The jail's population is likely to swell as a fight between county commissioners and judges heads toward more legal action.
Two county rivals move on from thinking about “what ifs” to focusing on “what now” as the Texas City Stings (1-3, 0-1 in District 23-5A) host the Santa Fe Indians (2-2, 0-1) tonight.
Preview of Friday's countywide high school football games including Clear Creek-Clear Brook, Clear Falls-Friendswood, and Ball High's matchup with state-ranked Manvel.
The schooner America, a replica of the fabled racing yacht that coined the phrase America's Cup, will visit Galveston late next month.
(BPT) - Camping is a getaway, a break from the chaos and a chance to be in nature for that fresh fall air.
(NAPSI)—On October 5th, 4-H and flying drones will excite more than 100,000 kids about science in the nation’s largest youth-led engineering challenge.
(StatePoint) Modern technology presents today’s parents with new challenges. One big issue: getting kids and teens to take better care of pricey tech gear. Let’s be honest, parents also can get careless sometimes with mobile devices.
(NewsUSA) - One of the greatest challenges to long-term space travel is the inherent difficulty in delivering supplies to the astronauts. However, the advent of 3D printing technology allows astronauts to create many useful items, such as emergency tools, onsite while serving on the International Space Station (ISS).
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Florida is no stranger to the entertainment industry. After all, it's home to the most visited theme parks on Earth. What people may not know is that the Sunshine State's entertainment expertise is also used to train our nation's military.
(BPT) - Technology evolves and improves seemingly every time you blink. From apps to virtual reality and voice assistants to robots, technology affords us the ability to make life easier so we can enjoy what matters most to us. And when it comes to managing finances, digitizing your life can actually have a bonus effect on your wallet.
(NAPSI)—There is no doubt that internet access and digital literacy skills are fundamental to success in today’s world. These are essential tools that help kids connect to homework and educational resources, assist parents in their search for better jobs, and allow everyone to be more connected to what’s going on in the world. And, although according to the Census Bureau, three in four American households subscribe to the internet, the rest, including lower-income families, do not—but that’s being remedied.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It seems as if there is nothing a smartphone can't do these days. It can get you where you want to go (most of the time), you can make reservations at your favorite restaurant, and now you can use it to detect whether your home is leaking energy or water.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - If only we could keep our kids in a bubble, insulated from the atrocities the world would inflict on them. Along with the normal worries any parent has for his or her child, you can add child identity theft to the list as well.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Half a century ago, a pacemaker was the size of a hockey puck. Today, it's smaller than a AAA battery. New pioneering technologies are on the horizon thanks to the continued commitment for improved medical care.
Ensure that everyone in your household downloads the free FEMA app.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Telemedicine -- the ability to access a physician or other health care provider remotely -- is becoming an integral part of health care, and an attractive option for many patients looking not only for medical expertise, but for convenience and cost savings as well.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It was bound to happen sooner or later: the desk phone, once an icon in any office, is now officially on its deathbed.
(StatePoint) Small businesses employ half of the private sector in the US and create two out of three new jobs, according to the Small Business Administration. While the 28 million small businesses nationwide serve as an important economic engine of this country, keeping one surviving and thriving can be particularly challenging.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Much has been made about protecting your digital footprint lately. (Thank you, Apple and the FBI, for bringing this issue center stage). And, according to tech experts who follow such trends, it would seem that many people are starting to pay attention -- especially when it comes to protecting their children's privacy using encrypted communications.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Since the first U.S. moon landing in 1969, we have been fascinated with the mystery of space. Fast forward to 2016, when we're celebrating the 5th-year anniversary since NASA launched JUNO and the August 19 ULA Delta IV launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
(NAPSI)—Good news for powersports enthusiasts: Infotainment features from the auto industry are now being customized for off-road! The new enhanced riding experience connects drivers not only to their vehicle, but to their passengers, other drivers, and friends and family back home.
