A Galveston County Probate Court Judge Monday postponed a hearing on who will receive the body of a 6-year-old Texas City boy, pending an ongoing investigation in the case.
Administrative Law Judge Fernando Rodriguez sided with CenterPoint’s Oct. 15, 2015 appeal of League City’s ordinance that requires all new construction to have underground utilities.
Describing the days since Wednesday’s announcement that he will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall Fame as a whirlwind, former Houston Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell remained in a state of somewhat disbelief about his new status as a baseball immortal.
Image this: It’s 2037, and some Galvestonians are looking through the files of The Daily News, trying to figure out what their grandparents were doing in 2017 to make the city better.
If you’re not familiar with the term “fast break” in basketball, it’s when the offense moves the ball up the court as quick as possible to score before the other team’s defense can set up. This is usually done with one or two passes.
As we reflect over this past year, can you count the number of times you’ve failed? Of course not, because you should be failing at something every day.
One of the first self-learned behaviors as an infant is walking. Of course, none of us can remember, but if you’re a parent, you’ve witnessed your own child experiencing the struggles.
Have you ever noticed that when a sports team is having consecutive losses people want key players fired? I hear people saying, “that lousy bum isn’t worth all that money.”
Most sports that use a ball for play will have an out-of-bounds line. Typically, within these sports, the ball is turned over to the opponent for going out-of-bounds.
When my son Dylan was playing basketball, I would gauge his performance on two statistical factors. The first factor: how many fouls did he commit?
Not only in sports, if I wanted to dictate my life, then I needed to get off the sidelines and pursue happiness and success to live the life I wanted.
If you’re not familiar with the red zone in football, it’s an opportunity to score from the opponent’s 20-yard line into the end zone. All football teams have a strategy within the red zone because the playing field becomes much smaller.
Most business meetings take place in conference rooms, golf courses and nice restaurants. Recently, I sat down with two gentlemen who business plan while training in the gym.
We all have multiple battles we deal with each day. The most common battles are maintaining a job for financial security, relationships with spouses or partners, improving a healthy lifestyle or combating life threatening illnesses — just to name a few.
My sister Karen Tepera Franklin is a very successful business woman in the apartment management industry. Each year, Karen hosts an annual conference she created called WAM — Women’s Asset Managers.
Recently, I was a guest speaker to a group of high school seniors. One student asked me my thoughts of why people become addicted to junk food.
Recently, I was listening to a radio interview with Troy Aikman, Hall of Famer and former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Aikman was asked about his former wide receiver Michael Irvin. His response was how Irvin can turn an average practice into a great one with his enthusiasm and work ethic.
As a batter in baseball, there’s not a more compelling hit than a walk-off home run. I’ve never accomplished that, but it has to be the most amazing feeling to know you’ve won the game with one powerful hit.
It’s easy to look over our lives and regret the things we’ve done. But really, we should be regretting the things we didn’t do.
Every one of us has goals or life experiences we would like to accomplish. But for some reason, we continue to give excuses that keep us from pursuing them. What are you waiting for?
Through the years, there have been many people asking me for advice with diets, exercise and stress relief. I typically guide them in the proper direction, according to their situation.
We’ve all heard the expression, “Is the glass half full or half empty?” I read once from a positive thinker that you should not look at it that way and just keep filling the glass. Now if you really think about it, that’s a powerful statement.
As parents, one of the best lessons we can teach our children is to get back up after being knocked down. These lessons will be needed throughout their whole lives.
Have you ever noticed obese parents typically have obese children? How about athletic parents raising children athletes?
Recently, my daughter Daylyn tried out and made the freshman high school volleyball team. Daylyn explained to me how there’s such a big difference in skills between the varsity players compared to the subvarsity teams.
Each morning, we wake to a full day of choices. Every thought and every action is based on a series of choices.
We all have strengths and weaknesses in every category of life. This includes job experience, relationships, spiritual, self-confidence, diets and habits.
We all carry different levels and types of demons within ourselves. We know our personal flaws, some of which are very destructive to our daily lives and those around us.
As young kids, we all learned to give excuses for not being able to accomplish something. It was typically due to keep from getting in trouble with parents.
I have two typical teenagers who constantly pick on each other. Yes, my 17 year-old son Dylan and 15 year-old daughter Daylyn are amazing kids, but they enjoy getting under each other’s skin.
