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Houston By the Neighborhood: Post Oak Boulevard in Urban Uptown

1 year ago by Susie Tommaney
It is such a strange sensation to drive along Post Oak Boulevard between Loop 610 and San Felipe; it feels like entering a canyon of steel and glass monoliths. Out of all the pockets within Houston this one seems to have changed the most dramatically. No longer home to the...
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Houston Texans: 5 Best and 5 Worst Contract Signings of the Rick Smith Era

4 years ago by Sean Pendergast
The Houston Texans are sitting in a unique and somewhat dangerous spot right now this offseason.  With around $28 million in salary cap space and having been pretty inactive thus far in free agency — their only moves have been the re-signings of kicker Nick Novak, punter Shane Lechler and tight...
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Big Boobs: Breast Implant Lawsuits Aren’t Always Pretty

14 years ago by Chris Vogel
When Houston attorney Gary Pitts cautioned the Houston City Council in 2002 about appointing former U.S. Ambassador to the Bahamas and well-known philanthropist and lawyer Arthur Schechter to chairman of METRO, Pitts alluded to something “ethically questionable” that Schechter allegedly did on behalf of former president Bill Clinton. The City...
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Cover Story: Mine Fields: Injured Iraq / Afghanistan Contractors Fight to Get Compensated for War Wounds

9 years ago by John Nova Lomax
In the summer and fall of 2004, 58-year-old William Manning was working east of the Green Zone in Iraq. As a labor foreman, Manning, a marine Vietnam vet, was overseeing and escorting other civilian contractors at a work site near the police academy where Iraqi rookie cops were trained. The...
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Houston Texans: Best and Worst Moves Each Year Under Rick Smith

5 years ago by Sean Pendergast
 “I would have to tell you that there was a lot of stuff happening yesterday. It was absolutely, personally for me, it was the busiest day and the most rewarding day, I mean this is a big deal obviously. " — Texans GM Rick Smith, Thursday afternoon Not since 2011...
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College Football: Week 1 Best Bets

6 years ago by Sean Pendergast
Finally, college football is back. Soon, the NFL will follow. Yes, friends, after an interminable summer, gambling season is finally here, and all roads lead to the pay window, we hope. Last season, I was positively average, finishing the season with an utterly pedestrian 53-54-1 record. This is no way to...
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Big Boobs Revisited

13 years ago by Chris Vogel
A long-standing court battle between a pair of high-profile Houston attorneys has ended with a jury deciding that the lawyer who should be punished is the one who breached his contract first and who also defamed his adversary along the way. Gary Pitts, a well-respected lawyer who practices mostly in...
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Texans Fire Offensive Line Coach Paul Dunn

6 years ago by Sean Pendergast
In any line of business, including professional sports, hiring might be the most important skill in any layer of management. Surrounding oneself with capable people is key. As a first time head coach in the NFL, we knew that Bill O'Brien's ability to assemble a staff would dictate a large...
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Returning War Contractors Face Second Battle, Against AIG

9 years ago by John Nova Lomax
Ever since that June day in 2010 when the roadside bomb detonated ten feet from the cab of his truck on a dusty road in Iraq, Terry Enzweiler has not been the same. He gets lost coming back from the same grocery store he's shopped in hundreds of times; his...
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Highlight Reels and Twitter Handles for All 10 Houston Texans Draft Picks

7 years ago by Sean Pendergast
For the Texans, the road back from 2-14 began this weekend. Truth be told, it began back on New Year's Eve with the decision to hire Bill O'Brien as the new head coach, effectively giving this team an infusion of tough-mindedness and effectively suturing the aftereffects of the Kubi-ectomy that...

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