(BPT) - You don’t need an expert to tell you: America is hooked on the internet. Just try to think of the last day you didn’t use the web in some way.
(BPT) - Doctors hate seeing patients suffering from chronic pain, and not just because their instinct is immediately to want to help their patients to feel better. One of the primary challenges doctors confront is that even though chronic pain is common, it can be extremely difficult to diagnose and treat. The condition can be debilitating for patients and frustrating for the doctors trying to help them.
(BPT) - There's no arguing grandparents have special relationships with their grandchildren. Whether they are a couple hours' drive away or a flight across the country, distance doesn't dissolve this bond.
(BPT) - For most teens, high school is an exciting time for those sweet, first tastes of independence: first dates, first cars, first paychecks.
(NAPSI)—There are few things more exciting than taking a vacation. Throughout the year, tens of millions of Americans will hop on planes or jump in cars to leave the stress and pressure of everyday life behind.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Historically, specialty businesses had limited ability to expand beyond their immediate geographic region. However, current technology allows such businesses to promote themselves to a larger audience. Touch Up Teak is one example of how successful online investment partnerships can grow a business.
(BPT) - If time travelers were to have shown up in 1995 with tales of a future in which record stores, movie theaters, encyclopedias and a talking robot all fit in your pocket, people would probably have thought they were out of their minds. Fast forward two decades. Now the days of brick-sized mobile phones, obtrusive antennas and the ability to only text are distant memories — and the subject of laughable memes that millennials share as a representation of “ancient history.” The future no one could have imagined, thanks to the smartphone, is here and it's awesome. So awesome, we literally can't live without this life-changing, “life-saving” device.
(BPT) - It’s clear that mobile devices impact how Americans navigate everyday life. Many even admit that in an average day, they interact with their smartphone more than anyone. Mobile is also changing the way Americans manage their finances, as more are turning to mobile banking and digital payments than ever before. Learn more about current trends among mobile users in the infographic below.
(BPT) - When asked what kind of upgrades homeowners would like to make in their home, most have a similar wish list that includes features like marble or granite counter tops, an open concept kitchen, a remodeled bathroom and a deck.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Despite constant news cycles of rampant data security breaches occurring everywhere from Fortune 500 companies to brand name retailers, and now, more alarmingly, to healthcare organizations, it seems that most people still have a laissez-faire attitude about encryption and protecting their personal information.
(BPT) - Today’s high school and college students rely on technology for a lot more than entertainment and socializing; their devices are vital for their academic success. With the right tech in hand, young adults are primed to work and study more efficiently.
(BPT) - Many Americans are avid sports fans, and technology has made it easier than ever for them to enjoy their favorite sporting events in the comfort of their own home. From annual events like January’s Big Game and month-long college basketball tournaments, to international competitions that draw athletes and audiences from around the world, Americans love to gather together to celebrate their favorite sporting events.
(BPT) - The evolution of American families and their changing lifestyles is a popular topic these days. As family dynamics and lifestyles morph, they drive a change in home design. Aside from the enduring presence of a TV and seating, today’s living room looks and functions very differently from living rooms of just a few decades ago.
(NAPSI)—All businesspersons—whether their workspace is on the kitchen table or in a glass and steel high-rise—are likely looking for ways to improve efficiencies and save money. Discovering, developing and applying new ways to get the most out of time, energy and resources (all of which are needed) is the goal of any enterprise.
(NewsUSA) - That contractors routinely overbill governments at the expense of taxpayers may come as no surprise. That these overbillings likely total hundreds of billions of dollars should shock and infuriate us all.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Much has been made about encryption and why it's important to keeping your information safe. Yet, even after massive data breaches at major corporations (that you most likely frequent or have a connection to), it still remains one of those items that never quite seems to make it off your to-do list.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Florida has always been known for its white-sand beaches and palm trees. Now, however, the Sunshine State is being recognized as the next high-tech corridor for modeling, simulation and training (MS&T).
