59 min ago

Goodbye and ...

"Goodbye and thanks for all the fish."

I'll miss the 311, crime, and emergency reports. Not much conversation to miss. The news feed went to pot long ago.

See you on Nextdoor (but only if you're in one of my Nearby Neighborhoods).

1 hour ago

It has an observation tower at its center, to...

It has an observation tower at its center, to allow occupants to survey their 3-acres of lakefront land as the sun rises.

    Palace-like home guards 3-acre lakefront kingdom in Sugar Land
    If waking up each morning feeling like a monarch seems like a reasonable goal, this stone palace on a man-made lake in Sugar Land can get you there. There's even an observation tower at its center, to allow occupants to survey their 3-acres of lakefront land as the sun rises.
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1 hour ago

A 16-year-old was shot last night during a fi...

A 16-year-old was shot last night during a fight between groups of teenage boys in west Houston. https://chrn.cl/2JvdM8F

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A 16-year-old was shot last night during a fight between groups of teenage boys in west Houston. https://chrn.cl/2JvdM8F
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2 hours ago

A 'Comfort Food Tour' spotlights Ninfa's and ...

A 'Comfort Food Tour' spotlights Ninfa's and The Rosehill Beer Garden.

    Houston restaurants featured in new Food Network series
    Two Houston area eateries are featured in a new Food Network series, "Comfort Food Tour," hosted by Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey, launching Saturday.
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2 hours ago

As All-Star Game MVP, the Astros’ Alex Bregma...

As All-Star Game MVP, the Astros’ Alex Bregman got to choose between a Camaro or a Colorado ZR2. He chose the Camaro and gave it to his mom after the game.

    Astros' Alex Bregman gives All-Star Game MVP car to his mom
    Alex Bregman is always prepared. So, when it came time for the All-Star Game MVP to pick between a Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe and a trail-ready Colorado ZR2, he had already thought over the decision before the game even started. He was picking the Camaro and giving it to his mom Jackie.
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3 hours ago

He is being held without bond.

He is being held without bond.

    Houston-area crime spree suspect charged with 2 counts of capital murder
    The man accused of launching a deadly crime spree across the northern Houston area has been formally charged with two counts of capital murder. Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, a 46-year-old parolee, is being held without bond. The charges, both filed Tuesday, are in relation to the robbery and shooting deaths of Pamela Johnson and Edward Magaña.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Peek at these politicians' weed-reform scorec...

Peek at these politicians' weed-reform scorecards.

    Where Texas politicians stand on marijuana
    More than half of Texas' registered voters believe marijuana should be legalized, a recent poll discovered. As is the case with other issues, it appears the attitude of Texas' lawmakers and the public may not align in the matter of cannabis.
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4 hours ago

The dust brings with it a variety of implicat...

The dust brings with it a variety of implications for people and for the environment.

    Saharan dust creates health hazard, hurricane hindrance
    Repeated weather advisories regarding Saharan dust have been issued this month. Satellite models from NASA's Earth Observatory showed plumes of dust blowing across the Atlantic in late June-most of it originating from the Bodele Depression, a dried Saharan lake bed in northeastern region of the central African country of Chad.
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4 hours ago

"All who believe in this country's values mus...

"All who believe in this country's values must vote for Democrats this fall. ... History has its eyes on us."

    Ex-FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall
    WASHINGTON (AP) - James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections. Comey says on Twitter that the "Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders' design that 'Ambition must ...
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5 hours ago

The company has ambitious plans for the new t...

The company has ambitious plans for the new tower.

    New tower slated for former Chronicle site downtown
    Hines is starting construction on its newest downtown tower, a 47-story skyscraper on Texas Avenue at the former site of the Houston Chronicle. The Houston-based, international real estate firm, which will move its own global headquarters to the building after more than 45 years in the Galleria area, said the design is focused on needs of office tenants to attract the best workers in their fields.
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5 hours ago

The win featured a record-setting 10 home run...

The win featured a record-setting 10 home runs between the two leagues.

    Astros' Alex Bregman, George Springer lead American League to win in All-Star Game
    At long last, the American League's best hitter solved his All-Star Game struggle
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6 hours ago

Two attackers approached the man’s wife as sh...

