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Happy 150th birthday to Peter Rabbit's creator, Beatrix Potter
Energy
Published in 20-9-2016
    268 Visits

One of the most beloved children's books started out as a letter to a sick child.

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Gear up for the Olympics with these new books
Energy
Published in 20-9-2016
    121 Visits

We'll all log plenty of TV time in the next few weeks, tuning in to see the Olympics in Rio. But if 7,600 hours of swimming, sprinting and gymnastics on the tube isn't enough, you can go deeper with these new books.

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Book events: Aug. 21-27
Energy
Published in 20-9-2016
    777 Visits
Author will discuss and sign "Convict Cowboys," 7 p.m., Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet; 713-523-0701 or brazosbookstore.com. Poet will read and sign "Day of the Speckled Trout," 7 p.m., Kaboom Books, 3116 Houston Ave.; 713-869-7600 or kaboombooks.com. Writers read the poetry and prose they've written in response to Michael De Feo's "Crosstown Traffic" art installation, 7-9 p.m., Rice ...>>
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On Frankenstein Day, 9 things to know about the monster and its creator
Energy
Published in 20-9-2016
    505 Visits

He's more than green skin and knobs.

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9 things to know about 'The Lord of the Rings' author J.R.R. Tolkien
Energy
Published in 20-9-2016
    370 Visits

The writer died on Sept. 2, 1973.

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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 20-9-2016
    222 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 20-9-2016
    507 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 20-9-2016
    448 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 20-9-2016
    499 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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New York casting director coming to Houston
Entertainment
Published in 20-9-2016
    311 Visits

Broadway actress and casting director Marishka S. Phillips will visit Houston Sept. 24-25 for a two-day theatrical preparatory master class, presented by Greta Williams of the Williams Group. 

 

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Ariana Grande brings 'Dangerous' tour to Houston
Entertainment
Published in 20-9-2016
    350 Visits

The pop starlet will be here in 2017.

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Jim Carrey supplied late girlfriend with drugs, wrongful-death lawsuit claims
Entertainment
Published in 20-9-2016
    658 Visits

A wrongful-death lawsuit filed Monday claims that actor Jim Carrey supplied his late girlfriend with the powerful prescription drugs she used to commit suicide.

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Rick Perry at the bottom again on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Entertainment
Published in 20-9-2016
    470 Visits

The former Texas governor earned another low score.

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Miami's Wynwood cleared of Zika; focus shifts to Miami Beach
Technology
Published in 20-9-2016
    790 Visits
MIAMI (AP) With health authorities declaring a win against Zika in Miami's Wynwood arts district, their emphasis shifts to the remaining transmission zone on nearby Miami Beach, where residents have objected to the aerial pesticide spraying crediting with halting infections. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lifted a warning for pregnant women to stay out of Wynwood altoge ...>>
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Feds preview rules of the road for self-driving cars
Technology
Published in 20-9-2016
    602 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) Obama administration officials are previewing long-awaited guidance that attempts to bring self-driving cars to the nation's roadways safely without creating so many roadblocks that the technology can't make it to market quickly. Under the proposal, the federal transportation regulators, rather than states, should be in charge of regulating self-driving cars since the ...>>
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