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Road trip reads for summer
Energy
Published in 10-6-2016
    430 Visits

Ready for summer travel? Here are nine new (and upcoming) novels that will get you in the mood for a long drive.

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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 10-6-2016
    677 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 10-6-2016
    1144 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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Lights in the Heights 2015 NOT canceled (despite rumors), but will be scaled back
Heights
Published in 10-6-2016
    845 Visits

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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Heights group pushes for wine and beer sales in neighborhood
Heights
Published in 10-6-2016
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The Houston Heights Beverage Coalition is seeking 1,500 signatures from Heights residents in order to get an initiative on the November 8 election ballot that would allow for the sale of beer and wine in Heights stores. 

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Longtime Montrose Mexican restaurant Maria Selma's closing July 2
Entertainment
Published in 10-6-2016
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After 14 years of operating in Montrose, this famous Mexican restaurant will make way for a new establishment. 

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Report: Prince Harry and Ellie Goulding spark rumors of a romance
Entertainment
Published in 10-6-2016
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The 29-year-old singer has been single since splitting from McFly singer Dougie Poynter back in March. But it seems she has found herself a new man – in the form of an heir to the British throne.

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Houston art patrons donate vast collection of drawings to Menil
Entertainment
Published in 10-6-2016
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Houston art patrons Louisa Stude Sarofim and Janie C. Lee have donated a vast collection of drawings to the Menil Collection, a gift that includes work by Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Robert Rauschenberg.

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Video game curse hammers 'Warcraft'
Entertainment
Published in 10-6-2016
    325 Visits
After an economic-but-effective opening demonstrating the war between these species, viewers meet orc couple Durotan (Toby Kebbell) debating baby names with his pregnant wife, Draka (Anna Galvin). It also doesn't help that switching back-and-forth between the orc and human storylines dulls some of the climactic moments in this tale of alien invaders trying to appropriate a human world. [... ...>>
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'Now You See Me' follow-up is all smoke and mirrors
Entertainment
Published in 10-6-2016
    860 Visits
[...] with a sequel to the 2013 film settling into cineplexes this weekend, there has to be a reason for them to come out of hiding, and it appears in the form of a mysterious source that summons the gang into action. The story for this sequel doesn't make a lick of sense, of course, but this sleight-of-hand movie is all about the smoke and mirrors, and it doesn't pretend to be anything ...>>
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Tesla to release lower-priced versions of Model S car
Technology
Published in 10-6-2016
    793 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Tesla said Thursday that it has started selling a cheaper version of its Model S car in an attempt to make its electric vehicles more affordable for more people. Palo Alto, California-based Tesla Motors Inc. is taking orders for the new Model S 60 for delivery next month, according to its website.
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UN: Ireland's abortion ban is cruel, discriminatory to women
Technology
Published in 10-6-2016
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DUBLIN (AP) Ireland's abortion ban subjects women to discriminatory, cruel and degrading treatment and should be ended immediately for cases involving fatal fetal abnormalities, U.N. human rights experts said Thursday. The 29-page report from the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Committee accepted a complaint filed by Amanda Mellet, a Dublin woman who was denied a 2011 abortion in Ireland aft ...>>
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Lenovo, Google unveil phone that knows its way around a room
Technology
Published in 10-6-2016
    267 Visits
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A Lenovo smartphone unveiled Thursday will be clever enough to grasp your physical surroundings such as the room's size and the presence of other people and potentially transform how we interact with e-commerce, education and gaming. Tapping Google's 3-year-old Project Tango , the new Phab2 Pro phone will use software and sensors to track motions and map building i ...>>
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Experts find climate change's fingerprints in French floods
Technology
Published in 10-6-2016
    570 Visits
In a quick but not peer-reviewed analysis , the World Weather Attribution team of climate scientists used past rainfall data and computer simulations to look for global warming's fingerprints in the heavy downpours in France and Germany. A senior climate researcher at the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, Geert Jan van Oldenborgh , says the team's calculations found that globa ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 10-6-2016
    841 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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