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'The Midnight Assassin' debuts, sends chills down Texans' spines
Energy
Published in 27-5-2016
    981 Visits

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 27-5-2016
    1026 Visits

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.

Reference: www.chron.com
Grapes of Wrath turns 77
Energy
Published in 27-5-2016
    795 Visits

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 27-5-2016
    973 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 27-5-2016
    665 Visits

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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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 27-5-2016
    939 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 27-5-2016
    823 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.

Reference: www.chron.com
Lights in the Heights 2015 NOT canceled (despite rumors), but will be scaled back
Heights
Published in 27-5-2016
    317 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 27-5-2016
    812 Visits

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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TMZ: Amber Heard files for divorce from Johnny Depp
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
    689 Visits

Austin native Amber Heard reportedly filed for divorce from Johnny Depp just three days after Depp's mother died, according to TMZ.

Reference: www.chron.com
Ryan Lachaine to open new restaurant in Montrose
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
    610 Visits

Chef Ryan Lachaine will open a small modern American restaurant on Fairview St., with a targeted opening date this  fall.

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Killen’s Burgers set to open May 28
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
    284 Visits

Chef Ronnie Killen intends to open his new Pearland burger brand to coincide with National Burger Day

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Anvil makes bar Hall of Fame list
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
    1056 Visits

Esquire magazine cites Bobby Heugel's Westheimer bar for general excellence in annual list of Best Bars in America

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Jose Canseco's daughter, Josie, 19, poses bottomless for Playboy
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
    564 Visits

We bet this one came out of left field for baseball great Jose Canseco.

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Scientists: Underground stone rings made by Neanderthals
Technology
Published in 27-5-2016
    1086 Visits
BERLIN (AP) Two mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave were probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that the ancient cousins of humans were capable of more complex behavior than previously thought, scientists say. The structures were made from hundreds of pillar-shaped mineral deposits, called stalagmites, which were chopped to a similar length and laid ou ...>>
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