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  • Bayousphere

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    Bayousphere

    Just another caped, tattooed, cig-smoking tricycle rider? No -- Wednesday Christie was a participant in the Tricycle Poker Run, which ran a gauntlet from Reserve 101 to Molly's Pub, Live Sports Cafe, Shay McElroy's and Butterfly High. She had an unfa...

    by Daniel Kramer on September 4, 2008
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    That '70s Show: Memos reveal what the oil bidness was like

    Ah, the '70s in Houston. A time when men were men, oil companies had balls and political correctness was some distant dream (or nightmare). It was a time built for men like Edward Mike Davis and the Tiger Oil Company. A stack of memos written ...

    by Richard Connelly on September 4, 2008
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    Spanish Only at Spring Branch Schools

    Online readers respond to "Spring Branch Mom Can't Register Her Kids for School -- Because They Speak English," Hair Balls blog, by Paul Knight, August 27. Way weird: This is just freaking incredible! I mean, it just seems waaay too weird to actu...

    on September 4, 2008
  • Hope for the Houston Texans? - Gary Kubiak and team search for their first winning season

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    Hope for the Houston Texans? - Gary Kubiak and team search for their first winning season

    The Houston Texans are about to embark on their seventh NFL season. In only one of the previous six seasons did they finish anywhere but last in their division. That was in 2004, when they finished next-to-last. So, just two years removed from...

    by Richard Connelly on September 4, 2008
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    No Smoking Ban In West U Bar (Note Single, Not Plural)

    With the passing of Houston's smoking ban last year, smokers in the Village area were driven to a single sanctuary, a bar that harkens back to a simpler time when frat boys were frat boys and everyone's hair smelled like cigarettes after a good night...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 5:20 pm
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    Kirbyjon Caldwell Loves Bush, Hates McCain

    Speaking to reporters yesterday, Caldwell let it rip, breaking out the hate just because McCain attended a biker rally in South Dakota and suggested his wife should enter the annual topless contest held there.Said Caldwell: Well, I don't know a lot...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 4:50 pm
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    Houston Developer Won't Rebuild San Diego's City Hall

    No longer. Hines issued a press release today saying they are pulling out of the competition to be awarded the job. There are no specific numbers on how much the contract would have been worth to the company, but San Diego officials say the Hines v...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 4:36 pm
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    The Bright Side Of Pollution

    But Marvin, sadly, ain't coming back, so we'll say something similar, "It must be hell runnin' an environmentally responsible refinery!!" The reason we say that is Houston Refining LP, which runs a 700-acre, 286,000-barrel-per-day refinery over on L...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 4:00 pm
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    HISD's Terry Abbott: The Top Five Moments

    "[A]s board member Natasha Kamrani put it: 'Terry Abbott is a junk-yard dog. He will stand in front of people who are shooting bullets at you,'" the Chron wrote. HISD superintendent Abe Saavedra also praised Abbott: "You pretty much have been the sh...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 3:39 pm
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    FLDS Son Cuts Deal With Prosecutors

    Levi Jeffs, 19, was arrested after state troopers stopped the car he was driving through the church's compound, according to Raymond Loomis, a prosecutor in Schleicher County, location of the ranch. Troopers charged him with interfering with a public...

    @ Houston News by Paul Knight on August 15, 2008 @ 2:36 pm
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    Former TV News Stuntman Now A Chicago Anchor

    He was the reporter who submitted himself to any manner of peril for your TV enjoyment, including plunging himself via car into a bayou to demonstrate how to properly extricate one's self from a sinking vehicle. He also sacrificed his body to pepper ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 2:07 pm
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    St. Joseph's Nurses Told: "No Naps For You!!"

    "I'm not talking about people sleeping at their desk," says one Behavioral Medicine nurse who says she can't reveal her name without getting fired. "I'm talking about when you're on your break and other nurses are watching the patients." Nurses work...

    @ Houston News by Chris Vogel on August 15, 2008 @ 12:54 pm
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    I'm Not The Kind Of Guy Who Uses A Real-Life Skull Bong

    "I want you to know I'm not the kid people think I am," Jones said. Which would be, we guess, the kind of person who would dig up a grave and make a skull bong.A friend asked Jones to go to a Humble cemetery in March - about two months before Jones...

    @ Houston News by Paul Knight on August 15, 2008 @ 12:14 pm
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    Allen Parkway Development Moving Forward

    Developers for Regent Square have applied for final plat approval from the city's Planning Department. So start planning your excursion to what the developer calls "a vibrant community alive with shopping, dining, working, entertaining, socializing ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 10:16 am
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    Open Season on Pit Bulls' Genitals

    For years, local animal rescue groups have refused to adopt out pit bulls, preferring to humanely send them on to euthanasia heaven. That hasn't seemed to make much of a dent in the overall pit bull population -- people still want pit bulls for home ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 15, 2008 @ 8:42 am
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    I Heart Carson Kressley

    So I totally get the fact that Lifetime's "How To Look Good Naked" is kind of a cheesy, mostly obvious self-empowerment show that is built upon the sad and horrible truth that our American culture glorifies extreme thinness and does not acknowledge t...

    @ Houston News by Jennifer Mathieu on August 15, 2008 @ 8:10 am
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    The Osteen Trial: The Greatest Upset Ever (Didn't Happen)

    Perhaps the most astounding thing McKamie did this morning was to try to impeach the testimony of a witness he had called yesterday - a witness who actually supported the defense. That was Barbara Shedden, a passenger on the fateful flight, who said ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 14, 2008 @ 5:14 pm
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    You Can Ignore Evolutionary Theory In Texas

    Like lines from the old hymn "The fight is o'er, the battle won," creationists have figured out a way to keep their kids away from all that monkey talk without further fights before the Texas Legislature. The Texas Virtual Academy buys its curriculum...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 14, 2008 @ 4:37 pm
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    HISD Teacher: Put My Grandson With "Good White Neighborhood Boys"

    HISD has now released a copy of the complaint that originated the investigation. Part of the complaint stems from Dauber's insistence that her grandson be placed in a class with "good white neighborhood boys."Here's an excerpt: [Dauber] made racis...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 14, 2008 @ 3:30 pm
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    Osteen Trial: Victory For Victoria!

    After a little more than two hours of deliberation, the jury came back unanimously in favor of Victoria Osteen just now, forever cementing the right of rich white preachers's wives to big-time flight attendants all over America. We'll update later w...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on August 14, 2008 @ 3:21 pm
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