Local News – Houston Informer https://houstoninformer.com Local Houston News and Texas Updates Tue, 03 Oct 2017 04:20:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 21834474 Tilman Fertitta loses employee Las… https://houstoninformer.com/175641/tilman-fertitta-loses-employee-las/ https://houstoninformer.com/175641/tilman-fertitta-loses-employee-las/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 04:20:24 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175641 The server was a 31-year-old mother of four young kids, according to Fertitta.          Original published: 2017-10-02 23:05:10 Read the full Houston News here

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Long Lost Horror Film <i>The Old Dark House</i> Stands as One of the Great Universal Fright Flicks https://houstoninformer.com/175636/long-lost-horror-film-ithe-old-dark-housei-stands-as-one-of-the-great-universal-fright-flicks/ https://houstoninformer.com/175636/long-lost-horror-film-ithe-old-dark-housei-stands-as-one-of-the-great-universal-fright-flicks/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 04:15:22 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175636 Even if it hadn’t been essentially lost, James Whale’s The Old Dark House (1932) wouldn’t ever have fit, exactly, on the Mount Rushmore of Universal’s horror greats: Frankenstein, that ol’ corpse’s wife, the Wolfman, Dracula and — since actually you can’t see him we can get away with five faces… Original published: 2017-10-02 23:00:00 Read…

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Rice graduate, former Houston DJ… https://houstoninformer.com/175631/rice-graduate-former-houston-dj/ https://houstoninformer.com/175631/rice-graduate-former-houston-dj/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:54:30 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175631 Clayton Chaney recently moved to Las Vegas and was backstage when gunshots erupted at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival.         Original published: 2017-10-02 22:16:12 Read the full Houston News here

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Woodlands mom hid under stage for… https://houstoninformer.com/175628/woodlands-mom-hid-under-stage-for/ https://houstoninformer.com/175628/woodlands-mom-hid-under-stage-for/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:34:13 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175628 She said she had no time to think once she realized the noises she heard minutes into Aldean’s show in Las Vegas were not fireworks.         Original published: 2017-10-02 22:17:00 Read the full Houston News here

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Suspect in 1986 cold case denied parole https://houstoninformer.com/175623/suspect-in-1986-cold-case-denied-parole/ https://houstoninformer.com/175623/suspect-in-1986-cold-case-denied-parole/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:18:50 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175623 Gerald Zwarst is behind bars for the 1986 kidnapping of Shelley Sikes, a 19-year-old from Galveston County.         Original published: 2017-10-02 20:55:45 Read the full Houston News here

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Area officials tell lawmakers of Harvey costs, funding needs – Houston Chronicle https://houstoninformer.com/175620/area-officials-tell-lawmakers-of-harvey-costs-funding-needs-houston-chronicle/ https://houstoninformer.com/175620/area-officials-tell-lawmakers-of-harvey-costs-funding-needs-houston-chronicle/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:09:13 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175620 Austin American-Statesman Area officials tell lawmakers of Harvey costs, funding needsHouston ChronicleMore than one month after Harvey’s deluge hit, local officials, including Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, testified at a state House of Representatives Appropriations Committee hearing that more than $370 million worth …Harvey rebuilding on hold as Houston awaits…

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Las Vegas festival shooting raises concerns for Austin City Limits – Houston Chronicle https://houstoninformer.com/175619/las-vegas-festival-shooting-raises-concerns-for-austin-city-limits-houston-chronicle/ https://houstoninformer.com/175619/las-vegas-festival-shooting-raises-concerns-for-austin-city-limits-houston-chronicle/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:05:45 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175619 Las Vegas festival shooting raises concerns for Austin City LimitsHouston ChronicleHouston First, which manages the George R. Brown Convention Center, the city’s fine arts facilities and the downtown parking garages that serve many of them, provides security for its buildings and grounds during events, but security measures for each … and more » Original published: 2017-10-02…

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Tests show toxic chemicals in soil, water after plant fire, say Houston-area residents – Chicago Tribune https://houstoninformer.com/175617/tests-show-toxic-chemicals-in-soil-water-after-plant-fire-say-houston-area-residents-chicago-tribune/ https://houstoninformer.com/175617/tests-show-toxic-chemicals-in-soil-water-after-plant-fire-say-houston-area-residents-chicago-tribune/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:01:24 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175617 Chicago Tribune Tests show toxic chemicals in soil, water after plant fire, say Houston-area residentsChicago TribuneTests detected toxic substances in soil, water and ash samples taken miles from a chemical plant that flooded during Hurricane Harvey, caught fire and partially exploded, nearly 20 Houston-area residents said Monday. The findings were disclosed in a … and…

