Derek Hall has been named editor and publisher of The Banner-Press, effective Aug. 1.
Makenna Schroeder heard, “Put ‘em in a headlock,” and wasted little time wrangling up her brothers by their necks.
New Year’s Day marks a time for new beginnings for many people, whether it’s starting a diet, taking up a new hobby or just making a resolution to make a change.
Local playwright Brad Nies will have the opportunity to see his play “The Prisoners of Driscoll Street” performed this weekend at The Gallery Players, an intimate off-Broadway theatre in Brooklyn, New York.
The holiday season is the most wonderful, but also the busiest, time of the year. With such chaotic schedules, it becomes easy for people to forget the true reason for the season. The comedy “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” which runs at Unity Theatre today through Dec. 2, seeks to remedy …
For most people, trying to think of something funny to say while countless pairs of eyes are staring at them is far from fun and games. But that’s exactly what it will be for the members of Slaphappy, Blinn College’s improvisation troupe led by co-captains Eva Kirby and Zach Hopkins, during …
Starting Thursday, Unity Theatre’s 24th season is off to a hilarious start with “The Savannah Sipping Society,” a play filled with laughter, drinks, camaraderie, and all the adventures and inspiration that comes with starting a new life. Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Woote…
The Banner-Press takes an inside look at Burton High School seniors De'Mondrick Winters and Caleb Harmel ahead of the 2018 high school football season.
Starting July 26, Unity Theatre invites audiences to join them in journeying down the rabbit hole and exploring the wonderful, whimsical world of Wonderland during their summer children’s musical production of “Alice in Wonderland.”
When you enter the cat room in the city of Brenham’s Pet Adoption Center, tiny legs immediately start reaching through the bars, seeking just a little human contact, no matter how brief.
When most people see a play, they usually don’t think much about what goes on behind the scenes. In the British farce “Noises Off,” which runs at Unity Theatre starting Thursday as the final play of its 2017-18 season, playwright Michael Frayn changes that by giving the audience an up-close …
Adolf Wesselhoeft’s earliest memories of the internment camp are the guard towers. They loomed high above the 10-foot fences that surrounded the perimeter and they looked enormous to him at six years old.
Let’s play a game of “Did You Know” in this edition of Hollywood Backlot. “Deadpool 2” arrives in theaters Friday and fans will likely storm the doors to get inside. The original was the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time, clearly signaling audiences’ love of the irreverent antihero a…
Ron Rozelle’s father fought a hard battle with Alzheimer’s Disease toward the end of his life. Lester Rozelle had been the superintendent of the school system in tiny Oakwood in East Texas from the 1930s through 1960s.
In October 2017, 80 actors and filmmakers assembled in secret at Marvel Studios headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. They sat for arguably the most star-studded class reunion picture in history.
In 2010, Charlie Staadecker wanted a special birthday present for his wife, Benita. She was turning 60 and he wanted to surprise her.
The Vinyl Stripes keep the early days of rock and roll alive with their unique blend of rockabilly tunes and surf guitar sounds.The three members of the band are veteran musicians who have played virtually every style of music imaginable, but now they want to highlight the songs that started…
Think about all the sounds you make in a given day, in a given hour, in a given minute. You clear your throat, you pick your fingernails, you tap your phone, you drink some water.
Here’s a pop quiz: where will you find Brenham beer, Brenham ice cream, Brenham barbecue and Brenham art under one roof this weekend?
Air Force Colonel Kim Olson (Ret.) hit the ground in Baghdad in March 2003. She was the executive officer of the team charged with a two-word mission: rebuild Iraq.
For those who might remember the summer action movie extravaganza “White House Down” from 2013, it was an extreme example of the speed at which a film can get made.
Naval engineer Richard James worked diligently at a shipyard in Philadelphia to develop springs that could stabilize instruments on battleships during rough seas. It was 1943 and World War II was raging in Europe and the Pacific. One day, he knocked a spring off his workstation and watched a…
Songwriting is a chicken-or-the-egg situation. Do you write the lyrics first or the music? Do you write a song you think people want to hear or do you write what you feel? Do you try to fit the mold or do your own thing?
Ernest Cline is a geek. He said so himself. He’s proud of it and he has good reason to be. In 2011, he published a novel called “Ready Player One” and promptly ascended several mountaintops simultaneously.
Comanche legend says the Great Spirits grew upset with the People for being selfish and taking from the land without giving anything back. The Spirits cursed the People with a drought, but the punishment could be lifted if the Comanche offered a sacrifice.
In 1994, Glen Frey strode up to the microphone in a theater at the Warner Bros. movie studio in Los Angeles. As the frontman for The Eagles, he probably had his opening line rehearsed.
“Visiting Mr. Green” has a long and interesting past. It was written more than 25 years ago by Jeff Baron, who began his professional career in the corporate world before switching to the entertainment industry.