(NAPSI)—Whether your child is just entering elementary school or looking at senior year of college, the right equipment can help make things go more smoothly. You may care to contemplate this checklist of important stuff to have to at every level:
(BPT) - Smartphones can do just about anything these days — from tracking your sleep, to controlling your electricity and streaming television. Now, thanks to an app developed by EMD Serono, Inc., the North America biopharmaceutical business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, smartphones can also give patients the ability to verify the authenticity of the serial number on all EMD Serono medications by scanning the two dimensional barcode on the package.
(BPT) - We all love the convenience of modern cellphones. They’re so much more than just phones — they’ve become our cameras, calendars, mailboxes, entertainment consoles and internet browsers.
(BPT) - The Wright Brothers knew they were going to crash, yet tried to fly anyway. Unlike their competitors, the former bicycle mechanics brought extra parts to the sand dunes to make onsite repairs and reduce cycle time. Their creative courage resulted in not just a new product (the aircraft), but also a process for failing quickly, learning fast and outpacing their competition.
(NAPSI)—Software developer Niantic’s new mobile app Pokémon GO has made history as the most played mobile game in the United States to date, according to TechCrunch. SurveyMonkey found that the app boasts more than 21 million actively daily users, who log nearly 35 minutes a day catching augmented reality monsters by visiting real-world location. Nearly all users want to become Pokémon masters, often overlooking the dangers of “catching ‘em all” during the process.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - "Go for the Gold" will be the mantra echoed around the globe as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, or the 2016 Summer Olympics, as we refer to them here in the U.S, gets underway this summer. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, will play host to a record number of countries participating in a record number of sports. More than 10,500 athletes from 207 countries will "go for the gold," looking to make World Records and beat their personal best along the way.
(NAPSI)—Video is excellent for breaking down barriers and connecting people from all around the world. But just as you can make a cultural gaffe in person, you can mess up with a camera. Bad video can be worse than no video.
(BPT) - It’s no secret that there are countless challenges facing today’s family-owned businesses. In fact, less than one-third of family businesses successfully migrate from first to second generation ownership. Another 50 percent never survive the transition from second to third generation, according to Forbes.
(StatePoint) From the price of household goods to the quantity and quality of jobs available, international trade impacts your daily life in more ways than you may realize. Supporters of new trade agreements say they include important and unexpected measures that do everything from preserving the environment to supporting high tech innovation.
(StatePoint) High speed internet access improves lives, and has a positive impact on the economy, education and healthcare, according to recently released research.
(NewsUSA) - When it comes to telecommunications, experts agree that Africa is the new "it" continent for growth. If you're a little rusty on exactly what telecom means, it translates to big bucks for companies like Belgium-based Artilium PLC, which provide software solutions for data and wireless companies that want to help Africa get better connected.
(BPT) - Technology has influenced virtually every aspect of our lives. Arguably one of the biggest areas of change is in health care. From advanced surgical tools to early disease testing, every day new technology emerges in an effort to help people stay healthy and live longer. Wearable technology now puts information directly in the hands of the patient, helping people do everything from tracking steps to counting calories. Now, smartphone apps are getting even smarter, allowing physicians, patients and their loved ones if they choose, in-depth access to important health information in just a few finger taps.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - It is one of those items on your perpetual to-do list that never seems to quite get done. You mean to, but encrypting your personal information to keep it safe, seems to fall hopelessly into that chasm between, "I'll do it later," and "Surely, it'll never happen to me."
(BPT) - Think sales numbers trump customer service? Think again. Research shows companies focused on providing a superior experience across the customer journey realized a 20 percent increase in customer satisfaction and 10-15 percent increase in revenue. Furthermore, 45 percent of people will abandon an online transaction if their questions or concerns are not addressed quickly. And perhaps the most shocking of all: It costs six to seven times more to attract a new customer than to retain an existing customer.