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The Asian Roots Of Umami – The ‘Fifth’ Taste Central To Thanksgiving Fare

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:00:19 +0000

Just as there is a history to the Thanksgiving menu, so too, there is a history to the holiday’s primary taste: umami.

What The First Thanksgiving Dinner Actually Looked Like

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 18:00:51 +0000

Few of our present-day traditions resemble what happened almost 400 years ago, and there’s only one original account of the feast.

How To Bridge The Political Divide At The Holiday Dinner Table

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:00:08 +0000

We are living in our own “bubble” or echo chamber that differing views cannot penetrate. To correct the problem, many are calling for people to reach out, to talk and above all, to listen.

No, Turkey Doesn’t Make You Sleepy – But It May Bring More Trust To Your Thanksgiving Table

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:00:46 +0000

Where turkey is being eaten, there is inevitably talk of tryptophan – a naturally occurring chemical found in turkey and other foods.

A Star-Studded Celebration

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 15:00:32 +0000

On Thanksgiving, to open the 91 st edition of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a host of stars will be showcased “ Dancing in the Streets ” at various locations across the country in anticipation of the big Parade.

Deciding At What Age To Give A Kid A Smartphone

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:00:43 +0000

A nonprofit focused on kids and technology, says rather than considering the age of a child, focus on maturity

Texas Community Colleges May Soon Credit Apprenticeships

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:00:00 +0000

Texas Workforce Commission wants to eliminate shortage of middle-skilled workers

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Engines of Our Ingenuity 3150: Officiating Technology

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:01:45 +0000

Episode: 3150 Can Technology Replace Sports Officiating?  Today, kill the umpire!

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How To Apologize For Sexual Harassment (Hint: It Takes More Than ‘Sorry’)

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 23:23:43 +0000

Psychologist Harriet Lerner says apologies shouldn't ask for forgiveness, and they don't even have to say sorry. It's more important to give an "an emotionally packed corroboration" of what happened

If The Developing World Can Go Solar, Maybe Puerto Rico Can Too

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:51:38 +0000

With most of the island still without electricity, some Puerto Ricans are hoping to follow the example of developing world countries — and turn to the sun for power

This Thanksgiving, Carve Out Time To Talk About End-Of-Life Wishes

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:47:44 +0000

Turkey dinner with a side dish of death isn't everyone's idea of a festive meal. But end-of-life planning advocates say the holidays are an ideal time to have these conversations with family members

Armando Walle Will Run For Re-Election To Texas House Of Representatives

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:35:20 +0000

He exits the race to succeed U.S. Congressman Gene Green, who recently announced he will not seek re-election for the 29th Congressional District

Judge Strikes Down Texas Ban On Common Abortion Procedure

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:17:54 +0000

A federal district judge handed a victory to abortion rights groups Wednesday when he struck down part of a Texas law curbing access to the most common second-trimester abortion procedure, called dilation and evacuation

Texas Researchers Find Harmful Bacteria In Groundwater Near Natural Gas Wells

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:08:25 +0000

The research found bacteria can be "quite prevalent" in groundwater already contaminated with various chemicals

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Why Does The Price Of Turkeys Fall Just Before Thanksgiving?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:00:14 +0000

A few days before everyone starts cooking, whole turkeys are suddenly discounted by supermarkets and grocery stores.

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton Apologizes For Graphic Online Photo

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:58:04 +0000

U.S. Rep. Joe Barton, R-Ennis, released a statement Wednesday apologizing for a graphic nude photo of him that circulated on social media earlier this week. He announced his re-election bid earlier this month

Prairie View A&M Marching Storm Performs In NYC

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:47:41 +0000

The band has been in New York City since Monday preparing for the celebration

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Will The ‘Digital Oilfield’ Still Need Roughnecks?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:37:10 +0000

Industry insiders say the work might change, but companies will still need the people

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HCTRA Warns Constables Will Be Watching Toll Roads Closely During Thanksgiving Holiday

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:19:46 +0000

The Harris County Toll Road Authority says the travel forecast anticipates record numbers

The Alley Theatre Returns Home For The Holidays With “A Christmas Carol”

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 21:07:08 +0000

Flood damage from Harvey forced the company to open its season at the University of Houston. But the Alley is bouncing back and presents its annual holiday production back home on its own Hubbard Stage

