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3 players to forgo their final seasons of eligibility at UH
Fri, 25 May 2018 23:00:43 +0200
Offensive lineman Alex Fontana and running back Kaliq Kokuma have decided to forgo their final seasons of eligibility at the University of Houston, the school announced Friday.
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Astros hopeful Derek Fisher will begin rehab assignment 'pretty soon'
Fri, 25 May 2018 22:16:00 +0200
CLEVELAND — The Astros are hopeful Derek Fisher can begin a rehab assignment "pretty soon" after he's gradually increased his baseball activities while battling the throat reaction that's limited how much he can eat.
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Geoff Blum to represent Astros at Hall of Fame Legends Game
Fri, 25 May 2018 22:08:22 +0200
CLEVELAND — Astros color analyst Geoff Blum will, briefly, be back on the field.
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Texas is an abortion desert, with or without Trump's 'gag rule'
Fri, 25 May 2018 22:03:06 +0200
This week, the Trump administration unveiled a new proposal that threatened to remove funding from clinics that supported or promoted abortion "as a method of family planning."
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Aggies' Admon Gilder to return for senior season
Fri, 25 May 2018 21:58:43 +0200
Last season, Admon Gilder appeared in 30 games, ranking second on the team in scoring (12.3 points per game) while shooting 45.8 percent from the field with a team-leading 39.5 percent clip from 3-point range.
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Lupe Valdez makes payments on overdue taxes
Fri, 25 May 2018 21:49:24 +0200
A day after making headlines for having more than $12,000 in overdue tax bills, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Lupe Valdez on Friday began paying off some of the arrears. Dallas County Tax Office online records show Valdez, 70, the former Dallas County...
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UH basketball: Antoine Davis receives his release
Fri, 25 May 2018 21:03:56 +0200
Incoming freshman Antoine Davis has received his release from the University of Houston and will explore options to play elsewhere.
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Rockets say defense is good, but it could be better
Fri, 25 May 2018 20:54:45 +0200
As well as the Rockets have played defensively to turn around the series against the Warriors, holding the Warriors to 92 and 95 points in the past two games, they cited the things they can do better and likely must.
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Rockets to host Game 6 viewing party benefiting Santa Fe
Fri, 25 May 2018 20:52:42 +0200
Game 6 of the Western Conference finals between the Rockets and Warriors starts at 8 p.m. Doors at Toyota Center will open at 7 p.m. Admission is $10.
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Like he did all season, injured Rockets guard Chris Paul travels with team
Fri, 25 May 2018 20:46:09 +0200
Chris Paul traveled with the Rockets on Friday, as he had throughout the regular season when he missed games with injuries. Paul had often said he considered it important to be with the team and vocal during games even when not playing. He is not, however,...
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P.J. Tucker on sidelined Rockets guard Chris Paul: He's no cheerleader
Fri, 25 May 2018 20:46:09 +0200
Chris Paul traveled with the Rockets on Friday, as he had throughout the regular season when he missed games with injuries. Paul had often said he considered it important to be with the team and vocal during games even when not playing. He is not, however,...
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These Houston restaurants were named the cleanest in April
Fri, 25 May 2018 20:45:16 +0200
See the list of Houston's cleanest restaurants from April.
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With Chris Paul out, Rockets can call on recent history to know they can respond
Fri, 25 May 2018 20:32:29 +0200
The Rockets will not have to search long to find an example of a team rallying with a star out late in a playoff series. They might not have wanted to think about the end of last season's playoff series against the Spurs, but with Chris Paul out, the...
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Academy Sports makes plans to open late to sell Houston Rockets Western Conference Finals gear
Fri, 25 May 2018 20:08:18 +0200
No jinxes please.
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Houston's 11th Comicpalooza starts out small, but don't be fooled
Fri, 25 May 2018 19:12:46 +0200
The eleventh annual Comicpalooza started Friday with a whisper as it often does. The annual fan event usually starts to roar on Saturday with a smaller dedicated legion that shows up Friday while playing hooky from work or school.
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Ayesha Curry elaborates on verbal altercation with Rockets fan after Game 5
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:40:47 +0200
Ayesha Curry, wife of Golden State star Stephen Curry, went on Twitter and elaborated a bit on a verbal altercation involving her and a Rockets fan that was caught on video outside Toyota Center after Game 5 Thursday night.
