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Houston Boat Show hasn't forsaken its roots
Sports
Published in 1-1-2015
    1450 Visits

When the doors of Sam Houston Coliseum opened on a winter day in 1956, members of a small organization of Houston-area businesses built around recreational boating and fishing held their collective breath, wondering if anyone would come downtown, pay a couple of dollars to attend their "Houston Boat Show" and spend time in what was, when you got right down to it, an oversize showroom of new boa ...>>

Five things we learned from Rockets 102, Hornets 83
Sports
Published in 1-1-2015
    645 Visits
Five thoughts on … Rockets 102, Hornets 83 1. James Harden said his remarkable recent shooting has just been about shooting well. Kevin McHale said it was always going to come around and he knew that Harden would eventually get on a roll. Great scorers get hot and Harden has. But it would have been better had they said he had made some adjustment, some change that could make this run last more t ...>>
Book Excerpt: 'Ghost Hawk' by Susan Cooper
Energy
Published in 4-3-2014
    774 Visits
Susan Cooper will discuss and sign "Ghost Hawk," her new book for children 10 and older, at 3 p.m. March 2, Johnston Middle School, 10410 Manhattan. When my proving time came, snow lay on the round roofs of all the homes in our village, and the ground and all the forest trees were white.
'Agent' proves timely and believable
Energy
Published in 4-3-2014
    658 Visits
The author's eye for detail about global issues was honed when he was an award-winning investigative reporter - two stints as a correspondent in Iraq - at the New York Times. The result are solid spy thrillers with believable plots that, despite their complexity, never lose sight that world events are all about basic human experiences.
'Train' rides the rails through history
Energy
Published in 4-3-2014
    1302 Visits
The routes American railroads follow were laid out almost exclusively in the 19th and 20th centuries, when trains were symbols of modernity and industrial power. [...] today, riding a train - especially in the United States - can feel like stepping into a time machine. Railroads are a mode of transportation invented, quite by accident, by 18th century Britons trying to keep water out of undergro ...>>
'Bark' offers stories with introspective bite
Energy
Published in 4-3-2014
    648 Visits
"Bark," Lorrie Moore's new collection of stories, is bound by the awkward, painful and comical march of middle age. Dropping in on characters pre- and post-divorce, these eight stories tether readers to a shifting landscape where the past and the future are equally fuzzy and up for grabs. [...] the Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University, Moore, 57, earned ...>>
Book Excerpt: 'Glitter and Glue' by Kelly Corrigan
Energy
Published in 4-3-2014
    2091 Visits
When I was growing up, my mom was guided by the strong belief that to befriend me was to deny me the one thing a kid really needed to survive childhood: a mother. [...] we were never one of those Mommy & Me pairs who sat close or giggled.
St. Pius football changes focus in spring, pins title hopes on veteran defense
Heights
Published in 4-3-2014
    1665 Visits
St. Pius head football coach Blake Ware built his coaching career by developing intricate, high-scoring offenses. While St. Pius relied heavily on its passing attack featuring quarterback Kohl Stewart (Texas A&M) a year ago, Ware warned fans that the Panthers may look different in the fall. St. Pius coaches streamlined spring practice to nine days to accommodate the Panthers' recent appeara ...>>
St. John's claims Athletic Directors' Cup again, maintains top status in SPC
Heights
Published in 4-3-2014
    1045 Visits
On the strength of SPC titles in Division I field hockey, girls cross country, girls lacrosse, girls track and field and Division I softball, St. John's was a runaway winner in the girls division. The Mavericks grabbed their sixth SPC crown during the 2012-13 school year in wrestling, which fueled a second-place showing in boys sports behind Dallas St. Mark's. While St. John's rep ...>>
Carr leaves Westbury Christian to rebuild St. Pius boys hoops
Heights
Published in 4-3-2014
    1552 Visits
Carr's dozen years with Wildcats - six as the head girls basketball coach and, more recently, six in charge of the boys program - culminated in a combined four Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools state championships. [...] Carr recently left the only school he's ever worked, accepting the position as head boys basketball coach at St. Pius X. "St. Pius is a football and b ...>>
St. Thomas football coach Fitzpatrick puts focus on fall
Heights
Published in 4-3-2014
    1582 Visits
St. Thomas head football coach Tim Fitzpatrick didn't have his full squad during the Eagles' spring practice last month, but he didn't seem too bothered. [...] Fitzpatrick was satisfied with the effort and, even more so, the enthusiasm. The defensive line was hit hard by graduation, with senior defensive end Joseph Lowery the lone returning starter. Sophomore Lorenzo Neal Jr., th ...>>
Henderson Cup finish validates hard work for St. Thomas program
Heights
Published in 4-3-2014
    1654 Visits
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 ...>>
Chamber-music group takes new name for new season
Entertainment
Published in 4-3-2014
    1417 Visits

The change is part of an effort to make chamber music more accessible, the group's news release states. Other steps will enhance the intimacy and warmth of concerts, said Lucile Agaisse, the group's spokewoman. During concerts, musicians will discuss the music from the stage before performing it. Meet-and-greet sessions with the musicians will follow performances. The nine-concert ...>>

Composer draws parallels with a 'Passion'
Entertainment
Published in 4-3-2014
    930 Visits
Reading Hans Christian Andersen's "The Little Match Girl," the story of a girl trudging barefoot through snowy streets, composer David Lang saw a parable equating the child's suffering with that of Jesus. Despite the girl's agonies in the cold as she tries fruitlessly to earn money by selling matches, her mind brings back sweet memories. "The Passion format - the telling of a stor ...>>
Last Call: Art fit for a king
Entertainment
Published in 4-3-2014
    1763 Visits
From the seductive shapes of monumental statues to the quirky visages carved into funerary stele and the elegance of small ceramics, the antiquities on view in "Roads of Arabia" have been a magnificent presence in Cullinan Hall at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Offering hints of worlds not much known outside of Saudi Arabia, they're among the best finds of more than 10,000 relatively rece ...>>


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