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Virtual reality 'heroin cave' aimed at helping addicts kick habit

Feb 28 2016

HOUSTON Addicts in a new study at the University of Houston will strap on virtual reality headsets and navigate a "heroin cave" to help them try and kick their addictions.

Houston-area mall evacuated after hoverboard catches fire

Dec 28 2015

HOUSTON A suburban Houston mall was evacuated for nearly an hour on Monday after a hoverboard caught fire inside the sprawling structure, an official said.

Music, digital art intersect in 'Day for Night' festival in Houston

Dec 19 2015

HOUSTON Sound, image and digital art installations collide in Houston this weekend for the Day for Night Festival, which brings together music giants including Kendrick Lamar and visual artists such as Casey Reas.

Music, digital art intersect in 'Day for Night' festival in Houston

Dec 19 2015

HOUSTON Sound, image and digital art installations collide in Houston this weekend for the Day for Night Festival, which brings together music giants including Kendrick Lamar and visual artists such as Casey Reas.

Music, digital art intersect in 'Day for Night' festival in Houston

Dec 19 2015

HOUSTON, Dec 19 Sound, image and digital art installations collide in Houston this weekend for the Day for Night Festival, which brings together music giants including Kendrick Lamar and visual artists such as Casey Reas.

Texas homecoming brings displays of full-frontal corsages

Oct 26 2015

HOUSTON An annual homecoming rite of passage is unfolding in Texas high schools this month with the presentations of heavily ornamented corsages called "mums" that stretch from neck to knees and are festooned with trinkets often weighing several pounds.

In Hurricane Patricia's wake, torrential rains move into Louisiana

Oct 26 2015

HOUSTON Torrential rainstorms battered Louisiana on Sunday, leaving thousands without power, after pounding southeastern Texas as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia converged with a second storm. | Video

In Hurricane Patricia's wake, torrential rains move into Louisiana

Oct 26 2015

HOUSTON Torrential rainstorms battered Louisiana on Sunday, leaving thousands without power, after pounding southeastern Texas as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia converged with a second storm. | Video

In Hurricane Patricia's wake, heavy rains move toward Louisiana

Oct 25 2015

HOUSTON Torrential rains pounded southeastern Texas on Sunday as the remnants of Hurricane Patricia converged with a second storm system, but the area that is home to more than six million people and the center of the U.S. refinery industry sustained little damage. | Video

Heavy rain in Patricia's wake moving toward Louisiana

Oct 25 2015

HOUSTON Fire crews rescued two dozen motorists stranded by high water in Houston as torrential rains pounded southeastern Texas on Sunday, triggered by the meeting of two storm systems, one the remnants of Hurricane Patricia. | Video

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