Texas Longhorns

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Mattel Has Transformed Texas A&M's Formerly Respectable Yell Leader Into a Ken Doll

    At about this time each year, Mattel rolls out a new collection of University Barbies®, who are invariably clad in pom poms and cheerleading outfits, the logo of their favorite educational institution emblazoned across their perky plastic chests. This year, the toy maker threw the Barbie-collectin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2013

    How Music (and Johnny Football) Bring UT and A&M Fans Together

    Say it ain't so— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) February 2, 2013 For decades, music has been used to enforce the rivalry between the University of Texas and Texas A&M. On Saturdays in the fall, Longhorn fans proudly sing, "Give 'em hell, give 'em hell, make 'em ... More >>

  • News

    May 2, 2013

    The Killings in Kaufman

    Two public officials dead and a third behind bars: Politics turn bloody in a small town.

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2012

    The Nine Best and Funniest Moments from Saturday at ACL 2012

    The return of terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad rain made Saturday a muddy but fun mess. Thankfully, the downpours didn't dampen the spirits of the crowd on day two of ACL, but it did seem to thin out the herds. Aside from remembering how to walk in inches-deep goop like we did back at the Dillo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2012

    The Overserved's Nightlife Guide To Texas-OU Weekend

    This weekend begins our annual North Texas exchange program, with dozens of you heading down to weird ol' Austin for ACL, and roughly millions heading to DFW from Austin and surrounding cities for the Red River Rivalry on Saturday. Go sports! Look, the game is taken care of. You have already picke ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    October 11, 2012
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    June 19, 2012

    Police Need Help Finding Asshole Who Forced Out Mother, 1-Year-Old During Carjacking

    At about 2 p.m. Sunday, a Latino man in his early 30s, his head bald and both arms covered with tattoos, pocketed a $10 T-shirt, a pair of Starter tennis shoes and a DVD player from Walmart on Cockrell Hill Road. On his way out of the store, he was stopped by an off-duty police officer and placed un ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2011

    ACL Capsule Reviews: Young the Giant, Tyler Morris & The Hearts of Worship, Alexander, Daniel Lanois' Black Dub and Iron & Wine

    ​It's tough to complain too much about the sporadic rain that's literally watering down the second afternoon of the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Texas needs to drink, y'all.  No, it's not all bad. Another upside: The wet ground makes you feel like less of a jerk for sparking up. So ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    A&M to the SEC: Didn't We Just Have this Conversation?

    ​The grand ol' Southwest Conference lived to be 80. The Big 12 Conference may die a teenager.Only 17 and just a year removed from turmoil that left it with just 10 teams but supposedly unity and cohesion, the conference is again this morning reeling with the news that Texas A&M -- irked b ... More >>

  • News

    June 9, 2011

    Searching for the Soul of Austin

    The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    The Top 10 Hottest Cheerleading Teams in the History of Hot Cheerleaders

    A judge in Connecticut recently ruled that - surprise - cheerleading isn't a sport. He said nothing, however, about cheerleader-watching. Game. On. ​10. Oregon Ducks.   ​9. Texas Longhorns.  

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    UT Austin and Dallas and Houston Power Providers Get Into the Energy-Sellin' Bidness

    ​Sports Business Journal calls it a "unique marketing effort," which is one way of putting it: The University of Texas at Austin, Crescent Court-based Branded Retail Energy Company and Houston-based Champion Energy Services this morning announced the creation of Texas Longhorn Energy. Which is? We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    The Top 5 Uniforms in the History of Your Texas Rangers

    ​The Texas Rangers broke a four-game losing streak last night with a 9-6 walloping of the Chicago White Sox. But they didn't look good doing it. I know those white beanies atop their head were special Memorial Day caps, but in a word ... Godawful. The Colonial the other day had a pink out. Ba ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2010

    NCAA Basketball Tournament: Let the Madness Commence!

