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Welty Construction opens Houston office near Galleria

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University of Houston to start data science center

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University of Houston to start data science center


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League of Women Voters to study cybersecurity of Harris County elections

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Where will thousands of Harvey flood cars go?

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UH's medical school may see regent vote soon, Khator says

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Man known as Houston area's 'Tourniquet Killer' set to die

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United brings iconic aircraft to Houston one final time before it's retired

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Supermodel Charlotte McKinney brings her 'Vampire & Vixens' Halloween party to Texas
Craig Hlavaty, Houston Chronicle. Updated 1:24 pm, Friday, October 20, 2017 It's time to start figuring out your Halloween party plans, Texas. With October 31 falling on a Tuesday this year the major partying will be going down the weekend before. To that end, model and actress Charlotte McKinney, who has 1.3 million Instagram followers and a knack for suggestively eating a cheeseburger, will host a Halloween party in Houston on October 28 at Silver Street Studios   Read More ...
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US Authorities Yet To Make Breakthrough In Tracing Missing Indian-Origin Girl
Houston, Texas: The FBI has seized multiple items including hair-like fibres, cellphones, laptops, a washer and a dryer from the home of a 3-year-old Indian girl who mysteriously disappeared nearly two weeks ago in Richardson city in the US state of Texas, media reports said today. Sherin Mathews vanished on October 7 after her adoptive father Wesley Mathews told police he left her outside their home at 3 am as punishment for not drinking her milk   Read More ...
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Something Wicked EDM festival donates more than $165,000 to Harvey relief
Something Wicked is doing something wonderful for Houston. The annual EDM festival with a Halloween spin announced Friday a charitable initiative of more than $165,000 for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. It includes "significant donations" from headliners Above & Beyond, Tiësto and Marshmello. is Oct. 28 and 29 at Sam Houston Race Park. Details of the efforts include: • $95,000 artist donation program to benefit the Houston Food Bank   Read More ...
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Spacewalking astronauts replace blurry camera on robot arm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts provided some necessary focus to the International Space Station's robot arm on Friday. Astronaut Joe Acaba unbolted a blurry camera from a new robotic hand installed two weeks ago. He then popped in a spare, which flight controllers quickly tested from Houston. The replacement provided crisp, clear views. Sharp focus is essential when the space station's robot hand grabs an arriving supply ship and anchors it   Read More ...
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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an iPhone since she was 11—sounding as if she’d just woken up. We chatted about her favorite songs and TV shows, and I asked her what she likes to do with her friends. “We go to the mall,” she said   Read More ...
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Suspect injured during armed robbery
A suspected robber was injured late Thursday during an armed robbery in a southwest Houston apartment with two small children inside. The alleged robbers - described only as men - arrived about 11 p.m. at the Landmark at City Park complex, in the 2200 block of West Orem, said Ken Nealy, a detective with the Houston Police Department. They knocked on the door of an apartment   Read More ...
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Foley's in downtown Houston opened 70 years ago this week
This week in 1947 the shopping landscape changed in downtown Houston with the opening of the 10story Foley's just in time for the holiday shopping season. The state-of-the-art department store was a local hit for decades before succumbing to the wrecking ball in 2013. It served the city for 66 years, becoming a Macy's in its later days. The $13 million Kenneth Franzheim-designed building at 1110 Main debuted to a crowd of 200,000 and rave reviews, with even national outlet Newsweek calling it "the most radical and practical store in America   Read More ...
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RANKED: Which Houston-area school districts are growing after Harvey?
As television images showed children being airlifted from Galveston to drier regions of Texas during the height of Hurricane Harvey, school officials worried about how many of them would come back. Surprisingly, most did. School district enrollments did not see the dramatic drop that officials expected, and some of the most heavily flooded districts actually saw enrollments increase - and in some cases, by significant numbers   Read More ...
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Watson's emergence helps ease loss of Watt for Texans
HOUSTON (AP) -- Without J.J. Watt for the second straight season, a new star has emerged for the Houston Texans. Rookie Deshaun Watson has this team long known for its defense rolling on offense. Though the Texans are 3-3 entering their bye, the development of Watson has them encouraged that they've finally found the player to end their years of quarterback woes and help the franchise take the next step   Read More ...
