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Common Bond to debut full-service restaurant at downtown food hall Understory
Entertainment
Published in 14-8-2019
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Common Bond just months ago debuted a new outpost near the Texas Medical Center, but it's not resting on its laurels. Two new locations of the popular Houston bakery have been announced, and at least one of them will be a full-service restaurant.

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Photographer shares Stevie Ray Vaughan photos at book event
Entertainment
Published in 14-8-2019
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Houston-based photographer Tracy Anne Hart shot guitar great Stevie Ray Vaughan multiple times starting with a 1983 performance at Fitzgerald's.

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Library of spider silk could hold secrets for new materials
Technology
Published in 14-8-2019
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NEW YORK (AP) With two pairs of fine-tipped tweezers and the hands of a surgeon, Cheryl Hayashi began dissecting the body of a silver garden spider under her microscope.

In just a few minutes she found what she was seeking: hundreds of silk glands, the organs spiders use to make their webs. Some looked like mashed potatoes, others like green worms or air-filled rubber gloves. Each lets ...>>

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Shard reveals how Cyprus' ancient kingdoms managed economy
Technology
Published in 14-8-2019
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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) The discovery of a small clay shard inscribed with a partial inventory of goods at a 2,500-year-old citadel suggests that Cyprus' ancient city states "more than likely" managed their economies using a homegrown system, not an imported one, an archaeologist said Wednesday.

University of Cyprus Professor Maria Iacovou told The Associated that the recent discovery ...>>

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Rare Amur leopard cubs go on view at zoo; no names yet
Technology
Published in 14-8-2019
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Visitors may now get a look at two rare leopard cubs at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York.

Onondaga (ah-nahn-DAH'-gah) County Executive Ryan McMahon announced that the little Amur (ah-MOOR') leopards made their public debut Wednesday.

The male and female cubs gradually ventured out from private quarters into their exhibit. It's a te ...>>

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Flooded Mississippi a threat as hurricane season heats up
Technology
Published in 14-8-2019
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) The river that drains much of the flood-soaked United States is still running higher than normal, menacing New Orleans in multiple ways just as the hurricane season intensifies.

For months now, a massive volume of water has been pushing against the levees keeping a city mostly below sea level from being inundated. The Mississippi River ran past New Orleans at more than ...>>

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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 14-8-2019
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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Hines pledges financial gift to UH architecture professorship
Business
Published in 14-8-2019
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Hines, the Houston-based real estate development and investment firm, has pledged $500,000 to an existing University of Houston professorship that will lead a new innovation lab at the architecture school, named after the company's founder Gerald D. Hines.

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Older households are driving the increase in rentals. They're also more likely to be rent burdened.
Business
Published in 14-8-2019
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The percentage of households that rent rather than own has been increasing for years. Older households have made up the bulk of new renters since 2005, according to Pew.

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Houston home sales hit all-time record
Business
Published in 14-8-2019
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Low mortgage rates and a growing supply of homes for sale propelled Houston-area home sales to a record high in in July with buyers closing on 8,953 single-family homes throughout the region last month.

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Colorado becomes fourth state to take action against Aliera
Business
Published in 14-8-2019
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The Colorado Division of Insurance has become the fourth state to take action against an embattled Georgia company accused of deceiving scores of customers into buying what they thought was health insurance but often turned out to be worthless.

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Toll Bros. debuts in The Groves neighborhood with 'beer garden' style park
Business
Published in 14-8-2019
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Toll Brothers will begin selling homes in a new gated section of The Groves, a master-planned community by Ashlar Development in northeast Houston, in early 2020. Homes will be offered in Canopy at The Groves, a community with a 'beer garden' type park for residents called The Yard.

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Houston economy saw 3rd largest major metro job growth in nation: BLS
Economy
Published in 14-8-2019
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The Houston, The Woodlands and Sugar Land area saw robust year-over-year job growth of 2.8 percent in April. The region now employs 3.1 million people.

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Tariffs on Mexico could deal blow to Houston economy
Economy
Published in 14-8-2019
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Trade between Houston and Mexico averages $23.4 billion annually.

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Tariffs on Mexico would cost Texas thousands of jobs, billions to economy: analysis
Economy
Published in 14-8-2019
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A 5 percent tariff could cause a loss of nearly $11.9 billion in gross product to the Texas economy, and result in 117,335 jobs lost across the state.

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