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Blogger shows how crazy America's economy really is
Economy
Published in 27-5-2016
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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.

Reference: www.chron.com
Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 27-5-2016
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The unemployment rate in the Houston area rose in January to 4.8 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday, as job losses in the oil and gas sector continued to take their economic toll. Education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing all added to the workforce January, the commission said.
Reference: www.chron.com
Houston added jobs in February
Economy
Published in 27-5-2016
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The greater Houston area added 10,100 new jobs last month, with gains in industries related to construction, health care, retail and hospitality. Texas saw gains in health-care employment, service jobs, trade, transportation and utilities, while jobs in producing goods dropped.
Reference: www.chron.com
Baylor sexual assault victim: 'There is no celebration on my end'
Sports
Published in 27-5-2016
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Former Baylor student Stefanie Mundhenk, whose blog post about her experience as a victim of sexual assault went viral earlier this year, said she hopes justice.

Reference: www.chron.com
Timeline of Art Briles' career
Sports
Published in 27-5-2016
    570 Visits

Art Briles went from a high school coach to a college coaching star to fired by Baylor on Thursday.

Reference: www.chron.com
Rockets to hire Mike D'Antoni as head coach
Sports
Published in 27-5-2016
    1092 Visits

The Rockets have chosen Mike D'Antoni as their next head coach, according to a person with knowledge of the team's coaching search.

Reference: www.chron.com
UH beats top-seeded Tulane in American baseball tourney
Sports
Published in 27-5-2016
    397 Visits

UH (35-22) is 2-0 in the tournament and will play the Tulane-UCF winner at 9 a.m. Saturday.

Reference: www.chron.com
'The Midnight Assassin' debuts, sends chills down Texans' spines
Energy
Published in 20-5-2016
    958 Visits

The Lone Star State is full of beauty, but sometimes gruesome realities overshadow that beauty.

Reference: www.chron.com
Scandalous oil boom past comes to life in 'Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil'
Energy
Published in 20-5-2016
    507 Visits

Texas' turning point is documented in a new book by historian and journalist Bartee Haile.

Haile's book, "Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil," was released in March and has garnered much attention for its colorful storytelling, which includes scandalous tales of crime and corruption that followed Beaumont's Spindletop well striking oil in 1901.

Reference: www.chron.com
Grapes of Wrath turns 77
Energy
Published in 20-5-2016
    993 Visits

The Grapes of Wrath, an American realist novel that follows "Okies" road against the Dust Bowl and Great Depression to a better life, turns 77 on April 14.

Reference: www.chron.com
Flooded bookstore asks for support through sales
Energy
Published in 20-5-2016
    819 Visits

One of Houston's independent bookstores took a hit from this week's flooding, and the staff is seeking support. Murder By The Book is still open and, for the time being, all author appearances are still on the schedule. But the floor's a mess right now, and the store has lost sales and traffic all week.

Reference: www.chron.com
University of Houston student uncovers an unknown work by Walt Whitman
Energy
Published in 20-5-2016
    166 Visits

Much of Walt Whitman's journalism has been lost to the ages, published under pen names and buried in the faded folds of 19th-century newspapers that have never been digitized.

But University of Houston scholar and doctoral candidate Zachary Turpin has discovered a 13-part, 47,000-word series the poet wrote for the New York Atlas in 1858, under the name Mose Velsor.

Reference: www.chron.com
St. Thomas football coach Fitzpatrick puts focus on fall
Heights
Published in 20-5-2016
    407 Visits
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 20-5-2016
    987 Visits
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 20-5-2016
    452 Visits

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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