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On the go: Events and happenings this week around Houston
Entertainment
Published in 27-12-2017
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What to do in the city this week.

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What movies are showing outside the megaplex?
Entertainment
Published in 27-12-2017
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MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, HOUSTON 1001 Bissonnet; mfah.org "Kid Flix Mix 1" Selections from the 2017 New York International Children's Film Festival, including Audience Award winners, "Tiger" and "Stone Soup"; and some of the highest-rated shorts, such as "Crocodile," "Mr. Night Has a Day Off" and "Water Path for a Fish." 11 a.m. Thursday "Kid Flix Mix 2" Features the 2017 New York International ...>>
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New Year's Eve events around Houston
Entertainment
Published in 27-12-2017
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FAMILY High Noon Countdown New Year's celebration for the little ones, with games and creative art projects. When: 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. Sunday Where: The Woodlands Children's Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek, The Woodlands Tickets: $6; woodlandschildrensmuseum.org Rockin' New Year This end-of-year bash rings in the new year at the stroke of noon with a parade, two ball drops, a ...>>

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Art Daybook: Installation at CAMH imagines a world without boundaries
Entertainment
Published in 27-12-2017
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The piece: "Telepathic Improvisation" The artists: Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz Where: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, through Jan. 7 Why: The transitional week between Christmas and New Year's can make it a challenge to find one's bearings. It's no longer quite this year, but not yet next year, either. What better moment to explore an art installation that imagines a world wit ...>>
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Military turns to oyster reefs to protect against storms
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
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MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) Earle Naval Weapons Station, where the Navy loads some of America's most sophisticated weapons onto warships, suffered $50 million worth of damage in Superstorm Sandy. Now the naval pier is fortifying itself with some decidedly low-tech protection: oysters. The facility has allowed an environmental group to plant nearly a mile of oyster reefs about a quarter-mile off it ...>>
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Starfish making comeback after brutal 'wasting' syndrome killed millions
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) Starfish are making a comeback on the West Coast, four years after a mysterious syndrome killed millions of them. From 2013 to 2014, Sea Star Wasting Syndrome hit sea stars from British Columbia to Mexico. The starfish would develop lesions and then disintegrate, their arms turning into blobs of goo. The cause is unclear but researchers say it may be a virus. But now ...>>

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2 investors, including 'Twilight' backer, convicted of fraud
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
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NEW YORK (AP) Two tech entrepreneurs, including a man who invested in the film studio that made the "Twilight" movies, were convicted of fraud on Tuesday in New York. A federal jury convicted Kaleil Isaza Tuzman, 45, and Omar Amanat, 44, of all charges after a six-week trial. The convictions stemmed from the men's role in the technology startup Kit Digital. U.S. District Judge Paul G. Gardep ...>>
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Edmunds Sizes Up New Car-Safety Technology
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
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We are in a new era of car safety: The focus has shifted from reducing death and injury in a vehicle collision to preventing a crash from happening in the first place. Safety features designed to avoid accidents are becoming increasingly common in new cars. Here is an overview of the advanced safety features you're likely to encounter when shopping for a new car, along with examples of what c ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 27-12-2017
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Amid sales drop, Harley-Davidson wants to teach more to ride
Business
Published in 27-12-2017
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MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson is placing a renewed emphasis on teaching people to ride as part of its efforts to attract more customers. The Milwaukee-based company's decision to expand the number of dealerships with a Harley Riding Academy comes as the industry grapples with years of declining sales and an aging customer base. The program launched in 2000 with about 50 locations and now 245 de ...>>
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Oil comes within whisker of $60 a barrel
Business
Published in 27-12-2017
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A pipeline blast in Libya and a bullish budget forecast in Saudi Arabia boosted crude prices to levels not seen since mid-2015. West Texas Intermediate crude settled within a whisker of $60 a barrel, settling Tuesday at $59.97 a barrel in New York, up $1.50 a barrel, or 2.6 percent. A pipeline run by Waha Oil that carries crude to Libya's biggest export terminal exploded Tuesday, dropping th ...>>
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LGI Homes to build in Newport community
Business
Published in 27-12-2017
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LGI Homes has begun selling homes in Newport, a 1970s-era master-planned community along the southeast shore of Lake Houston in Crosby. The builder plans 83 homes, ranging from 1,400 square feet to more than 2,500 square feet, in Newport. Prices start at about $170,000.

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Vinson & Elkins to distribute Hurricane Harvey relief funds to local non-profits
Business
Published in 27-12-2017
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The century-old Vinson & Elkins law firm will distribute nearly a half-million dollars from its Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund to local non-profit organizations, the firm announced.

Since late August, the V&E Fund has received 370 donations from lawyers, staff, alumni, clients, vendors and friends of the firm. V&E matched the donations to the fund, which is maintained by the Gre ...>>

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Events luxury gift store to leave River Oaks Shopping Center after 30 years
Business
Published in 27-12-2017
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Events, a staple of River Oaks Shopping Center selling luxury gifts, home items and stationery for 30 years, will get a new home in 2018. The locally-owned retailer will move to a new River Oaks area store at 2439 Westheimer, east of Kirby Drive. The move comes as Weingarten Realty prepares to break ground on a 30-story residential tower on a portion of the shopping center that housed Local Pou ...>>

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What households need to know about the tax bill's impact
Economy
Published in 27-12-2017
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Federal taxes can be confounding in any typical year. But the GOP-led Congress' dash to approve the most sweeping tax overhaul in three decades has left many households unsure of what changes might await them come Jan. 1 and what they should do - if anything - before or after then. Here are some things to know. Rate change For individuals, the legislation generally lowers rates across income ...>>
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