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Carl Lewis wants to help make UH the best college program ‘in the world’

blog.chron.com — By Richard Dean Carl Lewis was one of the most accomplished track and field athletes in history with nine Olympic gold medals. Lewis was big on the track, and he has just as big plans for the University of Houston track and field program.
Sep 02, 2014

Carl Lewis wants to help make UH the best college program 'in the world' blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2…

Sep 02, 2014

Carl Lewis excited to be a full-time coach at UH, wants to make Coogs program the best 'in the world.' blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2…

Texans CB Johnathan Joseph says he’ll play vs. Redskins

blog.chron.com — Johnathan Joseph said Tuesday he'll take the field during the Texans' regular-season opener against the Washington Redskins on Sunday at NRG Stadium. The veteran cornerback was limited throughout offseason workouts and training camp while recovering from toe surgery. Joseph, 30, acknowledged he still isn't 100 percent but said he'll be in uniform Week 1.

Michael Sam on verge of joining Cowboys practice squad

blog.chron.com — Michael Sam may be returning to the NFL - and his home state. Sam, who was drafted by the Rams but released on Saturday, is heading to Dallas for a physical, according toe ESPN's Adam Schefter. If it goes well, Sam will join the Cowboys practice squad.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @Nick_Mathews: Michael Sam, hoping to be first openly gay player to make NFL roster, on verge of joining Cowboys practice squad. blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans…

Sep 02, 2014

Michael Sam, hoping to be first openly gay player to make NFL roster, on verge of joining Cowboys practice squad. blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans…

What major intersections in downtown Houston look like from a drone

blog.chron.com — Earlier this summer I profiled photographer Pete Molick in the days after Free Press Summer Fest, where he had taken aerial videos and photos of the thousands of festival-goers with his drone camera apparatus. usually shoots photos of subjects like corporate events and buildings around town, but he began branching out into using a small drone to capture images around Houston earlier this year.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @leahbink: The mundane made artful: What major intersections in downtown Houston look like from a drone blog.chron.com/thetexican/201…

Sep 02, 2014

The Texican || Here's what major intersections in @DowntownHouston look like from a drone blog.chron.com/thetexican/201…

Home Depot investigates breach

chron.com — The Atlanta home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it's looking into "unusual activity" and that it's working with both banks and law enforcement. Krebs said multiple banks reported "evidence that Home Depot stores may be the source of a massive new batch of stolen credit and debit cards."

Brown on offensive line: ‘We want to dominate’

blog.chron.com — Last season, the Texans' offensive line didn't play nearly as well as the 2012 season when they finished 12-4, won the AFC South for the second year in a row and defeated Cincinnati in a wild-card game. Injuries played a role in the line's performance.

Duane Brown, Texans teammates very happy for Watt

blog.chron.com — Defensive end J.J. Watt's teammates know how hard he works on and off the field. They also know his value to the team as well as to the organization. That's why Watt's teammates were excited to see him get the six-year contract extension that's worth $100 million, including $51.876 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid defensive player in NFL history.

Danieal Manning thrilled to be back with Texans

blog.chron.com — Danieal Manning may be wearing a new number - 27 because rookie defensive back Andre Hal inherited his 38 - and he won't be a starter, at least straight away, but otherwise he says, "Everything's still the same, all the same."

Arian Foster opens up to media says, he feels ‘wonderful, physically’

blog.chron.com — During the Texans' 45-minute open locker room session with the media today, running back Arian Foster was a terrific interview. Foster, who didn't play in preseason but was able to practice hard the last three weeks, talked about how he felt, how he has something to prove to himself this season and how happy he is for defensive end J.J.
Sep 02, 2014

#Texans' Arian Foster opens up to the media, says he feels, 'wonderful, physically' and is excited for opener. blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans…

The Sports Update: McClain and Smith discuss Watt’s record-breaking deal

blog.chron.com — J.J. Watt agreed to the richest contract in NFL history for a defensive lineman, reaching a six-year, $100 million deal with the Texans. Texans writers John McClain and Brian Smith discuss the monster contract. Please enable JavaScript to view the Featured Perspectives by Versa.

GOP poll shows Paxton with big lead in AG race

blog.chron.com — AUSTIN - State Sen. Ken Paxton's campaign is touting a double-digit lead over his Democratic opponent in the race for Texas attorney general, citing a poll commissioned for his campaign and release...

Announcers Brennamen, Vandermeer will use term ‘Redskins’

blog.chron.com — Fox Sports announcer Thom Brennaman and Texas radio voice Marc Vandermeer said they will use the name "Redskins" to refer to the visiting team playing the Texans on Sunday afternoon at NRG Stadium.
Sep 02, 2014

Announcers Thom Brennaman, Marc Vandermeer will use the term 'Redskins,' via @dfbarron. blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans…

Harvard/AARP study examines housing issues for aging Americans

blog.chron.com — A shortage of housing that can accommodate the needs of America's aging population is on the horizon, according to a report the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University and the AARP Foundation released Tuesday. "The people who move as they get older tend to move to more accessible housing," said Jen Molinsky, a research associate with Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies.