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Outlaws Play Well in Houston but Lose to the Cyclones
DAILY Sports  April 25, 2008, by Ashley Moreno
"...Despite some of the worst timekeeping since game four of the 1994 Rockets-Jazz playoff series and some of the strangest and most inaccurate announcing since Harry Caray’s passing, the Outlaws played well against the Houston Cyclones in their season opener this past Saturday. Linebacker, tight end, and defensive lineman Tracey Suire scored the Outlaws’ first touchdown off an 11-yard pass from quarterback Julie Wilke..."

Overwatch League's Houston Outlaws Get Warm Welcome
E-sports squad preps for next season surrounded by local fans
DAILY Screens  April 2, 2018, by Milo Webb
"...Judging by the line outside of Game Over Videogames last Thursday you'd think there was a celebrity inside. While not quite household names, the members of the Houston Outlaws proved quite a draw for local e-sports fans...."

Houston Astros Caravan Hits Austin Wednesday
MLB champs bring World Series Trophy to town
DAILY Sports  January 9, 2018, by Mark Fagan
"...The greatest baseball team in the world – the Houston Astros – is bringing their traveling Caravan to Austin for three events on Wed., Jan. 10: A meet-and-greet at Pluckers (3:30pm, 3909 S..."

Houston Prop 1 FAIL
In the wake of HERO's overturn, Houston's vulnerable left vulnerable
DAILY Qmmunity  November 4, 2015, by Andy Campbell
"..."It was about protecting our grandmoms," said Lt. Governor Dan Patrick on the overturning of Proposition 1, Houston's Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) last night, "our mothers and our wives, and our sisters, and our daughters, and our granddaughters." And although 61% of Houstonians voted in agreement, those words could not be more misleading...."

Day Trips: The Cistern, Houston
Houston’s former underground reservoir perfect canvas for light artist
Columns  May 24, 2018, by Gerald E. McLeod
"..."Carlos Cruz-Diez: Spatial Chromointerference" in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern in Houston seems to twist and bend the 221 concrete columns of the underground reservoir like strands of stripped taffy. It is an optical illusion as the alternating colored lights change patterns and directions in the otherwise pitch black room...."

Austin Film Festival: 'Houston We Have a Problem'
To find out what happened to U.S. energy dominance, Houston We Have a Problem goes to the source.
DAILY Screens  October 25, 2009, by Cindy Widner
"...It can be difficult to distinguish between bullshit and wisdom when oil men are talking. That's because, as Houston We Have a Problem makes clear, they're full of both...."

Houston Stomps KC, KEYE to Air Titans Again, but Texans Return to KEYE in Week Three
DAILY Sports  September 13, 2007, by Mark Fagan
"...He'll be needed as Jason Simmons was lost for the season due to an injury on Sunday following the loss of fellow DB Glenn Earl in the preseason. Houston signed safety Will Demps this week to try and add some depth to their injury-depleted defensive backfield..."

Serious Freak On: Pics From Pride Houston and Bartini
More shots (of the photo and Jell-O varieties) from the Houston trip
DAILY Qmmunity  June 30, 2007, by Kate X Messer
"...Snoop Dawg look-alike dykes tailin' Tri-Delts on the back of pickup trucks for Jell-O shots. Welcome to Gay Spring Break or, as it is better known, Pride Houston. You know that part of freaking, when the person in the back steadies themselves by either outstretching their arms to rest against the freak's clavicle or grabs ass so as not to fall over? Yeah, well, that basically summed up the whole trip to H-Town last weekend..."

Houston Voters Say No to "Robin Hood"
HISD rejects making school finance payments
DAILY News  November 15, 2016, by Richard Whittaker
"...Amidst the crumbling debris of last week's election, there was one vote in Texas that nobody noticed, but which may have monumental consequences for school finance. Houston ISD voters delivered a message to the state: We won't send you our property tax dollars...."

Turner to Run For Houston Mayor
Lege Dems face another major departure, and an Austin opportunity
DAILY News  February 21, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...There have been few more consistent faces around the Texas Legislature than Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston..."

CM Ora Houston Will Not Seek Re-election
District 1 rep vows to remain “an active, inclusive, and civil voice”
DAILY News  June 13, 2018, by Nina Hernandez
"...City Council Member Ora Houston, the first person to represent District 1 since it was established with 10-1 in 2014, announced this morning she will not seek re-election in November...."

Springsteen’s High Hopes in Houston
Rarities set-list turns on a pair of Hispanic siblings
DAILY Music  May 8, 2014, by Raoul Hernandez
"...after an Australian trek this winter. Dallas and Houston got theirs this spring, the latter on Tuesday...."

