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    Good News: Texas Leads the Nation in Teen Pregnancy

    A new study says Texas ranks number one in the nation in teen pregnancy - and it's about damn time! Because Texas had experienced a decline in teen births in the 1990s, it didn't look like we stood a chance at nabbing the coveted God We...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 25, 2007 @ 5:00 pm
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    High School Photo Contest: Food, Glorious Food

    We're accepting entries until the end of August for our photo contest for Houston-area high school students. The theme is food. Good food. Bad food. Dog food. People food (but not in a cannibalistic way, of course). Anything that relates to eating. ...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 25, 2007 @ 2:38 pm
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    Thanks to a Slick Move, Houston-based Weatherford Keeps Drilling in Sudan

    Oil is slick stuff. The oil business can be even slicker. And within the industry, Houston-based Weatherford International may be the slipperiest of all. Yep, that Sudan. According to Fortune Magazine, the oil giant is drilling in Sudan...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 25, 2007 @ 2:12 pm
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    We Blame the Chicken Fried Steak

    Yes, indeed, everything is bigger in Texas, including our fat asses. Check out this obesity map from CNN. It's kind of interesting the way fat states are marked in red and slightly less fat states are marked in blue. Maybe it's a subtle statement ...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 25, 2007 @ 12:49 pm
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    Infernal Bridegroom Productions, 1993-2007

    Sad news just landed in our inboxes: Infernal Bridegroom Productions ceased operations this month due to hard-core financial difficulties. Damn, that sucks. We really liked those folks. IBP was one of the things we always pulled out in the Houston-v...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 24, 2007 @ 4:13 pm
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    We're Not Sure About Cathy Mincberg, But You Definitely Have a Problem Writing Original Headlines

    School observers may be interested to learn that former HISD chief business officer Cathy Mincberg is now poised to assume the role of schools superintendent - in Portland, Oregon, according to a recent article in Willamette Week entitled, "Houston, ...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 24, 2007 @ 1:50 pm
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    Robb's Review: On the Menu

    This week, in the process of reviewing Red Basil Thai Fusion Restaurant, we discovered lots of other Thai restaurants that have recently opened in the same West Houston neighborhood. Why are so many new Thai restaurants opening in Houston? Accordi...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 24, 2007 @ 12:28 pm
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    That's the Story of the Hurricane

    One in three coastal dwellers wouldn't leave during a hurricane, even if the gotdamn guvment told them to, according to a Harvard University survey. "The survey found the most common reasons for not evacuating were the same ones that topped last yea...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 24, 2007 @ 11:32 am
  • Concierge Care - Doctor charges $1,500 annual fee to AIDS patients

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    Concierge Care - Doctor charges $1,500 annual fee to AIDS patients

    Dr. Shannon Ray Schrader has been a visible and, at times, inspiring presence in the fight against AIDS in Houston. So why are a lot of AIDS patients pissed off at him now? It's because they're feeling abandoned. Schrader has notified his 1,50...

    by Richard Connelly on September 6, 2007
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    Mail Call - Buh-Bye, Garner; Nice Work?; Union Station

    Houstoned Ballz blog readers respond to "Sure, Phil Garner and Tim Purpura Are Out, and Cecil Cooper and Tal Smith Are In, But None of That Matters So Long As Drayton McLane Is Still Around..." by John Royal, August 28 Fan site: Nice photo of Dra...

    on September 6, 2007
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    Feature Photo

    Surrounded by a sea of orange-painted men with Che Guevara banners, a blond woman looks to be somewhat anxious about what's happening. But maybe that's because the Dynamo are losing. Because this isn't taking place on some heat-blasted plaza in a Sou...

    by Daniel Kramer on September 6, 2007
  • Greyhound Racing - Tracks and breeders struggle as attendance declines

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    Greyhound Racing - Tracks and breeders struggle as attendance declines

    Ferd West isn't a sentimental guy. He's a self-made businessman with a car dealership who grew up on a watermelon and peanut farm with 14 siblings in rural Texas. "When you come off a watermelon farm, everything else is easy in life," he says. Sti...

    by Russell Cobb on September 6, 2007
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    Harry Hallowed Potter

    It took Pradnya Bhawalkar an hour to put together the gloves, robe and rest of the witch costume the 18 year old wore to the midnight Harry Potter party at the Barnes and Noble at First Colony Mall in Sugar Land last night. The parking lot was so ful...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 21, 2007 @ 11:10 am
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    Gonna Be an Earthquake

    Comic Earthquake comes to town on Saturday with a show that he promises is "more mature." The comedian, who has had specials on HBO, BET and Comedy Central, says his show is definetely for adults. "It''s a little more sophisticated, on the topics tha...

    @ Houston News by Olivia Flores Alvarez on July 20, 2007 @ 6:55 pm
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    Get Lit: Restless, by William Boyd

    Both are engaging stories, although the gimmick that drives the book - the mother has written her story, but only shows it a few chapters at a time to her daughter, so that the two plots can switch back and forth - is a little clumsy. So is a subplot...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 20, 2007 @ 2:27 pm
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    People Are Talking About Coins. And Beaumont. And Us.

    Various message boards are filling up with spirited comments from coin hobbyists regarding this week's feature story on several related Beaumont-based coin companies accused of using aggressive tactics to defraud customers out of millions. You can fo...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 20, 2007 @ 1:25 pm
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    TGITiVo: The Bronx Is Burning

    Two years ago, New Yorker writer Jonathan Mahler wrote a book called Ladies and Gentlemen, The Bronx is Burning. It was an entertaining, kaleidoscopic look at the tumultuous year of 1977 in the Big Apple, a year which featured riots, a citywide bla...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 20, 2007 @ 9:08 am
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    Walking to Los Angeles

    Noah Rattler is walking from Houston to Los Angeles to raise awareness of homelessness. He began his walk on March 23 and is completing the second leg of his journey right now in the middle of summer, in the Mojave Desert. Ben DeSoto I...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 19, 2007 @ 6:06 pm
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    Creationism and the Dumbing Down of Texas

    Yes, it looks like creationism may be taught in public schools on an equal basis with evolution. That's fair, right? Except that creationism a.k.a. "the theory of intellligent design" is religion (well the Christian fundamentalist brand anyway) and e...

    @ Houston News by Houston Press on July 19, 2007 @ 2:49 pm
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    Lippe Service

    Do you have a vagina? If not, feel free to skip down to the next item. If so, then at some point, you've probably had an itchy vagina too. Well, there's good news on that front: Lippe (yes!) Taylor Communications wants you to know that Vagisil ha...

    @ Houston News by Cathy Matusow on July 19, 2007 @ 1:49 pm
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