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A Do-Over Ahead for HISD and its Proposed Budget For Next School Year

4 hours ago by Margaret Downing
In a 6-3 vote Tuesday night, the Houston ISD board rejected a proposal recommended by Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan's administration to approve a basic budget now for the 2019-20 school year and then return next week to amend it to include employee compensation. Working against a state-mandated deadline of June 30...
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Groups Claiming Communism Running Rampant in Texas Schedule Meeting in The Woodlands

11 hours ago by Jef Rouner
Texas Patriot Network and Texans United for America, two groups with ties to white supremacy, plan to attend an event called Texans Against Communism at The Woodlands Financial Group's training facility on Saturday, June 22, as part of the Latinos for Trump Conference. As stated on the event’s Facebook page...
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Pride Month: Putting the G in LGBT in Houston

12 hours ago by Sam Byrd
June is pride month, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, often regarded as the tipping point in the modern gay rights movement. The Houston Press met with members of the LGBTQ+ community to learn more about their experiences as being part of this group. These are their stories.
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Five Places Where Rapid Transit Could Help Reduce Parking, Traffic in Houston

12 hours ago by Jeff Balke
Traffic is and will probably always be a pervasive issue for the city of Houston. That happens when your region is spread over 1,000 miles and is expected to grow to nearly 10 million people in the next 30 years. It is also at the forefront of the minds of...
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30 Days of No Caffeine, No Alcohol: And That's A Wrap

12 hours ago by Kate McLean
People say prison changes you. People say pregnancy changes you. Now I know exactly what they mean— both of them. That’s not to say this 30 day no caffeine, no alcohol prison has been all unsolicited shower visits. No, 30 days without matcha and whisky meant 30 nights of restful...
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Peter Vonder Haar Tears Up Streets of Houston In New Thriller, Lucky Town

13 hours ago by Susie Tommaney
With James Patterson's transformation into basically a co-author and the 2017 death of Sue Grafton ("L" is for Lawless), there's a need for more good mystery writers. But when the latest author to enter the arena is a Houstonian, with a thriller set in Houston, Galveston and The Woodlands, it's...
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Houston Concert Watch 6/19: Jennifer Lopez and More

13 hours ago by Matthew Keever
With Summer officially beginning this weekend, it makes sense that so many of the names coming through Houston are so impressive. The season is a favorite for concertgoers for a reason, after all, the high temperatures be damned. This week, we highlight one of the most respected names in pop,...
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5 Vegetarian Dishes to Eat Right Now

13 hours ago by Erika Kwee
Looking to celebrate summer with some lighter fare? Look no further than the following! Avocado Toast from Tropicales: One could argue that avocado toast is an evergreen food, but the tropical vibes of Tropicales demand a visit right now. Their ingenious twist on avocado toast places mashed avocado on top...
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Houston Rockets Have Fourth Shortest Odds To Win 2019-2020 NBA Title

13 hours ago by Sean Pendergast
If you're a basketball fan who revels in the soap opera of player movement in the offseason, then Houston has been a pretty good place to be for the last half decade or so. The Dwight Howard Chase of 2013, the failed Chris Bosh Chase the following year, the Ty...
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Rockets Less Chaotic Than Frustrated

1 day ago by Jeff Balke
Former NFL running back Tiki Barber was once asked what it was like to be hit by a defensive player while running. He described it as running full speed into a brick wall. In some ways, that must be how it has felt the last five years or so for...

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