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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 4-3-2016
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A slight improvement in sales and production among Houston area businesses provided a small lift to the overall local economy last month but not enough to propel it toward expansion. The Houston Purchasing Managers Index, which predicts likely shifts in production three to four months in advance, showed Monday that economic activity in Houston's service and manufacturing sectors remains slu ...>>
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Greater Houston Partnership taps social media to reach young professionals
Economy
Published in 4-3-2016
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The Greater Houston Partnership will launch a new site Thursday to aid its efforts in recruiting and attracting young professionals to the Houston area. Late last year, a task force found that Houston produces two jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, the STEM areas, for every one student who graduates from a local college or university.
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Blogger shows how crazy America's economy really is
Economy
Published in 4-3-2016
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The sight of people lining up to spend money on a lottery with unimaginably low odds is, to some, a charming dash of whimsy in an otherwise robust economy.

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Latest 'Girl' novel interesting, but it's no Larsson
Energy
Published in 26-2-2016
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The novels offer a strikingly intelligent, gripping, angry look at political and corporate corruption in Sweden and, by implication, throughout the Western world. Authorized by Larsson's father and brother, who were his heirs, and written by Swedish writer David Lagercrantz, the new book brings back Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist, the heroes and occasional lovers in the trilogy. The ...>>
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Writer accused of plagiarizing straight Texas romance novel, turning it gay
Energy
Published in 26-2-2016
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It took a reader with interest in all kinds of cowboy love to discover that the recent gay romance novel "Coming Home Texas" was a nearly precise rehashing of a straight romance novel, with little more than the names, places and characters adjusted.

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Photos chronicle sites NASA abandoned in 'Abandoned in Place'
Energy
Published in 26-2-2016
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How American that one of the nation's most soaring endeavors has left behind a trail of rusting relics, like trash set out for the refuse hauler who's not coming.

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On the anniversary of its publication, 11 facts about 'Huck Finn' and its author
Energy
Published in 26-2-2016
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Happy Birthday Huck Finn.

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St. Thomas football coach Fitzpatrick puts focus on fall
Heights
Published in 26-2-2016
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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 ...>>
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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 26-2-2016
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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 ...>>
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Heights pawn shop burglary suspect caught behind a banana tree
Heights
Published in 26-2-2016
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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 26-2-2016
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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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Get ready for a rockin' concert lineup at RodeoHouston 2016
Entertainment
Published in 26-2-2016
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RodeoHouston is about fried desserts and fine wines. Bull riding and bedazzled boutiques. Steer auctions and scholarships.

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Eatery explosion: El Tiempo Katy opens, more on way
Entertainment
Published in 26-2-2016
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Southern Star Brewing to debut new tap room this week

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Free Maroon 5 concert coming to Houston during Final Four weekend, more bands to come
Entertainment
Published in 26-2-2016
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Pop act Maroon 5 will be one of the musical acts that will headline the three-day 2016 NCAA March Madness Music Festival at Discovery Green in downtown Houston during the upcoming NCAA Men's Final Four events.

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Ellen Degeneres gifts Houston twins with car
Entertainment
Published in 26-2-2016
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College seniors were celebrating a graduation at taping

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