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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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Houston economy added 8,200 jobs in May
Economy
Published in 14-8-2019
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Houston's economy added 8,200 jobs in May, according to seasonally adjusted government data.

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Texas unemployment rate falls to historic low — again
Economy
Published in 14-8-2019
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The state added 45,000 jobs in June.

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Astros add Zack Greinke jersey giveaway to freebies schedule
Sports
Published in 14-8-2019
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The Astros added two new giveaways for fans to the home schedule.

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Fly-fishing Texas coastal shallows a real treat
Sports
Published in 14-8-2019
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The shallow, sea grass-carpeted flats of the central Texas coast hold the nation's premier opportunities to experience one of the most exciting, intense types of fishing.

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Astros: Bullpen roster crunch led to reliever Joe Biagini's demotion
Sports
Published in 14-8-2019
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CHICAGO The brief beginning of Joe Biagini's Astros career came to an end on Tuesday night due to extreme circumstances.

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