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Firethorne resident Chad Norvell submitted petitions on July 27 to Fort Bend County Emergency Services District No. 4 requesting that the district annex the subdivision with nearly 3,000 homes to provide fire protection
The district requires that an annexation petition have a minimum of 50 signatures. Norvell said he had 80 and added he could have gotten a lot more
The petitions have been turned over…

This week is a bit unique because Dante is in Houston as a member of the San Francisco 49ers, who will practice against the Texans on Wednesday and Thursday before the teams meet in a preseason game Saturday at NRG Stadium.

Texas-born actress, Robin Wright has reportedly married her French boyfriend Clément Giraudet in a small private ceremony on Southeastern France.

As reported on Locke Lord’s InsureReinsure blog, the NAIC adopted a model law for the protection of the data and systems used by the insurance industry, and South Carolina became the first state to enact legislation based on the NAIC model. In doing so, however, the South Carolina legislature created some uncertainty by changing a couple of words.

A Jordanian immigrant was sentenced Tuesday to death for a pair of 2012 "honor killings" that were part of an extensive plot to kill five people, including his daughter, in retribution for her leaving home, converting to Christianity and marrying a Christian
Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, 60, slumped slightly when the verdict was read, but did not react otherwise
The twisted saga that emerged during the trial…

Amid intense competition for playing time in the secondary, two Texas defensive backs have decided to transfer out of the program.

The changes keep coming! In 2018, state legislatures have been active in enacting and amending data breach notification laws. With Alabama’s recent enactment, all 50 states now have data breach notification laws. The following summary highlights recent legislative action on state data breach notification laws, some of which require immediate action for preparedness and compliance

FCC COMMENCES INQUIRY ON ESTABLISHING $100M TELEHEALTH PILOT PROGRAM On August 2, 2018, The Federal Communications Commission has unanimously approved a Notice of Inquiry (“NOI”) to establish a $100-million telehealth pilot program. FCC seeks to identify how the agency can “help advance and support the movement in telehealth towards connected care everywhere and improve access … Continue Reading

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) blazed a cybersecurity trail with its 2017 regulation for the protection of information collected and processed in, and systems used in the operation of, the financial services and insurance industries. The Empire State’s work has already formed the basis for the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ model cybersecurity law, several states’ insurance laws, and similar laws for other industries in other states.

Securing our personal data can be a challenge while traveling. Being away from home and the office sometimes forces us to connect to unknown networks. We’re...

A study of older adults found that long-term exposure to dairy fats wasn’t associated with overall risk of death or death from cardiovascular disease.

Researchers gained insights into how the waste clearing vessels in the brain change as mice age. The results suggests a possible way to combat the cognitive decline seen in aging and age-related diseases.

Drugs that help repair the nerve cell lining that’s damaged in multiple sclerosis were found to target certain enzymes. The finding could help researchers develop new treatments for multiple sclerosis.

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A wide-ranging survey by Building Engines and BOMA International takes stock of the industry’s varied responses to the digital age.

Cetuximab with radiation found to be inferior to standard treatment in HPV-positive oropharyngeal cancer.

Whether banning flavors would eliminate the lure of vaping for teens remains a big question. Some say the Juul brand attracts young vapers with its nicotine-packed products, easily hidden USB size and alluring social media presence.

Piles of mulch are expected to burn for days after they possibly self-combusted at a northwest Harris County recycling site on Monday.

The Financial Task Force (FATF) has recently published a report that looks at the techniques and tools used by professional money launders (PMLs). This is

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee police have shot and killed a 48-year-old man on the city's south side
Police Chief Alfonso Morales says officers were following up Monday afternoon on a suspect who fled from them earlier in the day. Officers conducted a traffic stop, and Morales says the Milwaukee man got out of the vehicle with a gun.
Morales says two officers fired, and the suspect died. No officers were hurt.
Morales says the suspect was wanted on two warrants, for violating probation…

CHICAGO (AP) - A jury has been selected for the trial of a second man charged in the fatal shooting of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities
Hadiya Pendleton was with friends at a park 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from Obama's Chicago home when she was shot in January 2013
On Monday,…

Almost four decades later, McClelland will now oversee Jackson State and nine other schools after being named the new commissioner of the Southwestern Athletic Conference on Monday.

Restaurants seize on the seasonal availability of spicy peppers from Hatch, NM, offering menu items and specials during a brief and very busy green chile window

"The Big Bang Theory" won Choice Comedy TV Show while the Marvel Universe swept a number of movie categories Sunday night at the 20th annual Teen Choice Awards in Hollywood.

MADRID (AP) - An oceanside boardwalk collapsed during a nighttime concert in the Spanish city of Vigo, injuring 313 people, five of them seriously, authorities said Monday
Many young people were on the port's wooden boardwalk when it gave way around midnight Sunday at the closing event of a three-day festival, officials in the northwestern port city said
The wooden boards cracked along a central section,…

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Photo: Carolyn Kipper It’s rare to find genuine historical landmark status and room for 500 of your nearest and dearest in one Houston wedding venue, but The Parador packs both…plus so much more. Just a few reasons why we love this Museum District icon: Architectural Details Galore: With its Mediterranean-style arches and brickwork, Byzantine design Click here to read the rest of this post » [...]Read More...