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Local artist and community advocate, Jesse Rodriguez, uses his rediscovered platform to breathe life into Magnolia Park. Rodriguez, who stepped away from painting several years ago to pursue a career in the corporate world, rediscovered his love for artwork within the last two years. His loyalty to Magnolia Park however, …

Abilene Christian moving on to the next round after dominating Central Arkansas, 82-54.   Photos by Matt Flora

“Why do you fight?” The question every single fighter is asked ritually. Why would one want to have a combative instance with a relative stranger that has prepared themselves for 6-8 weeks to destroy you? Could it be emotional relief, the seduction of fame, or the pleasure of money? In …

Harris County Sheriff’s Office homicide investigators have filed a capital murder charge against Eric Black Jr. for the Dec. 30 shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes. Investigators identified Black as a suspect based on a tip. Subsequent investigation revealed evidence that corroborated the tip, and Black was taken into custody …

  Houston Cougars opening the new Fertitta Center against Oregon Ducks with the sold-out game.

Fertitta Center officially opens with the induction of Tilman Fertitta into the Hall of Honor; along with a surprise inductee, University of Houston President Renu Khator.   Photos by Andre Brooks & Francisco Casillas

Sexual abuse victim
Hazel takes deep breaths as her husband stalks towards her, expression furious and teeth set on edge. He grabs at her arms, jostling her in place. She struggles against him, but he forces her down onto the kitchen counter as the half-finished soup boils. This sexual assault is common in …

KPRC Ch. 2 reporter, Rose-ann Arragon, sat down with 9 students for a roundtable discussion on midterms, political apathy among millennials and what motivates them to go to the polls.  Not surprising, social media and college attendance play a big role in shaping the political views of young voters.   … https://www.theventureonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/millennial-midterm-voting-podcast2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download

As a senior in college, I was looking for a good workout. At 220 pounds, I started my regimen with a physical trainer. Little did I know, that began the shift in lifestyle that would pave the way for my future in combat sports.  Boxing and MMA changed my body …

For the newer generation of Houston fans, it will a treat to see this throwback, but for the older generation, it will feel like a blast from the past on homecoming Nov. 10 against the Temple Owls.   Except it will not be former Houston head coach, Bill Yeoman, calling the …