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    Ask Joe The Plumber

    After John McCain mentioned his name about 12,000 times in last night's debate, the media descended on the guy's house in Ohio to learn about "the common man's" thoughts. Thoughts which sounded pretty much like GOP talking points. Except for (or may...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 16, 2008 @ 5:47 pm
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    That Smell At Kyle Field Isn't Just The Aggies Sucking

    Your team stinks, your coach is old and doesn't look like he's "hep" to the college game today; the biggest paper in the state no longer covers you (The Houston Chronicle, after cutbacks, now takes its A&M coverage from Hearst's San Antonio paper); a...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 16, 2008 @ 4:06 pm
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    Chefs Pitch In for Brennan's Fire Victims

    Top chefs in Houston are collaborating for a one-night-only special culinary event on Thursday, October 23 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., with the proceeds going to the Koonce Family Fund. The list of participating chefs reads like an honor roll: Ojan Bag...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 16, 2008 @ 3:02 pm
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    Galveston Releases A Damage-Assessment Map

    There are three maps listed here. The one most people are interested in is the first, from 61st Street east. Increase the size of the blow-up on the toolbar to, say, 50 percent and you get a pretty good idea of how bad things are.The city says: T...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 16, 2008 @ 2:30 pm
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    Metro's Fare Hike, Explained

    Metro has announced plans to raise its fares, announcing in the same breath that the basic fare hasn't risen since 1994. As with all things Metro, the facts are confusing. (Why, it's almost as if they want things to be less clear.) So we've prepared ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly and John Nova Lomax on October 16, 2008 @ 1:44 pm
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    Slideshow: Top Ten Totally Lame Last-Minute Halloween Costumes

    Still trying to decide on a Halloween costume? We suggest you come up with something soon. Otherwise you might wind up being one of these suckas. -- Keith Plocek

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on October 16, 2008 @ 12:47 pm
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    Texas' Own Joe The Plumber

    His name was invoked no less than 15 times by Republican nominee John McCain, who is using him as sort of an Everyman in the discussion over Barack Obama's proposed tax policies and how they might affect small businesses. There is, however, another ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 16, 2008 @ 12:01 pm
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    More Hi-Def Channels, More Getaways

    Is Omar Little your cable guy? A Sunnsyide shoot-out makes us wonder... KHOU is reporting a southeast side gun battle that left one woman dead and two men injured. Homicide detectives allege that the shoot-out started when three men drove up and att...

    @ Houston News by John Nova Lomax on October 16, 2008 @ 11:41 am
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    What To Do With That Ike Debris

    "Composting, erosion control and fuel for boilers and electric generation are just some of the ideas we are pursuing," said Mayor Bill White. "But we recognize that Houston is full of bright minds that can help us expand our options and we want to m...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 16, 2008 @ 11:00 am
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    'Round the Kitchen Table

    Are you sitting 'round your kitchen table, concerned about rising health care costs? Are you just sitting 'round your kitchen table, being American and all? Erg. And are you annoyed as Hell by the overuse of "`round the kitchen table" by politicia...

    @ Houston News by Jennifer Mathieu on October 16, 2008 @ 8:46 am
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    No W. Screenings For Houston Critics

    Except in Houston. Apparently, according to one local film critic, W.'s studio has decided not to have any critics' screenings in Houston.Writes Eric Harrison, who until recently was a film critic for the Houston Chronicle: For some reason, Lionsg...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 15, 2008 @ 5:21 pm
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    Alleged Aggie Assaulter Allegedly Assaults Again

    Eddie Helle, a cadet involved in a fight we wrote about in "Rotten to the Corps," was arrested on Saturday for allegedly beating up another student at a tailgate party - on university property - before the Aggie football game. Helle, who left the Cor...

    @ Houston News by Paul Knight on October 15, 2008 @ 5:02 pm
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    Zombies Will Feed The Poor!

    No, we don't mean the Texans' secondary. Or the Astros' bullpen. Or the people who pick TUTS' musicals. We mean actual zombies, walking...on behalf of the Houston Food Bank.The Houston Zombie Walk is being organized by Amy Buresh, who expects 150 or...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 15, 2008 @ 4:27 pm
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    Ike Kicks Disney In His Frozen Head

    The missing panels didn't bother the Texans, who have played home games there. (Unless you want to blame the notorious collapse against the Colts on the roof.) But while manly football can be played under a holed-out roof, it turns out other things ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 15, 2008 @ 3:23 pm
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    Sam Houston, Comcast Pitchman

    Some in the local blogosphere are not amused. At Dos Centavos, Stace Medelln had this to say: Other than Big John [Cornyn]'s ad where he takes credit for the Red Cross, the newest dumbest ad has to be Comcasts' Sam Houston ad where he appears to b...

    @ Houston News by John Nova Lomax on October 15, 2008 @ 2:01 pm
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    Reports of Nautical Antiques and Decor's Demise Greatly Exaggerated

    Last month we bemoaned the passing of Galveston's Nautical Antiques and Decor, arrrrgh-uably the best place in Southeast Texas for all your porthole and compass needs. But co-owner Adrienne Culpepper recently informed us via email that the place "h...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 15, 2008 @ 12:45 pm
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    Don't Ask Me No Questions

    Blogger Kevin Whited wrote to Steve Jetton, the Chron's reader rep, with some reasonable questions, among them where the editorial writer in question, Andrea Georgsson, would be participating in any Chron endorsements in the county judge race.Jetton ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 15, 2008 @ 11:48 am
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    Aldine ISD Is The Susan Lucci Of The Broad Prize, Again

    That's what school district officials will have to keep repeating to themselves as once again they have been denied the $1 million Broad Prize in Urban Education. For the third time in the six-year history of the award, Aldine was one of five finali...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on October 15, 2008 @ 10:40 am
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    McGowen Green in Midtown?

    And I have always had the same thought: Wouldn't it be cool, I would dream, if they put something like a smaller version of Central Park there? And then cold reality: Who am I kidding? This is Houston. And indeed this is still Houston, but at least ...

    @ Houston News by John Nova Lomax on October 15, 2008 @ 10:23 am
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    Guy Sues Continental Airlines over Fuel Surcharges

    Well, Timothy Moriarty is. He's so incensed, in fact, that he's suing Continental Airlines over it. Earlier this year, Moriarty claims he paid for a round-trip ticket on Continental between Cleveland, Ohio and Bush Intercontinental, including the fu...

    @ Houston News by Chris Vogel on October 14, 2008 @ 3:48 pm
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