Monthly Archives: April 2013

Priest’s simple message helps recovery in West

WEST — Rather than blowing out birthday candles, the Rev. Ed Karasek sat in a T-shirt and shorts on Saturday answering the phone at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church and tending to a flock rocked by the West … Continue reading

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Youth soothed panicked family after plant blast

WEST – Instinct kicked in after the force of the fertilizer plant explosion knocked Zachery Kocain back five feet in the cornfield where he was standing.”Me and my friend, we started to crawl,” Kocain recalled Thursday from the same field … Continue reading

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Prairie View asking state to stamp out ZIP code snub

Trouble with the Prairie View’s postal boundaries nearly got Mayor Frank Jackson shipped straight to the doghouse. “I tried to order flowers for my wife on Valentine’s Day, and it was a big problem,” Jackson told a Texas House committee … Continue reading

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Lawmakers vow not to kick funding can down the road

Highway department officials went into the session estimating the agency needed $4 billion more per year, about as much as it currently spends on new highway construction annually. To seriously dent the congestion crisis, some have said TxDOT needs about … Continue reading

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Bike-sharing booming after major expansion

Even with the added costs and restrictions, Houston’s program is more generous than those in other cities, officials said. “You’ll see any of the bike programs that have more than 20 stations – they are going to limit that time … Continue reading

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