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Additional charges expected against...

Additional charges expected against driver in crash that killed deputy

Kelly Ivey, who appeared in court Thursday morning, could face more charges in relation to a wreck that killed a Harris County deputy
Pizzeria Awaits Nod From Cops to De...

Pizzeria Awaits Nod From Cops to Deliver Pizza to Ebola Nurse

Moose Shack pizzeria awaiting police approval to deliver pizza to Kaci Hickox.
Cooler Thursday

Cooler Thursday

Even cooler, drier by Halloween
Joe Mixon reaches plea deal

Joe Mixon reaches plea deal

Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon reaches a plea deal to avoid going to trial on the misdemeanor charge of acts resulting in gross injury.
The Threat Posed by Mosque Closing ...

The Threat Posed by Mosque Closing in Jerusalem

The closing of al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem has diplomats holding their breath because the site has been a flashpoint for violence in the past and was the trigger for a five-year long spasm of bloodshed known as the Second Intifada.
Man Survives Driving Off Cliff, 17 ...

Man Survives Driving Off Cliff, 17 Hours Trapped Underneath Vehicle

A man in North Carolina survived 17 hours pinned underneath his vehicle after he fell asleep behind the wheel and drove off a cliff.

Bizjournals

Meet the 40 Under 40 who stepped do...

Meet the 40 Under 40 who stepped down as VP to found a competing startup

Tommy Golczynski took his engineering and management experience, overseeing global engineering services across nine global locations, and founded his startup company, Assured Flow Solutions LLC, in 2012. Golczynski's hard work landed him on the 2014 Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40. He resigned from Multiphase Solutions Kenny Inc., a Houston-based energy industry asset management software and consulting company, right before moving into his own venture, but it wasn't without a price. He left?
Meet the 40 Under 40 who is leading...

Meet the 40 Under 40 who is leading the charge for women in energy

Leigh-Ann Russell wears many hats as the vice president of performance for BP's Global Wells Organization. She works with everything from key stakeholders to processes ranging from drilling engineers in the field to the upstream executive team. Russell oversees multibillion-dollar budgets and manages people across the globe, and she does it all in a field that is traditionally male-dominated. Her efforts breaking the glass ceiling have landed her on the 2014 Houston Business Journal's 40 Under 40. Russell?
Meet the women named to Houston's W...

Meet the women named to Houston's Who's Who in Energy

Energy remains a male-dominated industry, but a few have broken through to the leadership ranks in Houston, and many support the sector from top seats in professional services firms. To choose the best of the best for our annual multistate Who's Who in Energy publication, which comes out Nov. 28, we combed through hundreds of nominations and chose nearly 150 top professionals in Houston. Of that group, 17 were women. Click through the slideshow to see seven of the top women in energy in Houston. The?
Meet the 40 Under 40 who runs a Hou...

Meet the 40 Under 40 who runs a Houston burger institution

At the ripe old age of 10, Molly Voorhees launched her career with the gourmet burger restaurant Becks Prime by taste testing milk shake recipes for her father, CEO Win Campbell. Twenty years and a Stanford University MBA later, Voorhees is president of the restaurant chain, mother of two and involved in local nonprofit work. "My personal motto is to get done what I say I'm going to get done," Voorhees said. Her work at Becks Prime has landed her on the 2014 Houston Business Journal's 40 Under?
Modern Healthcare names top places ...

Modern Healthcare names top places to work in Houston

Two Houston-area health care companies made Modern Healthcare's best places to work list for 2014. Encore Health Resources and Texas Orthopedic Hospital both landed spots, the only two Houston companies out of the 13 companies from Texas. Encore Health Resources ranked No. 16 on the list, up from No. 33 last year, while Texas Orthopedic ranked No. 76, up from No. 77 last year. Encore has made the list five years running, while this was the third consecutive year for Texas Orthopedic. Last year,?
Houston-area hospital names new CEO

Houston-area hospital names new CEO

Houston Methodist has named Dan Newman CEO at its St. John Hospital in Clear Lake. Newman has served as the hospital's interim CEO for the hospital for the past six months. "We are so fortunate to have Dan lead Houston Methodist St. John Hospital," said Chris Siebenaler, regional senior vice president, in a statement. "His talents and expertise will ensure that St. John continues to provide superior care and exceptional service by bringing leading medicine to the Bay-area community." St. John?

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Oddsmakers don’t see Astr...