Two attackers approached the man’s wife as she was in the driveway and tried forcing her to take them inside the home.

    HPD: Man shoots alleged home invader in South Acres
    A man exchanged gunfire with two people who were trying to invade his South Acres home Tuesday night, Houston police said. One of the intruders fled, and the other was shot and injured. He is in serious condition at the hospital, said Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department.
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6 hours ago

DEVELOPING:

DEVELOPING:

    HPD: Man shoots alleged home invader in South Acres
    A man exchanged gunfire with two people who were trying to invade his South Acres home Tuesday night, Houston police said. One of the intruders fled, and the other was shot and injured. He is in serious condition at the hospital, said Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

For the project to ultimately take shape in a...

For the project to ultimately take shape in a way that's depicted in the images, it will need support from an array of public entities, nonprofits and residents.

    Design concepts for Midway's East River take shape
    Architectural renderings that recently resurfaced of the proposed redevelopment of KBR's former home along an eastern stretch of Buffalo Bayou were created as part of last year's bid to lure Amazon's second headquarters to Houston.
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7 hours ago

Have you found one?

Have you found one?

    Painted rocks hidden throughout Kingwood
    While strolling on the greenbelt trails, or enjoying a day at the park, people may come across some colorful creations hidden throughout the Kingwood community. Painted rocks are popping up in public places around the Lake Houston area and beyond. About a year ago, Bryan Skaggs and Yvonne Skaggs created the Kingwood Rock Hunt Facebook group.
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8 hours ago

The school will be operated by a Houston-area...

The school will be operated by a Houston-area franchise owner who owns several Primrose schools.

    Greenway Plaza adds child care with new Primrose Schools lease
    Parkway Property Investments will bring an option for childcare to the Greenway Plaza office complex with the signing of a new lease with Primrose Schools. Primrose Schools has leased an 8,000-square-foot space for an early education childcare facility at 3 Greenway Plaza. The school will be operated by a Houston-area franchise owner who owns several Primrose schools.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

"Whether it's West Nile, Zika, chikungunya or...

"Whether it's West Nile, Zika, chikungunya or other diseases, you need to protect yourself from mosquito bites"

    Galveston resident diagnosed with county's 1st human case of West Nile virus in 2018
    A young woman has been diagnosed with the first human case of West Nile Virus in Galveston County in 2018, officials said Tuesday. The patient, who is in her 20s and lives on Galveston island, was initially diagnosed with West Nile fever in late June after she exhibited symptoms that included chills, a headache, rash, loss of appetite, vomiting, muscle weakness, and vertigo, according to spokesman for the Galveston County Health District.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Police allegedly found thousands of dollars i...

Police allegedly found thousands of dollars in cash and credit card blanks hidden in a pouch underneath the girl's floor-length skirt. All of the credit card blanks had credit card numbers programmed into them.

    Friendswood police: Romanian child found holding thousands in cash, fraudulent credit cards
    An 18-year-old Romanian national and an 11-year-old Romanian girl detained in Friendswood are believed to be part of a large-scale criminal organization, Friendswood police said Tuesday. Fabrizio Victor Slatineo was arrested during a traffic stop Monday after police were alerted to the vehicle by bank employees who said the occupants made suspicious ATM transactions, police said in a release.
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11 hours ago

The Friendswood Police Department reports tha...

The Friendswood Police Department reports that hospital staff believe the substance could have been methamphetamine.

    Two Friendswood police officers hospitalized after alleged substance exposure
    Two Friendswood police officers were hospitalized last week after they were believed to be exposed to an unknown narcotic during a traffic stop. The Friendswood Police Department reports that hospital staff believe the substance could have been methamphetamine. The alleged exposure occurred during a traffic stop 7:32 p.m. Wednesday, July 13.
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11 hours ago

To display the painting, the curators had a s...

