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  • 8 days ago | Political Animals

    "If you build it, they will come" might be a great line for a Kevin Costner movie. But when it comes to renovating the Astrodome, one would hope that Harris County officials could come up with a better plan, especially considering that the As...

  • 12 days ago | Sports

    There was only one ticket window open at Hofheinz Pavilion Saturday afternoon. That meant that many fans hoping to attend the University of Houston basketball game weren’t actually inside the building until the first half was nearly over. Seeing t...

  • 15 days ago | Sports

    The saying around Rice sports is “Rice Fight, Never Die.” And no matter how things are going with the basketball program, it’s always evident that Mike Rhoades’ team always fights and never dies. But unfortunately for the team and its fans, while ...

  • 20 days ago | Sports

    It’s not so much that the Houston Cougars lost 69-57 to UConn yesterday. It’s in how the Cougars lost. There was starting the game making just one of the first 15 shots for the day. There was shooting just 33.3-percent from the floor for the entir...

  • 23 days ago | Sports

    As the Texans head into another offseason, following another embarrassing postseason loss, Houstonians are to be reassured that the Texans braintrust is going to do whatever is necessary to fix the problems with the team. The number one priority, ...

  • 26 days ago | Sports

    The Houston Cougars defeated the Tulane Green Wave 63-45 last Tuesday. It wasn’t a pretty win — the Cougars shot just 41-percent from the floor (and were just two of 14 from behind the three point line) while Tulane hit just 32.7-percent of its sh...

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