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Improbable Commune: Hippies, Cajuns, preachers join forces for Harvey recovery - Chron.com

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 22:56

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Improbable Commune: Hippies, Cajuns, preachers join forces for Harvey recovery
Chron.com
In the wee morning hours, the Rainbow Warriors roast geese and meditate. At dawn the dread-locked, sweating hippies toil in their open-air kitchen, their chants of "OM" colliding with the sweet smells of pork and pinto beans rising from their massive ...

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EPA demands Valero records on Houston refinery emissions release - Houston Chronicle

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 22:07

Houston Chronicle

EPA demands Valero records on Houston refinery emissions release
Houston Chronicle
A teenage girl walks around the track of a park across the street from the Valero refinery Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, in the Manchester neighborhood of Houston. An Environmental Protection Agency rule to require refineries to monitor emissions of benzene is ...
Lots of chemicals remain in the air – some released during Harvey, and others sprayed afterRare.us
EPA to potentially close lab in Houston, despite Harvey raising contamination worriesCNBC
Air Pollution From Industry Plagues Houston In Harvey's Wakewfit

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Floodwaters gone in South Houston, but no sign of FEMA - Houston Chronicle

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 21:12

Houston Chronicle

Floodwaters gone in South Houston, but no sign of FEMA
Houston Chronicle
Longtime South Houston resident Irene Tamayo, above, goes over documents and old photographs damaged by the floods caused by Hurricane Harvey. Below, Raul Mendez, 67, is among the residents in South ... more. Photo: Marie D. De Jesus, Staff.

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UFO enthusiasts say Houston has seen lots of strange flying objects in 2017 - Chron.com

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 19:19

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UFO enthusiasts say Houston has seen lots of strange flying objects in 2017
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The Houston area has been a hotspot for UFOs so far this year, if a website dedicated to tracking UFO sightings in Texas is to be believed. Texas UFO Sightings welcomes photos and videos from Texans reporting on alleged UFO sightings as people come ...

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Should Houston change the rules after Harvey? | Rare - Rare.us

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:57

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Should Houston change the rules after Harvey? | Rare
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As waters recede and Houston can start to fully take stock of the damage to the city left behind by Harvey, the topic of development is inescapable.

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Houston needs helping hand. Here's how to help - Chron.com

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:32

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Houston needs helping hand. Here's how to help
Chron.com
It has been three weeks since Hurricane Harvey dropped an unparalleled deluge onto the Gulf Coast. Since then, hundreds of thousands of volunteers have mobilized and come to the aid of those in need. For some, the recovery process will take weeks, if ...

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Houston residents, officials stew over Harvey storm-trash removal - Reuters

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:27

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Houston residents, officials stew over Harvey storm-trash removal
Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Flood-damaged contents from people's homes line the street following the aftermath of tropical storm Harvey in Wharton, Texas, U.S., September 6, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo. HOUSTON (Reuters) - Disposing of the mounds of ...

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Acclaimed filmmakers explore Vietnam War in groundbreaking 10-part series with Houston ties - CultureMap Houston

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 18:27

CultureMap Houston

Acclaimed filmmakers explore Vietnam War in groundbreaking 10-part series with Houston ties
CultureMap Houston
The 10-part,18-hour series includes heart-wrenching photographs of the Vietnam war from some of the world's great photographers. Courtesy photo. Ken Burns discusses The Vietnam War at Houston Public Media session. Ken Burns talked about the series ...
The Vietnam War: A film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick - PBSPBS

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Houston mayor has strong words for Red Cross after problems surface - KSAT San Antonio

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 17:38

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Houston mayor has strong words for Red Cross after problems surface
KSAT San Antonio
HOUSTON - Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is now weighing in on controversy over the Red Cross. This comes after many people have questioned where the millions of dollars in resources given to the Red Cross are going. "If you promise people ...
Turner Taps Former Shell Exec Marvin Odum To Serve As City's Recovery CzarPatch.com
Abbott announces home repair plan as Turner names recovery czarHouston Chronicle
Former Shell Oil president named head of Houston's Harvey recoveryHouston Business Journal
CBS DFW -Chron.com
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Junior League of Houston sets beauty (and charity) in motion - Chron.com

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 17:37

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Junior League of Houston sets beauty (and charity) in motion
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The show must go on. And on Friday morning, at the Junior League of Houston, it did indeed. The volunteer organization's annual Opening Style Show continued as planned – well, almost. This year's theme, "Beauty in Motion," re-focused on "the massive ...

