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As the Houston Astros prepare for their first league championship series since 2005, superstar pitcher Justin Verlander and his supermodel fiancée, Kate Upton, managed to squeeze in a night on the town, dining at Tiny Boxwoods Wednesday night. Seated on the patio at the charming eatery with her beloved rescue boxer, Harley Upton, at their side, Kate Upton ordered the catch of the day (grouper with coconut rice) while Verlander enjoyed the Black and Blue (buffalo filet, blue cheese risotto, berry balsamic reduction). Both enjoyed a cheese and meat board to start, and chocolate cake for dessert.  Casually dressed, with Verlander wearing a backwards baseball cap, the famous duo...

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For those who feel jilted by the Netflix rate hike, its rival is telling those folks, "Come on home."Hulu said it will offer the first year of the streaming service for $5.99 a month to new customers. Hulu's per-month rate regularly costs $7.99 a month.The rate is being offered for a limited time, according to the service.Coincidentally, Hulu's announcement comes a week after Netflix announced it's raising some of its prices. Hulu is riding the momentum of its Emmy wins for "The Handmaid's Tale" as well as the defection of popular "30 Rock" from Netflix.Shows from ABC, NBC and Fox...

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The upcoming holiday season will be the last one for the iconic Sears store in Midtown. The building at 4201 Main will close in late January. A liquidation sale will start Nov. 10.  The closure is part of Sears' plan to close hundreds of locations nationwide. The company closed about 180 stores this year, and it expects to add an additional 150 to that list by the end of the third quarter.  "This is not an effort solely aimed at cost savings but is part of a strategy we have been executing against as many of our larger stores are too...

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Show more of your Texas pride with the newly released James Avery Whataburger charm.Whataburger is a Texas icon, and while the fast-food restaurant already has several types of apparel and gifts to choose from, this is their first-ever charm."Two Texas icons, Whataburger and James Avery are proud to bring you this new one-of-a-kind sterling silver charm for your collection. Made right here in Texas," it says on the website. It was announced last week on the Red Beard Mantiques Facebook page, bringing a lot of excitement to Whataburger fans across the country."The goal, sell out within the first 48 hours...

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HOUSTON – Taco Bell is reportedly going to open more than 300 new locations around the country but with a much different layout. According to Food & Wine, the plans call for the new locations to be “cantina style.” They won’t have a drive-through but they will serve alcohol. “The majority of the new urban in-line”locations will serve beer, wine, sangria, and Twisted Freezes, aka slushies with tequila, rum, or vodka. Come to think of it, a Cheesy Gordita Crunch with a tequila Twisted Freeze sounds like the perfect pairing,” reports Food & Wine. The stores will open by 2022,...

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