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Houston Mayor Announces Support to "Free Hobby"

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The Honorable Mayor of Houston, Annise Parker announced her support of Southwest Airlines' (NYSE: LUV) proposal to construct a new five-gate international facility at William P. Hobby Airport (HOU).  Earlier this year, Southwest asked the City of Houston for permission to look into the construction of a five-gate international facility. The plan is to fly to destinations such as Mexico, the Caribbean and cities in Central and South America. 

New Grocer Announces Expansion in Houston

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The Houston area’s already competitive grocery market is getting even more so.  Discount grocer Aldi plans to open 30 stores in the next three years, the company said last week.

At least 10 are set to open in spring next year.  No-frills Aldi stores carry produce, meats and other items at low prices.

“Aldi is probably the lowest-priced grocer in the country,” said David Livingston, a grocery analyst at Waukesha, Wis.-based DJL Research.

The Best Big Cities for Jobs 2012

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Throughout the brutal recession, one metropolitan area floated serenely above the carnage: Washington, D.C. Buoyed by government spending, the local economy expanded 17% from 2007 to 2012. But for the first time in four years, the capital region has fallen out of the top 15 big cities in our annual survey of the best places for jobs, dropping to 16th place from fifth last year.

City of Houston Offers Adult Sport Leagues

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Do you want the excitement of a little competition? Are you sick of staying active with the same old gym routine? Do you want a fun way to make new friends across Houston?

The City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department holds organized adult sports leagues at parks across the city year-round. These are affordable to participate in and you can choose from a wide selection of your favorite sports.

Activities that currently have open registration during the Spring and Summer sessions are softball, basketball, kickball, and volleyball.

Alamo Drafthouse to Show Free Outdoor Family Film Series

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“Hey you guys!” 

Attention all Goonies, Ghostbusters, and Willy Wonka lovers! A free outdoor family movie series begins Friday, April 27 and runs through June.

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and Whole Foods Market team up to show classic movies the whole family will enjoy. Every other Friday starting around dusk, a movie will be shown at the Montrose Whole Foods parking lot.

The movie series lineup is:

Friday, April 27: The Goonies

Friday, May 11: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

Friday, May 25: The Neverending Story

Museum Marks Titanic’s 100th Anniversary with Ship's Artifacts

This weekend marks the 100th anniversary of the most famous maritime tragedy in history- when the RMS Titanic struck an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean and sank to the seabed, ending more than 1,500 lives. The saga of the Titanic has captured the world’s imagination since that day.

Mark the anniversary by viewing hundreds of artifacts retrieved from the ship itself at Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Houston Museum of Natural Science running now through September 3.

Houston Ranks #1 City in the US for Relocation

And the population just keeps on growing: Houston is ranked the No. 1 destination for relocation in the United States for the third year in a row, according to a report by U-Haul International Inc.

Is it our mild winters? Our proximity to the coast? Our world-renowned arts?

Or just the job market, which is growing faster than any other metropolitan area. More than 94,700 jobs were added in Houston alone between January 2011 and January 2012.

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