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Überrito taps team for Texas expansion
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Published in 14-2-2018
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Überrito, a build-your-own burrito chain with five locations in the Houston market, announced a franchise deal to expand the brand across Texas. Ally Lakhpaty and SNL Franchise Development have signed a master franchise agreement to develop locations in the Houston, Austin and San Antonio, including three corporate locations in Houston.

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Report: Houston's luxury home sales decline for third straight month
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Published in 14-2-2018
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Houston-area home sales were up 8.9 percent in January, but the top-end of the market tumbled for the the third straight month, a new report shows. Buyers closed on 4,469 single-family homes in January at a median price of $218,000, up 3.8 percent, the Houston Association of Realtors reported Wednesday.

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Report: Apartment/commercial construction retreats in U.S., holds steady in Houston
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Published in 14-2-2018
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The value of commercial and apartment construction projects started in the Houston area in 2017 held steady at $3.9 billion after experiencing a big drop in 2016, Dodge Data & Analytics reported. Seven of the top 12 markets showed declines, including the biggest markets of New York, Los Angeles, Dallas and Washington, D.C. The San Francisco, Atlanta and Philadelphia areas experienced double ...>>

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The Bank of River Oaks to sell for $85 million to Hilltop
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Published in 14-2-2018
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The Bank of River Oaks, a 13-year old lender in Houston, has agreed to sell itself for $85 million in cash to Dallas-based Hilltop Holdings, which runs the $9.7 billion PlainsCapital Bank.

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The past lives of AvantGarden
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Published in 7-2-2018
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Recently, Mariana Lemesoff, the longtime owner of the AvantGarden in Montrose, shared a photo of what the bar and performing-arts venue looked like before she took over the property in the '90s. In the photo, the dilapidated mansion looks like a bombed-out, dingy mess. She soon converted its two stories and attic into the venue people know these days and AvantGarden, 411 Westheimer, began its ...>>
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The real 'House Husbands' of Houston
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Published in 7-2-2018
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David Rodriguez remembers the altercation that changed his life and landed him in an immigration detention facility two years ago. A violent scuffle that happened almost a decade ago came back to haunt him when he passed through an airport checkpoint following his honeymoon. And though his situation - he was held in a Houston immigration center for more than two months - made headlines, the forme ...>>
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'Love' is unleashed in conductorless concert
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Published in 7-2-2018
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Like a ringmaster leads a circus, conductors direct classical music concerts, presenting various acts or compositions while serving as an intermediary between the audience and the performers. But the show must go on, with or without, and River Oaks Chamber Orchestra is here to prove it's possible to have a concert without a conductor, with the return of its annual conductorless concert this w ...>>
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Don't fear the Carolina Reaper seasoning at Casian Crawfish
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Published in 7-2-2018
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Houston has an intense and growing fondness for Vietnamese-style Cajun crawfish, often coated with lip-smacking spices that ramp up the heat. But one local Vietnamese restaurant specializing in spicy mudbugs is taking things to incendiary levels. Casian Crawfish has created Viet-style crawfish coated with Carolina Reaper chile pepper that will blow some heads off even the most aggressive heat-see ...>>
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Makeup 'boot camps' tailor-made for teens
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Published in 7-2-2018
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When Erin Thornton's 12-year-old daughter Taylor began watching makeup tutorials on YouTube, she says she and her husband were shocked. An interest in makeup shouldn't start until age 15 or 16, right? They wondered if she should even be allowed to wear makeup. Soon, Taylor began experimenting with cosmetics, mimicking what she saw on an older cousin. Thornton says she chose "crazy colors ...>>
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Comedian Jen Kirkman to donate a portion of Heights show proceeds to Harvey relief
Heights
Published in 31-1-2018
    777 Visits

The comedian's upcoming show at the historic Heights Theater will be extra special for Houstonians.

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Driver slumped over steering wheel before fatal crash in Garden Oaks
Heights
Published in 31-1-2018
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A driver was slumped over the steering wheel, unresponsive, before crashing his pickup truck Tuesday near the intersection of Pinemont and T.C. Jester, police said.

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Police chase ends when suspect falls into swimming pool
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Published in 31-1-2018
    423 Visits

Houston police used a helicopter to track an assault suspect running through the Heights early Thursday - a chase that ended when the man jumped over a fence, lost his balance and fell into a swimming pool.

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Lights in the Heights brightens partygoers’ night with Whataburger themed display
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Published in 31-1-2018
    328 Visits

Is there any part of a Texan's life the restaurant chain's orange and white motif hasn't touched?

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'Medical episode' leads to fatal crash in Independence Heights
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Published in 31-1-2018
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The driver of an 18-wheeler had what Houston police called a "medical episode" behind the wheel Tuesday morning, causing him to fatally crash his truck in a warehouse parking lot.

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Houston litigator leaves Morgan Lewis to join King & Spalding
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Published in 31-1-2018
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Houston trial lawyer Craig Stanfield left Morgan Lewis to join King & Spalding as a partner.

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