlie Routier have raised suspicions about her husband--and about Pardo's motives.

  • News

    May 8, 1997

    We are the R.O.T.

    The Enloes are Republic of Texas stalwarts, but they don't go for hostage-taking. They prefer using bogus money orders to battle "the eight banking families that control the world."

  • Music

    March 14, 1996

    Between the cracks

    Surprise--David Garza grows up in public and survives

  • News

    March 7, 1996
  • News

    February 22, 1996
  • Culture

    September 7, 1995

    Jackie Sherrill's 'example'

    Coach cites duty to Mississippi State players in dodging Houston court date