Regional Editor, Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle Regional Editor via DAL, CHI, CLE. I've talked football with Al Davis, the oil patch with T. Boone Pickens and plowed fields in the Panhandle.
houstonchronicle.com — The U.S. Department of Transportation announced this month that it would award Southwest two slot exemptions to operate the new service. By law, the government can provide a limited number of exemptions to slot limitations at Reagan National to promote competition and enhance air service to the capital.
houstonchronicle.com — Among large American cities, only New York added more people than Houston in the year ending July 1, 2012, according to new census figures released Thursday. Margaret Drain, a senior researcher at Houston Community College, said the strong growth in Houston and other Texas cities was not surprising. [...]
houstonchronicle.com — The Texas Senate on Tuesday approved a bill that would ban sugary beverages from elementary and middle schools, limiting students to unsweetened water, lowfat milk or 100 percent fruit or vegetable juices. The measure, authored by state Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, and introduced in the upper chamber by Sen.
bigstory.ap.org — A list of the 10 deadliest tornadoes in the United States since 1900:- 695 deaths. March 18, 1925, in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana.- 216 deaths. April 5, 1936, in Tupelo, Miss.- 203 deaths. April 6, 1936, in Gainesville, Ga.- 181 deaths. April 9, 1947, in Woodward, Okla.- 158 deaths.
hosted.ap.org — Ray Manzarek, the keyboardist and founding member of The Doors who had a dramatic impact on rock `n' roll, has died. He was 74. Publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald says Manzarek died Monday at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, surrounded by his family. Robinson-Fitzgerald says his manager, Tom Vitorino, confirmed Manzarek died around 3:30 p.m.
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