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A heavy, heady mix of literary voices
Energy
Published in 29-7-2016
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Inprint's Margarett Root Brown Reading Series brings in a mix of heavy-hitters and up-and-comers to read and discuss their work on stage. The first reading of the 36th season is in September, and season tickets are available now.

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Does reading fiction make you a better person?
Energy
Published in 29-7-2016
    629 Visits

I have been a nerd my whole life. I was always "that kid," the one who read in a corner at recess and talked about Jo March and Ponyboy as though they were real people.

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Happy 150th birthday to Peter Rabbit's creator, Beatrix Potter
Energy
Published in 29-7-2016
    299 Visits

One of the most beloved children's books started out as a letter to a sick child.

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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 29-7-2016
    680 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 29-7-2016
    353 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 29-7-2016
    1080 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 29-7-2016
    556 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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Houston-based South African restaurant chain Peli Peli expanding to Austin
Entertainment
Published in 29-7-2016
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Houston-based South African restaurant chain Peli Peli is set to expand to Austin next summer.

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20 tearjerker movies Hollywood should leave alone
Entertainment
Published in 29-7-2016
    1124 Visits

Idina Menzel, we love you. But "Beaches" is fine the way it is. JUST FINE.

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Internet's dangers, thrills infuse 'Nerve'
Entertainment
Published in 29-7-2016
    584 Visits
For about 10 years, people have been trying to make a movie about the potential horrors of the online mob. [...] 2008's "Untraceable," a preachy bit of exploitation about a serial killer broadcasting his murders over the internet. The complicated truth is that the internet's dangers are entwined with its pleasures, the allure of fame, the illusion of contact with masses of people. "Ne ...>>
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'Bourne' franchise gets surveillance-state update
Entertainment
Published in 29-7-2016
    198 Visits
The film, penned by Greengrass and Christopher Rouse (editor of previous "Bourne" films and also this one), introduces a tech magnate (Riz Ahmed) whose celebrated social networking platform is secretly feeding information to CIA Director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones, whose wonderful sad face at this point has everything good and bad about America written all over it). [...] Bourne is himself a l ...>>
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29 of the best deals for Houston Restaurant Weeks
Entertainment
Published in 29-7-2016
    965 Visits

Hungry for something new but don't want to break the bank? Then you're in luck.

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Amazon's already large distribution empire keeps expanding
Technology
Published in 29-7-2016
    376 Visits
The $99 annual subscription includes a variety of other goodies, but the near-instant gratification of fast, no-extra-cost delivery was the program's original draw, and remains central to its appeal for its estimated 60 million subscribers. In the April-June quarter, for instance, Amazon spent $3.88 billion on its distribution network, or what it calls "fulfillment," up 35 percent from the p ...>>
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Chinese rocket sends streak of light across Western US sky
Technology
Published in 29-7-2016
    277 Visits
LAS VEGAS (AP) A Chinese rocket body streaking across the night sky over the Western United States lit up social media as people shared photos and video of the bright object. Photographer Ian Norman was taking pictures of the night sky with friends in Alabama Hills, California, near the eastern Sierra Nevada, when he saw the light and started recording, thinking the flash was a meteor. The rock ...>>
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Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle
Technology
Published in 29-7-2016
    550 Visits
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin. Each time authorities start to get a handle on one type of drug, another seems to pop up, said ...>>
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