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Texas now has zero staff political cartoonists, as Houston Chronicle fires Pulitzer winner

IT’S COME to this: Texas, the second largest state in the union — and the home of so many historically colorful political voices — lacks a single staff editorial cartoonist. Nick Anderson, the veteran Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist for the Hearst-owned Houston Chronicle, got word last week that his position had been eliminated. Which raises the […]

New Plan For Storing Wind

Houston startup plans to store wind energy underground Chris Tomlinson, July 7, 2017 (Houston Chronicle) “Texans have long stored oil, natural gas and other forms of energy in underground salt caverns…[and now] a Houston startup wants...Show More Summary

TX Lawmaker Files Bill to Allow Schools to Use Toll Roads for Free

Houston Chronicle reports that among a flurry of bills introduced at the kick-off of a special session called by Gov. Greg Abott is a measure to allow schools to use toll roads for free. The post TX Lawmaker Files Bill to Allow Schools to Use Toll Roads for Free appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Houston startup plans to store wind energy underground

The Houston Chronicle has an article on a compressed air energy storage project in Texas - Houston startup plans to store wind energy underground. Texans have long stored oil, natural gas and other forms of energy in underground salt caverns, so it's only natural that a Houston startup wants to store wind energy there, too. Show More Summary

Rockets sign James Harden to contract extension

Houston Rockets Owner Leslie Alexander announced today that the team has signed guard James Harden to a four-year contract extension which will run through the 2022-23 season. According to the Houston Chronicle, “As expected for weeks, the Rockets signed Harden, 27, the full designated player veteran extension, an agreement that tacks four seasons on to the [...]

Fidget Spinner Cookies Are El Bolillo Bakery’s Follow-up to Unicorn Pan Dulce

One viral cookie sensation deserves another. The Houston Chronicle reports that Houston’s El Bolillo Bakery is now selling a cookie shaped like the most popular kids’ toy on the planet right now, the fidget spinner. The bakers at ElShow More Summary

How Trump Is Threatening the Constitution

As Trump's political rhetoric turns into policy, our fundamental American values are being put to their greatest test. This piece originally appeared on The Houston Chronicle.  A year ago, as the Republican Party was preparing to head...Show More Summary

NBA free agency 2017: Nene's deal with Rockets fell apart, and he now he's a free agent again

Houston couldn’t offer Nene a four-year deal thanks to the new Over 38 rule. That’s a $4 million reduction in salary from what they had reportedly agreed to. Late Friday night, The Houston Chronicle reported Nene and the Rockets had agreed on a four-year, $15 million deal. Show More Summary

Nene to re-sign with Rockets for 4 years, $15 million, according to reports

The Rockets took care of the Big Brazilian. The Houston Rockets are bringing reserve center Nene back on a four-year, $15 million contract, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. The 34-year-old center was a key reserve for Houston last season. More to come.

Scrutiny for Houston congressman's Australian stock purchase

Culberson has said his interest in Innate was sparked by unspecific "press reports" and in a written statement to the Chronicle said his investment was motivated by the death of a family friend from multiple sclerosis. A Democratic challenger,...Show More Summary

Reports: LA Clippers trade Chris Paul to Houston Rockets

All-Star point guard Chris Paul is reportedly headed to the Houston Rockets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical and Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle and Sam Amick of USA Today:

Houston Chronicle: “Unlikely Forces Unite Foes of Tolls, Sprawl” (Think Tea Party & Anti-toll Activists)

Houston Chronicle reports, “In an interesting convergence of interests, activists who dislike toll roads find themselves aligned with anti-sprawl forces in opposing certain projects. Jay Crossley, the former executive director of the...Show More Summary

‘I want to feel like the First Lady that I know I am inside’: Melania fans are getting plastic surgery

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A Cypress, Texas woman is undergoing eight plastic surgery procedures in an effort to look like First Lady Melania Trump. The Houston Chronicle reports Claudia Sierra’s surgeries include, “revision breast reconstruction, revision rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction, Brazilian butt...

NBA Free Agency Rumors: Rockets hope to give James Harden second straight contract extension

Houston wants to lock in its MVP candidate for the foreseeable future. The Houston Rockets plan to offer James Harden a supermax contract extension “at the first opportunity,” according to The Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen. They...Show More Summary

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Texas newspapers: Houston Chronicle. June 16, 2017. As a horrific inferno engulfed a high-rise apartment building in London and claimed the lives of … Click to Continue »

TX 249 Tollway Project Has Its Fans, but Questions over Funding, Tolls Persist

Houston Chronicle provides an overview of the Texas 249 tollway project. “While most agree the project is needed, questions surrounding who should fund the project and whether it should be tolled continue to dominate the issue.” The post TX 249 Tollway Project Has Its Fans, but Questions over Funding, Tolls Persist appeared first on Toll Roads News.

Texans complete draft class by signing D’Onta Foreman

The Texans completed their draft class signings Saturday, getting running back D’Onta Foreman under contract. Foreman, a third-round choice, signed a four-year, $3.259 million deal, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. The former University of Texas star received a $759,484 signing bonus and base salaries of $465,000, $588,500, $678,500 and $768,500. The former…

TX: “Confusion over voter ID laws hindered voters, new report says”

Houston Chronicle: Hundreds were delayed from voting and others nearly turned away entirely during the presidential election because of confusion over the status Texas voter ID laws, a new report from a voting rights advocacy group shows. It’s just one … Continue reading ?

Texans won’t sign Aaron Williams, Jaiquawn Jarrett for now

The Texans have no immediate plans to sign either of the veteran safeties who visited Houston this week. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans will continue to evaluate their options at the position rather than sign either Aaron Williams or Jaiquawn Jarrett. Williams, 27, was a second-round pick of the Bills…

‘People want me dead’: Muslim restaurant owner closes ‘baconed’ Texas restaurant over racist threats

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The owner of an Indian restaurant in Galveston, Texas said this week that he was closing shop after receiving anti-Muslim death threats for months. Asad Khan told The Houston Chronicle that he was shuttering ZaZa Bar & Bites because in recent weeks the harassing calls and threats have...

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