The Houston Kid
Rodney Crowell reminisces on '˜Chinaberry Sidewalks'
DAILY Music  January 27, 2011, by Austin Powell
"...Rodney Crowell's 2001 triumph, The Houston Kid, was essentially memoir in song, a poignant look back at his dirt-poor childhood on the outskirts of town. That album also helped spark the writing of Chinaberry Sideawalks, his stellar debut memoir..."

Art Acevedo to Leave APD for Houston
Tenured police chief expected to formally accept HPD job today
DAILY News  November 17, 2016, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Art Acevedo is apparently out at APD. The tenured police chief, who came to Austin in 2007 after running the California Highway Patrol unit, is headed to Houston, reports the Statesman’s Tony Plohetski..."

The Houston Astros and 'Resurrection'
Bullock screens story of J.R. Richard
DAILY Screens  June 12, 2013, by Monica Riese
"...Fans of the Houston Astros have to be a pretty resilient bunch...."

Houston Fiber Artists Invade Rosedale
Fiber arts at Dragonfly Gallery: July 12-Aug. 13
DAILY Design  July 8, 2010, by Anne Harris
"...If you're looking for inspiration, and who isn't, the Mixed Media Artists of Houston will make its local debut next Thursday at the Dragonfly Gallery in Rosedale...."

Houston's Long Shadow
Austin-Bashing: It's Not Over Yet
News Column  April 4, 1997, by Louisa C. Brinsmade
"...Senator Gonzalo Barrientos (D-Austin) just hates to say "I told you so." But he couldn't help but admonish his fellow senators last week for not supporting Austin during the last two sessions when the capital city was under attack over its annexation and regulatory powers. He then cautioned his colleagues to protect Houston's rights, under attack this session: "Be careful how you vote..."

Public Notice: Houston, You Have a Problem
Let's not make the same one here
News Column  August 31, 2017, by Nick Barbaro
"...City Council Member Leslie Pool posted a tweet Sunday morning – in between a number of others regarding flood relief efforts and preparedness – saying "To any who dismiss need for Austin's zoning & imperv cover rules, I give you Houston." The Real Estate Council of Austin shot back with a press release the next day calling this "insensitive, irresponsible and flat out inaccurate. It's unlikely that any level of zoning or impervious cover regulations would safely protect a city from the power of a Category 4 hurricane ...."..."

GHASPing for Breath in Houston
News Story  June 14, 2002, by Michael King
"...Depending on where you're standing, last week the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission gave its initial approval to agency staff recommendations to tighten -- or rather to loosen -- air pollution restrictions on major industries in the Houston-Galveston air-pollution non-attainment zones. According to a statement from the agency, revisions approved July 5 to the Houston-Galveston State Implementation Plan include "several new rules designed to control the release from industrial facilities of certain highly reactive compounds known to accelerate the formation of ground-level ozone..."

The University of Houston
Books Story  April 21, 2000, by Lissa Richardson
"...The University of Houston's graduate program in creative writing is a model for other writing programs across the country. In U.S..."

Day Trips: Anheuser-Busch Brewery, Houston
With more than 25 beverages under their label, drinking the AB InBev brand is easy in their tap room
Columns  October 13, 2016, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Anheuser-Busch Brewery tours in Houston wind through a jungle of stainless steel tanks the size of railroad cars engulfed in a mechanical roar...."

Houston Deserves Gratitude
Postmarks  October 26, 2018
"...Dear Editor, I was surprised – shocked actually – to read these words in your City Council District One article: “After four years of phones ringing unanswered at the District 1 office under the tenure of retiring CM Ora Houston ...” ["Chronicle Endorsements: City Council," News, Oct. 19]. My experience of working with Council Member Houston's office could not have been more different than you describe..."

Houston Does Answer Phone
Postmarks  October 22, 2018
"...Dear Editor, What are you talking about “… phones ringing unanswered” in Council Member Houston’s District 1 office? ["Chronicle Endorsements: City Council," Oct. 19.] I have found CM Houston to be one of the most caring and responsive and informed council members that Austin has elected..."

McMillan Case Dismissed in Houston
DiverseArts director has a new appreciation for his allies back home
News Story  May 18, 2012, by Cindy Widner
"..."ALL CHARGES ARE DISMISSED!!!" read the text sent by Harold McMillan Monday afternoon. The much-beloved DiverseArts Culture Works director and musician was recently roughed up, arrested, and charged with "interfering with the duties of a public servant" when he attempted to retrieve his recently deceased brother's belongings, by prearranged agreement, from Houston's Memorial Hermann Hospital (see "McMillan 'Traumatized' by Houston Cops," April 20)..."

