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Heights pawn shop burglary suspect caught behind a banana tree
Heights
Published in 27-5-2016
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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 27-5-2016
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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
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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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Houston economy still contracting, survey says
Economy
Published in 27-5-2016
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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 27-5-2016
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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 27-5-2016
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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 27-5-2016
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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 27-5-2016
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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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Anvil makes bar Hall of Fame list
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
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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
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We bet this one came out of left field for baseball great Jose Canseco.

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Not much for Alice to find 'Through the Looking Glass'
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
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Screenwriter Linda Woolverton ("Beauty and the Beast") has again disposed of the source material in favor of something more linear - a story about Alice (Mia Wasikowska) looking for Hatter's (Johnny Depp) family. Director James Bobin's ("The Muppets") film trudges on through the lushly designed world, answering questions we never asked, like, "What was the Mad Hatter's childhood li ...>>
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'Love & Friendship' all scheming trouble
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
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Stillman spent years adapting the collection of letters into "Love & Friendship," a talky tale centered on the manipulative, self-serving ways of an attractive young widow. Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny again play friends obsessed with relationships and reputation, except this story takes place at least 100 years earlier (Austen's novella was set in 1790). In opulent costumes by Eimer N ...>>
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'Apocalypse' a super smart superhero flick
Entertainment
Published in 27-5-2016
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The film's first title card - 3600 B.C.E. - brings a mild feeling of oh-no-must-we-go-there, but this evaporates virtually from the first shot, as we realize that director Bryan Singer intends to do this for real. The idea at work is that the Egyptian rulers were actually the first mutants and that the top ruler - known as Apocalypse, so you know he's not nice - had the ultimate power. ...>>
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At UN climate talks some worry about Brexit, Trump impacts
Technology
Published in 27-5-2016
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BONN, Germany (AP) Climate negotiators ended their first talks after last year's landmark Paris Agreement on Thursday with some delegates expressing concern about the potential impact of upcoming votes in the U.S. and Britain. The 28-member EU has vowed to reduce greenhouse emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030 compared to 1990, but it's unclear what happens to that target if Britai ...>>
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Jury sides with Google in closely watched copyright case
Technology
Published in 27-5-2016
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal jury has sided with Google in a $9 billion legal battle with tech industry rival Oracle, a complex copyright case that was closely watched in Silicon Valley. Oracle had sought $9 billion in damages after saying Google, without Oracle's permission, copied certain elements of the Java programming language that helps different software programs talk to each other. ...>>
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