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Houston man gets 30 years for sex trafficking minors - Chron.com

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:43

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Houston man gets 30 years for sex trafficking minors
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A 22-year-old man was sentenced Friday to 30 years in prison for trafficking two children for paid sex, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas. Antonio Benjamin groomed minors to engage in ...

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Houston restaurants hit hard by Harvey - Chron.com

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 16:43

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Houston restaurants hit hard by Harvey
Chron.com
Houston restaurants hit hard by Harvey. One restaurant had to throw out 8,000 pounds of food due to power outage. By Carolina Gonzales, Chron.com / Houston Chronicle. Updated 5:03 pm, Friday, September 15, 2017. Jason's Deli 14604 Memorial Houston ...

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Mega Relief: 3300 Keller Williams Agents Help With Houston Area Recovery - Patch.com

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:26

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Mega Relief: 3300 Keller Williams Agents Help With Houston Area Recovery
Patch.com
Keller Williams CEO uses cancelled MEGA Camp to springboard efforts to massive MEGA Relief event. 0. By Bryan Kirk (Patch Staff) - Updated September 15, 2017 3:26 pm ET. Mega Relief: 3,300 Keller Williams Agents Help With Houston Area Recovery.

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Houston Buries Harvey With Music—New Orleans Style - Texas Monthly

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:03

Texas Monthly

Houston Buries Harvey With Music—New Orleans Style
Texas Monthly
After Katrina, Houston helped NOLA's Treme neighborhood send off the storm with music. Now, Treme is repaying the favor.

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Police on the hunt for Houston area's most wanted fugitives (Sept. 15) - Chron.com

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 14:00

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Police on the hunt for Houston area's most wanted fugitives (Sept. 15)
Chron.com
Hurricane Harvey has not deterred Crime Stoppers of Houston and the Multi-County Crime in their pursuit of 20 fugitives. Of the 20 fugitives on the latest list, one ...

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Mayor of Houston defends his proposed property tax hike - Houston Business Journal

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:37

Houston Business Journal

Mayor of Houston defends his proposed property tax hike
Houston Business Journal
He acknowledged that the Houston is bouncing back, confirmed that the city will help anyone regardless of their citizen status or language and urged business leaders and entrepreneurs to be a part of the economic engine that will get the city back on ...

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A Closer Look At The Storm Debris Collection Process In One Houston Neighborhood - Houston Public Media

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:36

Houston Public Media

A Closer Look At The Storm Debris Collection Process In One Houston Neighborhood
Houston Public Media
News 88.7's Gail Delaughter talks with Houston Matters about the efforts in one Houston neighborhood to clean up storm debris. Abner Fletcher. | Posted on September 15, 2017, 12:22 PM (Last Updated: September 15, 2017, 1:34 PM ). Craig Lemoult.

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Lake Houston area leaders and Houston mayor break ground on ... - Chron.com

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 13:13

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Lake Houston area leaders and Houston mayor break ground on ...
Chron.com
Lake Houston area leaders and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner broke ground on the Northeast Water Purification Plant expansion project Friday, Sept. 15.
Northeast Water Purification Plant expansion groundbreaking held ...Houston Business Journal

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Slider joint set to close soon, but hopes to live again as neighborhood gathering spot - CultureMap Houston

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 12:37

CultureMap Houston

Slider joint set to close soon, but hopes to live again as neighborhood gathering spot
CultureMap Houston
The next Little Bigs will capture the atmosphere of the restaurant's original location. Photo by Julie Soefer/Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau. The rising cost of real estate has brought an end to another Houston restaurant — at least ...

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