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Campaign Encourages To Support Houston’s Businesses And Cultural Organizations

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:50:23 +0000

The City and the private sector are partnering in the 'Choose Local' initiative

Five Things To Know About The Push To Rethink American High School

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:40:02 +0000

News 88.7's Laura Isensee spoke with one advocate at the forefront of that push, former West Virginia Gov. Bob Wise

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Health Care System Fails Many Transgender Americans

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:16:40 +0000

Nearly a third of transgender people responding to an NPR poll say they have no regular access to health care. Very few medical offices are prepared to care for people who have transitioned

Most Texans Don’t Save Enough For Retirement Because They Don’t Have Access To Plans

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:06:56 +0000

Employers find it too "costly to provide workers with a retirement plan and face barriers to offering employees retirement at work," expert said

For The 1 In 5 North Texas Kids In Poverty, It’s Harder To Get To The Doctor, Succeed In School

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:01:43 +0000

The Beyond ABC report only looks at the well-being of children in parts of North Texas, specifically six counties: Dallas, Collin, Denton, Cooke, Grayson and Fannin

5 Thanksgiving Sides And A Pie For $15 At 99 Cents Only Stores

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:00:23 +0000

Need something last minute? 99 Cents Only Stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day from 7am - 5pm for all of your last-minute Thanksgiving needs.

When You Should Leave For Thanksgiving And Head Back Home This Holiday To Avoid Traffic

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:53:32 +0000

For some, Thanksgiving means a perfectly trimmed turkey. For others it means travel

With Immigration Hot, Here’s A Republican And Democrat Backing Dream Legislation

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:47:05 +0000

“They are Americans except they’re not U.S. citizens because their parents came here without permission when they were minor children," said Rep. Joe Barton

Houston’s Charitable Feeding Restrictions See New Legal Challenge

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:36:54 +0000

A religious challenge to the ordinance may land it in the Texas Supreme Court

WATCH: Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:20:24 +0000

Ernie Manouse talks with shoppers 24 hours before America's favorite dinner

Analysis: Can Texas Politicians Police Themselves?

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:10:38 +0000

It’s not going to be any easier to police sexual harassment in the Texas Capitol than it is to police ethics violations; the difference, at the moment, is that lawmakers have spent more time regulating ethical transgressions

On Thanksgiving, Family Hurt By Harvey Counts Its Blessings

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 18:07:58 +0000

George Dorsey usually hosts a large Thanksgiving dinner for family but is making other arrangements this year as he continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey

Houston’s 2017 Thanksgiving Parade Aims To Be Celebration Of City’s Strength After Harvey

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:41:10 +0000

Native Houstonian and Grey’s Anatomy’s star Chandra Wilson will be the grand marshal

Houston 2nd In New Home Construction

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:35:54 +0000

 “This past quarter we drove 1,478 new home subdivisions across the Houston area, and only 17 of them did we document any flood damage,” says Lawrence Dean regional director for Metrostudy in Houston

New Allegations Against Charlie Rose Emerge From Women At CBS News

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:16:14 +0000

Veteran news host Rose's firing at CBS makes him the latest in a string of prominent journalists felled abruptly by accusations of sexual misconduct

Thomas Rhett To Perform At Cowboys Game On Thanksgiving Day

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:00:00 +0000

Rhett will lead Thursday's nationally televised halftime show at AT&T Stadium in Arlington to help kick off The Salvation Army's annual Red Kettle Campaign.

Olympic Gymnastics Ex-Doctor Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:50:53 +0000

Nasser, a sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University, pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison

WATCH Thanksgiving Ideas 3: Chef Kaiser Lashkari From Himalaya Restaurant Makes Grilled Fish Masala

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:27:04 +0000

An iconic Houston chef recommends this recipe for your Thanksgiving meal

UPDATE: FCC’s Pai: ‘Heavy-Handed’ Net Neutrality Rules Are Stifling The Internet

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:21:56 +0000

The FCC will vote Dec. 14 on a plan to undo rules that prevent Internet providers from blocking or slowing websites and apps. The plan would require broadband providers to disclose their practices

Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein Supervises Mueller Probe But He’s Also A Witness

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:20:18 +0000

As the special counsel investigation into Russian election interference intensifies, legal experts and Justice Department veterans puzzle over why the deputy attorney general is overseeing the probe