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NFL draft profile: Dolphins target Ed Oliver of Houston

Once upon a time, Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver was believed to have a chance to be the first pick of the 2019 NFL Draft. A five-star recruit from Houston, Oliver stayed home to play college football — passing on offers from Alaba
Tags: News, NFL, Houston, Ed Oliver, Houston Oliver


Astros set to contend for another title

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astros entered last season looking to defend the title after winning their first World Series in 2017. Being eliminated in the ALCS by the Boston Red Sox has done nothing to shake their confidence as the 2019 season arrives. “I don’t think the feeling’s any different,” manager AJ Hinch said. […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Houston, Boston Red Sox, Astros, The Houston Astros, AJ Hinch


Why Police Should Be Required to Get a Warrant to Use Cell-Site-Simulators (aka, "stingrays")

Legislation heard this week in the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee, HB 352 (Blanco) would require warrants for Texas law enforcement to use so-called “stingrays” or “cell-site simulators” to track people's cell phones, and provide more transparency surrounding use of these devices.So-called “Stingrays” or cell-site simulators are examples of relatively new surveillance techniques hovering at the bleeding edge of both cell-phone technology and Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. Because ...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Navy, California, US, Houston, US supreme court, Blanco, US Department of Homeland Security, Sims, Carpenter, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Court of Criminal Appeals, Cesar Blanco, Gritsforbreakfast


Mitsui petrochemical unit probed after Texas fire rages for days

State and local investigators have begun probing a petrochemical storage company outside Houston where a massive fire fed by giant tanks of fuel burned for days, darkening the skies with soot for dozens of miles, officials said. The blaze at Mitsui unit Intercontinental Terminals Co (ITC) in Deer Park, Texas, began on Sunday and was not extinguished until early Wednesday. The agency has cited Intercontinental Terminals for violations of state air-emissions rules 39 times in the last 16 years.
Tags: Texas, Science, Houston, Mitsui, Deer Park Texas, Intercontinental Terminals Co ITC, Intercontinental Terminals


A huge fire at a Texas chemical plant is out, 4 days after it started

A fire that burned over four days at a petrochemical plant in suburban Houston was out Wednesday.
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Houston-Area Petrochemicals Fire Is Contained After Days of Burning. But It Could Flare Back Up

(HOUSTON) — Crews have extinguished a fire that’s burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility. International Terminals Company says the blaze in Deer Park was extinguished as of 3 a.m. Wednesday. The fire began Sunday at the facility southeast of Houston, sending a huge, dark plume of smoke thousands of feet in the…
Tags: Texas, News, Uncategorized, Houston, Deer Park, Onetime, International Terminals Company


Blaze extinguished at Texas petrochemicals facility

HOUSTON (AP) — Crews have extinguished a fire that’s burned for days at a Houston-area petrochemicals storage facility. International Terminals Company says the blaze in Deer Park was extinguished as of 3 a.m. Wednesday. The fire began Sunday at the facility southeast of Houston, sending a huge, dark plume of smoke thousands of feet in […]
Tags: Texas, News, Ap, Nation, Houston, Deer Park, International Terminals Company


544 NBAA Regional Forum

Reports from NBAA’s Regional Forum in Houston, attacking the pilot and mechanic shortage, and NBAA’s top safety focus areas. Wo look at the Boeing 737 Max, AOA indicators, MCAS, and the certification process. Also, a Southwest Airlines labor agreement, more coin tosses for good luck, B-52 re-engining, famous aviation siblings, Red Bull air races, and the Boeing 747. Aviation News Flawed analysis, failed oversight: How Boeing and FAA certified the suspect 737 MAX flight control system The or...
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Now-extinguished Deer Park blaze joins the list of explosions and fires that have rocked the Houston area

The petrochemical facility fire that brought towers of black clouds, heavy smoke and bursts of flames to Deer Park, Texas before it was extinguished early Wednesday was not an unfamiliar site for the area.
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Petrochemical blaze near Houston extinguished, company says

Firefighters on Wednesday extinguished a fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site outside Houston that has been billowing acrid smoke for days, the company said.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Houston, Mitsui Co


Petrochemical facility fire extinguished

A fire burned into its fourth day at a petrochemical facility, located in the suburban Houston area, sending towering black clouds and even a fireball into the sky late Tuesday.
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A Texas petrochemical facility fire has been extinguished, 4 days after it started

The fire in the suburban Houston area sent towering black clouds and even a fireball into the sky late Tuesday.
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Deer Park fire burns into fourth day

A fire burned into its fourth day at a petrochemical facility, located in the suburban Houston area, sending towering black clouds and even a fireball into the sky late Tuesday.
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4 days after it started, a fire at a Texas petrochemical facility continues to blanket the sky in dark smoke

The fire in the suburban Houston area sent towering black clouds and even a fireball into the sky late Tuesday.
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Deer Park fire burns into fourth day as nearby schools close

The fire in the suburban Houston area sent towering black clouds and even a fireball into the sky late Tuesday.
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Firefighters contain petrochemical blaze, Texas expands air monitoring

Firefighters late Tuesday contained a raging inferno at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site outside of Houston that has been billowing acrid smoke for days as Texas officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring.
Tags: Texas, Money, businessNews, Houston, Mitsui Co


