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Local unemployment rate dipped to 5.4 percent in August
Economy
Published in 1-1-2015
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The Houston area unemployment rate dipped slightly to 5.4 percent in August, down from 5.5 percent the previous month, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday. The rate usually moves down each August as school bus drivers, school cafeteria workers and students leave the summer job market and either return to their regular jobs and students go back to school.
Local unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent
Economy
Published in 1-1-2015
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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.
Houston area unemployment rate ticks down
Economy
Published in 1-1-2015
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In October, Texas added 35,200 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs, according to the Texas Workforce Commission. Eight of 11 major industries added jobs in Texas in October, led by the trade, transportation, and utilities industry with 17,500 jobs, the news release stated.
HP cuts 66 jobs in Houston
Economy
Published in 1-1-2015
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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 1-1-2015
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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.
Rockets save their best for the last game of 2014
Sports
Published in 1-1-2015
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• • • The Rockets had their highest margin of victory on Wednesday night when they defeated Charlotte 102-83. The 19-point victory is their best of the season. The previous high was 18 points in the season opener against Los Angeles. “We had a pretty good offensive flow tonight,” center Dwight Howard said. The Rockets are 17-2 this season when scoring more than 100 points in a game. They ...>>
Houston Boat Show hasn't forsaken its roots
Sports
Published in 1-1-2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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"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
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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
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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
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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 ...>>


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