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EPA orders more repairs at Texas toxic site following Harvey
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency ordered two companies on Thursday to make more extensive repairs to stabilize the area around a Superfund toxic waste site near Houston following Hurricane Harvey. EPA said a survey of the area near the San Jacinto River Waste Pits found erosion of the river bottom up to 12 feet deep in a 20,000-square-foot area adjacent to a fabric and stone cap intended to keep highly contaminated sediments from washing away   Read More ...
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EPA orders more repairs at Texas toxic site following Harvey
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says it has ordered two companies to make more extensive repairs to stabilize the area around a Superfund toxic waste site near Houston following Hurricane Harvey. EPA said Thursday that a survey of the area near the San Jacinto River Waste Pits found erosion of the river bottom up to 12 feet deep adjacent to a fabric and stone cap intended to keep highly contaminated sediments from washing away   Read More ...
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Companies say no contaminates spread from Texas toxic site
WASHINGTON (AP) — The companies responsible for cleaning up a Superfund site outside Houston say a new sampling shows no evidence that highly contaminated sediments washed away during Hurricane Harvey. The Environmental Protection Agency ordered International Paper and a subsidiary of Waste Management Inc. to conduct more tests after an earlier sample collected from the San Jacinto River Waste Pits following the historic storm showed dioxin levels at more than 2,300 times the level set to trigger a cleanup   Read More ...
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Contemporary architecture, Texas style
Texas architecture can't be easily defined - except to say that it's full of big ideas, of course. Homes in cities like Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, weekend retreats in the country, West Texas ranches and even waterfront places on the coast and inland lakes are just some of the homes featured in E. Ashley Rooney's new "Contemporary Texas Architecture" coffee-table book   Read More ...
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Texas school district on blast for editing photo of homecoming queen - twice
The teen's hair color was purple in the photo and they changed it to brown. Heather Leighton, Houston Chronicle. Updated 4:28 pm, Thursday, October 19, 2017 Photoshop fails are called out constantly by the internet, though this time it was a Houston-area high school school caught altering a photo of their homecoming court because of the queen's purple hair, reports say   Read More ...
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Welty Construction opens Houston office near Galleria
Welty Construction has opened a Houston office at 3050 Post Oak Blvd. The company, part of Ohio-based Welty Building Co., has been awarded a contract for a large residential complex in College Station. Värde Partners, a global alternative investment firm, has opened a 3,464-square-foot office at 609 Main to strengthen its investment capabilities in the energy sector. The new Houston office will be led by Markus Specks, Värde Partners managing director and leader of the firm's energy business   Read More ...
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University of Houston to start data science center
A data center will be coming to Houston soon after all. The University of Houston said Thursday it will start an on-campus data science center. The decision comes months after the University of Texas System called off plans to develop a 300-plus acre swath of land, likely for that purpose, in March amid a political backlash. UH's institute will cover cyber and physical security, drug development and discovery, sustainability and health care   Read More ...
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Doctors say Texas woman's heart literally broke after her dog's death
Joanie Simpson woke early one morning with a terrible backache. Her chest started hurting when she turned over. Within 20 minutes, she was at a local emergency room. Soon she was being airlifted to a hospital in Houston, where physicians were preparing to receive a patient exhibiting the classic signs of a heart attack. But tests at Memorial Hermann hospital revealed something very different   Read More ...
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League of Women Voters to study cybersecurity of Harris County elections
The League of Women Voters of the Houston Area plans to study the cybersecurity of Harris County's election system, but the non-partisan group may not be able to gather all the information it wants. The League, working with the non-profit civic-tech activist group Sketch City, hopes to finish the study and release recommendations by May 2018. During an organizational meeting Tuesday night at the Leonel Castillo Community Center, Sketch City founder Jeff Reichman said the group had received early cooperation from both the Harris County Clerk's office, which administers elections, and the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector, which handles voter registration   Read More ...
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Texas district alters homecoming queen's hair color in photo - | WBTV Charlotte
HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston-area school district has apologized for altering a high school homecoming queen's purple hair in a photo. Ebony Smith was crowned North Shore Senior High School's homecoming queen last month. Galena Park Independent School District shared a photo of Smith online last week in which her hair had been altered to appear brown. Smith says the image was poorly edited and embarrassing   Read More ...
This Houston woman's heart literally broke when her dog died, doctors find
Karin Brulliard, The Washington Post. Published 10:23 am, Thursday, October 19, 2017 Joanie Simpson woke early one morning with a terrible backache. Her chest started hurting when she turned over. Within 20 minutes, she was at a local emergency room. Soon she was being airlifted to a hospital in Houston, where physicians were preparing to receive a patient exhibiting the classic signs of a heart attack   Read More ...
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McCaul gets help from Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in reelection bid for Congress
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, the Houston-area Republican once mulling a 2018 primary challenge to Sen. Ted Cruz, picked up the endorsement Wednesday of Lieutenant Gov. Dan Patrick , solidifying his credentials with the conservative wing of his party as he runs to retain his seat in Congress. McCaul, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, was recently passed over for a cabinet position leading the Homeland Security Department   Read More ...
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University of Houston to start data science center
A data center will be coming to Houston soon after all. The University of Houston said Thursday it will start an on-campus data science center. The decision comes months after the University of Texas System called off plans to develop a 300-plus acre swath of land, likely for that purpose, in March amid a political backlash. UH's institute will cover cyber and physical security, drug development and discovery, sustainability and health care   Read More ...
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Man dead after driving car into southwest Houston house
A man was killed late Wednesday after fleeing gunfire and ramming a car into a southwest Houston home. Police were first alerted to commotion in the normally quiet neighborhood about 11:15 p.m., when several residents called to report gunfire in the 8500 block of Reims, said Sgt. Thomas Simmons, with the Houston Police Department's homicide division. Police were then sent on a seemingly unrelated call to the 7400 block of Darnell, where they found a man dead inside of a truck, crashed into the the front of a house   Read More ...
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Man killed after biting, wielding cane at clubgoers
A security guard shot at a northwest Houston strip club shot and killed a man late Wednesday after he brandished a walking cane and bit a patron. A Harris County grand jury will determine whether the security guard will be charged in connection with the man's death, according to a Houston Police Department news release. The man entered the Casanova Men's Club in the 2000 block of Antoine at about 11:30 p   Read More ...
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Adding capacity doesn't reduce congestion. So what is TxDOT doing?
In 2014, just before a project was undertaken to widen two interstates in the northeast, Tom Maziarz, then the chief of planning at the Connecticut Department of Transportation, said, "You can't build your way out of congestion." Well, this is Texas. And TxDOT appears to believe that you can. Figured to cost $7 billion, the North Houston Highway Improvement Project will rebuild, reconfigure and reengineer about 24 miles of roads from Midtown to Beltway 8 to "manage congestion," project documents say   Read More ...
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One killed during home invasion in Greater Greenspoint
One man was shot and another man was injured early Thursday during a home invasion in Greater Greenspoint. Police were called about 1:15 a.m. to a house in the 200 block of Casa Grande after reports of gunfire, said David Stark with the Houston Police Department's homicide division. When officers arrived, they found the 55-year-old homeowner dead from gunshot wounds. Another man who lived in the house was shot in the leg while leaving the home to go to work, Stark said   Read More ...
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'Houston Strong' Together: An open letter to the Houston Astros from your fans
You helped lift us up after Harvey. Now it's our turn to lift you up. Published 8:56 am, Thursday, October 19, 2017 In desperate times, we take strength from anywhere we can find it. So perhaps more than we should have, many in Houston found a small bit of strength when our Astros – a group of men who, in many cases, have few other ties to our city than an apartment to keep their belongings – returned home for the first time after Hurricane Harvey with the words "Houston Strong" on their chests   Read More ...
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Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme
HUNTSVILLE, Texas A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing. Anthony Allen Shore was scheduled to be given a lethal injection Wednesday evening, but the judge withdrew the execution warrant at prosecutors' request just hours before Shore was set to die   Read More ...
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Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing. Anthony Allen Shore was scheduled to be given a lethal injection Wednesday evening, but the judge withdrew the execution warrant at prosecutors' request just hours before Shore was set to die   Read More ...
