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Koontz-Wagner shuts its doors after bankruptcy filing Koontz-Wagner shuts its doors after bankruptcy filing
Koontz-Wagner Custom Controls Holdings, a manufacturer of control room equipment for the oil, gas and electrical industry, shut its doors last week after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, putting 225 employees out of work, including 52 in Houston. The company had four locations, including two in Indiana, one in Idaho and one on Bourgeois Road in Northwest Houston. The company, which f...
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AP sources: Army chooses Austin for new Futures Command HQ AP sources: Army chooses Austin for new Futures Command HQ
WASHINGTON (AP) — Army leaders will announce on Friday that they have chosen Austin, Texas, as the location for a new command headquarters that will focus on how to modernize the service and prepare for future wars, U.S. officials said. The Army laid out plans to create the so-called Futures Command last October, marking the first time in decades that the service has added such a high-level, ne...
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Weather Week: A Hard Rain is Gonna Fall...and End Eventually Weather Week: A Hard Rain is Gonna Fall...and End Eventually
Much has been made over the last week about a tropical disturbance that has steadily moved across the Gulf of Mexico toward the Texas coast. On Sunday, we got our first glimpse of the rainfall as much of the Houston Metro area got between a half and one-and-a-half inches of rain. Rain continued to be scattered, but there is more to come. The start of the work week is going to be wet, possibly V...
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Manhunt underway after officer-involved shooting at SW Houston gas station Manhunt underway after officer-involved shooting at SW Houston gas station
HOUSTON - Authorities are searching for a man who was involved in an officer-involved shooting Tuesday in southwest Houston, according to the Houston Police Department. Police said they are actively searching for a Hispanic or Asian man who fired shots at a Citgo gas station at the intersection of Wilcrest Drive and Beechnut Street. Police said is doesn't appear that anyone was hurt. The pl...
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The Astrodome's long-awaited historical marker will be unveiled next week The Astrodome's long-awaited historical marker will be unveiled next week
A big addition is coming to the Astrodome complex next week. The Eighth Wonder of the World will receive its own Texas State Historical Marker on Tuesday, May 29, at a special ceremony 53 years after it opened to the public. The marker officially makes the Astrodome a designated Recorded Texas Historic Landmark. Both Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and Dene Hofheinz, daughter of Roy Hofhein...
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Community Invited to Share their Memories of First Lady Barbara Bush at Houston Public Library. Community Invited to Share their Memories of First Lady Barbara Bush at Houston Public Library.
The Houston Public Library joins Mayor Sylvester Turner and our fellow Houstonians in expressing our sorrow on the passing of First Lady Barbara Bush. The entire HPL team expresses our heartfelt condolences to Former President George H.W. Bush and their family. Barbara Bush’s kindness and dedication to literacy will continue to touch lives and influence change for years to come. The First Lady ...
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Exclusive February PPM Analysis For Houston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston. Exclusive February PPM Analysis For Houston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Atlanta, Boston.
FEBRUARY was a good month for oddities. The Ratings Experts from RESEARCH DIRECTOR INC. – along with the math mavens from XTRENDS – did a bit more than our usual digging. For example, during the month in question, the Moon aligned with Mars and Saturn (there may be a song in there). The NORTH POLE was warmer than NORTHERN EUROPE. Oh, yeah, and the EAGLES won the SUPER BOWL. However, the weirdest o...
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Mayor Bowser Highlights Childcare Investments in Her FY19 Budget. Mayor Bowser Highlights Childcare Investments in Her FY19 Budget.
Mayor Bowser recently highlighted the childcare investments in her recently released Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) budget during a visit to the Bright Beginnings child development center. The Mayor was at Bright Beginnings to kick off the Month of the Young Child by reading to classrooms of young children, ages six weeks to four years. “By investing in child care, we are investing in the future of ou...
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Investigation into Fatal Crash at 14600 J.F.K. Boulevard. Investigation into Fatal Crash at 14600 J.F.K. Boulevard.
Houston police are investigating a fatal crash at 14600 J.F.K. Boulevard about 10:45 a.m. today (March 29). The identity of the male victim is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant C. Williams and Officer L. Ho reported: The victim was operating a black Kawasaki motorcycle at a high rate of speed southbound on J.F.K....
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Houston Environmental News Update March 21, 2018. Houston Environmental News Update March 21, 2018.
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about focusing attention on the importance of water. The theme for World Water Day 2018 is ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. The United Nations writes, “Environmental damage, together with climate change, is driving the water-related crises we see around the world. Floods, drought a...
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