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Scandalous oil boom past comes to life in 'Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil'
Energy
Published in 10-5-2016
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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.

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Grapes of Wrath turns 77
Energy
Published in 10-5-2016
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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 10-5-2016
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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 10-5-2016
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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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St. Thomas football coach Fitzpatrick puts focus on fall
Heights
Published in 10-5-2016
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St. Thomas head football coach Tim Fitzpatrick didn't have his full squad during the Eagles' spring practice last month, but he didn't seem too bothered. [...] Fitzpatrick was satisfied with the effort and, even more so, the enthusiasm. The defensive line was hit hard by graduation, with senior defensive end Joseph Lowery the lone returning starter. Sophomore Lorenzo Neal Jr., th ...>>
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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 10-5-2016
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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 10-5-2016
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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 10-5-2016
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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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Long-awaited Morningstar to open tomorrow on N. Main
Entertainment
Published in 10-5-2016
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Morningstar, the much anticipated new breakfast venture from David Buehrer and Ecky Prabanto of Blacksmith and Greenway Coffee, throws open its doors Tuesday morning at 7 a.m. Coming up will be not only the meticulously made espresso and tea drinks for which Greenway is known, but also cutting-edge doughnut flavors such as Uji Matcha  (green tea), Triple Raspberry, Cinnamon & Palm Suga ...>>

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16 things you probably didn't know William and Kate's wedding
Entertainment
Published in 10-5-2016
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Prince William and Kate Middleton recently celebrated their 5-year wedding anniversary on April 29 of this year.

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Angelina Jolie doppelganger Mara Teigen's good looks are hurting her love life
Entertainment
Published in 10-5-2016
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Angelina Jolie has long been acclaimed for her beauty, and her doppleganger, Mara Teigen, got the attention of many when her social media selfies went viral after so many saw the resemblance.

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Anna Nicole's daughter, Dannielynn, steps out in style at the Kentucky Derby
Entertainment
Published in 10-5-2016
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Dannielynn Birkhead, and her father, Larry, came arm in arm to the Kentucky Derby in Louisville on Saturday.

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Little Mercury a black dot as it crosses vast face of sun
Technology
Published in 10-5-2016
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Many stargazers turned to the Internet as NASA provided close-to-real-time images of the 7½-hour trek, courtesy of the Solar Dynamics Observatory. NASA warned spectators to use high-powered binoculars or telescopes equipped with special filters to protect their eyes from the glaring sun. "What happens during a transit is really all about perspective," said Jim Green, director of NASA's ...>>

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E-cigarette poisonings surge in young children, study says
Technology
Published in 10-5-2016
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The researchers say the results highlight a need for better parent awareness about the importance of keeping the devices out of sight and reach of young kids. The study examined poison center calls about exposure to nicotine and tobacco products among children under age 6 from January 2012 through April 2015. Dr. Joan Shook, chief safety officer at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston and h ...>>
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Pregnant Connecticut teen shocked to learn she has Zika
Technology
Published in 10-5-2016
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(AP) A Connecticut teenager says she was shocked she tested positive for the Zika virus after learning she was pregnant. Researchers don't yet know the rate at which infected women have babies with birth defects. Mujica, who is Catholic, said she weighed her risks and decided to keep the baby. Officials at the state Department of Public Health and Danbury Hospital declined to comment Mond ...>>
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