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Firefighter Captain “Iron Bill” Dowling Still Inspires Even as Others Rally to Help Him

Nearly two years ago the Houston Fire Department suffered one of it’s worst tragedies with the loss of four firefighters in the Southwest Inn fire. Sole survivor Captain Bill Dowling has continued to recover though with the aid of many of his professional colleagues and charity efforts. Like a song recently inspired by his story.
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Match Day Marks Great Start to Many Medical Careers

With two medical schools in Houston (Baylor College of Medicine, and UT-Health Science Center) and another nearby in Galveston (UT-Medical Branch), the annual tradition of Match Day is always exciting. And this year was no exception.
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Houston med students celebrate on Match Day (Houston Chronicle)

Refugees from Syria Talk About War and Starting Over in Houston

With the unrest in Syria entering its 5th year, many refugees are starting to move beyond the region. This includes many who are coming to the US and the Houston area. (Video: KTRK 13 News)

U.S. Has Taken In 335 Syrian Refugees Out of 3.8 Million (Daily Beast)