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Storm Stories: The Home Team
6 months ago

Storm Stories: The Home Team

Long before the last case of bottled water disappeared from the shelves of every grocery store in Houston, Rice staff members were deep into storm prep mode. Grounds personnel …
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Storm Stories: In the Eye of the Hurricane
6 months ago

Storm Stories: In the Eye of the Hurricane

In 2007, former Texas legislator Ed Emmett ’71 was appointed county judge of Harris County — the most populous county in Texas and now the third-largest county in the …
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Storm Stories: The Volunteers
6 months ago

Storm Stories: The Volunteers

Rachel Mooers pulled her viola to her chin and nodded to harpist Caitlin Mehrtens before launching into the soothing notes of “Ave Maria.” About three dozen attentive listeners nodded and …
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Storm Stories: After the Deluge
6 months ago

Storm Stories: After the Deluge

Even as Hurricane Harvey hung over Houston, collecting the warming waters of the Gulf of Mexico and converting them into the 51 inches of rain that flooded neighborhoods as …
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Storm Stories: Special Delivery
7 months ago

Storm Stories: Special Delivery

After the first wave of Harvey flooding receded, the news reported that dams on the west side of town could overflow and cause additional flooding. While our Westbury neighborhood home …
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Storm Stories: The Meal Brigade
7 months ago

Storm Stories: The Meal Brigade

Matthew Wettergreen ’08 watched the flooding from Hurricane Harvey through binoculars from the 23rd story of the Midtown Houston apartment building he shares with his wife, event management consultant Claudia …
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Georgia’s Legacy
11 months ago

Georgia’s Legacy

The farmers market near Richmond and Eastside is a magical place on Saturday mornings. Shoppers wander from booth to booth, tempted by carrots just plucked from the dirt, beets …
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Undercover Eater
11 months ago

Undercover Eater

Alison Cook doesn’t make reservations. When the award-winning restaurant critic needs to book a table in advance, she lets her dining companions make reservations in their own names — …
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Rice’s Food (R)evolution
11 months ago

Rice’s Food (R)evolution

Twenty years ago, Rice dining manager Julie Bogar was sitting in her office when the phone rang and a voice said: “Julie, the pies are on Main Street.” A …
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Eating Italian, Family Style
11 months ago

Eating Italian, Family Style

Going out with Frankie B. Mandola ’69 could be an arduous task for those who knew him well.

“When you walked down the street with him or entered …
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