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Art League Houston patrons toast Lynn Goode and Trevor Doyle Hancock

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Exclusive: Watch Willie Nelson's Son Cover Tom Petty

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The best and biggest catches from the South Texas Fishing Association

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MercyMe wins artist of the year at Dove Awards

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MLS franchise Columbus Crew SC exploring move to Austin

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Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Will Open Season With Cautionary Tales

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Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy
NEW YORK (AP) — In the face of fan unrest and accusations from the president about the league being unpatriotic, the NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand. Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners said Wednesday at the league's fall meetings that altering the policy language from "should stand" to "must stand" was not discussed   Read More ...
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Austin area needs more housing supply
The Austin area housing market remains one of the healthiest in the nation, even as it grapples with affordability challenges and an undersupply of housing, a national economist said Wednesday. Lawrence Yun, chief economist for the National Association of Realtors, spoke at the annual membership meeting of the Austin Board of Realtors, which represents about 13,000 real estate professionals in Central Texas   Read More ...
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Families of the fallen, and their presidents
The Associated Press is speaking with family members who have lost loved ones in U.S. military operations and asking them about their interactions, if any, with the president at the time — George W. Bush, Barack Obama or Donald Trump. Here's a sampling of their stories: A FAMILY LET DOWN. After Army Sgt. Jonathon M. Hunter died in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan in August, his family was told to expect a call from Trump   Read More ...
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The Latest: Execution for 'Tourniquet Killer' halted for now
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate who confessed to four killings (all times local): A judge has for now halted the scheduled execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer." Anthony Allen Shore was to be put to death Wednesday evening for the killings of four female victims, but the judge withdrew the execution warrant just hours before Shore was set to die   Read More ...
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Where to Find 3 Oak Cliff Taco Spots That Aren't Listed on Yelp (And What to Order)
Recommended For You Where to Find 3 Oak Cliff Taco Spots That Aren't Listed on Yelp (And What to Order) Observer food and drink writers are celebrating an abundance of diverse, delicious restaurants and bars around Dallas, places that don’t often (or ever) get mentioned by big-name food media, trendsetters, bloggers or chefs. We’re taking you outside of the ordinary to help you discover something new   Read More ...
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49ers troll Cowboys ahead of Sunday's showdown
It may be 26 years later, but the San Francisco 49ers want to make sure the Dallas Cowboys never forget "The Catch." In one of the pettiest marketing moves of the 2017 NFL season, the 49ers (0-6) will once again remind Cowboys fans of Dwight Clark's leaping touchdown catch in the back of the endzone during the 1981 NFC Championship Game   Read More ...
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Speedway gas station sign rearranged to say 'Free heroin with Speedy rewards'
Speedway customers in Ohio got a shock when they saw a sign that read, "Free heroin with Speedy Rewards." A spokeswoman for the Dayton Speedway store told the Dayton Daily News that the sign was found on Saturday and immediately taken down. Speedway spokeswoman Stefanie Griffith told the newspaper that the incident was captured on the store's surveillance cameras and that Speedway could pursue charges if the culprit is caught   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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Dallas Poetry Slam Headliner Saul Williams Recaptures His Anger
For the better part of two decades, musician, poet, writer, rapper, actor and philosopher Saul Williams has been challenging the status quo. “At the end of the day, I just make beats while the world burns,” Williams tells the Observer. He's a quiet man with a reserved disposition and speaks in a slow, measured cadence. His voice has a world-weary air, but Williams isn't burnt   Read More ...
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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Ka'Raun, Kyzir White continue family legacy at West Virginia
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Ka'Raun and Kyzir White are adding to the family legacy started by their older brother at No. 23 West Virginia. Kevin White stamped his place in Mountaineer lore after a senior season in 2014 that earned him second-team all-America honors with 1,447 receiving yards, the second most in school history. Ka'Raun and Kyzir White followed Kevin from Pennsylvania's Lackawanna Junior College to West Virginia and have boosted their own name recognition this season   Read More ...