To display the painting, the curators had a special gallery built with a sign warning that the work “may elicit strong emotions.” Such warnings are relatively rare. From the Houston Chronicle:

    Houston artist's provocative painting prompts a warning label in Austin
    AUSTIN, Texas - The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin knew it had a painting on its hands that required sensitivity: a 30-foot-wide panorama by Houston-based artist Vincent Valdez that imagined a modern-day Ku Klux Klan gathering. And a string of recent art-world controversies had emphasized the need for such curatorial caution.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

12 hours ago

Losses of civilian nuclear material are usual...

Losses of civilian nuclear material are usually disclosed but when the government loses nuclear bomb ingredients it stays mum.

    Plutonium went missing in Texas, but the government says nothing
    Two security experts from the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory drove to San Antonio in March 2017 with a sensitive mission: to retrieve dangerous nuclear materials from a nonprofit research lab there.
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12 hours ago

The exhibit is called "The Spitzmaus Mummy in...

The exhibit is called "The Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures from the Kunsthistorisches Museum"

    Wes Anderson co-curates Austrian art show
    I mean, it was bound to happen, right? Filmmaker Wes Anderson already applied his design sensibility to a precious bar in Milan. So curating an exhibit at a storied European art museum is hardly a departure for the Houston native.
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13 hours ago

Robert Plant, former lead singer of Led Zeppe...

Robert Plant, former lead singer of Led Zeppelin, added three Texas dates to his tour but H-Town's not one of them

    Houston gets overlooked on rock tour circuit -- again
    Robert Plant, the former lead singer of hard-rock heavyweights Led Zeppelin, announced new dates Tuesday on his current swing with his current outfit, Sensational Space Shifters. Three of the shows are in Texas so that's good news for Lone Star Plant fans, right?
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

New Counsul General of France hosts Gene Wu a...

New Counsul General of France hosts Gene Wu and Miya Shay, David Leebron and Y. Ping Sun, Chris Brown and more at residence on Kirby Dr.

    Bastille Day celebration in River Oaks doubles as World Cup pre-party
    New Counsul General of France hosts Gene Wu and Miya Shay, David Leebron and Y. Ping Sun, Chris Brown and more at residence on Kirby Dr. Just one day before the French clinched World Cup victory, Houston's new Consul General of France Alexis Andres unknowingly hosted the ultimate pre-party - as in, prediction party.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office gave th...

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office gave the management at a strip center a chance to stop illegal activity and, according to the sheriff, they passed.

    Houston woman arrested for prostitution at spa in Richmond
    The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office gave the management at a strip center a chance to stop illegal activity and, according to the sheriff, they passed. On July 17, detectives executed an arrest warrant at "A Spa," located at 1410 E. Highway 90A in Richmond, and arrested a woman for prostitution out of the massage parlor.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Here’s a closer look at the victims of a dead...

Here’s a closer look at the victims of a deadly crime spree that frightened residents across the city.

    Family and friends remember the victims of north Houston killing spree
    Pam Johnson was the glue that held her large family together, making them feel loved with frequent phone calls, notes and gifts. Allie Barrow was "an angel on earth," as one friend describes her - young, fun and planning to get married soon.
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15 hours ago

The former Fox News star recently listed his ...

The former Fox News star recently listed his 9,100-square-foot, 6-bedroom Westlake mansion for $5.9 million

    Glenn Beck is selling his Texas mansion for $5.9 million
    Conservative pundit Glenn Beck is selling off more of the luxuries he acquired over the years. The former Fox News star recently listed his 9,100-square-foot, 6-bedroom Westlake mansion for $5.9 million, according to Realtor.com. The estate's listing comes weeks after a Daily Beast report found Beck's multimedia company, TheBlaze, was experiencing another round of layoffs.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

One of Houston's deadliest serial killers who...

One of Houston's deadliest serial killers who fit the FBI's definition was Dean "Candy Man" Corll who raped and killed at least 28 boys in the Houston area between 1970 and 1973.

    Serial killers in Houston's past
    Suspected serial killer Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, a 46-year-old parolee, is accused in two slayings in Houston-area mattress stores, a home invasion, and the shooting death of a woman in her Cypress home last week. Rodriguez was arrested in Cy-Fair on Tuesday morning.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

From the latest episode of Looped in on the H...

