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HP cuts 66 jobs in Houston
Economy
Published in 29-1-2015
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Hewlett-Packard Co. announced it was cutting 66 jobs at its facility on Compaq Center Drive in Houston as part of its "corporate restructuring" efforts, according to a letter the company sent to the Texas Workforce Commission last week. [...] the company said it was ramping up its job cuts "as HP continues to re-engineer the workforce to be more competitive and meet its objectives."

Houston unemployment rate dips as Texas economy shows signs of stress
Economy
Published in 29-1-2015
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The Houston area unemployment rate dipped slightly to 4.5 percent in November, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. [...] it is adjusted state-wide for typical seasonal factors such as school schedules and major holidays that affect hiring and firing patterns.
Local jobless rate dips to 4.1 percent
Economy
Published in 29-1-2015
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The biggest gainers included professional and business services, government and education and health care. Oil and gas exploration and production employment rebounded in December, adding 4,900 jobs after a loss of 2,400 positions in November, the commission reported.
Five things we learned from the Rockets’ victory over the Mavericks
Sports
Published in 29-1-2015
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Rockets 99, Mavericks 94 James Harden saw the usual extra defensive attention and was happy to move the ball and set up teammates, finding just enough perimeter shooting for the Rockets to win even with Harden 10 points shy of his league-leading average. Harden can expect more of that treatment, but has seen it often before, making his combination of scoring and playmaking more remarkable. The Roc ...>>
The best and worst Super Bowl ads of all time
Sports
Published in 29-1-2015
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A few years back, the Chronicle’s Peter Hartlaub broke down his best and worst Super Bowl ads decade-by-decade. No better or worse candidates have emerged since then (although you can disagree with us in the comments). Here are the transcendent and the dregs: THE BEST SUPER BOWL ADS OF ALL TIME Best of the 1970s: Mean […]
Video: Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch asks why media keeps wanting him to talk
Sports
Published in 29-1-2015
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Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch stepped behind the microphone Thursday morning and to everyone’s surprise actually spoke more than just a single phrase. Sitting before about 100 members of the press at the Seahawks’ team hotel, the Arizona Grand in Phoenix, Lynch wondered why they all showed up him when they knew […]
Browns receiver Josh Gordon reponds to critics in open letter
Sports
Published in 29-1-2015
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Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon, the Lamar standout who is facing a one-year suspension after reportedly failing another drug test, responded to his critics, namely Charles Barkley, Stephen A. Smith and Cris Carter, with an open letter published online Thursday. Here’s an excerpt from the letter: First, words cannot express the remorse and regret I feel over this latest incident. I acknowl ...>>
Fathers play a pivotal role for Seahawks’ Michael Bennett and Earl Thomas
Sports
Published in 29-1-2015
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Fathers and sons will unite across the world for Super Bowl XLIX, watching New England and Seattle face off in one of the most anticipated NFL championships in recent history. Seahawks defenders Earl Thomas and Michael Bennett will start in Sunday’s contest. And just like when Seattle blew out Denver to claim last year’s Super Bowl, the defensive duo will be watched up close by their proud fat ...>>
UT's Harry Ransom Center lands Gabriel García Márquez archive
Energy
Published in 22-1-2015
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The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin has acquired the archive of Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez (1927–2014).

Fresh selection of holiday picture books for kids
Energy
Published in 22-1-2015
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Looking to keep the kids entertained during long holiday car rides or dinners? Maisy the mouse and pals Cyril and Tallulah prepare for the holiday, from trimming the tree to singing carols. Santa, by Bob Shea: A smiley little dino wears a bright-orange snowsuit, makes gifts for his parents and sneaks downstairs on Christmas Eve only to scurry back to bed due to someone in red ho, ho, ho-ing in t ...>>
Website propels audiobooks' popularity
Energy
Published in 22-1-2015
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"The Starling Project" will test the appetite for an emerging art form that blends the immersive charm of old-time radio drama with digital technology. Just as original TV series such as "House of Cards" and "Orange Is the New Black" transformed Netflix into a content creator as well as a distributor, Audible is aiming to distinguish itself in the booming audiobook market with original audio dram ...>>
Clifford creator Bridwell dies at 86
Energy
Published in 22-1-2015
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Bridwell wanted to name the dog Tiny, though his wife, Norma, discouraged the obvious joke and named him Clifford, after an imaginary friend from her childhood. The books, which have been translated into 13 languages, have sold more than 129 million copies, according to Scholastic, and have inspired an animated television series, a full-length animated film and stuffed animals.

St. John's claims Athletic Directors' Cup again, maintains top status in SPC
Heights
Published in 22-1-2015
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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 22-1-2015
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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 22-1-2015
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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 ...>>


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