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Sculptor's tragic death, best sushi restaurants and new Sugar Land eatery lead this week's top stories

Sculptor's tragic death and best sushi spots top this week's stories

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Noted sculptor Jesus Morales was killed in a traffic accident. Photo courtesy of PDNB Gallery
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Sitting at Kata Robata's sushi counter for an omakase tasting with Manabu Horiuchi is one of Houston's best dining experiences. Courtesy photo
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General managers Dave Parsons, left, and Joe Biro of The Ginger Mule Tonics & Meals in Sugar Land. Photo by Eric Sandler
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Houston has the second most overvalued housing market in that nation, says Forbes, where prices have risen a whopping 43 percent. Courtesy of planetgordon.com
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You need to make $60,520 a year in Houston to afford an apartment without a roommate in Houston. BrunchNews.com
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Editor’s note: It's time to recap the most popular stories on CultureMap from this past week:

1. Jesús Moroles, creator of beloved Houston granite sculpture, is killed in auto accident. Fans of the renowned Texas-born sculptor, whose granite Houston Police Officers Memorial in Buffalo Bayou Park is one of the city's most revered works of art, were shocked and saddened to hear of his death.

2. Houston's 10 best sushi restaurants: One stands above the rest, but lots of fine choices abound. Food editor Eric Sandler compiled a comprehensive list of Houston's stand-out spots for sushi, so let the debate begin.

3. Duo figures out what Sugar Land wants: Restaurant and cocktail bar rolled into one looks like another winner. The Ginger Mule Tonics & Meals, host to craft cocktails and hearty comfort food, is the newest addition to Sugar Land Town Square from two restaurateurs who have been successful in the Houston suburb.

4. Houston declared the second most overvalued housing market in the U.S., but is it a bubble? The Bayou City is an overvalued housing market in the U.S. this year, surpassed by only one Texas city, according to a new report from Forbes.

5. Want to rent a nice apartment in Houston? Then you need to make this much money. To afford living alone in a median-priced apartment  in Houston takes a lot of money, but not as much as some other cities.