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    Cornyn's Killing Noriega, Money-Wise

    Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rick Noriega, from Houston, isn't doing so well in the fundraising department, the Republican Party of Texas is happy to inform us. With a little more than three months remaining in the race, Sen. John Cornyn reported...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 15, 2008 @ 1:19 pm
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    Jesus On a Stick

    For reasons of His own choosing, the Messiah has chosen to reveal his face on a telephone pole. The Alice Echo-News picks up the tale, and furnishes a couple of pics of the miraculous pole. "The further you get the more detail you can see," said Mir...

    @ Houston News by John Nova Lomax on July 15, 2008 @ 1:14 pm
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    Priscilla Slade and TSU Still making News

    We're not sure why, but Texas Southern's flamboyant, fabulous, free-spending and non-felonious former president Priscilla Slade is back in the news. Several media outlets around the country have picked up a recent AP report that essentially recounts...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 15, 2008 @ 12:18 pm
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    Abstinence Education Somehow Not Working

    Amazingly, Texas' policy of teaching only "DON'T DO IT!!!! EVER!!!" doesn't seem to be working. A recent federal study showed that 53 percent of Texas high schoolers had had intercourse, compared to 48 percent nationally. Teaching kids abstinence i...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 15, 2008 @ 11:29 am
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    Slideshow: Central Valley Coyotes vs. Texas Copperheads

    On Saturday the Coyotes trounced the Copperheads, 72-34, but our photographer was too busy hanging out in the stands to capture much of the game. You can follow the peripheral action here. -- KP

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 15, 2008 @ 8:24 am
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    Houston Speed Traps Caught on Film

    The channel includes this great video that shows one fine day where an unmarked HPD car was nailing speeders, then calling ahead so colleagues could pull the victims over. (Yeah, we said victims.) IN one short stretch of the Southwest Freeway, five ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 15, 2008 @ 8:08 am
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    Fraternity Hazing Suit Settles

    Lawyers for the family of Jack Phoummarath, a UT freshman who died in a binge-drinking episode, say they've settled their lawsuit against a fraternity and some of its members. (At least that's who we're assuming they've settled with, since that''s wh...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 14, 2008 @ 5:23 pm
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    UH Sweatshop Protest, Part XVII

    If you feel like stickin' it to The Man, the University of Houston's Students Against Sweatshops (SAS) are holding a press conference Tuesday at noon, on the UH campus. The issue? New UH Prez Renu Khator and other university bigwigs are "actively eng...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 14, 2008 @ 5:13 pm
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    The Year the Smurfs Attacked

    That their name was so ridiculous only enhanced their bad-assery in the minds of many kids. You just knew that any gang that would call itself the Smurfs were total psychos. Smurfophobia reached such a fever pitch, Newsweek picked up the tale. A res...

    @ Houston News by John Nova Lomax on July 14, 2008 @ 3:12 pm
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    Twitter Is Very Important!

    U.S. Rep. John Culberson, for one, has especially taken to Twitter, where he can keep constituents posted of his thoughts as they come to him, 24-7. That's why Culberson is worried that The Man (i.e. Congress, i.e., the body of government he works ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 14, 2008 @ 2:25 pm
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    Army Recruiters Never Sleep

    A 16-year-old we know was waiting patiently at a bus stop the other day. A non-descript sedan drove by, then hit the brakes. The driver made a quick U-turn, went back and crossed the median again in order to drive by the bus stop. As it neared the ...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 14, 2008 @ 12:52 pm
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    Astronauts Need to Start Having Sex in Space

    Dr. Jason Kring, an assistant professor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University who studies sex for NASA (yep, you read that right), recently told the Telegraph that astronauts on extended missions, such as those planned for the exploration of Mars,...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 14, 2008 @ 12:20 pm
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    DA to Tackle Family Violence

    Houston hasn't always been on the forefront of helping victims of family violence, as we've noted in the past. Some help appears to be on the way. The Harris County DA's office has just announced a federally funded three-year, $850,000 project to "s...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 14, 2008 @ 10:45 am
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    More Houston Chronicle cuts coming?

    Bad vibes are wafting out of 801 Texas, home of the Houston Chronicle. The Chron underwent a round of layoffs and buyouts back in October, but that might have been only the beginning. Papers all over the country have been ferociously chopping jobs,...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 14, 2008 @ 10:16 am
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    Over the Weekend: Art of Can, Afterburner Party, Rich's and Astros

    Welcome to our brand-new news blog. Don't worry, the inimitable Miss Pop Rocks isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and we'll still keep posting plenty of Over the Weekend action. On that note... Red Bull Art of Can at the Galleria Taurine freaks ...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 14, 2008 @ 9:14 am
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    So Angelina Jolie Had Her Babies

    Cuz Angie had her babies. This past weekend, she popped out a matched set, Vivienne Marcheline and Knox Leon (well la di da) to go with the bevy of Benetton babies she shares with Brad Pitt. The kiddos were born in France, of course. I guess Sub...

    @ Houston News by Jennifer Mathieu on July 14, 2008 @ 8:58 am
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    Lindsay, Britney, Obama and Hello

    You are looking LIVE! at the Houston Press' new Hair Balls blog. Take a second to luxuriate in the subtle, distinctive logo. One of the ways we hope to get things going here is by interacting with you. Feel free to comment, drop me a line at rich.co...

    @ Houston News by Richard Connelly on July 14, 2008 @ 8:00 am
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    Slideshow: Red Bull Art of Can at the Galleria

    Instead of blogging, sprucing up their Facebook pages or attempting to reach a higher level on Grand Theft Auto IV, some dedicated Red Bull quaffers put all of those empties to better use. They created works of art far removed from those wooden guy...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 13, 2008 @ 8:53 pm
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    Bayousphere

    The plan to exercise extensively at the gym prior to the fight obviously didn't pan out, so Homer Fonseca resorts to Plan B -- the feared sticking-out of the tongue. Opponent Justin Jones doesn't look too afraid, but the Mixed Martial Arts match at R...

    by Daniel Kramer on July 31, 2008
  • Texas Air National Guard Boots Sick Soldier - Jason Franco now struggling in civilian life

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    Texas Air National Guard Boots Sick Soldier - Jason Franco now struggling in civilian life

    It was about four years back into civilian life that Jason Franco decided he'd had enough of going nowhere. He'd gotten out of active duty for the Marines in 1997 and took on jobs as a drill instructor at a juvenile boot camp for three years and sec...

    by Margaret Downing on July 31, 2008
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