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Where will thousands of Harvey flood cars go?
Nearly two months after hurricane Harvey roared through Houston, TX, CBS News drone footage shows tens of thousands of damaged vehicles being stored at the Royal Purple Raceway. Where will thousands of Harvey flood cars go? Nearly two months after hurricane Harvey roared through Houston, TX, CBS News drone footage shows tens of thousands of damaged vehicles being stored at the Royal Purple Raceway   Read More ...
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See the price ranges for recently sold homes in the Houston area, fall 2017
Updated 3:59 pm, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Despite Harvey's widespread damage on local houses, September 2017 saw single-family home sales rise by more than four percent compared to September 2016, according to the Houston Association of Realtors. However, the segment of homes priced under $150,000 did not enjoy the same gains. The luxury market, homes listed at $500,000 to $750,000, saw the largest sales volume increase   Read More ...
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Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won't be from a remote drilling platform. Federal regulators are taking comments on a draft environmental statement for the Liberty Project, a proposal by a subsidiary of Houston-based Hilcorp to create an artificial gravel island that would hold production wells, a processing facility and the start of an undersea pipeline carrying oil to shore and connections to the trans-Alaska pipeline   Read More ...
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Oil company proposes Arctic drilling from artificial island
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won't be from a remote drilling platform. Federal regulators are taking comments on a draft environmental statement for the Liberty Project, a proposal by a subsidiary of Houston-based Hilcorp to create an artificial gravel island that would hold production wells, a processing facility and the start of an undersea pipeline carrying oil to shore and connections to the trans-Alaska pipeline   Read More ...
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UH's medical school may see regent vote soon, Khator says
The University of Houston's board of regents next month might evaluate the feasibility of creating a medical school, a long-discussed project that university officials say could expand primary care in thesoutheast Houston neighborhoods around the school. Regents hope to discuss the results of a feasibility study requested by state lawmakers at their November meeting, UH President and Chancellor Renu Khator said at an annual fall address Wednesday   Read More ...
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Hurricanes help push down United's 3Q profit by one-third
DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines' third-quarter profit fell by one-third as the carrier was rocked by hurricanes that hit its hub in Houston and other airports. A key revenue measure indicated that United is also paying for a brutal fare war with budget Spirit Airlines, a fight that is expected to drag down average prices again in the fourth quarter. The third-quarter profit still beat Wall Street expectations   Read More ...
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Hurricanes help push down United's 3Q profit by one-third
DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines' third-quarter profit fell by one-third as the carrier was rocked by hurricanes that hit its hub in Houston and other airports. A key revenue measure indicated that United is also paying for a brutal fare war with budget Spirit Airlines, a fight that is expected to drag down average prices again in the fourth quarter. The third-quarter profit still beat Wall Street expectations   Read More ...
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Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing. Anthony Allen Shore was scheduled to be given a lethal injection Wednesday evening, but the judge withdrew the execution warrant at prosecutors' request just hours before Shore was set to die   Read More ...
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UH's medical school may see regent vote soon, Khator says
Khator says it's among proposals for expansion Updated 8:43 pm, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 The University of Houston's board of regents next month might evaluate the feasibility of creating a medical school, a long-discussed project that university officials say could expand primary care in thesoutheast Houston neighborhoods around the school. Regents hope to discuss the results of a feasibility study requested by state lawmakers at their November meeting, UH President and Chancellor Renu Khator said at an annual fall address Wednesday   Read More ...
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Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme
HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to another killing. Anthony Allen Shore was scheduled to be given a lethal injection Wednesday evening, but the judge withdrew the execution warrant at prosecutors' request just hours before Shore was set to die   Read More ...
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Woman with baby carjacked by gunmen in Houston
SINGAPORE: A woman and a baby were forced out of a minivan as four men with guns carjacked the vehicle in broad daylight in Houston, Texas on Monday (Oct 16). The surveillance video, obtained from a motel at the scene, showed the moment the four men opened fire at two others in front of a yellow house before their blue-coloured Mazda ended up in a ditch   Read More ...
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