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Boulle to Debut at Spa with Rinaldi Racing

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Nick Boulle of de Boulle Diamond & Jewelry, will be part of the Rinaldi Racing’s lineup in their #488 Ferrari GT3 race car. The 24-hour endurance race is part of the SRO Blancpain Endurance Cup that features four classes – Pro, Pro-Am, Am and National Cup. Nick recently came in 8th place finish in class at the Le Mans 24 Hour and is excited about his next race.  Keep Reading

Trading One Spotlight for Another: From Miss Texas USA to Texas’ Sweetheart and Astros Fiancée

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You’ve probably heard of Daniella Rodriguez: from her trickling first pitch before an Astros game last August or from Carlos Correa’s momentous proposal after winning the World Series. Despite retiring from her pageant life after winning Miss Texas USA in 2016, Rodriguez has stepped into the spotlight once again. Not only is she more than willing to laugh at herself, as she did after her botched pitch at the Astros game — showing off that endearing pageant attitude Texas fell in love with — but her list of talents makes it easy to see how Correa could fall head over cleats for this Mexican-American sweetheart.

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Texas’ de Boulle is Taking on France’s Le Mans Race

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Former Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona Champion, Nick Boulle— of de Boulle, an independent fine jeweler here in Houston and Dallas, is part of Jackie Chan DC Racing’s lineup for next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans. The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the world’s oldest active sports car race for endurance racing and is held annually since 1923 near Le Mans, France.

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Astros Circling in on Extension with Jose Altuve

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The Houston Astros are keeping their brightest star around a little bit longer. 2017 AL MVP Jose Altuve has agreed to a record-setting five-year contract extension, per a report from Brian McTaggart of The Astros have not yet confirmed the report.

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Giveaway Time: Highlights of the 2018 Astros Promotional Calendar

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Major League Baseball’s Opening Day is less than three weeks away, and Houston is already abuzz about the Astros. Minute Maid Park will be a hot destination all summer long as the team mounts its World Series title defense. Lucky for us, the folks at the ballpark have made celebrating the ‘Stros easy this summer—by stuffing their schedule with fun promotions and unique giveaways. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites below. Plan your trip to the old ball game this summer around this fun collection hats, shirts, bobbleheads, and more.

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The Top 5 Things to Love About Houston

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On this day of love, we celebrate not only the special people in our lives, but also the beautiful city in which we make some of our best memories. Houston is a stunning place—a sprawling giant with distinct and memorable corners. It is Space City, where we celebrate the next frontier. It is Bayou City, which sometimes floods but always comes back stronger than ever. It is Clutch City. It is Astros City. It is the city we call home, and the city we’re so proud to welcome you to.

There are so many reasons to love Houston—here are our favorite few:

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Astros Acquire RHP Gerrit Cole from Pittsburgh Pirates

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A week’s worth of rumors came to an end on Saturday evening when the Houston Astros officially announced their acquisition of right-handed starting pitcher Gerrit Cole from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Offseason Notes: Keuchel, Bullpen, Ohtani, Stanton, Fiers

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While most of Houston is still reveling in the Astros’ thrilling World Series victory, the major league front office is hard at work looking for ways to improve an already-dominant roster. Expect a flurry of activity next week, as baseball’s annual Winter Meetings kick off in Lake Buena Vista, Florida—it’s traditionally one of the busiest weeks of the offseason, and the Astros  have a few things on their holiday shopping list.

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Jose Altuve: Unlikely Superstar, Deserving 2017 MVP

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Jose Altuve first put on an Astros uniform as a 17-year-old playing in the Venezuelan Summer League ten years ago. He’d recently persuaded Astros personnel to tender him a professional contract despite concerns over his diminutive frame. The second baseman stands just 5’6”, about eight inches below the MLB average. The Astros handed him a check for $15,000—a drop in the ocean of their budget for international prospects—and silently hoped for a growth spurt. Altuve, perhaps playing with a chip on his shoulder, batted .343 in 64 games that summer.

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History Earned: The Astros Are World Champions

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Four years ago, the Houston Astros lost 111 games and finished a staggering 45 games out of first place. That’s a long hill to climb, but Houston knew it was in good hands. The team had recently hired Jeff Luhnow as general manager, and his blueprint for building a supertanker of a franchise included some lean years. The payoff, Luhnow said, would be worth the wait.

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