Massive North Texas ranch goes up for sale
Nearly a two-hour drive east of Dallas sits the Broseco Ranch, a sprawling spread known for its cattle, luxury, and hunting amenities. It's picturesque views are the stuff of a George Strait song. The commercial ranch is now up for sale for over $34 million, according to the Icon Global Group in Dallas, which is handling the listing. It is being sold and liquidated through a sealed bid process   Read More ...
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The NBA's new Nike jerseys seem to have a major flaw — they rip easily
Published 10:36 pm, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 As the 2017-18 NBA season tips off this week, many players will make their debut with new teams after one of the wildest offseasons in the history of the league. But one of the biggest changes in the league has not just one player switching jerseys, but every player, as the NBA ended their partnership with Adidas and made Nike their official outfitter   Read More ...
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Don't Bother Instagramming Medina's Moroccan Lamb Sandwich — Just Shove It in Your Face
Observer food and drink writers are celebrating an abundance of diverse, delicious restaurants and bars around Dallas, places that don’t often (or ever) get mentioned by big-name food media, trendsetters, bloggers or chefs. We’re taking you outside of the ordinary to help you discover something new. Attention, Richardson: A great sandwich is in your midst. Related Stories It comes wrapped in foil, the shape of a slightly shrunken American football   Read More ...
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Execution for 'Tourniquet Killer' in Texas halted for now
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A judge on Wednesday halted the scheduled execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" hours before it was to be carried out. Anthony Allen Shore was to be put to death Wednesday evening for the killings of four female victims, but the judge withdrew the execution warrant just hours before Shore was set to die   Read More ...
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Alabama man on Texas Death Row loses appeal
The state's top criminal court has rejected a trial court judge's findings and is refusing an appeal from an Alabama man on Texas death row for the slayings of four people in Houston 25 years ago.   Read More ...
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Judge halts execution of man known as Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer"
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A judge on Wednesday halted the scheduled execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" hours before it was to be carried out. Anthony Allen Shore was to be put to death Wednesday evening for the killings of four female victims, but the judge withdrew the execution warrant just hours before Shore was set to die   Read More ...
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Families of the fallen, and their presidents
The Associated Press is speaking with family members who have lost loved ones in U.S. military operations and asking them about their interactions, if any, with the president at the time — George W. Bush, Barack Obama or Donald Trump. Here's a sampling of their stories: A FAMILY LET DOWN. After Army Sgt. Jonathon M. Hunter died in a suicide bombing attack in Afghanistan in August, his family was told to expect a call from Trump   Read More ...
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U.S. crude, petroleum exports hit new records as China buys more
The Texas Gulf Coast is leading the way as the nation ships out record levels of crude oil and petroleum products to foreign markets, including China, which is buying more American oil. The United States is routinely exporting more than 1 million barrels of oil a day and shipping out more than 6 million barrels of total petroleum a day, according to the U   Read More ...
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Boutique hotel, apartments among early plans for Merchants Ice
The Texas Research and Technology Foundation has ambitious plans for a boutique hotel, apartments and outdoor plaza as part of its renovation of the Merchants Ice complex on the East Side. The foundation recently bought the complex through its subsidiary Merchants Ice LLC for an undisclosed sum. The plans released Wednesday show that developers also plan to include an event center, offices and a lab as well as space for the multi-building VelocityTX innovation center, according to a press release   Read More ...
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Report: Excessive force used against Mexican protesters
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A poorly planned and executed police operation to remove a highway roadblock by protesters led to a chaotic confrontation in which six civilians were killed, Mexico's National Human Rights Commission said Wednesday. The independent governmental commission placed blame squarely on state and federal police officials who with little planning or foresight sent unprepared police into a situation that quickly turned volatile in Nochixtlan, Oaxaca, in June 2016   Read More ...