Fires extinguished on four of eight tanks burning at Houston petrochemical site

Fires were extinguished on four giant tanks late Tuesday at a Houston petrochemical storage facility run by Intercontinental Terminals Co, a county official said, reducing by half the number burning earlier in the day.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Houston, Intercontinental Terminals Co


Astros sign reliever Pressly to 2-year extension

Reliever Ryan Pressly, who was 2-1 with a 2.54 ERA and 101 strikeouts in 77 outings for the Twins and Astros last season, has signed a two-year extension with Houston through the 2021 season.
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QB King fully cleared as Houston opens spring

Houston held its first spring practice under new coach Dana Holgorsen on Tuesday with a healthy D'Eriq King fully cleared to participate.
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Specialty team brought in to fight fire at Texas petrochemical facility

A specialty firefighting team from Louisiana has been brought in to battle a fire that has consumed additional chemical tanks at a plant in suburban Houston and sent towering black clouds into the air.
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Houston petrochemical fire spreads, Texas expands air monitoring

Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site spread on Tuesday, billowing acrid smoke that could be seen and smelled miles away. The blaze at Mitsui unit Intercontinental Terminals Co in Deer Park, Texas, has ignited or consumed 12 of 15 tanks at the site, officials said in a late Tuesday briefing. The fire began on Sunday when a leaking tank containing volatile naphtha, a fuel used in the production ...
Tags: Texas, Science, Houston, Itc, Mitsui, Mitsui Co, Deer Park Texas, Intercontinental Terminals Co


Houston petrochemical fire rages, Texas expands air monitoring

Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring on Tuesday after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site produced billowing acrid smoke that could be seen and smelled miles away. The blaze at Mitsui unit Intercontinental Terminals Co in Deer Park, Texas, burned for a third day after firefighting water pumps broke down for six hours on Monday evening and flames engulfed two more tanks, the company said. The fire began on Sunday when a leaking tank co...
Tags: Texas, Science, Houston, Itc, Mitsui, Mitsui Co, Deer Park Texas, Intercontinental Terminals Co


Houston chemical fire to rage for days

A chemical fire in Texas has been going on for three days, and fire officials say could go on for two more.
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Meteor Blast Over Bering Sea Was 10 Times Size of Hiroshima (slashdot)

A meteor explosion over the Bering Sea late last year unleashed 10 times as much energy as the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima, scientists have revealed. From a report: The fireball tore across the sky off Russia's Kamchatka peninsula on 18 December and released energy equivalent to 173 kilotons of TNT. It was the largest air blast since another meteor hurtled into the atmosphere over Chelyabinsk, in Russia's south-west, six years ago, and the second largest in the past 30 years. Unlike the...
Tags: News, Russia, US, Nasa, Earth, BBC News, Cctv, Houston, TNT, Hiroshima, Chelyabinsk, Kamchatka Peninsula, Bering Sea, Lindley Johnson, Msmash, Kelly Fast Nasa


Houston checks air quality from Texas petrochemical fire, smoke seen miles away

Houston officials and environmental groups raced to expand air monitoring on Tuesday after a raging fire at a Mitsui & Co petrochemical storage site produced billowing acrid smoke that could be seen and smelled miles away. The blaze at Mitsui unit Intercontinental Terminals Co in Deer Park, Texas, burned for a third day after firefighting water pumps broke down for six hours on Monday evening, the company said. Thick acrid smoke could be smelled miles away in Houston and was visible dozens of...
Tags: Texas, Science, Houston, Mitsui, Mitsui Co, Deer Park Texas, Intercontinental Terminals Co


Researchers identify origin of chronic pain in humans

A new study by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT Health Science Center at Houston and Baylor College of Medicine has produced evidence of the source of chronic pain in humans, revealing several new targets for pain treatment.
Tags: Health, Houston, Baylor College of Medicine


Schools reopen as Texas chemical plant fire keeps burning. Some health officials are not convinced that it's safe

The ongoing chemical fire sending billowing black clouds into the air near suburban Houston intensified overnight because of a temporary reduction in water pressure, according to the company where the fire is burning.
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Schools to reopen as Texas chemical plant fire keeps burning. Some health officials are not convinced that it's safe

The ongoing chemical fire sending billowing black clouds into the air near suburban Houston intensified overnight because of a temporary reduction in water pressure, according to the company where the fire is burning.
Tags: Texas, Cnn, Houston


Coming Home Again: Estrada Returns to Lead WeWork Labs in Houston

Houston—Co-working company WeWork is opening its latest “Labs” space in Houston.New York-based WeWork, which has 49 Labs programs across the United States and globe, opened its first Texas location, in Dallas, last fall. WeWork’s Labs is the business’s version of an early stage startup program, offering workshops, mentorship, connections to local accelerator and incubator programs, and more in exchange for rent.Leading the endeavor is Carlos Estrada, a native Houstonian who returns to the city ...
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AP source: Alex Bregman, Astros agree to $100M, 6-year deal

HOUSTON (AP) — Alex Bregman and the Houston Astros have agreed on a $100 million, six-year deal that keeps the All-Star third baseman under contract with the team through 2024, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation. The agreement includes this season, buys out three years of arbitration eligibility (2020-22) and pushes […]
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