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  • Did Nick Caserio Reach on Too Many Draft Picks?
    by Sean Pendergast on May 20, 2022 at 12:05 pm in News/Houston News

    The NFL Draft is an inexact science. That is not breaking news. The only predictable thing about the NFL Draft is that there will be a ton of failure in assessing the potential and futures of the various draft prospects. The overall rates of failure, by round, are fairly stable,… The NFL Draft is an inexact science. That is not breaking news.…

  • Washington High’s Pool Isn’t Open to Heights Swimmers
    by Margaret Downing on May 19, 2022 at 11:41 am in News/Houston News

    Booker T. Washington High has a multimillion swimming pool, but no swim team. Nearby Heights High has a swim team, but no pool on campus. Both are Houston ISD schools so it seems some sort of cooperation could be worked out. But as Adam Zuvanich, editor of The Leader and… Booker T. Washington High has a multimillion swimming pool, but no swim team. Nearby Heights High has a swim team, but no pool on campus.…

  • Deshaun Watson Suspension May Be Coming Soon
    by Sean Pendergast on May 19, 2022 at 9:00 am in News/Houston News

    When the Texans finally traded Deshaun Watson back in the middle of March, I know there was a big part of the Texans’ fan base that was just glad to see him leave, and thankful that they would never have to talk about him ever again. I know that this… When the Texans finally traded Deshaun Watson back in the middle of March, I know there was a big part of the Texans’ fan base that was just glad to see him leave, and thankful that they would never have to talk about him ever again. I know that this faction of people exists, because they text my radio show every time we mention Watson saying “WHY ARE Y’ALL TALKING ABOUT WATSON?…

  • Rockets Land Pick Three in NBA Draft Lottery
    by Jeff Balke on May 18, 2022 at 10:43 am in News/Houston News

    It’s still the playoffs for the NBA, but for every lottery team, Tuesday night was the first moment of a long offseason: the NBA draft lottery. The Rockets, who could pick no worse than fifth because they ended the season with the league’s best record for the second year in… It’s still the playoffs for the NBA, but for every lottery team, Tuesday night was the first moment of a long offseason: the NBA draft lottery. The Rockets, who could pick no worse than fifth because they ended the season with the league’s best record for the second year in a row, wound up with the number three pick in the July draft a year after landing Jalen Green with the second pick in 2021.…

  • Astros Week: Starting a New Winning Streak
    by Jeff Balke on May 18, 2022 at 10:42 am in News/Houston News

    All good things must come to an end, but rarely do they end with a sickening thud the way the Astros streak came to an abrupt halt Saturday with a 13-6 drubbing against the Nationals, one of the worst teams in baseball. Christian Javier, who had been brilliant in recent… All good things must come to an end, but rarely do they end with a sickening thud the way the Astros streak came to an abrupt halt Saturday with a 13-6 drubbing against the Nationals, one of the worst teams in baseball. Christian Javier, who had been brilliant in recent starts and relief appearances, got shellacked as did the surprisingly tough bullpen.…

  • Is There a Backstory For Each 2022 Houston Texans Opponent?
    by Sean Pendergast on May 18, 2022 at 9:00 am in News/Houston News

    One of the best parts of the NFL schedule being announced is getting the reaction from the luminaries that will play and coach in these games, along with the higher-ups responsible for assembling the rosters. To that end, it was kind of funny last week to hear Texans GM Nick… One of the best parts of the NFL schedule being announced is getting the reaction from the luminaries that will play and coach in these games, along with the higher-ups responsible for assembling the rosters. To that end, it was kind of funny last week to hear Texans GM Nick Caserio and Texans head coach Lovie Smith talk separately about the excitement (or in Caserio’s case, lack thereof) surrounding the schedule reveal.…

  • Texans Road Schedule Includes Some Killer Cities to Visit
    by Sean Pendergast on May 17, 2022 at 9:00 am in News/Houston News

    For those who missed the reveal of the Houston Texans’ schedule from last week, let’s get you caught up. Certainly, you can click the link to my article with some analysis on the schedule, OR you can watch one of the delightful videos the Texans’ amazing social media team put… For those who missed the reveal of the Houston Texans’ schedule from last week, let’s get you caught up. Certainly, you can click the link to my article with some analysis on the schedule, OR you can watch one of the delightful videos the Texans’ amazing social media team put out last week, like this one: Look, any schedule was going to be a tough schedule for this 2022 iteration of the Houston Texans.…

  • Houston Protesters March Against Overturning Roe v. Wade
    by Houston Press on May 16, 2022 at 11:57 am in News/Houston News

    On Saturday, protesters marched from Discovery Green to Houston’s City Hall in opposition to the expected overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court. The crowd was dominated by women, several of whom carried signs demanding the right to control their own bodies. The U.S. Supreme Court, thanks… On Saturday, protesters marched from Discovery Green to Houston’s City Hall in opposition to the expected overturning of Roe v. Wade by the U.S. Supreme Court. The crowd was dominated by women, several of whom carried signs demanding the right to control their own bodies.…

