St. Thomas High School

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    July 21, 2014

    Why I Liked Being Jewish At an All-Boys Catholic School

    The locker my freshman year at St. Thomas High School was on the second floor of the main building, 50 feet from a chapel where Mass was celebrated before every school day. The walls along the hallways were filled, floor-to-ceiling with lockers. Freshmen got the lower ones. I had to get on my knees ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    HISD Sells High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice to St. Thomas

    After months of deliberation, we have a sale. The Houston Independent School District Board of Education authorized the sale of the campus housing the district's High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice on Thursday. Trustees voted unanimously to accept a $60 million bid made by St. Thom ... More >>

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    May 24, 2012

    El Salvador vs. New Zealand: BBVA's First International Match Ends In A 2-2 draw

    So what do you get when you cross FIFA's 49th-ranked team against its 130th? You get BBVA Compass Stadium's first international soccer match featuring El Salvador and New Zealand. And it didn't disappoint. The 2-2 draw had more goals than either of the Dynamo's first two games at BBVA. A relativel ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Wrong Time, Wrong Place

    A parochial school kid takes a leap of faith, transfers to a public high school and gets caught in a whirlwind.

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    November 11, 2011

    Bartender Chat: Nathan Wells of Beaver's

    ​This week, we paid a visit to Beaver's to meet bartender Nathan, or "Dollar Wells," as he's called. It was pretty dead at 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday as I sat at the bar, beautifully littered with several rocks glasses filled with different-colored concoctions. Nathan tells me they're making some la ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    A Breakfast Torta from Otto's

    ​I've been a fan of Otto's since my days at St. Thomas High School, when the original Memorial Drive location was a popular spot for off-campus lunch. That had as much to do with the fact that a St. Thomas I.D. scored you a free drink as it did with the food, but it was a go-to nonetheless. Of ... More >>

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    December 1, 2010

    Qian Feng: Poisoning Dogs Alleged Hobby Of Jackson Hill Man

    Photo courtesy HPDQian Feng: Arrested for poisoning dogs​The Heights / Timbergrove cat mutilations we covered last summer remain unsolved, but Houston police believe they have busted the culprit in a string of dog poisonings in the Jackson Hill area. And we have an alert, tech-savvy citizen ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010
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    September 18, 2008

    Buffalo Bayou Kayak Tour

    See the city from water’s point of view

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    August 2, 2008
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    April 4, 2007
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    April 10, 2003

    Dead Wrong

    Relatives say Hollywood Cemetery sells the same plot over and over, stacks graves and buries people where they don t belong. And then forgets about them.

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    July 19, 2001

    Pipeline to the Pros

    One of the straightest paths to the NBA begins on the summer hoops circuit. All the kids have to do in return is wear the right shoes.

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    February 24, 2000

    Boots and Hoots

    Rocky Carroll crafts footwear for presidents and popes -- but not the Houston Rodeo

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    October 3, 1996

    The Kingdom and the Power

    Money may be the root of all evil, but it's fueled Steven Hotze's rise from a fringe player on the religious right to kingmaker in the local Republican Party. Now he's trying to stretch his influence further afield.