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Tue
27
Nov
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BARC Kicking Off Its Participation in the Monthly Heights First Saturday Event With Santa Claus

 

HOUSTON- BARC Animal Shelter and Adoptions is joining Natural Pawz and Santa Claus at the Heights First Saturday event this Saturday, December 1 to ensure all of  Houston's pets get a photo with Santa this year. Every Houstonian is invited to take their pet to Natural Pawz in the Heights this Saturday for a photo with Santa from noon to 4 p.m. Each photo requires a $5 donation that will go toward supporting BARC's animals.  In addition to pet photos with Santa, BARC will also have dogs, puppies, cats and kittens available for adoption noon to 4 p.m. The Heights First Saturday event is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tue
27
Nov
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Rockets To Wear Green Armbands

 

The Houston Rockets will wear a green band on their jerseys during the game Tuesday in honor of Coach Kevin McHale’s daughter, Alexandra “Sasha” McHale, the Houston Chronicle reported.

The 23-year-old woman passed away on Saturday afternoon. Green was her favorite color.

The Rockets plan to hold a moment of silence before the game against Toronto at the Toyota Center.

McHale took a leave of absence from the team on Nov. 10 to be with his family in Minnesota, the organization said in a press release.

“I extend my deepest condolences to Kevin and Lynn for the loss of their beautiful daughter, Sasha, on Saturday afternoon,” Leslie Alexander, owner of Houston Rockets, said in a released statement on Sunday. “Kevin and Lynn are loving and dedicated parents who will need our continued support throughout this very difficult time. Our entire organization is mourning the McHale family’s loss and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.”

Mon
26
Nov
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Thanksgiving Robberies at Royal Oaks Subdivision

 

Burglars hit four houses in an exclusive Houston neighborhood over the weekend and made a clean getaway, police said.

The 900 homes in the Royal Oaks subdivision are surrounded by a brick wall. There's a private security patrol and only one way in and out for people who aren't residents.

David Orlando said he came home Sunday to find a window broken and most of his wife's jewelry missing.

Mon
26
Nov
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NW Houston: Driver Crashes Into Family Yard

 

Sat
24
Nov
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Pet Adoption For Holidays: Galleria

 

Shoppers at the Galleria will notice some furry friends looking for loving homes for the holidays.

The Houston SPCA is teaming up with Neiman Marcus for its 23rd annual Holiday Pet Adoption. Cats and dogs will be on display in the store's front windows through December 23.

If you're thinking of giving someone a pet as a gift, the SPCA says it's best that the animal not be a surprise.

"This should be a well thought out decision," said Meera Nandlal with the Houston SPCA. "Animals are lifetime commitments and we want them to have forever homes. So if you do want to get someone the gift of a pet, bring them to Neiman Marcus, bring them to the Houston SPCA. Let them pick out the animal and you pick up the tab."

The animals are all spayed and neutered and ready to go home the same day. The adoption fee for dogs is $195 and you can adopt a

Thu
22
Nov
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I-10 Pile Up - Jefferson County

Two people were killed Thursday morning and more than 100 were injured in a nearly 150-vehicle pileup that forced the closure of Interstate 10 in both directions near Beaumont.

"It was like a tornado coming," Juanita Hurst told us. "Bam! You could hear it for miles, and even trucks going on the neutral ground out here hitting cars."The collision happened around 8am Thursday on I-10 near Beaumont, about 80 miles east of Houston.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office reports two people have been killed in the collisions that involved about 150 cars and trucks crashed in extremely dense fog. Authorities say between 100 and 120 injured victims were taken to area hospitals.

Wed
21
Nov
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West Houston: Victim Kills Robber

 

A man fatally shot a suspect and injured another during an attempted robbery in a west Houston parking lot late Tuesday, police said.

A third suspect was still on the run Wednesday morning.

According to the Houston Police Department, it all happened around 10 p.m. on Medfield Drive at Dairy Ashford Road.

Tue
20
Nov
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United Airlines : Smoke Detected In Cockpit

 

Houston Fire Department crews responded to reports of smoke in the cockpit of a United Airlines plane Monday at Bush Intercontinental Airport.

It happened at about 4:30 p.m. as United flight 4222 was inbound to Houston from Milwaukee.

Mon
19
Nov
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West Houston Medical Center Comes in at No. 6 for Top Large Companies to Work for in Houston.

 

West Houston Medical Center (WHMC) was announced one of Houston’s Top 100 Workplaces by the Houston Chronicle for the second year in a row.  The Houston Chronicle’s Top 100 Workplaces special section features leading employers in the Houston area and what makes these companies so outstanding.  Companies are measured on several qualities such as company leadership, career opportunities, communication, workplace flexibility, compensation and benefits.  More than 72,500 Houston-area employees submitted their opinions for this year’s Top Workplaces section and Pennsylvania-based research firm Workplace Dynamics tallied the results to determine the winners.

Not only did WHMC make the top 100 list, but the hospital was also recognized as one of the top ten workplaces in the large company division, placing WHMC at number 6.  In 2011, WHMC was ranked number 9 in the same category. 

Mon
19
Nov
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Harvest Natural Resources Commences Drilling Operations Dussafu Project in Gabon

 

Harvest Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: HNR) announced today the commencement of drilling operations on the Dussafu Tortue Marin-1 (DTM-1) exploration well located in the Dussafu Marin PSC, offshore Gabon, West Africa.  This exploration well will be drilled utilizing the Scarabeo 3 semi-submersible drilling unit owned and operated by Saipem S.p.A.  Harvest operates the Dussafu PSC, holding a 66.667 percent interest.

The DTM-1 well will be drilled in a water depth of 380 feet to test stacked post-salt Madiela and pre-salt Gamba and Dentale reservoir targets to a planned total depth beneath sea level of approximately 10,500 feet.  Drilling is anticipated to require approximately 40 days.  In the event of success, additional time will be required to test and evaluate the well.

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