  • Houston Texans are Betting Underdogs in Every Game in 2022
    by Sean Pendergast on May 16, 2022 at 9:30 am in News/Houston News

    I know that, for the most part, you guys come to these posts for some insight and analysis on the Houston sports scene, mostly football, and perhaps a chuckle or two each day. Sometimes, though, I do like to step out of my lane, and drift into some life advice… I know that, for the most part, you guys come to these posts for some insight and analysis on the Houston sports scene, mostly football, and perhaps a chuckle or two each day. Sometimes, though, I do like to step out of my lane, and drift into some life advice.…

  • How to Take Care of Your House in Houston
    by Jeff Balke on May 16, 2022 at 9:00 am in News/Houston News

    Recently, we gave you some tips on buying a new home in Houston. As we thought about it some more, we realized this list wasn’t quite complete. Yes, all good information, but we know from firsthand experience that buying a home is not even half the battle. Once you land… Recently, we gave you some tips on buying a new home in Houston. As we thought about it some more, we realized this list wasn’t quite complete.…

  • Supporters of Bellaire Principal Address HISD Board
    by Margaret Downing on May 13, 2022 at 1:46 pm in News/Houston News

    A number of students, parents, alumni and teachers from Bellaire High School turned up at Thursday’s Houston ISD school board meeting to plead for the reinstatement of their principal and accused the district of incredibly poor timing by yanking him from his post on the morning students began statewide academic… A number of students, parents, alumni and teachers from Bellaire High School turned up at Thursday’s Houston ISD school board meeting to plead for the reinstatement of their principal and accused the district of incredibly poor timing by yanking him from his post on the morning students began statewide academic testing. Michael McDonough was abruptly removed from his position as principal and reassigned to unspecified duties on May 5 just as students were sitting down to the state’s standardized STAAR testing with Advance Placement and IB tests still to go.…

  • Houston Texans’ Announce Full 2022 Schedule
    by Sean Pendergast on May 13, 2022 at 11:25 am in News/Houston News

    The “who” and the “when” of the NFL schedule are largely formulaic. Under the current system of scheduling, you can forecast who exactly is on the Texans’ schedule, and where the games will be played, in perpetuity, aside from three variable games each season. However, the “when” is the fun… The “who” and the “when” of the NFL schedule are largely formulaic. Under the current system of scheduling, you can forecast who exactly is on the Texans’ schedule, and where the games will be played, in perpetuity, aside from three variable games each season.…

  • Birth Control Is a Medical Treatment, Too
    by Jef Rouner on May 12, 2022 at 9:30 am in News/Houston News

    Birth control is the reason I even have a child. If the state of Texas follows up its abortion ban with an attack on birth control, it’s going to negatively impact the health and fertility of a lot of people. After a draft of a Supreme Court opinion leaked showing… Birth control is the reason I even have a child. If the state of Texas follows up its abortion ban with an attack on birth control, it’s going to negatively impact the health and fertility of a lot of people.…

  • Texans Bring In Hughes to Provide Pass Rush
    by Sean Pendergast on May 12, 2022 at 9:00 am in News/Houston News

    One of the nice things about the draft that Nick Caserio and the Houston Texans just conducted a couple weeks ago is that they addressed practically every position group. The only pressing need that they didn’t try to fill with a soon-to-be rookie was in the pass rush, so they’ve… One of the nice things about the draft that Nick Caserio and the Houston Texans just conducted a couple weeks ago is that they addressed practically every position group. The only pressing need that they didn’t try to fill with a soon-to-be rookie was in the pass rush, so they’ve been left to cobble that together in a different kind of way.…

  • An 8-0 Week for the Astros
    by Jeff Balke on May 11, 2022 at 8:30 pm in News/Houston News

    The Astros had their best week of the season going 7-0 in their home stand and winning the first of a three-game set in Minnesota. The bats continue to struggle but the pitching has been spectacular, particularly the ageless Justin Verlander who came within five outs of the fourth no… The Astros had their best week of the season going 7-0 in their home stand and winning the first of a three-game set in Minnesota. The bats continue to struggle but the pitching has been spectacular, particularly the ageless Justin Verlander who came within five outs of the fourth no hitter of his career Tuesday night.…

  • 2022 NFL Rookie Award Odds Has Texans Relevant Once Again
    by Sean Pendergast on May 11, 2022 at 9:00 am in News/Houston News

    The Houston Texans had their annual charity golf tournament on Monday earlier this week. That event is always a “feel good” kind of day, largely because the team is raising literally hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity while giving the media a bonus availability post-draft and pre-minicamp. It’s normally… The Houston Texans had their annual charity golf tournament on Monday earlier this week. That event is always a “feel good” kind of day, largely because the team is raising literally hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity while giving the media a bonus availability post-draft and pre-minicamp.…

  • Six Former Houston Athletes You Do Not Want To Piss Off
    by Sean Pendergast on May 10, 2022 at 9:00 am in News/Houston News

