Amisty Ali (left, 27) and Danny Rufrano (right, 28) pose together at the Arches National Park in Utah. Photo courtesy Amisty Ali

Love on the Rocks

Rock climbing brought her love — twice. “I started climbing because of a boy,” Amisty Ali said on ladies’ night at the Texas Rock Gym in Houston. “I was afraid of heights at the time.” You wouldn’t know it now. Ali is able to maintain...


Sports Roundup Episode 1

Senior reporter Shawn McFarland and staff reporters Robert Sandoval and Trey Oursler talk Sam Houston State football, soccer and volleyball and touch on NCAA, NBA and NFL stories in the newly revived Houstonian Sport podcast, Sports Roundup. Last...

ABroussard Keeler feature 1014

Q&A – K.C. Keeler’s first BOTPW

The Battle of the Piney Woods football game against Stephen F. Austin State is just two days away. SFA is ranked 23rd and tied for the Southland Conference lead with Sam Houston State and three other schools. The Houstonian decided to sit down with...

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