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Police: Shooting deaths of two NYPD...

Police: Shooting deaths of two NYPD officers was for chokehold death

An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.
Rajon Rondo collects 6 points, 9 as...

Rajon Rondo collects 6 points, 9 assists as Mavs rally past Spurs

Monta Ellis equaled his season high with 38 points, including 11 during the final four minutes, to spark a late rally as the Dallas Mavericks beat the depleted San Antonio Spurs 99-93 Saturday in Rajon Rondo's debut with the Mavericks.
Allen tops Cy Ranch in 6A Division ...

Allen tops Cy Ranch in 6A Division I state championship

Allen tops Cy Ranch in 6A Division I state championship
Katy falls in state title game to C...

Katy falls in state title game to Cedar Hill

The Katy Tigers have fallen in a heart-breaker to Cedar Hill in the 6A Division 2 state championship game.
Sources: Kings, Nets talk Deron

Sources: Kings, Nets talk Deron

The Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings have engaged in trade talks involving point guard Deron Williams, league sources confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com, but no deal is close.
D-Jax critiques former team after w...

D-Jax critiques former team after win

The satisfaction leapt from his comments, the once-spurned receiver burning his former team -- first on the field, then with his words. The Redskins' DeSean Jackson finished with four catches for 126 yards against his former team, the Eagles.

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5 Methods to align company and pers...

5 Methods to align company and personal goals

With the holiday season upon us, managers and executives often complain about the lack of productivity at the close of the calendar year. By aligning company goals with employee (or personal) goals, an organization can be more productive throughout the year, including the holiday season. The following are five methods to align these goals for mutual success: 1. Clear company goals. If no clear organizational goal exists, it will be difficult to achieve outstanding company-wide results. Goal-setting?
What a chief people officer does, a...

What a chief people officer does, and why BMC just hired one

Houston-based BMC Software recently brought on Monika Fahlbusch as chief people and administrative officer, a new position that focuses on employees and new talent. This is not the first time a company has named a chief people officer, but it's an emerging trend in the competitive IT talent market that is essential to make sure the company continues to grow, Fahlbusch told the Houston Business Journal. A chief people and administrative officer handles all human resource issues, community relations?
5 tips to increase your chances of ...

5 tips to increase your chances of finding the ideal job

1. Figure out who you are Something like 60 percent of all people surveyed don't like what they do for a living. The chances of you falling into the perfect job without doing some hard discovery work on yourself are somewhere between slim and zero. The hard work to which I'm referring to is figuring out who you really are, what you stand for, what you're good at and where you really add value. It's who you are that matters most. Fit is what's most important when it comes to job satisfaction. What?
AT&T rolls out more high-speed Inte...

AT&T rolls out more high-speed Internet for businesses

Dallas-based AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced Dec. 18 that it's rolling out its high-speed Internet to business customers in the Houston market, the latest move in Houston's fiber wars. AT&T Business Fiber will support up to 300 megabits per second for now, with future plans to bring download speeds up to 1 gigabit per second, according to a statement. "With 300 megabits per second, businesses could download five gigabits of high-definition video in two minutes and better connect with their customers,?
Houston energy tech company closes ...

Houston energy tech company closes million-dollar series A funding round

Houston-based P97 Networks, an energy technology company that partners with gas providers to offer mobile payments, has closed an $8 million Series A round of funding. The round, led by Emerald Technology Ventures, a European venture capital firm with a North American office in Toronto, will help the company roll out its software, PetroZone, which tracks gas prices for consumers. Charles Vaslet, Emerald Technology Ventures partner, will sit on P97's board of directors, according to a statement. "This?
Popular Houston bakery shares top 3...

Popular Houston bakery shares top 3 reasons to use Pinterest

When Three Brothers Bakery first opened in Houston 65 years ago, the original three founders had come to Houston, Texas, following their liberation from Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. They did what they knew how to do ? bake. For years, we relied on word of mouth, but as the time has passed and the business has grown, technology and social media have evolved to become a main source of communication for us, including Pinterest. Here are a few key takeaways I have learned, which?

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Cy Ranch can't slow Allen in secon...

Cy Ranch can't slow Allen in second half of 6A Div. I state title game

No. 9 Longhorns pull away from Lon...

No. 9 Longhorns pull away from Long Beach State

Rockets’ offense can̵...