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Texas SG Andrew Jones named to Jerry West Award preseason watch list
AUSTIN – After an offseason spent weighing whether to turn pro or not, Andrew Jones decided to stick with Texas and coach Shaka Smart for one more season. "I really enjoyed the experience, and I believe I got the most out of being able to play against top competition throughout this process," Jones said in May. "I would like to thank the NBA executives for allowing me to workout for them and participate in the combine   Read More ...
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Residents fight proposed Pearland annexation
Some residents who live outside Pearland and like it that way are fighting a city proposal to annex 2,500 acres including an airport. The plan is being considered before a new state law goes into effect Dec. 1 that would require that annexation be contingent on a referendum in which most voters living in targeted areas agree to the deal. "I believe this is nothing but a land grab," said Michele Falzon, who owns property in two of the five targeted parcels in the city's extraterritorial jurisdiction   Read More ...
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These are the worst roads in Laredo, according to social media
Published 3:36 pm, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 What are the worst roads in Laredo? Locals were asked that very question on social media and had a ton of opinions about which spots in the city give them the most trouble. The usual suspects - like Loop 20 and Bartlett Avenue - were frequently mentioned, while others opted for more off-the-wall choices   Read More ...
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Exxon buys terminal for its push into the Permian Basin
Exxon Mobil has purchased an oil terminal in the Delaware Basin, the latest move in the oil major's push into one of the world's most prolific oil fields. The Irving, Texas oil company bought the terminal, its first in the region, from Houston midstream firm Genesis Energy for an undisclosed amount, it said Wednesday. The terminal in Wink, Texas can handle 100,000 barrels a day and crude through pipelines to Gulf Coast refineries and export terminals, and it was designed to expand its capacity as the region's oil production increases   Read More ...
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Alice Walton, a Trinity grad, still the richest woman in America
Updated 3:02 pm, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Before Alice Walton was the country's richest woman, she was a business administration student in San Antonio. Forbes reported Tuesday that Walton topped the 400 richest women in the country list for 2017 with a net worth of $38.2 billion. Her net worth also makes her the 13th richest person in the U.S. Walton is the daughter of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton and graduated from Trinity University in 1971, according to the San Antonio college   Read More ...
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Ted Cruz tweets image of Zodiac Killer letters
On Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted out an image of one of the Zodiac Killer's cryptic letters, acknowledging the meme that suggested the Republican lawmaker was the unidentified 1970s California serial killer. Cruz tweeted out the cipher, which was used by the Zodiac Killer to brag about his murders and taunt the press, in reply to Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., who accidentally spilled Dr   Read More ...
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Arrestan hombre que escondía heroína en su recto
Lo que inició como un reporte por tráfico humano se volvió un descubrimiento de drogas dentro de la residencia de un hombre— y su recto, de acuerdo con la policía de Laredo. Ramiro Hernández, de 39 años de edad, fue arrestado y acusado con dos cargos de posesión de una sustancia controlada y un cargo de posesión de marihuana. Las autoridades dijeron que Hernández también era buscado por los US Marshals por violación a su libertad condicional   Read More ...
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Blazing an a-mazing trail in Tomball
When organizers of the Tomball Corn Maze met to plan this year's design, they worried it would be difficult to top the railroad theme of the inaugural maze, a nod to their city's locomotive history. So they thought bigger. The result is a 5-acre maze that pays homage to Texas. Paths cut among 6-foot-tall corn stalks take the shape of a Texas longhorn, a boot, a cowboy hat, the Texas A&M University logo and - the central focal point - a large, lone star, which is not to be confused with the Dallas Cowboys' emblem, they say   Read More ...
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TV’s coolest and creepiest Halloween treats
Lovers of ’80s horror — actually, all those who appreciate great TV — are breathlessly awaiting what may be Halloween’s biggest treat, the continuation of “Stranger Things.” While in line at my neighborhood CVS, I overheard a group of Alamo Heights teens planning an Oct. 31 party centered on binge-watching season two of the Netflix thriller. The Winona Ryder-starring drama, which channels horror maestros Stephen King, John Carpenter and Steven Spielberg — and which introduced us to the mysterious “Upside Down” dimension and strange little girl Eleven — starts streaming round two on Oct   Read More ...
