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Gear up for the Olympics with these new books
Energy
Published in 1-9-2016
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We'll all log plenty of TV time in the next few weeks, tuning in to see the Olympics in Rio. But if 7,600 hours of swimming, sprinting and gymnastics on the tube isn't enough, you can go deeper with these new books.

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Book events: Aug. 21-27
Energy
Published in 1-9-2016
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Author will discuss and sign "Convict Cowboys," 7 p.m., Brazos Bookstore, 2421 Bissonnet; 713-523-0701 or brazosbookstore.com. Poet will read and sign "Day of the Speckled Trout," 7 p.m., Kaboom Books, 3116 Houston Ave.; 713-869-7600 or kaboombooks.com. Writers read the poetry and prose they've written in response to Michael De Feo's "Crosstown Traffic" art installation, 7-9 p.m., Rice ...>>
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On Frankenstein Day, 9 things to know about the monster and its creator
Energy
Published in 1-9-2016
    980 Visits

He's more than green skin and knobs.

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9 things to know about 'The Lord of the Rings' author J.R.R. Tolkien
Energy
Published in 1-9-2016
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The writer died on Sept. 2, 1973.

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Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 1-9-2016
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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 1-9-2016
    510 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 1-9-2016
    475 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 1-9-2016
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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's best barbecue restaurants to eat at this Labor Day
Entertainment
Published in 1-9-2016
    743 Visits

Why labor in the kitchen this Labor Day? Since you're already taking the day off of work, you may as well fully commit and take the day off of cooking as well.

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Actress Emilie de Ravin alleges an American Airlines employee grabbed her due to her breast pump bag
Entertainment
Published in 1-9-2016
    374 Visits

Former "Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin released an epic rant towards American Airlines on Twitter Thursday.

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Pappasito’s to open soon in the Woodlands
Entertainment
Published in 1-9-2016
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Pappas Restaurants has built one of its biggest stores for its popular Tex-Mex cantina brand

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Cheap tricks: Budget-friendly hacks for living in Houston
Entertainment
Published in 1-9-2016
    770 Visits

It's not cheap living in the Bayou City.

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'Morgan' bares teeth but never totally comes to life
Entertainment
Published in 1-9-2016
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There is some creative gene-splicing inside and outside "Morgan," the science fiction horror thriller about a deadly lab-made girl who wants to be human. Luke Scott, son of Ridley, directs his first feature as if it's a Father's Day present, aided by a script that carries the DNA of both "Alien" and "Blade Runner." [...] the film tries to split the difference between thoughtful science ...>>
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Explosion at SpaceX launch pad destroys rocket, satellite
Technology
Published in 1-9-2016
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(AP) A massive fireball and explosion erupted Thursday at SpaceX's main launch pad, destroying a rocket as well as a satellite that Facebook was counting on to spread internet service in Africa. The test was in advance of Saturday's planned launch of an Israeli-made communications satellite to provide home internet for parts of sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East. The Air Force str ...>>
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Top official says health law's insurance markets are viable
Technology
Published in 1-9-2016
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WASHINGTON (AP) Addressing concerns about rising premiums and dwindling competition, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell asserted Thursday that the federal health law's insurance markets clearly are sustainable. HealthCare.gov and other state-level markets provide taxpayer subsidized private health insurance and now cover about 11 million people. Burwell's stance reflec ...>>
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