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UT to take down Confederate statues
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 04:18:40 +0200
The University of Texas at Austin removed statues depicting Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnston, John Reagan and James Stephen Hogg from the campus's Main Mall late Sunday night.
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TV-radio listings: Aug. 21
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:29:00 +0200
Television LL baseball Italy vs. Grosse Pointe, Mich. ESPN 10 a.m. LL baseball Mexico vs. South Korea ESPN noon LL baseball Jackson, N.J. vs. Margarita, Calif ESPN 2 p.m. LL baseball Dominican Republic vs. Venezuela ESPN2 5 p.m. LL baseball Walla Walla,...
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Free backpacks, haircuts aim to start school year off on right foot
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 02:19:32 +0200
The five boys in the five barber shop chairs, all spun to face the door and the bustling back-to-school event outside, wore the same Kut N Zone branded smocks - and the same distant expression. Barber shops are where men gather to talk about grown-up...
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Anquan Boldin retires to 'make the larger fight for human rights a priority'
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 01:39:10 +0200
Less than two weeks after signing a one-year contract with the Buffalo Bills as a free agent, 14-year NFL veteran and Super Bowl champion receiver Anquan Boldin announced he is retiring. The 36-year-old Boldin explained his decision in a statement to...
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What do Flat Earthers think of the eclipse? A Houston-area believer explains.
Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:13:14 +0200
"The globe is dying a death of 1,000 cuts," Steere said. "This is another cut in the globe model."
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James Harden, Chris Paul team up for charity basketball tournament
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:56:00 +0200
James Harden took the ball past mid-court before lobbing it at the rim.
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Photos: Fans at James Harden's charity basketball tourney
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:55:00 +0200
Fans showed up at Tudor Fieldhouse at Rice University for a charity basketball game featuring James Harden, Chris Paul and other NBA stars in conclusion of JH-Town Weekend.
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Baby mauled to death by family dog in north Houston
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:23:54 +0200
An infant died Saturday after he was mauled by a dog in north Houston, police said.
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Errors, quiet bats plague Astros in loss to Athletics
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 21:30:40 +0200
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Fans react to 'Game of Thrones' season 7 episode 6 'Beyond the Wall' with epic memes
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:58:00 +0200
WARNING: The content below contains spoilers and it will surly give away the plot of season 7 episode 6, "Beyond the Wall."
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Houston students pray for smooth school year, mercy on homework load
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:55:22 +0200
In big capital letters, Kaci Champagne's pink tie-dyed backpack declares "TODAY WILL BE AWESOME." In a few days the 7-year-old will start third grade at Robinson Elementary, and she's praying that her backpack's declaration will be true - "that I'll have...
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FBI, ATF, Houston Police on scene near Rice University
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:48:23 +0200
Police and federal investigators Sunday afternoon swarmed a scene near Rice University.
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FBI, ATF, Houston Police swarm street near Museum District
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:48:23 +0200
Police and federal investigators Sunday afternoon swarmed a scene near Rice University.
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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:39:09 +0200
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Baylor to search Pepper Hamilton documents for 'consent,' 'deserved it'
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:23:50 +0200
Baylor University must parse through hundreds of thousands of documents and about 90,000 text messages for key words like "promiscuous," "skank," "consent" and "deserved it" for a lawsuit initiated by multiple female students who allege the university...
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Texas colleges land on the top 25 richest universities
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:18:41 +0200
Three Texas colleges have landed on the international ranking of the 25 wealthiest schools on Earth.
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Texans rookie Deshaun Watson: 'I did a decent job'
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:27:57 +0200
It was a mixed bag of success and rough moments for the first-round draft pick from Clemson, which is to be expected during his first NFL experiences.
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Texans' Deshaun Watson, D'Onta Foreman show off TD dances
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:37:59 +0200
Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson and running back D'Onta Foreman both broke out touchdown dances Saturday night against the New England Patriots.
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Texans corner Denzel Rice delivers big interception
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:20:11 +0200
And Rice intercepted the throw from Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, returning it 36 yards to set up running back D'Onta Foreman's four-yard touchdown run for a 27-23 win over the defending Super Bowl champions.
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Astros' Jordan Jankowski claimed off waivers by the Dodgers
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:17:11 +0200
The Astros lost righthander Jordan Jankowski to the Los Angeles Dodgers via a waiver claim Sunday.
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New Astros reliever Tyler Clippard accomplishes rare statistical feat
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:04:30 +0200
Tyler Clippard's status as a baseball journeyman allowed the new Astros reliever to accomplish a statistical feat not seen in 47 seasons.
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Astros reliever Tyler Clippard accomplishes rare statistical feat
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:04:30 +0200
Tyler Clippard's status as a baseball journeyman allowed the new Astros reliever to accomplish a statistical feat not seen in 47 seasons.
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Jerry Lewis, comedian and actor, dies at 91
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:01:59 +0200
Jerry Lewis, the rubber-faced comedian and director whose fundraising telethons became as famous as his hit movies, has died.
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Texans' Bruce Ellington making opportunity count
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:56:02 +0200
Ellington is capitalizing on his opportunity so far, catching four passes for 93 yards on five targets during a preseason win Saturday night over the New England Patriots.
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Astros’ Brian McCann in line to be activated Thursday
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:29:33 +0200
McCann, who's working his way back from a bout of right knee tendinitis, would presumably catch Dallas Keuchel in Thursday night's series finale against the Washington Nationals if activated.
