One point all candidates agree on is a desire for council members to behave and get along. But that doesn’t seem likely in an election in which accusations are as thick as oak trees on Main Street and definite factions exist.
In tonight’s contest between the Clear Springs Chargers (7-1, 5-0 in District 24-6A) and Friendswood Mustangs (6-1, 4-1) there will be much more on the line than claims to a favorite local landmark.
Preview of Friday's high school football action including games involving Texas City and Ball High with playoff implications.
(NewsUSA) - These days, there are a several ways to get your company's message out -- if you have the dollars to pay for it. The problem is that small, niche companies need the same exposure (if not more) than the Fortune 500 companies, but are hamstrung by limited resources.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - There are few topics that cause as much heated debate and passion as sports -- especially football. And in this digital age, mobile technology only enables such zeal -- which is probably why sports apps are arguably one of the most popular ways to keep up with a beloved team, as well as help diehard football fans decide who will win a matchup on any given Sunday.
(BPT) - “What’s your favorite scary movie?”
(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) - 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)—National Cyber Security Awareness Month—held annually in October—is the ideal time for every family to STOP. THINK. CONNECT™. That's the mantra for this year's annual campaign designed to remind you about cyber security and encourage vigilance when it comes to the way we act and share our lives online. Computer security company Sophos shares these simple tips for getting protected now and staying secure when online holiday shopping "clicks in."
(NAPSI)—A recent study from Office Broker found that the average office worker spends around 16 hours in meetings each week. Over a year, this translates into more than a month at the conference table. While meetings can be a great way to gather and provide team input and updates, chances are, much of your co-workers’ time—and your own—could be used more effectively.
(BPT) - Your Facebook profile is a representation of you on the Web. It’s where you connect with friends, learn the latest news and find the best reviews of the restaurants and products you enjoy every day. You use your Facebook profile all the time, so you want to make sure the information you display on Facebook remains as safe and secure as possible.
(BPT) - It seems more and more of us are “cutting the cord” these days, moving away from hard-wired connections to cable TV, internet service and more. The freedom to go wireless offers options that we couldn’t have imagined just five or 10 years ago — you can stream movies on your phone while sitting in the backyard, or do a Google search as you wait in line at the grocery store.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Biotech stocks tend to have their ups and downs among the investment community. However, the biotech industry is enjoying a shot in the arm with news of biologics flooding the wires.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Although many Americans save their photographs on their phones and/or computers, it isn't the best way to store your cherished memories. It's time to start preserving your memories with high-quality prints that will last for generations.
(BPT) - More than 57 million people will play fantasy sports this year, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association (FSTA). With fantasy football season underway, you need to make sure your game face is on and your line-up is set. If you have a team this season, or this is your first year playing, here are some tips for scoring a successful season:
(BPT) - There was a time when only a few could afford a large screen television. The resolution was clunky, the sound poor and the cost high. But over the past decade, technology has advanced so remarkably fast that today a 60-inch television with unbelievably crisp resolution is within many people’s budget.
(BPT) - Just a decade or two ago, home automation was still something of a novelty. Some homeowners might have had programmable thermostats in their homes, but many probably hadn’t thought of automating things like window coverings. Moreover, they likely viewed any home automation they did have as a convenience. Today, home automation is becoming an essential efficiency-enhancing element in many homes.
(NewsUSA) - Sponsored News - Florida has long been known as the gateway to space and key location for trade with South America, but the state's advanced manufacturing industry is growing and companies around the globe are taking notice.
(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) - 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.
(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.