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A Dragon Shakes Hands With the Space Station

There's a little purple dragon on the Capcom console in Mission Control in Houston. But even if you had been in the room this morning, you could be forgiven for...

Brain Surgery, Live on Twitter

Doctors at Houston’s Memorial Hermann hospital have set the latest trend in science: live tweeting. Following on the heels of its live-tweeted open-heart surgery...

Tear Down That Wall?

Rick Santorum seems to be a well-read man. In a single speech on faith and politics, delivered in September 2010 at the University of St. Thomas in Houston to...

A Hospital Live-Tweets an Open-Heart Surgery

Warning: Graphic images ahead. Don’t click on this if you’re squeamish. Houston doctors live-Tweet a 57-year-old patient’s double coronary artery bypass surgery,...

Apollo 13 at 40: Houston, We Have a Miracle

Say this about the flight of Apollo 13: The spashdown, which occurred 40 years ago today, was perfect. That's not just because the crew actually managed a...

Annise Parker, Houston's Gay Mayor

Houston voters made history in December, electing the first openly gay mayor of a major U.S. city. Annise Parker, 53, takes the oath of office on Jan. 1 to lead...

Houston Waits for Hurricane Ike

There are bread lines in Houston. Last night the bread aisle at the Midtown Randalls at Milam and Hadley streets was picked bare. The truck showed up around 7:45...

The Hassles of Having Lucy in Houston

The world's oldest rock star is coming to Houston. Starting Aug. 31, the 3.18 million-year-old hominid skeleton known as Lucy (so dubbed because researchers were...

Goodbye, Houston. Hello, Dubai

While you weren't looking, the center of the oil world shifted several thousand miles to the east. The Houston Petroleum Club, now high atop the city's...

Houston, She's Got Some Problems

Give the folks at NASA this much--they know how to close ranks. Astronaut Lisa Marie Nowak was arrested this week and charged with attempted murder after driving...

Evacuees Grow Anxious in Houston

Following arrows drawn in bright-red ink ,Tamara Green, 28, and her husband Myriaun Clark, 20, apprehensively shuffled Green's seven youngsters, aged 1 to 12,...

Space: Guten Tag, Houston Control!

The scene could have been the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Computer control panels were labeled with such typical NASA acronyms as PAP (payload activity...

Houston's Silk Road Cuisine

Like any food-loving city worth its hot sauce, Houston inspires some classic culinary arguments, mainly concerning who cooks the best barbecue or beef...

Discussion: The Houston Child Killings

When Russell Yates picked up his office phone Wednesday morning, he heard his wife Andrea telling him to come home. "Is anyone hurt?" he asked. "Yes," she said...

WELL OILED: Topping Out In Houston Again

Send the architects south. Silicon Valley may be powerless and profitless, but Houston, the nation's energy capital and home to the oil-baron excesses of the...

Topping Out In Houston Again

Send the architects south. Silicon Valley may be powerless and profitless, but Houston, the nation's energy capital and home to the oil-baron excesses of the...

WHITNEY HOUSTON: NO MISS PRISSY

EVEN BEFORE HER ROLE OPPOsite Kevin Costner in The Bodyguard made her a movie star, there was something cinematic about Whitney Houston. Her life has been big...