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Heights waterworks plan now includes retail
Business
Published in 9-6-2017
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Braun Enterprises plans to redevelop the historic Heights waterworks, a city-owned property on 19th Street, into a collection of restaurants in the neighborhood near downtown. The waterworks include a 1928 concrete and brick reservoir building recorded in the National Register of Historic Places; an Art Deco pumping station from 1939; and a pump building constructed in 1949. The Heights Hike ...>>

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Outskirts continue to grow, as affordability remains an issue
Business
Published in 9-6-2017
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The developer, whose projects include Cross Creek Ranch, Fall Creek, Riverstone and Sienna Plantation, purchased the acreage from local investment group Rockspring Capital. In another notable, far-flung project, the developer of The Woodlands will create a new community 13 miles past its signature housing development - which itself is 27 miles from downtown. Overall, Houston's new-home mark ...>>
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Business group forecasts modest job growth in 2017
Economy
Published in 9-6-2017
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The outlook has improved a lot, but the recovery won't come fast.

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Texas adds 21,000 jobs in November; unemployment slips to 4.6 percent
Economy
Published in 9-6-2017
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Texas added nearly 21,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday.

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A problem with Trump’s plan to boost Wall Street: Banks more profitable than ever
Economy
Published in 9-6-2017
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The banking industry has cheered President Donald Trump's promise to roll back regulations put in place after the financial crisis to rein in Wall Street. But the industry's record-setting profits complicate the arguments for rolling back those rules, which banking analysts have said could boost their profits even more.

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Pesticide maker Dow tries to kill risk study
Economy
Published in 9-6-2017
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Over the past four years, federal scientists have compiled an official record running more than 10,000 pages indicating the three pesticides under review - chlorpyrifos, diazinon and malathion - pose a risk to nearly every endangered species they studied. Regulators at the three federal agencies, which share responsibilities for enforcing the Endangered Species Act, are close to issuing findin ...>>

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Discount trend could destabilize some small private colleges if it continues
Economy
Published in 9-6-2017
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Tuition has risen faster than inflation at a time when wages have remained relatively flat. Families are sensitive to price increases in this uneven economic recovery, and schools have responded in kind by providing more aid.

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Deer Park prepares for first baseball state tournament in 27 years
Sports
Published in 9-6-2017
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The Deer (33-8-1) face Southlake Carroll (32-10-1) in the 6A semifinals at 4 p.m. Friday at Dell Diamond in Round Rock.

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Texans secondary coach John Butler confident in system
Sports
Published in 9-6-2017
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The Texans finished second overall in pass defense, though, as they allowed just 201.6 passing yards per game.

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John McClain's Texas Sports Nation chat: June 8
Sports
Published in 9-6-2017
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The Chronicle's John McClain joined readers for his weekly chat Thursday afternoon.

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Astros ace Dallas Keuchel placed back on disabled list
Sports
Published in 9-6-2017
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Keuchel was sent back to Houston for further evaluation. He missed a start last month because of a pinched nerve in his neck but had since made two starts

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Injured starting first baseman returns for Aggie baseball team
Sports
Published in 9-6-2017
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A&M coach Rob Childress said Thursday that Joel Davis is back on the postseason roster after missing the last few weeks with a broken foot suffered in mid-May.

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Top Republican seeks action now to steady insurance markets
Technology
Published in 9-6-2017
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WASHINGTON (AP) A senior House Republican on Thursday called for immediate action to stabilize shaky health insurance markets around the country, amid concerns that the GOP could get blamed for rising premiums and dwindling choice next year. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, said the government should keep paying billions of dollars in "cost-sharing" subsidies that he ...>>
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FDA asks drugmaker to stop selling its opioid painkiller
Technology
Published in 9-6-2017
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The FDA says it has seen a "significant shift" from people crushing and snorting Opana ER to get high to injecting it. Abuse of Opana ER was blamed for a 2015 outbreak of HIV and hepatitis C in southern Indiana linked to sharing needles.
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Zika birth defects in US territories similar to other places
Technology
Published in 9-6-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) A report released Thursday shows Zika had about the same impact on birth defects in Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories as it did in other places hit by the epidemic. Last fall, the agency stopped reporting Zika numbers for U.S. territories because of a disagreement with health officials in Puerto Rico over how cases were being counted. The health department's website stil ...>>
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