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Hotel Alessandra will not open in time for Super Bowl
Business
Published in 20-5-2016
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Hotel Alessandra, the 20-story tower under construction in downtown, will not open in time for the Super Bowl as expected.

The developer, Houston-based Midway, said Thursday that the hotel project will open in mid-2017, as opposed to late this year. Houston will host this year's Super Bowl and many projects, large and small, have been building steam to ready the city for all the vi ...>>

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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 20-5-2016
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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 20-5-2016
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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 20-5-2016
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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.

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Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 20-5-2016
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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.
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Houston added jobs in February
Economy
Published in 20-5-2016
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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.
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Dwight Howard: Rockets didn't want me more involved on offense
Sports
Published in 20-5-2016
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Dwight Howard says he told Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey he wanted to be more involved on the court. Morey's response? According to Howard, it was: "No, we don't want you to be."

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Rockets give Stephen Silas second interview; D'Antoni still favorite
Sports
Published in 20-5-2016
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Charlotte assistant will get a chance to move ahead in search for Rockets' head coach

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Dynamo having some competitive fun for charity
Sports
Published in 20-5-2016
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BBVA Compass, in partnership with Dynamo Charities, will donate a minimum of $10,000 to charity in addition to proceeds from Tuesday's match against Spanish club Real Sociedad.

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Sentencing delayed in case of Astros' hacker
Sports
Published in 20-5-2016
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Former St. Louis Cardinals executive Christopher Correa's sentencing hearing in the Astros-Cardinals unauthorized computer access case has been moved to July 5 by U.S. District Judge Lynn Hughes.

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Getting to know Rockets candidates Mike D'Antoni, Stephen Silas
Sports
Published in 20-5-2016
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Mike D'Antoni has emerged as the leading candidate for the Rockets' head coaching job, but the team had its second interview with Charlotte assistant coach Stephen Silas on Thursday.

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'The Midnight Assassin' debuts, sends chills down Texans' spines
Energy
Published in 13-5-2016
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The Lone Star State is full of beauty, but sometimes gruesome realities overshadow that beauty.

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Scandalous oil boom past comes to life in 'Texas Boomtowns: A History of Blood and Oil'
Energy
Published in 13-5-2016
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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.

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Grapes of Wrath turns 77
Energy
Published in 13-5-2016
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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.

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Flooded bookstore asks for support through sales
Energy
Published in 13-5-2016
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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.

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