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Houston jobless rate dips to 4 percent
Economy
Published in 15-8-2015
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The Houston-area unemployment rate dipped to 4 percent in April, down from 4.2 percent in March, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The local rate is not adjusted for seasonal factors such as major holidays and school schedules, which typically affect hiring and firing patterns. The statewide rate, which is adjusted for those seasonal factors, remained steady at 4.2 percent, the commi ...>>
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Local jobless rate edges up
Economy
Published in 15-8-2015
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The rate is likely to rise again in June as high school students swell the job rolls and school employees look for summer time work. The local unemployment figures are not adjusted for seasonal variations such as school holidays which can cause wide swings in the data.
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United chooses Denver, not Houston, for pilot training
Economy
Published in 15-8-2015
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United announced Wednesday that it chose Denver over Chicago and Houston for its training operations.

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Houston's unemployment rate edges up in June
Economy
Published in 15-8-2015
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The rate, which is not seasonally adjusted, typically rises in June as students and school employees flood the labor market looking for jobs. The statewide unemployment rate, however, is adjusted for those typical seasonal fluctuations.
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2005 Astros to be honored before Saturday’s game against Tigers
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
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As part of the Astros’ Legends Weekend, the club will honor the 2005 National League champions Saturday in a pregame ceremony at Minute Maid Park. Fans are encouraged to arrive early for the game against Brad Ausmus’ Tigers because the ceremony will be held at 5:30 p.m. The club will also hold a Legends Luncheon, which is already sold out. The first 10,000 fans received 2005 National League Ch ...>>
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Chad Qualls holds distinction of being only remaining active Astro from club’s only World Series team
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
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While many of the 2005 Astros return to Minute Maid Park to be honored as part of the club’s Legends Weekend, righthanded reliever Chad Qualls will take part of the reunion as the only remaining active Astro from the franchise’s first and only World Series team. Qualls, 36, was in his second season in the majors and his first full season in 2005. Now he’s in his 12th season in the majors and ...>>
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Outdoors report: Aug. 15
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
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Galveston - The beachfront and jetties have been steady for speckled trout on lures and live bait. Sam Rayburn - Lake levels are at normal pool and bass have been found on worms in the grass.

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Astros will host and honor 40 World War II veterans Sunday
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
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In honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on Aug. 14, 1945, the Astros will play host to 40 Houston area World War II veterans Sunday. One of the World War II veterans will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. “We’re excited, as always, to have that group because the average age is 90,” said Twila Carter, the Astros’ executive director of community relations. “To have ...>>
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Keuchel extends his home winning streak to 12 as Astros take down Tigers 5-1
Sports
Published in 15-8-2015
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Dallas Keuchel can’t figure out why the Astros struggle so badly on the road. Until they find an answer for that serious problem, however, the ace lefthander and his teammates know they must continue to dominate at home. Fortunately for the Astros, nobody has been a better bet than Keuchel at home this year. Keuchel and Jose Altuve started Legends Weekend in a manner worthy of Roy Oswalt and Cra ...>>
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George W. Bush visits Houston bookstore
Energy
Published in 8-8-2015
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Former President George W. Bush visits Houston bookstore to sign his book about his father. Hundreds turn out to get a copy and briefly meet the 43rd president, including a young man who flew in from the Philippines.

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Fans online and, perhaps, at bookstores
Energy
Published in 8-8-2015
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The result is "Galactic Hot Dogs," his new book about a boy who battles giant mutant worms and zombie space pirates with his sidekicks: a robot, a rebellious princess and a lumbering alien. Simon & Schuster, which has plowed millions into acquiring and marketing "Galactic Hot Dogs," is making a risky bet that a healthy slice of the book's online audience will seek it out in bookstores. In t ...>>
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Houston names second poet laureate
Energy
Published in 8-8-2015
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Robin Davidson, an associate professor at the University of Houston-Downtown, was named Houston's poet laureate on Tuesday morning in a ceremony at City Hall.

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Chelsea Clinton seeks to inspire young people to change the world
Energy
Published in 8-8-2015
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Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and current presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, has a deal with Penguin Young Readers for It's Your World: The book aims to inspire young people to "change the world" and will cover issues including poverty and gender equality, according to Penguin. According to Viking, Streisand will reflect on her childhood, her car ...>>
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Books by Houstonians: 2015 Edition
Energy
Published in 8-8-2015
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Houston is home to a busy burgeoning writing community.

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Carr leaves Westbury Christian to rebuild St. Pius boys hoops
Heights
Published in 8-8-2015
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Carr's dozen years with Wildcats - six as the head girls basketball coach and, more recently, six in charge of the boys program - culminated in a combined four Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state championships. [...] Carr recently left the only school he's ever worked, accepting the position as head boys basketball coach at St. Pius X. "St. Pius is a football and b ...>>
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