Tag Archives: Houston

PHOTO ESSAY / Otis Ike : The NRA War Party in Houston

Undercover at the NRA: Otis Ike with new friend at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention in Houston, May 3-5, 2013. All photos by Otis Ike  / The Rag Blog. A Klan rally without hoods:The NRA War Party in Houston … Continue reading

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Kristin Moe : Polluted Houston Neighborhood Draws the Line at Tar Sands

Children from the Manchester neighborhood in Houston with oil refinery smokestack in the background. Photo by Tar Sands Blockade. Photo by Tar Sands Blockade / YES! Magazine. Houston’s most polluted neighborhooddraws the line at Alberta Tar Sands East Texas is … Continue reading

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Ivan Koop Kuper :
Stacy and Bunni: A Montrose Love Story

If Stacy Sutherland of the 13th Floor Elevators were alive he’d be celebrating his 65th birthday this May. By Ivan Koop Kuper | The Rag Blog | March 31, 2011 HOUSTON — On the corner of Pacific and Hopkins streets … Continue reading

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Lamar W. Hankins : Ted Poe is the Bully with the Booming Voice

U.S. Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX). Photo from zimbio.Politico Ted Poe:The bully with the booming voice By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / March 24, 2011 The recent article in The New York Times (picked up this past Sunday … Continue reading

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James Noland : Sarah Palin and JFK’s Houston Speech

John F. Kennedy, then a candidate for president of the United States, speaks before a group of Protestant ministers at Houston’s Rice Hotel, September 12, 1960. Photo from AP.Palin wrong about JFK:Kennedy’s famous speech on church and state As the … Continue reading

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Ivan Koop Kuper : Ken Kesey’s Houston Acid Test

The original “Furthur,” the magic bus of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters, on the road. Photo from NoFurthur.Paying Larry McMurtry a visit:The Merry Pranksters’ last acid test By Ivan Koop Kuper / The Rag Blog / December 1, 2010 … Continue reading

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Ivan Koop Kuper : KFMK-FM Was Houston’s ‘Mother Radio’

Bumper Sticker design for FM radio station KFMK. Graphic © Joel R. Cheves 1965 – 2008. Image from OmegaGraphix. Progressive Radio Roots:KFMK-FM was part of a radio revolution By Ivan Koop Kuper / The Rag Blog / September 22, 2010 … Continue reading

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Glenn W. Smith : Attacks on Voting Rights in Houston

The top photo is the captured still from a video (see it here) put out by True the Vote that alleges “Democrats” manipulate elections. Digital Dupes then reported that it appeared that some of True the Vote’s evidence might be … Continue reading

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Glenn W. Smith : It’s Getting Hot in Houston

Image from Dog Canyon.Likely Arson in Houston, and Voter suppression from the Right By Glenn W. Smith / The Rag Blog / August 31, 2010 A mysterious fire last Friday destroys all of the voting machines in Harris County (Houston), … Continue reading

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Houston Pride : 2010 Parade is Horse of Different Color

Houston gay and lesbian community — and friends — stage a massive and joyous Pride Parade in the Montrose neighborhood, for the 31st straight year. Photos by Bill Maxey / The Rag Blog.(And the cops manage to hold their horses)Massive … Continue reading

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Neuroscientist David Eagleman: Portrait of a ‘Possibilian’

David Eagleman. Image from Researchers and Theories / comcast.net.Baylor’s David Eagleman:The Carl Sagan of neuroscience …in the space between the materialist and mystic, anything’s possible. By Robert Jensen / The Rag Blog / June 14, 2010 [An edited version of … Continue reading

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Medea Benjamin : Getting Naked in Houston to Expose BP

CodePink demonstrators at BP headquarters in Houston, May 24, 2010. Photo from CodePink / Flickr.Naked truth:Exposing BP’s criminal behavior By Medea Benjamin / May 28, 2010 See gallery of photos, Below. HOUSTON — Diane Wilson, a fourth generation shrimper from … Continue reading

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