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HOUSTON | Gurriel homers twice as Astros punch playoff ticket

HOUSTON  — Yuli Gurriel hit a grand slam and a two-run homer on his way to a career-high seven RBIs, and the Houston Astros clinched a postseason berth by routing the Los Angeles Angels 11-3 on Friday night. George Springer added a three-run shot in the eighth for the Astros, who are still looking to … Continue reading HOUSTON | Gurriel homers twice as Astros punch playoff ticket

HOUSTON | Ivanka Trump tours NASA center in Houston, calls space crew

HOUSTON  — Ivanka Trump made a telephone call to the International Space Station and spoke to the crew while touring NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Trump, who is an adviser to her father, President Donald Trump, talked to the space station crew whose members are flying 250 miles (402 kilometers) above the Earth’s surface. She also … Continue reading HOUSTON | Ivanka Trump tours NASA center in Houston, calls space crew

HOUSTON | $2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas

HOUSTON— A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused in the killing of at least four women and of injuring a fifth who managed to escape. Juan David Ortiz, 35, was being held in Laredo on four counts of murder along with charges of aggravated assault with a … Continue reading HOUSTON | $2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas

Ryan Van Wagenen and Growth in Energy Private Equity Based in Texas

Ryan Van Wagenen – Ryan Van Wagenen notes that there is a significant growth in energy private equity in Texas. There are many private equity firms throughout the state. In fact, Orion Energy Partners LP, a private equity company based in New York recently announced the opening of their first office in Texas. Just a … Continue reading Ryan Van Wagenen and Growth in Energy Private Equity Based in Texas

LEADING OFF: Bregman streaking, Angels hopeful about Ohtani

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ASCENDING ASTRO Alex Bregman has homered in three straight games for Houston, part of his surge since making the All-Star team. The third baseman has reached base safely in 31 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the majors, and looks to extend the string at … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Bregman streaking, Angels hopeful about Ohtani

LEADING OFF: Cubs ride clutch rookie, Fiers on fire

Cubs rookie David Bote tries to keep his sensational rookie season rolling in a game against Cincinnati. Bote walked off Chicago with a 10th-inning homer Friday, his second game-ending shot this month. The 25-year-old didn’t get much hype as a prospect, but he’s finding the spotlight regularly in the majors, with each of his five … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Cubs ride clutch rookie, Fiers on fire

ANAHEIM | Trout returns to Angels lineup following death in family

ANAHEIM — Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is back in the lineup for the first time since the death of his brother-in-law. Trout was starting Friday night at home against Houston. The two-time AL MVP is hitting .309 with 30 home runs and 60 RBIs, and leads the majors with a .459 on-base percentage. … Continue reading ANAHEIM | Trout returns to Angels lineup following death in family

HOUSTON | Doctor convicted of sexual assault of patient gets probation

HOUSTON  — A former Houston doctor convicted of sexually assaulting a patient while she was tethered to machines and receiving treatment for asthma won’t serve any prison time and will instead serve 10 years’ probation. The punishment has surprised defense attorneys, disappointed law enforcement and raised concerns from a victims advocacy group, the Houston Chronicle … Continue reading HOUSTON | Doctor convicted of sexual assault of patient gets probation