Percy Harvin: 'All smiles' with Jet...

Percy Harvin: 'All smiles' with Jets

Percy Harvin went from the defending Super Bowl champions to a 1-6 team, but his upbeat demeanor Monday suggested he's glad to be out of Seattle.
Mother of Nurse With Ebola Details ...

Mother of Nurse With Ebola Details Daughter's Struggle

The mother of a nurse who contracted Ebola while treating a patient at a Texas hospital says her daughter is focused on recovery, but remains fatigued since being diagnosed with the deadly virus.
Singing nun sensation releases cove...

Singing nun sensation releases cover of 'Like A Virgin'

The nun who wowed the world with her voice this summer has an interesting choice for her first single.
Trestman: No Marshall-Cutler rift

Trestman: No Marshall-Cutler rift

Bears coach Marc Trestman disputed the notion that receiver Brandon Marshall called out Jay Cutler during a few tense moments in the locker room on the heels of the club's 27-14 loss Sunday to the Dolphins, but also said "I didn't hear all of it."
Brett Favre to delay Green Bay retu...

Brett Favre to delay Green Bay return

Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre told ESPN that the plan he initiated to make his first appearance at Lambeau Field since his retirement is now unlikely to happen because of Hall of Famer Bart Starr's health problems.
LB Luke Kuechly won't be fined

LB Luke Kuechly won't be fined

The NFL tells Panthers coach Ron Rivera that linebacker Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected for inadvertent contact with an official in Sunday's loss to the Packers.


Meet the 40 Under 40 who plans to p...

Meet the 40 Under 40 who plans to put Houston on the map when it comes to décor

Clara Hough, the owner and president of Over the Top Linen LLC, a company that designs and produces specialty table linens and chair covers, wants the world to see Houston as a top market for décor trends. Hough, who was chosen as a 2014 Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40, opened her full-service linen rental company in 2005. She believes in working hard to get what you want in business and life. "I learned at a very young age that nothing would be handed to me on a gold platter. I am a firm?
Meet the 40 Under 40 who founded a ...

Meet the 40 Under 40 who founded a charity to support people in developing countries

Robert Halpin is the vice president of finance for Crestwood Midstream Parters LP, but that's not all he does. Halpin, who was chosen as a 2014 Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40, joined a group of friends and fraternity brothers to form Pearl Street Group, a mission/ministry group that works with Hope International to aid people in developing nations by giving people the tools needed to build a productive life. A specific example of the group's work is the effort it put forth after the 2010?
Two health insurers dominate Housto...

Two health insurers dominate Houston's market ? What it means for you

The rapidly transforming health care marketplace has created a shift in the way everyone from patients to hospitals look at health care. But despite enrollment increases in plans under the Affordable Care Act, two health insurers control more than half of the market in the greater Houston area. Health Care Service Corp. (Blue Cross Blue Shield) holds 32 percent of the Houston market share, while Aetna has a 25 percent market share. Together, the two insurers control 57 percent of Houston's health?
Houston billionaire John Arnold sha...

Houston billionaire John Arnold shares simple secret to success with Time

John Arnold, a retired hedge fund manager and philanthropist in Houston, is among one of the youngest billionaires worldwide. His net worth of $2.9 billion ranked him No. 219 on the 2014 Forbes 400 Richest People in America list, and he was among Forbes' list of the world's 31 billionaires under 40 earlier this year, when he was 39. Naturally, Arnold was the token young billionaire Time magazine interviewed for a feature story about Millennials and retirement in its Oct. 27 issue. However, he says?
Exclusive: First look at the Baylor...

Exclusive: First look at the Baylor College of Medicine McNair Campus

One of Houston's most interesting health care stories over the past year has been the relationship between Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives, St. Luke's Health System and the Baylor College of Medicine. A by-product of that relationship is the new Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center McNair Campus. The 1.2 million-square-foot facility is in various stages of completion, renovation and construction, with the next wave of openings slated for January. In addition to the current construction plans,?
Meet the 40 Under 40 who took over ...

Meet the 40 Under 40 who took over the family company after tragic loss

Danielle Buks, the president of Buks Tool Company Inc., took over the family business after her father's sudden death. While still reeling from the loss of her father, Buks, who was chosen as a 2014 Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40, assumed control of BTCI, a machine shop specializing in precision machining, welding and fabrication services. Although she was still in mourning during the time of transition, Buks said in her application, the company hit every single deadline and did not lose?

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Looking ahead to Sunday’s...

Looking ahead to Sunday’s matchup with the Titans

The Titans have struggled to put points on the board this season. (Richard Lipski/AP) 1. The Texans are playing a Titans team that?s in a bad mood after losing 19-17 at Washington on a field goal with no time on the clock. They?ve lost five of six games. Their 2-5 start is the team?s worst since the 2009 season when they began with a 1-6 record. 2. The Texans may not know until late in the week or perhaps at game time if the injured Jake Locker or Charlie Whitehurst will start at quarterback. Instability at quarterback is one reason they?ve scored more than 17 points only once in their [...]
The Sports Update: McClain and ...

