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Groups Band Together to Ban Baseball Tobacco

Posted on · It's major league baseball's opening day and around the country teams will again be part of a great American tradition. Not all of baseball's traditions, though, are thought to be good. As Rod Rice reports there's a concerted effort to ban tobacco use by players, managers, coaches and staff.

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Deadline for Voter Registration Approaches

Posted on · There are about five dozen Harris County entities that will select leaders during the May 14th uniform election. The Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar remind you the deadline for registering to vote is only two weeks away. Rod Rice reports.

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Keep Houston Beautiful Cleanup Underway

Posted on · The "Great American Cleanup" is moving towards "Keep Houston Beautiful" day. The kick-off event is Friday at Allen's Landing but efforts to spruce up the city are already underway and will continue through the end of May. Rod Rice reports.

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Girls Camp Promotes Fire Service Careers

Posted on · Nationally just under 5% of fire fighters are women, but they make up only 2.7% of the Houston Fire Department. As Rod Rice reports — a couple years ago, a group of HFD women decided to be proactive in letting young women know there is a place for them in the fire service.

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Postive News for Jobs and Unemployment

Posted on · The unemployment rates for both the state and the Houston area slipped a bit in February, while the number of jobs went up for both. Rod Rice reports.

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Historians Discuss Texas Textbooks

Posted on · As a bipartisan effort seems to be building to take another look at the social studies textbook controversy adopted by the Texas Board of Education, a group of historians from around the country will take up the topic this week in Houston. Rod Rice reports.

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Houston Slips on List of Energy Efficient Buildings

Posted on · The Environmental Protection Agency has released its list of the cities with the most energy efficient buildings. As Rod Rice reports — Houston is still in the top ten but the competition is fierce.

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Controversial Beach Ruling Gets a 2nd Look

Posted on · When the Texas Supreme Court ruled there was no longer a public beach easement on West Galveston Island all beach restoration efforts there came to a halt. As Rod Rice reports, now that the high court is going to take another look at the case, the Texas General Land Office hopes the decision will be reversed.

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Private Jet Runs Out of Runway at Hobby

Posted on · An early morning accident at Hobby Airport caused minor damage to an airplane. The Federal Aviation Administration says there was also some damage at the airport that will need to be fixed. Rod Rice reports.

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Texas City Pipeline Fixed

Posted on · A gasoline pipeline break last week in Texas City has been repaired. Rod Rice reports that the cleanup effort is still ongoing.