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• San Angelo police are investigating allegations of sexual assault against Los Lonely Boys drummer Ringo Garza and his wife, stemming from an incident between the couple and two unnamed women last week in the Garzas home. No charges have been filed, and the band is understandably keeping mum. "We don't want to try this case in the press," manager Kevin Womack said Monday, adding the Boys would perform at next month's Grammy Awards and soon begin recording their next album at Willie Nelson's Luck studios as scheduled. A similar statement from the Garzas' attorneys said, in part, "Los Lonely Boys have become popular very fast, making them targets for people with less honorable intentions."

• Popular local swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown have decided to call it quits after eight years. The band, which recently joined Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson on their minor league ballpark tour, will tour in February and play assorted dates through October, but no final Austin show has been scheduled. More information at

• Trooper of the Week goes to Rockland Eagles guitarist Andy Thomas, who broke several ribs after jumping from the stage during last Friday's Grand Champeen show at Hole in the Wall. Despite his injury, Thomas plans to don his getup for the Rank & Revue anniversary party tonight (Thursday) at Emo's, alongside the Crank County Daredevils, Broken Teeth, Ignitor, Grady, the Bulemics, Scott H. Biram, and more.

• From "Five Pound Bass" to "Farm Fresh Onions," food has long been a favorite subject for Robert Earl Keen, so it's only natural he'd eventually show up on the Food Network. The A&M alum sings a song about fajitas on the Jan. 17 episode of All American Festivals, which visits the Great Texas Mosquito Festival and Fajita Cook-off in Clute. Air time is 8:30pm.

• Just a reminder: Don't forget to vote in the Chronicle Music Poll, online or p.60.

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