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Sean Baker’s <i>The Florida Project</i> Finds Bright, Lively Beauty in Growing Up Broke https://houstoninformer.com/175615/sean-bakers-ithe-florida-projecti-finds-bright-lively-beauty-in-growing-up-broke/ https://houstoninformer.com/175615/sean-bakers-ithe-florida-projecti-finds-bright-lively-beauty-in-growing-up-broke/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:56:33 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175615 Filmmaking is not a poor man’s game. Even as digital cameras get cheaper, making a film worthy of release still requires dough to get off the ground, which means the folks who tell stories through cinema tend to come from backgrounds of privilege. That breeds movies aimed at middle- to… Original published: 2017-10-02 21:00:00 Read…

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Jose Altuve-Aaron Judge MVP outcome figures to be close – Houston Chronicle https://houstoninformer.com/175613/jose-altuve-aaron-judge-mvp-outcome-figures-to-be-close-houston-chronicle/ https://houstoninformer.com/175613/jose-altuve-aaron-judge-mvp-outcome-figures-to-be-close-houston-chronicle/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:50:16 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175613 Houston Chronicle Jose Altuve-Aaron Judge MVP outcome figures to be closeHouston ChronicleBy Jake Kaplan, Houston Chronicle. October 2, 2017 Updated: October 2, 2017 9:01pm. Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and Yankees slugger Aaron Judge were able to size each other. Jose Altuve’s prolific hitting gets most of the attention, but his … and more » Original published:…

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NRG Energy’s Houston staff reduction planned for December https://houstoninformer.com/175611/nrg-energys-houston-staff-reduction-planned-for-december/ https://houstoninformer.com/175611/nrg-energys-houston-staff-reduction-planned-for-december/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:45:32 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175611 NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG) notified the state of Texas last week about a staff reduction planned in Houston. The reduction will affect employees at NRG’s Central Repair Shop facility at 12307 Kurland Drive and is expected to take place between Dec. 1 and Jan. 5, according to the letter to the TWC. However, it’s…

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Smooth Moves: Texans vs Titans https://houstoninformer.com/175609/smooth-moves-texans-vs-titans/ https://houstoninformer.com/175609/smooth-moves-texans-vs-titans/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:41:05 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175609 Check out some of the best shots from the Texans win Sunday vs. the Titans. Original published: 2017-10-02 09:47:34 Read the full Houston News here

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Chris Paul focused on team, not himself before preseason opener https://houstoninformer.com/175607/chris-paul-focused-on-team-not-himself-before-preseason-opener/ https://houstoninformer.com/175607/chris-paul-focused-on-team-not-himself-before-preseason-opener/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:35:42 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175607 Paul said Tuesday’s game against the Thunder in Tulsa is about the work that needs to be done, as with every preseason opener. Original published: 2017-10-02 17:35:43 Read the full Houston News here

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As calendar flips to October, the MLB postseason from A to Z https://houstoninformer.com/175602/as-calendar-flips-to-october-the-mlb-postseason-from-a-to-z/ https://houstoninformer.com/175602/as-calendar-flips-to-october-the-mlb-postseason-from-a-to-z/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:31:48 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175602 All those home runs by Aaron Judge, all those wins by the Los Angeles Dodgers, nicely done. Except none of that matters now — a sinker that bounces to the backstop, a liner that hooks barely foul, the whole script flips. October has a way of doing that. The Major League Baseball playoffs start Tuesday…

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Truck driver spotted with missing Texas teen says he gave her a ride to California https://houstoninformer.com/175600/truck-driver-spotted-with-missing-texas-teen-says-he-gave-her-a-ride-to-california/ https://houstoninformer.com/175600/truck-driver-spotted-with-missing-texas-teen-says-he-gave-her-a-ride-to-california/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:27:24 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175600 Last week, police said a missing 16-year-old from Amarillo was last spotted leaving a gas station with a middle-aged truck driver. Original published: 2017-10-02 16:46:52 Read the full Houston News here

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Artificial Muscles, Tendons Would Make Prosthetic Limbs More Lifelike https://houstoninformer.com/175598/artificial-muscles-tendons-would-make-prosthetic-limbs-more-lifelike-2/ https://houstoninformer.com/175598/artificial-muscles-tendons-would-make-prosthetic-limbs-more-lifelike-2/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:23:04 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175598 By Jeannie Kever:: An engineer with the University of Houston has received a $500,000 CAREER award from the National Science Foundation to develop artificial muscle and tendons for dexterous, compliant and affordable prostheses. Original published: 2017-09-28 00:00:00 Read the full Houston News here

