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Come for the vanilla latte. Stay to find someone who can help you haul that fallen tree from your yard.

As people in the Houston area struggle with widespread power outages and shortages of necessities days after Hurricane Ike, some are finding comfort, information and community at coffee shops that have managed to reopen.

Java was flowing Wednesday at nearly half of the Houston area's 150 Starbucks locations. Perhaps just as welcome to weary residents: So were ideas about how they could give or receive a helping hand. Read full article »

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