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'Agent' proves timely and believable
Energy
Published in 4-3-2014
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The author's eye for detail about global issues was honed when he was an award-winning investigative reporter - two stints as a correspondent in Iraq - at the New York Times. The result are solid spy thrillers with believable plots that, despite their complexity, never lose sight that world events are all about basic human experiences.
'Train' rides the rails through history
Energy
Published in 4-3-2014
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The routes American railroads follow were laid out almost exclusively in the 19th and 20th centuries, when trains were symbols of modernity and industrial power. [...] today, riding a train - especially in the United States - can feel like stepping into a time machine. Railroads are a mode of transportation invented, quite by accident, by 18th century Britons trying to keep water out of undergro ...>>
'Bark' offers stories with introspective bite
Energy
Published in 4-3-2014
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"Bark," Lorrie Moore's new collection of stories, is bound by the awkward, painful and comical march of middle age. Dropping in on characters pre- and post-divorce, these eight stories tether readers to a shifting landscape where the past and the future are equally fuzzy and up for grabs. [...] the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, Moore, 57, earned ...>>
Book Excerpt: 'Glitter and Glue' by Kelly Corrigan
Energy
Published in 4-3-2014
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When I was growing up, my mom was guided by the strong belief that to befriend me was to deny me the one thing a kid really needed to survive childhood: a mother. [...] we were never one of those Mommy & Me pairs who sat close or giggled.
St. Pius football changes focus in spring, pins title hopes on veteran defense
Heights
Published in 4-3-2014
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St. Pius head football coach Blake Ware built his coaching career by developing intricate, high-scoring offenses. While St. Pius relied heavily on its passing attack featuring quarterback Kohl Stewart (Texas A&M) a year ago, Ware warned fans that the Panthers may look different in the fall. St. Pius coaches streamlined spring practice to nine days to accommodate the Panthers' recent appeara ...>>
St. John's claims Athletic Directors' Cup again, maintains top status in SPC
Heights
Published in 4-3-2014
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On the strength of SPC titles in Division I field hockey, girls cross country, girls lacrosse, girls track and field and Division I softball, St. John's was a runaway winner in the girls division. The Mavericks grabbed their sixth SPC crown during the 2012-13 school year in wrestling, which fueled a second-place showing in boys sports behind Dallas St. Mark's. While St. John's rep ...>>
Carr leaves Westbury Christian to rebuild St. Pius boys hoops
Heights
Published in 4-3-2014
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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 ...>>
St. Thomas football coach Fitzpatrick puts focus on fall
Heights
Published in 4-3-2014
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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 ...>>
Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 4-3-2014
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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 ...>>
Chamber-music group takes new name for new season
Entertainment
Published in 4-3-2014
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The change is part of an effort to make chamber music more accessible, the group's news release states. Other steps will enhance the intimacy and warmth of concerts, said Lucile Agaisse, the group's spokewoman. During concerts, musicians will discuss the music from the stage before performing it. Meet-and-greet sessions with the musicians will follow performances. The nine-concert ...>>

Composer draws parallels with a 'Passion'
Entertainment
Published in 4-3-2014
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Reading Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl," the story of a girl trudging barefoot through snowy streets, composer David Lang saw a parable equating the child's suffering with that of Jesus. Despite the girl's agonies in the cold as she tries fruitlessly to earn money by selling matches, her mind brings back sweet memories. "The Passion format - the telling of a stor ...>>
Last Call: Art fit for a king
Entertainment
Published in 4-3-2014
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From the seductive shapes of monumental statues to the quirky visages carved into funerary stele and the elegance of small ceramics, the antiquities on view in "Roads of Arabia" have been a magnificent presence in Cullinan Hall at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Offering hints of worlds not much known outside of Saudi Arabia, they're among the best finds of more than 10,000 relatively rece ...>>
Tangled tale of love endures in 'Night Music'
Entertainment
Published in 4-3-2014
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[...] given what has passed for musical theater in recent seasons, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's exquisitely crafted neo-operetta - with its entire score cleverly cast in 3/4 time, or multiples thereof - impresses more mightily than ever. [...] a show regarded as the height of style and sophistication does seem a natural fit for a fashion legend. HGO will use the same Mizrahi costumes ...>>
Cowboys trek through downtown to Rodeo kickoff
Entertainment
Published in 4-3-2014
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Tradition is the driving force behind many of the 3,000 cowboys who participate in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's Trail Ride, which ended Saturday as riders merged into the parade for the final stretch to the rodeo grounds. Riders rise at dawn, clean their campgrounds, feed the horses and prepare meals for a 6 a.m. departure on their journey from their hometown into Memorial Park. ...>>

US sues Sprint over company's wiretap expenses
Technology
Published in 4-3-2014
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The lawsuit filed federal court in San Francisco alleges that that subsidiary of Sprint Corp. collected unallowable expenses from the FBI, U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and other government agencies while carrying out court-ordered wiretaps and other electronic intercepts of its customers. Communication companies ordered by courts to intercept customers' communications are all ...>>


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