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Travel Tips For The Holidays

Posted on · As the holiday travel week begins, the Houston airports are seeing an increase in travelers. More than 1.5 million passengers are expected to pass through George Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports over 13 days. To avoid delays and frustrations, travelers should follow some basic tips.

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UH Geologists: Northwest ‘Burbs Still Sinking

Posted on · Parts of northwestern Harris County are sinking at an unusual rate. Geologists at the University of Houston published a study that found that some points in Jersey Village are subsiding by over two inches a year. Florian Martin took a closer look at the issue.

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Churches Find New Ways to ‘Clean Up’ Halloween

Posted on · While some Christian denominations observe All Saints Day on November 1st, not all of them are comfortable with how most people in this country celebrate the night before. This is because the custom of dressing up as ghosts and witches is seen by some as a pagan tradition celebrating death, incompatible with the Christian faith. Florian Martin spoke with Christians and a religious studies professor about the relationship between Halloween, All Saints Day and Christianity.

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Nonprofits Work Together In New Program

Posted on · United Way of Greater Houston started its Thrive initiative in September 2008. The program bundles together different non-profit agencies to help low-income families with children become financially independent. Two years later, the organization presents its first results. Florian Martin has this report.

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Universal Breakfast Works Best In Classrooms

Posted on · An increasing number of school districts in the greater Houston area are providing universal breakfasts for students. Although it is free for all kids regardless of family income, the majority of students opt not to take advantage of the complimentary meal. But this changes in schools that offer breakfast in the classroom. Florian Martin has more.

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Mixed Opinions About Houston’s Smoking Ban On Three-Year Anniversary

Posted on · It has been three years since the smoking ban for public places in the city of Houston was implemented. The ordinance was meant to protect non-smokers and in particular employees working in bars and restaurants. Florian Martin spoke to people in Houston to find out what they think about the ban three years after taking effect.