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U.S. Justice Department Goes After Gaslamp, Alleging Racial Discrimination

3 years ago by Margaret Downing
After months of controversy and a name change which didn’t seem to change much of anything, on Wednesday the U.S. Department of Justice filed suit against the former Gaslamp and its owner, citing a continued pattern of discrimination against minority patrons at the Midtown club. The lawsuit was filed against...
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No Justice

10 years ago by James Lieber
When Barack Obama donned the crusader's mantle during the 2008 presidential campaign, his Web-savvy campaign team created keatingeconomics.com. The main video showed Charles Keating — the wealthy, politically connected poster child of the '80s savings-and-loan scandal — in handcuffs. The video portrayed John McCain as Keating's stooge and likened the...
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AIDS Walk Houston Turns The Big 3-0 And Still Keeps Marching

25 days ago by Sam Byrd
AIDS Foundation Houston's 30th AIDS Walk takes place on Sunday, March 3 at Sam Houston Park. The event starts with a registration at noon, a 3K-long walk at 1 p.m., and a post-walk festival featuring free HIV and Syphilis testing and resources for people interested in STD prevention options.
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U.S. Consulate Finally Allowed to See NASA Scientist Held in Turkey

1 year ago by Dianna Wray
After sitting in a Turkish jail cell for more than year, Serkan Golge, the 37-year-old NASA scientist who holds both Turkish and American citizenship, has finally been allowed to meet with a representative from the U.S. Consulate in Ankara. Golge, a physicist who works as a senior researcher at NASA's...
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Climate Change Symposium: Will Houston Become Beachfront Property?

1 month ago by Susie Tommaney
Why should Houstonians care if a glacier in Iceland, almost 4,000 miles away, has officially died out? "There's a direct connection. In a weird way we are very much connected to this," says Dominic Boyer, professor of anthropology at Rice University, who says NASA scientists predict that the melting of continental...
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Dear Netflix (and Others), Let’s Be Music Pen Pals

1 month ago by Jesse Sendejas Jr.
Dear Netflix, (also Hulu, Amazon, HBO, Showtime and other creators of original TV content), We love you and you love music and we love music, so let’s be pen pals. We’ll start and set the framework for what could maybe grow into an ongoing and mutually beneficial correspondence. Now and...
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Texas AG Paxton Now Wants to End DACA, Threatens Legal Action Against U.S.

2 years ago by Meagan Flynn
To Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, it doesn't matter that the young adults now benefiting from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program were brought to the United States as small children. Or that, thanks to DACA, they can now work legally in this country and go to college without...
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Several Houston Police Officers Have Been Shot [UPDATED]

2 months ago by Margaret Downing
Five Houston police officers serving a warrant in Southeast Houston were shot this afternoon and are being taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, police have reported. According to a tweet from Houston Police Chief Art Aceveo, several Houston police officers have been shot. He was proceeding to Memorial Hermann.
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Why Would the Justice Department Be Investigating Blue Bell Now?

3 years ago by Dianna Wray
For a second there it seemed like Blue Bell was really going to put the whole listeria outbreak behind it. Ever since Blue Bell restarted production back in August, both the officials running the "little creamery in Brenham" and the public have treated the return of Blue Bell ice cream...
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The Latinx Festival Continues at Stages Repertory Theatre

2 months ago by Margaret Downing
Even before last year's inaugural Sin Muros: A Latinx Theatre Festival was over, organizers were already working on plans for this year. First year attendance was "beyond our dreams," says this year's festival coordinator Trevor Boffone and the normal theater audience at Stages Repertory Theatre was bolstered by a lot...

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