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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the NFL's Houston Texans have devised a $66 million plan to demolish the vacant Astrodome and turn the site into an outdoor green space that is reminiscent of downtown's Discovery Green and also pays tribute to the historic stadium. The plan is designed to pay tribute to "the Astrodome's history" and realize its potential as an "outdoor fulcrum" of the South Loop sports complex, according to the plan draw...
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The merger would be "very positive for the global tobacco industry and could be just the beginning of future transactions," Wells Fargo Securities analyst Bonnie Herzog wrote in an investor note. The companies also have cut costs to keep profits up, and the larger scale of a combined company could make future cost-cutting easier. "If you take a look back historically, the way to drive margins in the U.S. tobacco industry has been through consol...
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The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the NFL's Houston Texans have devised a $66 million plan to demolish the vacant Astrodome and turn the site into an outdoor green space that is reminiscent of downtown's Discovery Green and also pays tribute to the historic stadium. The plan is designed to pay tribute to "the Astrodome's history" and realize its potential as an "outdoor fulcrum" of the South Loop sports complex, according to the plan draw...
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<p>Houston Fire Department officials met Thursday morning to discuss funeral and memorial service arrangements for fallen comrade Daniel Groover.</p> <p>The 46-year-old veteran firefighter died Wednesday after collapsing while battling a house fire in Kingwood.</p> <p>Plans will be made final after fire officials meet with Groover's family later Thursday, said Rick Gomez, spokesman for Local 341 of the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Associa...
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The capital-murder suspect in the shooting deaths of six members of a family at their Spring home apparently posed as a delivery man to gain entry to the house, authorities said Thursday. According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Ron Haskell, 33, shot and killed Stephen and Katie Stay, 39 and 34, during the confrontation. County authorities said Haskell was arrested after a tense, hours-long standoff with a SWAT team and hostage negotiat...
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The Utah man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family at their Spring home collapsed in court Friday as he heard the allegations against him. The color drained from 33-year-old Ronald Lee Haskell's face, and he began to shake while listening to prosecutors outline capital murder charges against him in the mass shooting Wednesday. "Maybe reality is finally setting in," Assistant Harris County District Attorney Tammy Thomas said aft...
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The online retailer created a media frenzy in December when it outlined a plan on CBS' "60 Minutes" to deliver packages with self-guided aircrafts that seemed straight out of science fiction. The FAA allows hobbyists and model aircraft makers to fly drones, but commercial use is mostly banned. Amazon is asking for an exemption so it can test its drones in the U.S. The Seattle company says its drone testing will only take place over Amazon's pri...
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Chevron continues to investigate how a bad batch of gasoline ended up in Houston-area pumps, sparking consumer complaints and forcing the company to suspend sales of premium and mid-grade gasoline ...
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<p>AUSTIN - University of Texas System Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa said Wednesday he had accepted the resignation of embattled UT- Austin President Bill Powers effective June 2, 2015. Cigarroa's statement, which came amid widespread speculation that the chancellor planned to recommend that regents fire Powers at a meeting Thursday, said Powers submitted the resignation Wednesday. Powers offered earlier this week to resign in 2015 after receivi...
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The capital-murder suspect in the shooting deaths of six members of a family at their Spring home apparently posed as a delivery man to gain entry to the house, authorities said Thursday. According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Ron Haskell, 33, shot and killed Stephen and Katie Stay, 39 and 34, during the confrontation. County authorities said Haskell was arrested after a tense, hours-long standoff with a SWAT team and hostage negotiat...
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