More Houston Articles

  • Officials hopeful oil spill not hard on wildlife

    PORT BOLIVAR, Texas (AP) — Peering through binoculars and small portable telescopes mounted on tripods, two conservationists stood near the beach on Texas' Bolivar Peninsula on Tuesday, searching for birds that might have tar-like oil on them from a weekend spill in the nearby Houston Ship...

  • Coast Guard working to reopen shipping channel

    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) — As workers in bright yellow suits picked quarter-sized "tar balls" out of the sand along Galveston Bay on Monday, strong incoming tides kept washing more ashore. Elsewhere, crews lined up miles of oil booms to keep oil away from the shoreline and bird habitats, two...

  • Mega-donor Steve Mostyn sponsors kosher chili cookoff at Houston Rodeo

    HOUSTON (Legal Newsline) – It seems plaintiffs attorney Steve Mostyn, one of Texas’ biggest political donors, isn’t just a connoisseur of lawsuits but of kosher chili too. According to a March 21 press release, the Mostyn Law Firm sponsored the Fourth Annual Kosher Chili Cookoff at the...

  • Oil rises slightly as Gulf waterway closes

    The price of oil edged higher Monday as traders waited to see how long a key transit route in the Gulf would be closed following an oil spill there. Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery rose 14 cents to close at $99.60 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, used to set...

  • 5 things to know about the Texas oil spill

    TEXAS CITY, Texas (AP) — WHAT HAPPENED? The Coast Guard says a barge carrying about 900,000 gallons of heavy oil collided with a ship Saturday in the Houston Ship Channel, spilling as much as 168,000 gallons into one of the world's busiest waterways. Oil has been detected 12 miles offshore in...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Why the New York Times Poll Is Bogus

    The Arkansas Senate race has been close in virtually every serious poll. The Republican challenger, Tom Cotton, probably had a small lead a month or so ago; after a massive negative assault on him...

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  • Hustle Is Overrated

    The Bryce Harper-Mike Trout showdown is underway and the outcome is, well, inconclusive. In round one Monday night, the Nationals leftfielder walked and went hitless in three at bats while the...

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  • Kennedy’s Question

    We often think of the Constitution as a two-part document: first the original 1787 text, which primarily establishes the government’s structure; and then the amendments, which primarily set...

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