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Margaret Downing

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    July 26, 2013

    Rice Student Struck by METRO Light Rail Memorialized in Noon Vigil Today

    A noontime vigil today at the spot where 20-year-old Rice architecture student Vivian Ziwei Guan was killed by a METRO train Monday attracted between 30 and 40 students, professors and architecture professionals. As people assembled, arriving either by light rail or walking up to the site, they sto ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Opening for Houston Press Web Editor

    The Houston Press has an immediate opening for a full-time web editor. This position combines journalism with social media marketing and analytical data management to increase the audience for the Press on its desktop and mobile applications. The web editor assigns and edits photo slideshows, manag ... More >>

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    October 29, 2012

    Managing Editor Job Opening at the Houston Press

    The Houston Press has an immediate opening for a managing editor. We're looking for a journalist with exceptional writing, editing and management skills who can meet the daily challenges of our rapidly expanding online content while supporting high-quality print work. The ideal candidate will have s ... More >>

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    June 15, 2012

    Suggested Baseball Fan Behavior: An Ode to Detroit's Comerica Park

    Last week, the Press' Margaret Downing, in Detroit for the Association of Alternative Newsmedia convention, took in a Tigers game at Comerica Park. She brought a souvenir back to the office: A full-color, 60-page "A-Z Guest Guide," which basically breaks down how to be a fan in verbose and silly l ... More >>

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    November 26, 2011

    RenFest: Your Last Chance To Get All Medieval This Weekend

    Check out even more of our RenFest pictures gathered up as we wandered the grounds on Friday. This is it, the final countdown. With two days left in RenFest season for this year, it's today and tomorrow to haul yourself up to the fields south of Plantersville, lace yourself into a bodkin, loin clo ... More >>

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    September 12, 2011

    Wildfire Evacuees Pause for a Breath at Lake Conroe KOA

    Margaret DowningScott Ross had to flee his house​Scott Ross had held out past the wildfire evacuation order. The father of six didn't want to leave his place off at Southall Drive and FM 1486 to looters and in his case, it wasn't idle speculation. He'd already had a guy run out from under his ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011

    Trade Off

    Readers on the cutting of career-based programs at HISD.

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    April 21, 2011

    Redrawing Fiefdoms in Ye Olde HISD

    Margaret DowningGene Locke walked HISD trustees through redistricting, Chapter 1​The Hispanic population continues to boom, the Anglo drip-drip-drip away to suburbia continues, there's a small decline among African Americans in Houston ISD and the district's biggest gain percentage wise is in ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    A Night At TUTS' Little Shop of Horrors: Don't Forget The Bug Spray

    Photo by Margaret DowningTUTS' Audrey with the famed "corpse flower"​The Theatre Under The Stars acting company is staging its usual summer freebie at Miller Outdoor Theatre. This year's installment is the Broadway staple, The Little Shop of Horrors.    Hair Balls decided to check i ... More >>

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    May 28, 2010

    Openings and Closings

    Photo by Margaret Downing​Just in time for summer, a cool-sounding restaurant with an even cooler concept has come along. Oceans, the ceviche-only restaurant that took over the old Bistro Vino location, is officially open to the public. We took a first look at Oceans a few weeks ago and found ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful

    ...but your photos are -- pardon the holiday cheer -- delightful. So keep sending in those wintery pictures to the Houston Press Flickr pool and let it snow! For more information on any of the photos, including location and photographer, simply click on them.

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    December 4, 2009

    Boating on Buffalo Bayou

    Photos by Margaret Downing​Buffalo Bayou Partnership is promoting its boat tours -- tying them into the Christmas season -- as part of its continuing effort to try to get Houston residents out of their cars and down to the bayou to see what all the clean-up has achieved. So Thursday, after two pr ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Straits Singaporean: A Different Kind of Fire

    Photos by Margaret Downing The Roti John Sandwich, Straits' signature dish, is braised beef (or chicken), with onion, tomato, spicy mayo and garlic fries.​There we were, looking at what appeared to be eyes staring back at us in a faintly orangish sauce. "It's messy," my dining companion pr ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Cure For Swine Flu Is Here!!!

    Photo by Margaret DowningWell, maybe the cure for swine flu is here.Note to self: The BBQ fund-raisers at Stafford's Calvary Church are probably not worth the drive. On the other hand, someone definitely should tell the Centers for Disease Control about this.

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    May 11, 2009

    Sunday's Walk for the Breast Cancer Network of Strength

    Photo by Margaret DowningBetty Trobaugh was there in a wheelchair. She enlisted the help of her three daughters to push her through the three-mile course. The first half of the non-competitive walk which started at Sam Houston Park and went down Allen Parkway wasn't bad -- all downhill. Coming back ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Food Fight at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Photo by Margaret Downing Click here for plenty more photos of fried goodness. The food was carefully laid out on each judge's plate. First up, a beef burrito taco. We had palate cleansers (pickles, crackers and green grapes) and water at the ready. Cameras were clicking and video was running ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Food Fight at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    Photo by Margaret Downing Click here for plenty more photos of fried goodness. The food was carefully laid out on each judge's plate. First up, a beef burrito taco. We had palate cleansers (pickles, crackers and green grapes) and water at the ready. Cameras were clicking and video was running ... More >>

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    February 19, 2009
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    October 28, 2008
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    September 3, 2008
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    August 14, 2008
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    May 29, 2008
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    April 24, 2008
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    May 19, 2005

    Getting Our Props

    Houston Press writers do well in national and state contests

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    April 21, 2005

    And the Winners Are

    Houston Press does well in a two-state contest

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    September 30, 2004
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    April 29, 2004
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    April 22, 2004
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    April 1, 2004
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    November 20, 2003
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    May 1, 2003
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    April 24, 2003
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    April 17, 2003
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    April 10, 2003
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    March 6, 2003
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    November 14, 2002

    Cut the Apple

    Plus: Buck Rogers, Harvesting Knowledge, Star Pizza Resolve

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    April 11, 2002

    The Fate of Yates

    Plus: Leaf Them Alone, Thais to Houston, Culture Stock

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    November 1, 2001
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    August 9, 2001

    Letters

    Music Mayhem, Poisoned Pooch, In the John

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    January 4, 2001

    Letters

    Last Chance, Revival of the Fittest

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    December 7, 2000

    Letters

    Mind Games, Bad Form, Executioner's Wrong

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    November 23, 2000

    Letters

    Mental Health Madness, Residental Revelations, English or Else?

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    October 12, 2000

    Letters

    Investigate CEP, Santa Fe's Shame, Politics Makes Strange...

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    May 6, 1999
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    April 29, 1999
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    April 30, 1998
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    April 2, 1998
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    February 19, 1998
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