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Local jobless rate dips to 4.1 percent
Economy
Published in 20-2-2015
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The biggest gainers included professional and business services, government and education and health care. Oil and gas exploration and production employment rebounded in December, adding 4,900 jobs after a loss of 2,400 positions in November, the commission reported.
Texans coach Bill O’Brien says Arian Foster has ‘got a lot of good football left,’ doesn’t rule out drafting RB
Sports
Published in 20-2-2015
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INDIANAPOLIS – Texans coach Bill O’Brien was asked today about running back Arian Foster’s workload. Foster, who turns 29 in August, carried 260 times for 1,246 yards and eight touchdowns. He caught 38 passes for 327 yards and five touchdowns. “I think any time a player reaches close to that age of 30 and you know that the guy can still play, you know that he’s a very talented player,” ...>>
Oregon’s Mariota set to throw at NFL Combine as he changes QB style
Sports
Published in 20-2-2015
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INDIANAPOLIS One of the biggest transitions Marcus Mariota must make as he moves from Oregon’s spread-heavy offense to the NFL: Simply being in a huddle. “It seems like a little detail but it is kind of a big thing,” Mariota said Thursday during the scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mariota, who plans to throw during the combine, is the No. 2 QB prospect in the 2015 draft. The 2014 Hei ...>>
Miami Heat land Goran Dragic
Sports
Published in 20-2-2015
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Associated Press Goran Dragic wanted a new home, and the Miami Heat wanted a new guard. On trade deadline day, they were a perfect match. The Heat swung a deal to acquire Dragic a third-team All-NBA player last season from the Phoenix Suns on Thursday, a person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the NBA’s standard trade cal ...>>
Rockets acquire Pablo Prigioni, KJ McDaniels
Sports
Published in 20-2-2015
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The Rockets did not get the star point guard they sought, but completed a pair of deals to bolster their backcourt off the bench at the trade deadline with additions of rookie KJ McDaniels and veteran Pablo Prigioni. The Rockets agreed to send second-year guard Isaiah Canaan along with the Denver Nuggets’ second-round pick to Philadelphia to get McDaniel, an athletic 6-6 guard taken with the 32n ...>>
The Sports Update: McClain, Smith on Day 2 of NFL Combine
Sports
Published in 20-2-2015
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Houston Chronicle Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss Day 2 of the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
UT's Harry Ransom Center lands Gabriel García Márquez archive
Energy
Published in 13-2-2015
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The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).

Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids
Energy
Published in 13-2-2015
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Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Maisy the mouse and pals Cyril and Tallulah prepare for the holiday, from trimming the tree to singing carols. Santa, by Bob Shea: A smiley little dino wears a bright-orange snowsuit, makes gifts for his parents and sneaks downstairs on Christmas Eve only to scurry back to bed due to someone in red ho, ho, ho-ing in t ...>>
Website propels audiobooks' popularity
Energy
Published in 13-2-2015
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"The Starling Project" will test the appetite for an emerging art form that blends the immersive charm of old-time radio drama with digital technology. Just as original TV series such as "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black" transformed Netflix into a content creator as well as a distributor, Audible is aiming to distinguish itself in the booming audiobook market with original audio dram ...>>
Clifford creator Bridwell dies at 86
Energy
Published in 13-2-2015
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Bridwell wanted to name the dog Tiny, though his wife, Norma, discouraged the obvious joke and named him Clifford, after an imaginary friend from her childhood. The books, which have been translated into 13 languages, have sold more than 129 million copies, according to Scholastic, and have inspired an animated television series, a full-length animated film and stuffed animals.

St. John's claims Athletic Directors' Cup again, maintains top status in SPC
Heights
Published in 13-2-2015
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On the strength of SPC titles in Division I field hockey, girls cross country, girls lacrosse, girls track and field and Division I softball, St. John's was a runaway winner in the girls division. The Mavericks grabbed their sixth SPC crown during the 2012-13 school year in wrestling, which fueled a second-place showing in boys sports behind Dallas St. Mark's. While St. John's rep ...>>
Carr leaves Westbury Christian to rebuild St. Pius boys hoops
Heights
Published in 13-2-2015
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Carr's dozen years with Wildcats - six as the head girls basketball coach and, more recently, six in charge of the boys program - culminated in a combined four Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state championships. [...] Carr recently left the only school he's ever worked, accepting the position as head boys basketball coach at St. Pius X. "St. Pius is a football and b ...>>
St. Thomas football coach Fitzpatrick puts focus on fall
Heights
Published in 13-2-2015
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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 ...>>
Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 13-2-2015
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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 ...>>
'80s rock favorites return to Houston later this summer
Entertainment
Published in 13-2-2015
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Def Leppard returns to Houston later this summer with Tesla and Styx in tow. All three bands play the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on Aug. 22.



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