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'The Midnight Assassin' debuts, sends chills down Texans' spines
Energy
Published in 24-5-2016
    1011 Visits

The Lone Star State is full of beauty, but sometimes gruesome realities overshadow that beauty.

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Scandalous oil boom past comes to life in 'Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil'
Energy
Published in 24-5-2016
    451 Visits

Texas' turning point is documented in a new book by historian and journalist Bartee Haile.

Haile's book, "Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil," was released in March and has garnered much attention for its colorful storytelling, which includes scandalous tales of crime and corruption that followed Beaumont's Spindletop well striking oil in 1901.

Reference: www.chron.com
Grapes of Wrath turns 77
Energy
Published in 24-5-2016
    632 Visits

The Grapes of Wrath, an American realist novel that follows "Okies" road against the Dust Bowl and Great Depression to a better life, turns 77 on April 14.

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Flooded bookstore asks for support through sales
Energy
Published in 24-5-2016
    464 Visits

One of Houston's independent bookstores took a hit from this week's flooding, and the staff is seeking support. Murder By The Book is still open and, for the time being, all author appearances are still on the schedule. But the floor's a mess right now, and the store has lost sales and traffic all week.

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University of Houston student uncovers an unknown work by Walt Whitman
Energy
Published in 24-5-2016
    924 Visits

Much of Walt Whitman's journalism has been lost to the ages, published under pen names and buried in the faded folds of 19th-century newspapers that have never been digitized.

But University of Houston scholar and doctoral candidate Zachary Turpin has discovered a 13-part, 47,000-word series the poet wrote for the New York Atlas in 1858, under the name Mose Velsor.

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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 24-5-2016
    417 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 24-5-2016
    979 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 24-5-2016
    82 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 24-5-2016
    160 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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Celebs join forces with Houstonians at flood relief concert
Entertainment
Published in 24-5-2016
    45 Visits

The event, spearheaded by Mayor Sylvester Turner and singer Clay Walker, featured country, R&B and Tejano stars.

Reference: www.chron.com
Ellie Goulding makes Houston dance
Entertainment
Published in 24-5-2016
    999 Visits

She called Houston "simultaneously one of the best crowds I've had on this tour. And shy."

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Facebook reverses decision to ban ad featuring plus-size model Tess Holliday
Entertainment
Published in 24-5-2016
    561 Visits

The plus-size model behind the #effyourbeautystandards campaign probably has a few more choice words for Facebook.

Reference: www.chron.com
Selena Gomez talks burrito sweat beds, overnight makeup, and hair envy
Entertainment
Published in 24-5-2016
    188 Visits

Selena Gomez is the world's most popular girl in school.

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MFA Cafe gets new chef
Entertainment
Published in 24-5-2016
    516 Visits

Marlies Wasterval takes new position at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston whose cafe also will serve weekend brunch

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Kicking the habit: Adult smoking rate in US is falling fast
Technology
Published in 24-5-2016
    461 Visits
Smoking is the nation's leading cause of preventable illness, causing more than 480,000 deaths each year in the United States, the CDC estimates. The smoking rate's gradual decline has coincided with an increased public understanding that smoking is a cause of cancer, heart disease and other lethal health problems. E-cigarettes heat liquid nicotine into a vapor, delivering the chemical ...>>
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