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Woman dies after fleeing from minor car accident

Apparently not knowing that the freeway ended, she struck a pole, went over a couple of curbs, plowed through a grassy area and struck the guide wire.


Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Victoria Advocate

Rockport art scene grows with artist-in-residence program

Pamela Fulcher shows her proof of the 2014 Rockport Art Festival Poster in her home.


Related Topix: Post, TX, Photography, Arts

The Victoria Advocate

Rockport art scene grows with artist-in-residence program

The Rockport Center for the Arts has changed dramatically in the last 10 years, said visual arts director John Aasp.


Related Topix: Arts, Photography, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas, Baylor University

The Victoria Advocate

Tejano musicians, scholars to visit UHV for de Len Symposium

KQQK was Houston's leading Spanish-language radio station during the 1990s. The station played strictly Tejano music, a particular form of music developed by Texans of Mexican descent in the early 20th century.


Related Topix: Texas, Victoria, TX, University of Houston Victoria, San Antonio, TX, Houston, TX

Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Independent

Lady al-Qa'ida: on the trail of the world's most wanted prisoner

Why would Isis offer to give up its captives in return for the release of a Pakistani serving an 86-year sentence in a Texas penitentiary? Andrew Buncombe goes on the trail of the mysterious Dr Aafia Siddiqui Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.


Related Topix: Prison, Guantanamo Bay, World News, Pakistan, Asia,

Medical News

Uh GCSW receives Nih grant to study health consequences of heroin use

The University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work is the recipient of a 5-year, $1.25 million grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health to study the long-term use and health consequences of heroin use.


Related Topix: Drugs, Medicine, Science / Technology, Virtual Reality, Health


Campus Rape: The Problem with 'Yes Means Yes'

New students at San Diego State University watch a video on sexual consent during an orientation meeting, Aug. 1, 2014, in San Diego.


Related Topix: Occidental College, Duke University, Swarthmore College

Thu Aug 28, 2014


National UH commercial to debut during weekend game

A new national TV commercial advertising the University of Houston as "the house that innovation built" will debut during this weekend's football game.


Stages Repertory Theatre to Present Marie Antoinette, 10/8-11/2

Stages Repertory Theatre will present MARIE ANTOINETTE by David Adjmi , October 8 - November 2, 2014.


Related Topix: New York

Dallas Dance Nominated for Obama Administration Education Post

Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dallas Dance has been appointed by President Obama to serve on the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans, according to a news release.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA, Virginia Union University

Western Sanctions And Rising Debts Are Already Strangling The Russian Economy

I am a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, at Stanford, and the Cullen Professor of Economics at the University of Houston.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

Wed Aug 27, 2014

CE News

Rafael Ortega: Going deeper

This expert in large-diameter pipelines is a well-rounded engineer who focuses on more than just the technical aspects of the job.


Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education

Plastics News

Design Stories: Young designers showing the way in adaptive design

Barbara Woods reached for the tube of toothpaste, but the one she picked up and squeezed onto her toothbrush contained Bengay, the cream used to relieve aching joints and muscles.


Related Topix: Arts, University of Cincinnati, Industrial Design (Product Design), Columbus, OH

Universe Today

Eye Problems From Space Affect At Least 21 NASA Astronauts: Study

Expedition 36/37 astronaut Karen Nyberg uses a fundoscope to take still and video images of her eye while in orbit.


Related Topix: Science / Technology, NASA, Space

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Health News Digest

Treat Vision Problems in Astronauts

HOUSTON, Aug. 26, 2014 - To reduce and better treat spaceflight-induced visual impairment, University of Houston optometrists are collaborating on a NASA study that examines ocular changes seen in a number of astronauts.


Related Topix: Optometry, Medicine, Science / Technology, NASA, Space


A luxury school bus ride, a lavish dinner and champagne fun: This...

It's not often that well-heeled patrons of the arts climb aboard a school bus, albeit a fancy air-conditioned bus, for an evening out but that's exactly what a number of Alley Theatre supporters did last week for opening night of Horton Foote's play The Old Friends .


Related Topix: Theater, Arts

SF Classical Voice

Oh, Susannah: San Francisco Opera Opens Its Golden Gate

The Sept. 6 company premiere of Susannah serves as a long-awaited reunion of San Francisco Opera's general director, David Gockley, and the opera's composer and librettist, Carlisle Floyd.


Related Topix: Arts, Opera, San Francisco County, CA, San Francisco, CA, Florida State University

Northwest Florida Daily News

Choctaw grad's unit pays respects in Afghanistan

Days before Sgt. 1st Class Samuel C. Hairston was laid to rest at Beal Memorial Cemetery, his fellow soldiers at Forward Operating Base Ghazni held a memorial.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, Shalimar, FL


Parsons wins fourth Emmy, makes Houston proud

Actor Jim Parsons is making the University of Houston, which he attended before hitting it big in Hollywood, proud again.


Related Topix: Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television, The Big Bang Theory, Comedy, Jim Parsons

Houston Press

A Fond Look Back as the UH Daily Cougar Goes Weekly and Digital

In the early '90s while I was attending the University of Houston, I practically lived in and around the communications department on the far east side of campus.


Related Topix: South Houston, TX, Journalism