Lion

The Houston Zoo is on Santa’s nice list for the 95th year! The big guy came early to the Houston Zoo and delivered an even bigger guy – a 400-pound male lion, the zoo announced Tuesday, Dec. 12. Guests can see three-year-old Hasani most mornings in the lion habitat. While he's currently getting to know the three lionesses, they'll be alternating time in the yard until they are all better acquainted.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — for me, anyway. Not the Christmas holidays, but the annual Oscar ceremony coming up this Sunday, Feb. 26, on ABC beginning at 6 p.m. Year after year, I hang in there through the bloated three-hour-plus running time filled with superfluous silliness while celebrities in their designer gowns and tuxedos suck up to one another as the precious gold statuettes are doled out.

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Lion

Oscar nominees continue to come and go from local theaters, and the latest one, “Lion,” is a great film.

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