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HOUSTON | Company says gas leak caused explosion at Houston-area plant

HOUSTON (AP) — Officials say a gas leak caused an explosion and brief flash fire at a chemical plant near Houston, resulting in non-life threatening injuries to nearly two dozen workers. Kurary America says in a news release that ethylene escaping from a safety valve caught fire Saturday at the company’s EVAL plan in Pasadena … Continue reading HOUSTON | Company says gas leak caused explosion at Houston-area plant

HOUSTON | 20 hurt, 1 missing after blast at Texas chemical plant

HOUSTON (AP) — Authorities say an explosion and fire at a chemical plant near Houston injured 20 people and left one missing. Television station KHOU reports that the blast happened Saturday morning at the Kuraray America Eval factory in Pasadena. The local fire marshal says 20 people were hurt and one is missing. The extent … Continue reading HOUSTON | 20 hurt, 1 missing after blast at Texas chemical plant

HOUSTON | Houston teams; athletes offer support after school shooting

HOUSTON (AP) — Rockets star Chris Paul is among many in the Houston sports world offering condolences to the families affected by an area school shooting that left 10 people dead. Paul says: “It’s tough, man. It’s scary that that’s become the norm here. We’ve got to do something about it.” The shooting in Santa … Continue reading HOUSTON | Houston teams; athletes offer support after school shooting

HOUSTON | Rockets rout Warriors 127-105 to tie series at 1-all

HOUSTON — James Harden and Eric Gordon each scored 27 points to lead a balanced attack and the Houston Rockets routed the Golden State Warriors 127-105 on Wednesday night to even the Western Conference finals at one game apiece. The Rockets didn’t trail after the first quarter and led by double digits for most of … Continue reading HOUSTON | Rockets rout Warriors 127-105 to tie series at 1-all

HOUSTON Hamilton cast performs for George H.W. Bush in his office

HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush says “history never sounded so powerful.” The touring company of the Tony-winning musical “Hamilton” gave the Republican a special performance in his Houston office on Tuesday. Bush tweeted it was a “complete joy to welcome the ‘HamFam.’” The 93-year-old says he’ll never forget it. “Hamilton” creator Lin-Manuel … Continue reading HOUSTON Hamilton cast performs for George H.W. Bush in his office

HOUSTON | Rockets have much to improve heading into Game 2 vs Warriors

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have plenty of things to fix after squandering their coveted home-court advantage in the Western Conference finals. Tops on their list: limiting turnovers, eliminating open 3s and making things tougher on the Golden State Warriors — particularly Kevin Durant. “Kevin Durant and (Stephen) Curry, they’re good. So they’re going … Continue reading HOUSTON | Rockets have much to improve heading into Game 2 vs Warriors