From the latest episode of Looped in on the Houston Chronicle: The Chronicle's former Managing Editor Vernon Loeb recently took a new job in Washington, D.C. But before he left, he joined Nancy Sarnoff and Allyn West, for a look back at some of the biggest news stories that happened under his editorial watch--> https://chrn.cl/2LeTtkG Here is a small sample, where Vernon talked with Nancy about the state of downtown Houston:

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    From the latest episode of Looped in on the Houston Chronicle: The Chronicle's former Managing Editor Vernon Loeb recently took a new job in Washington, D.C. But before he left, he joined Nancy...
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16 hours ago

The "Teen Mom" alum faces a possible 18 month...

The "Teen Mom" alum faces a possible 18 month sentence if convicted as charged.

    Farrah Abraham charged with battery after hotel arrest
    "Teen Mom" alum faces a possible 18 month sentence if convicted as charged provided by "Teen Mom" alum Farrah Abraham faces a possible 18 months in jail, after being charged following her arrest at the Beverly Hills Hotel last month.
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17 hours ago

This resort-like property for sale in River O...

This resort-like property for sale in River Oaks offers high-class amenities that make staying in shape and entertaining guests seem effortless.

    Ultra-swanky River Oaks home has amenities to die for
    Don't just go to the country club. Become the country club instead. This resort-like property for sale in River Oaks offers high-class amenities that make staying in shape and entertaining guests seem effortless. Listed at just under $8 million, the home at 9 West Lane is located in River Oaks' ultra-swanky Tall Timbers section.
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17 hours ago

BREAKING

BREAKING

    Man shot at southwest Houston apartment complex
    A gunshot victim was driven to his brother's house in southwest Houston after being shot at an apartment complex Tuesday. The 6:15 p.m. gunfire drew police to an apartment complex in the 7400 block of Bissonnet Street, according to authorities.
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17 hours ago

He is the 7th inmate executed in Texas in 201...

He is the 7th inmate executed in Texas in 2018

    San Antonio man executed for murder, robbery
    HUNTSVILLE - A San Antonio man convicted in the robbery and murder of a Southeast Side convenience store owner was executed Tuesday evening despite pleas from the victim's son to save his life. Christopher Anthony Young, 34, received the lethal injection after his lawyers tried to win a last-minute stay from Gov.
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18 hours ago

There is a saying in the tattoo community tha...

There is a saying in the tattoo community that if you want a tattoo bad enough, it won't hurt that much.

    It's National Tattoo Day: Here's how much your next tattoo will hurt according to a pain level chart
    No matter where on your body you get tattooed there is sure to be pain involved.
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18 hours ago

His cousin, who works as an assistant at the ...

His cousin, who works as an assistant at the transitional living complex, said, "He was on the right track, but something happened."

    Suspected serial killer the 'perfect' tenant, his landlord said
    Theresa Williams said their last encounter was sometime last week. She spotted Rodriguez as he was leaving the complex with two hampers. She said he told her he was going to wash his clothes, and she lovingly warned him not to get into trouble. "Don't worry, Mama-T," she recalled Rodriguez saying.
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18 hours ago

Yuummm...?

Yuummm...?

    Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants in 3 years
    BERLIN (AP) - A Dutch company that presented the world's first lab-grown beef burger five years ago said Tuesday it has received funding to pursue its plans to make and sell artificially grown meat to restaurants from 2021. Mosa Meat said it raised 7.5 million euros ($8.8 million), mainly from M Ventures and Bell Food Group.
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18 hours ago

"Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand...

"Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand here as someone who will continue to always lead by example as I tirelessly advocate for the betterment of those in need."

    Report: Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams checked herself into a mental health facility
    Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny's Child, has reportedly checked herself into a mental health facility. "For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it's time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your wellbeing," she said in a statement to TMZ.
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19 hours ago

Houston Restaurant Weeks is coming! Plan out ...

Houston Restaurant Weeks is coming! Plan out this year's food journey with these recommendations.

    Best bets for 2018 Houston Restaurant Weeks
    Hundreds of restaurants available for brunch, lunch and dinner during the 2018 Houston Dining Weeks from Aug. 1 through Sept 3
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19 hours ago

It may be hard to imagine but there was a tim...

