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U.S. Rep. Crenshaw Injects His Action Hero Antics Into the Georgia Senate Runoffs

13 hours ago by Schaefer Edwards
In an email to his supporters earlier this week, Houston area U.S. Rep. Dan Crenshaw announced he’ll be heading to Georgia “very soon” to help stump for his fellow Republicans Sen. David Perdue and Sen. Kelly Loeffler, whose January 5 runoff races will determine the balance of power in the...
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Best Virtual Bets: Korean Film, Islamic Art, and Dickens Two Ways

13 hours ago by Natalie de la Garza
Holiday programming abounds in this week's virtual offerings.
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Casino Mogul Adelson Hires Big-Time Texas Lobbyists

13 hours ago by Jef Rouner
Gambling in Texas has never seemed more like a pipe dream, but the owner of the Las Vegas Sands casino, Sheldon Adelson, has spared no expense when it comes to hiring major lobbyists in the state. In a recent filing, the Las Vegas Sands Corporation listed ten lobbyists that Adelson...
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Running the Banking Trainee Gauntlet in Industry From HBO

14 hours ago by Jamil David
Industry follows a group of top graduates who are trying to establish themselves at Pierpoint, a banking firm in London. They all have their foot on the first rung of the corporate ladder ready to impress their superiors and hopefully leave a mark impactful enough to become a permanent hire...
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Remembering Sampson, Ren Fest’s Amazingly Gentle Warhorse

14 hours ago by Jef Rouner
As if 2020 wasn’t rough enough, one of the most beloved figures in the Texas Renaissance Festival, Sampson the Warhorse, died on Sunday, November 8 after nine years on the fair fairgrounds delighting visitors. He was 18-years-old. “I was so blessed to have him in my life,” says owner/trainer Angela...
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Rockets Send Westbrook to Washington for Wall

14 hours ago by Jeff Balke
For the third straight season, the Rockets will have a new point guard. On Wednesday, Houston shipped Russell Westbrook to the Washington Wizards for veteran guard John Wall and a protected (quite heavily in fact) first round draft pick. Much like the deal that brought Westbrook to Houston in exchange...
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Peter Guralnick Gets Lost in Profiles of Musical Giants

14 hours ago by Bob Ruggiero
Peter Guralnick didn’t set out to be a music journalist. The occupation didn’t really exist at the time when a combination of luck and bluster led the obsessive blues fan to interview a “rediscovered” Skip James in 1965 for a non-existent magazine assignment. His piece was eventually published, and it...
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Upcoming Houston Food Events: The Tutu Turkey Sandwich and Holiday Lunch

14 hours ago by Brooke Viggiano
Mark your calendars, because you don’t want to miss these deliciously fun culinary happenings: Antone’s Famous Po’ Boys, 4520 San Felipe, 2724 West TC Jester, 6618 Fannin, continues its “H-Town Originals” sandwich collaboration series with Tutu Turkey, available during the month of December. Former Houston Prima ballerina Lauren Anderson worked...
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Stages Offers Buttons in a COVID Panto As Well As a Radio Show Filled with Music and Hope

14 hours ago by Margaret Downing
Ben Hope and Katie Baron Hope were all set. The husband-wife duo (Ring of Fire, Hank Williams: Lost Highway) had been commissioned by Houston's Stages theater to write Nashville Jukebox Live. "It was going to be our January show," says Stages Artistic Director Kenn McLaughlin. Then, of course, COVID hit and...
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Who Is the Texans' Stiffest Competition For a New Head Coach and GM?

14 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
Back on Monday, October 5, about 24 hours to the minute after the Minnesota Vikings finished dispatching his football team to its fourth loss of their winless season, Bill O'Brien was fired by owner Cal McNair and the Houston Texans. It would be a reach to say "nobody saw this...

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