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Bacon-wrapped, deep-fried Twinkie?
Entertainment
Published in 6-3-2015
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If it's wrapped in bacon and deep fried, it's probably on the carnival midway at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

Kickstarter to fund documentary about Numbers in Montrose reaches $40K goal
Entertainment
Published in 6-3-2015
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The Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary about historic nightclub Numbers in Montrose has met its goal to the delight of the club's fans and the film's creative team.

Texas wildlife expert answers all your mythical creature questions
Entertainment
Published in 6-3-2015
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Officially, Trey Barron is a wildlife biologist for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department based in Victoria County. But his business card could also say "mythical creature detective."

Arena Theatre offers refunds for Drake show
Entertainment
Published in 6-3-2015
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Canadian rapper Drake hasn't commented on the supposed show at Houston's Arena Theatre, who says they are working with his camp to reschedule.

Chain of kidney transplants begins in San Francisco hospital
Technology
Published in 6-3-2015
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The first of a series of interlinked kidney transplants involving six patients and six donors has started at a San Francisco hospital. Medical center spokesman Dean Fryer says the operations are the largest kidney donation chain conducted at one hospital on the West Coast.
Hotel chain Mandarin Oriental confirms credit card hack
Technology
Published in 6-3-2015
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Hotel chain Mandarin Oriental confirms credit card hack NEW YORK (AP) High-end hotel chain Mandarin Oriental is the latest company to reveal that its credit card systems were hacked.
Report: Suicides by girls and young women continue to climb
Technology
Published in 6-3-2015
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NEW YORK (AP) Health officials say the suicide rate for girls and young women continues to rise, at a pace far faster than for young males. The suicide rate for boys and young men climbed from 2007 to 2013, too. [...] it remains three times higher than the female rate for ages 10 to 24.
States on edge about the future of health insurance markets
Technology
Published in 6-3-2015
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MIAMI (AP) Mixed signals from the Supreme Court have states on edge about the future of health insurance subsidies for millions of Americans. Many governors, especially Republicans, want the federal government to craft a contingency plan and at least one governor in Pennsylvania is pursuing a state exchange, which would make sure his state was able to receive the subsidy. Opponents of the law ...>>
Hillary Clinton email trove under review for release
Technology
Published in 6-3-2015
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WASHINGTON (AP) The government will review a huge cache of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for possible release after revelations she conducted official business as secretary of state in the shadows of a private account. The matter is expected to result in the eventual release of thousands of emails from her private account, opening a new window on her tenure in high office and providing po ...>>
Real estate transactions
Business
Published in 6-3-2015
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Sales Office Platinum Worldwide Investments has purchased a 7,257-square-foot office building on 2.6 acres at 3930 FM 1960 in Humble from EJIM Enterprises. Brandon Jaehne with General Property & Services represented the buyer. Anne Vickery with Keller Williams Commercial Northeast represented the seller. Apartments Gaia Real Estate, in partnership with Israel-based Menora Mivtachim Insurance and A ...>>
Quiz: Which mega-company owns your favorite food product?
Business
Published in 6-3-2015
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What do Klondike bars, Skippy peanut butter and SlimFast all have in common?

They're all owned by the same company: Unilever. The company probably best-associated with soap is actually the biggest ice cream maker in the world. And they own a lot more than that. Hellmann's Mayonnaise, Lipton Iced Tea, and abhorrent Marmite all fall under Unilever's enormous umbrella.

Here's why 'refuge rooms' are the new office trend
Business
Published in 6-3-2015
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The New York Times reported in a recent article that the average amount of space per office employee in North America decreased from 225 square feet in 2010 to 176 in 2012, according to CoreNet Global, a commercial real estate association. While smaller space means fewer expenses for a company, it also inevitably takes a toll on productivity  small spaces increase the chance of distraction, and ...>>
H-E-B, Whole Foods left out in bill to end liquor sales limits
Business
Published in 6-3-2015
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In the showdown between Walmart and Texas, two homegrown brands are getting left behind.

Why Girl Scout cookies in Houston taste different than the ones in Dallas
Business
Published in 6-3-2015
    655 Visits

The Houston-Dallas rivalry now has something else fight over: Who gets the best Girl Scout Cookies?

In Houston, you can Caramel deLites but you can't get Samoas. In Dallas, you can get Tagalongs, but you can't get Peanut Butter Patties.

Local unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent
Economy
Published in 6-3-2015
    1117 Visits
The local rate is not adjusted for seasonal factors such as school closings and major holidays which can affect hiring and firing patterns. [...] the local unemployment rate is subject to wide swings.


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