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Warriors’ Andre Iguodala listed as questionable for Game 6 vs. Rockets
Fri, 25 May 2018 18:05:51 +0200
HOUSTON — Warriors forward Andre Iguodala is listed as questionable for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals Saturday night against the Rockets with a left lateral leg contusion. “I have no idea,” Golden State head coach Steve...
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Woman who claimed a Texas trooper sexually assaulted her could face charges
Fri, 25 May 2018 17:59:32 +0200
Ellis County District Attorney Patrick Wilson told WFAA-TV that his office is "investigating the possibility" of bringing charges against the woman.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg taking helm of Chronicle editorial page
Fri, 25 May 2018 17:44:24 +0200
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg is taking charge of the Houston Chronicle's opinion section as vice president and editor for opinion.
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16-story Residence Inn Medical Center tops out
Fri, 25 May 2018 17:29:07 +0200
Houston-based Moody National Cos. has reached a construction milestone with the topping out of the 16-story Residence Inn Medical Center near NRG Stadium.
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East Texas man scheduled for execution files late-stage appeal claiming intellectual disability
Fri, 25 May 2018 17:21:19 +0200
An East Texas killer scheduled for execution in June is hoping to evade the death chamber with a last-ditch appeal arguing he's too intellectually disabled to execute.
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Man, woman die in murder-suicide in Acres Homes area as 6-month-old was nearby
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:56:42 +0200
A man gunned down a woman at an Acres Homes-area apartment Friday morning before turning the gun on himself, all while a 6-month-old baby was in the residence.
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PMRG launching long-awaited Midtown apartment project
Fri, 25 May 2018 16:38:11 +0200
Apartment construction in Midtown will soon include a luxury tower on formerly city-owned property along the light rail line.
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Rockets working on many ways to honor those impacted by Santa Fe school shooting
Tue, 22 May 2018 23:56:18 +0200
Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta and the Rockets organization are working on a wide variety of plans for Thursday's Game 5 to pay tribute to the victims, first responders and community personnel impacted by the shooting at Santa Fe High School.
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Fallen police officers remembered at Houston memorial
Sat, 19 May 2018 05:00:00 +0200
The names of fallen police officers were called one by one over a loud speaker during a memorial ceremony Friday evening just outside downtown Houston in Buffalo Bayou Park to honor officers killed in the line of duty. After each name was called, family...
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In documentary, Pope Francis urges ‘‘a poor church for the poor’
Sat, 19 May 2018 05:00:00 +0200
It’s tempting to forgo a regular review of the new documentary on Pope Francis and simply print as many of the film’s laudable quotations from this remarkable man as space will allow. His words are plain and direct, full of wisdom and not a little...
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Middle East violence spurs American Jews and Muslims to build trust
Sat, 19 May 2018 05:00:00 +0200
DETROIT — As turmoil spreads through the Middle East, American Jews and Muslims have been forming alliances to build trust and seek solidarity in more ambitious ways than in the past, a sharp contrast to the violence engulfing their homelands this week. Muslims...
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President Trump just unveiled a new White House ‘faith’ office. It actually weakens religious freedom.
Sat, 19 May 2018 05:00:00 +0200
An Orthodox Jew is placed in a government-subsidized job program that meets in a church. His religious beliefs bar him from entering a church. Will reasonable efforts be made to refer him to an alternate provider? A Catholic victim of human trafficking...
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Commentary: Is fasting at Ramadan good for you?
Sat, 19 May 2018 05:00:00 +0200
As a Muslim, I have an obvious personal interest in Ramadan, which began Tuesday evening. The holiest month of the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is a time when millions of Muslims abstain from all food and drink (yes, even water) from sunrise to sunset. It’s...
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United Methodist activists unsatisfied with bishops’ recommended plan to avert schism
Sat, 19 May 2018 05:00:00 +0200
United Methodist Church activists who sharply disagree about whether to ordain LGBT clergy or officiate same-sex marriages do agree on one point: A plan recommended by the Council of Bishops isn’t satisfying to either side. Socially conservative evangelicals...
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Memes celebrate Rockets' huge win in Game 4
Wed, 23 May 2018 04:19:59 +0200
Houston took some of the Warriors' best shots down the stretch but always had an answer. When the smoke cleared, the Rockets were on top, 95-92, the series was tied at 2-2 and Rockets Twitter rejoiced.