The Sports Update: McClain and Smith talk Texans’ MNF meltdown (video)

PITTSBURGH ? Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith break down the Texans? 30-23 defeat to the Steelers on ?Monday Night Football? at Heinz Field.
Texans report: Johnson, Hopkins...

Texans report: Johnson, Hopkins give passing game a boost

Andre Johnson started slow Monday but helped carry the Texans? offense as they attempted to climb out of a 24-13 halftime hole. Johnson finished with five catches (nine targets) for 77 yards. Second-year receiver DeAndre Hopkins topped the Texans with team highs in receptions (six) and yards (108). Running back Arian Foster again broke the 100-yard barrier, finishing with 102 on 20 carries. ODDS AND ENDS Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had another stellar outing in 2014. He recorded three tackles, a sack for nine yards, two quarterback hits and a fumble recovery. Whitney Mercilus led the Texans with two sacks. Safety Kendrick Lewis recorded a team-high six tackles for [...]
Even veteran Ryan Pickett shock...

Even veteran Ryan Pickett shocked by Texans’ collapse

PITTSBURGH ? Nose tackle Ryan Pickett is playing in his 14th season. He thought he?d seen just about everything possible on a football field, but then he witnessed the Texans surrender 24 points to the Steelers in a span of two minutes, 54 seconds. With the help of Texans turnovers and ineptness, the Steelers turned a 13-0 deficit into a 24-13 halftime lead. ?It was tough,? Pickett said. ?We came out real good, and to have letdowns like that is unacceptable.? The Texans limited the Steelers to two field goals in the second half. They scored a field goal and a touchdown, but it wasn?t enough. ?Coach (Bill O?Brien) said [...]
Steelers’ Bell made sure ...

Steelers’ Bell made sure he ‘won’ route on game-changing catch

PITTSBURGH ? The Texans held a 13-0 lead and had the Steelers backed up to their 14-yard line on third down and 15 with 5 minutes, 42 seconds left in the second quarter. Then quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hit running back Le?Veon Bell for a 43-yard connection Monday at Heinz Field. Bell ran by Texans linebacker Brian Cushing after the catch. The new pulse became an eight-play, 60-yard scoring drive, peaking with a 44-yard field goal by Shaun Suisham that pulled Pittsburgh within 13-3. Soon, it was 24-13 Steelers. ?I saw that it was man-to-man coverage and definitely it was a play but obviously I had a chance to get the [...]
Turnovers prove costly for Texa...

Turnovers prove costly for Texans in loss to Steelers

DeAndre Hopkins is stripped of the ball by Steelers free safety Mike Mitchell (23) as cornerback Cortez Allen (28) runs over during the fourth quarter. (Karen Warren/Houston Chronicle) PITTSBURGH ? The Texans? three turnovers killed them. Arian Foster?s fumble set up a touchdown. Ryan Fitzpatrick?s interception set up a touchdown. Trailing 27-16 in a game they eventually lost 30-23, Ryan Fitzpatrick threw a 32-yard pass over the middle to DeAndre Hopkins, who finished with six receptions for 108 yards. Safety Mike Mitchell stripped the ball from Hopkins, and safety Troy Polamalu recovered it and returned it 13 yards to the Texans? 39. The Steelers finished the drive with a Shaun [...]


Crusade over shoddy drug tests

Crusade over shoddy drug tests

Review one lawyer's fight vs. Harris County probation officials.

Two arrests in machete murder

Two arrests in machete murder

Houston police have arrested two people in connection with the machete slaying last month of a 14-year-old north Houston boy. After the Meraz slaying, family members and friends said they believed the killing had been the work of a local outfit of the MS-13 gang, which is known for using machetes when carrying out acts of violence. Family and friends said after his death he had once been friends with some of the people in the gang, but made a dramatic shift this summer, even attending church services near his aunt's house. Court records shows that Granados-Guevara also faces aggravated assault charges for a shooting that took place in June.
The 25 biggest recipients of th...

The 25 biggest recipients of the Texas Enterprise Fund

25 biggest recipients from the Texas Enterprise Fund These are the 25 largest recipients from the Texas Enterprise Fund and the number of total jobs they are estimated to create, including direct jobs, indirect jobs and induced jobs, according to the governor?s website. Starting with No. 25 ?
Robbers attack manager of Harris c...

Robbers attack manager of Harris cell phone store

The manager of a cell phone store was struck in the face Wednesday during a robbery, Harris County officials said.

Davis defends wheelchair ad as ...

Davis defends wheelchair ad as ‘incredibly effective’

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis speaks to a supporter Wednesday in Austin. AUSTIN ? Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Wednesday defended her latest TV ad as ?incredibly effective? during another appearance with disabled supporters that suggests she?s not shying away from the controversial commercial. Asked whether she viewed the 30-second spot before her campaign released it, Davis told reporters after the campaign event here: ?I saw the ad and I stand by the ad. The ad serves a single purpose, and it is to call Greg Abbott out for his hypocrisy.? The ad, which went on the air Saturday, almost immediately set off a political uproar for its focus [...]
Bellaire couple robbed outside hom...

Bellaire couple robbed outside home likely followed, police said

Police said the vehicle was seen driving in the area just before the robbery. Police said they suspect the attackers began following the couple at some point along the 610 Loop.


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