McMillan 'Traumatized' by Houston Cops
DiverseArts Culture Works founder / director travels to Houston due to a death in the family, and gets roughed up by police and arrested
News Story  April 20, 2012, by Cindy Widner
"...Pummeled as we are with news of fresh incidents of police brutality and racial profiling in cities across the U.S., we might have become jaded about that thread of the info feed. We might be particularly unsurprised when the incidents involve people of color and the city of Houston...."

Mike Ward Out at Houston Chronicle
Veteran reporter accused of faking sources
News Story  September 13, 2018, by Richard Whittaker
"...Mike Ward, a veteran reporter with decades of experience covering the Texas Legislature, abruptly quit his position as Austin bureau chief for the Houston Chronicle on Sept. 10, after allegations surfaced that he made up sources for stories..."

Day Trips: Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, Houston
Historic water reservoir becomes one-of-a-kind public space and theatre
Columns  December 22, 2016, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern in Houston is like walking into the ancient ruin of an empty spaceship that has become a theatre. The unique man-made cavern on the edge of downtown is strangely inviting and embracing...."

Day Trips: Smither Park, Houston
Art garden turns old dishes into beautiful mosaics
Columns  October 27, 2016, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Smither Park in Houston shines like a homemade jewel of art and green space surrounded by the bustle of the city. A work in progress for nearly six years, the park uses recycled items donated by residents to create a colorful playground..."

Did Failures at APD’s Crime Lab Lead to Sexual Assaults in Houston?
Rape case goes unprosecuted due to contaminated DNA evidence
News Story  October 6, 2016, by Chase Hoffberger
"...The accused's name is Lloyd Tyrone Robinson. He is 39, from Houston..."

It's Houston Over Lofton
A quieter campaign yields a big victory
News Story  December 18, 2014, by Michael King
"...On Wednesday morning, defeated District 1 candidate DeWayne Lofton was a little hoarse and a little tired, but he wished victorious Ora Houston the best in her ascension to the City Council dais. "Obviously, I thought things were going to be different," Lofton said of his attempt to overcome a 35-point deficit from the first round (49-14%)..."

The Future Is Now for the Houston Texans
Look to start season with easy win
DAILY Sports  September 8, 2012, by Barrett Walton
"...This year's test is perhaps their greatest in the history of the franchise as our Texans will be tasked with living up to expectations. The 2012 Houston Texans are the sexy pick to win it all in New Orleans next February..."

Meanwhile, in Houston
Same-sex marriage benefits case heats up with new lawsuit
News Story  August 24, 2017, by Sarah Marloff
"...On Aug. 10, on behalf of three married couples, Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city of Houston and its Mayor Sylvester Turner in an effort to save same-sex spousal benefits for city employees..."

Day Trips: Sam Houston's Grave, Huntsville
Monument to first president of the Texas Republic is part of cemetery's art gallery
Columns  July 7, 2016, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Sam Houston's grave and memorial in Huntsville's Oakwood Cemetery honors the man who was so instrumental in the early years of Texas. After a life of travel and action, Houston lived his last days in Huntsville where he died on July 26, 1863, at age 70..."

Day Trips: Art Car Parade, Houston
Craziest parade in the world will take you on a joyride
Columns  April 7, 2016, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The Art Car Parade in Houston will have you laughing, crying, and wondering why. Like a Shakespearean comedy, it's all in good fun, although there are more than a few head-scratching moments – but art doesn't need a reason why..."

Day Trips: Project Row Houses, Houston
Former shotgun houses get new life as art galleries
Columns  April 30, 2015, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...Project Row Houses lines up along Holman Street in Houston's predominantly black Third Ward like pointed silver and white helmets belonging to some army of giants. The eight shotgun houses along this block are galleries and studios for new artists...."

Aggies Sleepwalk Through Rout Over Sam Houston
No bye week, no worries
DAILY Sports  November 20, 2012, by Emily Bevan
"...Saturday, Texas A&M finally got that belated bye week, or its equivalent, in the form of a Kyle Field matchup with Sam Houston State. If the final score – 47-28 – looks less convincing than it should, it's because Kevin Sumlin and company treated the game like light practice...."

Houston Dynamo Announce New Mascot, Dynamo Diesel
DAILY Sports  April 5, 2007, by Mark Fagan
"...Following the hoisting of the MLS Championship Cup in their first year in Houston after relocating from San Jose, Calif., the Houston Dynamo finally made the announcement we here at the Score had been not-so-patiently waiting for, the unveiling of their mascot. How they managed to come out on top of the MLS without a mascot is mystery of grand proportions..."

