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July 2017

Injuries Mounting For Astros

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For the first half of the year, it was the pitching staff.

Now it’s the hitters’ turn.

The Astros roster has taken a hit lately, as a rash of ill-timed injuries has felled a number of key cogs in the Houston offense. The onslaught started last week, when 22-year-old shortstop wunderkind Carlos Correa ripped through a ligament in his left thumb while taking a mighty swing. Correa’s expected to miss six to eight weeks. It’s a tough blow, but we wrote at the time that the Astros were well-positioned to cover their star’s extended absence.

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Arms Race

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With just over a week to go until the Major League Baseball trade deadline, a growing consensus is emerging: The best team in baseball will get even better. Sources around the industry are buzzing with reports that the Houston Astros are aggressively pursuing pitching upgrades.

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Could Correa Injury Prompt Astros To Add Bat?

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The Houston Astros were dealt a grievous blow this week, as MVP candidate Carlos Correa hit the disabled list after tearing a ligament in his left thumb. Keen readers may remember that Correa injured the same thumb sliding into home on a close play in Atlanta earlier this month. The Astros had hoped that simple rest could cure the problem; now they’ll be without Correa’s superstar services for six to eight weeks.

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Paint the Revolution: Mexican Modernism, 1910–1950

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The most comprehensive compilation of Mexican modern art in the United States in 70 years has landed in Space City, bringing with it masterpieces by Frida Kahlo, Jose Clemente Orozco, Diego Rivera, and many more.

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Who Will The Astros Add At The Trade Deadline?

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Welcome to the second half of baseball. The All-Star Game has come and gone (the AL won on a thrilling home run by Seattle’s Robinson Cano), and teams across the league have their sights set on the July 31 trade deadline as they look to upgrade their units for a postseason run or sell off stars in return for minor league talent.

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Viennoiserie and Luscious Pastries at Common Bond Café

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On a busy corner in Montrose sits Common Bond Café, a slice of heaven for everything from espresso to delicate pastries. The interior is industrial chic, paired with gorgeous natural light and wood accents. Common Bond’s offerings range the gamut, but all of it is fresh and prepped by noteworthy chefs. The perfect word for this place? Tempting.

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Nineteen, Sixty

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The first half of the 2017 baseball season is in the books – and it was one for the books. In splitting a four-game seesaw series against the Blue Jays in Toronto, the Houston Astros secured their sixtieth win of the first half. Only five other teams in the Wild Card era have matched that accomplishment.

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The Stunning Rienzi House Museum

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In the heart of the historic River Oaks neighborhood, down a long, wooded drive, sits a single-story 1950s home on a 4-acre property. Rienzi was designed in 1952 by John Staub, who is considered one of Houston’s most impactful residential architects. The house was opened to the public in 1999 and serves as a museum of European decorative arts, with a collection that spans from noteworthy paintings to rare porcelain and lush furnishings.

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