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Confidence key to Stephen Curry's resurgence vs. Rockets
Wed, 23 May 2018 00:57:03 +0200
OAKLAND, Calif. - When Warriors guard Stephen Curry bounced back from his poor shooting in the first two games of the series to dominate the second half of Game 3, it came as no surprise to the Warriors, but might have been expected most by Curry.
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Kevin Durant on Warriors' road success: 'Our game travels'
Wed, 23 May 2018 00:50:55 +0200
OAKLAND, Calif. - With the Western Conference Finals moving to Houston on Thursday, forward Kevin Durant believed the Warriors would bring their elite level of play with them. The Warriors went into Tuesday's game with a 16-game playoff winning streak...
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Fletcher leads Moser in early voting as Texas Democrats vie for the U.S. House
Wed, 23 May 2018 00:45:52 +0200
If those results hold, Fletcher will take on nine-term Republican incumbent John Culberson, who Democrats have targeted since Hillary Clinton won the historically GOP district in the 2016 presidential election.
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Gameday Live: Rockets at Warriors - Game 4
Wed, 23 May 2018 00:20:03 +0200
The Rockets will try to get back on track and even up the Western Conference finals series when they play Game 4 against the Golden State Warriors at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Oakland's Oracle Arena.
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Dan Crenshaw jumps out to commanding lead in 2nd Congressional District race
Wed, 23 May 2018 00:10:31 +0200
Republican Dan Crenshaw jumped out to an early lead over his opponent Kevin Roberts for one of the hottest Congressional battles in the Houston area. Early voting and absentee ballot results showed Crenshaw had twice as many votes as Roberts in the battle...
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Flood advisory issued for parts of Harris, Montgomery counties
Sun, 20 May 2018 22:51:02 +0200
Thunderstorms have formed over parts of Harris and Montgomery counties, leading the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory this evening.
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Astros call up J.D. Davis, place Derek Fisher on DL
Sun, 20 May 2018 18:58:19 +0200
After placing Derek Fisher on the disabled list with gastrointestinal discomfort, the Astros recalled J.D. Davis on Sunday, momentarily halting his evisceration of minor league pitching.
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The emotional scene at Santa Fe's baseball game a day after shooting
Sun, 20 May 2018 16:18:07 +0200
Santa Fe High School's baseball season came to an end Saturday night with a 7-0 loss to Kingwood Park at Jim Keith Field in Deer Park, but that wasn't the story.
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McAnelly named president of Heart Guild of Houston
Sun, 20 May 2018 05:00:00 +0200
agent receives honor
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Waterpoint on Lake Conroe hosts famed Irish band
Sun, 20 May 2018 05:00:00 +0200
The Black Donnelly’s have chosen Lake Conroe as one of their stops on their American tour.
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Somerset Green offers city living tailored to buyer’s lifestyle
Sun, 20 May 2018 05:00:00 +0200
Surrounded by The Heights, Memorial Park, Downtown and The Galleria, this community is at the center of everywhere.
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HomeAid benefits from charity fundraiser
Sun, 20 May 2018 05:00:00 +0200
HomeAid Houston has been the beneficiary of the DPIS Engineering charity crawfish boil called “Pinchin’ Tails for HomeAid Houston”.
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Voting in Texas primary runoff better than recent comparable elections
Sat, 19 May 2018 21:27:31 +0200
Nearly 380,000 voters have already cast ballots in the state's largest counties in advance of Tuesday's statewide primary runoff elections that will set general election battles for governor and several congressional races around the state. About 240,000...
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Lineup changes force A.J. Hinch to shuffle Astros' outfield
Sat, 19 May 2018 19:51:29 +0200
Center fielder Jake Marisnick's demotion and corner outfielder Josh Reddick's infected left leg have required manager A.J. Hinch to maneuver his the three outfield spots against the Indians, all moves predicated upon ensuring comfort for each player at...
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Andrew White calls for special session on school safety
Sat, 19 May 2018 19:19:13 +0200
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew White called Saturday for Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session of the legislature to immediately redeploy hundreds of millions of dollars in state border security funding to amp up security at Texas schools. The...
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Stats and charts show how violent this school year has been
Sat, 19 May 2018 18:37:46 +0200
Is the number of school shotings growing? Has this been the bloodiest school year on record? And more.
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Josh Reddick remains out of Astros' lineup
Sat, 19 May 2018 18:29:47 +0200
Josh Reddick remained out of the Astros' lineup on Saturday with what he suspects is a spider bite on his left leg that's become infected.
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