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January 4, 2018 Brien Straw

     January 4, 2018Can graffiti on a highway overpass be considered a historic landmark? A local man is hoping the answer is yes.Coleton Emr, is the person behind the petition. In a brief interview he explains the reasoning behind his petition and his hopes for the “street art’s” future.Since 2012, a painted sign proclaiming “Be Someone”…

December 18, 2017 Brien Straw

     December 18, 2017A Federal Court on Monday sentenced Omar Faraj Saeed Al Hardan — who was living in Houston at the time of his arrest in 2014– to 16 years in prison for plotting to leave the United States and join ISIS as a soldier and bomb-maker.According to court records the Iraqi-native was also trying…

December 5, 2017 Brien Straw

     DECEMBER 5, 2017The Harris County Commissioners Court unanimously approved new construction requirements. Starting January 1, 2018 all new buildings – homes as well as commercial – must be at least 24 inches above the 500 year flood plain. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett believes these new building regulations are the nation’s toughest.There are some experts that estimate in some…

November 30, 2017 Brien Straw

      November 30, 2017Many parents are spending a lot of hours, and a lot of money to give their kids the best shot at doing well, in sports.But some athletes think things are getting out of hand, that kids are being pushed too hard and given false hopes about their chances to make it big. One…

November 19, 2015 Brien Straw

     NOVEMBER 19, 2015When the African-American football players joined the protests against Missouri president Tim Wolfe and said they wouldn’t play until Wolfe was out, their wish was granted in about 24-hours. Jonathan Butler, a graduate student at Missouri and a member of a group of students called #ConcernedStudent1950 (I believe in today’s social media-driven collegiate…

October 27, 2015 Brien Straw

     OCTOBER 27, 2015It would appear it’s not going to be easy to explain the current state of the Texans following the second embarrassing defeat – this season. “I don’t have the answers to a lot of the questions I have posted…” MadRadio co-host Mike Meltser wrote in a blog post for SportsRadio 610 yesterday regarding whether or…

September 11, 2015 Brien Straw

     SEPTEMBER 11, 2015From the takeover of Wrigley Field last Friday to the invasion of South Bend you can’t help but be impressed by the commitment of the Longhorn fan base. My assumption would be there were somewhere in the neighborhood of 25,000 – 30,000 UT fans in the shadow of “Touchdown Jesus” for a season…

March 19, 2015 Brien Straw

     MARCH 19, 2015One of the more entertaining Broadway plays of the past decade is Avenue Q (A Broadway play for a sports metaphor?! Yes!). There’s lots of great songs among the soundtrack; The Internet is for Porn and Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist among them. When it comes to sports lets be honest, everyone’s a little bit hypocritical….

September 24, 2014 Brien Straw

     SEPTEMBER 24, 2014He’s a clown. An untrained monkey could do his job. He’s the most incompetent CEO in the business world. The worst commissioner in the history of sports. Those are the descriptions most often applied to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. As domestic violence and the mishandling of the Ray Rice case lead the headlines,…

February 2, 2014 Brien Straw

     FEBRUARY 2, 2014Okay, so the title’s a little deceptive. This “inspirational moment” didn’t happen at MetLife stadium, site of the game between Denver and Seattle. It was neither an electrifying run by Percy Harvin, a touchdown pass by Russell Wilson, nor any of the many bone-crushing hits handed out by the Seahawks defense. For me…