Rockets’ offense can’t keep up with Hawks down the stretch in home loss

The Rockets were looking for a bounce-back win on Saturday night, but instead walked away with their second straight loss, the first time the Rockets have dropped consecutive home games this season and the first home losing streak since dropping games against the Lakers and Clippers on Nov. 7 and Nov. 9, 2013, respectively. After a lopsided first half, the Rockets battled back to keep it close with visiting Atlanta but the Hawks pulled away late for the 104-97 win. Atlanta (19-7)was hot offensively early, while the Rockets (19-7) struggled to score. It would come back to haunt them late in the game. The Hawks shared the ball and put [...]
Jason Terry rejoins Rockets aft...

Jason Terry rejoins Rockets after latest addition to family

? ? ? Rockets guard Jason Terry returned from Dallas in time to play on Saturday night as the team hosted Atlanta. Jason Terry was back with the Rockets on Saturday after the birth of his fifth daughter. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle) Terry missed the last two games to be with his wife as the couple welcomed their fifth child. ?My fifth baby girl,? Terry said. ?Seems like when I am done playing, I will be well-taken care of. That?s what I hear. We will see.? Terry joked that he would have to play till he was 65 years old to afford five girls. He said his wife and [...]
Newest acquisitions Shved &...

Newest acquisitions Shved & Brewer join Rockets with optimism aplenty

? ? ? The Rockets? sideline looked a little different on Saturday night. It was a day after the Rockets were part of a three-team trade that brought guard Alexey Shved from Philadelphia and Corey Brewer from Minnesota. Troy Daniels was sent to the Timberwolves and Francisco Garcia was released. The two newest members of the Rockets, Alexey Shved (left), and Corey Brewer (center), joined teammate Dwight Howard before Saturday night?s home game against the Hawks. (Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle) The two newcomers could not play on Saturday because all parties in the trade had not gone through physicals yet. They should be available for Monday?s game when the [...]
Case Keenum looking to rewrite ...

Case Keenum looking to rewrite his tale of being a Texan

? ? ? Who should start for the Texans on Sunday? 89%Case Keenum 11%Thad Lewis Thank You for voting!  Loading ... ? ? ? The first snap Case Keenum took for new coach Bill O?Brien back in August resulted in a penalty. Keenum had let the time clock expired. Delay of game, Texans. On the last snap Keenum took wearing a Texans uniform, he threw an interception. In between, some good things happened. He did, for example, direct drives of 78, 58, and 56 yards that led to field goals, if not touchdowns. But mostly O?Brien saw a hesitant, undersized quarterback who appeared ill-suited for the fluid, adjust-on-fly kind of [...]

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Crusade over shoddy drug tests

Crusade over shoddy drug tests

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

Former state employee plans to ...

Former state employee plans to sue, says she was ‘scapegoat’ in contracting scandal

Jack Stick AUSTIN ? A former state employee whose firing helped bring to light a massive contracting controversy is now planning to sue her former bosses for wrongful termination and defamation, her lawyer said Friday night. Leah Rayne, who was fired in September  from the Texas Health and Human Services Commissionfor allegedly leaking information about internal contract negotiations, sent a letter of intent to sue through lawyer Mark Brewer to the agency earlier Friday, Brewer said. The alleged leak has become a piece of a much larger story about contracting at the health commission because it concerned 21CT, an Austin technology company which won $110 million in no-bid contracts led [...]
Mother charged in child's death

Mother charged in child's death

According to court documents, the child was brought to the hospital at least twice prior to her death for what was diagnosed as a suspected upper respiratory infection. [...] an autopsy later found several contusions and abrasions on the child's body, along with almost 40 rib fractures, bone fractures and lacerations of several internal organs. "The injuries were in varying stages or healing and were not the result of the birthing process, CPR or medical intervention," according to the criminal complaint filed against her.
Fire damages apartments in SE Hous...

Fire damages apartments in SE Houston

The blaze broke out about 4:45 p.m. Friday at an apartment complex at 270 El Dorado.

Full Report: Urban Land Institu...

Full Report: Urban Land Institute releases plans for Astrodome

The Urban Land Institute has issued this 71-page final evaluation on options for the Astrodome.   Astrodome Final
Open carry groups to hold compe...

Open carry groups to hold competing Capitol demonstrations

Open Carry Texas will hold a demonstration in front of the Capitol on Jan. 26. AUSTIN ?  It?s said the Texas Capitol is likely one of the most well-armed Legislatures in the country, with politicians and public alike taking advantage of a rule that allows concealed handgun permit holders to bypass security. That will be even more true come January, when multiple groups advocating for more permissive gun laws plan to hold demonstrations on the Capitol grounds. They have a common purpose ? pass a House bill that would remove the state?s 145-year-old ban on the open carry of handguns ? but they disagree on the methods. One group, Open [...]

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