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Storm Stories
1 year ago

Storm Stories

Along with our fellow Houstonians, many in our community suffered traumatic losses of homes and property — and benefited from generous acts of volunteerism. Harvey’s challenges continue — and …
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Night Owl: You’re Looking Swell
1 year ago

Night Owl: You’re Looking Swell

With a baton in his right hand, Andy Einhorn ’04 conducts a 23-piece orchestra from a podium underneath the Shubert Theatre stage, as a sold-out Broadway audience revels in …
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Storm Stories: The Home Team
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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