    One of the detrimental side effects of the strange world we’ve been living in over the last couple years is that people have much shorter metaphorical fuses. We are a more uptight society, ready to rumble at the drop of a hat. I saw a statistic recently where it indicated… One of the detrimental side effects of the strange world we’ve been living in over the last couple years is that people have much shorter metaphorical fuses. We are a more uptight society, ready to rumble at the drop of a hat.…

  • Draft Experts Forecasting Texans Taking QB In 2023 NFL Draft
    by Sean Pendergast on May 9, 2022 at 9:30 am in News/Houston News

    For the first time in a long time, there is hope enveloping the Houston Texans. The general manager, Nick Caserio, just conducted a very competent draft weekend ten days ago, the rookie class appears to be ready to help right away this season, and then there’s the quarterback. At this… For the first time in a long time, there is hope enveloping the Houston Texans. The general manager, Nick Caserio, just conducted a very competent draft weekend ten days ago, the rookie class appears to be ready to help right away this season, and then there’s the quarterback.…

  • Houston Press News Reporter Opening
    by Houston Press on May 9, 2022 at 9:00 am in News/Houston News

    The Houston Press has an immediate opening for a full-time news writer. We’re looking for a journalist with a solid news background to cover developing stories through the week and find news of interest to our readership. Staff writers work under the guidance of an experienced editor in a small… The Houston Press has an immediate opening for a full-time news writer. We’re looking for a journalist with a solid news background to cover developing stories through the week and find news of interest to our readership.…

  • Plane Crash Near Dobie High’s 9th Grade Campus
    by Houston Press on May 7, 2022 at 11:55 am in News/Houston News

    A Cessna 421 C Golden Eagle crash landed after taking off from Hobby Airport earlier Friday afternoon. Shortly after take-off, the pilot contacted the tower to say they were having engine issues. The plane landed right behind Dobie High School’s 9th Grade Campus and stopped in two backyards, clipping the… A Cessna 421 C Golden Eagle carrying four people crash landed after taking off from Hobby Airport Friday afternoon. Shortly after take-off, the pilot contacted the tower to say they were having engine issues.…

  • Bad Nurses Week Gifts Are Back
    by Jef Rouner on May 6, 2022 at 9:30 am in News/Houston News

    Nurses Week starts today. Yes, on Friday. It’s always weird and wonky because the last day, May 12, is always supposed to be Florence Nightingale’s birthday. Also, it’s a handy reminded that nurses work long, often thankless hours on weekends and holidays. To show their appreciation, lots of hospital management… Nurses Week starts today. Yes, on Friday.…

  • Houston Texan Fans Approve of Texans Draft In Overwhelming Fashion
    by Sean Pendergast on May 6, 2022 at 9:00 am in News/Houston News

    It’s been over a week now since the Houston Texans made LSU cornerback Derek Stingley, Jr. and Texas A&M guard Kenyon Green the newest Texans first round picks. They followed that up with two solid days of sensible moves and intriguing draft selections. The end result was a nine man… It’s been over a week now since the Houston Texans made LSU cornerback Derek Stingley, Jr. and Texas A&M guard Kenyon Green the newest Texans first round picks. They followed that up with two solid days of sensible moves and intriguing draft selections.…

  • Bellaire Parents Object to Principal’s Removal
    by Margaret Downing on May 5, 2022 at 1:46 pm in News/Houston News

    A group of Bellaire parents and former students Thursday morning posted a letter to Houston Superintendent Millard House II to protest the removal of Michael McDonough, as principal of their high school, saying he is the reason their children stay in HISD. McDonough has been temporarily reassigned to an unknown… A group of Bellaire parents and former students Thursday morning posted a letter to Houston Superintendent Millard House II to protest the removal of Michael McDonough, as principal of their high school, saying he is the reason their children stay in HISD. McDonough has been temporarily reassigned to an unknown elsewhere in the midst of what the district calls an investigation, without providing any other details saying it’s a personnel manner.…

  • Five Most Embarrasing Schools to “Outdraft” the Univiersity of Texas
    by Sean Pendergast on May 5, 2022 at 9:30 am in News/Houston News

    When Tom Herman arrived at the University of Texas in late 2016, he arrived with a ton of bravado and big promises of national championships. He backed it up in recruiting, with top three classes in 2018 and 2019, on the heels of his first two seasons on the Forty… When Tom Herman arrived at the University of Texas in late 2016, he arrived with a ton of bravado and big promises of national championships. He backed it up in recruiting, with top three classes in 2018 and 2019, on the heels of his first two seasons on the Forty Acres.…

  • How to Buy a House in Houston
    by Jef Rouner on May 5, 2022 at 9:00 am in News/Houston News

    Buying a home can feel like an unachievable goal, particularly for millennials who have consistently seen their wealth and financial stability disappear over the last two decades. However, it’s still possible. We spoke to Houston realtors and a loan officer about how someone could finally find themselves in a house… Buying a home can feel like an unachievable goal, particularly for millennials who have consistently seen their wealth and financial stability disappear over the last two decades. However, it’s still possible.…