Day Trips: Menil Collection, Houston
This summer, one of the Bayou City’s most interesting collections of art celebrates its 30th anniversary
Columns  July 13, 2017, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The Menil Collection is an oasis, even among Houston's world-class art museums. Somehow the two-block park that is the art museum's central campus seems 10 degrees cooler than the rest of the city...."

Day Trips: 8th Wonder Brewery, Houston
Craft brewery toasts the local iconic former sports stadium
Columns  February 9, 2017, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The 8th Wonder Brewery in Houston is a neighborhood pub on steroids. They have a huge selection of house-made beers, it's a decent sports bar, and the partially covered biergarten is a rockin' music venue..."

TXRG at Home in Houston
Honky Tonk Heartbreakers make it 2-0 in Screwston
DAILY Sports  May 21, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...The Texas Rollergirls continued their touring season clean sweep this weekend with their latest trip to Houston. The Honky Tonk Heartbreakers took down the Bayou City Bosse$ 86-49...."

Houston Confronting Peak Oil
2007 Houston World Oil Conference focused on eventual point at which world oil production outpaces global demand
News Story  November 9, 2007, by Daniel Mottola
"...In attendance at the 2007 Houston World Oil Conference, Oct. 17-20, were some 525 people from 18 countries and 36 states for the largest ever conference to address "peak oil": the historical moment at which world oil production reaches maximum output and begins to decline, to be outpaced by rapidly increasing global demand..."

Houston to Turner
Has his allegiance to Tom Craddick already cost Sylvester Turner the speaker race?
DAILY News  May 31, 2007, by Richard Whittaker
"...Yesterday we asked whether Houston's Rep. Sylvester Turner could overcome his links to Speaker Tom Craddick and get his fellow Dems behind him in a speaker race. Well, it's less than a day after his announcement, and we have an answer..."

Houston Dynamo Unveil Potential Mascot Designs
DAILY Sports  February 7, 2007, by Mark Fagan
"...The Dynamo completed their first year in Houston holding aloft the MLS Cup as league champions. Now the real work begins, choosing a mascot..."

Houston Toad Clings to Survival in Bastrop
Worldwide study lists local amphibian as candidate for extinction
News Story  December 30, 2005, by Rachel Proctor May
"...Residents of that so-called desired development zone east of Austin have one less reason to cheer about the building boom about to engulf them: A recent study named Bastrop County one of 595 "centers of imminent extinction" worldwide. In other words, unless dramatic new conservation efforts are immediately enacted, the study predicted a sad end to the three-decade effort to protect the endangered Houston toad...."

Quote of the Week: Ora Houston
The outgoing council member reflects on four years and lots of work
News Column  June 14, 2018
"...– Council Member Ora Houston, announcing she will not seek re-election this fall for a second term..."

Day Trips & Beyond: Art Car Parade, Houston
The drive to create produces a rolling art gallery of fun
DAILY Travel  April 6, 2016, by Gerald E. McLeod
"...The largest free annual event in Houston is a long block party. Along the route of the Houston Art Car Parade are strategically placed lawn chairs and coolers..."

Public Notice: Ora Houston's Nightmare
Night of the living acronyms
News Column  July 30, 2015, by Nick Barbaro
"...But as is so often the case, a lot of the most consequential action – where the bulldozer meets the road, as it were – will come in a series of contentious decisions regarding land use code that will head to Council starting over the next few weeks. And unfortunately for Council Member Ora Houston's valiant campaign against acronyms, several of the big issues they'll face are among the most abbreviated topics in city government..."

Houston Hate Mailer
Conservative PAC treads line between liberal-bashing and racism in hobnail boots, throws in homophobia for good measure
DAILY News  October 22, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...The conservative Empower Texans PAC (famously linked to Houston property mogul Bob "Swiftboat" Perry) threw this gem out against Joel Redmond, the Democrat hoping to fill Houston's vacant House District 144 seat. On the classy flier, Redmond's image is in the middle of photos of Sen..."

Houston-Bound on Eight Wheels
Austin's Texecutioners coming off strong season into WFTDA regional finals.
DAILY Sports  October 3, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...It's a big week for rollerderby: not only was documentary Hell on Wheels finally released on DVD, but this weekend sees one of the three biggest events of the competitive calendar Battle Royale 08, the Western regional play-offs for the Women's Flat Track Derby Assocation. This year it's in the Verizon Wireless Theater in Houston, so a very driveable distance for flat-track fans...."

TXRG Takes Houston
Austin's Hell Marys defeat Houston's Psych Ward Sirens
DAILY Sports  April 14, 2008, by Richard Whittaker
"...The away season for the Texas Rollergirls got off to a stunning start in Houston in Sunday. Austin's own Hell Marys defeated the Psych Ward Sirens 126-83 at the April Annihilation bout at the Verizon Wireless Theater...."

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