    Substitute me for Dickie V, and you're looking at my next three weeks.​It was pitch dark this morning when I woke up. Must be Spring. Spent an hour this morning sweating over a bracket. Must be March. If you want to come have a beer and talk hoops and maybe punch me in the face, I'll b ... More >>

  • News

    January 28, 2010
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    November 4, 2009

    If They Can't Get People to Come to Victory Park, Well, There's Always Cattle

    Photos by Kimberly ThorpeWhatever you do, do not look at the video board behind you.​On my commute to work this morning, I noticed something peculiar about Victory Park Plaza. Standing over the dull pavers, corralled Longhorns grazed on a bit of straw, while two men on horseback watched over. Turn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    All My Excess Lives in Texas

    Fingers crossed, WE will duplicate this joy tonight. Right?So I'm watching the Channel 8 news Monday night at 6:29 and after a sparkling fill-in sportscast by Ted Madden he alerts viewers that: " ... in the game, Texas already trails, 1-0." To which anchor Gloria Campos valiantly responds, "A ... More >>

  • News

    December 4, 2008

    Cowboys' Winter Wonderland

    Can Jerry's boys turn around the December jinx?

  • News

    October 23, 2008

    Picking Cotton

    Texas-OU is great and all, but what about the Cotton Bowl's other 51 Saturdays a year?

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007
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    June 27, 2007
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    March 16, 2007

    Fritz the Cat

    It's Friday night and you got nothing to do? Well, this sounds like a sure-fire way to have yerself some fun: listening to Walter Mondale talk. Yup, the former vice president named "Fritz" will be speaking tonight at 7:30 at the Dallas Democratic Forum's 30th Anniversary...uh...celebration? And it'l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2006

    Don't Fence Them In

    Early this morning I was among the hundreds of fans waiting for the Dallas Mavericks' team plane when it landed a few minutes before 1 at Love Field. KTCK-AM's (1310, The Ticket) Ben and Skin post-game show issued the call for us to greet the team, and greet them we did, with everyone jumping, screa ... More >>

  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Who Is That Guy?

    He plays golf with George Clooney. He clowns around with Chris Tucker. He's best buddies with Peri Gilpin. He's a pasty white dude named Steve Stodghill.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    Pat the Bunny columnist Pat Forde writes today about the paucity of Texas Longhorns fans at yesterday's opening practice sessions at the American Airlines Center. To which I say, Dude, some of us gotta work. But I will be there tonight when the Horns play Penn in the first-round regional, which is when m ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Oscar Overhaul

    The Academy--y-a-w-n--Awards desperately need a shot of sports

  • News

    January 26, 2006
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    January 19, 2006


    Everything's bigger in our state, especially the fan fakery

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2004

    Old School

    Cotton Bowl Classic is football's Edsel

  • News

    April 29, 2004

    He Wants to be a Millionaire

    So why did LaMarcus Aldridge put off NBA riches?

  • Dining

    October 16, 2003

    Absolute Zero

    The Mercury's out. Club Manhattan is in.

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    Out of Luck

    Want a sure thing? Read Schutze's columns.

  • News

    June 12, 2003

    Clone Ranger

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

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    The Back Page

    I would tell you about the Big 12 tourney, but my stomach hurts

  • Culture

    August 5, 1999

    Be like Mike

    Amidst so much business talk, Michael Irvin remembers that it's all just a game

  • News

    January 21, 1999

    Perfect game

    When Reid Ryan wanted Round Rock voters to build a stadium for his minor-league baseball team, he turned to the one pitchman no good Texan could refuse -- his dad, Nolan

  • Calendar

    October 8, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 8 - 14, 1998

  • Culture

    February 5, 1998

    Stealing home

    Tom Hicks bought a baseball team, but he'll own an empire

  • News

    January 16, 1997

    Aggies lose again

    AG's office makes the last call of the season

  • News

    December 14, 1995

    Who killed April Dabney?

    Parents of retarded adults blame city's failure to heed plea for sidewalks