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Business
Published in 9-11-2015
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Real estate transactions Sun Holdings Group has purchased The Villas at Sienna Plantation, a 190-unit apartment community at 8585 Sienna Springs Blvd. in Missouri City. Completed in 2015, the two-story community spans 12.2 acres and has one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans averaging 1,103 square feet each. Liberty DS Barker Cypress, a partnership between Devon Street Homes and Liberty Homeb ...>>
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Flight museum to focus on education at new location
Business
Published in 9-11-2015
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The new facility places an emphasis on education because students visiting the museum have long been interested in the science around flight and how planes get off the ground. Students will use trigonometry and geometry to plan the flight, physics and engineering to understand the principles of flight, and climate science to understand the environment in which the flight will take place. Bein ...>>

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Houston unemployment rate ticks up
Economy
Published in 9-11-2015
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Texas employers in the trade, transportation and utilities industry expanded their payrolls by 13,300 jobs in July, contributing to a 3 percent annual growth rate for this industry. The leisure and hospitality industry added jobs for the 49th consecutive month, with 5,300 positions added, and the construction industry picked up 2,200 jobs in July, according to the news release.
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Texas loses jobs in August but Houston jobless rate dips
Economy
Published in 9-11-2015
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The state-wide rate, however, is adjusted for seasonal employment shifts such as school schedules and typical hiring patterns around major holidays. Despite gains in hospitality and leisure - a large category that includes bars and restaurants - professional services and construction, the Texas economy lost 13,700 jobs in August.

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IMF warns of global economic dive
Economy
Published in 9-11-2015
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The International Monetary Fund this week warned the world that grim times could lie ahead.

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AT&T cuts from Houston call center
Economy
Published in 9-11-2015
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Layoffs at the 3900 Dacoma credit and collections office will be finalized by Nov. 21, the letter said, adding that affected employees could be hired elsewhere in the company, leave with severance or voluntarily retire.
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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 9-11-2015
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A slight improvement in sales and production among Houston area businesses provided a small lift to the overall local economy last month but not enough to propel it toward expansion. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index, which predicts likely shifts in production three to four months in advance, showed Monday that economic activity in Houston's service and manufacturing sectors remains slu ...>>
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James Harden named Western Conference player of week
Sports
Published in 9-11-2015
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James Harden’s slow start is officially over. The NBA named him Western Conference player of week after her averaged 38.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists as the Rockets went 4-0 for the week of Nov. 2-8. Harden scored 43 points at Sacramento on Friday, followed by 46 against the Clippers the next night.  Harden became the first Rocket to score 43-plus points in consecutive games since Mose ...>>
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Texans coach Bill O’Brien on self-scouting: ‘We’re on to Cincinnati’
Sports
Published in 9-11-2015
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Texans coach Bill O'Brien channeled his inner Bill Belichick on Monday when asked about the self-scouting the AFC South club conducted during the bye week.
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Terrence Jones back but Pat Beverley still out for Rockets
Sports
Published in 9-11-2015
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Forward Terrence Jones returned to the court for the Rockets on Monday after missing 10 days because of an eye injury. Coach Kevin McHale said it was too soon to know how much Jones would be able to contribute in Wednesday’s game against Brooklyn. Not back yet for the Rockets was point guard Pat Beverley, still sitting out because of a concussion he suffered last Wednesday against Orlando.  
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Talk Texans with John McClain on Tuesday
Sports
Published in 9-11-2015
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The General will answer readers' Texans questions at noon Tuesday.
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Chelsea Clinton seeks to inspire young people to change the world
Energy
Published in 2-11-2015
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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 2-11-2015
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Houston is home to a busy burgeoning writing community.

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Latest 'Girl' novel interesting, but it's no Larsson
Energy
Published in 2-11-2015
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The novels offer a strikingly intelligent, gripping, angry look at political and corporate corruption in Sweden and, by implication, throughout the Western world. Authorized by Larsson's father and brother, who were his heirs, and written by Swedish writer David Lagercrantz, the new book brings back Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, the heroes and occasional lovers in the trilogy. The ...>>
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Writer accused of plagiarizing straight Texas romance novel, turning it gay
Energy
Published in 2-11-2015
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It took a reader with interest in all kinds of cowboy love to discover that the recent gay romance novel "Coming Home Texas" was a nearly precise rehashing of a straight romance novel, with little more than the names, places and characters adjusted.

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