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Houston's unemployment rate edges up in June
Economy
Published in 18-7-2015
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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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Chris Carter exits series opener with ankle sprain
Sports
Published in 18-7-2015
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Astros first baseman Chris Carter was pulled from Friday night’s series opener against the Rangers with a right ankle sprain. Carter turned his ankle on the bottom of the second inning when he was pulled off the bag by Jose Altuve’s throw on Elvis Andrus’ leadoff single at Minute Maid Park. “I’m trying not to go on the (disabled list),” Carter said. “We’ll see how it feels when I g ...>>
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Outdoors report: July 18
Sports
Published in 18-7-2015
    1189 Visits

Scattered catches of redfish were taken in stained water on the west end of East Bay. Port O'Connor - Guide Robert Sloan reported limits of trout over shell in 5 feet of water on red/white swim baits.

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Dynamo shuffle roster as national teams borrow more
Sports
Published in 18-7-2015
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Forward Giles Barnes is also away with Jamaica in the Gold Cup, and midfielders Boniek Garcia and Luis Garrido just wrapped up the tournament for Honduras and aren't back. The absences have caused the Dynamo to make changes to the roster. The team added Nigerian midfielder Rasheed Olabiyi and traded reserve defender Corey Ashe to the Orlando City Soccer Club. Dynamo coach Owen Coyle hop ...>>

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Astros get back to winning ways by taking down Rangers in first game back from All-Star break
Sports
Published in 18-7-2015
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Astros righthander Collin McHugh was essentially juggling burning knives, catching them behind his back and then heading back to the dugout unscathed Friday night at Minute Maid Park. McHugh and the Astros kept the raucous crowd of 36,904 at the edge of their seats, tempting fate often before escaping with a 3-2 victory to snap their six-game losing streak. “Part of it is probably a little bit o ...>>
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NFL Roundtable video: Who is AFC South’s most improved?
Sports
Published in 18-7-2015
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The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, Brian T. Smith, and Dale Robertson discuss which AFC South team is the most improved and who has the best chance of going to the playoffs. (video by R. Carter)
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George W. Bush visits Houston bookstore
Energy
Published in 11-7-2015
    1272 Visits

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 11-7-2015
    488 Visits
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 11-7-2015
    751 Visits

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 11-7-2015
    331 Visits
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 11-7-2015
    336 Visits

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 11-7-2015
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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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St. Thomas football coach Fitzpatrick puts focus on fall
Heights
Published in 11-7-2015
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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 11-7-2015
    583 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 11-7-2015
    682 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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