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The Latest: Execution for 'Tourniquet Killer' halted for now
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate who confessed to four killings (all times local): A judge has for now halted the scheduled execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer." Anthony Allen Shore was to be put to death Wednesday evening for the killings of four female victims, but the judge withdrew the execution warrant just hours before Shore was set to die   Read More ...
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Texas Republican Party ramp up 2018 preparations early
AUSTIN -- The Texas Republican Party is leaving nothing to chance heading into 2018. Party leaders say they have ramped up their campaign activities far earlier than normal in an effort to keep Texas in complete Republican control. Specifically, the Republican Party of Texas reports having hired three more regional field directors to boost their political team to eight members. The new workers are doing "daily voter contact and relationship building" in Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and the Corpus Christi region, state GOP officials said in a statement released to the media on Wednesday   Read More ...
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District judge grants 90-day stay of execution for Tourniquet Killer
Updated 4:12 pm, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 A Harris County district judge approved a stay of execution hours before a condemned serial killer was set to die in Huntsville state prison later Wednesday, according to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg. The 90-day stay was granted following a request from the Montgomery County district attorney as serial killer Anthony Shore became embroiled in a last-minute scheme to confess to another death row inmate's crime, officials said Wednesday   Read More ...
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Craft: EPA administrator should see Houston's post-Harvey pollution firsthand.
Perhaps when EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is in Houston this week to speak at an oil and gas industry forum, he also will address the trail of disasters left behind by the inaction of his agency during and after Hurricane Harvey. Perhaps he will take a few deep breaths near the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, where 20 emergency responders became ill breathing smoke-filled air after floodwaters cut power and wiped out the backup generators at the facility   Read More ...
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Photo of Houston mom looking younger than her 18-year-old son goes viral, people demand answers
A photo of a Houston mother-son duo has gone viral after her son shows off his youthful mother, who is "pushing 50 years old" but looks like his "twin." On Oct. 12, Houston resident Kemonte Guthrie, 18, shared a selfie with his mom, Angela Williamson, with the caption," My mom is pushing 50 years old and still looks like my twin   Read More ...
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The Art of the Pitch at the State Fair of Texas
Recommended For You EXPAND Alicia O’Connell stands in the male-dominated state fair showroom with her display of the Aquablade, a glorified squeegee whose makes says lasts for 10 years, leaving behind zero residue on windows for easy cleanup. The Art of the Pitch at the State Fair of Texas Mattresses. Rock candy. Blenders. Knives. Pots and pans. Caricature artists. These are some of the things you’ll find in the vendor halls at the State Fair of Texas   Read More ...
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Conde Nast magazine says Austin hotel is best in Texas
The Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt, 605 Davis St., was named the best hotel in Texas, scoring 97.02 points out of a possible 100. Here’s how Conde Nast’s writers describe the Hotel Van Zandt: “Its swanky, laidback lobby, brushed in bronze and bedecked in light fixtures made from repurposed trumpets, is coolly reminiscent of a backroom blues club, with similarly musical riffs echoed throughout   Read More ...
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UH medical school feasibility study may soon see regent vote
The University of Houston’s Board of Regents next month may evaluate the feasibility of a campus medical school, a long-discussed prospect that university officials say could expand primary care in southeast Houston neighborhoods. Regents hope to discuss the results of a feasibility study requested by state lawmakers at their meeting next month, UH President and Chancellor Renu Khator said at an annual fall address on Wednesday   Read More ...
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NFL will stage draft in Dallas next April
NEW YORK | The NFL draft is headed for Dallas. Well, for AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which the Cowboys call home. It’s the first time the draft will happen in an NFL stadium. The Cowboys will host the 2018 draft from April 28-30. Virtually every NFL city, plus the Pro Football Hall of Fame site in Canton, Ohio, has expressed interest in holding the draft now that the league moves it around   Read More ...
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