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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 15-11-2017
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As the summer season starts to wind down, you'll find plenty of discounts from retailers that are trying to clear their shelves. But that doesn't mean you're going to score a great deal on everything you see.

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Minorities, Americans without college degrees showed greatest gains in wealth
Economy
Published in 15-11-2017
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WASHINGTON - Americans who were left behind as the country pulled out of the Great Recession - African-Americans, Hispanics and people without college degrees - saw large gains in net worth in the last three years, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. But the improvements did not make up for deepening economic inequality: The share of America's income held by the top 1 percent of households ...>>

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Houston economy could add some 70,000 jobs next year: forecast
Economy
Published in 15-11-2017
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The question is when Houston will return to the economic growth rate that defined the city and drew thousands to the region in the years after the Great Recession in 2009.

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Houston's Ed Oliver named finalist for Nagurski Trophy
Sports
Published in 15-11-2017
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University of Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver was named a finalist Wednesday for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, presented annually to college football's top defensive player.

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Academy Sports + Outdoors new title sponsor for Texas Bowl
Sports
Published in 15-11-2017
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The Texans have a new title sponsor for their bowl game that will be known as the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl and will be played Dec. 27.

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Chris Paul expected to play against Phoenix on Thursday
Sports
Published in 15-11-2017
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Chris Paul, a nine-time All Star and eight-time All-NBA selection, has played only in the Rockets' season-opener, but had been cleared to dramatically increase his workload over the past week.

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Texans' Will Fuller sidelined with rib injury
Sports
Published in 15-11-2017
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The starting wide receiver took a hit from Los Angeles Rams safety LaMarcus Joyner and is expected to be sidelined for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams.

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Texans rank in top 10 of highest-scoring teams in NFL this season
Sports
Published in 15-11-2017
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The Texans still average 26.2 points a game, seventh in the NFL.

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Local book events for the week of Dec. 13
Energy
Published in 8-11-2017
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Local book events for the week of Dec. 13
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Theater books celebrate America's cultural treasures
Energy
Published in 8-11-2017
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Winter is a fine time to curl up with a good book. For theater lovers, books on their pet topic have the added advantage of stirring warm memories of favorite plays, players and performances.
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Book urges readers to follow the path to happiness
Energy
Published in 8-11-2017
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If you want to get happy in your relationships with others, take a cue from Buddha, Jesus or Moses. That's what Rick Hanson does in his new book.
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Perry left out of Bush book praising some top Texans
Energy
Published in 8-11-2017
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Scholars say George W. Bush's decisions about which people to include - and omit - in his memoir reflect both the declining importance of Texas political figures during the Bush presidency and recurring tensions between his team and several high-profile Texans.
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Four counties' libraries read one book
Energy
Published in 8-11-2017
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After an earthquake tears through an unnamed American city, nine people are stranded in a basement visa and passport office. To avoid panicking over the rising water in the confined space, each member of this diverse, all-ages group tells a story about "one amazing thing" in his or her life. "In these fragmented and fast-moving times, it is quite rare for us to have a communal cultural experienc ...>>
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Man found dead in Heights home
Heights
Published in 8-11-2017
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Police responded to a call early Tuesday morning around 1 a.m. at an apartment home on White Oak drive where they found a man, 45, who suffered a gunshot wound, Houston Fire Department Paramedics declared him dead on the scene.

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Heights High School wins Grand Trophy in Art Car competition
Heights
Published in 8-11-2017
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In Houston's 30th annual Art Car Parade, Heights High School took the Mayor's Cup Grand Trophy and a $2,000 prize.

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