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The University of Houston
"...The University of Houston's graduate program in creative writing is a..."

April 21, 2000 Books Feature by Lissa Richardson

University of Texas Basketball
UT men's and women's basketball teams start their seasons with predictably impressive results
"...but freshman Anne Marie Hartung stole the spotlight, coming off the bench for a double-double (26 points, 13 rebounds)...."

Nov. 12, 2010 Sports Feature by Mark Fagan

Longhorns and Bobcats Dream of Coaching Knights in Shining Armor
Greg Davis out as UT offensive coordinator
"...finally went for wins over loyalty in dumping his offensive coordinator and longtime friend. Want to know the future..."

Dec. 8, 2010 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

Day Trips: The Cistern, Houston
Houston’s former underground reservoir perfect canvas for light artist
"...Spatial Chromointerference" in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern in Houston seems to twist and bend the 221 concrete columns..."

May 25, 2018 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

UT Who? The Tale of the Invisible Bobcats.
"...the print edition on Thursday. Frustrated? Think how fans of the Texas State University Bobcats feel. This past weekend..."

Oct. 13, 2008 Sports Post by Joe O'Connell

Pilgrim in an Unholy Land: Notes of a Lonely Cowboy
"...   Everyone seems scared of my Oklahoma State Cowboys. Let me tell you, I’ve..."

Nov. 3, 2006 Sports Post by John Razook

The Price of Innocence
Law school innocence projects survive budget cuts – for now
"...While budget cuts seem to be the order of the year, it looks – at least for now..."

Jan. 26, 2011 News Post by Jordan Smith

Death of an Extra: Odell Grant
Odell Grant, who had a face you couldn't forget, has died
"...The lines curlicued and dug deep like an etching of the totality of time. Then he’d break into a..."

April 7, 2015 Screens Post by Joe O'Connell

Habits of Mind
Texas has a wealth of universities and colleges that offer creative writing classes, but four of them -- the University of Texas at Austin, Southwest Texas State University, University of Texas at El Paso, and the University of Houston -- offer Masters of Fine Arts degrees in creative writing. Here's all the information about each program you could hope to find.
"...essayist Wallace Stegner, who taught creative writing at Stanford University, had this to say about the efficacy of teaching..."

April 21, 2000 Books Feature by Clay Smith

Art of the State '98
Art & Theatre to See Around Texas This Summer
"...Windows of Remembrance at Josef and Edith Mincberg Gallery, Houston That..."

May 29, 1998 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

The Queen of Truth
With two beautifully crafted memoirs under her belt, a third book of poetry out, tenure at Syracuse University, a teenage son, and a blissful romance, Mary Karr is definitely hardworking and real. And if her soul isn't entirely pure, well, readers of Cherry will be grateful it isn't.
"...The Decade of Truth -- that's what readers and people who love..."

Nov. 3, 2000 Books Feature by Robin Bradford

The Adventures of Sancho Panza
Guitar Techs
"...Vile, humid Houston heat permeates Fitzgeralds' cramped backstage. In the wings, Charlie..."

June 23, 1995 Music Feature

The Slow Dying of Johnston High
State accountability standards may close a school on the edge of survival
"...the community to pull together to save the pride of the Eastside might have been a turning point for..."

Nov. 30, 2007 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

The Ballad of Townes & Blaze
The twisted but not-so-tall tale of Van Zandt and Foley, Lonesome Dove meets Barfly
"...The jigsaw of geography in filmmaking is such that one day during..."

Aug. 17, 2018 Features Feature by Sybil Rosen

Culinary Ladies of the Eighties - Amy Simmons
Ice cream entrepreneur wants to make your day
"...Amy Simmons always intended to be a woman of accomplishment, the kind of person who made a mark..."

Jan. 12, 2015 Food Post by Virginia B. Wood

Bill of the Week: Building a Better Texas
Construction industry in need of legislative remodel
"...injuries and widespread tax fraud. Looking at the results of a groundbreaking report on the state of the construction..."

Feb. 2, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Desegregation of Austin's Movie Theatres
A history of the stand-in movement
"...businesses, a nasty explosion jolted the room, spraying shards of stained glass and lead through blasted-in windows. Jim McCulloch,..."

Dec. 4, 2015 Screens Feature by Jordan Buckley

Panel Targets Roots of Wrongful Convictions
Recommendations on improving witness identification and evidence testing head to the Lege
"...did not commit), was tasked with considering the causes of wrongful conviction and making recommendations to avoid future miscarriages..."

Sept. 3, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Lot of Livin' to Do
For 15 years, Paul Beutel has managed Austin's Paramount Theatre, programming its popular film series and live shows and bringing it back from financial ruin, and he still puts in six to seven days a week there. Where do his passion and devotion spring from? Would you believe Bye Bye Birdie?
"...everything about Paul Beutel falls into place: his love of musicals, his film degree, his stints as an American-Statesman..."

Aug. 25, 2000 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Art of the State
Art:
"...AMON CARTER ART MUSEUM presents Plain Pictures: Images of the American Prairie, paintings, prints, and photographs depicting the..."

Dec. 27, 1996 Arts Feature

The Class of 1985
The 69th Legislature, 1985, marked a turning point in the future of Texas politics
"...If you want to know who runs the state of Texas you can consult the constitution, enroll in a..."

Feb. 27, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Salt of the Earth
Local activists remember Cesar Chavez on the seventh anniversary of his death.
"...right-to-work state with no allegiance to other states supportive of the Cesar Chavezes in this world. While Chavez's efforts,..."

April 28, 2000 News Feature by Paul Ciavarri

Margin of Error
Some Texas high schools may be violating the "top 10%" law, which guarantees admission to UT and other Texas colleges and universities, by exaggerating the number of students in the top 10% of their graduating classes.
"...The director of under-graduate admissions at the University of Texas says a..."

April 21, 2000 News Feature by Jonathan David Carroll

Quote of the Week
Yes, they really said that
"...– Colt Keo-Meier, a clinical psychologist at University of Houston’s Transgender Health Lab, referring to the needs..."

March 17, 2017 News Column

State Board of Education Rejects Racist Mexican-American Textbook
Board votes unanimously to dump controversial, error-riddled book
"...textbooks are too politicized for even the State Board of Education to accept. In a unanimous vote this morning,..."

Nov. 16, 2016 News Post by Mary Tuma

Executed Inmate's Wife Sues Court of Criminal Appeals Judge Keller
Suit argues Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller violated Michael Richard's due process rights by refusing to hear his appeal only because it was filed after 5pm, an arbitrary deadline set by Keller
"...The wife of executed inmate Michael Richard is suing Court of Criminal..."

Nov. 16, 2007 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Of Mercy and Mississippi
On the Bookshelf
"...The first novel by Houston writer Kathleen Cambor, The Book of Mercy (Farrar Straus..."

July 18, 1997 Books Review

A Way Out of the Desert?
Sanchez and Morales hustle for the AFL-CIO.
"...Tatcho Mindiola, the venerable director of the Center for Mexican Studies at the University of..."

Jan. 18, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

Notes of a Football Addict (Vol. III)
The ancient Chinese knew precious little about football
"...They did know a thing or two about making profound statements, though, which is precisely what the Baltimore Ravens..."

Sept. 16, 2010 Sports Post by John Razook

'The Barber of Seville': Oh, we meant to do it this way
With Bass Concert Hall no longer available, Austin Lyric Opera is working to stage The Barber of Seville in a hall with no orchestra pit, no proscenium, and no wing space
"...For most of its 20-year history, Austin Lyric Opera has performed at..."

April 13, 2007 Arts Feature by Barry Pineo

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