It is almost rare for me to write an article on the results from a new product on the market. Most of the time, I only give an impression from a first experience. I felt compelled to let you in on this treatment.
I’m sure everyone has some form of stress in their lives. The only difference is how we deal with it. It’s so easy to let our minds get overwhelmed and give ourselves different levels of depression.
At an early age, I instilled in my children to own their own businesses and create a brand that makes people’s lives better. When you’ve accomplished this, then you’ve succeeded.
Probably, the most challenging component of losing weight is getting our diets in order. Americans are bombarded with fast-food marketing, large food portions and unlimited buffets.
Well, Memorial Day weekend has past and it’s the official start of seasonal hot Texas weather.
If you’re on a mission to lose fat weight, then today is the heaviest you’ll be.
Since summer hasn’t officially started, it may seem odd to be making plans for January, but anyone hoping to run in either the Chevron Houston Marathon or the Aramco Houston Half Marathon needs to be laying the groundwork now.
One of my very best friends is 69-year-old former body builder Mike Rebescher. Recently, I had breakfast with Mike and asked if there’s a correlation to his success in business and years as a body builder.
I’ve explained to my daughter Daylyn that if she would just take one more step, all of her daily tasks would be completed. It’s amazing how the extra step would make all the difference, something that could be applied to all aspects in our lives.
The key component to reaching your goals is momentum. Once you’ve gained momentum, everything gets easier.
Recently, I had an inspiring conversation with a young lady named Maricruz Diaz. She had a slight accent, so I asked to share her story. At first, Maricruz was a little reluctant but proceeded to amaze me.
Maybe now’s the time to separate yourself from the average person. Be the silent leader by changing diet, exercise and lifestyle.
Recently, an ex-body builder and good friend of mine told me about a new treatment called cryotherapy and how it helped him and his wife feel amazingly better.
How many times have you played or watched a sporting event in which one play turned the game around?
How much more productive and powerful would we be if we took on March Madness mentality?
We all go through different phases and chapters throughout our journey of life. What chapter are you experiencing today compared to yesteryears?
Uh oh, it’s spring break week, and you just realized that you’re not swimsuit ready. I’m sure there are plenty of you wishing you would have stuck with the New Year’s resolution to lose weight.
Several years ago, my son Dylan and I were watching a Little League baseball game. The game was in the bottom of the ninth inning with two outs and the score tied. The batter hit the ball into right field and the outfielder let the ball roll between his legs.
So, I’m writing my first screen play based on a true story from my soccer coaching experience. As I’m finishing the story line, it made me realize, as we go through life, we are all writing our own movie.
We all love to hear compliments from others. It typically inspires and motivates us to elevate ourselves with the tasks at hand.
Typically we all have areas in our lives that need improving. We can make a choice to take action or no action. Whatever the results become, it’s from your decision.
Remember when we were kids with dreams of becoming movie stars, rock stars and professional athletes? But as we became older, the real world came crumbling down and our dreams faded away.
When you hit the field, there’s no boys and girls, just a bunch of determined athletes.
Mentally fast-forward your life 10 years. What, where and how do you want to vision your life? Why not start making those positive and better choices now? Re-evaluate your entire adult life and start mending those bad decisions.
Having a strong wingman will help elevate your skill set. In my day, it was Scottie Pippin with Michael Jordon and John Stockton with Karl Malone. One of today’s most known wingmen is Klay Thompson with Stephen Curry.
I’ve had many conversations with people encouraging them to climb their own mountains. You must create the drive and desire to better your life through hard work and determination. Keeping this consistency will build a strong foundation as you climb the mountain of life.
We all face challenging situations in our everyday lives. Sometimes, we feel like we’re getting beat up and want to drop our heads and give up. Don’t let your opponents or situations know they are defeating you.
I’m sure almost everyone has their list for 2016 resolutions. Most of us share the same typical resolutions of better diets, increasing exercise frequency, improving income, and the most popular — quitting bad habits.
Oh yes, it’s Christmas holiday time and Santa’s bringing gifts with cheer.
We are all familiar with the 2-minute warning in the game of football. It’s when there’s only 2 minutes left on the game clock in the second and fourth quarter.
One of the characteristics needed to be successful is having a short memory.