August 22nd, 2011

NEWScoop: A Jobless Tale, Explosive Music, the Headless Horseman, Dirty Talk, and School

There and Back Again, A Jobless Tale
The Texas Unemployment Rate hits a 24-year high, reaching all the way back to the oil troubles of the 1980’s. The rest of Middle-Earth’s problems have indeed hit the Shire. Visit OfftheKuff for more on this story.

From Inversion to Explosion
The sculptor responsible for “Inversion” is busy finishing his latest project, called the “5th Ward Jam”—a celebration of the 5th Ward’s musical heritage. The house features a fully functional stage, with an opening concert tentatively set for October 1st. Look familiar? Visit SwampLot for more on this story.

The Headless Horseman, The Years After Ichabod
After years of terrorizing those foolish enough to be out past sundown, the Horseman has had to adapt his unique skill set to that of security. With the recession, people have had bigger fears than flaming pumpkins. Business cut off. Now, the only souls unlucky enough to find themselves in his path will be those of a thieving nature. “Pay’s good.” Visit ABC13 for more on this story.

Galveston Talks Dirty, Wants You for a Special Date
It’s that time of year again, time for the Adopt-A-Beach Fall Cleanup . Visit GalvestonDaily for more on this story.

School Starts, Malls and Pools Brace for Summer Bubble Bust
As the new school year starts for most of Houston’s children, local businesses try to gauge the impact their absence will have on revenue. Snow cone makers, lifeguards, and arcade technicians will soon find themselves irrelevant. Visit MyFoxHouston for more on this story.

Paul / Richard

— The Loop Scoop


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