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Flooded bookstore asks for support through sales
Energy
Published in 3-6-2016
    675 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 3-6-2016
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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.

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Amazon names its top 20 'most well-read cities'
Energy
Published in 3-6-2016
    798 Visits

Four Texas cities made the list of Amazon's "most well-read" places in America - and yes, Houston's in the top 20.

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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 3-6-2016
    1008 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 3-6-2016
    267 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 3-6-2016
    489 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 3-6-2016
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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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Underbelly pastry chef featured in Garden & Gun
Entertainment
Published in 3-6-2016
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Victoria Dearmond's peach hand pies are a perfect slice of summer

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"West Texas Investors Club" stars visit the Chronicle
Entertainment
Published in 3-6-2016
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Self-made millionaires Rooster McConaughey and Butch Gilliam live from the Houston Chronicle to discuss the new season of their CNBC show, "West Texas Investors Club."

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Actors' rigor, charm rise above corniness
Entertainment
Published in 3-6-2016
    269 Visits
[...] ultimately, when it matters, the movie is truthful - about the people depicted, who they are and what they face. The class aspect is a presence in "Me Before You" but not in the heavy-handed (and ultimately sentimental) way that was present in the 2011 French film "The Intouchables," which had a similar story. [...] introducing her to new things - not for the sake of educating her but simp ...>>
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With 'Maggie's Plan,' director hits her stride
Entertainment
Published in 3-6-2016
    860 Visits
There's also a lightness in tone that allows for real emotion and impressive performances. John (Ethan Hawke) is a married man, with a high-powered academic (Julianne Moore) for a wife, and Maggie becomes his chief reader and cheerleader. [...] she's brilliant. Gerwig seems to be acting five things at once, experiencing sadness, humor, desire to connect, feelings of regret and conflic ...>>
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'Weiner' is a riveting study in contrasts
Entertainment
Published in 3-6-2016
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In 2011, Anthony Weiner, a powerful New York congressman, resigned his seat after it was revealed that he'd been "sexting" - sending photos of himself with an erection bulging beneath his underwear. In C-SPAN footage from his congressional career, Weiner is shown as a combative antidote to a chamber full of passive-aggressive stuffed shirts. The spectacle is threefold, though the elements h ...>>
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Samsung challenges Fitbit with $180 fitness tracker with GPS
Technology
Published in 3-6-2016
    349 Visits
NEW YORK (AP) Just in time for summer, Samsung is unveiling a new fitness tracker that aims to undercut gadgets from market leader Fitbit. Beyond offering all-day step counting and automatic sleep tracking, the $180 Gear Fit2 comes with GPS sensors for more accurate measuring of distance and pacing for runners and cyclists. While Samsung is the world's fifth-largest maker of wearable devic ...>>
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US cyclist withdraws from Rio consideration citing Zika
Technology
Published in 3-6-2016
    544 Visits
American cyclist Tejay van Garderen understands the chances that he might contract the Zika virus at the Rio Olympics are minimal, and that precautions could be taken to further reduce the threat. Van Garderen withdrew his name from consideration for the road cycling team Thursday, making him perhaps the first U.S. athlete to back out of the Summer Games because of the mosquito-borne illness blam ...>>
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New York bill extends time for medical malpractice lawsuits
Technology
Published in 3-6-2016
    966 Visits
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Legislation before state lawmakers in New York would significantly change medical malpractice law by allowing patients to sue years after an alleged misdiagnosis or mistreatment. The bill would amend the statute of limitations on such cases to start the clock when a patient first realizes they were possibly misdiagnosed or harmed by a medical professional as long as the lawsui ...>>
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