By Dale Robertson, Houston Chronicle Published 11:47 am CST, Friday, November 9, 2018 PHOTOS: The 25-highest paid athletes of all time ATLANTA, GA - JULY 23: Ivo Karlovic of Croatia returns a forehand to Donald Young during the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on July 23, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) >>>See the 25 highest-paid athletes of all time ... less PHOTOS: The 25-highest paid athletes of all time ATLANTA, GA - JULY 23: Ivo Karlovic of Croatia returns a forehand to Donald Young during the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station on July 23, 2018 in ... more Photo: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images 25. Andre Agassi$470 million 25. Andre Agassi $470 million Photo: Associated Press File Photo 24. Evander Holyfield$475 million 24. Evander Holyfield $475 … [Read more...] about Ivo Karlovic headlines Oracle Challenger Series tennis qualifiers at Rice
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Booksellers told me that many of the festival-goers gobbled up current-events titles, which is one way of trying to understand that scary world. Other types of writing had other, powerful lessons on how to cope. "One of the things that we get to do in fiction is that we get to build the worlds that we want to see," explained science fiction author John Scalzi, whose latest is The Consuming Fire.He was bantering in a packed tent early Sunday with Victoria "V.E." Schwab, author of the newly released Vengeful, who said: "We need fiction, because while there are some amazing headlines right now — like 'Girl pulls sword from lake' — there are also a lot of really terrible ones. I think that fiction is empowering."We talk about the escapism of fiction. But it's also about empowerment. It's about writing stories where characters and people who are so often not centered in the narrative, who are not given the agency and the power to rise up and take control … [Read more...] about Is it crazy to look for solace from the news at the Texas Book Festival?
Contentious Mexico train revived as new president comes to office The Mexican Congress is expected to increase its tourism tax on airline tickets to $32 from $25 to help build an on-again, off-again, sometimes controversial, $6 billion-plus tourist train that would connect hot destinations across the Yucatan Peninsula. President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has said he is strongly committed to not only completing but also significantly expanding the tourist train route. The $7 increase was proposed after Lopez Obrador initially set off alarms among tourism suppliers by saying he planned to tap funds raised by the current $25 fee, all of which are earmarked for tourism promotion. WOW Air retrenching? Service to three Midwest cities axed WOW Air’s aggressive expansion into the U.S. Heartland has run into turbulence. The Icelandic budget airline, known for offering one-way fares as low as $99 from the USA to Iceland and Europe, says it will ax service to three Midwestern … [Read more...] about Travel News: October 17, 2018
By Kelli Skye Fadroski | Southern California News Group October 16, 2018 at 11:07 am The line-up for the 13th Annual Stagecoach Country Music Festival set for Friday, April 26-Sunday, April 28, 2019 at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, has been revealed. Festival promoter Goldenvoice announced Tuesday morning that the headliners will include “American Idol” judge and multi-platinum selling superstar Luke Bryan on Friday night, multi award-winning singer-songwriter Sam Hunt on Saturday and two-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year recipient Jason Aldean will close out the party on Sunday. Other performers include Cole Swindell, Luke Combs, Old Dominion, Kane Brown, Cam, Lauren Alaina, Ashley Monroe, Cody Johnson, Danielle Bradbery, Dan Tyminski, Aubrie Sellers, Charley Crockett, Jordan Davis, Lanco, Michael Ray, Parker Milsap, Russell Dickerson, Scotty McCreery, Terri Clark, Whitey Morgan and more. All passes go on sale at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19 at … [Read more...] about Stagecoach 2019: Luke Bryan, Sam Hunt and Jason Aldean will headline; Guy Fieri and Nikki Lane return to curate barbecue and shopping
Nick Talbot, Staff Writer Published 12:30 pm CDT, Monday, October 1, 2018 Spurs’ Malik Rose reacts after scoring during the third quarter in game two of the Western Conference Finals at the SBC Center on May 21, 2003. The Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 119-106. Spurs’ Malik Rose reacts after scoring during the third quarter in game two of the Western Conference Finals at the SBC Center on May 21, 2003. The Spurs beat the Dallas Mavericks 119-106. Photo: Jerry Lara /San Antonio Express-News Spurs’ Malik Rose shoots over the Phoenix Suns’ Amare Stoudemire in the first half at the SBC Center on Dec. 28, 2004. Spurs’ Malik Rose shoots over the Phoenix Suns’ Amare Stoudemire in the first half at the SBC Center on Dec. 28, 2004. Photo: Kin Man Hui /San Antonio Express-News The Spurs’ Malik Rose tries to get … [Read more...] about Former Spur Malik Rose headlines 2019 San Antonio Sports Hall of Game class