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Lake Conroe dam performing controlled releases as rainfall causes water level to rise. Lake Conroe dam performing controlled releases as rainfall causes water level to rise.
CONROE, Texas - Officials with the San Jacinto River Authority said personnel at the Lake Conroe dam have been performing controlled releases since about noon Friday. "With an average of more than 3.2 inches of rainfall across the watershed in the last 24 hours, the Lake Conroe water level has risen above the normal pool elevation of 201 feet above mean sea level," officials said. "SJRA operati...
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At Houstonís AutoRama, kitschy cars and colorful characters thrive. At Houstonís AutoRama, kitschy cars and colorful characters thrive.
The aroma of engine fumes and artificially buttered popcorn wafts through the George R. Brown Convention Center on a Saturday afternoon, spectators gawking at the gleaming rows of old, new, restored or distressed cars and hot rods. Itís Houstonís 59th annual AutoRama, a nationwide convention that serves as a tribute to the craftsmanship, creativity and ingenuity of motorheads across the state a...
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Chevron property in Bellaire slated for development. Chevron property in Bellaire slated for development.
The Bellaire city council voted unanimously to allow the development of existing buildings at the former Chevron office complex for multi-tenant office use as well as the construction of a parking garage. Real estate investor SLS Properties purchased the 30.5-acre property at 4800 Fournace from Chevron Sept. 26. Bellaire officials and committees studied the merits of developing the property for...
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China reverses ban on trade in tiger, rhino products. China reverses ban on trade in tiger, rhino products.
BEIJING (AP) ó China says it will allow trading in products made from endangered tigers and rhinos under "special circumstances," reversing a previous ban and bringing condemnation from conservation groups. A notice from the Cabinet issued Monday avoided mentioning any change in the law, saying instead that it would "control" the trade and that rhino horns and tiger bones could only be obtained...
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Mattress Mack customers can gamble on upcoming Senate race. Mattress Mack customers can gamble on upcoming Senate race.
Mattress Mack is offering customers a chance to win or lose thousands on Texas' upcoming Senate race. The beloved mattress salesman says customers can either bet on Sen. Ted Cruz or Rep. Beto O'Rourke to win free furniture. Recommended Video In order to gamble, customers need to spend more than $6,000 at Gallery Furniture. If a customer's desired candidate wins, they can choose to get 50 pe...
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ConocoPhillips posts big earnings, revenue gains. ConocoPhillips posts big earnings, revenue gains.
Houston's ConocoPhillips reported a $1.86 billion profit for the third quarter, that's up more than four times from the $420 million quarterly gain from a year ago. The world's largest independent producer also saw its revenues surge more than 40 percent from last year up to nearly $10.2 billion. Recommended Video "We're delivering another year of strong performance by successfully executin...
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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) ó 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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