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UT Decides Longhorns Have Been Pranked, Will Rip Out Maroon Bluebonnets

UT Decides Longhorns Have Been Pranked, Will Rip Out Maroon Bluebonnets

Source: Carol Christian / Houston Chronicle  Maroon bluebonnets, at best an oxymoron and at worst a deep insult to the Austin community’s burnt-orange sensibilities, are slated to be removed from the University of Texas main campus. UT officials would prefer not to announce the exact date the offending plants will be taken up, said Markus Hogue, the […]

UT Suspects Sabotage After A&M-Created Maroon Flowers Pop Up Near Tower

UT Suspects Sabotage After A&M-Created Maroon Flowers Pop Up Near Tower

Source: Heather Alexander / Houston Chronicle President Barack Obama’s visit to the University of Texas in Austin could be overshadowed by the emergence of a scandal of potentially epic proportions. Maroon bluebonnets are taking over flowerbeds below the school’s iconic tower. Officials fear their landscape has been infiltrated by longtime rival Aggies. “There were just a few […]

Report: 1 Dead, 14 Injured In Fort Hood shooting

Report: 1 Dead, 14 Injured In Fort Hood shooting

Source: Sig Christenson, Kolten Parker / Houston Chronicle    SAN ANTONIO — Fort Hood officials confirmed Wednesday that a shooting had taken place and that the post was on lockdown, but knew little more about the incident. The Associated Press, citing an unnamed official in Honolulu, said that one person is confirmed dead and 14 injured. Some […]

GALVESTON BAY SPILL: Oil Washes Up On Galveston Tourist Beaches

GALVESTON BAY SPILL: Oil Washes Up On Galveston Tourist Beaches

Source: Harvey Rice, Anita Hassan, Lise Olsen / Houston Chronicle GALVESTON – Oil washed up on tourist beaches in Galveston Monday, two days after the collision of a barge and a tanker spilled an estimated 168,000 gallons of oil into the Houston Ship Channel, an official said. The oil on Galveston beaches was in the form of […]

Driver Charged With Capital Murder In SXSW Rampage

Driver Charged With Capital Murder In SXSW Rampage

Source: Mike Ward / Houston Chronicle AUSTIN ­– A 21-year-old aspiring rapper from Killeen was charged Friday with one count of capital murder, accused of ramming a speeding car into a South by Southwest festival crowd as he fled a police drunken-driving stop. Two people were killed and 23 others were injured in the early Thursday rampage, […]

Joaquin Castro To Boycott Buc-ee’s After Owners Back Dan Patrick

Joaquin Castro To Boycott Buc-ee’s After Owners Back Dan Patrick

Source: Kolten Parker / Houston Chronicle  SAN ANTONIO — Texas roadside megastore Buc-ee’s found itself in between two political powerhouses Tuesday after the chain’s owners offered their support to state Sen. Dan Patrick. Following a photo and announcement of the owners’ support on Facebook Monday, Congressman Joaquin Castro said he would no longer shop at Buc-ee’s “since they […]

Man Wearing Pajama Bottoms Robs Store

Man Wearing Pajama Bottoms Robs Store

Source: AP / Houston Chronicle WINTHROP, Maine  — Winthrop police are seeking the public’s help in identifying an armed robber who wore green pajama bottoms and a mask when he held up a convenience store. Police say the robbery at the Circle K Convenience Store and Gas Station occurred at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday and was captured on surveillance video. […]

UT President: Strong Shirt ‘Ugly,’ ‘Racist’

UT President: Strong Shirt ‘Ugly,’ ‘Racist’

Source: Kolten Parker / Houston Chronicle SAN ANTONIO — A controversial T-shirt featuring University of Texas‘ new football coach Charlie Strong was dubbed “ugly” and “racist” Tuesday by the school’s president, Bill Powers. “Black is the new Brown,” read the burnt-orange-colored shirt recently pulled down by the online store Etsy. The $19.99 T-shirt featured a photo of Strong, the school’s first […]

Sister: Deadly Shooting Was Over ‘Bama Loss

Sister: Deadly Shooting Was Over ‘Bama Loss

Source: Jay Reeves / AP / Houston Chronicle BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend’s Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn’t seem upset over the Crimson Tide’s loss to archrival Auburn, said the sister of the slain woman. […]

Houston Native Roland Martin Launches New TV News Show Monday

Houston Native Roland Martin Launches New TV News Show Monday

Source: David Barron / Houston Chronicle  Roland S. Martin has been a man in a hurry ever since his days as a communications student at Yates High School, extending through his work as a newspaper and radio journalist in Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and Chicago and a six-year stint with CNN, always in pursuit of a daily […]

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