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Texans’ Jaelen Strong beats Malcolm Butler for score
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:49:00 +0200
It was a significant moment for Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong, delivering an encouraging move to shake free from one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL.
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Bruce Ellington has productive outing for Texans
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:11:00 +0200
The Texans are giving a long look to former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Bruce Ellington with slot receiver Braxton Miller sidelined with an ankle injury.
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Texans' Zach Cunningham has rough night vs. Patriots
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 01:56:00 +0200
One of the reasons the Texans drafted rookie linebacker Zach Cunningham in the second round is his athleticism and ability to shadow fast running backs out of the backfield.
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Texans' Tom Savage keeps momentum going against Patriots
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:50:00 +0200
Operating out of the shotgun formation, Texans starting quarterback Tom Savage made a fast decision as he saw wide receiver Jaelen Strong break across the middle against the New England Patriots secondary.
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Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:31:15 +0200
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'Texas doesn’t need to listen to their garbage,' says Ted Cruz of canceled Texas A&M rally
Wed, 16 Aug 2017 02:57:04 +0200
On Wednesday, Ted Cruz spoke on The Mark Davis Show and gave his reaction to Charlottesville and the canceled White Lives Matter rally at Texas A&M.
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Photos: Fans at Texans-Patriots preseason game
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:11:00 +0200
Football returned to NRG Stadium on Saturday, and fans flocked to the venue to witness the Texans take on the defending-champion New England Patriots in Week 2 of preseason action.
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Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:34:21 +0200
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Texans rest Jadeveon Clowney against Patriots
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:49:25 +0200
Texans Pro Bowl pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney isn't in uniform for Saturday night's preseason game against the New England Patriots.
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Behind strong start from Charlie Morton, Astros win second straight vs. Diamondbacks
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:35:00 +0200
Charlie Morton gave the Astros on Wednesday night exactly the type of start they will need from their No. 3 starter in a best-of-five or best-of seven postseason series.
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High school football preview: District 15-6A
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:00:00 +0200
High school football practice continues this week with all eyes on Aug. 31 when the first games will be played in the 2017 season.
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Collin McHugh pitches 6 scoreless in Astros' win over Athletics
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:01:00 +0200
A night after Dallas Keuchel had his best start in months, Collin McHugh had his best of the year.
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Gameday Live: Patriots at Texans
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:30:00 +0200
The Houston Texans play the New England Patriots in the second preseason game of the season Saturday night at NRG Stadium.
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Scouting report: Dynamo at Vancouver Whitecaps FC
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 15:02:59 +0200
A quick look at Saturday's game between the Dynamo and Vancouver Whitecaps FC
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Protesters to face off over Confederacy statue in Sam Houston Park
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 12:00:00 +0200
After a week filled with racially charged demonstrations and disputes across the country, left-leaning Houston protesters are set to square off with their right-wing counterparts Saturday afternoon in Sam Houston Park.
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Outdoors report: Aug. 19
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:31:00 +0200
Outdoors report Calcasieu Lake - HR&G reported good catches of trout and redfish at the jetty. Topwaters action has been good early in West Cove. Galveston - Winds subsided throughout the day and greened by the afternoon. Forecasts call for light...
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Fri, 18 Aug 2017 03:33:54 +0200
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Astros’ Carlos Correa progressing in rehab
Tue, 15 Aug 2017 00:36:59 +0200
Correa also fielded about 60 groundballs and ran the bases early in the afternoon. The Astros' All-Star shortstop, who Wednesday will hit the four-week mark since his operation, still feels he's ahead of schedule in his rehab. The original timetable the...
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New Yes Prep campus, once a hospital, debuts after quick renovation
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:39:58 +0200
Yet seven short months later, the Houston-based charter network debuted its 17th school on Monday, welcoming its inaugural class of about 160 sixth-grade students. The reconstructed campus remains a work in progress - the gym, permanent cafeteria and...
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Barbeque grill in back of SUV explodes when woman lights up
Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:02:19 +0200
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman lit a cigarette, sparking an explosion of a propane barbeque grill being transported in her SUV. Orlando police Lt. Cindy Lane tells news outlets that the grill was turned on and the propane tank was open in the...
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Dynamo's unbeaten streak ends with loss at Vancouver
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:18:00 +0200
The Dynamo conceded two first-half goals in an otherwise solid game Saturday night and lost, 2-1, to Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BC Place in British Columbia.
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Texans hang on to earn preseason win over Patriots
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 03:25:52 +0200
The Houston Texans play the New England Patriots in the second preseason game of the season Saturday night at NRG Stadium.
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Texans' Deshaun Watson has up-and-down night against Patriots
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 02:42:00 +0200
Deshaun Watson kept looking to his right for an opening, but that area of the field was effectively cut off by New England Patriots defensive end Kony Ealy.
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Reliever Will Harris nearing return to the Astros
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 21:22:12 +0200
Whether during next weekend's series in Anaheim or their subsequent home series against the Texas Rangers, Harris should return to the mound for the Astros by the end of the month.
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Suspects steal drugs from Walgreens at Southeast Memorial Hermann
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 16:11:13 +0200
Police are looking for three suspects involved in robbing a Walgreens early Saturday morning inside Memorial Hermann Southeast hospital, according to authorities.
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