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H-E-B issues recall for Mi Tienda… https://houstoninformer.com/175595/h-e-b-issues-recall-for-mi-tienda/ https://houstoninformer.com/175595/h-e-b-issues-recall-for-mi-tienda/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:19:00 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175595         Original published: 2017-10-02 19:24:34 Read the full Houston News here

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Wood Mackenzie: Four paths BHP's massive divestment might take https://houstoninformer.com/175594/wood-mackenzie-four-paths-bhps-massive-divestment-might-take/ https://houstoninformer.com/175594/wood-mackenzie-four-paths-bhps-massive-divestment-might-take/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:14:15 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175594 “I don’t think we’ve ever seen an asset package as big on the market.” Original published: 2017-10-02 14:55:47 Read the full Houston News here

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O'Brien on win, Chiefs and more https://houstoninformer.com/175592/obrien-on-win-chiefs-and-more/ https://houstoninformer.com/175592/obrien-on-win-chiefs-and-more/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:10:09 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175592 Coach Bill O’Brien spoke with the media Monday at NRG Stadium. Original published: 2017-10-02 12:16:43 Read the full Houston News here

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Rockets' Ryan Anderson hopes to see defensive improvement https://houstoninformer.com/175590/rockets-ryan-anderson-hopes-to-see-defensive-improvement/ https://houstoninformer.com/175590/rockets-ryan-anderson-hopes-to-see-defensive-improvement/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:06:23 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175590 Anderson is about 10 pounds lighter than last season, but said he believed much of his improvement on the defensive end could come with his familiarity with the Rockets defense in his second season. Original published: 2017-10-02 17:38:36 Read the full Houston News here

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LEADING OFF: Playoffs begin, Twins-Yankees for AL wild card https://houstoninformer.com/175588/leading-off-playoffs-begin-twins-yankees-for-al-wild-card/ https://houstoninformer.com/175588/leading-off-playoffs-begin-twins-yankees-for-al-wild-card/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 02:02:39 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175588 A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ___ LET’S START The 2017 postseason begins at Yankee Stadium when the Minnesota Twins take on New York in the AL wild-card game. Luis Severino pitches for the Yanks — he’s 23, he averaged 97.6 mph on his fastball, tops among qualified starters. Twins starter Ervin…

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Homeowners claim decades of 'intentional flooding' in new suit against river authority https://houstoninformer.com/175587/homeowners-claim-decades-of-intentional-flooding-in-new-suit-against-river-authority/ https://houstoninformer.com/175587/homeowners-claim-decades-of-intentional-flooding-in-new-suit-against-river-authority/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 01:58:29 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175587 Nearly 60 Harris County homeowners are suing two state agencies for what they say has been more than two decades of mismanagement of the Lake Conroe Dam, flooding their houses multiple times, including from Hurricane Harvey. In a class-action lawsuit filed Monday, 58 families from Kingwood, Atascotia and Humble accuse the San Jacinto River Authority…

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UH Offers Experts for Shooting Massacre in Las Vegas https://houstoninformer.com/175586/uh-offers-experts-for-shooting-massacre-in-las-vegas/ https://houstoninformer.com/175586/uh-offers-experts-for-shooting-massacre-in-las-vegas/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 01:54:43 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175586 By None:: The University of Houston is offering experts on various topics for the shooting massacre in Las Vegas Original published: 2017-10-02 00:00:00 Read the full Houston News here

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Cedar Park resident confirmed injured… https://houstoninformer.com/175583/cedar-park-resident-confirmed-injured/ https://houstoninformer.com/175583/cedar-park-resident-confirmed-injured/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 01:48:16 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175583 Cedar Park resident and Riverbend Church Austin ministry staff member Danae Gibbs has been confirmed as one of the injured victims in the Las Vegas mass shooting.         Original published: 2017-10-02 19:28:45 Read the full Houston News here

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Baker Hughes gets new chairman with GE's Jeff Immelt retirement https://houstoninformer.com/175582/baker-hughes-gets-new-chairman-with-ges-jeff-immelt-retirement/ https://houstoninformer.com/175582/baker-hughes-gets-new-chairman-with-ges-jeff-immelt-retirement/#respond Tue, 03 Oct 2017 01:43:32 +0000 https://houstoninformer.com/?p=175582 Former General Electric Co. CEO Jeffrey Immelt has retired as chairman of the company’s board three months earlier than expected. Immelt also stepped down as a director and chairman of the board of Baker Hughes, a GE Company (NYSE: BHGE). A press release announcing the moves, which were effective as of Oct. 2, did not…

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