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Houston Libraries Adapt for the Digital Age

Posted on · The Houston Public Library last week announced it’s making available thousands of audiobooks, movies and music titles for free borrowing and streaming online and on mobile devices. It’s a reminder that libraries are much different places today than they once were – or, at least, what we may have once perceived them to be. You […]

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Banned Books Week and Creationism in Texas Schools

Posted on · We have a complex relationship, at times, with what books we use, and how we use them, in public education here in Texas.  We have, at times, been at the center of controversy over the language and information presented in Texas classroom textbooks, most notably in the form of occasional challenges to the teaching of […]

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Homework Without Books?

Posted on · Tomorrow a new law goes into affect that could revolutionize the way students in Texas do their homework. Bill Stamps introduces us to digital textbooks and how they can also save school districts millions.

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Addiction Spares No One

Posted on · There have been many books about addiction, but few from the father's and family's point of view. Renowned journalist David Sheff wrote a powerful piece about his struggle to help his son Nick overcome his methamphetamine addiction. It drew an overwhelming response from readers with a similar experience. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Inspirational Book Sale Goes to Kidney Research

Posted on · Alonzo Mourning has the credentials to make it to the NBA Hall of Fame. The all-star center lead the Miami Heat to an NBA Championship and he won an Olympic gold medal for the United States. But his greatest triumph won't come as a result of his accomplishments on the hardwood. Pat Hernandez has the story.