Oddsmakers don’t see Astros winning 2015 World Series

The Astros and three other teams have the worst chances of winning the 2015 World Series, according to the initial odds Thursday morning sent out by Bovada.lv, an online sportsbook. The Astros, along with the Rockies, Twins and Diamondbacks all sit at 100-to-1 odds. The Dodgers and Nationals are tied for the best chance of winning next year?s Fall Classic, at 15-to-2. The Giants, just a day after winning the title in seven games over the Royals, are tied for the third-best odds, at 12-to-1. The Astros, Rockies, Twins and Diamondbacks all have something in common: leadership changes. The Rockies have a new general manager; the Astros have a new [...]
Eagles Q&A: Who ends up da...

Eagles Q&A: Who ends up dazed and confused?

Today?s Q&A is with Les Bowen (@LesBowen) who covers the Eagles for the Philadelphia Daily News. If you want to get a sense of where the Eagles are at, check out his writing and others at the Eagletarian blog at Philly.com. I can?t recall when I started following Les on Twitter, but I enjoy his sensible perspectives on things and dry sense of humor. The Eagles are an interesting team for Texans fans to check out because of how they?ve made a transition with a new coach and with a less than ideal quarterback situation. (The ideal situation, in my mind, is sucking at the right time and drafting Andrew [...]
Five things we learned from Roc...

Five things we learned from Rockets’ win over Jazz

Trevor Ariza?s defense has been as stellar his offense through the first two games. (Rick Bowmer/AP) 1. Dwight Howard can still be a force in the low blocks. Howard was more effective in the previous two seasons in pick and roll than when catching with his back to the basket. But with the Jazz choosing not to double-team, he overwhelmed Enes Kanter inside. 2. Howard still needs more time. After playing limited minutes in just three preseason games, fatigue caught up to Howard a few times, especially with the game at altitude and in the second game of a back-to-back. Kevin McHale was not able to limit his stints quite [...]
Giants' Bumgarner closes out World...

Giants' Bumgarner closes out World Series with dominant Game 7 relief effort

Rockets hold off Jazz 104-93 to...

Rockets hold off Jazz 104-93 to move to 2-0 on young season

SALT LAKE CITY ? When the Rockets starters were together, they rolled with relative ease. Dwight Howard was too much to handle in the low post, especially early. James Harden was happy to work as a playmaker. Trevor Ariza poured in 3s for the second-consecutive game. When the Rockets 104-93 fourth-quarter drive past the Utah Jazz on Wednesday was complete, however, those starters were no longer together on the floor, and not because they were relaxing through the end of a rout as they in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Rockets point guard Pat Beverley had limped off the court with 5:10 remaining, with Rockets general manager Daryl Morey and vice [...]
A cool start to deer season, but c...

A cool start to deer season, but challenges linger

Patience and a light jacket promise to be a pair of useful items for Texas' 700,000-plus deer hunters to pack as they head afield for Saturday's statewide opening of the general hunting season for white-tailed deer. A late-week cool front is predicted to produce dawn temperatures in the high 40s or low 50s and daytime peaks in the 60s and 70s with calm, mostly clear skies over opening weekend - perfect conditions for the biggest hunting-related weekend of the year for most of the state's million-plus hunters and welcome relief from recent warm, muggy, windy conditions that depress deer movement and hunters' enthusiasm. In much of the state, an abundance of highly prized natural foods such as acorns and forbs is drawing the primary attention of hungry deer, meaning less traffic to the corn-spitting feeders on which many Texas hunters depend to attract deer. [...] while Texas' deer herd, the largest in the nation with as many as 4 million animals, remains almost supernaturally robust across most of the state, the effects the record-setting drought in 2011 had on the buck population could force hunters to take more time studying antlers before they take a shot. "The eastern part of the Edwards Plateau saw more rain than the western part, so overall body condition and antler development look better the farther east you go," said Rufus Stevens, Edwards Plateau district leader for TPWD's wildlife division. Most whitetail bucks don't grow antlers meeting the 13-inch inside spread requirement until they are past their third year, and buck harvest in "antler restriction" counties is usually dominated by 31/2-year-old deer. With 31/2-year-old bucks in short supply, hunters wanting to avoid taking up-and-coming 21/2-year-olds and allow those young bucks with above-average antler development to reach their potential and pass along their genes will have to carefully assess any buck they target.

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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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