It may be hard to imagine but there was a time before air conditioning...

    How Houstonians have beaten the heat over the years
    It's always been hot. We've just found better ways to beat the heat.
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19 hours ago

A man wanted in a deadly crime spree has been...

A man wanted in a deadly crime spree has been captured and is in custody, according to the Houston Police Department. Jose Gilberto Rodriguez is alleged to have committed three murders, a shooting, a home invasion and car thefts. Read more: https://chrn.cl/2JvGgPL

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A man wanted in a deadly crime spree has been captured and is in custody, according to the Houston Police Department. Jose Gilberto Rodriguez is alleged to have committed three murders, a shooting, a...
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20 hours ago

A look at the Astros stars and their wives wa...

A look at the Astros stars and their wives walking the red carpet before tonight’s All-Star Game--> https://chrn.cl/2NYciHx (Photo: Mike Lawrie, Getty Images)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A look at the Astros stars and their wives walking the red carpet before tonight's All-Star Game--> https://chrn.cl/2NYciHx (Photo: Mike Lawrie, Getty Images)
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20 hours ago

"She was racing against time to save her fath...

"She was racing against time to save her father as anyone with a heart of gold would have."

    A 7-year-old survived her father's car crash. She died searching for help.
    A 7-year-old girl was looking for help in the dark when she died trying to save her dad. It was about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. DeSandra Thomas was riding in her father's car when he crashed into an abandoned vehicle along I-94 in Romulus, Michigan, lost control and went off the highway and through a fence, according to Michigan State Police.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Investigators do not believe foul play is sus...

Investigators do not believe foul play is suspected. A final determination will be made after the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office performs an autopsy.

    Woman found dead outside Galveston County business
    Police in Galveston County are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Saturday night. Officers with the Clear Lake Shores Police Department were called to a business in the 900 block of FM 2094 around 7:30 p.m. to reports of a person down.
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20 hours ago

From the Houston Chronicle: Mitesh Patel met ...

From the Houston Chronicle: Mitesh Patel met his dad's killer the day before his scheduled execution

    Execution of San Antonio man likely to proceed tonight
    Mitesh Patel, whose story of forgiveness and activism has received national attention, met his father's murderer Monday, the day before the man is to be executed. Patel, who wants death row inmate Christopher Anthony Young to live, had sought a meeting with Young since late June when Patel publicly came forward to support Young's bid for clemency.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

21 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle is live ...

LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE: The Houston Police Department discusses the arrest and ongoing investigations into suspect Jose Gilberto Rodriguez. STORY: https://chrn.cl/2JvGgPL

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE: The Houston Police Department discusses the arrest and ongoing investigations into suspect Jose Gilberto Rodriguez. STORY: https://chrn.cl/2JvGgPL
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21 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle was live...

LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE: The Houston Police Department discusses the arrest and ongoing investigations into suspect Jose Gilberto Rodriguez. STORY: https://chrn.cl/2JvGgPL

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE: The Houston Police Department discusses the arrest and ongoing investigations into suspect Jose Gilberto Rodriguez. STORY: https://chrn.cl/2JvGgPL
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21 hours ago

It's not clear what charges he'll face yet, b...

It's not clear what charges he'll face yet, but state records reveal a violent and troubled past.

    Here's what we know about suspected serial killer Jose Gilberto Rodriguez
    After allegedly sowing seeds of violence across northern Harris County in a dayslong crime spree, suspected serial killer Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was arrested early Tuesday after a short police chase.
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22 hours ago

Judge Judy out-earned Clooney:

Judge Judy out-earned Clooney:

    Among highest paid celebs, one delivers quite a punch
    Reuters Floyd Mayweather, a former 147-pound boxer, punches well above his weight when it comes to wealth accumulation. Mayweather outmuscled the likes of George Clooney, Kylie Jenner, and The Rock to sit atop Forbes' list of the highest-earning celebrities. Mayweather earned over $275 million for his 2017 fight against UFC star Conor McGregor.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

225 employees lost their job in this bankrupt...

225 employees lost their job in this bankruptcy closure, 52 of them were in Houston.

    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.
    https://www.chron.com

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