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  • Gigantic Garbage Dams in Buffalo Bayou
    Spencer Langford paddles his canoe west from Eleanor Tinsley Park along his usual route through Buffalo Bayou. He tries to get on the water every day. A nature buff, he notes the different species of birds, fish, turtles and snakes. But as he nears Studemont, by the dog park, he stops at...
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  • Fried Chicken Throwdown at Beaver's
    Chefs from across the city took the gloves off at Beaver's on Monday night, competing in creative and classic categories that featured dishes like fried chicken pasta, chicken balantine and chicken ice cream. Read more and see the winners here. PHOTOS BY KATHARINE SHILCUTT
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  • U.S. Military Deserters Once Again Flock to Canada
    Photos from our feature on U.S. military deserters who've headed to Canada to avoid the war, including members of the Toronto-based War Resisters Support Campaign.
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  • The Humble Oil Building's Humble Beginnings
    Chester E. Burdick, Jr. faithfully photographed progress on construction of the ultra-modern Humble Oil building, which today we know as the quaintly outdated ExxonMobil building. He also shot various other angles on Downtown Houston.
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  • Sengelmann Hall in Schulenburg
    If you feel like two-stepping away from Houston for a while, this past weekend Sengelmann Hall - a meticulously restored genuine 1890s dance-hall - reopened in Schulenburg, 90 miles west of Houston. Rocks Off's main man Nick DiFonzo stuck his head out of the cutout bin long enough to snap these...
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  • Houston in the Space Age: The 1960s In Photos
    When we wrote about the documentary being made about the Astrodome, we showed some pictures taken by Cecil E. Burdick, Jr. His son Josh has forwarded some more, offering a fascinating color look into Houston as it entered the Space Age.
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  • Saint Arnold's 15th Anniversary Party and Beer Olympics
    Houston's favorite microbrewery celebrated their 15th anniversary on Sunday, June 7, with a barbecue feast from Goode Co. BBQ, special brews on tap and the first annual Beer Olympics. Teams competed in keg rolls, two-story beer pours and beer pong, but only one team could win: Two Guys, One Cup...
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  • Barack Obama ('s Plaster Head) Makes a Stop in Pearland
    Houston sculptor David Adickes revealed the latest of his colossal presidential busts this weekend: President Barack Obama. Pearland mayor Tom Reid was on hand for the unveiling of the 20-foot tall bust, which will soon makes its way to the Presidents Park in Deadwood, S.D. for a Fourth of July...
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  • One Year Anniversary Party at Caroline Collective
    Hipsters, blipsters, mixters and members of Houston's artistic and technological community helped Caroline Collective - the city's first and only co-working space - celebrate their first birthday in style on Saturday night to the sounds of you(genious) and Don't Fight It. Read more about the...
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