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Road trip reads for summer
Energy
Published in 28-6-2016
    218 Visits

Ready for summer travel? Here are nine new (and upcoming) novels that will get you in the mood for a long drive.

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Chip and Joanna Gaines' new book is kind of amazing
Energy
Published in 28-6-2016
    569 Visits

HGTV's "Fixer Upper" couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, have quickly risen to the top. The pair has had several new projects going on among which are a paint line, furniture line, a bakery, a gardening section and a book.

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Book events: June 19-25
Energy
Published in 28-6-2016
    701 Visits
Pastor and author will discuss and sign "The Gospel Next Door" at an event that includes area faith leaders, 6:30 p.m., DeLuxe Theater, 3303 Lyons Ave.; 281- 783-9070. Author will read and sign Lincoln's Generals' Wives: Four Women Who Influenced the Civil War - For Better and For Worse, 6 p.m, Barnes & Noble, 2030 W. Gray; 713-522-8571. Author will discuss and sign The Familiar, Volu ...>>
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'Girls' of summer reading
Energy
Published in 28-6-2016
    986 Visits

It's the summer of the girls: An inordinate number of books coming out this summer have the word "girl" in the title.

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Inprint announces its 2016-2017 reading series
Energy
Published in 28-6-2016
    896 Visits

Inprint has announced the authors coming to Houston for its 2016-17 Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. 

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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 28-6-2016
    899 Visits
Since Netzel's arrival, St. Thomas has made major improvements to its athletic facilities, including: Various updates to Reckling Gymnasium, including a new sound system, lighting and flooring and increased capacity for fans with the addition of ADA-compliant bleachers Upgrades to Father Wilson Field, with new protective screens, improved drainage and changes to the bullpen area, and The E ...>>
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Heights pawn shop burglary suspect caught behind a banana tree
Heights
Published in 28-6-2016
    130 Visits

A pawn-shop burglary suspect was arrested after he pried siding off the building to squeeze inside and then surveillance cameras captured his image as he grabbed items.

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Lights in the Heights 2015 NOT canceled (despite rumors), but will be scaled back
Heights
Published in 28-6-2016
    964 Visits

Its 28-year history now includes tens of thousands of attendees every year, which is understandably an issue for some in the area who would rather thousands of people not be in their front yards each year doing what thousands of people do. 

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Heights group pushes for wine and beer sales in neighborhood
Heights
Published in 28-6-2016
    233 Visits

The Houston Heights Beverage Coalition is seeking 1,500 signatures from Heights residents in order to get an initiative on the November 8 election ballot that would allow for the sale of beer and wine in Heights stores. 

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The hottest parties, concerts and festivals of 2016
Entertainment
Published in 28-6-2016
    121 Visits

Houston is already known for the heat - and these parties, concerts and other festivities are only driving the temps up.

 

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Houstonian designs winning Texas burger for McDonald's
Entertainment
Published in 28-6-2016
    877 Visits
McDonald's of Texas has announced the winner of its "Burger Showdown Challenge," a contest where fans were asked to create a special "Texas-style" burger from scratch. Here's the blueprint: two beef patties, sweet onion barbecue sauce, grilled onions, Applewood bacon, American and white cheddar cheese and crinkled pickles between two thick slices of Texas toast.
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Sculptor Tony Feher, a Houston favorite, has died
Entertainment
Published in 28-6-2016
    896 Visits
American sculptor Tony Feher died Friday, at age 60, of liver cancer. "Tony's poignant and inimitable touch transformed materials and people in equally profound ways," said Blaffer director Claudia Schmuckli, who curated the critically acclaimed show. The commission was planned as a large-scale planting similar to one Feher created in 2012, "Super Special Happy Place," for the lawn of a fe ...>>
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Supreme Court ruling imperils abortion laws in many states
Technology
Published in 28-6-2016
    310 Visits
The Texas rules struck down Monday by the Supreme Court required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and forced clinics to meet hospital-like standards for outpatient surgery. Supporters of the Texas law, and similar laws enacted in other states, said both provisions were necessary to ensure safe, high-quality care for women. According to the Center for ...>>
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California land regulators to weigh end of nuclear power
Technology
Published in 28-6-2016
    658 Visits
The State Lands Commission will consider foregoing an environmental review before renewing a contract with Pacific Gas and Electric Co. after its agreement with environmental groups to close the Diablo Canyon twin-reactor facility by 2025, nine years earlier than previously planned. The state's largest utility and environmental groups agree that California no longer needs the electricity fro ...>>
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Congressional dysfunction likely to stall Zika funding bill
Technology
Published in 28-6-2016
    790 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion emergency request to combat a potential public health crisis from the Zika virus is more than 4 months old, but congressional dysfunction appears likely to scuttle a scaled-back version of the president's request, raising the prospect that Congress may leave on a seven-week vacation next month without addressing Zika. Senate Democra ...>>
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