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Lights in the Heights 2015 NOT canceled (despite rumors), but will be scaled back
Heights
Published in 20-5-2016
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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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Alexis Bledel had a secret baby last fall, costar spilled the beans
Entertainment
Published in 20-5-2016
    468 Visits

Now there's a Gilmore boy in the picture.

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Houston native coming home to lead the Menil
Entertainment
Published in 20-5-2016
    892 Visits

Houston native Rebecca Rabinow, a leading curator from New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, will take the helm of the Menil Collection in mid-July, board president Janet Hobby announced Thursday.

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Florence Welch visits psychic in Houston
Entertainment
Published in 20-5-2016
    564 Visits

Florence Welch has a penchant for the mystic and mysterious in her pop life. And it's a big part of her offstage vibe, too.

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Sorority twist in 'Neighbors 2' is smart
Entertainment
Published in 20-5-2016
    758 Visits
Sorority Rising interesting; it bucks the trend in a way that doesn't destroy the original appeal of this film about college coeds battling their adult neighbors. The sorority is the smart twist in this script as a trio of outsider freshman coeds form their own sorority after learning "accredited" sororities can't throw their own parties. [...] Kappa Nu is formed by Shelby (Chloƫ Grac ...>>
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'Dark Horse' is worth the ride
Entertainment
Published in 20-5-2016
    536 Visits
"Dark Horse," a lovable documentary by Louise Osmond, won an audience award for world cinema at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival for its utterly charming look at the unlikely success of Dream Alliance, a racehorse bred by a barmaid in a down-and-out Welsh mining village. With that money, they bought a mare that had never won a race - and had a habit of throwing riders - along with a stallion that ...>>
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Dominican agency: 2 new deaths from Zika-related syndrome
Technology
Published in 20-5-2016
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In its latest weekly update, the health ministry's epidemiological office added to the four previously reported deaths from Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rare illness of the nervous system that can cause paralysis. The World Health Organization says based on research to date there is now scientific consensus that Zika is a cause of the nervous system syndrome.
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Apple's stores getting new look as other retailers struggle
Technology
Published in 20-5-2016
    853 Visits
Apple provided a glimpse of its revised approach to retailing on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of the company's first stores in Virginia and California. [...] Apple's stores have become renowned for their elegant design and employees roaming the floor offering assistance, helping make them among the most profitable in retailing. The San Francisco store, scheduled to open to the public ...>>
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EPA issues tighter limits for industrial chemical in water
Technology
Published in 20-5-2016
    248 Visits
WASHINGTON (AP) Federal regulators announced tightened limits Thursday for human exposure to an industrial chemical used for decades in such consumer products as non-stick pans, stain-resistant carpets and microwave popcorn bags. The Environmental Protection Agency issued the stricter standards for the chemicals after years of pressure from public health experts and advocacy groups. "EPA will c ...>>
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School in twin astronauts' hometown renamed in their honor
Technology
Published in 20-5-2016
    446 Visits
During his mission, he conducted a video chat with students and teachers at the school. Mark flew four missions on the space shuttle, commanding NASA's next-to-last shuttle flight in 2011. During their joint remarks on the steps of the school Thursday, Mark Kelly joked that he wasn't always a good student and wasn't even that good a pilot when he began his training. The Kellys gr ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 20-5-2016
    257 Visits

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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Central Market to undergo $10 million renovation
Business
Published in 20-5-2016
    735 Visits

Central Market in Houston announced Wednesday that the high-end grocery store will undergo a $10 million renovation.

The new store will boast an additional 10,000 square feet. A new facade with brighten the exterior of the store and a new atrium at the entrance will have vaulted ceilings and skylights.

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The Rice's downtown building turns 103 years old
Business
Published in 20-5-2016
    815 Visits

A century-plus of history: The Rice, formerly the Rice Hotel and one of downtown Houston's most venerable structures, opened on May 17, 1913.

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Hines celebrates opening of new building at Pinto Business Park
Business
Published in 20-5-2016
    495 Visits

Houston-based Hines held a grand opening for its new building for engineering firm Alfa Laval in the Pinto Business Park, the largest industrial park in northwest Houston.

The grand opening was held at the new location, which was completed in December. The build-to-suit, 105,000-square foot manufacturing facility consolidated all of the company's operations into one building. It w ...>>

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Chronicle reporter Deam announced as Loeb finalist
Business
Published in 20-5-2016
    380 Visits

Chronicle business reporter Jenny Deam, author of a series of articles last year that penetrated the medical/insurance bureaucracy to explain how changes related to the Affordable Care Act are affecting ordinary Americans, was named Thursday as a finalist in the prestigious Gerald Loeb Awards. The reporting found insurers denying coverage by other means, such as a "medical necessity" loophole ...>>

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