Articles by John Nova Lomax
May 29, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
But the real mystery is, why are we still so obsessed with this particular Mississippi Delta blues legend?
May 1, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
A Nigerian-born Louisiana man says he’s a chief and not a “witch doctor,” and his case recalls a far more horrible one from 26 years ago.
Apr 22, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
And could converting streets to two-way revitalize blighted sections of Texan inner cities, especially Houston’s still-moribund downtown?
Apr 16, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
My great-great-grandfather James Avery Lomax was a plainspoken racist and illiterate slaveholder, but he was still a man worth honoring. As were many other former Confederates. Their Lost Cause, on the other hand, can go to hell.
Apr 7, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
The Confederate Memorial of the Wind in Orange will remind 55,000 motorists a day of the rebel heritage many Texans would just as soon forget.
Apr 3, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
Meet the Longhorns’s erudite, innovative, and fatherly new hoops coach.
Apr 1, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
We still luv ya blue.
Mar 26, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
Or perhaps a more fitting and respectful fate is to just let the structure crumble, to go the way of the ancient ruins.
Mar 24, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
Mar 5, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
There’s no such town, no cops were fired, and the drop in crime is debatable. The rest is spot-on.
Feb 26, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
Early results from sifting through a backlog of more than 6,600 evidence lockers include fresh convictions and hundreds of matches with the FBI’s national DNA database.
Feb 24, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
The veteran rapper won’t perform his music at Rice for any amount of money. School is for teaching.
Feb 4, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
With the cyclist attempting to let his girlfriend take the blame for an alleged Aspen hit-and-run, he distances himself from the pack of fallen athletic heroes.
Feb 4, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
In most states, as the old saying goes, fifteen will get you twenty. In Texas, twenty can get you twenty, if you are employed by a school district in any capacity.
Jan 23, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
An old friend says Houston’s Benthall, the alleged administrator of online drug emporium Silk Road 2.0, is an even unlikelier drug lord than Austinite Ross Ulbricht, who is currently on trial for running Silk Road 1.0. Which is not say that she thinks Benthall is innocent...
Jan 16, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
One of Houston’s most cherished art landmarks can’t survive the ravages of the climate or the loss of its hyperkinetic, ever-improvising creator.
Jan 15, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
A Cypress man is accused of paying $5,000 to take a hit out on his wife, and now the state is attempting to seize that money—money that presumably also belongs in part to the woman who was the intended victim the crime.
Jan 13, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
The representative from Texas apologized for a tweet that said, “Even Adolph Hitler thought it more important than Obama to get to Paris.”
Jan 7, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
After the New Year’s Eve nuptials of their mom and dad, Phillip and Lori Sarofim are now step-siblings as well as spouses. Fifteen years after his second messy and expensive divorce, has Fayez Sarofim found true love at last?
Jan 6, 2015 — By John Nova Lomax
On his third attempt, former Astros catcher, second baseman, and center fielder Craig Biggio has gained entry into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.