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'Girls' of summer reading
Energy
Published in 8-7-2016
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It's the summer of the girls: An inordinate number of books coming out this summer have the word "girl" in the title.

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Inprint announces its 2016-2017 reading series
Energy
Published in 8-7-2016
    940 Visits

Inprint has announced the authors coming to Houston for its 2016-17 Margarett Root Brown Reading Series. 

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'Cormac McCarthy is alive and well, still doesn't care about Twitter'
Energy
Published in 8-7-2016
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Nope, Cormac McCarthy isn't dead. But if you follow bookish people on Twitter, you probably heard news of his death this morning.

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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 8-7-2016
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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 ...>>
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Heights pawn shop burglary suspect caught behind a banana tree
Heights
Published in 8-7-2016
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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 8-7-2016
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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 8-7-2016
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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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Love Buzz in Montrose promises pizza, booze, good times
Entertainment
Published in 8-7-2016
    600 Visits

The team behind popular Houston haunts Moon Tower Inn and Voodoo Queen is showing off its newest venture called Love Buzz, a Lower Westheimer bar with a selection of beers, mixed drinks and a lengthy menu of unique pizza options.

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Yes, it's vulgar, but 'Mike and Dave' also hilarious
Entertainment
Published in 8-7-2016
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The movie belabors nothing, but rather plows through plot, accomplishing in one scene what another film might do in three. If these brothers want to be part of the wedding, they must rein in their exuberance and find a pair of nice young women to bring as dates. The key to "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" are the women, and they are like a device from a 17th-century Restoration comedy. Unable ...>>
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'Music of Strangers' interesting but off-key
Entertainment
Published in 8-7-2016
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There's an easygoing, shambling looseness about the Silk Road Ensemble, the multicultural pickup band that cellist Yo-Yo Ma assembled in 2000 with musicians from across Europe, Asia and the United States. "The Music of Strangers," a restless, shaggy effort by director Morgan Neville ("20 Feet From Stardom"), offers a profile of Ma's project, more or less. Neville's camera roams ac ...>>
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In dog days of summer, 'Secret Life of Pets' is sweet fun
Entertainment
Published in 8-7-2016
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Any pet owner who's imbued their furry or feathered friends with deep thoughts and mysterious intentions will relate to the imagination behind "The Secret Life of Pets." Plotwise, "Pets" follows the path Pixar set with talking toys 20 years ago in "Toy Story": Two would-be rivals fighting for the love of their owner are forced to unite for a common cause. Little terrier Max (C.K.) is the to ...>>
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Beyonce posts powerful open letter about recent police shootings
Entertainment
Published in 8-7-2016
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"We are sick and tired of the killing of young men and women in our communities," Beyonce's letter begins. "It is up to us to take a stand and demand that they 'STOP KILLING US."

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Triple sunrises, sunsets at this strange new world
Technology
Published in 8-7-2016
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The two smaller stars orbit one another and, as a pair, orbit with their big stellar brother. With such a wide orbit and companion stars, scientists would expect a planet like this to be kicked out in a tug of stellar war. "With three suns, the planet will see different weird combinations of sunrises and sunsets," said co-author Daniel Apai, a University of Arizona astronomer. The astronomers u ...>>
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Wendy's says more than 1,000 restaurants affected by hack
Technology
Published in 8-7-2016
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NEW YORK (AP) Wendy's said hackers were able to steal customers' credit and debit card information at 1,025 of its U.S. restaurants, far more than it originally thought. The hamburger chain said Thursday hackers were able to obtain card numbers, names, expiration dates and codes on the card, beginning in late fall. Some customers' cards were used to make fraudulent purchases at o ...>>
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NFL Hall of Famer Paul Hornung sues helmet maker Riddell
Technology
Published in 8-7-2016
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CHICAGO (AP) Pro football Hall of Famer and former Heisman Trophy winner Paul Hornung is suing equipment manufacturer Riddell, saying its helmets failed to protect him from brain injury. The suit says Hornung suffered multiple concussions as a player and that he has been diagnosed with dementia.
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