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Sun
18
Nov
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Robbins & Myers Announces Record Date and Meeting Date for Special Meeting of Shareholders

 

Robbins & Myers, Inc. (NYSE: RBN) announced today that it has established a record date and a meeting date for a special meeting of its shareholders to consider and vote upon, among other things, a proposal to adopt the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger dated as of August 8, 2012, by and among Robbins & Myers, National Oilwell Varco, Inc., and Raven Process Corp., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of National Oilwell Varco, and approve the transactions contemplated thereby.

Robbins & Myers' shareholders of record at the close of business on November 26, 2012, will be entitled to notice of the special meeting and to vote at the special meeting.  The special meeting will be held on December 27, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. Central Time, at Robbins & Myers' headquarters located at 10586 Highway 75 North, Willis, Texas 77378.

Sat
17
Nov
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Constable Victor Trevino Indicted

 

Harris County Precinct 6 Constable Victor Trevino has been indicted on four felony offenses after a 14-month investigation.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office charged Trevino with misapplication of fiduciary property, abuse of official capacity and two charges of tampering with government records.

Fri
16
Nov
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No More Twinkie: Hostess Closing

 

Hostess, the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread, is going out of business, closing plants, laying off its 18,500 workers and putting its brands up for sale.

The Irving, Texas, company said a nationwide worker strike crippled its ability to make and deliver its products. Its brands also include Ding Dongs, Ho Ho's and Dolly Madison.

Hostess had warned employees that it would file a motion in U.S. Bankruptcy Court to unwind its business and sell assets if plant operations didn't return to normal levels by Thursday evening. The privately held company filed for Chapter 11 protection in January, its second trip through bankruptcy court in less than a decade.

Thu
15
Nov
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Former Texan Sues SMG: Faulty Turf At Reliant Stadium

 

A law suit was filed Thursday against Spectatcor Management Group (SMG) the management company who operates Reliant Stadium.  The suit was filed by former Texan punter Brett Hartmann claiming the turf is the blame for a career ending injury last December. 

Hartmann tore his left anterior cruciate ligament and fractured a bone an injury that truncated his career.  He signed with the Texans as an undrafted free agent in July or last year.  He played most of the season before the injury. 

The suit was filed Thursday in Harris County District Court.  It only names SMG as a responsible party.  It includes past comments critical of the stadium’s surface by Texans nose tackle Shaun Cody, The Pats coach Bill Belichick and former Indy coach Tony Dungy.

Thu
15
Nov
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24 Suspected Illegal Immigrants in SW Houston

 

 Two dozen suspected illegal immigrants were found crammed into a van outside a southwest Houston home early Thursday morning, said officials with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Men, women, and children were among those in the van.

Wed
14
Nov
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West Houston Theosophical Study Center Features Sharon Vining

By: N. Tru Bass

Email: ntb@thethinkering.com

Healing Touch Fact or Fiction

The West Houston Theosophical Society is sponsoring an event at the Tracey Gee Community Center Focusing on the spiritual process of laying on of hands otherwise called Healing Touch Therapy.

Healing Touch is an energy therapy in which practitioners consciously use their hands in a heart-centered and intentional way.  Healing Touch is a bio field therapy that is an energy-based approach to health and healing.  The non-invasive techniques employ the hands to clear, energize and balance the human and environmental energy fields, thus affecting physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

Participants attending the event can expect a PowerPoint presentation and real world examples of Chakra Spreading, Magnetic Clearing and Pain Management. 

Wed
14
Nov
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Man rapes girl, 14, in school parking lot

 

A man has been accused of raping a 14-year-old girl in an elementary school parking lot.

Joshua Alexis Gomez, 25, has been charged with sexual assault of a child.

Harris County sheriff's deputies said the girl and a friend randomly prank called Gomez in January 2011. Gomez and the girl then began talking on the phone regularly, officials said.

Tue
13
Nov
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Jessica Tata Guilty of Murder

 

Jessica Tata was  found guilty Tuesday in the death of one of four children killed in a fire at her Houston home day care while she left them alone to go shopping now faces the punishment phase of her trial.

Jessica Tata could receive up to life in prison. She was away at a nearby Target store when the blaze broke out February 2011 at the day care in Houston, leaving 16-month-old Elias Castillo and four other unsupervised children dead and three others seriously injured. Authorities say the fire started when oil ignited in a pan atop a stovetop burner.

The jury began hearing evidence in the sentencing portion of the trial Tuesday afternoon, more than an hour after their verdict for a murder conviction was announced. They found the 24-year-old Tata guilty of one count of felony murder.

Tata had no visible reaction as the guilty verdict was read. Some of Elias' family and relatives of other victims present in the courtroom began to cry.

Tue
13
Nov
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Home Invasion in Westlake Community

 

Around 9 pm Monday night a west Harris County man was tied up in his home with an extension cord during a robbery.   The home invasion happened on the corner of Peach  Valley Circle at Bentvine Drive.

No one was hurt in the incident and the items stolen are unknown at this time; according to Harris County Deputies.

Mon
12
Nov
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Alvarado Supported by Gallegos' Widow

 

Mario Gallegos Jr. was re-elected after his death to serve State Senate District 6, so a special election will be held to determine his replacement. Carol Alvarado, a close friend of Gallegos, announced Monday that she is running for the seat.

Gallegos was elected to the seat in 1995 and served until his death on Oct. 16. He died from complications of a liver transplant that he had in 2007.

"Before he passed, Mario asked me to keep up the fight for good schools, good jobs and affordable health care when he no longer could, and that is why, with both a heavy heart and hope for the future, I have decided to run to succeed him," Alvarado said.

On Election Night, Gallegos' family said he told them he wanted Alvarado to fill his seat after his death.

"Mario and Carol shared the same goals," said Gallegos' widow, Theresa. "He believed Carol was the right person to continue his work in the Senate, and we are proud to support her."

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