• This Week’s Review: “Charade”

    This Week’s Review: “Charade”

    Veteran perusers of these weekly rants have probably noticed that the Curmudgeon rarely says anything about musicals. One reason is that he doesn’t want to be mobbed by a group of music teachers armed with pitchforks and torches; the other is that his childhood was scarred permanently by having to suffer through musicals his parents …

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  • Cyber Engineering Student Honored by Texas Business Hall of Fame

    Cyber Engineering Student Honored by Texas Business Hall of Fame

    Nicholas (Nick) Belbas, a junior Cyber Engineering major at Houston Baptist University, was honored with the 2020 Stewart Morris Scholar Award by the Texas Business Hall of Fame (TBHF). This $15,000 award is designed to support promising business leaders with a proclivity for community involvement. In particular, the scholarship Belbas received is in honor of …

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  • This Week’s Review: “Young Frankenstein”

    This Week’s Review: “Young Frankenstein”

    Even the staunchest of curmudgeons has to exercise his laugh muscles once or twice a year lest they atrophy. When that rare event happens, the first recourse will probably be a Mel Brooks classic. Not everything Brooks has done is classic, but when he is good, he is brilliant. The best of Brooks’s parodies has …

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  • This Week’s Review: “Centennial”

    This Week’s Review: “Centennial”

    “Extended vacations” are a good time to catch up on classic miniseries, a television genre that never quite goes away. Some are worth reviving and some are better left alone to wither and perish. At one time, a miniseries could be defined as anything with Richard Chamberlain in it, but that is not a steadfast …

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  • This Week’s Review: “Witness”

    This Week’s Review: “Witness”

    The Curmudgeon has always liked that expression, “May you be doomed to live in interesting times.” We are living through some very exceptional times, and gloom and doom do pervade the atmosphere. Watching the various demonstrations and memorial services for the late George Floyd has been as cathartic as anything in the Curmudgeon’s recent memories. …

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  • Volunteer Day at the Houston Food Bank

    Volunteer Day at the Houston Food Bank

    The Spirit Golf Association is partnering with the Houston Food Bank to help raise money, and recruit volunteers to distribute food to our local neighbors around Houston. Did you know that 1.1 million people are food insecure in Houston right now? Due to the COVID-19, the Houston Food Bank is currently experiencing a 130%- 150% …

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  • HBU Receives Cullen Trust Grant in Partnership with Houston Food Bank

    HBU Receives Cullen Trust Grant in Partnership with Houston Food Bank

    HBU students returning to campus in the fall of 2020 will have a greater ability to focus upon their education without worry of food insecurity thanks to a $100,000 grant from The Cullen Trust for Higher Education. The Cullen Trust, with The Spirit Golf Association’s Spirit Food Fund, will provide an opportunity for the University …

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  • This Week’s Review: “The Siege”

    This Week’s Review: “The Siege”

    The Curmudgeon had planned to natter about some overlooked or forgotten westerns, but the shattering events in Minneapolis and other cities have turned him in a different direction. Hollywood has rarely given us serious films in depth about racism and violence in the streets, but one stands out: “The Siege,” with Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, …

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  • A Message from Dr. Robert Sloan on June 2, 2020

    A Message from Dr. Robert Sloan on June 2, 2020

    As I’ve watched the news this week, I have mourned the injustice we’ve seen, as well as the violent response across our nation. In these troubling times, my mind has turned to Jesus and what the Scriptures teach us concerning racism, injustice, hatred, and violence. The appearance of Jesus, announcing the loving and restorative reign …

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  • HBU to Host Husky Drive-In Sessions for Incoming Students

    HBU to Host Husky Drive-In Sessions for Incoming Students

    Future Huskies will participate in Husky Drive-In events in which students will receive important information for the fall, and will interact with current students, faculty and staff, as well as President Robert Sloan and First Lady Sue Sloan, from their vehicles as they tour the University campus. HBU looks forward to welcoming students on campus …

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