Houston

Politics & Government

  • Apr 17 2014
    2014 NBA playoffs preview: Houston Rockets vs. Portland Trail Blazers
    Although most of the attention during the West's first round will likely go to the Clippers-Warriors series for its combination of star power and bad blood, Rockets-Blazers could very well wind up being just as entertaining.
  • Irene Cain, social work program manager in extended care at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, is fielding more calls, seeing more veterans and handling more cases as veterans from past wars reach their later years. As the number of senior veterans increases, the VA is adding more and diverse programs of care in Houston, at the VA Medical Center and through contracts with local senior caregivers.
  • Nov 18 2013
    US Soccer Star Wambach Visits Houston For Youth Event
    Abby Wambach, perhaps the most recognizable star in women’s soccer, didn’t like to be the center of attention during her high school years. She told a group of South Texas youth soccer players at Pershing Middle School on Sunday that she nearly gave up the game when she began to get uncomfortable with the amount of attention she got based on her athletic prowess.
  • Politics played a part in choosing the locations for many of NASA's most crucial facilities at the outset of the race to the moon in the 1960s, including Lyndon Johnson steering the Johnson Space Center and mission control for manned missions to Houston. Now, politics appears to be playing an even bigger part in preventing NASA from downsizing a costly and sprawling infrastructure that dates back to the spare-no-expense days of the Apollo era.

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