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Meet Duncan — The New Baby Elephant at the Houston Zoo

Posted on · We learn about Duncan, the new baby elephant born this month at the Houston Zoo. Duncan was born around 2:15 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 7, to mother Shanti. He’s a 385-pound Asian elephant. This is Shanti’s fourth baby, zoo staffers say. Martina Stevens, the Houston Zoo’s elephant manager, describes the birth process and how Duncan’s adjusting […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, July 12, 2013

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week here in Texas. In politics, Governor Perry’s announced he will not seek another term in office. In a second special session, the Texas House has passed a bill limiting abortion. Here in Houston, we await the official arrival of NBA star Dwight Howard, as the newest Houston Rocket. And there’s a new planned theme park […]