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2014-05-21 12:20:47

Students at Alief, Houston and Spring Branch Independent School Districts to Receive Kindle Fire Tablets HOUSTON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CITGO Petroleum Corporation and the Harris County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) are proud to announce the second installment of the "Kindling Young Minds" program aimed at boosting attendance at six Houston high schools. Between May 12 and May 23, representatives from CITGO and the Sheriff's office will visit schools in the Alief, Houston and Spring Branch...

2005-11-04 15:21:30

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Police searched in downtown Houston and surrounding areas on Friday for a prisoner who escaped from Harris County Jail a week after he was sentenced to die for two 1998 murders. Charles Victor Thompson, 35, donned civilian clothes and brandished a fake law enforcement identification badge to bluff his way out of the facility in the city center on Thursday and had not been seen since, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Martin said. Martin said police...

2005-11-04 13:21:47

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Police searched in downtown Houston and surrounding areas on Friday for a prisoner who escaped from Harris County Jail a week after he was sentenced to die for two 1998 murders. Charles Victor Thompson, 35, donned civilian clothes and brandished a fake law enforcement identification badge to bluff his way out of the facility in the city center on Thursday and had not been seen since, Harris County Sheriff's Office spokesman John Martin said. Martin said police...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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