December 27, 2012 |
HOUSTON - Former President George H.W. Bush has been admitted to the intensive care unit at a Houston hospital "following a series of setbacks including a persistent fever," but he is alert and talking to medical staff, his spokesman said Wednesday. Jim McGrath, Bush's spokesman in Houston, said in a brief e-mail that Bush was admitted to the ICU at Methodist Hospital on Sunday. He said doctors are cautiously optimistic about his treatment and that the former president "remains in guarded condition.
February 12, 2012
Peter Breck, 82, who starred as Barbara Stanwyck's most temperamental son, Nick Barkley, in the popular 1960s Western series The Big Valley , died Monday in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he had lived since the 1980s. Mr. Breck began his acting career shortly after serving in the Navy. He studied drama and English at the University of Houston and began appearing in productions at the Alley Theater in Houston before moving on to the Arena Stage theater in Washington, where Robert Mitchum saw him in George Bernard Shaw's Man of Destiny and offered him a small role in his next film, Thunder Road . Mr. Breck had already made his television debut, in 1956, in an episode of Sheriff of Cochise , which was not a Western but a contemporary police drama.
October 20, 2012
Saturday, 7:30 p.m., BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston. TV: NBC Sports Network. Coaches: Union (10-15-6, 36 points), John Hackworth (8-8-4); Dynamo (13-8-11, 50 points), Dominic Kinnear, 86-61-71 at Houston, 113-75-92 overall. Union on the road: 3-8-4. Dynamo at home: 10-0-6. Goals for: Union, 35, Dynamo, 45. Goals against: Union, 37; Dynamo, 38. Previous meetings: Houston won, 2-1, at home on June 30. The Union won, 3-1, on Sept.
September 27, 1989 |
Today's top 10 list from the home office, as David Letterman might say, is the 10 reasons why it may not be a good idea for Temple to play at Houston this weekend: 10. The Cougars this year have already defeated Nevada-Las Vegas, the alma mater of Randall Cunningham, 69-0. 9. A former coach at Rice University in Houston, Temple coach Jerry Berndt will get a painful reminder that the real estate values are lower down there than up here. 8. The oddsmakers have installed the Owls as a 41-point underdog.
July 30, 2010
Age: 32. Major-league experience: Ten years, all with Houston. How Houston got him: The Astros drafted Oswalt in the 23d round (684th overall) in 1996. All-star selections: Three. Career statistics: He is 143-82 with a 3.24 ERA. 20-win seasons: Oswalt went 20-10 with a 3.49 ERA in 2004 and 20-12 with a 2.94 ERA in 2005. This year: He is 6-12 with a 3.24 ERA. The Astros were shut out in five of his starts. No Cy yet: Oswalt has finished in the top five in the NL's Cy Young Award voting five times.
April 5, 2011
The Phillies are off to a fast start - on the field and in the television ratings. Friday's come-from-behind, 5-4 victory over Houston set an Opening Day rating record, and Sunday's 7-3 win eclipsed previous records for a regular-season telecast. In Nielsen ratings, Friday's game on Channel 17 averaged a 9.9 household rating for 3 hours of play, with a 4.4 rating in adults 25 to 54. Sunday's game on Channel 17 averaged a 14.8 household rating - the highest Phillies rating ever on Channel 17 - and a 32.4 share.
September 29, 2012
Union (8-14-6, 30 points) at Columbus Crew (13-11-6, 45 points). When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Columbus Crew Stadium. TV: The Comcast Network. Coaches: Union, John Hackworth (6-7-4); Crew, Robert Warzycha (60-45-34). Union on the road: 2-7-4; Crew at home: 9-3-2. Goals for: Union, 29; Columbus, 36 Goals against: Union, 33; Columbus, 37. Previous meetings: The teams split two games this year at PPL Park with Columbus winning, 2-1, on Aug. 29 and the Union winning, 1-0, on April 14. Most recent MLS games: The Union beat visiting Houston, 3-1, on Sunday; The Crew lost, 2-1 at Chicago last Saturday.
January 5, 2013 |
HOUSTON - Matt Schaub missed Houston's 2011 playoff run with an injured foot. Now the Texans' quarterback, who starred at West Chester East High School, is healthy and looking forward to his first playoff start Saturday against the Cincinnati Bengals. The wild-card playoff game offers Schaub a chance to redeem himself after he threw two interceptions in last week's loss to Indianapolis, which kept Houston from getting a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
January 2, 2013 |
The Cleveland Indians have agreed to terms with free-agent righthander Brett Myers on a one-year contract. Myers, who pitched for Houston and the Chicago White Sox last season, will get a chance to win a spot in Cleveland's starting rotation. His deal with the Indians includes a club option for 2014. It will not be finalized until he passes a physical. Myers went 3-4 with a 3.14 ERA in 35 relief appearances with the White Sox, who acquired him in a July trade with the Astros.
January 22, 2012 |
The typical house-hunter likely would have avoided the wooden "shack" on Jefferson Street in Belmont Hills. After all, its former owners had to leave the main structure to use the bathroom or the kitchen. But Shep Houston is not the typical real estate client. She's an experienced architect with a trained eye for finding potential in a building or a site, specializing in renovations and additions to existing houses. "I had been looking for three years, and as soon as I saw the 180-degree view of the Schuylkill River and Roxborough and Manayunk from the small louvered window in the back of the house, I knew I wanted the house," Houston says.