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Joel Sandel on Why Now Was the Perfect Time to Re-Stage RFK

31 minutes ago by Margaret Downing
When Main Street Theater began casting about for one-person shows that would more easily fit into the restrictions caused by a pandemic, veteran Houston actor Joel Sandel immediately thought of RFK and the title role he'd played in it in 2016. "We did RFK last time during the last presidential...
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HISD Closes 16 Schools Where COVID-19 Detected

8 hours ago by Margaret Downing
Well this was probably not what Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan and her administration wanted to see as on just Day 2 of in-person classes, the Houston ISD has announced it is temporarily closing 16 campuses  where the coronavirus has been detected or is presumed to have arrived. The schools that...
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Satellite Bar Makes Final Push To Stay Open

21 hours ago by Gladys Fuentes
With basically all music venues and theaters across the nation in dire straits and few organized attempts to secure them the help that they need, small venues are taking matters into their own hands to stay afloat. Houston’s Satellite Bar is the latest independent music venue asking for a little...
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Through Early Voting Week One, Greater Houston Casts Ballots At Record Pace

21 hours ago by Schaefer Edwards
Americans have already been voting like crazy, and there are still two weeks to go before Election Day on November 3. That holds especially true for Texas, where so far over four million voters have already voted early, putting the Lone Star State above all others for early voting so...
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Your Contactless Houston Halloween Fun Guide

21 hours ago by Jef Rouner
Because of COVID, this year I plan to spend Halloween trapped in my house, afraid to venture out lest unseen forces come out of the darkness to kill me. I’ve got to tell you; it’s really helping me connect with my Irish roots! There’s not much practical difference between a...
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Choose One: Carol's Vinyl Picks a Tom Petty Favorite

21 hours ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
Tom Petty fans everywhere will be noting and celebrating what would have been the late rock icon’s 70th birthday today. Listeners across the globe will dial up their favorites from more than a dozen studio albums the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer/songwriter shared before his untimely passing in...
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Houston Texans Likely Underdogs In Majority of Remaining Schedule

21 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
The Houston Texans sit at 1-5 on the season, and even with the daunting early schedule that we all knew would be problematic, especially for an already poor defensive team that got WORSE in the offseason by letting D.J. Reader walk in free agency, 1-5 seemed like an absolute worst...
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HISD Starts In-Person Classes As 13,000 Students Still Unaccounted For

1 day ago by Schaefer Edwards
On Monday, Houston Independent School District’s Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan was joined by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and other local lawmakers to celebrate the district’s first day of in-person classes amid the coronavirus pandemic after six weeks of online-only learning. Lathan’s 10:30 a.m. press conference — held at Highland Heights...
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Astros Season Ends in ALCS Game 7: Four Winners, Four Losers

2 days ago by Jeff Balke
This has been a very difficult year for the Houston Astros. It began with the loss of one of their ace pitchers to free agency followed unceremoniously by a cheating scandal and the firing of both the architect of the team and their beloved manager. Then, the entire season was...
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Canoe Chronicles: Knee Deep in Buffalo Bayou

2 days ago by Jeff Balke
This is part four of an ongoing series of posts about my purchase of a canoe during the pandemic. It was a beautiful, if warm, late Saturday morning and I was standing knee deep in Buffalo Bayou. Above me, cars were whizzing by on the West Loop with no idea...

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