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Astros to rely on closer-by-committee for now
Sports
Published in 7-6-2016
    1045 Visits

ARLINGTON, Texas --- The Astros arrived to Globe Life Park for their most important series of the season to date without an anointed closer.

Reference: www.chron.com
Kevin Tway emerges as U.S. Open qualifier from Lakeside Country Club
Sports
Published in 7-6-2016
    1056 Visits

Travis Vick can learn from watching Kevin Tway play golf. Tway pulled off a shot on the 18th hole that led to an eagle and secured him a spot in this month's U.S. Open at Oakmont.

Reference: www.chron.com
Rougned Odor, Rangers walk off on Astros
Sports
Published in 7-6-2016
    363 Visits

ARLINGTON, Texas --- The Rangers continue to have the Astros' number.

Especially in Arlington.

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Rice beats LSU to force decisive game in Baton Rouge Regional
Sports
Published in 7-6-2016
    545 Visits

The purple-and-gold faithful stood in full throat in the fifth inning, shouting their trademark "L-S-U" chant as three Owls pitchers walked four of five batters to even the Baton Rouge regional championship at four runs apiece. Otto provided 4 1⁄3 innings of two-run baseball, and the Owls broke open the game in the seventh in defeating the top-seeded Tigers 10-6. Back-to-back singles by Con ...>>

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Scandalous oil boom past comes to life in 'Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil'
Energy
Published in 31-5-2016
    742 Visits

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 31-5-2016
    689 Visits

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 31-5-2016
    559 Visits

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.

Reference: www.chron.com
University of Houston student uncovers an unknown work by Walt Whitman
Energy
Published in 31-5-2016
    375 Visits

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.

Reference: www.chron.com
Amazon names its top 20 'most well-read cities'
Energy
Published in 31-5-2016
    845 Visits

Four Texas cities made the list of Amazon's "most well-read" places in America - and yes, Houston's in the top 20.

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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 31-5-2016
    649 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 31-5-2016
    628 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 31-5-2016
    378 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 31-5-2016
    461 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. 

Reference: www.chron.com
First Look: Hopdoddy at River Oaks District
Entertainment
Published in 31-5-2016
    946 Visits

Burgers and Beer restaurant opens to the public May 30; expect long lines for this eagerly awaited Austin import

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Don't feel like cooking this Memorial Day? Check out these barbecue restaurants in Houston
Entertainment
Published in 31-5-2016
    1142 Visits

Memorial Day means many people are taking the day off from work -- and some are opting to take the day off from cooking, too.

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