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  The City Council elections are well on their way and members are busy as usual. Melissa Noriega, City Council Member At-Large Position #3 is maintaining her positive energy, composure and dedicated momentum during this busy time in an effort to continue serving Houston. The Venture spoke to Noriega and …

  Angel Gonzalez still remembers the day everything changed. He caught transverse myelitis while surfing on his honeymoon. The virus attacked his spine and left Gonzalez paralyzed from the waist down. It caught Gonzalez by surprise and it changed his life forever. “I have always been positive,” Gonzalez said. “I …

  While UT-Austin and Texas A&M have had nationally acclaimed petroleum engineering problems for years, Houston, the energy capital of the world, now has a program of its own at the University of Houston. “Houston is the center of the petroleum industry. It’s only natural that University of Houston students …

    Remember 2009’s Calhoun Lofts debate? You will recall our university’s stance: constructing Calhoun Lofts would serve an influx of students aching to live on campus. Opposers contested – correctly, we now see – that the lofts were an exorbitant expense, that not only would the lofts be partially …

    Being labeled a “blood sport” or “mindlessly violent” would bring any sport down to its knees, any sport but mixed martial arts. From Pride to the UFC to Strikeforce, the MMA world has grown tremendously in the last 15 years. When the sport first emerged on the scene …

  By the end of the third quarter at Robertson Stadium the #19 Houston Cougars were well on their way towards their sixth straight win of the season against the Marshall Thundering Herd. The Cougars were led once again by Heisman hopeful QB Case Keenum, who threw for 376 yards …

In a political atmosphere where the phrases “illegals,” “DREAM Act” and “racial profiling” are constantly thrown at the public, individuals known as Latino Republicans seem unusual to people on both sides of the argument. What exactly drives this group of Latinos, especially younger ones, to gravitate toward a party that …

  The Venture met with Soledad O’Brien while she was in Houston promoting her latest documentary, “Latino in America 2: In Her Corner,” which follows a Houston female boxer on the road to the Olympic trials. O’Brien is an award-winning anchor and special correspondent for CNN. The awards bestowed upon …

    Miembros de la comunidad del área norte de Houston, conocido como el Northside, se sienten ignorados por la policía. Dicen que el crimen ha aumentado y se ha cerrado la única subestación de policía en su vecindario a base de los recortes municipales. La subestación Ana María López …

  Malaria has been one of the world’s biggest killers for as long as records have been kept. With resistance to existing antimalarial drugs on the rise, there is a renewed push to find different ways to fight it. Two University of Houston (UH) engineers have stepped up to the …