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    Over the Weekend: Sophisticated Bitch Fashion Show and Houston Astros

    We've been a bit busy battening down the hatches for Tropical Storm Eduoard, so we'll keep this edition of Over the Weekend short and sweet. (Or bitchy, as it were.) Sophisticated Bitch Fashion Show at Venue Bill Olive hit the town again, this ti...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on August 4, 2008 @ 12:23 pm
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    Valero: We'll Handle This Incident, Thank You

    This time it's Valero. As spokesman Bill Day put it, "Valero reported an incident this morning involving a sulfur loading tank at the Valero Houston Refinery that resulted in some release of sulfur compounds. The release has been contained, and at th...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 12:09 pm
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    Top Ten Hurricane Tips

    1. Siphon as much gas as possible from neighbors' vehicles. (Not applicable for neighbors of Joe Horn). 2. Make sure you have plenty of canned goods. These can be used to build cool forts. 3. Even though he's retired, make sure you have Dr. Neil Fr...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 10:11 am
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    The Top Five Texas Cheerleader Scandals

    But those feisty Katy gals are hardly alone when it comes to bringing shame down on those who wave pom-pons in the Lone Star state. Here's a look at our Top 5 Disgraces to Texas Cheerleading: 5. Meltdown in Allen: First, a number of Allen High Schoo...

    @ Hair Balls by Paul Knight on August 4, 2008 @ 9:31 am
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    San Francisco Wants To Help Us Recycle, Gets Cold Shoulder

    The $1,000 to $2,000 raised each month usually goes to a political candidate, a drive to register voters, or any good cause. This month, the San Francisco group has decided on what they feel is a very worthy cause: Providing recycling bins to the ci...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 4, 2008 @ 8:39 am
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    Legal Action Stirring On Illegal-Alien Raid

    The owner of the company and two office workers were named in the indictment. All three are charged with conspiracy and "Encouraging Illegal Aliens to Reside in the United States For Commercial Advantage," according to the indictment. Paul Nugen...

    @ Hair Balls by Paul Knight on August 1, 2008 @ 6:05 pm
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    Pol Brennan Rides Out Hurricane In Solitary

    A lot has happened since. The day our story hit the street, Hurricane Dolly tore through Los Fresnos, but Brennan wasn't there to see it, as the jail was evacuated the day before. Nervous again about his supposed reputation as a flight risk, prison...

    @ Hair Balls by John Nova Lomax on August 1, 2008 @ 5:36 pm
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    Vindication Time For The TSU Three

    That's how former TSU student Justin Jordan said he felt an hour after hearing that he and two other former students at the college won their federal lawsuit against the university earlier today. "I was very happy," says Jordan. "It proves that if ...

    @ Hair Balls by Chris Vogel on August 1, 2008 @ 5:22 pm
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    Port Arthur Shares The Polluting Load

    BASF FINA Petrochemical Limited Partnerships has gotten whacked with a $250,753 penalty by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for a slew of environmental misdeeds at its plant, said to be the world's largest steam cracker. Steam crackers ...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 1, 2008 @ 5:07 pm
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    Circus Animals Tortured Because Of Air Guitars

    Well, at least our hearts did go out to him. Until we learned how he got the injury. From the blog heeb'n'vegan: "Calle was unable to protest, having fallen victim to an unfortunate injury at an air guitar competition two days earlier." (We guess ...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 1, 2008 @ 4:44 pm
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    TEA Releases Ratings, Houston ISD Has Some Hits, Some Misses

    On the much brighter side, 38 received the top rating of exemplary, 118 got recognized status and 97 made the bare minimum of academically acceptable. Sixteen other schools in the district weren't rated. Top rated: the High School for the Performing ...

    @ Hair Balls by Houston Press on August 1, 2008 @ 2:45 pm
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    McCain Supporters to Meet in Some Kingly Digs

    Where will it be held? The Vietnam Elvis Museum, of course. Or maybe not "of course"; we really don't know. But that's where it's being held. The Vietnam Elvis Museum is actually the private home of Henry Nguyen. It's crammed with memorabilia, but...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 1, 2008 @ 10:33 am
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    A&M Tackles The Pressing Animal-ESP Issue

    The pressing issue of whether pets have ESP. "The question has been asked for decades: Do animals have ESP?" says an Aggie press release. We say the question has been asked for minutes: Who the hell's been wondering whether animals have ESP? Someo...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 1, 2008 @ 9:59 am
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    UFOs Definitively, Absolutely Proven To Have Visited Houston

    And they've been in Houston!! Recently!! Forgive the use of exclamation points, but this truly is astounding news, you've got to admit. Clear, compelling video evidence of a UFO in Houston was put up on YouTube about two weeks ago. But none of th...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on August 1, 2008 @ 9:17 am
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    The Sharks Come Out For Sunmart

    Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed a lawsuit against The Woodlands-based Petroleum Wholesale Inc. for allegedly shortchanging customers at Sunmart gas pumps, accusing the company of deliberately charging motorists more than the posted amount per ...

    @ Hair Balls by Chris Vogel on August 1, 2008 @ 8:13 am
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    FLDS Mother Speaks Up At Rotary Club

    "I chose to [be married]," she said. "I know a lot of people say, 'Oh, they're supposed to say that,' but if I didn't want to be here, I wouldn't be here. If I didn't want to be a mother, I wouldn't be." The woman said she was married when she was ...

    @ Hair Balls by Paul Knight on July 31, 2008 @ 6:31 pm
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    School Board Gets The Boot In North Forest ISD

    Texas Commissioner of Education Robert Scott announced that he's going to put in a new three-member board of managers to replace the elected school board and a new superintendent as soon as the Justice Department gives its OK. The board of managers a...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 31, 2008 @ 4:57 pm
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    A Wish List For Austin's Movie Memorabilia Sale

    Debbie Haber at the studio balked at providing a complete manifest of what's going to be up for grabs (though she did describe a prop treasure chest from Spy Kids and set pieces from The Faculty and Varsity Blues. So one is left to wonder what other...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 31, 2008 @ 4:24 pm
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    Leaks At The Discovery Green Garage

    The source for her story? An unidentified City Council member who wouldn't speak on camera "because of the sensitive nature of this issue." (What's so "sensitive" about a couple of leaks?) Anyway, we tried to talk with Discovery Green Park Director...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 31, 2008 @ 3:16 pm
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    Might As Well Face It, We're Addicted To E-Mail

    That's according to AOL, which we were somewhat surprised to learn still exists. But it does, and it has issued its fourth annual survey of e-mail habits in America. The results -- only New York is more obsessed with e-mail than Houston. We beat Ch...

    @ Hair Balls by Richard Connelly on July 31, 2008 @ 2:13 pm
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