All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Houston’

Uber Driver Accused of Rape Spent 14 Years in Prison

A Houston Uber driver accused a raping a passenger has a criminal record, and had just been released from prison three years ago, according to reports. 57-year-old Duncan Eric Burton has been arrested and charged with sexual assault after allegedly taking a woman back to his apartment and raping her in January. According to court documents, the last thing the …

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NASA Space Shuttle Carrier Being Reassembled in Houston

For decades the space shuttle program was the crown jewel of NASA’s space initiative. Dozens of astronauts were launched into orbit inside the reusable space shuttles, returning weeks later inside the shuttles, which were designed to glide in for a plane-like landing. After landing, the space shuttles were carried back to Kennedy Space Center on one of two specially-modified Boeing …

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Stiletto-heel Killing: Attack Not Self-Defense

Stiletto-heel killer Ana Trujillo was convicted Tuesday of murdering her boyfriend, University of Houston professor Stefan Andersson. Her attorney insisted that she was trying to defend herself after the couple got into a drunken altercation after a night on the town. The proof they offered was testimony from a nurse that examined Trujillo 2 days after her arrest. She stated …

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Stiletto-Heel Killing: Woman Convicted Of Murder

The Stiletto-heel killing case in Texas has ended in conviction. Anna Trujillo, 45, claimed she was acting in self-defense when she bludgeoned her boyfriend, Stefan Andersson, to death with her shoe after a drunken fight. However, as Andersson, 56, was stabbed in the face and head over two dozen times, the jury thought otherwise. The altercation happened after a night …

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Houston Fire Blazes For Hours Amid Dramatic Rescue

A fire broke out around 12 pm in a 396-unit apartment complex in downtown Houston on Tuesday. The $50 million luxury Axis Apartment project was still under construction in Houston’s Montrose district, and it was completely destroyed. Authorities said it was fueled by gusty winds that turned from a small rooftop fire to a blaze that completely engulfed the large …

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100 Illegal Immigrants Found in House

The Houston Chronicle reports that more than 100 people were found in a “stash house” in the city this week. A stash house is a holding point for illegal immigrants who cross the border into the United States while they await further steps, perhaps meeting up with a relative or getting transportation to wherever they are heading next. The Houston …

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Tracy McGrady May Attempt Baseball Career

It looks like Tracy McGrady may be considering a career in baseball after retiring from the NBA last year. ESPN commentator Jeff Van Gundy set off a swirl of rumors during a telecast of Friday night’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Oklahoma City Thunder. “I think he’s going to play independent league baseball as a pitcher this year,” …

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Houston Astrodome Future Left Up to Voters

Voters in Harris Country, TX decided Tuesday not to raise $217 million to save the Astrodome, by turning it into a multipurpose convention center. The pricy plan involved creating 350,000 square feet by raising the floor to street level and removing the indoor seating, and creating a “New Dome Experience” as described by adding a green space on the outside …

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Astrodome Demolition in the Hands of Houston Voters

When it was constructed in 1965, the Astrodome was nicknamed, “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” At the time, the Astrodome was the world’s first multi-purpose domed stadium. Standing 208 feet tall, and with a roof-span of 642 feet, the 400,000 square foot stadium is still one of the most influential pieces of American architecture. That fact could soon be …

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Students Stabbed; Houston High School in Mourning

This morning at a Houston High School, a 17 year old was stabbed to death. Spring High School is in mourning due to her death. One child was extremely hurt and was sent to the emergency room for a surgery. Another two students suffered minor injuries. Three students are to blame and police think that it was gang related and …

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Bowler’s Perfect Game Snatched Away By Lane Malfunction

A perfect 300 in bowling may be one of the hardest feats in sports. I’m lucky to get one strike every five games, and professional bowlers maybe get two strikes per game. One bowler managed to come incredibly close to a perfect game over the weekend, but victory was taken from him at the last moment. CBS Houston reports that …

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Beer Can House: Houston Home Attracts Attention

It may seem like a work of folk art straight from the Appalachians, but a home in Houston, Texas that is covered in flattened beer cans actually came about because of an aluminum siding craze in the ’70s. Former owner John Milkovisch was well-known for his love of keeping everything, including thousands of beer cans that eventually became decoration for …

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